Spring 2011 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Bryan P. Arant

Physics/ Computer Science

Professor Manoj Kaplinghat

Constraints on \Lambda CDM and Decaying Dark Matter Cosmologies

Cameron S. Bader

Biological Sciences

Professor David Camerini

Characterization of HIV Protease from Rare Viremic Non-Progressors

Kelly L. Block


Professor Roxane C. Silver

Adolescents with Cancer and their Parents: Perceptions of Support and Quality of Life

Britney Brown

Dance/ Arts and Humanites

Professor Lisa Naugle

Dance Improvisation and Choreography Intensive

Anna Bui

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Szu-Wen Wang

Expression and Analysis of Truncated Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Andrew J. Cabrera

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances M. Leslie

The Effect of Serotonin (5-HT1a) Receptor Activation on the Developing Dopamine System During Adolescence

Vincent Douglas L. Cagonot

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Evaluating the individual and combinational effects of Rosa damascena and Resveratrol on the Sirtuin Pathway and Aging in Drosophila melanogaster

Brittany J. Chew

Public Health Sciences

Professor Adam Martiny

Presence of Marine Fungi in Aquatic Environments

Tania Choudhary

Biological Sciences/ Spanish

Professor Steven Wechsler

Generating a Herpes Simplex Virus LAT sRNA-1 deletion Mutant

Jennifer Condas

Art History

Professor John Wiener

The Ultimate Tastemakers: How Women Revolutionized The New York Art World through Philanthropy, Promotion and Personal Collecting

Marko A. Cristal

History/ Asian American Stuides Minor, Education Minor

Professor Christine Balance

The Evolution of Dance Crews in Southern California and its Influence on the Filipino-American Experience

Stephanie M. Danielson

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

The Effects of Environment vs. Evolutionary History on Seed Size in the Endemic Hawaiian Genus Schiedea

Angelina S. Dayfallah

Political Science/ Conflict Resolution Minor

Professor Daniel Wehrenfennig

The Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process

Zixin Deng

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Gultekin Gulsen

Improving In vivo Diffuse Optical Tomography using MR Dixon Imaging

Aylin Dermenci


Professor Gary Richardson

Board Structure and the Performance of Corporations

Kathleen L. Dooley

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

Demonstration of Gap Junction Formation on Novel Co-Culture Platforms

Que-Huong T. Duong

Biological Sciences

Professor Mark Fisher

Role of PDE4B in LPS-induced Blood–brain barrier (BBB) Disruption

Wesley T. Fuhrman


Professor Alexander L. Chernyshev

Antiferromagnetic Spin Waves Under External Magnetic Field: Zero-Point Energy, Frustration, and Magnon Lifetime