Spring 2012 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name



Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Daniel S. Grant

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Professor Timothy J. Rupert

Processing of Nanostructured Metals with Improved Failure Resistance

Cyla E. Grisso


Professor Lisa Naugle

Research Improvisation and Choreography Workshops in Italy and Spain

Daniel V. Ho

Biological Sciences

Professor Jefferson Y. Chan

Expression of Nrf1 is Regulated by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System by Forming a Negative Feedback Loop with Herp

Victoria T. Ho

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Elliot E. Hui

Mathematical Modeling of Cell Behavior Verified Through 3-D Geometric Culture

Martin Hsu

Biological Sciences

Professor Dritan Agalliu

Visualizing Transcytosis at the Blood-Brain Barrier in Healthy Transgenic Mice

Michelle Hwang

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot E. Hui

Implementation of Digital Logic in Microfluidic Serial Dilution

Caitlyn E. Hwe

Biological Sciences

Professor David Gardiner

Comparison of Opposing Positional Information in Axolotl and Mouse Limb Bud ECM

Jason Jia

Biological Sciences

Professor Dongbao Chen

Estrogen Regulation of Hydrogen Sulfide Biosynthesis in Uterine Artery Endothelial Cells

Patrick Kahn

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Michelle Khine

Shrink-Induced Fluorescence Enhancement for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Akanksha Kandhari

Biological Sciences

Professor Anshu Agrawal

To Determine Whether and How Increased Activation of Aged Dendritic Cells Affects the Function of Lung Epithelial Cells

Hannah M. Kang

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Peter H. Ditto

Cultural Difference in Moral Judgments

Sonia Kaushal

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

Size-Selective Filtration Device for High-Throughput Study of Aging in C. elegans

Rana N. Khoury

Biological Sciences

Professor Dana W . Aswad

Does a Deficiency in the Protein Repair Enzyme PIMT Lead to Aggregation of Neuronal Proteins?

Colin M. Kincaid

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot E. Hui

Optogenetic Control of Stem Cell Differentiation

Jennifer Komissarenko

Political Science/ History

Professor Patrick Morgan
Professor Caesar Sereseres

Land Rights and Terrorism: An Analysis of the Growing Threat of Mapuche Indigenous Tribes to the United States, Chile, and Argentina

Zhenzhi Li

Biological Sciences

Professor Yi-Hong Zhou

EP-20's Role of Downregulating EGFRvIII

Alexandra M. Lossada


Professor Richard Godden

“They Had Devoured Parts of Him:” Desire, Violence, and Reading Black and White Bodies in Tennessee Williams’s Suddenly Last Summer and “Desire and the Black Masseur”