Spring 2017 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Daniel A. Garcia

Sociology/ Chicano/Latino

Professor Ana E. Rosas

Pursuing an Inclusive Education Together: The Under-Examined Support Networks of the Chicano Movement, 1960-Present

Evan P. Garcia


Professor Eric O. Potma

Visualizing Single Molecules Using Photo-Induced Force Microscopy

Joseph A. Garcia


Professor Mark Richardson
Professor Gregory Weiss

Self-Catalyzed Bioconjugating Peptides: Selective Sulfhydryl-Dimethylmaleimide Click Reactions

Christopher Gardner


Professor Roger McWilliams

Experiments in Optics

Nicholas Gardner


Professor Valerie Jenness

Privatization as Effect and Cause of Mass Incarceration and its Preventative Influence on Criminal Justice Reform

Wyeth S. Gibson


Professor Jenny Yang

Using Mechanochemistry to Mimic Nature

Irene Gonzalez


Professor Kimberley D. Lakes

Creatively Able: An Innovative Dance Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Natasha J. Granneman

Biological Sciences

Professor Kavita Arora

Regulation of TGF-β/Activin Family Member Dawdle in Lipid Metabolism

Jasmin V. Guerrero

Chemical Engineering

Professor Jered B. Haun

Enhancing the Reactivity of Antibody-Conjugated BIoorthogonal Chemistries for Tumor Cell Detection

Luis Felipe Gutierrez


Professor Daniel Whiteson

The Unexplored Landscape of Three-Body Resonances

Syed F. Haque


Professor François W. Primeau

Diagnosing Subsurface Vertical Velocities in Mesoscale Eddies in the North Pacific using Sea-Surface Altimetry Data

Eden V. Harder

Biological Sciences

Professor Barbara W. Sarnecka

Individual Differences in Children's Exploration-Exploitation Stategies

Danae T. Husary


Professor Lisa Naugle

Choreography and Performance Project in Italy

Thomas M. Kaufman

Materials Science Engineering

Professor Martha Mecartney

Synthesis and Thermal Characterization of the Complex Ceramic Murataite

Sehrish Khan

Civil Engineering

Professor Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi

Thermal Fluctuation of Monolayer Graphene Sheet

Zepyoor Khechadoorian


Professor Daniel Whiteson

Dark Matter Interactions with New Physics Particles

Dara Kiani

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Mahtab Jafari

The Impact of Rhodiola rosea on the Gut Microbiome of Drosophila melanogaster

Kavita Krishnan

Biological Sciences

Professor Kimberley D. Lakes

Creatively Able: An Innovative Dance Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Andre Ksajikian

Biological Sciences

Professor Charles G. Glabe
Professor Justyna Sosna

Sex-Based Differences in the Presence of Proteins Involved in Necrotic Cell Death in Transgenic Mice with Alzheimer’s Disease

Aya Labanieh

Philosophy/ Comparative Literature and French (Triple Major)

Professor Jayne Lewis
Professor Casey Perin
Professor Nasrin Rahimieh

The Self-Other Relation: Pain, Love, and Resistance

Chap-Kay K. Lau

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Andrej Lupták

Investigating the Role of the CPEB3 Ribozyme in Cortical Neurons and how it Responds to Neuronal Stimulation

Sarah E. Lazbin

Cognitive Sciences

Professor Lisa Pearl

The Impact of Text Length and Medium on Imitation Attack Detection by Humans and Machines

Lillian Lee

Earth System Science

Professor Katherine Mackey

Effects of High Copper Concentrations on Phytoplankton Species

Stacey M. Lee

Biological Sciences

Professor Behnoosh Afghani

Teaching Healthy Habits to a Diverse Population of Youth by Using Interactive Demonstration Models

John S. Lee

Business Economics

Professor Gary Richardson

Moral Hazard and Bank Exit: The Demise of Oklahoma Deposit Insurance System

Benjamin T. Lee


Professor Stephen Tucker

Orchestra Simulation Development

Brandon M. Lehrich

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Massimo S. Fiandaca

Importance of Fetal Bovine Serum Exosome-Depletion Protocols for Supporting Cell Growth and Viability in in-vitro Systems

Emeline Lotherington


Professor Kelli Sharp

Inner Journey

Andres R. Lozano

Civil Engineering

Professor Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi

Emissivity Behavior of Micro-Architectural Structures

Van K. Ly

Materials Science Engineering

Professor Albert F. Yee

Investigating the Antimicrobial Effects of A Novel Biomimetic Nanotextured Contact Lens