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ID-SURE Awards - 2005

Congratulations to the following students for receiving a Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE) Fellowship in support of their faculty-mentored research projects and creative activities.

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Shushmita M.. Ahmed Biological Sciences, Cognitive Science Professor Ilona Federenko The Relationship between Stress Responses in Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes
Hikmat Assi Genetics Professor Carrie Brachmann Identification of Cell Signaling Lattice Specific Apoptotic Genes in Drosophila Eye Discs Using FLAG-tagged PABP.
Arif Azam Biological Sciences, Chemistry Professor John J. Krolewski Characterizing Molecular Complexes in Interferon Signaling
Kimberly S. Balazs Biological Sciences Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan Effect of Anthropogenic Caffeine on Cnidarian Bleaching
Gregoria Barazandeh Political Science Professor Louis DeSipio Pain Management Care for Chronic Pain Patients
Michael G. Barboza Biological Sciences Professor Nathan D. Wong The Relation of the Metabolic Syndrome to the Likelihood of Diastolic Versus Systolic Hypertension
Areg E. Barsegyan Psychology Professor Larry F. Cahill Memory Enhancement of Emotionally Arousing Stimuli Through Bilateral Olfactory Activation of the Amygdala
Erin C. Bufalini Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor David Camerini Effects of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection on HIV-1 Replication
Yu-Ching Chang Biological Sciences Professor Nien-Hui Ge Structure of ErbB Receptor
Carleen K. Cho Biological Sciences Professor James D. Belluzzi,
Professor Kelvin W. Gee
The Effects of Nicotine Allosteric Inverse Agonists on Nicotine Self-Administration in Rats
Jane Chong Psychology Professor Michael J.. Montoya Psychology of Diet and Exercise for Diabetes
Jennifer L. Clark Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Larry D. Jamner Effects of Food Comsumption and Environment on Mood
Erica M. Dent Anthropology Professor Michael Montoya Identifying How Blood Glucose Levels are Affected by Certain Personal Traits in Humans
Leah L. Dickenson Psychology, Minor: Psychology and Social Behavior Professor Sally Dickerson Early Family Environment, Stress Reactivity and Adult Physical and Mental Health
Allyson K. Dong Environmental Analysis & Design, Psychology and Social Behavior Professor Dele Ogunseitan The Efficiency of Storm Drain Insert Filters and Urban Water Runoff Pollutants
Ernesto Garcia Psychology & Social Behavior, Psychology, cognitive science Professor Salvatore R. Maddi Hardiness Approach to Stress Management: A Behavioral Approach That Can Accelerate Recovery After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Cathy M. Hayakawa Psychology & Social Behavior, Crimonology, Law & Society Professor Ilona S. Federenko The Relationship Between Mothers' Psychological Stress Levels During Pregnancy and Health Outcomes of Their Babies
Richard A. Jimenez Biological Sciences, Chemistry Professor Vincent Procaccio Detection of Low Percentages of the 3243A>G Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Derived from Type II Diabetic Patients
Mark H. Kunitomi Biological Sciences Professor Kyoko Yokomori Characterization of the Chromosome Targeting Domain (CTD) of hCAP-G, a non-SMC Subunit of the Human Condensin Complex
Jennifer E. Lester Biological Sciences Professor Douglas J. Tobias Analysis of Surfactant Protein B and its Functional Components Utilizing Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Model Systems
Chao Li Biological Sciences Professor Brian JF. Wong Multi-Photon Microscopy of the Extra-Cellular Matrix Peripheral to Thermal Injury in Laser-Irradiated Hyaline Cartilage
Linda C. Majors Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg Regulation of RAR and FGF Signaling by Ets-Domain Proteins
Don Jonathan M. Marcia Chemistry Professor Kenneth J. Shea Approaches to 5-[2-(tert-Butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxy)-ethyl]-cyclohex-2-enone, a Precursor to the Stemona Alkaloid Stenine
Vivek A. Mehta Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Sastry V. Gollapudi Dioxin and Host Susceptibility to Infection: Modulations of Receptors Involved in Immunity
Yvonne C.. Montanez Anthropology Professor Michael J. Montoya The Influence of Mass Media Effectiveness: Sex Education and Diabetes Education
Angelica C. Nangit Biological Sciences Professor Aileen J. Anderson Analysis of Lesion Volume by MRI and Histological Analysis in C57Bl/6 Mice with Various Levels of T9 Spinal Cord Contusion Injuries
Vincent P. Nguyen Biological Sciences Professor Johanna F. Shapiro Medical Student Creative Projects in Gross Anatomy: Issues and Concerns
Jung S. Park Electrical Engineering Professor Regina Ragan Nanoscale Sequence Specific DNA Bio-Sensors for Monolithic Integration with Silicon Integrated Circuits
Charlene A. Pham Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Professor Bruce Blumberg SXR--The Target for Breast Cancer Treatment
Haseeb A. Qureshi Environmental Analysis & Design, Political Science Professor Rufus Edwards Misrepresentation
Rajiv Ramdeo Biological Sciences Professor John C. Longhurst,
Professor Zhi-ling Guo
Identifying the Effect of NOS Isoform in rVLM Responsible for Excitatory Cardiovascular Responses
Marielle A. Reataza Biological Sciences Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan Investigation of the Correlations among the Concentrations of Glomalin and Iron Content of Soils and Water Along the San Diego Creek
Vincent C. Reyes Biological Sciences Professor Sunny Jiang Differentiation of E. Coli Adapted to Natural Environments from those Adapted to Human/Animal Gut using Global Gene Expression Pattern
Daryl T. Riddle Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Elaine Vaughan Public Response to the Threat of Bioterrorism
Alexander J. Ring Biological Sciences Professor Julie V.. Patterson Sensory Gating In Schizophrenia
Rafael Rodriguez Leal Torres Environmental Analysis & Design Professor Rufus D. Edwards Killing you Softly Indoor Air Pollution: Highest Pollutant Concentrations and Possible Relationships
Sarah J. Sadeghi Psychology Professor Sally S. Dickerson The Effects of Perceived Social Status on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
Ellika Sadr Biological Sciences, Psychology/Social Behavior Professor Hans S. Keirstead Targeting Chemokine CXCL10 in the Immune System: A Possible Therapy to Spinal Cord Injury
Sherrilyn M. Sethi Literary Journalism Professor Oladele Ogunseitan A Multidisciplinary Public Health Approach to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention by Information Based Regulations on Toxic Release Inventories: A Multi-tiered Governmental Approach
Archana Sheth Social Ecology, Environmental Science, Health, and Policy Professor Elaine Vaughan Communicating About the Risks of Mass-Casualty Terrorism in Diverse Communities
Ann Smith Dance Professor Matthew Brenner Non-Invasive Imaging of Oral Premalignancy and Malignancy With a Fiber Bundle OCT Probe
Denise Tirrell Biological Sciences Professor Grant MacGregor Analysis of the Function of FAD104 in Mammalian Development
Chris J. Trezzo Information & Computer Science Professor Alexander McPherson,
Professor Alberto I. Roca
Using Bioinformatics to Understand Recombination
Ekaterina I. Tzvetkova Biological Sciences Professor Thomas J. Carew The Effects of Trial Pattern in Memory Formation
David Wharton Biological Sciences Professor Sally Dickerson Impact of Negative Self-Perception on Physical Health
Nicholas R. Whitley Biological Sciences Professor Victoria N. Camerini Cryptopatch Aggregates Contain Oligo-Clonally Expanded Gamma Delta T Cells in the Small Intestine of Mus Musculus
Olivia Wu Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg The Effects of Altered RAR Signaling on the A-P Axis of Xenopus Laevis
Julie N. Wu Biological Sciences Professor Carrie B. Brachmann Investigation Into the Role of Grim in Developmental Apoptosis
Steven Young Biological Sciences Professor Michael B. Dennin The Effect Oligomeric Forms of Amyloid Beta Protein Upon the Lipid Monolayers
Omar A. Zarka Mechanical Engineering Professor Tadashi Nakano,
Professor Tatsuya Suda
Engineered Cell-Cell Signaling for Nano-scale Communication: A Modeling Approach

Number of Proposals Submitted = 60
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 50
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 0

Total Funds Requested = $143,800
Total Funds Awarded = $120,000

For more information, please contact:

Said M. Shokair, Director
Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE)
Student Services II, Suite 2300
Phone: 824-4189 e-mail:

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