Fall 2013–Summer 2014 Award Recipients

Agamov, Alina
Word Leaning for Children with Autism
Professor: Sudha Arunachalam

Aleman, John
Aggressive Outdoor Maneuvers for Quad-Copters Using Multi-Rate Sensor Fusion
Professor: Mac Schwager

Almuhairi, Athbah
The Effect of Abiotic Factors on Anemone Growth and Reproduction
Professor: Peter Buston

Arif, Tanzima
The Role of Temporal Expectation in Selective Auditory Attention: A Simultaneous Behavioral and Neurophysiological Study
Professor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham

Bancroft, Eric
Venus Spectral Rocket
Professor: Ian Cohen

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

Bishop, Christopher
The Role of Scavenger Receptor-class B, Member 1 (SR-BI) and Formyl Peptide Receptor Like 1 Receptor (FPRL-1) on the Serum Amyloid A-mediated Down-regulation of Elastin in Smooth Muscle Cells
Professor: Barbara Schreiber

Bonne-Annee, Rachel
Midtarsal Break in Human Lineage: Determining the Biomechanical Impact, Relevance of Intraindividual Variation, and Conditions Necessary to Induce Midfoot Mobility
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Burns, John
The Effect of Cholesterol and Ionic Calcium on the Mechanical Properties of Aortic Elastin
Professor: Katherine Zhang

Buyukyuksel, Nedim
Gediz Basin Mapping & Ceramics Modeling
Professor: Christina Luke

Calderazzo, Samantha
Evaluating Remyelination Capacity in the Aging Rhesus Money Forebrain
Professor: Douglas Rosene

Carichner, Jessica
Framing the Roll-Out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Exchanges
Professor: Keith Ericson

Carranza, Monica
A Critical Analysis of the European Central Bank’s Approach to the Eurozone Crisis
Professor: Vivien Carranza

Case, Julia
The Influence of Self-Selected Versus Pre-Selected Music on the Psychophysiological Person
Professor: Victor Coelho

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

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

Choi, Grace
Survey of Thyroid Cancer Providers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior Towards Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
Professor: Jennifer Rosen

Chong, Timothy
Simulating and Evaluating On-Chip Interconnection Network Topologies on FPGA
Professor: Ajay Joshi

Coburn, Riley
Effect of Acute Stress on PAC-1 Receptor Levels in the Rat Brain Using Immunochemistry
Professor: Valentina Sabino

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 and Negative Affect Cues
Professor: Michael Otto

Cotler, Max
Single-Cell Analysis of Mammalian Cells Using Microfluidic Devices
Professor: Ahmad Khalil

Crowe, Alice
A Geochemical Analysis of Evidence for Human Habitation in the Marmara Lake Basin
Professor: Christina Roosevelt Kuke

DiBattista, Adam
Herding Mobility and Climate Change in Ancient Anatolia
Professor: John Marston

Dickens, Benjamin
Verifying the Functionality of HCAL Data and Timing Readout Card
Professor: James Rohlf

DiMeo, Amanda
Does LGBTQ Status Moderate the Association Between Bullying and Depression/Anxiety Among First-Year College Students?
Professor: Jennifer Green

Escobedo, Jorge
The Study of Faraday Wave Dynamics and 2D Turbulence Excited on the Surface of a Bubble by Acoustic Radiation Pressure at 1G
Professor: Glynn Holt

Favart, Cassandra
Gratitude as Motivation for Altruistic Behavior
Professor: Peter Blake

Feng, Yi
Functional Characterization of EGR1 and MEFA2A in Cardiac Muscle
Professor: Francisco Naya

Filiz Yuzbasioglu, Rojda
Developing the Intervention to Reduce Mental Health and Sexual Health Problems Among Asian-American Woman: Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) Program
Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm

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

Friedman, Daniel
Love Wave Phase Velocity in the Upper Atlantic
Professor: Colleen Dalton

Froehlich, Mary
Optimization of Expression and Purification of Met18 for Yeast Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis
Professor: Deborah Perlstein

Fu, Arthur
Understanding the Causes of Sounds: Can Young Children Reason About the Origins and Functions of Sounds
Professor: Deborah Kelemen

Gaffney, Michael
Medicine in the Holocaust
Professor: Michael Grodin

Gelly, Ryan
Developing High Numerical Aperture, Inverse-Index IRIS
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Haber, Matthew
Developing Show-Control Methodologies and Software for Use in Multimedia Live Performance Applications
Professor: Jon Savage

Hands, Gabrielle
Characterizing Speakers’ Ability to Discriminate Differences in Loudness
Professor: Cara Stepp

He, Qianjing
Investigation of the Human Placental Microbiome as a Potential Predictor of Preterm Birth
Professor: Robin Ingalls

Hill, Kathryn
Role of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (Gad1) in the Modulation of GABAergic Neurotransmission
Professor: Jean-Jacques Soghomonian

Him, Robert Ross Tang
Dash Mobile
Professor: Devin Mann

Iyer, Ayesha
Macrophage Infiltration in Pre-Diabetic Mice
Professor: Julia Xu

Jorgensen, Janelle
Relative Activation of Language Areas in Recovering Stroke Brains Based on Calculated Contrast Estimates
Professor: Swathi Kiran

Joshi, Dharati
Investigation, Analysis, and Synthesis of Synthetic Analogues of [n]Cycloparaphenylenes for Use in Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Professor: Ramesh Jasti

Jung, Justin
A Digital Broad Bandwidth Frequency-Domain Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy (dDOS) System for Multiplexed Measurements in Turbid Media
Professor: Darren Roblyer

Kadakia, Radhika
Fatty Acids Induced Insulin Resistance in Rat Skeletal Muscle
Professor: Ashish Saha

Kelly, Meghan
Antiquity in Ireland: A Digital Humanities Examination of the Classical Allusions in Irish Literature
Professor: Meg Tyler

Koro, Lacin
KANSL1/Eph/Tau Axis as a Potential Pathogenic Signaling Mechanism in 17q21.31 Microdeletion Syndrome
Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu

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

Lawler, Gerard
Validation and Modification of the Mars International Referance Ionosphere (MIRI)
Professor: Michael Mendillo

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

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

Lesman, Felicia
Conditions fo Maximize the Conversion of Human White Adipoctyes to Acquire Brown-like Phenotypes
Professor: Mi-Jeong Lee

Lewis, Audrey
Development of a Comprehensive Rule Engine for Synthetic Biology Designs
Professor: Douglas Densmore

Li, Boey
Role of UFD1L in the Intravasation of Myc-Driven Leukemia Cells
Professor: Hui Feng

Lombardi, Frank
Developing a Mechanistic Relationship Between Immunometabolic Complications of Obesity and Breast Cancer in African American Women by Way of Determining Whether BET Inhibitor Uncoupling of Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling and Metformin Diminish Tumor Cell Aggressiveness in Models of Human Breast Cancer
Professor: Gerald Denis

Luque, Luis Barroso
Multiphysics Modeling of Microbial Fuel Cells
Professor: Emily Ryan

Ma, Brittany
Circasian Regulation of Adult Neurogensis in Zebrafish
Professor: Irina Zhdanova

Marden, Joshua
Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Changing Understanding of Number Theory During Classroom Instruction
Professor: Ziv Feldman

Martone, Cara
An Investigation of the Function of Highly Variable Coloration and Stripe Pattern in the Clown Anemonefish
Professor: Peter Buston

McLaughlin, Deirdre
Phonological and Lexical Effects in Talker Identification
Professor: Tyler Perrachione

Michener, Nathaniel
Building and Using Performance Simulation Tools for 3D-Stacked Systems
Professor: Ayse Coskun

Michener, Carolyn
Diagnosing Voice Disorders Through Atypical Subglottal Pressure Levels
Professor: Cara Stepp

Mullins, Andrew
ERP Correlates of a New/Old Word Task with Cues
Professor: Andrew Buson

Nathwani, Gina
Children’s Developmental Understanding of Units
Professor: Peggy Lee

Neumann, Daniel
Self Cleaning Solar Panels Through Use of Electrodynamic Screen
Professor: Malay Mazumder

Nguyen, Victoria
Understanding Visuospatial Neglect in Parkinson’s Disease
Professor: Sandra Neargarder

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

Panja, Aparna
Defining Cortical Connectivity Maps in Two Attention Networks for Optimal Analyses
Professor: David Somers

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

Persuit, Jacklyn
Developing Curricular Noticing in Math Methods Courses
Professor: Leslie Dietiker

Priestley, James
Exploring the Generation of Episodic Memory Sequences in the Medial Temporal Lobe
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Ramos, Evan
Plume Capture Through Ridge Migration
Professor: Paul Hall

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

Roberto, Mark
Treatment of HCC by Targeting LSF with Small Molecules
Professor: Ulla Hansen

Rodriguez, Frankee Britney
The Reconstruction of the Australopithecus sediba Birthing Process and its Significance in Understanding Human Pelvic Evolution
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Ruggiero, Aria
Scientific Ideology and Group Cohesion
Professor: Catherine Harris

Saini, Amandeep
SHMT2: A Novel Gene in Myc-related Tumorigenesis
Professor: Hui Feng

Samkavitz, Anna
Social Knowledge and Altruism
Professor: Peter Blake

Sengupta, Aditya
Contributions of the Medial and Lateral Entorhina Cortices to Context-Specific Leaning and Memory
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Shah, Shivem
Creation of Pre-perfused, Standalone Capillary Networks
Professor: Joyce Wong

Silva, Rhonda
Association Between Gap Junctions and Tight Junctions in Diabetic Retinopathy
Professor: Sayon Roy

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

Smith, Cassandra
Visualizing Developmental Gene Expression Through In Situ Hybridizations in the Cnidarians Nematostella vectensis and Edwardsiella lineata
Professor: John Finnerty

Spangler, Benjamin
Comparing Meteoroid Mass Estimation Models: Differential Ablation Versus Optical Observation
Professor: Meers Oppenheim

Suresh, Sridevi
Tensor Networks: A Discovery Project
Professor: Emma Previato

Tabattanon, Kamolnat
Using Optical-Tetrode Microdrive Arrays to Measure the Influence of Cholinergic Regulation on Cognitive/Spatial Maps
Professor: Xue Han

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

Tantzen, Julian
Entry and Scale in New Markets: Evidence from Renewable Energy
Professor: Kira Fabrizio

Tasillo, Abriana
New Numerical Methods for Rapidly Evaluating Areas of Intersection in Two and Three Dimensional Space to be Used for Cellular-Spatial Modeling
Professor: Samuel Isaacson

Taylor, Danielle
Performance on a Strategy Set Shifting Task During Adolescence in a Genetic Model of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Effects of Treatment with Amphetamine
Professor: Kathleen Kantak

Thompson, Rebecca
Engineering Functional Initial Lymphatics
Professor: Joe Tien

Trost, Katrina
Islam and Tolerance: Indonesia’s Santri in Comparative Perspective
Professor: Jeremy Menchik

Veetekat, Rahul
Designing, Building, and Testing Genetic Combinational Logic Gates Towards Streamlining an Automation Workflow
Professor: Douglas Densmore

Vijay, Andrea
Study of LKB1 – Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor: Edward Miller

Wang, William
Improved Oil Recovery Via High-Temperature, High Pressure, Crosslinking Diels-Alder Polymer Reactions
Professor: Mark Grinstaff

Weiskittel, Sarah
Antiquity in Ireland
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

Wernick, Jeremy
Family Patterns in Hoarding Disorder
Professor: Jordana Muroff

Wu, Esther
Legacies of Mass Violence: Evidence from Indonesia’s Transition to the New Order
Professor: Samuel Bazzi

Xu, Wanlu
Creating a Microfluidic Chip to Detect Counterfeit Drugs in the Developing World
Professor: Muhammad Zaman

Zawacki, Kayleigh
A Study of the Way Audiences View Contemporary Art and Whether the Addition of Light to Various Mediums Can Better Stimulate Conversation Amongst Viewers About Contemporary Issues
Professor: Mark Stanley

Zhang, Shansi
BU Satellite – BUSAT2
Professor: Theodore Fritz

Zhen, JingXin
Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Belts Through Ring-Closing Metatheis
Professor: Ramesh Jasti

Adeni, Anika
Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk: Racial Disparities in an Urban Cohort
Professor: Jared Magnani

Agamov, Alina
Word Learning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Professor: Sudha Arunachalam

Audet, Megan
Intermolecular [2+2+2] Cobalt (I)-Catalyzed Cyclizations of Bisnitriles in the Formation of Pyrazines and 1,3,5-Triazines for the Preparation of Small Molecule Libraries
Professor: John Snyder

Bala, Vishal
Imaging of Jets from Accreting Black Holes in Quasars
Professor: Alan Marscher

Bayruns, Courtney
Ocular Drift Characteristics during Free Viewing and Visual Search
Professor: Michele Rucci

Bendre, Hersh
Characterization of Aligned and Mechanically Conditioned Cells for Vascular Tissue Engineering
Professor: Joyce Wong

Bishop, Christopher
The Role of Scavenger Receptor-class B, Member 1 (SR-BI) and Formyl Peptide Receptor Like 1 Receptor (FPRL-1) on the Serum Amyloid A-mediated Down-regulation of Elastin in Smooth Muscle Cells
Professor: Barbara Schreiber

Borucki, Davis
Development of a Canavanine-based Selection System for Prion Loss
Professor: Ahmad Khalil

Brousseau, Tamarah
The Interaction of Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus During an Odor-in-Context Task
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Buyukyuksel, Nedim
Gediz Basin Mapping and Ceramics Modeling Project
Professor: Christina Luke

Carmichael, Alana
Adult Neurogenesis in the Subventricular Zone of the Aging Rhesus Monkey
Professor: Douglas Rosene

Cavounidis, Athena
A DNaseI Hypersensitivity Site that Potentially Controls the Expression of the Aldolase B Gene and Harbors Sites for HFI Mutations
Professor: Dean Tolan

Cecchi, Ryan
The Effect of Macrophage Presence on Chemotherapeutic Efficacy Within a Tumor Model
Professor: Mark Grinstaff

Chapin, Madeline
Health Technology and Change Lab
Professor: Devin Mann

Chin, Jason
Effects of Verbal Testimony from Reliable and Unreliable Informants on Children’s Completion of the Change of Location Task
Professor: Kathleen Corriveau

Coburn, Riley
PACAP-induced Cellular Changes in Stress-sensitive Brain Regions Including the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus and Central Nucleus of the Amygdala
Professor: Valentina Sabino

Coisman, Brent
Quantifying the Drainage Function of Engineered Human Lymphatic Vessels In Vitro
Professor: Joe Tien

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

Crowe, Alice
Geochemical Analysis of Evidence for Human Habitation in the Marmara Lake Basin
Professor: Christina Roosevelt

Desautels, Jordan
Confocal Imaging Using Infrared Excitation
Professor: Alexander Sergienko

DiBattista, Adam
A Combined Strontium/Neodymium Isotope Analysis Approach to Ancient Anatol Transhumance
Professor: John Marston

Espinoza, Daniel
Kyoto Digital Mapping Project
Professor: Sarah Frederick

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

Froehlich, Mary
Optimization of Expression and Purification of Met18 for Yeast Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis
Professor: Deborah Perlstein

Gaffney, Michael
Medicine During the Holocaust
Professor: Michael Grodin

Gale-Day, Zachary
Synthesis of Unnatural Terpenoids
Professor: John Snyder

Gao, Xiao
Changes in Spine Morphology Following Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury
Professor: William Eldred

Gertsenshteyn, Inna
Endoscopic Time-of-Flight Positron Emission Tomography and Ultrasound (EndoTOFPET-US) Project
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Gummadi, Nina
Perspectives on Advanced Directives from People Living with Disabilities
Professor: Suzanne Mitchell

Habibi, Akram
The Formation of Transparent and Dense Lu2O3 Disc Targets via Hot Pressing
Professor: Vinod Sarin

Hall, Zachary
Designing HiJak
Professor: Philip Muirhead

Hammond, Julie
The Interaction of Copper Ions with Biological Compounds
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Hamre, Celeste
Strong Families Strong Forces
Professor: Ellen DeVoe

Hands, Gabrielle
The Perception of Speech Loudness by Healthy and Voice Disordered Humans
Professor: Cara Stepp

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

Hill, Kathryn
Role of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (Gad1) in Behaviors and GABAergic Synaptic Plasticity
Professor: Jean-Jacques Soghomonian

Hoffer-Schaefer, Theodor
Boston University Student Satellite for Applications and Training
Professor: Theodore Fritz

Hok, Rosanna
Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) Program; Developing an Intervention to Promote Asian Pacific Islander Women’s Sexual and Mental Health
Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm

Homburger, Sally
Parental Influences on Emotions
Professor: Stacey Doan

Huang, Joanne
Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Resolution of Sepsis-induced Cardiomyopathy
Professor: Ion Hobai

Ji, Sophina
Wound Healing and Scarification: A Study of Proteoglycans and the Extracellular Matrix
Professor: Vickery Trinkaus-Randall

Jones, Natalie
Characterization of CDGSH Family Proteins: Insight into Iron-Sulfur Cluster Protein Function and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET)
Professor: Sean Elliott

Kageorge, Logan
Detecting Positronium with Crystal Calorimetry for AEGIS
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Kelley, Jan
The Role of Prosodic Voice Quality in Sentence Processing
Professor: Tyler Perrachione

Kelly, Meghan
Antiquity in Ireland: A Digital Humanities Examination of Classical Allusions in Irish Literature
Professor: Meg Tyler

Kenny, Connor
MIR-200 Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition and Drug Resistance in KRas-Dependent Lung Cancers
Professor: Anurag Singh

Kimszal, Joanna
RNA Binding Proteins and in Parkinson’s Disease
Professor: Benjamin Wolozin

Kithes, Alexander
SOM (Solid-Oxide Oxygen-Ion-Conducting Membrane) Process for Electrolysis of Metals and Alloys from their Oxides – Dysprosium Production
Professor: Uday Pal

Koro, Lacin
KANSL1/Eph/Tau Axis as a Potential Pathogenic Signaling Mechanism in 17q21.31 Microdeletion Syndrome
Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu

Landry, Breanna
Fidelity Adherence Among Project TEAM Facilitators
Professor: Jessica Kramer

Lawler, Gerard
Expanding and Developing 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

LeSavage, Bauer
Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype and Associated Protein Expression for Aligned vs. Un-Aligned Cell Sheets in Congenital Heart Defect Applications
Professor: Joyce Wong

Lesman, Felicia
Characterization of Metabolic and Endocrine Phenotype of Optimally “Britened” Human White Adipocyte
Professor: Mi-Jeong Lee

Lewis, Audrey
Implementing a Rule Engine Interface upon a Synthetic Biology Data Set
Professor: Douglas Densmore

Licata, Courtney
The Tragedy of Being Human: A Collaborative Project Involving Creative Writing and Visual Arts
Professor: Hugh O’Donnell

Lin, Kai Ying
Protein NMR Spectroscopy-Mediated Analysis of the Mechanism of eIF2B Inhibition by Phosphorylated eIF2α
Professor: Assen Marintchev

Linehan, Ryan
Optimization of Double Phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers
Professor: Ed Kearns

Liu, Cindy
Contributions of Perirhinal Cortex to Context-Specific Learning and Memory
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Lo, Justine
Evaluating Dietary Effect on Phagocytosis Capability of Lymphocytes
Professor: Xuemei Zhong

Lombardi, Frank
Developing a Mechanistic Relationship Between Immunometabolic Complications of Obesity and Breast Cancer in African American Women by Way of Determining Whether BET Inhibitor Uncoupling of Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling and Metformin Diminish Tumor Cell Aggressiveness in Models of Human Breast Cancer
Professor: Gerald Denis

Maloney, Samantha
Copyright and the Profitability of Authorship
Professor: Megan MacGarvie

Mannix, Kevin
Efficient Phonetic Learning: Accelerating English Language Proficiency Skill
Professor: Devin Kearns

Marden, Joshua
Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Changing Understanding of Number Theory During Classroom Instruction
Professor: Ziv Feldman

Martone, Cara
An Investigation of the Function of Highly Variable Coloration and Stripe Pattern in the Clown Anemonefish Amphiprion percula
Professor: Peter Buston

McCormick, Michael
A Path Forward with Iran: How the US Can Get It Right with the Islamic Republic
Professor: James Wallace

McIntyre, Matthew
Improving Learning Outcomes Through Active-learning in Introductory Biology
Professor: Kathryn Spilios

Melnik, Anna
Production and Investigation of Constitutively Active and Dominant Negative Activin Receptor-like Kinase 3
Professor: Francisco Naya

Mencio, Chelsea
Developing and Implementing a Codebook for Team-based Analysis of Active Duty Soldiers’ Intrusive Thoughts
Professor: Jilliam Shipherd

Michener, Carolyn
Diagnosing Voice Disorders through Atypical Subglottal Pressure Levels
Professor: Cara Stepp

Michener, Nathaniel
Developing a Method for Modeling 3D-stacked Logic and DRAM Using Gem5 and DRAMSim2
Professor: Ayse Coskun

Mohamed, Ayah
Evaluation of the Effects of the Minor Tobacco Alkaloids Nornicotine, Anabasine, and Anatabine on Mild Nicotine Withdrawal
Professor: S. Barak Caine

Nguyen, Victoria
Deficient Dynamic Spatial Attention in Parkinson’s Disease
Professor: Alice Cronin-Golomb

O’Neill, Kathryn
Leukemia Inhibitory Factor’s Signaling Pathway in Cancer Cachexia
Professor: Susan Kandarian

Palitz, Lauren
Developing the Framework for a Database of Lung Cancer Biomarkers
Professor: Kee Chan

Panja, Aparna
Defining Cortical Connectivity Maps in Two Attention Networks for Optimal Analyses
Professor: David Somers

Pannem, Sanjana
Novel Hemoglobin-containing Tissue-mimicking Optical Phantoms for Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy (DOS).
Professor: Darren Roblyer

Rahman, Rehana
The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Body Mass Index: A Pilot Study
Professor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison

Roman, Conrad
Characterization of Produced Positronium in the AEgIS Experiment
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Schwarzer, Cody
Natural Product Remodeling of Abundant Terpenes to Terpenoid Alkaloids via an Ozonolysis/Aminocyclization Sequence
Professor: John Snyder

Shah, Malisha
A Comprehensive History on Religion and Medicine in America
Professor: Anthony Petro

Shaw, Mariah
Quantifying Coral Erosion and Accretion to Determine Benefits of No Take Marine Protected Areas in the Itacolmis Reefs
Professor: Les Kaufman

Singer, Emily
A Team-Based Approach to Coding Intrusive Thoughts of Active Duty Soldiers
Professor: Jillian Shipherd

Smith, Caroline
An Examination and an Analysis of the Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Angola in a Post-revolutionary Period
Professor: Linda Heywood

Smith, Taylor
Developing a Traveling Exhibition for Senegalese Artist Yelimane Fall
Professor: Cynthia Becker

Stahl, Joseph
An Embedding Theorem for Belian Categories
Professor: Ryan Grady

Steele, Avery
Does Expertise Trump Explanation Quality?”: Children Prefer to Learn from an Expert Despite the Quality of their Explanations
Professor: Kathleen Corriveau

Stockrahm, Alex
Seifert Surfaces: A Topological Approach to Characterizing Electric and Magnetic Fields with Focus on Applications in Computational Electromagnetics
Professor: Robert Kotiuga

Stone, Steven
Enantioselective Synthesis of Parabromine Hydroxamate via Kinetic Resolution
Professor: John Porco

Suresh, Sridevi
Simplifying the Chinese Postman Problem
Professor: Emma Previato

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

Taylor, Danielle
Performance on a Strategy Set Shifting Task During Adolescence in a Genetic Model of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Effects of Treatment with Amphetamine
Professor: Kathleen Kantak

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

Thompson, Rebecca
Developing Functional Lymphatic Microvasculture in Engineered Scaffolds
Professor: Joe Tien

Traub, Carina
Relationships Between Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Siblings
Professor: Zachary Rossetti

Trost, Katrina
Studies of Indonesian and Muslim Tolerance
Professor: Jeremy Menchik

Tung, Joanna (Tze Yu)
Decipher the Mechanism of the Anti-aging and Neuroprotective Protein Klotho Effects on CNS Myelination In Vitro
Professor: Carmela Abraham

Vaccarelli, Kaitlyn
Task-Dependent Temporal and Spatial Firing in the Hippocampus
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Vartanyan, Phillip
The Role of PVN Neuronal Activity in Response to Acute and Chronic Sodium Challenges in Conscious Rats Lacking CNS Gαi2 Proteins: A Novel Player in the Pathogenesis of Salt-sensitive Hypertension
Professor: Richard Wainford

Washburn, Alexis
Genetic Basis of Compulsive Eating and Food Reward in a Reduced Complexity Cross
Professor: Camron Bryant

Webster, Ryan
Classification of DNA Binding and Cofactor Recruitment of Liver X Receptor
Professor: Trevor Siggers

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

Wernick, Jeremy
Smartphone Support for Latinos with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
Professor: Jordana Muroff

Wheatley, Francis
Development of a User Interface and Flow Cytometry Analytics for Genetic Construct Functional Verification
Professor: Douglas Densmore

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

Xu, Wanlu
PharmaCheck: Substandard Medicines Detection in Resource-limited Areas
Professor: Muhammad Zaman

Young, Karl
Efficient Marketplaces? An analysis of Health Insurance Markets and Exchanges During the Initial Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Professor: Keith Ericson

Yuzbasioglu, Rojda
Developing the Intervention to Reduce Mental Health and Sexual Health Problems Among Asian-American Women: Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) Program
Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm

Zettler, Bethany
High-Glucose Induced Mitochondrial Changes in Rat Muller Cells and their Contribution to Diabetic Retinopathy
Professor: Sayon Roy

Zhang, Ying
Furthering Mathematical Study of Drug Delivery Modeling by Superposing Heart Activity Model
Professor: Emma Previato

Adams, Tara
High Resolution Imaging of Oil/Water and Nanoparticle Flow in Rock
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

Adams, John
Molecular Mechanisms of Pregnenolone Sulfate Induced Synaptic and Neuronal Plasticity
Professor: Vidhya Kumaresan

Adeni, Annika
Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk: Racial Disparities in an Urban Cohort
Professor: Jared Magnani

Alpagut, Emre
Nutritional Analysis of Fallback Foods of Orangutans
Professor: Cheryl Knott

Alshanbayeva, Anar
A Class Room-based Molecular Research Project: Characterization of the Minimal Transactivation Domain of the Sea Anemone NF-kB Transcription Factor
Professor: Thomas Gilmore

Anderson, Naomi
CHILDES Follow-up and Question-Explanation Study
Professor: Kathleen Corriveau

Armenta, Paul
The Role of GSK-3 in PI3K Survival Signaling in Human Glioblastoma
Professor: Geoffrey Cooper

Auketayeva, Laura
Vilnius and Odessa During the World War II: The Relationship Between Resistance and Violent Repression
Professor: Jonathan Zatlin

Awtry, Jake
Determination of the Mechanism of Antiviral Activity of Hsp90 in Vesicular Stomatitis Virus
Professor: John Connor

Ayuso, Selene
A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Pilot Clinical Trial on Evaluation of Bone Volume After Extractions With and Without Bone Grafting
Professor: Serge Dibart

Barbagallo, Nathan
Yeats International Summer Program
Professor: Meg Tyler

Barrow, Tyler
Effects of Climate Change Across Seasons on Soil Efflux of Greenhouse Gases from a Northern Hardwood Forest
Professor: Pamela Templer

Basu, Neeraj
MEMs Beam Steering
Professor: David Bishop

Becker, Elizabeth
Bit-parallel Methods Using SIMD Instructions to Improve DNA Alignment Algorithms
Professor: Gary Benson

Behzadi, Fernanda
Characterizing the Function of ROR1 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
Professor: Kenneth Walsh

Bishop, Christopher
The Role of Scavenger Receptor-class B, Member 1 (SR-BI), Formyl Peptide Receptor Like 1 Receptor (FPRL-1) and Toll-like Receptor 2 (TLR2) on Serum Amyloid A-mediated Smooth Muscle Cell Gene Expression
Professor: Barbara Schreiber

Boland, Nelson
Vascularizing Capillary-sized Channels
Professor: Joe Tien

Booras, Anna
Verification of New Metrics for Measure of Solubility and Functionality of Alpha-helical Meta-poly(phenylene ethylene) Foldamers
Professor: Binyomin Abrams

Borchardt, Marisa
Caries Severity and QOL in Underserved Populations
Professor: Raffi Miller

Borucki, Davis
Development of a Drug-Based Dual Selection System for Loss of the PSI Prion in S. cerevisiae
Professor: Ahmad Khalil

Boule, Katherine
Natural Product Remodeling: Conversion of Abundant Natural Terpenes to Terpenoid Alkaloids
Professor: John Snyder

Bragdon, Callen
Creating Dual-Drug Inducible Recombinases to Improve Adoptive T-cell Therapy
Professor: Wilson Wong

Brown, Claire
Development of an Assessment to Provide Feedback to Instructors About Students’ Emotional and Social Needs
Professor: Jennifer Green

Bruce, Margaret
Social Odor Responses in Sharks, the Smooth Dogfish, Mustelus canis
Professor: Jelle Atema

Buchanan, Anyssa
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Mobile Application iOS Developer
Professor: Devin Mann

Buckley, Michaela
The Role of Giver and Receiver Identification in the Development of Altruism
Professor: Peter Blake

Bufe, Lauren
Histone Deacetylase Inhibition in Mouse Models of Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis
Professor: George Kasotakis

Burns, John
Hydration Effects on the Function of Aortic Elastin
Professor: Katherine Zhang

Carter, Nicole
Glycan Recognition and the Role of Innate Immunity in the Initiation and Breakdown of Cnidarian-Dinoflagellate Symbioses
Professor: Thomas Gilmore

Catalano, Katrina
An Investigation of Larval Swimming Capability: Critical and Sustained Swimming Speeds of Elacatinus lori
Professor: Jelle Atema

Cattley, Catherine
Neighborhood Level Analysis of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Incidence in Boston
Professor: Caroline Genco

Cavounidis, Athena
A DNaseI Hypersensitivity Site that Potentially Controls the Expression of the Aldolase B Gene and Harbors Sites for HFI Mutations
Professor: Dean Tolan

Cecchi, Ryan
Modelling a Clinical Biopsy with an Embedded Spheroid Model
Professor: Mark Grinstaff

Chapasko, Zachary
Building an Automated Workflow for Design and Analysis of Synthetic Genetic Circuits
Professor: Douglas Densmore

Chaudhry, Tarik
Perspectives on Advanced Directives from People Living with Disabilities
Professor: Suzanne Mitchell

Chee, Youngbae
Discovering the IspH Mechanism
Professor: Pinghua Liu

Chen, Howard
Ohmic Dissipation as an External Energy Source in Strongly Irradiated Sub-Jovian Planets
Professor: Philip Muirhead

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

Chin, Jason
The Effects of Minimal Social Presence on Executive Functioning in Children With and Without a Developed Theory of Mind
Professor: Kathleen Corriveau

Christianson, James
Close-Range User Authentication from Hand Gestures Using a Kinect 2 Camera
Professor: Prakash Ishwar

Cincotta, Steven
Effect of Transient Nkx2-1 Expression During the Directed Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells to Lung/Thyroid Progenitor Cells
Professor: Laertis Oikonomou

Cohen, Steven
Rare Earth Element Purification with Lanthanide-Binding Tags
Professor: Karen Allen

Cohen, Madeleine
Exploring the Links Between Child Autonomy, Parental Control, and School Readiness in 3-Year-olds
Professor: Kimberly Saudino

Coleman, Benjamin
The Effect of Aerobic Fitness on Pattern Separation and Memory
Professor: Karin Schon

Conneely, Danielle
How Does the Absence of the Protein CDP138 Trigger the Development of Obesity and Increase the Chance for the Onset of Type II Diabetes?
Professor: Zhen Jiang

Cooper, Olivia
Functional Characterization of Egr1 and MEF2A in Cardiac Muscle
Professor: Francisco Naya

Covarrubias, Gil
Characterization of an Engineered Lymphatic Valve
Professor: Joe Tien

Criss, Tamara
Quantification of Plant Metabolite Pools Using Chemical Analogs of Tryptophan
Professor: John Celenza

Davidson, Ashley
From Corruption to Constitution: Transformation in Kenyan Governance from Independence to the Present, 1963-2014
Professor: Timothy Longman

Dearborn, Victoria
Carbon Dynamics Following Land-Use Change Across an Urbanization Gradient
Professor: Lucy Hutyra

Desai, Pooja
Determining the Effects of EZH2/PRC2 loss-of-function on Murine Lung Stem/Progenitor Cells Using Cre-Lox Recombination and Small Molecule Inhibition
Professor: Carla Kim

Dickens, Benjamin
Modeling Ecological Dynamics Using Spin-Glass Model
Professor: Pankaj Mehta

Doctor, Danielle
Using Optogenetics to Inhibit Accessory Olfactory System Responses to Female Pheromones in Male Mice
Professor: Michael Baum

Dunton, Eric
Artifact: Accessible Deployment of Custom Programming Languages
Professor: Andrei Lapeta

Eiduson, Rose
Characterization of the Role of the α-Arrestin ARRDC3 in Placental Invasion
Professor: Wendy Kuohung

Fan, Shiheng
Continuation of Previous Research with an Emphasis in Cycloaddition of Iminium Ions onto Allenyl Silanes
Professor: James Panek

Fan, Sharon
Circadian Rhythm Influence on Neurogenesis Cell Cycle Phases on Zebrafish
Professor: Irina Zhdanova

Feddern, Megan
Nutrient Availability and Trophic Mapping of Key Prey Species in the Gulf of Maine
Professor: Les Kaufman

Ferritto, James
The Effect of Water Flow on Spawning Habitat Selection and Reproductive Success of the Sponge Dwelling Neon Goby, Elacatinus lori
Professor: Jelle Atema

Fischler, Gabrielle
Liberian Education Fund Documentary
Professor: Sam Kauffman

Fishman, Julie
Yeast Transformation with Sea Urchin SLC Gene to Observe Sulfate Transportation
Professor: Cynthia Bradham

French, Maya
Liberian Education Fund Documentary
Professor: Sam Kauffman

Gai, Remi
Study of Immune Complexes with the C-terminal Peptide Analysis Technique
Professor: Paul Monach

Galletti, Lance
Developing the Necessity Theory in Higher Dimensional Analysis Through Random Walk and Quantum Mechanics
Professor: Emma Previato

Gardner, Evan
Synthesis of a Fluorinated Copper (II) Complex for Potential Functionalization of 2-Phenylpyridine
Professor: Linda Doerrer

Garvin, Carson
The Effects of Service Dogs on Balance and Gait when Used as Assistive Devices for the Mobility Impaired
Professor: Cara Lewis

Gelly, Ryan
Detection and Characterization of Nanoparticles with High Numerical Aperture, Inverse-Index IRIS
Professor: Bennett Goldberg

George, Keith
Understanding Cancer Metastasis Through Microfludics
Professor: Joyce Wong

Gikas, Kathryn
Distraction Osteogenesis Using Prx1 Strain to Track Progenitor Cells in Bone
Professor: Elise Morgan

Goloshchapov, Mikhail
Bacterial Identification via Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticle Arrays
Professor: Bjorn Reinhard

Gomez, Victoria
An fMRI Study of Cognitive Changes Associated with Aging
Professor: Karin Schon

Gramigna, Kathryn
The Effects of Diverse Schooling Approaches on the Development of Critical Consciousness in Urban Adolescents
Professor: Scott Seider

Guttieres, Donovan
Exploring the Role of SIRT2 in Tubulin Stability Seen in Alzheimer Disease and Co-regulation of Neuronal Degeneration Between SIRT2, NFTs, and A-ß Plaques
Professor: Hengye, Man

Habib, Corey
Investigating the Role of the Macrophage Receptor Croquemort in the Engulfment of Dying Cells in the Drosophila Ovary
Professor: Kim McCall

Habibi, Akram
The Formation of Transparent and Dense Lu2O3 Doped with 5% Eu2O3 Disc Targets via Hot Pressing
Professor: Vinod Sarin

Hadyniak, Sarah
Voltage Differences Along the Axes of the Developing Sea Urchin Embryo
Professor: Cynthia Bradham

Hall, Zachary
Designing HiJack
Professor: Philip Muirhead

Hamre, Celeste
Strong Families Strong Forces
Professor: Ellen DeVoe

Heubeck, Alexander
Mechanisms of Mitochondrial DNA Inflammation Following Abdominal Sepsis in a CLP Model
Professor: Bedabrata Sarkar

Hoang, Tru
Confocal Single Particle Tracking Techniques for Structural Studies of Fibronectin
Professor: Sean Andersson

Hsueh, Irene
The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Body Mass Index: A Pilot Study
Professor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison

Huang, Joanne
Oxidation of Cysteine-674 of SERCA and its Role in the Resolution of Sepsis-induced Myocardiopathy
Professor: Ion Hobai

Huynh, Kelly
Purification and Characterization of Gallus gallus Phosphoethanolamine/phosphocholine Phosphatase, PHOSPHO1, and Gallus gallus Pyridoxal Phosphatase, PHOSPHO2
Professor: Karen Allen

Impastato, Anna
Gallium (III) Cyclization of 1,6-Diynes and the Synthesis of New Small Molecule Libraries
Professor: John Snyder

Jain, Nikita
Neuroimaging of Virchow-Robin Spaces
Professor: Sudha Seshadri

Jasinski, Sonja
Parent and Child Executive Functioning
Professor: Amanda Tarullo

Johnson, Holly
The Targeting of G-protein Pathway Suppressor 2 (GPS2) in the Cell and the Role of GPS2 in the Regulation of the Pro-Inflammatory Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFα) Pathway
Professor: Valentina Perissi

Jones, Nahdia
Neural Activity in Medial Prefrontal Neural Ensembles During Context-guided Object Association
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Joseph, Kathleen
Identification of Hyperpronators in a Human Population
Professor: Jeremy DeSilva

Kageorge, Logan
Measuring the Creation and Lifetime of Metastable Antiprotonic Lithium States
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Kalff, Emma
The Art of Wonder: How Context Influences Our Perceptions of Art
Professor: Japonica Brown-Saracino

Kendler, Allison
Analysis and Mapping of the Certifcate Authority Ecosystem
Professor: Sharon Goldberg

Kim, Jonathan
BodyLogin: An Interactive User Authentication Application
Professor: Janusz Konrad

Knox, Ryan
Global Insulin Market: Opportunities and Challenges to Promote Equitable Access to Affordable Insulin
Professor: Veronika Wirtz

Kontor, Akuah
Characterizing the Function of the Gtl2-Dio3 Long Non-Coding RNA in Skeletal Muscle Cells
Professor: Francisco Naya

Kopp, Zachary
Word Learning and Retention in Non-Social Settings in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Professor: Sudha Arunachalam

Koro, Lacin
KANSL1/Eph/Tau Axis as a Potential Pathogenic Signaling Mechanism in 17q21.31 Microdeletion Syndrome
Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu

Kosteva, Kathryn
Stem Cell Markers and Wolbachia Fecundity Effects in Culex Pipien Oogenesis
Professor: Horacio Frydman

Krishfield, Suzanne
An Assessment of the Number of Older Adults Residing in Assisted Living Facilities Who Convert to Dental Patients Following an Oral Health Screening – A Pilot Study
Professor: Paula Friedman

Kusi, Jeanette
Regulation of AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) in Adipose Tissue of Morbidly Obese Humans
Professor: Julia Xiu

Lacki, Olga
Casein Kinase 1 Isoform Expression in the Neurocircuitry of Drug-Sensitive Mice
Professor: Camron Bryant

Lamoureux, Bethany
Ultrafast H2 and D2 Rotational Raman Responses in Near Critical CO2: An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Anisotropic Solvation Dynamics
Professor: Lawrence Ziegler

Lane, Annie
Data Center Power Regulation Modeling
Professor: Ayse Coskun

Lavrentyev, Ivan
CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST)
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Lawler, Gerard
Expanding the Mars International Reference Ionosphere (MIRI) with Total Electron Content (TEC) Predictions
Professor: Michael Mendillo

Lawson, Emily
Entrenched Conflict in Senegal: The Lived Experience
Professor: Joanna Davidson

Lawson, Benjamin
Do Tests of Object Recognition Algorithms in Virtual Environments Predict Success In the Real World?
Professor: Massimilano Versace

Leary, Meghan
Demethylation of Pro-apoptotic Imprinted Gene ARHI and its Transcriptional Regulation in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Cells
Professor: Sibaji Sarkar

Lee, Melissa
Regulation of Neuronal Development by KIAA2022
Professor: Hengye Man

Leib, Rachel
Disambiguating Circumstances Between Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus in Similar Elements
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Leikin, Hannah
Transitional European Architecture and Culture: Imperialism All the Way to Globalization
Professor: Clifford Backman

Lesman, Felicia
Characterization of Metabolic and Endocrine Phenotype of Optimally “Britened” Human White Adipocyte
Professor: Mii-Jeong Lee

Lewis, Kathleen
Designing, Building, and Testing Genetic Devices
Professor: Traci Haddock

Levit, Valerie
Biological Motion Perception in Parkinson’s Disease
Professor: Sandra Neargarder

Li, Boey
The Role of UFD1L in the Intravasation of MYC-driven Lymphoma Cells
Professor: Hui Feng

Lin, Kai Ying
Analysis of the Mechanisms of eIF2B Inhibition by Phosphorylated eIF2α with Protein NMR
Professor: Assen Marintchev

Linehan, Ryan
Pion Interactions in Liquid Argon
Professor: Ed Kearns

Liu, Sharon
Synthesis of Natural Product Scaffolds Through Biomimetic Cyclizations
Professor: Aaron Beeler

Liu, Jingjiang
Electrospinning of Nanofiber
Professor: Michael Gevelber

Liu, Cindy
Hippocampal Neuronal Activity Following Reversible Inactivation of Lateral Entorhinal Cortex
Professor: Howard Eichenbaum

Lombardi, Frank
Developing a Mechanistic Relationship Between Immunometabolic Complications of Obesity and Breast Cancer in African American Women by Way of Determining Whether BET Inhibitor Uncoupling of Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling and Metformin Diminish Tumor Cell Aggressiveness in Models of Human Breast Cancer
Professor: Gerald Denis

Ly, Amy
Natural Product Remodeling: Conversion of Nopol into an Alkaloid-Type Library of Compounds for Biological Screening
Professor: John Snyder

Maciejko, Laura
Demonstrating the Target Specificity of Factor Quinolinone Inhibitors by Cellular Thermal Shift Assay
Professor: Scott Schaus

MacKenzie, Danny
Investigation of Inosine in Cortical Reorganization After Ischemic Stroke
Professor: Tara Moore

Mahmood, Taymiah
The Role of Obesity in Modulating Infection
Professor: Salomon Amar

Maloney, Samantha
Copyright Law of British Literature from 1800-1830
Professor: Megan MacGarvie

Martinez, Paul
Religious Upbringing and Orientation and Well-Being in Bisexual Individuals
Professor: Andrea Mercurio

Martone, Cara
An Investigation of the Function of Conspicuous Coloration and Stripe Pattern in the Clown Anemonefish Amphiprion percula
Professor: Peter Buston

May, Brian
Meta-Analysis of the Effects on Children and Families Living with a Veteran Suffering from PTSD
Professor: Martha Thompson

McGuire, Courtney
Evolving Minds: Children’s Group-based Learning of Natural Selection from Picture Books
Professor: Deborah Keleman

McKeon, John
The Effects of Copyright Protection on the Production of Derivative Works: Evidence from Revived Copyright
Professor: Megan MacGarvie

McLaughlin, Dierdre
Phonological and Lexical Effects in Talker Identification
Professor: Tyler Perrachione

McNellis, Risa
Effects of Climate Change on Foliar Nitrogen and Rates of Photosynthesis by Maple Saplings
Professor: Pamela Templer

Miao, Kevin
Phonic Word Web Application
Professor: Devin Kearns

Miller, Gregg
The Persistence of Response Bias Shifts in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
Professor: Andrew Budson

Miller, Leah
Predictiveness of Mother Stress Factors on Infant Cortisol Levels
Professor: Amanda Tarullo

Miller, Erin
The Clauberg Experiments and IWitness Testimonies: Medicine in the Holocaust
Professor: Michael Grodin

Millington, Taylor
The Association Between Parental Positivity and Prosocial Behavior in 3-Year-Old Children
Professor: Kimberly Saudino

Misnick, Emily
Ionic Current Through Graphene Nanopores
Professor: Joseph Bunch

Mitko, Annette
Analysis of Constant Therapy iPad Treatment Patient Data
Professor: Swathi Kiran

Mitsock, Emily
Improving Prosthodontic Cement through Application of the Petasis Reaction
Professor: Scott Schaus

Moskowitz, Nora
The Genetic Architecture of Mimetic Wing Pattern Variation in Butterflies
Professor: Sean Mullen

Muralidhar, Varsha
Role of Sfrp5 and Wnt5A in Fat Tissue
Professor: Kenneth Walsh

Myers, Morgan
Metal-Catalyzed Intramolecular Couplings to Extend Cycloparaphenylenes
Professor: Ramesh Jasti

Naowarojna, Nathchar
Mechanistic Study of C-S Bond Formation Catalyzed by Non-heme Iron Enzymes in Ergothioneine Biosynthesis
Professor: Pinghua Liu

Narala, Bhavya
Drug Discrimination Testing in Rats Using Nicotine Withdrawal Tactics
Professor: S. Barak Caine

Nguyen Minh-Thuy
Kras-Dependent Regulation of Non-Coding RNAs in Lung Cancer Cells
Professor: Anurag Singh

Obershelp, John
Calcium Isotopic Response to Disturbances at Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire: Acidification, Deforestation, and Recovery
Professor: Andrew Kurtz

Ortega, Denise
A Statistical Design of Experiments Tool for Combinatorial Genetic Design in Synthetic Biology
Professor: Swapnil Bhatia

Pacheco, Alan
Designing, Building, and Testing Genetic Devices
Professor: Traci Haddock

Parrack, Paige
A Role of c-Cbl in Colorectal Cancer
Professor: Vipul Chitalia

Patel, Shama
Understanding the Neurobiological Effects of Blast Induced Brain Injuries Using C57BL6 Mice
Professor: William Eldred

Pellegrini, William
High Fat Diet-Induced Differentiation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Bone Marrow
Professor: Qiong Lin

Penzias, Rebecca
A Critical Analysis of Transgender Healthcare and Medical Authority in Emergency Medicine
Professor: Catherine Connell

Perez Arias, Sonia Mercedes
Development of Otic Mechanoreception: Are Ears the Snake-attack Sensor Mediating Escape-hatching of Red-eyed Treefrog Embryos?
Professor: Karen Warkentin

Pina, Tre
Fags or Thugs?: Navigating the Linguistic Borderlands Between AAVE and Gay Speech
Professor: Daniel Erker

Premasiri, Alan
Using Feedback to Shift AD Patient’s Liberal Response Bias
Professor: Andrew Budson

Pyles, Cynthia
SERS as a Tool for Metabolic Studies
Professor: Lawrence Ziegler

Ramos, Evan
Garnet Geochronology of Subduction Zone Lithologies in Syros, Greece
Professor: Ethan Baxter

Raskin, Alanna
Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO)
Professor: Lauren Wise

Rauch, Simone
Activated Complex Formation of the RET Receptor and Crosstalk with VEGF2
Professor: Adrian Whitty

Rice, Katie
A Poetry of Criticism
Professor: Herbert Golder

Richter, Meredith
Importance of the Process
Professor: Ellen DeVoe

Roberto, Mark
Investigating the Role of the Transcription Factor LSF Activation and Repression Domains on Cell Cycle Regulation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells
Professor: Ulla Hansen

Romo Corrales, José
Role of PACAP (Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-activating Receptor-1) in Ethanol Self-Administration
Professor: Valentina Sabino

Rosenfeld, Luke
Probability Distributions and the Black – Scholes Formula for Modeling Stocks and American Call Options
Professor: Emma Previato

Rosin, Guy
Measuring Decay of Exotic Nuclei
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Rubin, Shanon
Computer Simulations of Time-Varying Perturbations in Magnetic Systems
Professor: Anders Sandvik

Ryan, Emma
Effect of Dual Inhibition of PI3K and GSK-3 on Increased Cell Death in Colon Cancer Cells
Professor: Geoffrey Cooper

Sahoo, Shrinjoy
A Software Tool for Constrained Combinatorial Design and Visualization of Genetic Constructs in Synthetic Biology
Professor: Swapnil Bhatia

Saint Germain, Maya
Speech Emphasis Through Suppression of Noise Pollution
Professor: Syed Hamid Nawab

Samborski, Ann Ming
Development and Testing of the Clutter Image Rating Application (App)
Professor: Jordana Muroff

Schmidt, Eric
Quantitative Image Analysis of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Professor: William Eldred

Secor, Maxim
The Study of Gas Hydrate Formation with Large Hydrocarbons as Guest Molecules using Enhanced Sampling
Professor: Tom Keyes

Shah, Shivem
Creation of Pre-perfused, Standalone & Geometrically Controlled Capillary Networks
Professor: Joyce Wong

Sharma, Kshitij
Dissecting the Structural Basis of Trimeric G Protein Activation by a Non-Receptor Protein
Professor: Mikel Garcia-Marcos

Shaw, Mariah
Quantifying Coral Erosion and Accretion in the Itacolomis Reefs Using Aerial Image Analysis
Professor: Les Kaufman

Shelofsky, Joshua
Development of Contrast-Enhanced CT Imaging for Assessing Cartilage Biochemical and Biomechanical Properties in the Metacarpal Phalangeal Joint
Professor: Mark Grinstaff

Shetty, Syona
Investigation of Pregnenolone Sulfate-induced Neuroplasticity
Professor: David Farb

Shi, Dean
Power Optimization and Development of Power Policies on Mobile Devices
Professor: Ayse Coskun

Shin, Nami
Reconstructing Bronze Age Agriculture at Kaymakçı, Western Turkey
Professor: John Marston

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

Shukla, Prachi
Identification of the Serine Phosphorylation Sites in Interferon Regulatory Factor 5 (IRF5) Required for IRF5 Activation Downstream of Toll-like Receptor Signaling
Professor: Ian Rifkin

Sinatra, Vincent
Cell Death, Phagocytosis and Glia: Investigating Connections to Neurodegeneration
Professor: Kim McCall

Smith, Gabriella
Harmonia Axyridis: the Behavioral and Genetic Secret to Success
Professor: Sean Mullen

Smith, Lindsay
Utilizing the Predator-prey Relationship Between Seabirds such as the Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) and the Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and Sand Lance (Ammodytes dubius) in the Gulf of Maine as an Indicator for Changes in Ecosystem Service Production and Tradeoffs
Professor: Les Kaufman

Somayaji, Hrishikesh
Analyzing the Photocatalytic Behavior of Plasmonic Nanoparticles
Professor: Bjorn Reinhard

Spindelman, Kyle
Research and Development for the CLIC Vertex Detector
Professor: Lawrence Sulak

Stefanowski, Paulina
Pathways Involving Frontal Cortices and the Amygdala
Professor: Helen Barbas

Stockrahm, Alex
Seifert Surfaces: A Topological Approach to Characterizing Electric and Magnetic Fields with Focus on Applications in Computational Electromagnetics
Professor: Robert Kotiuga

Sudit, Bella
Regulation of AMP-activated Protein Kinase by Nutritional Variation in Skeletal Muscle
Professor: Ashish Saha

Sukumar, Shiran
Massachusetts Open Cloud
Professor: Orran Krieger

Sundermier, Danielle
Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension (DASH) Mobile App Pilot
Professor: Lisa Quintiliani

Taylor, Danielle
Adolescent Amphetamine Treatment in a Rodent Model of ADHD: Effects on Cocaine Abuse Risk During Adulthood
Professor: Kathleen Kantak

Tepe, Justin
Architecture of White Matter Below the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Children with Autism
Professor: Vasileios Zikopoulos

Thompson, Rebecca
Creating Functional Lymphatics in Engineered Tissues
Professor: Joe Tien

Tobin, Molly
Assessing the Risk of Household Contamination with Bacterial Pathogens from Backyard Poultry Production in the Metro-Boston Area
Professor: Jessica Leibler

Trainor, Andrew
Abnormal Internet Route Detection and Visualization
Professor: Sharon Goldberg

Trinh, Julian
ANDESITE
Professor: Joshua Semeter

Tsang Min Ching, Jean-Marc Fan Chung
Using Optogenetics to Elucidate the Role of Cholinergic Signaling in Selective Attention and Learning.
Professor: Xue Han

Tung, Joanna (Tze Yu)
Decipher the Mechanism of the Anti-aging and Neuroprotective Protein Klotho Effects on CNS Myelination In Vitro and Ex Vivo
Professor: Carmela Abraham

Tyminski, Camila
Characterization of the CLASP2-Dab1 Interaction Associated with Neuronal Development
Professor: Angela Ho

Vessel, Kathryn
Establishing an Auxin-Induced-Degron System to Induce Degradation of LSF in HepG3 Cells
Professor: Ulla Hansen

Vijay, Andrea
The Effect of Metabolic Modulation on Intact Cardiomyocyte Mitochondrial Membrane Potential
Professor: Edward Miller

Wang, William
The Effects of Rho and Rac Activity on Cell Migration Within Three-dimensional Fibril Networks
Professor: Christopher Chen

Waxman, Hannah
Development of Central Input and Processing Regions of the Insect Olfactory System and its Behavioral Effects in the Ant Pheidole dentata
Professor: James Traniello

Weddell, Cecilia
Intellectuals and the Global Cinematic Imagination of “Mexico in Revolution”
Professor: Adela Pineda Franco

Welch, Michaela
Mechanisms of Pathogenesis in Muscular Dystrophies
Professor: Jeffrey Miller

Williamson, Patrick
UTI Diagnostics
Professor: Lawrence Ziegler

Wolberg, Adam
Secretion of a Foreign Cellulase from an E. coli Cell
Professor: Daniel Segre

Wong, Linda
An Investigation of the Heritability of Personality Traits in Social Animals
Professor: Peter Buston

Woo, Nicole
Effects of Arch Height on Adult Step Length During Time-sensitive Walking
Professor: Simone Gill

Xia, Pu
Effects of Arch Height on the Ability to Walk Across Obstacles
Professor: Simone Gill

Xu, Jia (Jeannie)
Morphological Changes Associated with Significant Reduction in Active Areas of Aqueous Outflow in Human Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Professor: Haiyan Gong

Xu, Wanlu
Detection for Substandard Tuberculosis Medication in Resource-limited Areas
Professor: Muhammad Zaman

Young, Karl
Efficient Marketplaces? An analysis of Health Insurance Markets and Exchanges During the Initial Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Professor: Keith Ericson

Yung, Jennifer
The Effects of Diverse Schooling Approaches on the Development of Critical Consciousness in Urban Adolescents
Professor: Scott Seider

Yung, Linda
The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Body Mass Index: A Pilot Study
Professor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison

Zambrano, Mateo
Investigation of Pregnenolone Sulfate as a Possible Therapeutic for Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Professor: David Farb

Zeng, Ziqing
Effects of the American Job Creations Act of 2004 on Innovation of U.S. Multinational Corporations
Professor: Lei Li

Zhang, Ying
A New Numerical Method and Algorithm Incorporating Crowding and Spatio-Temporal Correlations in Cell Signaling Modeling
Professor: Samuel Isaacson

Zhen, JingXin
Facile Synthesis and Reactivity of Substituted Heterocycles
Professor: Ramesh Jasti

Zinzuwadia, Shuchi
Ultrasound-Enhanced Diffusion of a Cationic Contrast Agent into Human Articular Cartilage
Professor: Mark Grinstaff