2008-2009 Award Recipients

Summer 2009 UROP Award Recipients

  • Abi-Karam, Andrea
    Hippocampal Remapping in the Rodent Entor
    hinal Cortex by Electrophysiological Exploration of Spatial Tasks
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Abrams, Emily
    Sleep Architecture and Dreaming in Depression
    Professor: McNamara, Patrick
  • Agboola, Tunde
    Analysis and Development of Over-The-Air Programming and Peer-to-Peer Network Algorithms for Smartphones
    Professor: Trachtenberg, Ari
  • Ali, Robert
    The Effectiveness of Pregnanolone Hemisuccinate on the Attenuation of Cocaine Seeking Behavior in the Cue Induced Model of Cocaine Reinstatement
    Professor: Farb, David
  • Amin, Bakr
    Role of E-Cadherin N-linked Glycosylation of DPAGT1 and RAC1 in Cellular Discohesion
    Professor: Kukuruzinska, Maria
  • Anghelescu, Andrei
    Medumba: An Initial Study
    Professor: O’Connor, Cathy
  • Ansok, Chase
    Effects of Daily Activity on Cognitive Function in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Cronin-Golomb, Alice
  • Baggsen, Leslie
    Optimizing Virus Capture for Biosensing Applications
    Professor: Unlu, Selim
  • Bartram, Chelsea
    Graphene’s Electrical Abberations at the Quantum Level
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett
  • Bene, Nicholas
    Distinguishing Flavin and Disulfide Contributions to Redox Chemistry of Thioredoxin
    Professor: Elliot, Sean
  • Bettencourt, Samantha
    The Role of Mint Proteins in Seizure-Associated Alzheimer’s Disease
    Professor: Ho, Angela
  • Betz, Daniel
    Automated Piezoelectric Microdrive Electrode for Study of the Auditory Cortex
    Professor: Gardner, Timothy
  • Bhandari, Ashish
    Light Dependent Translocation of Gqa in Drosophila Retina
    Professor: Tsunoda, Susan
  • Bobra, Neraj
    Studying Protein-DNA Interaction Using Nanopores-Applications in Genomics
    Professor: Meller, Amit
  • Borogovac, Azra
    Labeling RNA in Mammalian Cells by Protein Complementation Technique
    Professor: Broude, Natalia
  • Branco, Anthony
    Determination and Characterization of Cognin Associated Extracelluar Proteins in Retina Cells
    Professor: Hausman, Robert
  • Chan, Brian
    A Modeling Study of Notch Noise Responses on Type III Units in the Awake Gerbil Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus
    Professor: Voigt, Herb
  • Clancy, Caitlin
    Density and Distribution of GABA and Glutamate Receptor Subunits and Synaptic Markers in the Cerebellum in Individuals with Autism
    Professor: Blatt, Gene
  • Clark, Joseph
    A Witness to Change: The Legal Career of Conrad Lynn, 1940-1975
    Professor: Chernock, Arianne
  • Cohen, Ian
    3D Modeling of the Emission of Jupiter’s Aurora in the Ultraviolet and Infrared Wavebands
    Professor: Clarke, Ian
  • Davidoff, Katie
    Dissecting the Angiotensin-ll Responsive Region of MEF2A and the Effects of STAT1 on the Interaction Between MEF2a and Angiotensin-ll
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Davidow, Jennie
    Assessing the Role of Paraprofessionals and Family Members as Coaches in the CBT Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
    Professor: Muroff, Jordana
  • Desai, Hetal
    Polystrene Chemistry – Using Polystyrene as a Source for Fine Chemical Development
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • DiLauro, Anthony
    Novel Synthesis of Tapentadol HCI
    Professor: Schaus, Scott
  • Donnelly, Christopher
    Protein-Protein Interactions in the Artemin/GFRa3/RET Receptor System
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Doyle, Erin
    The Inhibition of Ketohexokinase as a Treatment for Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Driscoll, Harry
    12-Month, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of Nutritional Supplements for Persons with Early Alzheimer’s Disease: The N-SEAD Study
    Professor: Emerson Lombardo, Nancy
  • Enzer, Katelyn
    Measuring Apoptotic Purinje Cells in Autistic Cerebella
    Professor: Bauman, Margaret
  • Eriksen, Ryan
    Measuring the Oxygen Diffusion Through a Porous Substrate Used in Hydrogen Fuel Cells
    Professor: Gopalan, Srikanth
  • Evans, Daniel
    Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes Containing Triaryl Methane Ligand System
    Professor: Doerrer, Linda
  • Fellows, Spenser
    Home Range Analysis of the Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) to Determine the Effects of Mercury Contamination
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Feng, Jiazuo
    Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Studies of Photo-Caged Charge-Reversal Amphiphiles for Applications in Gene Delivery
    Professor: Grinstaff, Mark
  • Finkel, Michael
    Activation of FoxP3 Promoter with IL-16 Stimulation
    Professor: Cruikshank, William
  • Fitzpatrick, Casey
    An Elusive Matter: Philosophical Investigations in Quantum Dynamics
    Professor: Bokulich, Peter
  • Ford Dacus, Molly
    High Surface Area Nano-Whiskers for Hydrogen Storage
    Professor: Sarin, Vinod
  • Fountoulakis, Nicholas
    Micro-Fluidic Flow Through Device for Rolling Circle Amplification
    Professor: Smith, Cassandra
  • Fraine, Andrew
    Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy in the Infrared
    Professor: Sergienko, Alexander
  • Garay, Darrien
    Mirror Neuron Activity During Imitation Learning of Game Strategies
    Professor: Bullock, Daniel
  • Gaumond, Jillian
    API Women’s Sexual Health Initiative Project
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Gillmor, Susan
    The PULSE of Boston College: Developing Social Responsibility through Philosophy, Theology, and Service
    Professor: Seider, Scott
  • Glynn, Peter
    Task Modulated Neural Activation Patterns in Chronic Stoke Patients with Aphasia
    Professor: Kiran, Swathi
  • Go, Christina
    The Early Role of ZO-1 in Establishing Panes of Polarity During Duct Formation in Submandibular Glands
    Professor: Kukuruzinska, Maria
  • Golden, Rachel
    Mapping the Phylogenetic Evolution of Innate Immunity in Pocilopora damicornis (Lace Coral)
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Grant, Trevor
    The Role of Tanscription Factor LSF in the Resistance to Chemotherapy Observed in Malignant Melanoma
    Professor: Hansen, Ulla
  • Hanrahan, Brian
    Examining the Effects of an Economic Disruption on the Educational Process: A Case Study on Argentina
    Professor: Cati, Regina
  • Hendershott, Melissa
    Post Transcriptional Regulation of mRNA Decay by the P13-Kinase Pathway
    Professor: Cooper, Geoffrey
  • Herwig, Kelsey
    Suppression of Neurogenesis in the Zebra Finch
    Professor: Gardner, Timothy
  • Hodge, Austin
    Hobbes’ Theory of Resistance Rights
    Professor: Sreedhar, Susanne
  • Hoesing, Ashley
    Recording of the Logic-Transitivity-Task-Associated Neurons in the Hippocampus and the Entorhinal Cortices in Rats
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Hoffman, Abbey
    Coping and Health Outcomes Among Women with HIV and Those at Risk
    Professor: Brody, Leslie
  • House, David
    Automated Tracking of Cell Populations to Understand their Spatio-Temporal Behavior in Response to Physical Stimuli
    Professor: Betke, Margrit
  • Hunter, Ryan
    Relative Motion of Robots as a Means for Signaling
    Professor: Baillieul, John
  • Ing, Alexander
    Investigating Possible Parapatric Speciation in Anolis marmoratus
    Professor: Schneider, Chris
  • Ingraham, Katilin
    Centrifugal Inputs from the Medial Amygdala Transmit Information to the Accessory Olfactory Bulb About Volatile Odors in Mice: A Behavioral and Neuro-anatomical Study
    Professor: Cherry, James
  • January, Kathleen
    Characterization of Unique and Overlapping Functions of Three Estrogen Receptor Genes During Early Development Using Morpholino Knock-down Strategies in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    Professor: Callard, Gloria
  • Jiang, Ning
    Use of Site-directed Mutagenesis to Identify Residues that Affect DNA Binding in Two Naturally-occuring Alleles of NF-kB in the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis: Implications for Natural Selection
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Jordan, Chloe
    Social Deficits, Cognition, and Special Interests: Investigating the Autistic-Neurotypical Continuum
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Kalina, Stephanie
    Establishing a Baseline Visual Field in Rats
    Professor: Passaglia, Christopher
  • Kanter, Benjamin
    The Role of NMDA Receptor Hypofunction in Schizophrenia
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Katz, Elizabeth
    Race and Gender in Literature of Francophone Africa
    Professor: Cazenave, Odile
  • Keenan, Maureen
    3D Localization of a Fluorescent Source
    Professor: Andersson, Sean
  • Klein, Adam
    Elucidation of Control Mechanisms of Stress Induced Mid Stage Cell Death in Drosophila melanogaster
    Professor: McCall, Kim
  • Kozma, Robert
    Novel Mathematical Principles of Coding: Construction of Self-Dual Coaes Based on the Theory of Elliptic Curves
    Professor: Previato, Emma
  • Lee, Kristen
    The Effect of Substrate Stiffness on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Li, Christy
    Characterization of Dcp-1 Mutants in Drosophilia melanogaster
    Professor: McCall, Kim
  • Long, Adra
    Characterization of Kisspeptin and GPR54 in Placental Development and Function
    Professor: Kuohung, Wendy
  • MacDuff, Sabrina
    The Use of Complementary and Alternative/Integrative Medicine Among Refugees and Torture Survivors: A Review of the Literature and Pilot Study Proposal
    Professor: Grodin, Michael
  • Madhusudha, Nikhil
    Effects of Oxidation State on the Structure and In Vitro Fibril Formation Capacity of Wild Type Transthyretin and its Variant Valine-30-Methionine
    Professor: Costello, Katherine
  • Maksimenko, Yevgeniy
    Generating MEF2D-Specific Short Hairpin RNAs for Knockdown Analysis in Muscle Cells
    Professor: Naya, Frank
  • Magelky, Erica
    E. coli Induced IL-6 Expression is Regulated by Brf1
    Professor: Mizgerd, Joseph
  • Mallat, Ashley
    Human AlphaB Crystallin: A Potentiator of Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Goldstein, Lee
  • Mathur, Monika
    Effects of Winter Climate Change on Belowground Productvity and Forest Nutrient Retention in a Northeastern Hardwood Forest
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • McDonagh, Erin
    Sonnets in Translation: Pamphile le May and Les Gouttelettes
    Professor: Kelly, Dorothy
  • Moreau, Julie
    Study of a Star Cluster in the Inner Milky Way
    Professor: Clemens, Dan
  • Munday, Emily
    Determining Existence of Alternate Ecological States and Assessing Recovery Potential in Two Potential in Two Belizean Coral Reefs Based on Species Composition
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Murphy, Caitlin
    Autism and Religion Project at Boston University: Understanding the Religious Belief Systems of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Nabhan, Morgan
    Effects of Mercury Contamination on the Ontogeny of Flight, Flight Maneuverability, and Food Composition in Little Brown Bats
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Okafor, Janeiro
    Investigating How Genetic Deficiency of Type 1 IFN Signaling Affects Inflammatory T Cell Activity in Autoimmune Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Associated Atherosclerosis
    Professor: van Seventer, Jean
  • Pade, Daniel
    LHC Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment
    Professor: Bose, Tulika
  • Paik, David
    Investigating an Unexpected Property of Y-Familiy DNA Polymerases: a 3′ -> 5′ Exonuclease Activity
    Professor: Loechler, Edward
  • Patch, Adam
    Exploring Strain-Induced Superconducting Parameters in Boron-Doped Diamond
    Professor: Mohanty, Raj
  • Patel, Amar
    Synaptic Pathways from the Amygdala to the Thalamic Reticular Nucleus in Rhesus Monkeys
    Professor: Barbas, Helen
  • Patel, Hiren
    Mechanism of Envelope Glycoprotein Independent Interactions of Enveloped RNA viruses with Dendritic Cells
    Professor: Gummuluru, Suryaram
  • Pease, Michael
    The Nathanael Seidel and Christian Georg Andrease Oldendorp Translation Project
    Professor:Thornton, John
  • Pierce, Cori
    Correlating the Shape of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell with Contractility
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Pysczynski, Ashley
    Effect of Sustained Connexin-43 Downregulation on Retinal Vascular Lesions in Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Roy, Sayon
  • Rabinowicz, Samantha
    The PULSE of Boston College: Developing Social Responsibility through Philosophy, Theology and Service
    Professor: Seider, Scott
  • Ramirez, Steve
    Mechanisms of Episodic Memory in the Rat Hippocampus
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Robinson, Natalie
    Breaking Down the System of International Giving in the 25 Largest United States Foundations
    Professor: Barman, Emily
  • Rooker, Debra
    In Vivo Synthesis, Enrichment via “Click-Chemistry” and Analysis of Trans-5-azido Geranyl 1,6-DHN
    Professor: Liu, Pinghua
  • Rose, Dylan
    Data Management and Analysis for Outcome Evaluation in an HIV High-Risk Mobile Health Initiative
    Professor: Lundgren, Lena
  • Ross, Erik
    The Requirement of Tsg for Axial and Neuronal Development, BMP Transport and SMAD Nuclearization
    Professor: Bradham, Cynthia
  • Russell, Joshua
    Adrenomedullin Signaling Pathways in Normal and Diabetic Retinas
    Professor: Eldred, William
  • Schiller, Andrew
    Decomposer Soil Fauna Species Population Diversity and Abundance Trends in Response to Simulated Future Climate Conditions in Northeast Temperature Deciduous Forests
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • Seth, Abhishek
    The Letters of Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Professor: Jarrett, Gene Andrew
  • Shah, Nikhil
    Mutation of the Double-Lanthanide-Binding Tag Ubiquitin Protein Construct to Improve Crystallization
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Shastri, Nishita
    Respiratory Syncytial Virus Collaborative Project
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Sherzer, Brandon
    Synthesis, Functionalization, and Characterization of 10-15 nm Silver Nanoparticles
    Professor: Reinhard, Bjorn
  • Sheth, Akash
    Measuring Speech in Noise for Normal-Hearing Listeners with Simulated Hearing Loss (SHL)
    Professor: Colburn, Steven
  • Sohail, Aisha
    Ion Current Mechanisms of Neural Oscillations in Entorhinal Stellate and Pyramidal Cells Simulated to Examine Underlying Properties of Grid Cell Firing
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Soni, Diptesh
    The Interrelationship between Domestic Workers & the Household in Urban South Africa
    Professor: Lindholm, Charles
  • Sperry, Megan
    Characterization of the Mechanical Properties of Healing Tissues through Nanoindentation
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Steinberg, Barrett
    Manipulation of Host Fecundity in Drosophila by Intracellular Bacteria Wolbachia
    Professor: Frydman, Horacio
  • Tarvin, Rebecca
    Foraging Behavior and Growth of Small and Large Red-Eyed Treefrog Froglets
    Professor: Warkentin, Karen
  • Thomas, Nicholas
    Functional Characterization of SAL1, an Aminotransferase Implicated in Auxin Homeostasis in Plants
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Tomczyk, Monika
    Effects of Ionic Strength on Oligomeric DNA Hybridization Kinetics in Monovalent and Divalent Cations Solutions
    Professor: Georgiadis, Rosina
  • Trudeau, Kyle
    The Effects of Insulin Treatment on Reversing High Glucose-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfuction in Retinal Endothelial Cells: a Therapeutic Strategy for Decreasing Vascular Cell Loss in Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Roy, Sayon
  • Wang, Young-Sheng
    Musically Cryptic – Exploring the Significance of Discrete Mathematics in Music Theory, and Applications to Cryptography
    Professor: Homer, Steve

Spring 2009 UROP Award Recipients

  • Baubock, Michi
    Calibrating and Aligning the Muon Detectors of the ATLAS Experiment
    Professor: Ahlen, Steve
  • Beatty, Catherine
    Wolbachia Tropism for Different Stem Cell Niches
    Professor: Frydman, Horacio
  • Borogovac, Azra
    Labeling RNA in Mammalian Cells by Fluorescent Protein Complementation
    Professor: Broude, Natalia
  • Brahmbhatt, Meera
    Genomic Analysis of BRAF Mutations in Proliferative Nodules of Congenital Nevi
    Professor: Mahalingam, Meera
  • Bruce, Amy
    The influence of Schistosoma japonicum Paramyosin in Human B Cell Differentiation
    Professor: Ganley-Leal, Lisa
  • Butler, Naomi
    Phylogenetic Analysis of Brood Parasites using Mitochondrial DNA Sequences
    Professor: Sorenson, Michael
  • Carper, Matthew
    The Dissemination of Computerized Therapy: An Empirical Examination of Client Attitudes
    Professor: Barlow, David
  • Cifelli, Jessica
    Experimental Validation of the Electron Transfer Mechanism for [4+2] Cycloaddition of Chalcones
    Professor: Porco, John
  • Cooper, Shelly
    Neuroimaging Studies of Memory in Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease
    Professor: Stern, Chantal
  • Curtis, Caitlin
    Central Lydia Landscape Preserve
    Professor: Luke, Christina
  • Davidoff, Katie
    Dissecting the Angiostensin-II Responsive Region in MEF2A
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Djermoun, Anisa
    Age, Experience and Olfaction in the Development of Nursing in the Ant Pheidole dentata: the Role of Biogenic Amines
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Donnelly, Christopher
    Protein-Protein Interactions in the Artemin GFRa3/RET Receptor System
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Fabian, Denise
    Therapeutic Potential of Neuroprotective Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles using Established in vivo Models of Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Goldstein, Lee
  • Fellows, Spenser
    Thermal Energetics of Tadarida brasiliensis during Emergence and Return Flights from Frio Cave Texas
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Finkel, Michael
    Acitvation of FoxP3 Promoter with IL-16 in CD4+ Expressing T Cell Lines
    Professor: Cruikshank, William
  • Flaten, Jan
    Production of Transparent Stronium and Barium Hafnate Scintillating Ceramics
    Professor: Sarin, Vinod
  • Ford Dacus, Molly
    Fabrication of Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Delivery in Real World Conditions
    Professor: Sarin, Vinod
  • Fraine, Andrew
    Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy in the Infrared
    Professor: Sergienko, Alexander
  • French, Katherine
    A History of Jesus, an Adulteress, and the Gospel of John
    Professor: Knust, Jennifer
  • Gandhi, Himali
    Understanding the Mentor Process
    Professor: Spencer, Renee
  • Gaumond, Jillian
    Major Depressive Disorder and Suicidal Ideation among Asian-American by Gender
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Gibbons, Rachel
    Investigating the Mutations for Hereditary Fructose Intolerance in Non-European Ethnic Groups
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Gifford, Samantha
    Bostonian Penguins and the Fate of Nitrogen – Using the New England Aquarium’s Penguin Exhibit as a Mesocosm for Answering Fundamental Questions about the Nitrogen Cycle
    Professor: Fulweiler, Robinson
  • Godfrey, Karen
    Compositional Dependence of Seismic Wave Velocities in Obducted Slices of the Earth’s Upper Mantle
    Professor: Faul, Ulrich
  • Goretkin, Guilherme
    Tracking Fluorescently-tagged mRNA Molecules in a Bacterial Cell
    Professor: Andersson, Sean
  • Grunenfelder, Denise
    Studies towards the Asymmetric Synthesis of Usnic Acid
    Professor: Porco, John
  • Guo, Chao
    Imprinting Effects of Androgens
    Professor: Jasuja, Ravi
  • Haggerty, Jessica
    Cycle Kids
    Professor: Quatromoni, Paula
  • Harris, Michael
    Demand or Supply Factors? An International Analysis of Female Employment Earnings
    Professor: Olivetti, Claudia
  • Horton, Brendan
    Identification of Novel Target Genes of the Oncogenic Transcript Factor REL, which may be Involved in Human Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Hunter, Ryan
    Relative Motion of Robots as a Means for Signaling
    Professor: Baillieul, John
  • Jareczek, Francis
    Fabrication and Integration of an Automated Valve-Regulated Pressure-Driven Flow System for Microfluidic Applications
    Professor: Klapperich, Catherine
  • Jezmir, Julia Regulation IL-1B transcription by the IRF Switch and IL-8 Production by Cell Surface Receptors
    Professor: Nikolajczyk, Barbara
  • Kanter, Benjamin
    The Role of the Medical Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus in Relational Memory in Mice
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Kwok, Belinda
    Effects of Naturally Occuring Prenylated Flavanoids on Gastrin-Releasing peptide Receptors (GPR-) mediated Human Pancreatic and Prostate Cancer Cell Proliferation
    Professor: Weber, Christian
  • Laing, Genevieve
    Steerable Needle Drive System Used for Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
    Professor: Dupont, Pierre
  • Le, Laura
    Mapping the Home Range of the Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus) through Stable Isotopic Analysis of their Pelage and Insect Diets
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Madhusudhan, Nikhil
    Effects of Peroxynitrite on the Structure and In Vitro Fibril Formation Capacity of Wild Type Transthyretin and its Vairant Valine-30-Methionine
    Professor: Costello, Catherine
  • Mallat, Ashley
    Human AlhaB Crystallin: A Potentiator of Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Goldstein, Lee
  • Marottoli, Felecia
    Physiological Role of Mint/X11 Proteins in APP Trafficking and Alzheimer’s Disease
    Professor: Ho, Angela
  • Mathur, Monika
    Effects of Winter Climate Change on Below Ground Productivity and Forest Nutrient Retention in a Northeastern Hardwood Forest
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • Matsuura, Bryan
    Developing Chemical Methodology for In Situ Ligation of Biomolecules to Nanoparticles
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • Mountain, Rebecca
    analysis of Plant Macro-remains from Archaeological Sites
    Professor: Borojevic, Ksenija
  • Notini, Jillian
    Biogenic Amines and Division of Labor in the Leaf-Cutter Ant, Acromyrmex octospinosus
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Olmos, Julian David Janna
    Intramolecular Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reactions of Tryptophan Derivatives in Antiviral Synthesis
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Sacks, Joelle
    Small Molecule Inhibitors of Protein-Protein Interactions
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Salmon, Verity
    The Effects of Tannins on Organic Nitrogen Cycling in Eastern Hemlock Forest Soils
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Santarelli, Brunella
    FTIR and GC/MS Analysis of Burned Archaeological Bones and Fat-derived Char
    Professor: Berna, Francesco
  • Sassani, Jessica
    The Relationship between Depression, Acculturation and HIV Risk Behaviors among Young Minority Women
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Shastri, Anita
    Application of Photoredox Catalysis in Synthesizing Indole Alkaloids and Radical Mediated Reduction Reactions
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • Sibley, Adam Designing and Implementing a Strategy for Validating Global Land Cover Data Sets Derived from Remote Sensing
    Professor: Friedl, Mark
  • Sneeringer, Margaret
    Maps and Materials: GIS and Archaeological Finds Research in Western Turkey
    Professor: Roosevelt, Christopher
  • Thomas, Nicholas
    Functional Characterization of SAL1, an Aminotrasferase Implicated in Auxin Homeostatsis in Plants
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Trivedi, Shivani
    Cognitive Style and Depressive Symptoms: The Moderating Impact of Gender and Pubertal Status
    Professor: Tompson, Martha
  • Tsai, Aurora
    A GIS-based Habitat Distribution Model of Lobseters (Homarus americanus) in Coastal Areas of Rhode Island
    Professor: Atema, Jelle
  • Tuthill, Lauren
    Optical Imaging of Coral Regeneration at the Cellular Level
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Welsh, Andrea
    Graphene Fabrication and Spectroscopy
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett

Fall 2008 UROP Award Recipients

  • Abdulkerim, Noora
    Identifying Effective Values and Practices in Special Education Programs in Urban Public Schools
    Professor: Katzman, Lauren
  • Borogovac, Azra
    Determination of Reversibility of Fluorescent Protein Complementation Technique
    Professor: Broude, Natalia
  • Butler, Naomi
    Phylogenetic Analysis of Brood Parasites Using Mitochondrial DNA Sequences
    Professor: Sorenson, Michael
  • Caldwell, Colleen
    Creation of a Multimedia Database for the International History Institute
    Professor: Nolan, Cathal
  • Chappell, Scott
    Evaluation Growth Factors the Regulate Muscle and Bone Cell Lineage Commitment in a Mouse Injury Model
    Professor: Montano, Monty
  • Cifelli, Jessica
    Experimental Validation of the Electron Transfer Mechanism for [4+2] Cycloaddition of Chalcones
    Professor: Porco, John
  • Cohn, Nicholas
    Identifying Mixing in the Earth’s Mantle using Laboratory Fluid Dynamic Models
    Professor: Hall, Paul
  • Connor, Caitlin
    Optimization and User Testing of Camera Mouse with Automated Recovery from Breakdown of HCI for Users with Severe Disabilities
    Professor: Betke, Margrit
  • Cornelius, Eric
    American Sign Language Lexicon Querying System
    Professor: Sclaroff, Stan
  • Curtis, Caitlin
    The Lydian Antiquities Market and the Looting Behind it
    Professor: Luke, Christina
  • Daaboul, George
    Capturing Vesticular Stomatis Virus Using Antibody Based Immunoassay For a Plasmonic Biosensor
    Professor: Altug, Hatice
  • Davidoff, Katie
    Dissecting the Angll-Responsive Region in MEF2A
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • DeNapoli, Jessica
    Characterization of the NrrF Orthologue in Neisseria gonorrhea
    Professor: Genco, Caroline
  • Dietrich, Scott
    Experimental and theoretical Investigation of High Temperature Superconductors
    Professor: Zimmerman, George
  • Djermoun, Anisa
    Age, Experience and Olfaction in the Development of Nursing in the Ant Pheidole dentata: the Role of Biogenic Amines
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Donnelly, Christopher
    Protein-Protein Interactions in the Artemin/GFRa3/RET Receptor System
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Fabian, Denise
    Therapeutic Potential of Neuroprotective Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles using Established in vivo Models of Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Goldstein, Lee
  • Finkel, Michael
    Activation of FoxP3 Promoter with IL-16 Stimulation
    Professor: Cruikshank, William
  • Fraine, Andrew
    Time-resolved Fouofescence Correlation Spectroscopy in the Infrared for Biophotonics Applications
    Professor: Sergienko, Alexander
  • Fredman, Alexina
    Role of Structural Heterogeneity on Vertebral Strength and Failure to Behave
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Gaumond, Jillian
    Perceived Racial Discrimination, Family Cohesion, and Lifetime Suicidal Ideation among Asian Americans Nationwide
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Gersten, Zachary
    The Effect of Predation Alarm Cue on the Dispersal of Juvenile Convict Cichlid Fish
    Professor: Abate, Maria
  • Gibbons, Rachel
    Investigating the Mutations of Hereditary Fructose Intolerance in Non-European Ethnic Groups
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Gifford, Samantha
    Bostonian Penguins and the Fate of Nitrogen – Using the New England Aquarium’s Penguin Exhibit as a Mesocosm for Answering Fundamental Questions about the Nitrogen Cycle
    Professor: Fulweiler, Robinson
  • Gill, Natasha
    A Structural Approach to Understanding NF-kB Signaling: Expression and Purification of NEMO, the NF-kB Essential Modulator
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Golden, Rachel
    Quantitative Analysis of Resilience in P. damicornis (lace coral): Can Stress Facilitate Coral Growth?
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Grunenfelder, Denise
    Studies Toward the Copper-Mediated Asymmetric Synthesis of Usnic Acid
    Professor: Porco, John
  • Guo, Chao
    Imprinting Effects of Androgens
    Professor: Jasuja, Ravi
  • Haggerty, Jessica
    CYCLE Kids
    Professor: Quatromoni, Paula
  • Harding, John
    Characterization of Genes Encoding Tryptophan Synthase Alpha in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Harris, Michael
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