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ID-SURE Awards - 2006

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

Jalpa V. Amin Biological Sciences Professor Frances M. Leslie,
Professor James D. Belluzzi
MAO Inhibition on Nicotine Self-Administration in Adolescent Rats
Omar T . Bhakhrani Electrical Engineering Professor Tatsuya Suda,
Professor Tadashi Nakano
Molecular Communication: Modeling and Simulation Studies
Erin N. Britt Criminology, Law & Society, Psychology and Social Behavior Professor Paul D. Jesilow Evaluations Of Impacts Of Medicare/Medicaid Sanctions On Medical Licensure Sanctions
Bryan R. Burton Environmental Analysis & Design Professor Paul D. Jesilow The Effects of Fraud on the Evaluation of Health Care
Lisa C. Butler Physics Professor Roger D. McWilliams Tissue Discrimination via Laser Induced Fluorescence
Tamara G. Dahhan Biological Sciences Professor Hamid M. Said The Effect of Ethanol and its Metabolites on Thiamin Uptake in the Intestine and the Liver
Myra Ilene Fabro Biomedical Engineering Professor Zoran Nenadic Statistical Analysis of Large Scale EEG Data with Application to Brain-Computer Interfaces
Wei Y. Guan Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg The Role and Effect of TBT on Adipocyte Differentiation
Adriana Gutierrez Biological Sciences Professor Hans S. Keirstead A Possible Therapy to Spinal Cord Injury: The Role of Immunological Demyelination
Kyung Mo Kang Biomedical Engineering Professor Bill Tang Microelectromechanical System for the Study of Single Cell Mechanics
Jennifer R. Kenz Biological Sciences Professor Grant R. MacGregor Investigating How FNDC3A Functions in Mammalian Reproduction by Analysis of FNDC3A-Interacting Proteins
Nick L. Lam Applied Ecology Professor Rufus Edwards Development of UCB Monitoring Enclosure and Size Intake Fraction Methodology
Kenneth J. Lee Biological Sciences Professor Petra Wilder-Smith Use of Polarized Light for the Detection of Oral Pre-Malignancy and Malignancy
Michael T. Louie Psychology Professor Daniele Piomelli Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Determining the Outcomes of Social Isolation
Erin M. Milner Environmental Analysis & Design Professor Rufus Edwards The Impact of VOCs From Improved Biomass Cook Stoves in Michoácan, Mexico
Natalia M. Milovantseva International Studies Professor John M. Whiteley Comparing Women’s Experiences with Breast Cancer in Different Ecological Environments: Orange County and Moscow
Jahed Momand Chemistry, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Professor Patrick J. Farmer EPR and X-ray Crystallographic Studies of HNO and Heme Proteins
Yvonne C.. Montanez Anthropology, Social Ecology Professor Michael Montoya Ideological Effects of Advertisements Impacting Public Health
Joshua Naghi Biological Sciences Professor David Luo A New Factor Contributing to Chronic Pain Development and Analgesic Action of Pregabalin
Keara M. Osborne Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sally Dickerson Does Gender Make a Difference in a Socially Evaluative Situation?
Shenila S. Rajani Biological Sciences Professor John P. Fruehauf Surrogates of Response to Antiangiogenesis Therapy
Jason M. Romero Biological Sciences, Anthropology Professor Joie P. Jones Generic Drug Project
Roxanna Salim Psychology & Social Behavior Professor Sally Dickerson Predictors of Confidence and Emotion: Does Social Status Determine Self-Esteem
Jeannine Stepanian Anthropology, Political Science Professor Zuzana Bic An Exploration of How Stigma Influences Post-exposure Prophylaxis Policies in the U.S.
Kevin Tien Biological Sciences Professor Vincent Procaccio Estrogen Effects on Mitochondria: Roles and Implications in Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
Carla L. Toko Anthropology Professor Michael J. Montoya Racial Discrepancy in Heart Disease Risks and Mortality Among Women
Megan J. Trotter Psychology, Sociology Professor Johanna Shapiro Creativity and Identity: Examining the Effects of Trauma During Identity Development on Creativity
Diana Tsai Applied Ecology Professor Oladele Ogunseitan Utilizing the Correlation Between Glomus Intraradices and its Production of Glomalin to Estimate the Level of Potentially Toxic Metals Entering the San Diego Creek Watershed
Susan S. Tse Biological Sciences Professor M. Anne Spence,
Professor Pamela L. Flodman,
Professor Kathryn Osann
Motor Delays in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Prevalence and Relationship to the Autism Phenotype
Henry Woodler Psychology, Biology Professor Dr Whiteley Not Sure

Number of Proposals Submitted = 34
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 30
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 0

Total Funds Requested = $81,600
Total Funds Awarded = $72,000

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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