Fall 2012 – Summer 2013 Award Recipients

Anand, Ashwin
Investigation Into the Emergence of Specific Morphological Changes in Travecular Meshwork of Glaucomatous and Non-glaucomatus Human Eyes
Professor: Haiyan Gong

Andricovich, Jaclyn
Elucidating Critical Residues for GPS2 Protein-Protein Interactions
Professor: Valentina Perissi

Arcaro, Daniel
Phase Transition Velocity of Liquid Crystals
Professor: Richard Averitt

Arredondo, Stephen
A New Approach to Lower Thermosphere Wind Evolution Analysis
Professor: Meers Oppenheim

Boucher, Jonathan
Tough Decoys and miR-155: A Clinical Approach to Regulating Neuroinflammation
Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu

Brug, Aaron
Identification of Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of the BET Protein Brd2 to Block Inflammation
Professor: Gerald Denis

Cabrera, Zoraida
Communications and Fine Art in New Media
Professor: John Dziamba

Chaiyasarikul, John
Terahertz Radiation from Corrugated Graphene Films
Professor: Roberto Paiella

Chiao, Christine
A Qualitative Study on the Asian-American Women’s Mental Health
Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm

Clements, Reena
Establishing Antennule Flick Rate as an Assay for Odor Detection in Lobsters
Professor: Jelle Atema

Cohen, Morris
Towards an All-Atom Model for m-Poly(phenylene ethynylene) Class of Foldamers using the CHARMM27 Force Field: Studies of the Structure and Unfolding Pathway of Foldamers of Various Lengths
Professor: Abrams Binyomin

Coles, Paige
Discovery of Unknown Mutations in the Aldolase B Gene that Cause Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
Professor: Dean Tolan

Conniff, Tara
Molecular Characterization of Gastrin Releasing Peptide (GRP)-Expressing C-fibers in Human Skin with Pruritus and Other Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Professor: Deon Wolpowitz

Cygan, Angelica
The Potential Effects of Sleep on the Abstraction of Novel Dative Verbs in Preschool-Age Children
Professor: Sudha Arunachalam

Daly-Coll, David
Examining the Utah Health Exchange
Professor: Keith Ericson

David, Jennie
Evaluating Decision-Making in Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic
Professor: David Langer

Desai, Natasha
Retinopathy in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
Professor: Alice Cronin-Golomb

DeSouza, Patrick
Anxiogenic Effect of the Neuropeptide PACAP into the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala
Professor: Attilio Iemolo

Edmondson, Graham
A Continuation of Research Exploring the Artistic Opportunities and Challenges Presented by Designing a Musical Theatre Production Using Only LED Lighting Instruments
Professor: Alice Cronin-Golomb

Elam, Matthew
Tetrode Microdrive Array for Optogenetic Purposes
Professor: Xue Han

Fabiani, Lino
Parametric and Non-Parametric Analysis of Abnormal Stock Return and Volume Activity for Restaurant Stock Mergers
Professor: Barry Bloom

Feng, Yi
Characterizing the Effect of Egr1 on MEF2A Transcriptional Activity
Professor: Francisco Naya

Foster, Andrea
Determining and Treating Blast Effects on the Retina and Brain
Professor: William Eldred

Gauthier, Nicolas
Quantifying the Spatial Variability of Archaeological Sediments in Thin Section
Professor: Francesco Berna

Gill, Colleen
Oxazoline Synthesis Using Photoredox Catalysis
Professor: Corey Stephenson

Gokoglu, Aysun
Increasing the Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor (IRIS) Sensitivity through Oblique-Illumination
Professor: Selim Unlu

Griffin, Harry
Identifying Novel Characteristics of Iron-Sulfur Cluster Binding and ATP Hydrolysis of Nbp35
Professor: Deborah Perlstein

Gumina, Claudia
Correlation Between Glucose Intolerance and Treg: Th17 Balance in Diet-Induced-Obesity and Diabetes
Professor: Xuemei Zhong

Hasan, Fareesa
Investigating the Developmental Evolution of Parasitism in the Sea Anemone Edwardsiella Lineata Using In Situ Hybridization
Professor: John Finnerty

Hasan, Shamavi
Using Electronic Transport Phenomena in Corrugated Graphene to Extract Terahertz Radiation
Professor: Anna Swan

He, Vivian
Brain Activation Differences in Parkinson’s Disease Patients When Using Context as a Guide for Spatial Navigation
Professor: Robert Ross

Herold, Erik
Thin Films as Thermal Interface Materials for Controlled Heat Transfer
Professor: Aaron Schmidt

Hill, Lincoln
Does Impulsive Personality Lead to College Binge Drinking? Examining the Relationship Between Impulsivity and Binge Drinking Among College Students
Professor: Sunny Shin

Hon, Curtis
Characterizations of Lhx-Expressing Neurons by Co-Localization of Lhx6-GFP and GAD67-Positive Neurons
Professor: Michael Baum

Hussein, Kamal
Private Actor Interests in the European Union: Demand for Governance in Intellectual Property Rights, the Financial Services Industry, and the Defense Industry
Professor: Kaija Schilde

Itabashi, Christina
Strong Families Strong Forces: A Clinical Trial
Professor: Ellen DeVoe

Iyer, Prakash
Optimal Cue Integration Following Perceptual Deficits in Stroke Patients
Professor: Lucia Vaina

Kalla, Pragya
Expression Pattern of CK2a/b in Xenopus laevis
Professor: Isabel Dominguez

Karrobi, Kavon
Liquid Polymer Hybrid Nucleic Acid Delivery Vehicle for Gene Therapy
Professor: Tyrone Porter

Kelley, Robert
Design of Experiment for Assessing Impact of Infrasound Generated by Wind Turbines
Professor: Sheryl Grace

Kole, Jennifer
Comparison of MRTF-A Deficient, Wild Type and Double Transgenic Mice
Professor: Barbara Smith

Kollory, Anita
Role of microRNA let-7 in Pancreatic Cancer
Professor: Sajal Ghosh

Kordek, Adrianna
Senescence, Serotonin, and Sensorimotor Function in a Social Invertebrate Aging Model
Professor: James Traniello

Kukolich, Stephanie
Relationships Between Noble Gases and Indicators of Geochemical Enrichment and Carbonatite Metastomized Xenoliths from Samoa
Professor: Matthew Jackson

Kuras, Evan
Spaces and Faces: A Synthesis of the Physical Urban Heat Island Effect and Personal Heat Experiences
Professor: Nathan Phillips

Lai, Angela
Development of a Paper Diagnostic Based on the Arkansas Color Method to Ensure Adherence to Tuberculosis Drug Regime
Professor: Catherine Klapperich

Letsas, Alexandros
What is the Relationship Between the Causes and Consequences of the European Financial Crisis and Armaments Trade Within Europe?
Professor: Kaija Schilde

Li, Yan
Mechanical Properties of Graphene
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Liang, Qianhui
The Study of LSF Regulation of CDK1 Activity in NIH-3T3 Cells
Professor: Ulla Hansen

Liu, Zhiji
System for Fault Detection in High Power Lasers
Professor: Siddharth Ramachandran

Lo, Brian
The Production of Solar-Grade Silicon From SOM Electrolysis
Professor: Pal Uday

Lupoli, Christina
Habitat Selection of Insectivorous Bats in Texan Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) Orchard Argoecosystems: The Effect of Mircroclimates on Bat Feeding and Pest Supression
Professor: Michael Sorenson

Makhnejia, Kamil
Flexion-Compression Testing of Human Vertebrae for Study of the Biomechanics of Spine Fractures
Professor: Elise Morgan

Makkinje, Jan
Properties of Superconductor Transitions
Professor: George Zimmerman

Mehat, Pavan
Behavioral Plasticity in C. Elegans after In Vivo Femtosecond Laser Nerve Ablation
Professor: Christopher Gabel

Melnik, Lisa
Analysis of Functional Networks and their Applications in Neuroscience and Finance
Professor: Mark Kramer

Moik, William
Suture Testing Cell Sheets Designed for Pediatric Vascular Tissue Implants
Professor: Joyce Wong

Monge, Zachary
Visual Search in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Healthy Younger and Older Adults
Professor: Alice Cronin-Golomb

Morse, Justin
An In Vitro Model of Sepsis Induced Cardiomyopathy
Professor: Ian Hobai

Oikonomopoulous, Konstantinos
Persistent Surveillance Using Quadrotor Vehicles
Professor: Calin Belta

Park, James
Degradation of Lignin via Visible Light Photocatalysis
Professor: Corey Stephenson

Paul, Urbashee
Cost and Product Advantages: A Firm-level Model for the Chinese Exports Growth
Professor: Jordi Jaumandreu

Persaud, Michael
Expansion and Lung/Thyroid Directed Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells in a Spinner Flask System
Professor: Laertis Ikonomou

Pilja, Anja
Teacher Perception of Students with Emotional or Behavioral Problems
Professor: Jennifer Green

Power, Ashley
Growth and Manipulation of Sea Anemone (Nematostella vectensis) Cells in Culture
Professor: Thomas Gilmore

Prasad, Sherry
Investigation of Human and Mice GPS2 in TLR Signaling and Inflammatory Responses
Professor: Valentina Perissi

Ravilla, Anoop
The Antidepressant-like Effect of Sigma Receptor Agonists
Professor: Valentina Sabino

Renoir, Megan
The Role of Identity Politics in the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Professor: Timothy Longman

Richards, Valorie
Meta-analysis of Case Studies in Environmental Health in Global Settings
Professor: Rernando Ona

Rodriguez, Peter
Observing Mode-Locking via Faraday Wave Properties and Implications on Alligator’s Evolutionary Selection
Professor: Glynn Holt

Rodriguez Hurtado, Ignacio
Economic Research in the 1920’s
Professor: Carola Frydman

Ronk, Katherine
Behavioral Plasticity, Biogenic Amines and Synaptic Circuitry: A Comparative Study in the Ants Pheidole dentata and Pheidole morrisi
Professor: James Traniello

Samaha, Yasmina
UFD1L: A Novel Gene iin Myc-Related Leukemogenesis
Professor: Hui Feng

Sanchez, Emily
Follow-Up Study: Association Between Breastfeeding and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Two Year Olds
Professor: Anne Merewood

Sanghrahka, Reeti Mayur
Functional Validation of an Arabidopsis Phenylpyruvate Pathway for Phenylalanine Biosynthesis by Heterologous Expression in a Triple Mutant Yeast Strain
Professor: John Celenza

Sauln, Bradley
Optimization of Neural Hyperdrive
Professor: Jason Ritt

Schmiege, Philip
The Anemone – Anemonefish Mutalism: The Effect of Anemonefish Number, Biomass and Behavior on Anemone Growth, Survival, and Reproduction
Professor: Peter Buston

Schwarzer, Cody
Natural Product Remodeling: Using Nature as a Starting Point Rather than a Target
Professor: John Snyder

Schweiker, Rachel
The Genetic Basis of Local Thermal Adaptation in the Starlet Sea Anemone, Nematostella vectensis
Professor: John Finnerty

Seltzer, Will
A Network Analysis of the Social Structure of Physician Referrals
Professor: Ben Lubin

Sengupta, Aditya
Contributions of the Medial Entorhinal Cortex to Context-Specific Learning and Memory
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Seto, Danielle
Signaling Pathways in C-26 Induced Cancer Cachexia
Professor: Susan Kandarian

Shah, Pooja
Investigating Novel Mechanisms Controlling Hippo Tumor Supressor Pathway Transcriptional Activity
Professor: Bob Varelas

Shen, Yuankai
Multi-layer Vascular Tissue Construct for Pediatric Application
Professor: Joyce Wong

Silva, Aaron
Intrinsic Circadian Patterns of Food Intake in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
Professor: Irina Zhdanova

Snyder, John
Effects of Ion Bombardment on Surfaces at the Nanoscale
Professor: Karl Ludwig

Sobel, Meagan
Midtarsal Mobility in Human Bipedalism
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Sullivan, Josefa
The Role of the Cytoskeletal Protein CLASP2 in Neuronal Development
Professor: Angela Ho

Sun, Hyung Jin
Changes in Mechanical Properties of Arterial Elastin Induced by Cholesterol Deposition
Professor: Katherine Zhang

Szeto, Howard
Synthesis of Unnatural Alkaloid-Type Compounds from Terpenoid-derived Natural Products by Nitrogen Insertion via Aminocyclization
Professor: John Snyder

Tatur, Nela
Determination of Phosphorylation and Ubiquitination Status of DNMT1 for the Dissociation of HSP90 in Cancer Cells
Professor: Sibaji Sarkar

Thistle, Mikayla
Isotopic Analysis of Stem and Leaf Water Quercus rubra: Identifying Water Sources and Modeling Photosynthetic Carbon Dioxide Flux
Professor: Adrien Finzi

Thole, Grace
Characterization of the Nbp35-Cfd1 Complex
Professor: Deborah Perlstein

Thompson, Rebecca
Crosslinking with Genipin Promotes Vascular Stability of Microfluidic Collagen Scaffolds
Professor: Joe Tien

Thurmer, Kate
Characterization of Parallel Application Benchmarks Using Graphite Simulator
Professor: Ajay Joshi

Uppaluri, Curran
Conflict and Resolution in Amphipriom percula
Professor: Peter Buston

Uy, Jeanelle
The Heritability of Foot Form and Locomotor Behavior
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Valentine, Kendall
The Effect of Diatom-based Biofilm on Erosion in Tidal Flat Sediments Under the Influence of Varied Water Flow Velocities
Professor: Sergio Fagherazzi

Vargas-Montoya, Natalia
Nanomedicine and Medical Acoustics Lab: Triggerable Liposomes
Professor: Tyrone Porter

Voevodin, Anastasia
Influence of Extracellular Matrix Stiffness on Endothelial Cell Response to Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Professor: Matthew Nugent

Vu, Cecilia
Conceptualizing a Culturally Tailored HIV and Mental Health Intervention for Asian American Women
Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm

Wallack, Max
Determining the Relationship Between Stress and Alzheimer’s Disease in Transgenic Mice
Professor: Wendy Qiu

Waxman, Hannah
Is Afferent Sensory Information Required for Development of Central Input and Processing Regions of the Insect Olfactory System in the Ant Pheidole dentata?
Professor: James Traniello

Weisenburger, Kolby
Photometric Variability of Wide, Low-mass Binaries
Professor: Andrew West

Wenger, Trey
Helium and Carbon Radio Recombination Line Emission from Galactic H II Regions
Professor: Thomas Bania

Windmuller, Laura
Needle-Free Transdermal Delivery of Vaccines via Electrostatically Pulsed Nanoparticles
Professor: Mark Horenstein

Yen, Allen
Analysis of the Changes in Dopaminergic Neurons in a New Mouse Model of Age-Dependent Parkinson’s Disease
Professor: Victoria Bolotina

Young, Valerie
Building a Domain-Dependent Sentiment Lexicon for Use in Opinion Mining
Professor: Evimaria Terzi

Yu, Jielin
A Bioinformatics Approach to Finding Possible Functions of the Newly Discovered Protein elF1AD
Professor: Assen Marintchev

Aioub, Miriam
Validating Differential Gene Expression in MYC-Related Cancers
Professor: Hui Feng

Arguelles, Gabrielle
Construction of a Digital Optical Spectroscopy System for Monitoring Breast Cancer Treatment
Professor: Darren Roblyer

Barkan, Roey
When the Cat’s Away the Mice Will Play: US Inattentiveness and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, with a Special Focus on Settlement Construction
Professor: Daniele Paserman

Barry, Brian
Probing Liver Fibrosis With Tantalum Oxide Nanoparticles Using Computed Tomography Imaging
Professor: Stefan Anderson

Bartley, Stephanie
MIR-200 Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition and Drug Resistance in Kras-dependent Lung Cancers
Professor: Anurag Singh

Bendre, Hersh
Protein Expression in Aligned and Mechanically Conditioned Cells for Vascular Tissue Engineering
Professor: Joyce Wong

Bireley, John Daniel
Function MRI Investigations of Attential Network Switching Mechanisms using Cortical-Surface Searchlight Analysis
Professor: David Somers

Bloom, Sam
Connecting In Utero PCB Exposure, by Use of Xenoestrogen, and Neurobiogical Deficits Using the Faroese Populations
Professor: Jacqueline Liederman

Burnett, Leigh
The Placement of Lexical Stress in Polysyllabic Word Reading
Professor: Devin Kearns

Cabrera, Zoraida
Communication and Fine Arts in New Media
Professor: John Dziamba

Chaiyasarikul, John
Radiation from Corrugated Graphene Films
Professor: Roberto Paiella

Chen, Estela
The Effects of Anti-oxidative Agents on Cytokine Challenged Rat Myocytes
Professor: Ian Hobai

Cheung, Dominique
Students’ Attitudes Toward Health and Nutrition
Professor: Andrea Mercurio

Clements, Reena
Establishing Antennule Flick Rate as an Assay for Odor Detection in Lobsters
Professor: Jelle Atema

Coles, Paige
Discovery of Unknown Mutations in the Aldolase B Gene that Cause Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
Professor: Dean Tolan

Conniff, Tara
Molecular Characterization of Gastrin Releasing Peptide (GRP)-expressing C-fibers in Human Skin with Pruritus and Other Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Professor: Deon Wolpowitz

Corner, Morgan
The Influence of Louis Agassiz’s Rejection of Evolution on the Early Development of the Harvard Museum of Natural History and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Professor: Alisa Bokulich

Cygan, Angelica
The Potential Effects of Sleep on the Abstraction of Novel Dative Verbs in Preschool-Age Children
Professor: Sudha Arunachalam

Daly-Coll, David
Further Exploration of Expectations and the Endowment Effect
Professor: Keith Ericson

Doherty, Kimberly
Predictors of Successful College Adjustment Among Students Previously Involved in Bullying
Professor: Melissa Holt

Dong, Xixi
China’s Rise
Professor: Manjari Miller

Du, Siying
Economic Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Current China Manufacturing
Professor: Jordi Jaumandreu

Emmetts, Rebecca
An Examination of the Complexities of Recruitment for a Large Clinical Trial in Preventing Work Disability
Professor: Julie Keysor

Feng, Yi
Characterizing the Effect of Egr1 on MEF2A Transcriptional Activity
Professor: Francisco Naya

Fisher, Christopher
Characterization of Chorismate Mutase Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana by measuring Secondary Metabolites of the Pathway
Professor: John Celenza

Fontana-Martinez, Elvin
Back to Health: A Study Comparing Yoga, Physical Therapy & Education for Chronic Low Back Pain
Professor: Robert Saper

Foster, Andrea
Determining and Treating Blast Effects on the Retina and Brain
Professor: William Eldred

Friedman, Daniel
Determining Thermal Models for the Earth’s Mantle Beneath Oceans
Professor: Colleen Dalton

Fu, Lanke
Trajectory Tracking and Real Time Flight Simulation for Flying Vehicles
Professor: Mac Schwager

Gauthier, Nicolas
The Microstratigraphy of an Early Bronze Age Occupation Deposit at Tell es-Sweyhat, Syria
Professor: Michael Danti

Gokoglu, Aysun
Increasing Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor (IRIS) Sensitivity Through Oblique-Illumination
Professor: Selim Unlu

Griffin, Harry
Identifying Novel Characteristics of Iron-Sulfur Binding and ATP Hydrolosis of Nbp35
Professor: Deborah Perlstein

Haber, Matthew
Developing an Artistic Vocabulary and Workflow for Creating Spatially Aware Projected Imagery
Professor: Jon Savage

Haghighi, Isabela
Graphene Drumhead Strain
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Hill, Lincoln
Does Impulsive Personality Lead to College Binge Drinking? Examining the Relationship Between Impulsivity and Binge Drinking Among College Students
Professor: Sunny Shin

Howe, Thomas
Design of Small Energy Harvesting Devices Optimized to Harvest Energy from Normal Human Motion
Professor: James McDaniel

Hussein, Kamal
Private Actor Interests in the European Union: Demand for Governance in Intellectual Property Rights, the Financial Services Industry, and the Defense Industry
Professor: Kaija Schilde

Karrobi, Kavon
Folate Conjugated Lipid-Polymer Hybrid Nucleic Acid Delivery Vehicle for Targeted Gene Therapy
Professor: Tyrone Porter

Kashtelian, Gabriela
Great Fire
Professor: Lou Ureneck

Koro, Lacin
Molecular Analysis of the Relationship Between Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease Linked Genes and Axonal Degeneration
Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu

Lai, Angela
Optimization of Paper Diagnostic Test for Isoniazid Adherence in Low Resource Settings for Tuberculosis Treatment
Professor: Catherine Klapperich

Letsas, Alexandros
What is the Relationship between the Causes and Consequences of the European Financial Crisis and Armaments Trade within Europe
Professor: Kaija Schilde

Li, Yan
Mechanicl Properties of Graphene
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Lin, David
Interfacial Properties of Water-Soluble Vitamins
Professor: Xin Chen

Lin, Qian Qian
Ceramide Induced Proteolytic Dependent Upregulation of the ERK-scaffold IQGAP1 and its Possible Link to Atherosclerosis
Professor: Kathleen Morgan

Lo, Brian
The Production of Solar-Grade Silicon from SOM Electrolysis
Professor: Uday Pal

Luko, Marc
The Effect of Walking with Increased Pushoff on Pronation and Supination
Professor: Cara Lewis

Maloyan, Mariam
Study on the Difference in the Dopaminergic System between Diet Induced Obesity and Diet Resistant Rats
Professor: Pietro Cottone

Medina, Arianna
Behavioral Consistency and Personality Variation in the Clownfish, Amphiprion percula
Professor: Peter Buston

Melnik, Lisa
Analysis of Functional Networks and their Applications in Neuroscience and Finance
Professor: Mark Kramer

Mendes, Simon
Overhearing Poetry: Listening to vs. Reading Poems
Professor: Meg Tyler

Mucci, Michael
Synthesis and Characterization of Thin Film Coatings for Photelectric and Optical Applications
Professor: Malay Mazumder

Nelson, Laura
How Natural Selection Storybooks Influence Children’s Understanding of the Biological World
Professor: Deborah Kelemen

Oliva, Lauren
The Application of Green Chemistry Principles to Environmental Health Research Programs: A Qualitative Analysis of Potential Waste and Hazard Reduction
Professor: Wendy Heiger-Bernays

Park, James
Synthesis of Thiomorpolin-3-ones via a Solvent-free Tandem Amidation/Cyclization
Professor: Corey Stephenson

Paulsen, Emily
His Money, Her Money: Who Holds the Purse Strings in the Russian Households?
Professor: Alya Guseva

Perez, Ivan
Synthesis of Biologically Tagged Inhibitors of PrPc Aggregator
Professor: Aaron Beeler

Persaud, Michael
Expansion and Lung/Thyroid Directed Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells in a Spinner Flask System
Professor: Laertis Ikonomou

Prasad, Sherry
Investigating the Role of Human and Mice GPS2 in TLR Signaling and Inflammatory Responses
Professor: Valentina Perissi

Pringle-Wallace, Simon
Designing Faces: A Study in Silicone Mask Making
Professor: Rune Olsen

Quehl, Luke
Time, Space, and Scale as it Informs Narrative in English Literature 1790-2010
Professor: Anna Henchman

Razzano, Alyssa
Systems of Support: Therapy Study for Children with Depression
Professor: Martha Tompson

Rodriguez Hurtado, Ignacio
The Death of a Banker: Measuring the Value of Having a Banker on Board
Professor: Carola Frydman

Romano, Alyssa
Social Effects on Learning
Professor: Deborah Kelemen

Ronk, Katherine
Behavioral Plasticity, Biogenic Amines and Synaptic Circuitry: A Comparative Study in the Ants Pheidole dentata and Pheidole morrisi
Professor: James Traniello

Rosenfeld, Emma
Sonoluminescence
Professor: Steve Ahlen

Rosenthal, Jeremy
Studying Mechanisms of RNA Localization in E. coli Cells using Live Cell Imaging and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)
Professor: Natalia Broude

Ruiz-Diaz, Katherine
Understanding Evolution of Cap Domains in Haloalkanoate Dehalogenase Enzyme Superfamily
Professor: Karen Allen

Saini, Amandeep
SHMT: An Important Player for MYC-related Cancers
Professor: Hui Feng

Sandu, Meda
Pamoja Student Foreign Aid News Network
Professor: Steven Crimaldi

Scaduto, Mikayla
How Children in Public Schools Learn Natural Selection from Picture Storybooks
Professor: Deborah Kelemen

Scolaro, Derek
Development of Swimming Abilities from Hatching to Settlement in the Neon Goby Elacatinus lori
Professor: Jelle Atema

Seltzer, Will
Network Analysis of Physician Referrals
Professor: Ben Lubin

Sengupta, Aditya
Contributions of the Medial and Lateral Entorhinal Cortices to Conext-Specific Learning and Memory
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Seto, Danielle
Molecular Mechanisms of Colon Adenocarcinoma-Induced Skeletal Muscle
Professor: Susan Kandarian

Shah, Shivem
Tantalum Oxide Nanoparticles for CT Contrast and Liver Disease Diagnosis
Professor: Xin Zhang

Shah, Pooja
Investigating Novel Mechanisms Controlling Hippo Tumor Supressor Pathway Transcriptional Activity
Professor: Bob Varelas

Shapiro, Zachary
Private Actor Interests in the European Union: Demand for Governance in Intellectual Property Rights, the Financial Services Industry and the Defense Industry
Professor: Kaija Schilde

Shen, Yuankai
Multi-layer Vascular Tissue Construct for Pediatric Application
Professor: Joyce Wong

Shuler, Michaela
The Role of Glutaredoxin-1 (Girx) inm sFLT1 (VEGFR1) Induction in Mouse Macrophages
Professor: Reiko Matsui

Simpson, Olivia
On Hyperbolic-like Motion in the U(1,1) Space-time and on its SU(2,2) Confromal Action
Professor: Mark Kon

Sokolska, Paula
Pamoja Student Foreign Aid News Network: Telling the Unheard Stories
Professor: Elizabeth Mehren

Soni, Kanupriya
Investigating Changes in Mitochondrial Content in Lipotoxic Heart Disease
Professor: Edward Miller

Steinmetz, Samuel
Causality, Identity, and Narration in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick
Professor: Michael Degener

Sulistio, Sarah
Curating Chinese Contemporary Art
Professor: Qianshen Bai

Sullivan, Josefa
The Role of the Cytoskeleton Protein CLASP2 in Neuronal Development
Profssor: Angela Ho

Sun, Hyung Jin
Changes in Mechanical Properties of Arterial Elastin Induced by Cholesterol Deposition
Professor: Katherine Zhang

Szeto, Howard
Synthesis of Unnatural Alkaloid-Type Compounds from Terpenoid-derived Natural Products by Natural Insertion via Aminocyclization
Professor: John Snyder

Tanner, Adrian
Design and Testing of Vibrating MEMS Structures
Professor: James McDaniel

Tarrant, Paige
Defining Friendship: A Review of Research
Professor: Zachary Rossetti

Taylor, Jeffrey
A Candidate Screen for Regulation of Follicle Cell Engulfment in the Drosophila Ovary
Professor: Kim McCall

Taylor, Erin
Factors Affecting the Past and Present Distribution of Sperm Whales in the Phoenix Islands Marine Protected Area, Kiribati
Professor: Anne Short

Thole, Grace
Expression and in Vitro Characterization of the Cfd1-Nbp35 Protein Complex
Professor: Deborah Perlstein

Tobin, Catherine
Psychological Effects of Mentoring on Youth and Mentors
Professor: Renee Spencer

Tutu, Ann Margaret
Brainwave Measurements and Media Involvement in Youth Demographics
Professor: Paul Schneider

VanDenBroeke, Andrea
Exploration of Aluminum Box Truss in Creating a Non-traditional Staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Professor: Jon Savage

Vargas-Montoya, Natalia
Nanomedicine and Medical Acoustics Lab: Triggerable Liposomes
Professor: Tyrone Porter

Voevodin, Anastasia
Influence of Extraellular Matrix Stiffness on Endothelial Cell Response to Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Professor: Matthew Nugent

Vu, Cecilia
Substance Use, HIV Risk Behaviors, and Health Care Utilization Associated with Young Adult Asian American Women Who Have Experienced Forced Sex
Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm

Wapman, Mikaela
Riddle Me This: Gender Schemas in the Contemporary World
Professor: Deborah Belle

Waxman, Hannah
Is Afferent Sensory Information Required for Development of Central Input and Processing Regions of the Insect Olfactory System in the Ant Pheidole dentata?
Professor: James Traniello

Weber, Urs
Biological Characterization of Inhibitors of the NEMO-IKK Interaction in the NF-kB Pathway: Identification of Novel Therapeutic Compounds
Professor: Thomas Gilmore

Wenger, Trey
An Electron Temperature Map of the Milky Way
Professor: Thomas Bania

Wirth, Allan
Investigating Protocol Downgrade Attacks in the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
Professor: Sharon Goldberg

Yen, Allen
New Role of PLA2G6 in Calcium Signaling in Dopaminergic Neurons
Professor: Victoria Bolotina

Young, Alyson
Acoustic Impact of Vocal Fold Vibratory Irregularities in an Ex Vivo Model
Professor: Daryush Mehta

Zambory, Courtney
Mapping Biogenic Silica Concentrations in Above-ground Woody Biomass in New England
Professor: Robinson Fulweiler


Acciardo, Andrew
The Hyperpolarization-Activated Current Modulation of Autonomous Activities in the Axon of the Ventral Superficial Flexor in the Crayfish Neuromuscular Junction
Professor: Jen-Wei Lin

Ackley, Erik
Kantian Economics
Professor: Joshua Pederson

Addis, Christopher
Investigating the Mechanism of Early Hatching in the American Toad
Professor: Karen Warkentin

Alfonso, Allyson
Novel Word Learning Task: A Model of Lexical and Nonlexical Reading Methods
Professor: Jacqueline Liederman

Aridor, Guy
A New Sensitivity Approach to Assessing Input Uncertainty in Stochastic Simulation
Professor: Henry Lam

Armenta, Paul
The Role of GSK-3 in Surival Signaling in Neonatal Rat Ventricular Myocytes
Professor: Geoffrey Cooper

Aslanoba, Eda
Resource Allocation, Re-planning, and User Interaction Design in Puppeteer — A DNA Assembly Platform for Bioengineering
Professor: Douglas Densmore

Audet, Megan
Intramolecular Cobalt-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cyclizations of Bisnitriles for the Preparation of Unique Small Molecule Libraries
Professor: John Snyder

Babiec, Thaddeus
Investigating Occupational Injuries Among American League Baseball Players in the Dominican Republic
Professor: Fernando Ona

Ballarano, Carmine
Screening and Characterization of Small Molecules that Inhibit NEMO and IKKalpha/beta
Professor: Adrian Whitty

Bartley, Stephanie
MIR-200 Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition and Drug Resistance in Kras-Dependent Lung Cancers
Professor: Anurag Singh

Bayruns, Courtney
Non-uniform Vision within the Fovea and Microsaccade Production
Professor: Michele Rucci

Bell, Jonathan
Energy Efficiency of Virtualization in Data Centers
Professor: Ayse Coskun

Bireley, John Daniel
Functional MRI Investigations of Attentional Network Switching Mechanisms Using Cortical-Surface Searchlight Analysis
Professor: David Somers

Blair, Sarah
The Role of the Trust Fund for Victims in Connecting the International Criminal Court to Victim Populations
Professor: Timothy Longman

Boland, Nelson
Development of Large Scale Microfluidic Collagen Gels
Professor: Joe Tien

Bollam, Rishitha
Expression and Characterization of NEMO Cysteine Mutations
Professor: Adrian Whitty

Bonne-Annee, Rachel
Midtarsal Break in the Human Lineage: Determining the Relevance of Variability Within a Certain Individual and the Sexes
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Booras, Anna
Diffusion Rates of Small Substrates Through Alpha-helical m-poly(phenylene ethylene) Foldamers
Professor: Binyomin Abrams

Bose, Babi
The Development of Ownership as A Conceptual Category in 24 and 30 Month Olds
Professor: Peter Blake

Bray, Chelsea
Pulp Fiction
Professor: Natalie McKnight

Brug, Aaron
Analysis of In Vivo MRI Images of Atherosclerotic Plaques in Animal Models of Human Disease
Professor: James Hamilton

Carbery, William
The Synthesis and Characterization of Platinum Cyanide Double Salts as a Window into the Photophysical Properties of One Dimensional Atomic Wires
Professor: Linda Doerrer

Carichner, Jessica
Examining the Utah Health Insurance Exchange
Professor: Keith Ericson

Cavounidis, Athena
A Potential Hypersensitivity Site as a Site for Mutations Controlling Expression of the Aldolase B Gene
Professor: Dean Tolan

Chen, Helen
How Society Contributes to Adolescent Girls’ Stresses
Professor: Renee Spencer

Chen, Stone
Influence of Residue-45 on Substrate Specificity of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase Isozymes
Professor: Dean Tolan

Chin, Jason
The Effects of the Consistency of Adult Models’ Behavior and Speech, and Models’ Ingroup or Outgroup Identity on Children’s Learning of Self-Regulation Strategies
Professor: Kathleen Corriveau

Chudnovsky, Sarah
Informal Forest Use Policy: Atitudes and Perceptions of Farmers in the Chhockhor Valley, Bhutan
Professor: Anne Short

Chung, Oliver
Monitoring PMC to Determine the Proximal Impact of Patterning Genes Notch2 and SLC Loss of Function (LOF) and Gain of Function (GOF) on PMC Behavior
Professor: Cynthia Bradham

Clayton, Kameron
Parables as History: A Critical Examination of Internal Histories within “Blood Meridian”
Professor: Michael Degener

Coisman, Brent
Stabilizing Engineered Human Lymphatic Vessels in Vitro
Professor: Joe Tien

Coleman, Sarah
Cognitive Priming and Attentional Biases: Contextual Influence on Vigilance to Threat Negative Affective Cues
Professor: Michael Otto

Corbino, David
LHCb Trigger
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Corman, Benjamin
Micro-Thermal Evaporation Through the Use of MEMS Devices
Professor: David Bishop

Craft, Alexandrea
The Quality of Parent-Child Relationships Impact on Women’s HIV Status Disclosure
Professor: Leslie Brody

Crippen, Alyssa
Geodynamic Modeling of Craton Stability
Professor: Paul Hall

Cygan, Angelica
The Effects of a Delay on Verb Learning in Toddlers
Professor: Sudha Arunachalam

D’Souza, Dwayne
Cell Signaling in Traumatic Brain Injury
Professor: William Eldred

DelMonaco, Alexander
Understanding Metabolism and the Warburg Effect of Cancer Cells Through the Use of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
Professor: Lawrence Ziegler

Desai, Devina
Building, Characterizing, and Sharing Genetic Circuits
Professor: Ahmad Khalil

Desautels, Jordan
Professor: Alexander Sergienko

DiLeo, Alyssa
The Role of PACAP in Exessive Ethanol Drinking
Professor: Pietro Cottone

DiLoreto, Alexandria
Aminergic Regulation of Social Role Differentiation in the Ant Pheidole Dentata
Professor: James Traniello

Dilwali, Natasha
Branched-chain Amino Acids Associated Alterations in Malonyl CoA and its Associations with Mitochondrial Function and Dysregulated Intracellular Lipid Metabolism
Professor: Ashish Saha

Diorio, Anna
Mastery Will Set You Free: The Improvisation of Lennie Tristano and the Anthropology of Emotion
Professor: Charles Lindholm

Doctor, Danielle
Using Optogenetics to Mimic Accessory Olfactory System Responses to Female Pheromones in Male Mice
Professor: James Cherry

Doherty, Kimberly
Predictors of Successful College Adjustment Among Students Previously Involved in Bullying
Professor: Melissa Holt

Dong, Xixi
China’s Rise
Professor: Manjari Miller

Ducey, Kelly
Formation of Wide Spread, Low Mass Binary Star Systems
Professor: Andrew West

Dybyspayeva, Kumiszhan
Development of a Deep Ultraviolet Electroabsorption Modulator for Nonline-of-Sight Free Space Communications
Professor: Theodore Moustakas

Erf, Ryan
Subharmonic Emissions of Ultrasound Contrast Agents
Professor: Tyrone Porter

Escobedo, Jorge
The Study of Faraday Wave Turbulence by Means of Acoustically Levitated Soap Bubbles
Professor: Glynn Holt

Etheridge, Trevor
The Effects of Projected CO2 Concentrations on Temperature Preferences of Little Skates Leucoraja erinacea
Professor: John Finnerty

Falkson, Josh
IETF RFC Data Extraction
Timothy Simcoe

Fan Shiheng
1,5 Asymmetric Induction and Cyclic Addition of Allenylsilanes
Professor: James Panek

Farmer, Timothy
Elastocapillary Torsion: Twisting an Elastic Structure at a Liquid Interface
Professor: James Bird

Feng, Yi
Functional Characterization of Egr1 and MEF2A in Cardiac Muscle
Professor: Francisco Naya

Ferber, Shelbi
Optogenetic Applications of a Real-Time Feedback Controller
Professor: Jason Ritt

Ferreri, Brian
Coordination and Convergence of Event- Context Information in the Dentate Gyrus
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Filter, Rachel
The Evolution of NFkB: An Investigation into the Functional Properties of the NF-kB Protein in Various Cinidarians
Professor: John Finnerty

Fortin, Chelsea
Defining Novel Kinases that Regulate the Hippo Tumor Supressor Pathway
Professor: Bob Varelas

Friedman, Daniel
Determining Anisotropy in Atlantic Lithosphere
Professor: Colleen Dalton

Fu, Arthur
Chinese Children’s Purpose-based Reasoning About the Natural World
Professor: Deborah Kelemen

Galletti, Lance
Examining the Uncertainty Principle Through the Concept of Necessities
Professor: Emma Previato

Gelly, Ryan
Detection and Characterization of Individual Nanoparticles in Liquids of an Inverse IRIS Platform
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Georgadarellis, Alexandria
Investigating the Mechanism of Allosteric Activation of Tetrameric Phenylanine Hydroxylase via Stopped-Flow Fluorescence Spectroscopic Kinetic Methods
Professor: John Caradonna

Gilbert, Jennifer
Mental Health Efforts in Post-Shining Path Ayacucho, Peru
Professor: David Scott Palmer

Gill, Corey
Retrospective Comparison of the Bony and Soft Tissue Anatomy Between Patients with Normal and Pes Planus Foot Anatomy Using MRI
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Godovich, Sheina
Web-Based Attribution Retraining for Social Anxiety
Professor: Stefan Hofmann

Gokoglu, Aysun
Increasing IRIS Sensitivity through Oblique-Illumination
Professor: Selim Unlu

Goldshear Jesse
Assessing the Relationship Between Avian Influenza Emergence and Density of Poultry Production
Professor: Jessica Leibler

Golkowski, Anya
Investigation Into Odor-Guided Strategies in Mice
Professor: Ian Davison

Gonzalez, Reyaz
The Total Synthesis of Tryprostatin A
Professor: Pinghua Liu

Grimm, Madeline
Middle School Longitudinal Study of Academic Language Use in Writing
Professor: Christina Dobbs

Gunnels, Taylor
Opto-Electrode Observation of the Activity of the Dentate Gyrus in Response to Fear Conditioning
Professor: Xue Han

Habibi, Akram
Physical Vapor Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
Professor: Vinod Sarin

Haghighi, Isabela
Graphene Drumhead Strain
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Hallett-Ebeling, Olivia
Multiple Conformation State Crystallization of Brugia Malayi Trehalsoe-6-phophate Phosphatase and the Evaluation of its Potential for Drug-like Inhibitors
Professor: Karen Allen

Hammond, Julie
The Effect of Ultra-Fast Voltage on the Isotropic to Nematic Phase Transition of a Liquid Crystal
Professor: Richard Averitt

Harrington, Mackenzie
Investigation of Physical Interactions with Adiponectin and the Changing Secretion Levels to Determine the Mechanism of Adiponectin Secretion
Professor: Paul Pilch

Hart, Rachel
Retraction of Nicotine Withdrawal with Novel Medications: Turning Withdrawal into Anti-Smoking Medications
Professor: S. Barak Caine

Havey, Benjamin
Examining Memory Leakage Due to Wear Leveling in Flash/Solid State Drives
Professor: Ari Trachtenberg

Hollis, Robert
Corporate Finance During the Roaring 1920s
Professor: Carola Frydman

Huntington, James
Examining Cut Craters on Mars to Assess Crater Morphology
Professor: Bradley Thompson

Hwang, Haejin
Gender Differences in Mental Health Treatment Entrance and Engagement Among Latinos
Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm

Jacob, Susan
Pattern of Song Learning in Zebra Finches by Examining Neural Firing Patterns
Professor: Timothy Gardner

Jain, Neil
Nicotine-like Discriminative Stimulus Effects of Minor Tobacco Alkaloids: The Search for More Effective All Natural Aids to Smoking Cessation
Professor: S. Barak Caine

Jani, Priya
Signaling Pathways Involved in Inflammation-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction
Professor: Deborah Stearns-Kurosawa

Ji, Sophina
Effects of Hypoxia on Corneal Wound Healing
Professor: Vickery Trinkaus-Randall

Jin, Shawn
Building, Characterizing and Sharing Genetic Circuits
Professor: Douglas Densmore

Kamboris, John
The In-vivo Role of CLASP2 in Neuronal Migration
Professor: Angela Ho

Keffer, Stephanie
Validation of an iPad Based Program for Individuals with Aphasia
Professor: Swathi Kiran

Kelly, Meghan
Reconciling Mythological Archetypes: Tracing Classical Allusions in Irish Literature
Professor: Meg Tyler

Kim, Jonathan
The Influence of Cellular Resonance on the Dynamics of Grid Cell Firing Properties
Professor: Michael Hasselmo

Kowalski, Michael
Stable Isotope Analysis of Hydrogen and Oxygen in the Foliar and Stem Tissues of Quercus Rubrum: Determining Seasonal and Diurnal Hydrologic Tendencies
Professor: Adrien Finzi

Krekel, Kyrena
Girls Adultified Living in Southern Africa (The GALS Project): Examining the Influence of Adultification on Resilience Among Adolescent and Emerging Adult Women in Urban Centers of Southern Africa
Professor: Fernando Ona

Kuras, Evan
Total Synthesis of Nemorosone
Professor: Japonica Brown-Saracino

Kurland, Jesse
An Investigation into the Complexities of the NF-kB:IRF-3 Protein Complex
Professor: Trevor Siggers

Lam, Annemarie
Implications of Gaze Frequencies in Infant Joint Attention and Neurodevelopment
Professor: Amanda Tarullo

Lam, Emily
Pixelated Smart Room
Professor: Thomas Little

Lapinska, Karolina
Investigation of Apoptosis and Autophagy in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Cells and Expression Analysis of Apoptotic Genes
Professor: Sibaji Sarkar

Laurence, Jonathan
American Sign Language Vocabulary Reference Tool (ASLVRT): A Web-Based Education Resource in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fort he Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Professor: Robert Hoffmeister

Lawler, Gerard
Creating the Mars International Reference Ionosphere (MIRI)
Professor: Michael Mendillo

Leahy, Shawn
Analysis of the Effect of the Index on World Market Correlations
Professor: Dror Kenett

Leavitt, Marisa
Defining Traumatic Brain Injury Cases in the Framingham Heart Study
Professor: Rhoda Au

LeBourdais, Robert
Comparison of Microfluidic and Optical Methods for the Determination of the Thickness of the Glycocalyx in the Mouse Microcirculation
Professor: Edward Damiano

Lee, Carolyn
Evolving Minds: Children’s Learning of Natural Selection from Picture Books
Professor: Deborah Kelemen

Levin, Emily
Investigating Attentional Networks in Naive Versus Expert Mediators Using Functional Imaging
Professor: David Somers

Lewis Derrick
Elucidating the Structure and Stability of an APP-C99 Dimer in Implicit Membrane Environment via Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics (REMD) Simulations
Professor: John Straub

Li, Yan
Negative Friction Coefficient of Few Layer Graphene (FLG)
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Liang, Qianhui
Control of Mitotic Entry by Regulation of Cyclin B1/CDK1 Activity by the Transcription Factor LSF
Professor: Ulla Hansen

Lo, Karina
Evaluating Clinical Outcomes, Satisfaction with Care, and Cost-Benefits of Using Acupuncture in a Managed Care Context
Professor: Elizabeth Sommers

Longacre, McKenna
Relationship Between Back Pain and Atherosclerosis, a Review of the Medical Literature
Professor: Anton Shcherbina

Louzeiro, Daniel
Contrast-Enhanced Visualization of the Growth Plate with Micro-Computed Tomography
Professor: Elise Morgan

Lowe, Sarah
Controlling Chaos: the Roles and Tactics of Managers Within Theatrical Organizations
Professor: EmilyBarman

Lowell, Evan
Atomic Calligraphy
Professor: David Bishop

Lysiak, Rebecca
Linking Physical Activity to Cognition and Cortical Thickness in Older Adults
Professor: Scott Hayes

Makhnejia, Kamil
Flexion-Compression Testing of Human Vertebrae for Study of the Biomechanics of Spine Fractures
Professor: Elise Morgan

Man, Xintong (Steve)
DNA Nanostructure Construction
Professor: Xue Han

Mann, Emily
Characterization of a Novel Activator of Trimeric G Proteins
Professor: Mikel Garcia-Marcos

Marinko, Justin
Structural Analysis of the Hot Dog Fold Thioesterases Via X-Ray Crystallography
Professor: Karen Allen

Martinez, Danielle
Parents Seeking Parents
Professor: Catherine Harris

Mathias, Joseph
The Psychological Autonarrative of “The Kid”: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian Enters the Literary World
Professor: Michael Degener

Mauricio, Ian Paolo
Defining the Role of NECAP2 in Tumorigenesis
Professor: Brigitte Ritter

Meeus, Tom
Identifying the Composition, Structure, and Individual Member Functions of the p75NTR/JAK2 Receptor Complex
Professor: Shelley Russek

Mehat, Pavan
Behavioral Plasticity in C. elegans After In Vivo Femtosecond Laser Nerve Ablation
Professor: Christopher Gabel

Moore, John
Implementation of Video Analysis Algorithm via Web Interface
Professor: Venkatesh Saligrama

Morse, Justin
In Vitro Model of Sepsis Induced Cardiomyopathy
Professor: Ian Hobai

Moskowitz, Nora
Batesian Mimicry and the History of the Wing Pattern Evolution Among North American Admiral Butterflies
Professor: Sean Mullen

Murphy, Nicholas
Dispersed Volcanic Ash in Marine Sediment Subducting into the Nankai Trough
Professor: Richard Murray

Murray, Ian
The Effects of MLD and SVEP on Triradiate Orientation and PMC Migration in Sea Urchin Embryos
Professor: Cynthia Bradham

Nash, William
Research Assistant Towards the Development of the Compact Linear Collider (CLiC)
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Nasirullah, Raika
Individual Variation in Parent-Child Social Learning
Professor: Peter Blake

Nawar, Alexander
Bridging the Gap: The International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for victims and Local Ownership of Transitional Justice
Professor: Timothy Longman

Nolette, Sara
Toddlers’ Recollections of Novel Words After a Period of Sleep
Professor: Sudha, Arunachalam

O’Donovan, Thomas
Acoustic Emission from an Activated Orifice-Plate Duct Exit
Professor: Michael Howe

O’Neill, Kathryn
Quantifying and Modeling Ecosystem Services of Alianthus Altissima in the City of Boston
Professor: Nathan Phillips

Ocampo, Luisa
Determining the Effect of Altering Tryptophan Biosynthesis on the Iss1 Mutant Phenotype
Professor: John Celenza

Ogamba, Maureen
Hip Pain Due to Swayback Posture Because of Body Mass Distribution in Pregnancy
Professor: Cara Lewis

Olugbemi, Adaeze
Assessing the Role of the Medical Olfactory Tubercule in Hardwired Pheremone-Dependent Motivated Behavior
Professor: Michael Baum

Owen, Ross
Mapping 1000 Years of Lydian Ceramic Production and Exchange
Professor: Andrea Berlin

Pantages, Nicholas
The Examination of Maternal Long-Term Stress and Its Impact on Infants Initial Smile Reaction: Using Data from Hair Cortisol Samples in Mothers to Assess How this Affects their Infants’ Initial Smile in the Puppet Task
Professor: Amanda Tarullo

Paquette, Elodie
Medumba Grammar Project
Professor: Cathy O’Connor

Pardo, Scott
Total Synthesis of Nemorosone
Professor: John Porco

Patel, Harsh
Influences of Ionic Contrast Agent Partitioning in Cartilage Prior to Diffusion Equilibrium
Professor: Mark Grinstaff

Paul, Urbashee
A Descriptive Characterization of China’s Productivity Growth
Professor: Jordi Jaumandreu

Perez, Ivan
Application of Library Synthesis Towards Structure Activity Relationship Study of LD49
Professor: Aaron Beeler

Persaud, Michael
Expansion and Lung/Thyroid Directed Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells in a Spinner Flask System
Professor: Laertis Ikonomou

Petty, Helen
Three Sides to the Same Story: A Documentation of the Development of a Climate Change Information Center and the Education of Sustainable Lifestyles in the Letang Community through a Holistic Approach Incorporating Multiple Perspectives
Professor: James Lawford Anderson

Porter. Nicholas
Investigation of the Mechanic and Structural Properties of PKU-Inducing Mutants of Phenylalanine Hydroxylase through Enzymatic and Spectroscopic Methods
Professor: John Caradonna

Prasad, Sherry
Investigating the Role of GPS2 in TLR Signaling and Inflammatory Responses
Professor: Valentina Perissi

Puranam, Ishaan
Attention and Detection Mechanisms Involved in Visually Guided Navigation and Spatial Cognition Tasks
Professor: Lucia Vaina

Raad, Maya
Exploring the Malleability of the Moral Mind Through Picture Storybooks
Professor: Helen Tager-Flusberg

Raychowdhury, Atri
Understanding the Properties of Electrodynamic Screens to Design an Efficient Self-Cleaning Solar Panel
Professor: Malay Mazumder

Reichenhall, Penelope
The Optimum Time Scale at Which Zebra Finches Recognize Different Temporal Patterns and Carbon-fiber Electrode Assemblage
Professor: Timothy Gardner

Reichlen. Jaime
Fostering Productive Peer Discussions in Algebra
Professor: William Zahner

Reidy, Patrick
Endogenous Electropheresis during Dorsal-Ventral Specification in the Sea Urchin Embryo
Professor: Cynthia Bradham

Rodriguez Suro, Robert
The Evolution of Male Bi-Maturism in Wild Bornean Orangutans
Professor: Cheryl Knott

Rokosz, Molly
Hoarding Disorder in Television: Story and Sympathy?
Professor: Jordana Muroff

Rosenfeld, Emma
Development of Micromegas Muon Chambers for the ATLAS New Small Wheel Upgrade
Professor: Steve, Ahlen

Rosenthal, Jeremy
Studying Sub-Cellular Localization of Small-Non-coding SgrS RNA in E. coli Cells
Professor: Natalia Broude

Sathananthan, Vidiya
From Policy to Implementation: Mental Health Care in Post-Conflict Liberia
Professor: Paul Lipton

Schmidt, Eric
Investigating Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis in Muscular Dystrophy Patients
Professor: Jeffrey Miller

Schmiege, Philip
An Investigation of the Anemone – Anemonefish Mutualism: the Effect of Anemonefish Number, Biomass and Behavior on Anemone Growth, Survival, and Reproduction
Professor: Peter Buston

Schwarzer, Cody
Natural Product Remodeling: Using Nature as a Starting Point Rather Than a Target
Professor: John Snyder

Scolaro, Derek
Development of Swimming Abilities from Hatching to Settlement in the Neon Goby Elacanitnus lori
Professor: Peter Buston

Shah, Pooja
Building, Characterizing, and Sharing Genetic Circuits
Professor: Wilson Wong

Shah, Pooja
Investigating Novel Mechanisms Controlling Hippo Tumor Suppressor Pathway Transcriptional Activity
Professor: Bob Varelas

Shah, Seema
Finding and Authentication Medical and Legal Evidence for Genetic Science and Public Policy Recommendations
Professor: George Annas

Shah, Vinita
Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Stress on L-type Calcium Channels in Sepsis-Induced Cardiomyopathy
Professor: Ian Hobai

Sharma, Kshitij
Cross-site Analysis of Photosynthetic Capacity and Leaf Economic Traits of Tree Saplings in Eastern US Forests
Professor: Michael Dietze

Shea, Sydney
From BC to AP: Editorial Influences in Classical and Modern Literature
Professor: Jeffrey Henderson

Shternberg, Stephanie
Investigation of the Structure-Function Relationship in a Predicted Ctytochrome c Peroxidase
Professor: Sean Elliott

Silva, Aaron
Intrinsic Circadian Patterns of Food Intake in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
Professor: Irina Zhdanova

Simpson, Michael
Characterizing Multi-Protein Complexes in Gene Regulation
Professor: Trevor Siggers

Singh, Roshni
A New Tool for Patients with Cancer and Their Healthcare Providers: Medical-Legal Partnership Cancer Care
Professor: Jennifer Rosen

Siverts, Katherine
Dissemination and Implementation of Effective Treatments for PTSD and Depression
Professor: Shannon Stirman

Snyder, Nicole
Mechanism of Methylation by DNMT1
Professor: Sibaji Sarkar

Sokolska, Paula
Pamoja Together Stories: Telling the Stories of Aid Recipients
Professor: Elizabeth Mehren

Song, Haemin
Interacting Effects of Climate Change in the Growing Season and Winter in Northern Hardwood Forests: Effects on Availability of Nutrients and Cations in Soil
Professor: Pamela Templer

Soni, Kanupriya
The Effect of Lipotoxic Heart Disease on Mitochondrial Morphology and Dynamics
Professor: Edward Miller

Sorenson, Luke
Towards Secure, Robust and Usable Gesture-Based Authentication
Professor: Janusz Konrad

Specht, Sarah
Development of a Homogeneous Mononuclear Water Oxidation Catalyst using Late First-row Transition Metas and Highly Fluorinated Ligands
Professor: Linda Doerrer

Stone, Steven
Asymmetric Synthesis of p-Bromine Substituted Rocaglate Drivatives
Professor: John Porco

Stueber, Gabriella
A 1000 Fold Concentrator for Improved Microfluidic Analysis
Professor: Mario Cabodi

Swain, David
Shortness of the Scleral Spur as a Potential Risk Factor in the Pathogenesis of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Professor: Haiyan Gong

Swanson, Zane
The Effect of the Arch on the Bony Anatomies of the Human Foot
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Tan, Nanrui
The Investigation of Novel Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma
Professor: Byungwoo Ryu

Taylor, Jeffrey
Identification of the Signaling Network Mediating Engulfment in the Drosophila melanogaster Ovary
Professor: Kim McCall

Temkin, Emma
A Sociolinguistic Study of Language and Dialect Contact in the Spanish of the Metro Boston Area
Professor: Daniel Erker

Thole, Grace
The Characterization and Structural Determination of the Cfd1-Nbp35 Complex
Professor: Deborah Perlstein

Thompson, Rebecca
Stabilization of Lymphatic Vessels via Crosslinked Scaffolds
Professor: Joe Tien

Tran, Anna
Hypoxic Environments Causing Premature Hatching of Skate Eggs and the Effects on Physiology
Professor: Phil Lobel

Tran, Jennifer
Proliferation, One Glial Cell at a Time: The Potential Role of Draper in Glial Proliferation
Professor: Kim McCall

Turnbull, Jacob
Analysis of Structure and Stability of Villin Headpiece
Professor: C. James McKnight

Vadala-Roth, Ben
On Motion with Constant Acceleration Motion in Curved Space-Times
Professor: Mark Kon

Vargas-Montoya, Natalia
Targeted Triggerable Liposomes with SiRNA
Professor: Tyrone, Porter

Vartanyan, Phillip
Novel Approach to Create a Mouse Model of Mycosis fungoides (MF)
Professor: William Cruikshank

Wang, William
Comparison and Characterization of Patterned and Unpatterned Cell Sheets for Congenital Heart Defects
Professor: Joyce Wong

Wapman, Mikaela
Riddle Me This: Gender Schemas in the Contemporary World
Professor: Deborah Belle

Weber, Urs
Biological Characterization of Inhibitors of the NEMO-IKK Interaction in the NF-kB Pathway: Identification of Novel Therapeutic Compounds
Professor: Thomas Gilmore

Weiskittel, Sarah
Literary Lab: Allusions to the Classics in Irish Literature
Professor: Meg Tyler

Wendell, Chloe
Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Myxopyronin A and Conformationally Restricted Analogs as Inhibitors of Bacterial RNA Polymerase
Professor: James Panek

Weng, Mao-Chi
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Mobile App
Professor: Devin Mann

Wernick, Jeremy
Mobile Applications for Hoarding Disorder
Professor: Jordana Muroff

Westervelt, Allison
Alexander Pushkin: How a Legendary Icon Defines Russia’s National Identity
Professor: Ivan Eubanks

Wong, Frank
In Vivo Engineering of Novel Plant Defense Compounds Derived form Tryptophan
Professor: John Celenza

Woods, Aubree
Root Phenology in a Mid-Latitude Forest
Professor: Adrien Finzi

Xu, Mengyuan
Effect of a Novel Phonological Awareness Task in Predicting Word Reading Skills of Children with Learning Disabilities
Professor: Devin Kearns

Yonemoto. Grant
Microglia-Neuron Signaling in Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Synaptic Maturation
Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu

Yoshimura, Kristin
Salt Marsh Organisms as an Unqualified Source of Methane
Professor: Robinson Fulweiler

You, Jacqueline
Investigating the Role for the N-Clasp in Y-Family Human DNA Polymerase Kappa (DNAP K)
Professor: Edward Loechler

Zacharakis, Nancy
Development of Novel Therapies for AIS Based on Inhibition of TDP-43
Professor: Benjamin Wolozin

Zhen, JingXin
Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Belt through Ring-closing Metathesis
Professor: Ramesh Jasti

Zhou, Beixi
Cheap Talk with Unknown Bias
Professor: Sambuddha Ghosh