Spring 2018 Grant Recipients - (G-L)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

David E. Gorial


Professor Suzanne Blum

Formal Thiozincation to Synthesize Organozinc Species with Benzothiophene Cores

Suki Gu

Chemistry/ Material Sciences Engineering

Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Effects of Transition Metals on Optical Properties of Secondary Organic Aerosols

Dalia M. Hammouri

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered Haun

Optimization of an Integrated Microfluidic Dissociation and Filter Device for Isolation of Viable Single Cells from Human Tissue

Syed F. Haque

Physics/ Earth System Science

Professor Francois Primeau

Inferring Quasigeostrophic (QG) Vertical Velocities in the North Pacific and their Impact on Nutrient Transport and Phyotplankton

Nazely C. Hartoonian


Professor Bonnie P. Ruberg

Character Gender and its Effects on Players’ In-Game Violence

Ezaz A. Hasnain

Biological Sciences

Professor Bin Lin
Professor Magdalene J. Seiler

Analysis of CRX-GFP Retinal Organoid Transplants in RCN Rats, using ERG

Haley C. Heesch

Biological Sciences

Professor Cascade Sorte

Are Climate Refuge Habitats and California Mussel Cover Connected to Human Impact?

Cynthia Hernandez

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered Haun

Production of mOx GFP Protein for a Targeted Drug Delivery System

Lily Huang

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Samuel Schriner

A New Approach to Investigating Chronological Lifespan Extension in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Kelly D. Huynh

Biological Sciences/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor David Baglietto-Vargas

Impact of Insulin Alterations in the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Pathogenesis

Jamie Y. Jimenez

Biological Sciences

Professor Jose M. Ranz

Relationship between Copy Number Variation and Gene Dosage Evolution in a Species-Specific Multigene Family of Drosophila melanogaster

William P. Juan

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jered Haun

Adapted Digestion Device for Rapid Digestion of Tissues into Cellular Suspensions

Christopher Kawata

Human Biology

Professor Luohua Jiang

The Relationship between Health Literacy, Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge, and Diabetes Prevention Knowledge in Middle Eastern Patients at a Free Clinic

Shireen Khan

Human Biology

Professor Susanne M. Jaeggi

Creative Storytelling in Children with ADHD

Lawrence Khournso

Earth & Environmental Science

Professor Katherine RM. Mackey

Toxic Dust and Phytoplankton from the Salton Sea

Scott L. Kim


Professor Suzanne A. Blum

Synthesis of 4-Borylated Pyrazoles via Aminoboration

Jennifer M. Lai

Biological Sciences

Professor Xiangmin Xu

Brain-Wide Viral Genetic Mapping of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Neuronal Inputs to the Nucleus Accumbens

Hong T. Le

Biological Sciences

Professor Wangcun Jia
Professor Wenbin Tan

755 NM Laser in Combination with MAPK- Inhibitor Suppresses Regeneration of Photocoagulated Cutaneous Blood Vessels

Kyle T. Le

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Paul K. Piff

Does Social Media Moderate the Link Between Social Support and Stress?

Lillian Lee

Earth System Science

Professor Katherine RM. Mackey

Interactions of Copper Toxicity in Diatoms and Synechococcus

Ivee A. Lee

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Andrej Luptak

Characterization of Heterodimeric ATP Binding RNA Aptamers

Daniel Liu

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Samuel Schriner

Developing a Novel Method for Controlling the Yeast Cell Cycle

Chelsie Lo

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunil Gandhi

Investigating the Interhemispheric Projections of Mouse Visual Cortex using Whole Brain Tissue Clearing and Imaging

Jaaziel Lopez de la Luz


Professor Anton Gorodetski

Horizons of Piecewise Isometries: Four Modern Conjectures

Weiheng Lu

Chemical Engineering

Professor Sunny Jiang

The Adsorption Ability of New N-Graphite to Boron

Gianna S. Lum

Earth System Science/ Urban Studies

Professor Kathleen R. Johnson

Paleoclimate Reconstruction of the Asian Monsoon Region Hydroclimate

Hua Luo

Education Sciences

Professor Stephanie Reich

Understanding Parents’ Rules Constraining Adolescents' Technology Use

Kathryn S. Lynch

Dance/ Mathematics

Professor Chad M. Hall
Professor Chad M. Hall

Summer Dance Jerusalem: The Effects of an Intensive Dance Experience