Spring 2015 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Nazilya Gasanova

Biological Sciences

Professor Christopher C. W.. Hughes

Investigating the Role of Wnt5a Signaling in Blood Vessel Maturation in vivo

Rupal Golakiea

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Action of Rhodiola rosea on Drosophila Lifespan and Cyclic AMP Levels

Walter Guerrero

Biological Sciences

Professor Oswald Steward

Quantifying Regeneration of Sensory Axons in the Sciatic Nerve Following PTEN and PTEN/SOCS3 Co-Deletion in Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglia

Robert A. Gutierrez

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered B. Haun

Detection of Soluble Cancer Biomarkers by Single Cells using Nanoparticle

Pega M. Hajian

Biological Sciences

Professor Anshu Agrawal

Signaling Mechanisms of the Activation of AMPK by Metformin

Yeirang Han


Professor Robin Buck

Italian Opera Culture in Modern Italy

Jason G. Hedy

International Studies/ Film & Media Studies

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Humanitarian Aid and Drones

Kimberly M. Hilby


Professor Scott D. Rychnovsky

Expansion of Reductive Lithiation Methodology

Richelle Roelandt L. Homo

Chemistry/ Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Consumption and Fate of Natural Products in Drosophila melanogaster

Irishia E. Hubbard

Education Sciences/ Dance Choreography

Professor Sheron Wray

Shining Stars Summer Dance Program

Ervin M. Irimpan

Biological Sciences

Professor Celia W. Goulding

Structural and Biochemical Characterization of Siderophore Export Proteins, MmpL4 and MmpS4, from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Keyan A. Jalili

Biological Sciences

Professor Nelson Osorio

Determining Reactivation Phenotype in Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 17 Sty using UV-B Treatment

Kevin M. Johnston


Professor Gregory A.. Weiss

WL47 as an Oligomerization Disrupting Ligand for Caveolin-1

Carla R. Kekejian

English/ Education Sciences

Professor Robin Scarcella

English Writing Instruction in Armenia: A Study in Yerevan and Gyumri

Yusra Khafagi

International Studies

Professor Mark Le Vine
Professor Caesar Sereseres

University of California, Ethical Investments

Fatemeh Khashai

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Effect of Oral Hygiene (OH), Saliva Production, Saliva Buffering Capacity and Saliva Protein Content on Formation of Biofilm

Arman Khzrtian

Public Health Sciences

Professor Steven Gross

The Observation and Amplification of RNA Molecules Localized on Lipid Droplets within Embryonic Cells of Drosophila melanogaster Model

Stephanie H. Kim


Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Photolysis of Atmospherically Relevant Carbonyl Compounds

Louai Labanieh

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Weian Zhao

Single-Molecule Sensing of miRNAs for Disease Diagnostics

Clara Law

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law, and Society

Professor Joey Cheng
Professor Elizabeth Martin

Exploring the Relationship between Social Anhedonia and Cooperation

Alexandra Le

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

Rescue of Mitochondrial Dysfunction by Rhodiola rosea

Sean A. Lee

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered Haun

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

Vanessa V. Lee

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Geoffrey W. Abbott

Identification of Channel-Transporter Interactions with SMIT1

Xiaoran Li

Electrical Engineering

Professor Michelle Khine

Bluetooth Wireless Integration of Wearable Strain Sensors for Health Monitoring

Benjamin Lin

Biological Sciences

Professor Sha Sun

Male versus Female: Expression Profiles of Cancer Associated lncRNAs during Differentiation

Krista A. Linzner

Biological Sciences

Professor Adam C. Martiny

Physiological and Genetic Response of E. coli Adapted to High Temperature

Yang Liu

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Yun Wang

Evaluating the Compression Molding for PEM Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates

Qihao Liu

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Yun Wang

Microfiber Conductivity