Spring 2013 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Diego S. Tabares

Biological Sciences

Professor Zhi-Ling Guo

Electroacupuncture Activated Pathway from Caudal Ventrolateral Medulla to Rostral Ventrolateral Medulla

Kenneth E. Teeter

Civil Engineering/ Global Sustainability Minor

Professor Robert Solomon
Professor Farzin Zareian

Sustainable, Low-Impact Housing in the Salton Sea

Ashley V. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Marcelo Wood

The Role of BAF53b Subdomain II in Long-term Memory Formation

Truc T. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Francesco Tombola

Membrane Stretch Modulates hHv1 Voltage-gated Proton Channel Activity

Stephanie T. Tran


Professor James S. Nowick

Use of Ion Mobility Spectrometry to Determine Structural Information of Non-Aggregating Beta Sheet Mimics on an Atomic Level

Roger Tu

Biological Sciences

Professor Michelle Khine

Evaluation of TeSR™-E8™ Cell Medium for Engineered Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture

Brittany C. Uribe

Biological Sciences

Professor Jaime Landman

Office-based Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Renal Mass Biopsy

Mauricio Velasco-Delgado

Biological Sciences

Professor Adriana D. Briscoe

Molecular Evolution of Lepidopteran Eyes

Kevin Vu

Physics/ Mathematics

Professor Kieron Burke

Investigation of Machine Learning Methods and Their Application to Density Functional Theory and Various Test Functionals

Verna Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Melanie Cocco

Characterization of Nogo delta 20 the Neurite Growth Inhibitor

Yijiao Wang

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Simulated Capillaries for Blood Rheology Study – Constriction and Relaxation of Circular PDMS Microchannels through Hydraulic Pressure Actuation

Christine S. Wang

Biological Sciences

Professor Lbachir BenMohamed

Binding of Potential CD8+ T Cell Epitopes Selected from Viral Teguments 11/12 & 13/14 with HLA-A*0201 Molecules Expressed on the B X T Hybrid Cell (T2) Line Membrane

Andra S. Whipple


Professor Joel Veenstra

Whipsical Web Series

Bryan J. Xie

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Jennifer A. Prescher

Profiling Host Sialic Acid-Binding Proteins during Toxoplasma gondii Infection

Devin M. Yaeger

International Studies

Professor Daniel Wehrenfennig

Divide and Settle: A Qualitative Analysis of the Motivations and Perceptions of Israeli Settlers in the West Bank

Hana L. Yamate-Morgan

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Kim Green

Synaptic Environment in the CA1 of the Adult Mouse Brain - Probing for Specific Receptor Subunits

Ella W. Yuen

Earth & Environmental Science

Professor Adriana D. Briscoe
Professor Susan Finkbeiner

Ultraviolet (UV) and Fluorescence as Butterfly Visual Cues

Tara N. Zand

Biological Sciences

Professor Jaime Landman

Prospective Randomized Trial of Floseal Tubeless exit vs. Cope loop Nephrostomy vs. Fascial Stitch following Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy

Haykuhi Zhamharyan

Public Health Sciences/ Minor in Education

Professor George Farkas

Less Effective Executive Functioning After Being Sleep Deprived

Xiaoxuan Zhang

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Huanjun Ding
Professor Sabee Molloi

Enhancing the Accuracy of Breast Density Quantification with Dual Energy Mammography and Scatter Correction