Spring 2014 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Marwa Aboubaker

Comparative Literature

Professor Sohail Daulatzai

On the Veil and the Algerian, Muslim Woman

Vivek M. Abraham

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Daniela Bota

Preclinical Safety and Efficacy Studies of Marizomib (NPI-0052) in Xenograft Glioma Models

Tasnim M. Ahmed

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Microfluidic Device for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells

Lydia Ameri

Materials Science Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Use of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and Highly Sensitive Aptamers as a Platform for Malaria Diagnostics

Gio C. Borje

Computer Science

Professor Charless C. Fowlkes

Real-Time Projection Mapping for Dynamic Objects

Patrick D. Brennock

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Anthony A. James

Expression Profile and Functional Characterization of Mod(mdg4) Transcripts in Anopheles stephensi, a Malaria Vector

Claudia C. Cetrola

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Fabrication of Microfluidic Platform for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics

Christopher N. Chander

Developmental & Cell Biology

Professor Christine Suetterlin

Determining the Mechanism of Par6α -Mediated Protein Transport to the Centrosome

Gary Chang

Chemical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Cancer Stem Cell Separation using Dielectrophoresis (DEP)

Quan Chau

Computer Engineering

Professor Mohammad A. Al Faruque

Application of Service Oriented Software Architecture and Control as Service in Energy Managament System

Gerald Chen


Professor Kenneth J. Shea

Air-Stable Borane Initiators for C1 Polymerization

Paul Cloud

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Richard D. McCleary
Professor Lawrence Patihis

Motivated False Memory

Timothy D. Do

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Geoffrey W. Abbott

The Role of DABCO Derivatives in Blocking Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels

Phi Dominh

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered Haun

Recombinant Single-Chain Antibody: Improving Binding Properties using Yeast Surface Display and Directed Evolution

Stephen Ea

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Andrej Luptak

In vitro Selection for Aptamer RNA on Target Ligand Coenzyme A using Human Genomic Pool

Joshua M. Edgar


Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Structural Characterization of a Full-Length Variant of Human Caveolin-1

Ahmed M. Farhat

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Feng Liu

Clinical Relevance of Oxygen Gradient Impact on Drug-Arrest or Drug-Adaptation of Melanoma Tumor Cells

Anysa Z. Fernandez

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered Haun

Production of Recombinant Nanoparticle Targeting Proteins: CHO-K1 Cell System

Tammie K. Foliaki

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Adding Education Science as a second major this summer

Professor Rebecca W. Black
Professor Stephanie M. Reich

The Effects of Branding Narratives on ChildrenÂ’s Play