Spring 2013 Grant Recipients - (M-S)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Dandan Ma

Biological Sciences

Professor Anshu Agrawal

Dendritic Cells from Aged Subjects are Impaired in their Capacity to Generate T Regulatory Cells and Maintain Tolerance

Bassel Malek

Chemical Engineering/ Biomedical engineering minor

Professor Jered B. Haun

Molecular Detection of Prostate Cancer Using a Dual MR-Optical Imaging Probe With Activatable Fluorescence

Akhila V. Marella

Business Economics

Professor Gary Richardson

Endogenous and Exogenous Variances: A Study of Small Town Bank Survival during the Great Depression

Aleksandar Metulev

Chemical Engineering/ Materials Science

Professor Ali Mohraz

Fabrication of a Microfluidic Device for the Characterization of Particle Charge in Non-polar Colloidal Suspensions

Jennifer J. Moore


Professor Julia Lupton

Encouraging or Inhibiting?: The Rise of eBooks in the Children’s Book Publishing Industry

Steven A. Muawad

Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Christopher C. Hughes

Using a Three-Dimensional Tissue Culture Assay to Screen for Potential Inhibitors of Angiogenesis

Alejandro Muro

Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Ana E. Rosas

"Queerying" Chicana/o Activism

Erfan Nazeri

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Using Optical Coherence Tomography Technique to Investigate the Remineralization Effect of the Xylitol

Huy long D. Ngo

Chemistry/ Biomedical engineering

Professor Eric O. Potma

FTIR Study of Hydrated Cellulose

MinhThao T. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Xianzhi Jiang
Professor Steven Wechsler

Constructing a Herpes Simplex Virus McKrae strain Mutant for Visualization and Tracking of the V22 Tegument Protein in Living Cells

Jennifer A. Nguyen

Public Health Sciences

Professor Eugenia Lo

Molecular Epidemiology in Western Kenyan Highland and Lowland Regions

Christine T. Pham

Biological Sciences

Professor Hirohito Ichii
Professor Madeleine V. Pahl

Analyzing the Effects of the Anti-oxidative, Anti-inflammatory Drug, Dimethyl Fumarate, in the Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Tam C. Phan

Biological Sciences

Professor Emiliana Borrelli

Revealing Distinct Functions of Dopamine 2 Receptor Isoforms in Response to Cocaine

Hyung Phouasalit

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot Hui

Optogenetic Control of MyoD Activation in Order to Regulate Stem Cell Myogenetic Differentiation

Miah Pollack

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The UV-Protective Action of Rhodiola rosea in Human Keratinocytes

Christina A. Rowley


Professor Sabrina E. B. Schuck

Characteristics of Children in a Multi-Modal Laboratory School

Merna E. Salama

Chemical Engineering/ minor: materials science

Professor Jesse Angle
Professor Martha Mecartney

Synthesis and Characterization of LaCrAl11O19 (Magnetoplumbite) Through Solid State Reaction

Kasra Shahhosseini

Religious Studies

Professor Jack Miles

Prophet Muhammad: A Victim of Child Sexual Abuse?

Nancy J. Shen

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Peter Kaiser

Identification of Genes Involved in S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) Metabolism and Signaling Through a Yeast Genetic Screen

Christopher H. Shum

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor An H. Do
Professor Zoran Nenadic

A Low-Cost EEG and Evoked Potentials System for Brain Lesion Localization

Soo Song

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered B. Haun

The Effects of The Size and Shape of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles on Nanoparticle Adhesion Dynamics

Ernesto D. Sosa

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Wendy F. Liu

Inhibition of Macrophage Activation With Immunomodulating Protein Coating on Biomaterials