Spring 2016 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Kevin C. Tan

Biological Sciences

Professor Scott X. Atwood

The Effect of aPKC on the Hedgehog Pathway in Drug-Resistant Basal Cell Carcinomas

Tho T. Thai

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Sheryl Tsai

The Development and Parameterization of an AMBER Force Field for the Study of Natural Product Biosynthesis

Theresa B. Topete

History/ Religious Studies

Professor Matthias Lehmann
Professor Joseph H. McKenna

Gnostic Gospels and the Canon: Excluded Gospels and the Formation of the Christian Church

Christian A. Totoiu

Chemical Engineering

Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Terpene Synthesis in Continuous Flow

Sang Truong

Mathematics/ Computer Science

Professor Anton Gorodetski

Piecewise Isometries

Prema D. Vyas

Biological Sciences

Professor Lisa Flanagan

Examining Heterogeneity of Neural Lineage Cell Populations using Dielectrophoresis

Alicia M. Wang

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Belinda Campos

Health in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community

Austin H. Wang

Civil Engineering

Professor Ayman S. Mosallam

Investigation of Micro-Pores in Floating Concrete Structures

Jasmine Y. Wong

Biological Sciences

Professor Allon I. Hochbaum

Effects of Varying Carbon Source and Electrode Surface on Geobacter sulfurreducens and Geobacter metallireducens Co-Cultures

Jonathan Woolley


Professor Dan Bogart

Implementing Innovation using the National Basketball Association

Rayan W. Yahia

Biological Sciences

Professor Armando Villalta

Functional Characteristics of IRE-1α in Myogenesis

Yuanyuan Yi

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor Amal Alachkar
Professor Olivier Civelli

Developmental Animal Model of Schizophrenia

Rahaf Younan

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Andrej Luptak
Professor Julio Polanco

Characterization of an ATP RNA Aptamer Isolated from an in-vitro Selection using a Metagenomic Library

Serena Zadoorian


Professor Angela Lukowski

Sibling Relationships and Recall Memory in Children with Down syndrome and their Typically Developing Peers

Araxi N. Zakarian

Biological Sciences

Professor Geoffrey W. Abbott

The Relationship between the KCNE2 Gene and Type 2 Diabetes: Pancreatic Beta Cells and Liver Cells

Jasmine Zhang

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Michelle Khine

Improving Resolution with Ink-Jet Printing for Health Monitoring Sensor Applications

Yuran Zhen

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Robert Spitale

A Nucleoside-Enzyme Pair for Cell-Type Specific Nascent RNA Profiling