Spring 2016 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Paria Ali Pour

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ History Major, Minor in Persian Studies

Professor Arash Kheradvar

Studying the Mitochondria’s Role in Cardiomyocytes’ Performance through Mitochondrial Transplantation

Katti Arroyo

Biological Sciences

Professor Sha Sun

RNA Expression of Long Non-Coding RNA in Male and Female Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts

Alex Babayi

Chemical Engineering

Professor Han Li

Specific Delivery of Electrons to Metabolic Reactions

Irene C. Beltran

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Elliot C. Hui

Alternative Manufacture of Pneumatic Digital Microfluidics: Oscillator and Pumps

Heather A. Bilton


Professor Sabrina A. Strings

Altered Sexual Selves: Black and Latina Women with Viral Sexually Transmitted Infections

Jean-Louis Bru

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Dana W. Aswad

Effect of Protein L-isoaspartyl Methytransferase Mutations on CNS Dysfunction

Ryan C. Buck

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann K. Sakai
Professor Stephen G. Weller

Reproductive Isolating Mechanisms that Prevent Hybrid Formation

Ngoc Hoang M. Bui


Professor Charles Chubb

Relationships of Line Segments and the Centroid Task

DanQuynh C. Bui

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Brian J. Cummings

Investigating Endogenous Oligodendrocyte’s Response to Repeated, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Junming Cai

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Albert F. Yee

Lined Nanopattern-Induced Changes in Cell Adhesion on PMMA Surfaces

Tim Cai

Chemistry/ Mathematics; Biological Science

Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Degradation of Atmospheric Organic Aerosols under UV Illumination

Belen M. Cairo

Earth & Environmental Science/ Urban Studies

Professor Katherine Mackey

Newport Pier’s Prochlorococcus: Endemic Population or Foreign Invasion?

Brett S. Cervantes

Biological Sciences

Professor Marco Angulo
Professor John Billimek
Professor Roger Liu

Analyzing Social Networks in Diabetes Health Education Classes: Group Visit Approach

Gianna C. Chandler

Nursing Science

Professor Miriam Bender

Identifying Factors that Influence Perceived Success of Clinical Nurse Leader Initiatives: A Qualitative Study Proposal

Steven C. Chen

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Michael T. Kleinman

Mechanistic View of Atherosclerosis: The Role of Superoxide (SO) Scavenging of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the Oxidation of LDL in apoE-/-Mice Exposed to PM 2.5

HyunJin Cho

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Yoonjin Won

Rapid Engineering of Thin-Film Metal Heaters

Julianna S. Cressman


Professor Sheron Wray

Afro-Brazilian Dance Culture and Practice Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil

Aaron M. Dirickson

Dance/ English

Professor Chad M. Hall

Attendance at American Dance Festival

Danny Duong

Chemical Engineering

Professor Jered Haun

Dissociation of Tumor Cell Aggregates using Nylon Mesh Membranes

Amal El Ali

Biological Sciences

Professor Rachel Martin

Drosera Capensis Protein Analysis

Micaela R. Erhard

Biological Sciences

Professor Sha Sun

Analyzing Conservation of Functionality between Mouse and Human lncRNA JPX

Kibsaim Escarcega


Professor Seth Houston

South African Music: Rediscovering the Old World