Spring 2017 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Junyi Tang

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Rachel Martin

Anthocyanin Structure Identification in African Violets Saintpaulia ionantha and Storm's Eye

Arya Tavakoulnia

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Kimberley D. Lakes

Measuring and Engaging Attention and Inhibition in Healthy Kids during Exercise using E.E.G.

Peter A. Tawadrous

Biological Sciences

Professor Frances M. Leslie

D2 Receptors are Necessary for the Increase in Cocaine Self-Administration and Microglial Expression after Nicotine Exposure

Sydney L. Tea

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Albert F. Yee

Is there a Relationship between Cell Shape and Degree of Adherence?

Christian A. Totoiu

Chemical Engineering

Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Vortex Fluidic Device-Mediated DNA Cross-Linking Reversal

Olivia Valle

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Sabrina E.B. Schuck

Effects of Flattery on Happiness among the Elderly

Zachary A. Valley

Biological Sciences

Professor Roshan M. Patel

Evaluation of a Novel Retroperitoneal Dialysis Technique: Feasibility Study in a Rabbit Model

Estelle Vu

Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Craig Walsh

Ability of Human Neural Precursor Like Cells to Migrate and Promote Remyelination in the Ethidium Bromide Mouse Model of Demyelination

Michelle Y. Vu

Biological Sciences

Professor Zhigang Luo
Professor Sean Ostlund

Calcium Channel Subunit α2δ1-Mediated Dynamic Mechanical Allodynia in a Neuron-Types-Specific Manner

Benjamin A. Wells


Professor Matt Law

Lead Selenide Quantum Dot Thin Films as Thermoelectric Material of Interest

Brian Wong

Computer Science

Professor Sameer Singh

Multi-Modal Information Extraction

Zhenyi Wu


Professor Weining Shen

Statistical Modeling of Complex Data with Application to Brain Imaging Studies

Danessa L. Yip

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Henry Hirschberg

Sonochemical Internalization (SCI): A New Modality for Focused Ultrasound Site Specific Enhanced Gene-Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy

Edward Zhu

Mechanical Engineering

Professor David J. Reinkensmeyer

Utilizing Deep Learning Algorithms to Ensure Accurate Data from a Rehabilitation Robot

Maksym Zubkov


Professor Vladimir Baranovsky

Homotopy Commutative Algebras, Knots and Graphs