Spring 2015 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Brandon Talmood

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven Gross

RNA Amplification and Examination in Lipid Droplets within Embryonic Cells of Drosophila melanogaster

Catherine Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Robert Spitale

Assaying RNA Localization in Living Cells With Spatially-Restricted Chemistry

Thu T. Tran

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Potential Barriers to Gene Flow of Two Sympatric Species

Sean C. Trommer

Environmental Engineering/ Civil Engineering

Professor Sunny Jiang

Degradation of Microcystins by Ozone

Johnathon Truong

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Gregory Weiss

Isolation of High Affinity Binding Partner for ShuA

Olivia Tsai

Biological Sciences

Professor Aileen J. Anderson

Effect of Acute Administration of C1q Neutralizing Antibody on GFAP+ Astroglial Scar, Lesion Volume, and Locomotor Recovery after SCI in Rat

Kevin Vittayarukskul

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Abraham Lee

Microfluidic Production of Laser Activatable Perfluoropentane Shelled Double Emulsions for use as Ultrasound Contrast Agents

Nam Vo

Biological Sciences

Professor Bruce McNaughton

The Interaction of the Hippocampus and Neocortex in Learning and Memory

Lily R. Wagner

Nursing Science

Professor Ellen F. Olshansky

Understanding Nurses’ Experiences of Delivering Nursing Care in Conflict Zones: A Qualitative Study Exploring Narratives of Nurses Working in Israel and Palestine

Jayden Wang

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Yun Wang

Miniature Wind Turbine Generator Research

Ming Wang

Electrical Engineering

Professor An H. Do

Brain Computer Interface "On a Chip"

Sabrina J. Will

Biological Sciences

Professor Rahul Warrior

Determining the Requirements for Heparan and Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans in Embryonic Development and Signaling

Jennifer R. Wilson


Professor Joachim Vandekerckhove

Consistency of Muscle Test Results

Ashley Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Ali Mortazavi

Comparative Analysis of Hydra Head Regeneration and Budding using RNA Sequencing and Open-Chromatin Profiling

Yixin Yang

Arts & Humanities

Professor Bryan Jackson

Pastoral: Anchor Babies and the New Chinese

Sara Zadmehr

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith
Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Application of a Novel Auto-Fluorescence Imaging Device for Assessing Early Dentin Caries

Kaixin Zhao

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Brian J. Wong

Studies Focus on Fluid Dynamics in Human Upper Airways

William M. Zhao

International Studies

Professor Angela G. Fleischman
Professor Sarah Morse

Evaluation of Effects of TNFα Signaling in JAK2V617F Mutant Cells

Xu Zheng

Mechanical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering

Professor Yun Wang

Wireless Charger

Feiyang Zheng

Biological Sciences

Professor Anshu Agrawal

The Effect of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor on T Cell