Spring 2018 Grant Recipients - (T-Z)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Andrew N. Tang

Biological Sciences

Professor Ilhem M. Powers

Impact of Pregravid Maternal Obesity on Neonatal Monocyte Functions

Jaclene A. Torres

Human Biology

Professor Anshu Agrawal
Professor Sudhanshu Agrawal

The Effect of Alcohol in the Immune Response of Lung Epithelial Cells

Christian A. Totoiu

Chemical Engineering

Professor Gregory A . Weiss

Vortex Fluidic Device-Mediated DNA Extraction from Historical Specimens

Mohammad R. Tourchian

Biological Sciences

Professor Susanne M. Jaeggi

Combined Cognitive and Motivational Intervention for Children with ADHD

Elise I. Tran

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jason B. Samarasena

Ergonomics and Endoscopy: A Division Wide Quality Improvement Project

Anh T. Trinh

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor John Chaput

Structural Characterization of the Mechanism of Non-Natural Substrate Recognition by a Natural DNA Polymerase

Annie Trinh


Professor Albert Siryaporn

Interspecies Biofilm Dispersal between Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Identifying the Dispersal Signaling Molecule in the E. coli Biofilm Dispersal Signaling Pathway

Nina S. Udagawa

Chemistry/ Criminology minor

Professor Nien-Hui Ge

Surface Enhanced FTIR and 2DIR Spectroscopy Method for Silk Fibrin and Lipid Membrane Analysis

Anil Verman

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Professor Sunil Gandhi

"Special Call" Temple Run: Mouse Edition

Songyuan Yan


Professor David L. Van Vranken

Progress towards Synthesis of ()-Pestalachloride C and Derivatives for Biological Testing

Sijia Yang

Biological Sciences

Professor Autumn S. Ivy

The Role of Nr4a1 Expression in Memory Enhancement after Early-Life Exercise

Lisha Zeng

Biological Sciences

Professor Antara Das
Professor Diane K. O'Dowd

Study of Febrile Seizures in a Novel Mouse Model of GEFS+ Epilepsy

Anna H. Zhou


Professor Vy M. Dong

Cobalt Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroacylation

Sarah R. Zonis

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Professor Stephen G. Weller

Post-Pollination Pre-Zygotic Reproductive Isolation through Pollen Competition between Schiedea kaalae and Schiedea hookeri