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ID-SURE Awards - 2013

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

Aparna Baranwal Biological Sciences Jogeshwar Mukherjee Imaging of Norepinephrine Transporter in Alzheimer Disease Brain
James Brewster Chemistry Kelvin Gee Project title removed at student's request
Katrina Castaneda International Studies John Whiteley Environmental Irresponsibility and Community-Wide Radiological Damage: An Analysis of Plutonium Production in the Cold War
Ye Choi Biological Sciences Min Li Role of Delta Opioid Receptor in Rostral Ventrolateral Medulla during the Effects of Electroacupuncture on Hypertension
Navneet Dhillon Biological Sciences Min Li Repetitive Electroacupuncture Attenuates Cold-Induced Hypertension and Simultaneously Enhances Arcuate Proopiomelanocortin mRNA Expression
Jessica Diaz Biological Sciences Haiou Yang Ergonomic Training Needs Assessment on Ethnic Supermarket Workers
Shushanna Galstyan Public Health Sciences Min Li The Role of Angiotensinogen in Rostral Ventral Lateral Medulla during the Effects of Electroacupuncture on Hypertension
Nathalie Gonzalez Criminology, Law & Society John Whiteley Rocky Flats Plant: Prime Example of the Corruption that Took Place within the Private Sector and the Government
Laura Huynh Pharmaceutical Science Philip Felgner Study of Brucella melitensis using Protein Microarray
Nicole Kelder Biological Sciences Andrej Luptak Analyzing Up-Regulation of Pro-Apoptotic Proteins in Irradiated Breast Adenomas, Mouse Neural Stem Cells, and Neuroblastomas
Shannon Merrell Psychology & Social Behavior Wendy Goldberg, Yuqing Guo Emotion Regulation Patterns in Dyadic Interaction of Mothers and their Children with ASD
Jennifer Nguyen Public Health Sciences Eugenia Lo Comparing Malaria Prevalence in Highlands and Lowlands of Western Kenya and Reliability of Different Diagnostic Methods
Corin Joseph Oliver Biomedical Engineering Sabee Molloi Optimizing Fractional Flow Reserve Computation from CT Angiogram
Sonya Park Public Health Sciences John Whiteley The Rocky Flats Plant Conspiracy and Ambushed Grand Jury: An Analysis of the Agencies and Contacts Indicated by Witnesses in Testimony of the Rocky Flats Plant Investigation Case from 1989
Jayaram Sherikar Physics Michael Dennin Comparison of the Effects of Particle Sizes on DPPC and Lung Surfactant
Roger Tu Biological Sciences Michelle Khine Evaluation of TeSR™-E8™ Cell Medium for Engineered Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture
Priya Vasudeva Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Anand Ganesan The Role of Haploid Insufficiency and Loss of ATR in Regulation of Melanocyte
Archana Venugopal Biological Sciences Jogeshwar Mukherjee Evaluation of dopamine D3 Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease
Janel Yap Criminology, Law & Society John Whiteley Rocky Flats: An Analysis of Government Corruption and Environmental Crimes

Number of Proposals Submitted = 29
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 18
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 1

Total Funds Requested = $61,500
Total Funds Awarded = $27,000

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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