Fall 2017 – Summer 2018 Award Recipients

Abad, Gabrielle
Investigating the Delamination and Relamination Mechanics of Graphene
Faculty Mentor: Scott Bunch (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Ahn, Jae
The Effects of Taurine Treatment: a Potential Solution to Alzheimer & Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Faculty Mentor: Alpaslan Dedeoglu (MED Neurology)

Ahn, Yoojin
The Correlation Between Axonal Branching Pattern and EPSP Waveform and Amplitude Histogram
Faculty Mentor: Jen-Wei Lin (CAS Biology)

Alawami, Danah
Is Real Time Neurofeedback a More Efficient Training Paradigm Than Perceptual Learning For the Improvement of Executive Functions?
Faculty Mentor: Lucia Vaina (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Alburi, Dana
The Role of Chemokines in Developmental Diversification During Embryonic Pattern Formation 
Faculty Mentor: Cynthia Bradham (CAS Biology)

Bajaj, Varnica
Biomimetic In-Vitro Model to Study Vasculature in Obese Fat Tissues to Understand Obesity Related Metabolic Disorders
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Chen (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Baracco, Carly
Carbon Export and Transformations in Marshes and Coastal Seawater
Faculty Mentor: Cedric Fichot (CAS Earth & Environment)

Barbosa Teixeira, Joana
Targeted Islet Immunosuppression For Type I Diabetes
Faculty Mentor: Arturo Vegas (CAS Chemistry)

Barros, Nicole
The Effect of Family Planning on Fertility, Health, and Economic Well-Being: Evidence From a Field Experiment in Urban Malawi
Faculty Mentor: Mahesh Karra (CAS Pardee – International Relations)

Barski, Lydia
Tracing the Evolution of the Alt-Right’s Rhetoric in the Changing Landscape of American Politics
Faculty Mentor: Jeremy Menchik (CAS Political Science; Religious Studies)

Behar, Julie
ASL Verb Knowledge in Deaf Adults
Faculty Mentor: Amy Lieberman (SED Deaf Studies)

Benaim, Angelica
Characterizing the Role of the Gtl2 Long Noncoding RNA in Muscle Differentiation.
Faculty Mentor: Francisco Naya (CAS Biology)

Bereznicka, Agata
BDNF-Induced Activation of the Jak/Stat Pathway Uses a Nuclear-Directed Neurotrophin Receptor/Janus Kinase Signalsome
Faculty Mentor: Shelley Russek (MED Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics)

Berigei, Sarita
Immunohistochemical Staining of Ex Vivo Tumor Tissue
Faculty Mentor: Michael Albro (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Bilal, Ahmed
The Effect of c-CBL on the Rate of Angiogenesis: A Study on Proteins Associated with Tumor Supression
Faculty Mentor: Vipul Chitalia (MED Medicine)

Blagden, Megan
Effect of Warmer Growing Seasons and Soil Freeze-Thaw Cycles on Nitrogen Availability and Uptake and Its Implications For Aboveground Carbon Storage in New England Forests
Faculty Mentor: Pamela Templer (CAS Biology)

Bottrell, Anna
Ethics in the Holocaust
Faculty Mentor: Michael Grodin (SPHCenter for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights)

Bucci, Madeline
Music Program Curricula and Teaching Practices and the Development of Positive Character Traits
Faculty Mentor: Karin Hendricks (CFA Music Education)

Burke, Daniel
Synthesis of Bio-Inspired Carbohydrate Polymers For Intranasal Nanoparticle Drug Delivery
Faculty Mentor: Mark Grinstaff (CAS Chemistry)

Butler, Brian
Creation of a High-Temperature Rolling Ball Viscometer
Faculty Mentor: Uday Pal (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Cajiga Pena, Fe Maria
Cerebral Microbleeds in Patients with Ischemic Stroke and Tia: Risk Factors and Acute Stroke Complications
Faculty Mentor: Jose Rafael Romero (MED Neurology)

Calikyan, Anoush
Identifying the Secretome of Non-Professional Phagocytes
Faculty Mentor: Kim McCall (CAS Biology)

Calleja, Sebastian
Characterization of Stomatal Traits and Leaf Function Among Temperate and Tropical Fruit Tree Varieties
Faculty Mentor: Graham Dow (CAS Biology)

Carnino, Jonathan
Role of microRNA-185 in Acute Lung Injury
Faculty Mentor: Yang Jin (MED Pulmonary)

Carroll, Alina
Characterizing the Role of the Long Noncoding RNA MEG3 in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration
Faculty Mentor: Francisco Naya (CAS Biology)

Castillo, Justin
Quantifying the Relation Between Geomagnetic Activities and Earth’s Plasmapause Location
Faculty Mentor: Wen Li (CAS Astronomy)

Cathcart, Charlotte
Creation and Optimization of Non-Wetting, Chemically Practical Patterned Multifunctional Surfaces
Faculty Mentor: Keith Brown (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Chaipromprasith, Pataris
Most Beneficial Venture Capital (VC) Investment Strategies Into Digital Health Technology Companies
Faculty Mentor: Anna Karpovsky (QST Markets, Public Policy, and Law)

Chan, Joyce
Designing a Wearable Haptic Interface to Enhance Human-Robot Interaction 
Faculty Mentor: Rebecca Khurshid (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Chan, Daniel
Walking Patterns and the Development of Early Osteoarthritis in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Chavez, Juan
The Effect of Hatching Plasticity in Elacatinus Lori on Larval Swimming Abilities.
Faculty Mentor: Peter Buston (CAS Biology)

Chen, Lu
The Effects of Increased Plasma Membrane Lipids in Β-Cells on Basal Insulin Secretion
Faculty Mentor: Jude Deeney (MED Medicine, Endocrinology, Obesity Research Center)

Chen, Ryan
Determining the Efficacy of Combined SYK and mTORC1 Pathway Inhibition on Pancreatic Cell Proliferation
Faculty Mentor: Anurag Singh (MED Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

Cheng, Wanli
Geometric Aspects of the Quantum Toric Code
Faculty Mentor: Emma Previato (CAS Mathematics)

Cilento, Dante
Alternative Tax Mechanisms For Universal Health Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries: a Systematic Review & Evidence Synthesis
Faculty Mentor: Lawrence Were (SAR Health Sciences)

Cincotta, Christine
Optogenetic-Induced Extinction-Like Behavior in Ethanol-Withdrawn Mice
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Cornelius, Ryan
Measuring Transport Properties in Graphene Using Optical Spectroscopy
Faculty Mentor: Anna Swan (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Cortez, Briana
SM22 Perivascular Cells Give Rise to Thermogenic Adipocytes in Response to Cold, Whereas a High Fat Diet and Inflammation Induce Formation of Profibrotic Cells
Faculty Mentor: Stephen Farmer (MED Biochemistry)

Coyne, Hallie
Evaluating Neoclassical Realist Influences and Trends in European Defence Cooperation
Faculty Mentor: Kaija Schilde (CAS Pardee – International Relations)

Crawley, Daniel
Enhanced Drug Design with Portable Parallel OpenCL Molecular Modelling
Faculty Mentor: Martin Herbordt (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Dave, Malav
Functional Characterization of Cancer-Associated G Protein Mutants
Faculty Mentor: Mikel Garcia-Marcos (MED Biochemistry)

Dela Cruz, Jamie
The Effects of Oxidative Stress on the Health and Regeneration of Symbiotic and Aposymbiotic Astrangia Poculata
Faculty Mentor: John Finnerty (CAS Biology)

Dhananjai, Ayush
Motions of Satellite Galaxies in the Illustris-1 Simulation
Faculty Mentor: Tereasa Brainerd (CAS Astronomy)

Dhingra, Manaswni
Purification and Characterization of a Putative Phosphotyrosine Phosphatase
Faculty Mentor: Karen Allen (CAS Chemistry)

DiDomenica, Rebecca
How Time Is Remembered
Faculty Mentor: Marc Howard (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Dratch, Michael
The Reconstruction of Masculinity in Environmentalist Documentary Films
Faculty Mentor: Ana Villarreal (CAS Sociology)

Driben, Brett
Space-Time and the Role of the Reader in Comics Panels
Faculty Mentor: Anna Henchman (CAS English)

Dyer, Matthew
Utilizing Chiral Brønsted Acids to Develop An Asymmetric Variant of the Tandem Cycloisomerization/[4+2] Cycloaddition of Achiral Alkynols with An O-Qm.
Faculty Mentor: John Porco (CAS Chemistry)

Eberenz, Kimberly
Role of Novel Transcription Factors in HIV Expression
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Henderson (MED Infectious Diseases)

Edwards, Rachel
Funeral Matters: Tracking Attitudes Towards Body Disposition of the Deceased
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Carr (CAS Sociology)

Eori, Madeline
Fiber Analysis of Pongo Pygmaeus Wurmbii (Wild Bornean Orangutan) Diet Samples
Faculty Mentor: Cheryl Knott (CAS Anthropology)

Erdene, Galbadrakh
Observing Protein Aggregation in Live Mammalian Cells Through the Use of Synthetic Transcription Factors
Faculty Mentor: Ahmad Khalil (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Esfand, Shiba
The Effects of Reliable Versus Unreliable Informants on Children’s Decision Making and Allocation of Resources.
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Kibbe (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Esonwune, Stephanie
Investigating the in Vivo Binding Interactions Between Cia1 and Cia2
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Perlstein (CAS Chemistry)

Fandozzi, Eva
Brain Structure, Gene Expression, Metabolism, and Division of Labor in Atta Cephalotes
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Faria, Andrew
Sex Differences in Lower Extremity Muscle Activation Due to Carrying Military-Relevant Loads
Faculty Mentor: Cara Lewis (SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Farrar, Morgan
Using mtDNA to Assess Potential Female Dispersal, Between-Group and Within-Group Relatedness in Wild South African Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus Pygerythrus) Populations
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Schmitt (CAS Anthropology)

Faudoa, Elizabeth
Biomarkers of the Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure
Faculty Mentor: Richard Wainford (MED Department of Pharmacology)

Fawcett, Haley
The Role of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Anxiety
Faculty Mentor: Alberto Cruz-Martin (CAS Biology)

Ferro, Mary
The Public and the Private Man: W.B. Yeats
Faculty Mentor: Meg Tyler (CGS Humanities)

Figucia, Matthew
Kinematic Differences in the Single Leg Stepdown in Individuals with Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS) and Individuals with Other Causes of Hip Pain
Faculty Mentor: Cara Lewis (SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Finestone, Julia
Effects of Soil Warming and a Reduced Winter Snowpack on Soil Microbe Carbon and Nitrogen Sequestration
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Bhatnagar (CAS Biology)

Firmin, Tajalane
The Effects of Fitness and Age on Non-Spatial Pattern Separation
Faculty Mentor: Chantal Stern(CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Fischi, Johanna
Geologic Field Investigation of Recent Seismicity Along the Beaufort Range Fault in the Northern Cascadia Forearc, British Columbia, Canada
Faculty Mentor: Christine Regalla (CAS Earth & Environment)

Flores Burgos, Leslie Michelle
Defining the Load Bearing Capabilities of the Vertebral Body in Correlation to the End Plate and Posterior Elements
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Fordyce, Blake
CQ1 Relevance to Understanding Egocentric Space and Movement
Faculty Mentor: Michael Hasselmo (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Fortin, Amanda
Temporal Dynamics of Memory Consolidation: What Role Does Odor Play?
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Furbish, Kayla
Rat Substrain Differences in the Disruption of Prepulse Inhibition of Acoustic Startle Produced  by Apomorphine
Faculty Mentor: Barak Caine (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Gabriel, Paul
The Effect of Thrombospondin-1 Derived Peptide on Marginal Zone B Cells in Mouse Spleen
Faculty Mentor: Sharmila Masli (MED Ophthalmology)

Gagne, Samantha
Perceptions of Mary Todd Lincoln: How the Controversial First Lady Contributed To the Conversation of Mental Health
Faculty Mentor: Nina Silber (CAS History)

Gallacher, Connor
Mechanochemical Synthesis and Synchrotron-Based Characterization of Metal-Oxide Nanoparticles
Faculty Mentor: Kevin Smith (CAS Chemistry)

Gallerani, Troy
Socially Induced Reinstatement of Fear Memory
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Gardner, Sarah
Elucidating the Mechanism of Catalysis of Ketohexokinase: Utilizing Site Directed Mutagenesis  and Crystallographic Studies to Determine Vital Active Site Residues
Faculty Mentor: Dean Tolan (CAS Biology)

Garza, Isabella
Impact of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome and Acetabular Dysplasia on Three-Dimensional Gait Analysis
Faculty Mentor: Cara Lewis (SAR Physical Therapy and Athletic Training; Health Sciences)

Ghosh, Sabrina
Modeling Neuronal Dysfunctionality in Hereditary Amyloid Disease with Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Faculty Mentor: George Murphy (MED Center for Regenerative Medicine)

Gillette, Skyler
Gene Expression and Brain Development in the Ant Camponotus Floridanus
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Goolsby, Billie
 Neurobiological Consequences of Social Isolation in the Ant Camponotus Floridanus
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Griffin, Alecia
Self-Cleaning Solar Power: Safely and Efficiently Supplying Power to Electrodynamic Screens
Faculty Mentor: Mark Horenstein (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Gumusderelioglu, Selin
Is LSF Transcriptional Activity Required For Its Ability to Promote Mitosis in Cancer Cell Lines?
Faculty Mentor: Ulla Hansen (CAS Biology)

Guttormsen, Gabrielle
Studying Meteoroid Ablation Using Molecular Dynamic Simulation
Faculty Mentor: Meers Oppenheim (CAS Astronomy)

Hart-Thompson, Hailey
The Happiness Capacity: Utilizing Literary Narratives and Themes Within Mythological and Historical Tradition, Research Intersections Between Case Studies Of Current Human Experiences, Contemporary and Ancient Philosophy, and Ideals
Faculty Mentor: Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (CAS Classical Studies)

Hausmann, Frances
Elucidating the Role of Microglia in Complement-Mediated Synaptic Elimination in the Mouse Prefrontal Cortex
Faculty Mentor: Alberto Cruz-Martin (CAS Biology)

Heath, Taylor
How Does My Brain Tell the Difference Between the Sounds I Make, and the Sounds Everyone Else Makes? An EEG Study of “Motor-Induced Suppression”
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Hernandez, Barbara
Assessing Dietary Intake with the Automatic Ingestion Monitor (AIM)
Faculty Mentor: Megan McCrory (SAR Health Sciences)

Hounshel, Brice
Self-Efficacy and Goal Attainment of Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Kramer (SAR Occupational Therapy)

Huang, Yan Yan (Avery)
User-Aware Energy-Efficient Mobile Computing
Faculty Mentor: Ayse Coskun (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Hui, Claudia
Who Are the Asian Bilingual Student Populations in American Public Schools? A Comprehensive Organization, Synthesis, and Analysis of Bilingual Children”
Faculty Mentor: Christine Leider (SED Language Education)

Hunter, Sydney
Early Agriculture in the Islamic Golden Age City of Kath: An Archaeobotanical Analysis
Faculty Mentor: John Marston (CAS Archaeology; Anthropology)

Hushka, Annelise
Examining the Binding Interfaces of Met18 in the Cia Pathway by in Vitro and in Vivo Methods
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Perlstein (CAS Chemistry)

Iadarola, Marci
CRF Modulation of Reward Function in Compulsive Eating.
Faculty Mentor: Pietro Cottone (MED Pharmacology and Psychiatry)

Ilin, Vasily
Bounded Rationality: a Theory of Local Preference Maximization.
Faculty Mentor: Jawwad Noor (CAS Economics)

Inge, Melissa
Origins of Immune Signaling: Characterization of the Transcription Factor NF-kB Signaling Pathway in the Sponge Amphimedon Queenslandica
Faculty Mentor: Thomas Gilmore (CAS Biology)

Isaac, John
Establishment of An HIV Activated Luciferase Expressing CD4+ T Helper Cell Line For the Discovery of Broadly Effective Antibodies Using Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity Assays
Faculty Mentor: Manish Sagar(MED Microbiology/Infectious Disease)

Jarnagin, Joy
Examining Trauma Related-Rumination in Trauma Exposed Women
Faculty Mentor: Suzanne Pineles (MED Psychiatry)

Joyal, Adam
The Effects of Neurosteroid Pregnenolone and Its Sulfated Derivative Pregnenolone Sulfate on GluA1 and GluA2 Containing AMPA Receptors
Faculty Mentor: David Farb (MED Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

Kamens, Miriam
Father Engagement and Fathering Relationship in Association with Infant Behavioral and Biological Self-Regulation
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Tarullo (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Kapitonava, Anastasia
Properties of Circuits For Motor-Planning and Emotions in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex
Faculty Mentor: Maria Medalla (MED Anatomy & Neurobiology)

Katz, Trisha
The Effects of Spontaneous Play and Imitation Skills in Young Children with Autism During the Jasper Intervention.
Faculty Mentor: Helen Tager-Flusberg (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Kawai, Hiroki
Development of a Deep Neural Network For Utility-Preserving Seamless Identity Replacement in Images and Video
Faculty Mentor: Prakash Ishwar (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Kerolos, Mariam
The Mechanism of Tumor-Induced Atrophy in Muscle
Faculty Mentor: Susan Kandarian (SAR Health Sciences)

Kessel, Robb
Contributions of Unique Cell Types to Extinction Learning in the Hippocampus
Faculty Mentor: Xue Han (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Khanna, Nicole
Comparison of GABA and ChAT Expression of Autism and Control in the Basal Ganglia
Faculty Mentor: Jean-Jacques Soghomonian (MED Anatomy & Neurobiology)

Khetan, Nikunj
Cold Walled Deposition Reactor For Efficient Fabrication of 2D Structures and Other Nanomaterials
Faculty Mentor: Scott Bunch (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Kim, Anne
Does Nonmuscle Myosin Regulate Aortic Stiffness by Phosphorylation of Focal Adhesion Proteins?
Faculty Mentor: KathleenMorgan(SARHealth Sciences)

King, Jessica
A Three Dimensional In-Vitro Microfluidic System For the Study of Cancer-Stromal Interactions During Metastasis
Faculty Mentor: ChristopherChen(ENGBiomedical Engineering)

Kizildag, Deniz
The Role of Intentions in Magical Thinking
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Human Development)

Kleyheeg, Annalies
Increasing Polarization of Spins in Nmr Through Optical Nuclear Polarization
Faculty Mentor: Alex Sushkov (CAS Physics)

Knyazhanskaya, Evdokiya
Enhancing Extinction Memory to Reduce Relapse to Cocaine Self-Administration: a Dose-Response Study to a Cognitive Enhancing Drug in Female Rats
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Kantak (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Kochen, Alejandro
Secretion of Sclerostin Promotes Beige Adipogenesis in Peripheral Fat Depots
Faculty Mentor: Paola Divieti (MED Molecular and Cell Biology)

Kolin, Katharine
Evaluating Acoustic Correlates and Perception of Voices of Children with Vocal Fold Nodules
Faculty Mentor: Cara Stepp (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Koplik, Samantha
Digital Protein Expression Through Combinatorial Transcription Factor Regulation in NFAT Based Genetic Circuits
Faculty Mentor: Wilson Wong (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Kothari, Shreyans
Social Networks and Women’s Reproductive Outcomes: Evidence From a Randomized Experiment in Rural India
Faculty Mentor: Mahesh Karra (CAS Pardee – International Relations)

Kovar, Melissa
Vibrational Circular Dichroism of Chiral Structures in Protein Fibrils Using Quantum Cascade Laser
Faculty Mentor: Shyamsunder Erramilli (CAS Physics)

Kroupa, Kimberly
Non-Invasive Analysis of Growth of Engineered Human Cartilage Tissues Using Raman Spectroscopy
Faculty Mentor: Michael Albro (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Kumanan, Meera
Structural Studies of Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Lipid Binding Site Suggest Unique Concavity and Preferential Binding to High Density Lipoprotein (Hdl)
Faculty Mentor: John Straub (CAS Chemistry)

Kumar, Ashray
Hospitality and Travel Marketing to the Generations of the Future: a Framework For Understanding Experiential Patterns, Preferences, and Behaviors
Faculty Mentor: Makarand Mody (Other Hospitality Marketing)

Laaker, Ellen
Nitrate Reduction Via Highly Fluorinated Copper Pre-Catalyst
Faculty Mentor: Linda Doerrer (CAS Chemistry)

Lam, Andrew
Understanding the Role of DLST Over Expression in Neuroblastoma Onset and Progression
Faculty Mentor: Hui Feng (MED Pharmacology)

Langan, Carly
A Comparison of Microplastic Abundance and Nutrients From Runoff in the Charles River
Faculty Mentor: Robinson Fulweiler (CAS Earth & Environment)

LaRosa, Sabrina
Using Auditory Steady-State Responses to Understand How Action Influences Auditory Perception.
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Lawry, Claire
White Racial Consciousness and the Principle-Implementation Gap
Faculty Mentor: Saida Grundy (CAS Sociology)

Layton, Olivia
Study the Role of Protein Kinase CK2 in MYCN-Driven Neuroblastoma
Faculty Mentor: Hui Feng (MED Pharmacology)

Lee, Bona
Physical Activity Promotion in People with Knee Osteoarthritis and Comorbidities: a Patient-Centered mHealth Intervention
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Lee, Natalie
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Contentaccess For Deaf Users in the Digital Age-Phase 3
Faculty Mentor: David Sullivan (CAS Computer Science)

Lewry, Casey
The Role of Intuition in Moral Decision-Making
Faculty Mentor: Benjamin Crowe (CAS Philosophy)

Li, Yichen
Model and Sculpture Stability Project
Faculty Mentor: Emily Whiting (CAS Computer Science)

Lin, Yijing
The Effect of Positive Affect Training on Empathy and Compassion in Individuals with Anxiety and Low Positive Affect
Faculty Mentor: Stefan Hofmann (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Liu, YueKun
Use of a Novel CriRISPR-Based Method to Assess the Nf-kB-Essential Modulator As a Potential Target For Gene-Specific Cancer Therapy
Faculty Mentor: Thomas Gilmore (CAS Biology)

Liu, Haodong
Examining Brain Infiltrating T Cells and Their Involvement in the Myelin Pathology and Cognitive Decline of Normal Aging in Rhesus Monkeys.
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Rosene (MED Anatomy & Neurobiology)

Liu, Chao
Formation of Functional Human Mammary Epithelial Tubes
Faculty Mentor: Joe Tien (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Liu, Edward
Inhibition in the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Faculty Mentor: Basilis Zikopoulos (SAR Neuroscience)

Liu Kot, Kevin
Investigating the Role of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Subtype 3 in the Inhibitory Activity of the Thalamic Reticular Nucleus
Faculty Mentor: Alberto Cruz-Martín (CAS Biology)

Logan, Jesse
Chronically Reactivating Positive Memories to Modulate Social and Hedonic Behavior and Confer Stress Resilience
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Lopes, Kaitlynn
Polymeric Ph-Activated Nanoparticles For Lipo-Toxic Cell Application
Faculty Mentor: Mark Grinstaff (CAS Chemistry)

Lu, Veronica
Investigating Osteocyte and Osteoclast Formation After Exposure to Osteocyte Condition Medium
Faculty Mentor: Paola Divieti Pajevic (SDM Molecular and Cell Biology)

Lynch, Katherine
The Achievement Gap: An Analysis of Scandinavian and American Models
Faculty Mentor: Cathie Jo Martin (CAS Political Science)

Lyu, Huijue
Mechanistic Study of a Key Reaction Catalyzed  by Ergothionase in Ergothioneine Degradation Pathway
Faculty Mentor: Pinghua Liu (CAS Chemistry)

Ma, Lin
Design of Ultra Sensitive Measurement of Drug Coatings Using a Microelectronic Framework: Applications in Drug-Coated Balloon Therapy
Faculty Mentor: Vijaya Kolachalama (MED Computational Biomedicine)

MacDonald, Timothy
Analysis and Modeling of Medium Scale Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances (MSTIDs)
Faculty Mentor: Michael Mendillo (CAS Astronomy)

Mack, Sara
The Influence of Culture, Communication, and Environmental Change on Land Use Teachings
Faculty Mentor: Parker Shipton (CAS Anthropology)

Manhapra, Ambika
Investigating the Role of Melanocortin Receptors on the Suppression of Phagolysosomal Activity of Macrophages
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Taylor (MED Ophthalmology)

Manzelli, Rachel
End-To-End Automatic Music Generation: Combining Deep Raw and Symbolic Audio Neural Network Models
Faculty Mentor: Brian Kulis (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Martin, Emma
PIPA (Phoenix Islands Protected Area) Plankton Analysis: Identifying Trends in Species Distribution, with a Focus on Reef Fish Dispersal in Response to the Enso Cycle
Faculty Mentor: Randi Rotjan (CAS Biology)

Mason, Sara
Terpene-Separated Amino Acids
Faculty Mentor: John Snyder (CAS Chemistry)

McAuley, Erik
Generation of Transannular Cyclized Macrocycles and Related Chemotypes.
Faculty Mentor: Lauren Brown (CAS Chemistry)

McCarthy, Gretchen
Comparing the Metabolic Gas Fluxes of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and Methane (CH4) and Feeding Habits in the Oysters Species Crassostrea Virginica and Ostrea Edulis.
Faculty Mentor: Robinson Fulweiler (CAS Earth & Environment)

McKay, MeiLissa
Investigating Sex-Dependent Differences in Bone Microstructure At the Vertebral Endplate
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Mead, Sheena
Impact of Docetaxel on Live Ex-Vivo Cancer-Bone Cell Interaction Model System in the Absence and Presence of Insulin and Calcitonin.
Faculty Mentor: Erdjan Salih (SDM Periodontology)

Micovic, Nicholas
Effect of Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonism in Excessive Alcohol Drinking and Associated Mechanical Allodynia
Faculty Mentor: Valentina Sabino (MED Pharmacology)

Mitchell, Alexandra
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Contentaccess For Deaf Users in the Digital Age-Phase 3
Faculty Mentor: David Sullivan (CAS Computer Science)

Mohan, Ashray
Development of a Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Test For Assessing Liver Damage in Preeclamptic Women in Reource-Limited Settings
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Moretti, Christopher
Problem Solving in Music Education Through Use of Technology: What Makes a Successful Audio Recording?
Faculty Mentor: Kinh Vu (CFA Music Education)

Mossburg, Katherine
Development of Bio-MEMS Device For Cell Sheet Electrical and Mechanical Conditioning
Faculty Mentor: Joyce Wong (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Munoz, Mercedes
Follow Up Study of Scientific Inquiry
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Applied Human Development)

Murrizi, Armela
The Effect of Temperature on the Superhydrophobic Surface of a Nasturtium Leaf
Faculty Mentor: James Bird (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Nakamura, Hayato
Development of a Thermal Sensor Node For Smart Occupancy Sensing
Faculty Mentor: Janusz Konrad (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Nerurkar, Vidisha
The Role of Perineuronal Nets in Limiting Motor Skill Plasticity
Faculty Mentor: Tim Otchy (CAS Biology)

Njoroge, Joan
How Voice Continuity and Stimulus Rate Affect Cognitive Load and Working Memory During Speech Perception: An EEG and Pupillometry Study
Faculty Mentor: Tyler Perrachione (SAR Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)

Nyamekye, Akosua
Elite Misconceptions and Election-Related Violence in Kenya
Faculty Mentor: Steven Rosenzweig (CAS Political Science)

Pace, Salvatore
Studying Deterministic Chaos in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam System
Faculty Mentor: David Campbell (CAS Physics)

Paller, Joseph
Metamaterial Enabled Dual-Color Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
Faculty Mentor: Xin Zhang (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Pan, Elias
Fragile Superlatives in Swedish and Greek
Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Coppock (CAS Linguistics)

Park, JiSoo
Linkage Between Inflammation and Phagocytic Defect Related Neurodegeneration
Faculty Mentor: Kim McCall (CAS Biology)

Parke, Stacy-Anne
Social and Genetic Implications of Dispersal Strategies in South African Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus Pygerythrus) Through Microsatellite Data
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Schmitt (CAS Anthropology)

Patel, Jayraj
Functionalization of Polymers and Polyacrylic Surfaces Using 1,2,4,5-Tetrazine Derivatives For Tethering Chelation Agents
Faculty Mentor: John Snyder (CAS Chemistry)

Pearlmutter, Basya
Identifying a Biomarker For Frailty in Mice Muscle Cells
Faculty Mentor: LaDora Thompson (SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Pei, Alexander
Exploring Auditory Selective Attention Using Multi-Modality Neuroimaging Techniques
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Pennetti, Vincent
Relationships Between Mechanisms For Altered Auditory Feedback Processing in Speech
Faculty Mentor: Jason Bohland (Other Cognitive Neuroimaging Center)

Pham, Tony
Urban Nutrient Cycling: Tracking Macro- and Micro- Nutrients Through Roof Top Aeroponics System
Faculty Mentor: Nathan Phillips (CAS Earth & Environment)

Punnamaraju, Atulita
Investigate the Impact of Adjuvants on the Germinal Center Microenvironment
Faculty Mentor: Lee Wetzler (MED Infectious Diseases)

Pyeatt, Gwendolyn
The Role of the Beta-Catenin/CBP Complex in Epigenetic Changes That Promote Aggressive Traits in HNSCC and E7386-Mediated Inhibition of the Wnt/Beta-Catenin Pathway
Faculty Mentor: Maria Kukuruzinska (SDM Department of Molecular and Cell Biology)

Qi, Chen Cheng
Developing a Fluorescence-Based Assay to Directly Monitor Fes Cluster Transfer in Vitro
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Perlstein (CAS Chemistry)

Quill, Melissa
Mechanistic Study of OvoA Enzyme Through Use of Tyrosine-Analog 3-Methoxytyrosine
Faculty Mentor: Pinghua Liu (CAS Chemistry)

Ranallo, Nicole
Developing a High Throughput Screening Platform For Cystic Fibrosis Drug Predictions
Faculty Mentor: Finn Hawkins (MED Medicine)

Rao, Shivani
Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Mint1 Auto-Inhibition in Alzheimer’s Disease
Faculty Mentor: Angela Ho (CAS Biology)

Rigor, Michael
Developing An in Vitro System to Investigate the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neutrophil Elastase Regulation of Neutrophil Differentiation
Faculty Mentor: Zhen Jiang (MED Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

Rivera, Brianna
Language Development in Children with ASD:  the Power of Parent’s Word Choice
Faculty Mentor: Sudha Arunachalam (SAR Linguistics;Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)

Roth, Isabelle
Predictive Gaze During Observation of Object-Directed Actions in Toddlers and Preschoolers with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder
Faculty Mentor: HelenTager-Flusberg (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Roy, Priya
Mechanism of Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer; Regulation by SA-1
Faculty Mentor: Sanjib Chowdhury (MED Gasterology)

RUAN, ZHIYUAN
Real-Time SLAM For QuestV System
Faculty Mentor: Richard West (CAS Computer Science)

Rubio, Logan
The Role of Angiogenic Growth Factors in Vascular Formation, Architecture, and Functionality
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Chen (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Rudy, Melissa
Identification of Cleavage Sites Leading to the Shed Form of Klotho
Faculty Mentor: Cidi Chen (MED Biochemistry)

Ruesch, Evan
Modulation of Environmental Mapping and Contextual Association Through the Activation of DREADDs(-)  by DREADDs Agonist 21
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Russell, Keara
Art Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder: a Catalyst For Emotion Language Skills
Faculty Mentor: Shannon Sauer-Zavala (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Rustad, Andrea
Designing and Synthesizing DNA Constructs For Single Molecule Conductance Spectroscopy
Faculty Mentor: Maria Kamenetska (CAS Chemistry; Physics)

Sabatino, Nikki
Tolerance For Inequity
Faculty Mentor: Peter Blake (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Samarasekera, Dinithi
Testing For Heavy Metals to Determine Water Quality in Zanzibar
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Sanchioni, Alexa
Analyzing the Activity Patterns in Zebra Finch Neuron Ensembles and Their Correlation with Songs
Faculty Mentor: Timothy Otchy (CAS Biology)

Sangermano, Anastasia
Musical Engagement and the Emotional Health of Infants Who Are Experiencing Homelessness
Faculty Mentor: Diana Dansereau (CFA Music Education)

Santos, Melyna
Why Different Types of Changes Were Made Within Mentoring Programs Participating in Quality Improvement Initiative
Faculty Mentor: Renee Spencer (SSW Social Work)

Sarfare, Avnee
The Inner Critic
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Gruenglas (CAS Writing)

Satko, Kathryn
Exploration of Metabolite Accumulation Leading to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Liver Extracts of Aldolase B Knockout Mice: Developing a Coupled Assay For Fructose Metabolism
Faculty Mentor: Dean Tolan (CAS Biology)

Savani, Maisha
Development of Computational Simulation Models of Health Facilities in Zanzibar
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Enginnering)

Schwartz, Julia
How Temporal Attention Enhances Visual Perception
Faculty Mentor: Sam Ling (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Scotellaro, Julia
Identifying Methamphetamine-Induced Effects on Intracranial Self-Stimulation in Hnrnph1 Haploinsufficient Mice
Faculty Mentor: Camron Bryant (MED Pharmacology and Psychiatry)

Scrandis, Lauren
Binding Characteristics of ApoER2 Splice Variants
Faculty Mentor: Uwe Beffert (CAS Biology)

Segina, Roxanne
Analyzing Children’S Group Affiliation and Lexical Acquisition
Faculty Mentor: Sudha Arunachalam (SAR Linguistics; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)

Shah, Darshi
Genome-Scale Modeling of Tumor Metabolism & Growth in 3D Using Comets (Computation of Microbial Ecosystems in Time & Space)
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Segre (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Shang, Qifan
Effects of Glutaredoxin-1 on Cardiac Remodeling
Faculty Mentor: Markus Bachschmid (MED Vascular Biology)

Shankar, Sneha
The Use of FingRs in Understanding Neurological Disease Mechanisms
Faculty Mentor: Xue Han (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Sheehan, Carrie
Perceptions of Transgender Criminality
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Simes (CAS Sociology)

Sigua, Logan
Investigating Vinyl Cyclopropane Rearrangements of Buchner Norcaradiene Intermediates
Faculty Mentor: Aaron Beeler (COM Chemistry)

Simon, David
“Ultra-Sensitive Assaying Techniques For Next-Generation Neutrino and Dark Matter Experiments”
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Grant (CAS Physics)

Skidanova, Viktoriya
Skeletal Development of Sea Urchins in Presence of Chloride Inhibitors
Faculty Mentor: Cynthia Bradham (CAS Biology)

Sneha, Kaveh
Kid’s Hips
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (MED Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Sookraj, Brandon
Distributed Semantic Information Processing Applied to Camera Sensor Networks
Faculty Mentor: Roberto Tron (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Stahl, Vanessa
Impact of Glycosylation of the EGF Receptor in Cancer Treatment.
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Costello (MED BioChemistry)

Stowe, Lucy
The Effects of Inequality on Cognitive Ability in Childhood
Faculty Mentor: Peter Blake (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Stroinski, Anna
Making a Radical: Labor, Ideologies, and the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Phillips (CAS History)

Suarez, Christopher
Improving Synthetic Methods of Rocaglate and Aglain Analogs  by Means of a Flow Photoreactor
Faculty Mentor: Lauren Brown (CAS Chemistry)

Subaciute, Austeja
Investigating Vocal Auditory Perturbations in Parkinson Disease
Faculty Mentor: Cara Stepp (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Sumioka, Maggie
Alterations to Inhibitory Modulation of Medium Spiny Neurons in the Q175 Mouse Model of Huntington’s Disease.
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Luebke (MED Anatomy & Neurobiology)

Tashkandi, Yara
Examining Gender Disparities in Two Key Public Health Areas: Sexual Violence and Mental Health
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Holt (SED Counseling Psychology)

Teng, Wenbin
Revisiting Model Selection From Fisher’s Scientific Paradigm:  An Argument Against the Dichotomization of Evidence.
Faculty Mentor: Allen G. Harbaugh (SED ELPS)

Tenzin, Thomas
Developing a Photoluminescent Probe of Dielectrophoretic Assembly For Programmable Bioassembly
Faculty Mentor: Keith Brown (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Terry, Carina
Assessing Possible Changes in Coulomb Stress Resulting From Earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone
Faculty Mentor: Christine Regalla (CAS Earth & Environment)

Thakur, Azanta
Investigation of the Small Molecule Inducers of Antibiotic Production
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Bhatnagar (CAS Biology)

Thunberg, Emily
Do Endosomes Play a Part in Keeping Young Aortas Flexible?
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Morgan (SAR Health Sciences)

Tortolani, Ariana
Investigation on the Outcome of Time Cell Activity
Faculty Mentor: Michael Hasselmo (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Tran, Jessica
Defining the Role of SHMT2 in MYC-Driven Leukemogenesis
Faculty Mentor: Hui Feng (MED Pharmacology)

Tran, Janet
The Role of Glutamine Anaplerosis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Pathogenesis
Faculty Mentor: Hui Feng (MED Pharmacology)

Tsai, Wei-Lun
Interplay of Intra- and Intermolecular Interactions Between the Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factors (eIFs) elF5 and elF5B in Remodeling of the Human Translation Initiation Complex
Faculty Mentor: Assen Marintchev (MED Physiology; Biophysics)

Turcinovic, Isabella
Using Proximity Labeling to Map Protein-Protein Interactions in Human Cell Line HEK 293.
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Emili (CAS Biology)

Uzzo, Connor
Optical Tweezer Construction
Faculty Mentor: Maria Kamenetska (CAS Chemistry; Physics)

Varona, Henry
Dynamics of Jet Drop Formation in Bubble Rafts
Faculty Mentor: James Bird (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Vatsa, Sonika
Determining the Catalysis and Characterizing Camelus Ferus.
Faculty Mentor: Karen Allen (CAS Chemistry)

Vazquez-Guzman, Rotceh
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access For Deaf Users in the Digital Age-Phase 3
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Wallick, Grace
Investigating Pathological Changes in RNA-Binding Protein Interactions with Tau in Alzheimer’S Disease
Faculty Mentor: Benjamin Wolozin (MED Pharmacology)

Walton, Bonnie
Visualizing Cyclic Amp Signaling Dynamics During Wound Healing
Faculty Mentor: Allyson Sgro (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Wan, Shan
A Cross-Cultural Influence in the Role of Social Dominance on Children’s Decision Making
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Applied Human Development)

Wang, Yuzhi
Exosomes Containing Specific Tau Oligomer Formations Accelerate Pathological Tau Phosphorylation in Aged C57BL/6 Mice
Faculty Mentor: Tsuneya Ikezu (MED Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology)

Wang, Kevin
Colloidal Approach Toward Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Heterostructures with Large Domain Size
Faculty Mentor: Xi Ling (CAS Chemistry)

Wang, Xiyou
Causal Restructuring of Neural Rhythms Improves Adaptive Behavior
Faculty Mentor: Robert Reinhart (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Wang, Fay
Exploring the Biological Correlates of Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SDFI) Optical Markers
Faculty Mentor: Darren Roblyer (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Ward, Katherine
Quantum Dot Polymer Coating Analysis and Applications
Faculty Mentor: Allison Dennis (ENG Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science Engineering)

Wasif, Nawal
Exploring the Role of Bmp9 in the Cognitive-Enhancing Effects of Perinatal Choline Supplementation on the APP.PS1 Mouse Model of Alzheimer
Faculty Mentor: Tiffany Mellott (MED Pathology)

White, Jada
Optimization of Slug Flow Photochemical Synthesis of Hetero-Dimerized Cinnamamides
Faculty Mentor: Aaron Beeler (CAS Chemistry)

Wilhelm, Rachel
Endplate Failure Behavior During Vertebral Fractures
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Willard, Timothy
Wearable Sensors For Assessment of Varus Thrust During Walking in Knee Osteoarthritis
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Woodard, Austin
Infant Carrying and Maternal Locomotion in Wild Bornean Orangutans
Faculty Mentor: Cheryl Knott (CAS Anthropology)

Wooters, Mackenzie
Genetic Correlation Between Female Choice and Male Trait For Mate Preference in Sibling Pairs
Faculty Mentor: Carolyn Hodges-Simeon (CAS Anthropology)

Wu, Wenxin
Study of Cabther (EgtB Homolog Thermophile) Substrate Specificity
Faculty Mentor: Pinghua Liu (CAS Chemistry)

Xia, Jingyi
Engineering Vascularized Adipose Tissue
Faculty Mentor: Joe Tien (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Xie, Yudi
Oppositional Art: Chinese Christian Propaganda Posters
Faculty Mentor: Daryl Ireland (STH Mission)

Xin, Shouhui
The Neural Basis For Spatiotemporal Sequence Learning and Novelty Detection in the Primary Visual Cortex.
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Gavornik (CAS Biology)

Yee, Sheila
Modulatory Effects of Aerobic Fitness on Hippocampally-Dependent Spatial Pattern Separation
Faculty Mentor: Chantal Stern (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Yifrach, Miriam
Definiteness, Quantification, and Comparison in Turoyo, An Endangered Semitic Language
Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Coppock (CAS Linguistics)

Yosif, Sabina
Mammographic Density and Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women
Faculty Mentor: Kimberly Bertrand (SPH Epidemiology)

Zhang, Silvia
Study and Comparison of LArTPC Response with Varying Wire Spacing in the LArIAT Experiment
Faculty Mentor: Ed Kearns (CAS Physics)

Zhang, Zhongkun
Targeting CD169-Macrophages  by Rilpivirine(Rpv)-Loaded Artificial Virus Nanoparticles As a Competitive Therapy For Hiv-1
Faculty Mentor: Björn Reinhard (CAS Chemistry)

Zhang, Weijia
Tactile Working Memory and Attention
Faculty Mentor: David Somers (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Zheng, Karen
Regulation of Oligodendrocytes and Astrocytes by RNA Binding Protein HnRNP H
Faculty Mentor: Camron Bryant (MED Pharmacology and Psychiatry)

Zhou, Junwei
Modeling the Next-Generation Hybrid Cooling Systems For High-Performance Processors
Faculty Mentor: Ayse Coskun (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Zuckerman, Linda
Synthesis and Characterization of Quasi-1D Chains and Various Heterobimetallic Lantern Complexes
Faculty Mentor: Linda Doerrer (CAS Chemistry)

Adlanyer Vasquez-Guzman, Rotceh
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online ContentAccess for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 2
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Aftandilian, Brigitte
Study of the Behavioral and Neurochemical Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol Drinking in Rodents
Faculty  Mentor: Kimberly Leite-Morris (MED Psychiatry and Pharmacology)

Aiello, Ashlyn
Real-Time Analysis of Muscle Dynamics Using Ultrasound for Physical Therapy Applications
Faculty Mentor: Thomas Szabo (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Almanzar, Adeline
How Development Changes Escape-Hatching Success in Snake Attacks: a Video Analysis of Red-Eyed Tree Frog Embryo Behavior and Performance
Faculty Mentor: Karen Warkentin (CAS Biology)

Amaravadi, Natasha
Using Quantum Dots to Generate Imaging Probes for Biological and Medical Applications
Faculty Mentor: Allison Dennis (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Asif, Soubhana
Does Voice Reveal Health? Determining the Relationship Between Vocal Characteristics and Immunocompetence in Young Men
Faculty Mentor: Carolyn Hodges-Simeon (CAS Anthropology)

Bajaj, Varnica
Study of Migration of Endothelial Cells and Pericytes in Two-Dimension and 3-Dimension In Vitro Device
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Chen (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Barbosa Teixeira, Joana
Targeted Islet Immunosuppression for Type I Diabetes
Faculty Mentor: Arturo Vegas (CAS Chemistry)

Barton, Rebecca
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 2
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Beeram, Indeevar
Ex Vivo Production of Neutrophil Cell Lines Using Estrogen-Regulated Hoxb8
Faculty Mentor: Zhen Jiang (MED Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

Benincasa, Claudia
Modeling Opportunity Cost Using Prey Selection Paradigms in Human Subjects
Faculty Mentor: Joseph McGuire (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Bieniek, Katarzyna
Analyzing Shape and Motility of Helicobacter
Faculty Mentor: Rama Bansil (CAS Physics)

Brus, Victoria
Quantitative Tool for Assessment of Varus Thrust in Knee Osteoarthritis
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (SAR Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Burke, Elizabeth
Emerging Futures of the European Union
Faculty Mentor: Kaija Schilde (CAS International Relations)

Byrne, Anthony
DeltaSherlock: Cloud Integrity Through Machine Learning
Faculty Mentor: Ayse Coskun (ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Calikyan, Anoush
Establishing and Analyzing the FPLD2 Lipodystrophy Model in Drosophila Melanogaster
Faculty Mentor: Kim McCall (CAS Biology)

Calleja, Sebastian
Characterization of Stomatal Traits and Leaf Functions Among Coffee Tree Varieties
Faculty Mentor: Graham Dow (CAS Biology)

Chan, Cassandra
Foreign Language Talker Expertise
Faculty Mentor: Tyler Perrachione (SAR Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)

Chandra, Phanirekha
The Assessment of Contingent Discourse in a Minimally Verbal Population of Autistic Children
Faculty Mentor: Helen Tager-Flusberg (CAS Psychology/Brain Sciences)

Chen, Vivien
Quantifying Carbon Fluxes Out of Soils and Into Trees Across an Urban Ecosystem: Implications for the Boston University Climate Action Plan
Faculty Mentor: Pamela Templer (CAS Biology)

Chew, Benjamin
Error-prone PCR and Multiplex Genome Editing by Natural Transformation (MuGENT) for Optimizing Anti-microbial Peptides Targeting V. Cholerae
Faculty Mentor: Ahmad Khalil (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Cho, Jae
Treatment of Low Sleep Quality Caused by Chronic Lower Back Pain with Yoga as an Integrated Alternative
Faculty Mentor: Eric Roseen (MED Family Medicine)

Cincotta, Christine
Optogenetic-Induced Extinction-Like Behavior in Ethanol-Withdrawn Mice.
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramierz (CAS Neurosceince)

Cluckey, David
Role of the Melanocortin 5 Receptor in Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis (EAU).
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Taylor (MED Ophthalmology)

Cornelius, Ryan
Increasing Mobility in Silanized Graphene Samples and Optically Determining Electronic Mobility in Graphene
Faculty Mentor: Anna Swan (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Cowser, Taylor
Determining Psychosocial Functioning and Behaviors of Siblings of Children with Cancer Dependent on their Parents’ Level of Mental Stability.
Faculty Mentor: Kristin Long (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Coyne, Hallie
Threat Perception and Institutional Legacies as Influences in European Military Power
Faculty Mentor: Hallie Coyne (Pardee School Of Global Studies)

Dam, Katie
Solving the Atomic Structure of a NicA2 Variant Using X-ray Crystallography
Faculty Mentor: Karen Allen (CAS Chemistry)

Decker, Savannah
Wireless Actuation of Micromechanical Resonators in Simulated Human Tissue
Faculty Mentor: Raj Mohanty (CAS Physics)

Dedhiya, Harsh
Identifying Genomic Signals that Drive Natural Variation and Environmental Responses in Stomatal Development of Plants
Faculty Mentor: Graham Dow (CAS Biology)

Delaney, Meaghan
Permanent ‘Temporary’ Legal Statuses in Comparative Perspective
Faculty Mentor: Noora Lori (Pardee School of Global Studies)

Deng, Justin
To Study the Effect of Sir1 on Neutrophil Proliferation and Differentiation
Faculty Mentor: Qiong Zhou (MED Pharmacology)

DePalma, Samuel
Synthesis and Characterization of Nature Inspired Combinatorial Materials for Use as Drug Delivery System
Faculty Mentor: Arturo Vegas (CAS Chemistry)

Desai, Suveer
Molecular Redox Mechanisms of Fatty Liver Diseases
Faculty Mentor: Markus Bachschmid (CAS Vascular Biology)

Dhaliwal, Anmol
Dust Displacement Analysis on Electrodynamic Screens for High Optical Efficiency Operation for Photovoltaic Cells
Faculty Mentor: Malay Mazumder (ENG Electrical Engineering)

eberhardt, timothy
Identifying the Local Mechanical Environments Associated with Cell Fate and Bone Regeneration during distraction osteogenesis
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Enos, Nicole
Relationship Between Subjective Analog-Visual Ratings and Orthographic Transcription-Based Estimates of Intelligibility
Faculty Mentor: Cara Stepp (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Fandozzi, Eva
Brain Structure, Gene Expression, Metabolism, and Division of Labor in the Leafcutter ant Atta Cephalotes
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Figueroa, Gabrielle
The Efficacy of Video-Based Interventions in Altering Attitudes Towards Depression and Help-Seeking Behaviors
Faculty Mentor: Michael Otto (CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Flynn, Casey
Archiving Ionospheric Electron Density Profiles From the Viking Orbiters
Faculty Mentor: Paul Withers (CAS Astronomy)

Fortin, Amanda
The Role of Odor Cues in the Organization of Recent and Remote Memories
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Frumkin, Natalia
Machine Learning Based Indoor Localization and Tracking Using Active Light Transport Analysis
Faculty Mentor: Prakash Ishwar (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Fu, Sipei
Analyzing Optical Markers for Early Detection of Glaucoma Using a Mouse Model
Faculty Mentor: Ji Yi (MED Medicine)

Furbeck, Kristina
Acoustic Features Associated with Similarity Judgments of Voices
Faculty Mentor: Tyler Perrachione (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Gao, Shilong
Synthesis of Transient Receptor Potential Ion Channels Binding Enhanced Capsaicin Analogs for Cancer Treatment
Faculty Mentor: John Snyder (CAS Chemistry)

Ghumman, Shmyle
The Detection of Pneumonia from Thermal Images of Patients using Machine Learning Techniques
Faculty Mentor: Patricia Hibberd (SPH Global Health)

Gingerich, Sterling
Hannah Arendt and Charles Olson: the Remnants of the Modern Polis
Faculty Mentor: Charles Rzpeka (CAS English)

Gonzaga, Andre
Dicom Dynamics
Faculty Mentor: Vijaya Kolachalama (MED Medicine)

Goolsby, Billie
Social Isolation, Social Interaction, and Brain Development in the ant Camponotus Floridanus
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Grail, Sierra (Graham)
Research in the Quantitative Effect of Testosterone Therapy on the Voice of Post-Pubescent FTM Men
Faculty Mentor: Carolyn Hodges-Simeon (CAS Anthropology)

Griffin, Alecia
Self-Cleaning Solar Power: Redesigning and Optimizing Next Generation EDS Power Supplies
Faculty Mentor: Mark Horenstein (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Grinkevich, Elizabeth
Investigation of LSF-Protein and LSF-DNA Interactions at the G1/S transition
Faculty Mentor: Ulla Hansen (CAS Biology)

Gu, Jinjing
Synthesis of Various Betulin and Betulinic Phosphonate Esters and N-Substituted Caprolactam from Natural Product Betulin
Faculty Mentor: John Snyder (CAS Chemistry)

Gu, Lingyi
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 2
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Programs in Deaf Studies)

Gushken, Ana Paula
The Effect of Antioxidants in Host-Symbiont Interactions
Faculty Mentor: Horacio Frydman (CAS Biology)

Guttormsen, Gabrielle
Studying Meteoroid Ablation using Molecular Dynamic Simulation
Faculty Mentor: Meers Oppenheim (CAS Astronomy)

Harper, Catherine
WM Goal
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Kibbe (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Hochster, Daniel
Theatrical Sunroofs: The Design and Build of an Automated System
Faculty Mentor: Joel Brandwine (CFA Technical Production)

Howell, Owen
Energy Absorption in Periodically Driven Classical Spin Systems
Faculty Mentor: Anatoli Polkovnikov (CAS Physics)

Hughes, Kimberly
Determining the Mineral Compositions of Fault Rocks and Fault Source Rocks Using XRD and Microscopy.
Faculty Mentor: Christine Regalla (CAS Earth and Environment)

Hui, Maggie
Linking Sugar Metabolism and Cell Motility: Mapping Aldolase’s Numerous Binding Sites
Faculty Mentor: Dean Tolan (CAS Biology)

Hummel, Gerald
Iron (III) Chloride Promoted Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reaction Between Ortho-Quinone Methides and Chiral Crotylsilanes
Faculty Mentor: James Panek (CAS Chemistry)

Hunter, Sydney
Landscape Usage in Enslaved Communities at James Madison’s Montpelier: An Archaeobotanical Analysis
Faculty Mentor: John Marston (CAS Archaeology)

Imbornone, Carina
NYC Men Teach: An Initiative to Recruit and Support 1,000 Male Teachers in New York City Public Schools
Faculty Mentor: Travis Bristol (SED English Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies)

Iwase, Reina
Studies on the Binding Mode of TRAF2/cIAP2 Interaction
Faculty Mentor: Adrian Whitty (CAS Chemistry)

Jungreis, Eva
How an Opponent’s Perceived Consciousness Impacts Economic Decision-Making
Faculty Mentor: Peter Blake (CAS Psychology)

Kim, Donghyun
Optimization of Virus Inactivation Through Plasmonic Enhancement of Light
Faculty Mentor: Shyamsunder Erramilli (CAS Physics)

Kim, Sung Yeon
Non-Destructive Quality Control of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

King, Jessica
Regulation of Directed 3D Migration, Multicellularity, and Traction in Angiogenic Sprouts
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Chen (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Kleyheeg, Annalies
Increasing Polarization of Spins for the Cosmic Axion Spin Precession Experiment (CASPEr)
Faculty Mentor: Alex Sushkov (CAS Physics)

Kupratis, Meghan
In vitro Assessment of the Relationship Between the A2B Adenosine Receptor and TNF-α signaling in Chondrocytes
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Larum, Amie
Determinants of Self-Perceived Stigma in Parkinson’s Disease
Faculty Mentor: Alice Cronin-Golomb (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Lawry, Claire
Urban Youth Access to Behavioral Support Services During Summer Break
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Green (SED Special Education)

Lee, Blaire
Validating Optical Microfibers as a Recording Interface for Deep Brain Regions in Zebra Finches and Whole Brain Clearing for High-Resolution Mapping of Intact Brain Tissue
Faculty Mentor: Tim Otchy (CAS Biology)

Lee, Migi
Localization of CK2alpha Protein in Xenopus Laevis Organogenesis
Faculty Mentor: Isabel Dominguez (MED Medicine)

Lee, Natalie
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 2
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Lerdsudwichai, Napassorn
Graphical User Interface Development for Computational Microscopy
Faculty Mentor: Lei Tian (ENG Computer Engineering)

Levin, Hannah
ANDESITE
Faculty Mentor: Brian Walsh (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Liao, Christopher
Interaction-Free Measurement in Quantum Electron Microscopy: Exploring Advantages for Estimating Partial Transparencies
Faculty Mentor: Vivek Goyal (ENG Electrical Engineering)

Lin, Yijing
Childhood Experience and Prosociality Study
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison (CAS Psychology)

Lin, Chun Jui
Effect of an Unloading Knee Brace on Biomechanics of Stair Climbing and Getting up From a Chair in People with Knee Osteoarthritis
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training)

Lin, Calvin
Perfusion of Microfluidic Blood Vessels at Physiological Pressures for Vascularization of Stem Cell Derived Organoids
Faculty Mentor: Joyce Wong (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Lin, Jessica
Wireless Optical Recording of Neural Activity in Behaving Mice
Faculty Mentor: Ian Davison (CAS Biology)

Liu, Yen Yu
Small Molecule Compounds Lower the Amyloid Beta Peptide Levels by Affecting the Processing of the Amyloid Precursor Protein by Inhibiting cKit Signaling
Faculty Mentor: Carmela Abraham (MED Biochemistry)

Liu, Aidi
Effects of Perinatal Choline Supplementation on Inflammation in a Mouse m=Model of AD
Faculty Mentor: Tiffany Mellott (MED Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

Lukas, Nicole
Examining Patterns in Platyrrhine Dental Evolution in Relation to Feeding Constraints Via the Assessment of Postcanine Dentition in Museum Collections
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Schmitt (CAS Anthropology)

Lupo, Nicholas
Confirming New Biomarkers for ALT Identification in Patient Derived Xenographs
Faculty Mentor: Rachel Flynn (MED Pharmacology)

Ma, Lin
Design of Ultra Sensitive Drug Coatings Using a Microelectronic Framework: Applications in Drug-Coated Balloon Therapy
Faculty Mentor: Vijaya Kolachalama (MED Computational Biomedicine)

Mancini, Christian
Effect of Phosphate Deficiency on Serum Protein Expression and Callus Composition
Faculty Mentor: Louis Gerstenfeld (MED Biochemistry)

Mangas, Margaret
Context-Dependent Role of S1P1 Signaling in Tumorigenesis
Faculty Mentor: Hui Feng (MED Pharmacology)

Manzelli, Rachel
Combining Deep Symbolic and Raw Audio Models for Improved Automatic Music Generation
Faculty Mentor: Brian Kulis (ENG ECE)

Margolis, Emily
Determination of a Constitutive Flow Relation for Lymphatic Endothelium
Faculty Mentor: Joe Tien (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Martin, Spencer
Inter-Individual Behavioral Variation and Collective Action in a Complex Social Insect System
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Martin, Emma
PIPA (Phoenix Islands Protected Area) Plankton Sorting: Identifying Tuna Eggs and Larvae for Distribution Analysis
Faculty Mentor: Randi Rotjan (CAS Biology)

Masset, Michael
Mapping Cortical Projections to the Thalamic Reticular Nucleus (TRN)
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Rockland (MED Anatomy & Neurobiology)

Massidda, Miles
Engineering of Microscale Vascularized Fat that Responds to Perfusion with Lipoactive Hormones
Faculty Mentor: Joe Tien (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

McLaughlin, Kathleen
Prevention and Identification of Behavioral Health Issues in Older Adults: Skill Development Among Clergy Members
Faculty Mentor: Bronwyn Keefe (SSW Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research)

McMahon, Julia
Scientific Inquiry
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Applied Human Development)

Merchant, Marie-Elle
Effects of Cyclic Loading on Arterial Elastin
Faculty Mentor: Katherine Zhang (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Minetti, Erika
Role of Vascular Bcl11b in Aortic Aneurysm in Mice
Faculty Mentor: Francesca Seta (MED Vascular Biology)

Minocha, Avijit
Mathematical Modeling of Mnazi Mmoja Hospital’s Maternity Ward
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Molenaar, Rachael
French Film Study and Translation
Faculty Mentor: Raymond Carney (COM Film and TV)

Momyer, Victoria
Assessing the Effects of Methanogenic Microbes and Arthropods on Urban Methane Fluxes from Subterranean Groundwater Wells
Faculty Mentor: Robinson Fulweiler (CAS Earth and Environment/Biology)

Murrizi, Armela
The Effect of Surface Coatings on Bloodstains
Faculty Mentor: James Bird (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Nelson, Kara
The Role of Univin Signaling in the Diversification and Migration of Primary Mesenchyme Cells in Sea Urchin Embryos
Faculty Mentor: Cynthia Bradham (CAS Biology)

Newmark, Elena The Role of Anterior Cingulate in Anxiety
Faculty Mentor: Alberto Cruz-Martin (CAS Biology)

Nguyen, Thanh
Elucidating the Role of Complement Proteins in Cortical Developmental Plasticity
Faculty Mentor: Alberto Cruz-Martin (CAS Biology)

Nguyen, Hoa
Investigation of Gtl2 in Cardiomyocyte Differentiation
Faculty Mentor: Frank Naya (CAS Biology)

Nicolescu, Calin
Engineering of Microscale Vascularized Fat that Responds to Perfusion with Lipoactive Hormones
Faculty Mentor: Joe Tien (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Nikolajczyk, Jacob
A New Approach to Noise Control: A Passive, Permeable, Acoustic Metamaterial Wall
Faculty Mentor: Xin Zhang (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Njoroge, Joan
Is There an “Inter-Language Talker Identification” Benefit?
Faculty Mentor: Tyler Perrachione (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Noordzij, Jacob
Effects of Pitch and Speech Rate on the Intelligibility, Communication Efficiency, and Perceived Naturalness of Synthetic Speech in Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Faculty Mentor: Cara Stepp (SAR Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences)

Okoye, Chika
Automated Exploration of Hierarchal Structures
Faculty Mentor: Keith Brown (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Olive, Meagan
Investigating the Human Aldolase B Gene for Novel Mutations and Elucidating their Role in Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
Faculty Mentor: Dean Tolan (CAS Biology)

Omire-Mayor, DianneMarie
Synthetic Methodology Development/Reaction Discovery: New Methods for the Synthesis of Macrocycles with Druglike Physiochemical Properties
Faculty Mentor: Lauren Brown (CAS Chemistry)

Pace, Salvatore
Long-term Stability of Liquid Scintillator for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Grant (CAS Experimental Particle Physics)

Pachaury, Ambika
Optimizing Fluorescent Biosensors for Detecting Membrane Voltage Changes In Bacteria
Faculty Mentor: Allyson Sgro (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Parent, Jourdan
Cognitive Effort and Motivation Study
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Fulford (SAR Occupational Therapy)

Parke, Stacy-Anne
Assessment of Variation in Platyrrhine Postcanine Dentition to Analyze Changes in Dietary Adaptations and Primate Dental Evolution
Faculty Mentor: Stacy-Anne Parke (CAS Anthropology)

Patel, Jiten
Differences in Knee Loading During Mindful Walking Compared to Regular Walking: A Preliminary Study
Faculty Mentor: Jiten Patel (SAR Physical Therapy)

Pavesi, Flaminio
Role of the Transcriptional Activity of LSF in Cell Cycle Progression in Carcinogenic Versus Normal Cells.
Faculty Mentor: Ulla Hansen (CAS Biology)

Pazoff, Emma
Elastogranular Mechanics
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Holmes (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Pienkowska, Natalie
All-Female and Femme Non-Binary Hackathons as a Solution to Gender Diversity in Tech
Faculty Mentor: Abraham Matta (CAS Computer Science)

Pinto de Arruda Assy, Antonio J.
Fabrication of a Mechanical Bioreactor for Cartilage Explant Culture and Tissue Engineering Applications
Faculty Mentor: Michael Albro (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Qi, Quan
An Evaluation of the Effects of Firm-Level Uncertainty Shocks on Investment
Faculty Mentor: Stephen Terry (CAS Economics)

Rapoport, Stephanie
Relationship of Coping Strategies with Alexithymia and Social Anxiety
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison (CAS Psychology)

Rapp, Eric
Stiffness of the Cartilaginous Fracture Callus
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Rassaby, Madeleine
Transdiagnostic Approaches to Facilitate Sustainable Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in Safety Net Settings
Faculty Mentor: Shannon Sauer-Zavala (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Razzoli, Margherita
Design of a Rehabilitation Program for Stroke Patients with Deficits of Attention Underlying Visual Motor Integration.
Faculty Mentor: Lucia Maria Vaina (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Ren, Maria
Oppositional Art: Chinese Christian Posters
Faculty Mentor: Daryl Ireland (CAS History and Hermeneutics)

Roach, Brian
Exploring Network Models and Protocols for Establishing a Secure Multiparty Communication Platform with Web-of-Trust Key Dissemination and Developing a Mobile Application on this Platform
Faculty Mentor: Perry Donham (CAS Computer Science)

Rybarczyk, Daniel
The Cygnus OB2 Star Forming Region
Faculty Mentor: Thomas Bania (CAS Astronomy)

Sagear, Sheila
Measuring Flare Rates, Rotational Periods, and Planet Occurrences of Small Stars Observed by K2
Faculty Mentor: Philip Muirhead (CAS Astronomy)

Sahin, Beyza
Painting and Drawing Through the Lens of Artists with Parkinson`s Disease
Faculty Mentor: Alice Cronin-Golomb (CAS Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Salussolia, Brando
Synthesis of biologically Relevant Imidazopyridazine Analogs Using Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Methodology
Faculty Mentor: John Snyder (CAS Chemistry)

Sambhu, Krishna
Interaction Between Uremic Solutes and MicroRNA miR-451 in Modulating the Responsiveness to Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESA) – A Zebrafish Model
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Cifuentes (MED Biochemistry)

Sangermano, Anastasia
Understanding how Pre-Service Music Teachers Accept and Adapt Teaching and Learning Ideologies Contrary to their Original Belief Systems
Faculty Mentor: Ronald Kos (CFA Music Education)

Savani, Maisha
Development of a Rapid Liver Enzyme Monitoring Diagnostic for Detection of Preeclampsia Severity
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Schultz, Kyle
Soil Warming and a Reduced Winter Snowpack Increase Soil Mineralization but Soil Freeze/Thaw Cycles offset Increase; Will the Trends Continue?
Faculty Mentor: Pamela Templer (CAS Biology)

Sciaudone, Anthony
The Effects of the Oral Flavonoid 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone Treatment on Aβ Accumulation in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Faculty Mentor: Alpaslan Dedeoglu (MED Neurology)

Sekhon, Amita
Children’s Religious Behaviors Study
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Education and Applied Human Development)

Shang, Qifan
Effects of Glutaredoxin on Cardiac Remodeling
Faculty Mentor: Markus Bachschmid (MED Vascular Biology)

Sharon, Samuel
Microfluidics-based Perfusion Bioreactor Platform for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Directed Differentiation
Faculty Mentor: Darrell Kotton (MED Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

Sheehan, Carrie
Examining the Formation of Transphobic Attitudes
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Simes (CAS Sociology)

Sheh, Adrienne
ASL Acquisition in Deaf Children
Faculty Mentor: Amy Lieberman (SED Deaf Studies)

Shimizu, Ryan
Subchondral Bone Cysts and Their Effect on the Osteoarthritic Hip
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Shuwaikan, Raghad
Investigating Gene Expression in Bone Marrow Macrophage After Exposure to Osteocyte Condition Medium
Faculty Mentor: Paola Pajevic (SDM Molecular & Cell Biology)

Silva, Graham
Analysis of the Electric Potential Across the Metallic Leads of an Electrodynamic Screen
Faculty Mentor: Malay Mazumder (ENG Electrical)

Simota, Madeline
Cell-Free Characterization of Toehold Switch Riboregulators for Microbial Community Analysis
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Segrè (CAS Biology)

Simpson, Sara
The Role of Acetylcholine in Temporal Plasticity
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Gavornik (CAS Biology)

Singh, Shivani
Children’s Literature in Relation to 19th-Century and Early 20th-Century Education Reform with Victorian Literature
Faculty Mentor: Sheila Cordner (CGS English)

Sinha, Anamika
Impact of defunding Planned Parenthood on Geographic Access to Health Services for Low-Income Women
Faculty Mentor: Martin Charns (SPH Department of Health Law, Policy and Management)

Sisson, Benjamin
Efficient Reassembling of Planar Graphs
Faculty Mentor: Assaf Kfoury (CAS Computer Science)

Soledad, Olivia
Does the Value of an Object Impact Children’s Memory of an Object?
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Kibbe (CAS Psychology)

Song, Shangshang
Identify the Role of Complement Activation in a Murine Membranous Nephropathy Model
Faculty Mentor: Laurence Beck (MED Internal Medicine)

Stahl, Vanessa
Impact of Glycosylation of the EGF receptor in Cancer Treatment.
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Costello (MED Biochemistry)

Stern, Joshua
Accelerating MPI by Offloading to FPGAs
Faculty Mentor: Martin Herbordt (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Stern, Julie
Does Power Trump Reason?: Understanding the the Affect of Social Dominance on Who Children Trust
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Applied Human Development)

Sun, Sharmaine
Language Use and Perceptions of Asian Bostonians
Faculty Mentor: Charles Chang (CAS Linguistics)

Sussman, Sara
Dinucleon Decay into Leptonic Modes at the Super-Kamiokande Detector
Faculty Mentor: Edward Kearns (CAS Physics)

Tarasiewicz, Zoe
Characterization of Gtl2 lncRNA in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration
Faculty Mentor: Francisco Naya (CAS Biology)

Thakkar, Vijay
Combining Deep Symbolic and Raw Audio Models for Improved Automatic Music Generation
Faculty Mentor: Brian Kulis (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Thompson, Sadie
The Transgenerational Effect of Parental Diets on  Larval Traits in Clown Anemonefish.
Faculty Mentor: Pete Buston (CAS Biology)

Tiemeyer, Katie
Investigating the Role of Immunity in Neurodegeneration Driven by Phagocytic Defects
Faculty Mentor: Kim McCall (CAS Biology)

Tjahjadi, Audrey
How Health is Associated with Hormone-Behavior Relationships: Examining Immune Functioning, Testosterone, and Dominant Behavior in Human Males.
Faculty Mentor: Carolyn Hodges-Simeon (CAS Anthropology)

Tong, Ningcong
Individual Differences in Auditory and Visual Cognition
Faculty Mentor: David Somers (CAS Neuroscience)

Torres, Laura
Effects of Caffeine on Neural Correlates of Attention on Young Adults with ADHD as Detected by Electroencephalography (EEG).
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Torres, Natalia
Investigation of the Relationships Between Chronic Stress, Hippocampal Volume, and Pattern Separation Task Performance in Healthy Older Adults
Faculty Mentor: Karin Schon (MED Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology)

Tran, Janet
THE ROLE OF GLUTAMINE ANAPLEROSIS IN TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER PATHOGENESIS
Faculty Mentor: Hui Feng (MED Pharmacology)

Tran, Vi
Strong Families Strong Forces
Faculty Mentor: Ellen DeVoe (SSW Clinical Practice)

Tucker, Stephen
A Cell-Free Platform for Integrated Transcriptional and Translational Molecular Computation
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Segré (ENG BME)

Tung, Katherine
Thailand’s Contribution to Global Health
Faculty Mentor: Joseph Harris (CAS Sociology)

Turnbull, Kirsten
Investigating the Connection Between Response-Style Contamination in Likert-Type Scales and Cultural Orientation
Faculty Mentor: Allen Harbaugh (SED Educational Leadership)

Ullberg, Nathan
Improving the Quality of Graphene on Silanized Surfaces, and Finding the Spectral Correlation to its Mobility Values
Faculty Mentor: Anna Swan (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Valisno, Jeff Arni
Bcl11b Regulates Arterial Stiffness in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
Faculty Mentor: Francesca Seta (MED Vascular Biology)

Vandeventer, Ella
Three-Dimensional Imaging and Gene Mapping of Zebrafish Toth
Faculty Mentor: Shannon Fisher (MED Experimental Therapeutics)

Vasquez, Andres
Femtosecond Micromachining of Graphene
Faculty Mentor: Michelle Sander (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Vatsa, Sonika
Determining the Catalytically Competent Structure of PMM1
Faculty Mentor: Karen Allen (CAS Chemistry)

Walawalkar, Isha
Dissecting the role of DAPLE in a Novel Signaling Pathway Dysregulated in Human Hydrocephalus
Faculty Mentor: Mikel Garcia-Marcos (MED Biochemistry)

Wang, Yuzhi
Investigating Extracellular Vesicle Size In Tauopathies
Faculty Mentor: Tsuneya Ikezu (MED Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics)

Weaver, Allison
Optimizing a Rac1 Biosensor to Understand Cell Motility Control
Faculty Mentor: Allyson Sgro (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Weiss, Morgan
Investigating the Role of Armadillo in Wolbachia Tropism in Drosophila Ovaries
Faculty Mentor: Horacio Frydman (CAS Biology)

Whittington, Fiona
All-Female and Femme Non-Binary Hackathons as a Solution to Gender Diversity in Tech
Faculty Mentor: Michael Elasmar (COM Communication)

Williams, Rebecca
Studying the Contribution of Src kinase to Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Contraction Through Mechanical Pressure/ Force Testing.
Faculty Mentor: Katherine Zhang (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Wolkoff, Isabel
Social Anxiety and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Fulford (SAR Occupational Therapy)

Wong, Wei
Raman Spectroscopy in Tissue Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Michael Albro (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Wu, Barry
Characterizing Mammal Middle Ears
Faculty Mentor: Aleks Zosuls (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Yardley, Elana
Kirigami-Based Mechanical Metamaterials with Tunable Elastic Modulus
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Holmes (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Zahr, Tarik
Investigating the impact of Overexpressing Meg3, a Long Noncoding RNA, on C2C12 Myoblast Differentiation.
Faculty Mentor: Francisco Naya (CAS Biology)

Zhang, Silvia
Study and Comparison of LArTPC Response with Varying Wire Spacing in the LArIAT Experiment
Faculty Mentor: Ed Kearns (CAS Physics)

Zhao, Rose
Mechanical Control of Cell Differentiation in Hereditary Connective Tissue Disease
Faculty Mentor: Matthew Layne (MED Biochemistry)

Zhu, Sibo
Predicting Stock Price by Deep Neural Networks
Faculty Mentor: Sang Chin (CAS Computer Science)

Aftandilian, Brigitte
Study of the Behavioral and Neurochemical Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol Drinking in Rodents
Faculty Mentor: Kimberly Leite-Morris (MED Psychiatry and Pharmacology)

Agrawala, Anjali
Liposomal Drug Delivery: Triggered Release of Chemokine for B Cell Recruitment in Solid Tumors
Faculty Mentor: Tyrone Porter (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Aiello, Ashlyn
Real-Time Analysis of Muscle Dynamics Using Ultrasound for Physical Therapy Applications
Faculty Mentor: Thomas Szabo (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Amaravadi, Natasha
Using Quantum Dots to Generate Imaging Probes for Biological and Medical Applications
Faculty Mentor: Natasha Amaravadi (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Amir, Carolyn
Relationships Among Childhood Maltreatment, Eating Disorders, and Perceived and Physiological Stress in Young Adults
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison (CAS Psychology)

Asif, Soubhana
Does Voice Reveal Health? Determining the Relationship between Vocal Characteristics and Immunocompetence in Young Men
Faculty Mentor: Carolyn Hodges-Simeon (CAS Anthropology)

Baeyens, Sylvia
Optimization of TGF-Beta Delivery for Development of Mechanically Functional Engineered Articular Cartilage
Faculty Mentor: Michael Albro (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Bajaj, Varnica
Biomimetic in Vitro 3-D Model to Study the Barrier Function of Blood Vessels During Inflammation
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Chen (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Baron, Jessica
Women in Guinea Bissau
Faculty Mentor: Joanna Davidson (CAS Anthropology)

Barton, Rebecca
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 3
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Bateman, Rebecca
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 3
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Beeram, Indeevar
Characterization of Ex-Vivo Generated ER-Hoxb8 Neutrophil Cell Lines
Faculty Mentor: Zhen Jiang (MED Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

Benincasa, Claudia
Modeling Opportunity Cost Using Prey Selection Paradigms in Human Subjects
Faculty Mentor: Joe McGuire (CAS Brain and Psychological Sciences)

Bieniek, Katarzyna
Analyzing Shape and Motility of Helicobacter Pylori in PGM
Faculty Mentor: Rama Bansil (CAS Physics)

Brus, Victoria
Quantitative Tool for Assessment of Varus Thrust in Knee Osteoarthritis
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (SAR Physical Therapy)

Burke, Elizabeth
EU Futures: the Emerging Future of Europe
Faculty Mentor: Kaija Schilde (CAS International Relations)

Byrne, Anthony
Modeling Next-Generation Hybrid Cooling Systems for High-Performance Processors
Faculty Mentor: Ayse Coskun (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Cao, Jingzhe
Convergent Synthesis of New Class of Novel Muramyl Dipeptide Analogues to Further Investigate Inhibition of Porphyromonas Gingivalis-Induced Pro-Inflammatory
Faculty Mentor: James Panek (CAS Chemistry)

Carlos, Amanda
Comparison of Patterns of Participation in the Community for Youth with and Without Disabilities and Investigation of Changes in Perceptions of Barriers and Supports in the Community by Youth with Autism
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Kramer (SAR Occupational Therapy)

Carroll, Hannah
The Developmental Trajectory of Health and Contagion Knowledge
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development)

Chan, Cassandra
Foreign Language Talker Expertise
Faculty Mentor: Tyler Perrachione (SAR Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)

Chan, Daniel
Walking Patterns and Early Osteoarthritis in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Faculty Mentor: Deepak Kumar (SAR Physical Therapy)

Chan, Joyce
Enhancing Human-Robot Interaction via Sensory Feedback Through Graphical User Interfaces.
Faculty Mentor: Rebecca Khurshid (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Chavez, Juan
Hatching Plasticity and Swimming Speed of Elacatinus Lori Larvae.
Faculty Mentor: Peter Buston (CAS Biology)

Chen, Angela
Russian Doll Study – Children’s Exploration When Adults Give Surprising Claims
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Kelemen (CAS Psychology)

Chew, Benjamin
Error-Prone PCR and Multiplex Genome Editing by Natural Transformation (MuGENT) for Optimizing Anti-Microbial Peptides Targeting Vibrio Cholerae
Faculty Mentor: Ahmad Khalil (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Cho, Jae
Yoga as an Effective Treatment of Poor Sleep Related to Chronic Lower Back Pain
Faculty Mentor: Eric Roseen (MED Department of Family Medicine)

Choi, Byeol
Publication of a Collection of Korean Short Stories Published in the 1910s
Faculty Mentor: Yoon Sun Yang (CAS World Languages and Literatures)

Chow, Winston
Synthesis of 15N Modified N2O1 Ligand for Non-Heme Iron Oxo Catalyst
Faculty Mentor: John Caradonna (CAS Chemistry)

Chua, Cassandra
Investigating a Constitutive Flow Relation for Blood Endothelium
Faculty Mentor: Joe Tien (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Cincotta, Christine
Optogenetic-Induced Extinction-Like Behavior in Ethanol-Withdrawn Mice.
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Coley, Shannia
The Online Dating Experiences of Students of Color
Faculty Mentor: Brenda Phillips (CAS Psychology)

Coll, James
Micromachining of Graphene
Faculty Mentor: Michelle Sander (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Covert, Margaret
Effects of Estrogen on Motor Recovery after Cortical Injury Model of Stroke in Non-Human Primates
Faculty Mentor: Tara Moore (MED Anatomy and Neurobiology)

Cowser, Taylor
Determining Psychosocial Functioning and Behaviors of Siblings of Children with Cancer Dependent on their Parents’ Mental Health.
Faculty Mentor: Kristin Long (CAS Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Dave, Malav
Functional Characterization of Cancer-Associated G Protein Mutants.
Faculty Mentor: Mikel Garcia-Marcos (MED Biochemistry)

Delaney, Meaghan
Permanent ‘Temporary’ Legal Statuses in Comparative Perspective
Faculty Mentor: Noora Lori (CAS Pardee School of Global Studies, International Relations)

Desai, Suveer
Molecular Redox Mechanisms of Fatty Liver Diseases
Faculty Mentor: Markus Bachschmid (MED Vascular Biology)

Ding, Zixin
Strategies to Reduce Product Waste for Retailers
Faculty Mentor: Arzum Akkas (QST Operations and Technology Management)

Dudek, Kurt
Sensing Blade Flap for Autonomous Quadcopter Flight
Faculty Mentor: Sheryl Grace (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Duraiswamy, Swetha
Lung Alveolar and Mesenchyme Interactions
Faculty Mentor: Darrell Kotton (MED Regenerative Medicine)

El-Guindy, Sarah
Analyzing Resting State Connectivity in Individuals with Post-Stroke Aphasia
Faculty Mentor: Swathi Kiran (SAR Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)

Enos, Nicole
Relationship between Subjective Analog-Visual Ratings and Orthographic Transcription-Based Estimates of Intelligibility
Faculty Mentor: Cara Stepp (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Esfand, Shiba
The Effects of Cognition on Mental Representation in Children.
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Kibbe (CAS Psychological and Brain Science)

Fandozzi, Eva
Title: Brain Structure, Gene Expression, Metabolism, and Division of Labor in the Leafcutter Ant Atta Cephalotes
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Flynn, Casey
Archiving Ionospheric Electron Density Profiles from the Viking Orbiters
Faculty Mentor: Paul Withers (CAS Astronomy)

Foley, Shawn
Synthetic Cannabinoids in Biological Matrices: Sample Preparation Evaluation
Faculty Mentor: Sabra Botch-Jones (MED Anatomy and Neurobiology)

Fortin, Amanda
Temporal Dynamics of Memory Consolidation: What Role Does Odor Play?
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological and Brain Science)

Frumkin, Natalia
Machine Learning Based Indoor Localization Using Active Light Transport Analysis
Faculty Mentor: Parkash Ishwar (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Fuchs, Erelle
Anatomical, Cellular and Functional Organization of the Anterior Cingulate.
Faculty Mentor: Alberto Cruz-Martin (CAS Biology)

Gadam, Janhavi
Religious and Scientific Unobservable Entities: How Do Children Conceptualize Them?
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Applied Human Development)

Gardner, Sarah
Defining Binding Sites for Inhibitors of Ketohexokinase: Utilizing Steady-State Kinetics to Determine Tight Binding Inhibitors for Crystallographic Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dean Tolan (CAS Biology)

Garik, Anna Victoria
The Drivers and Impacts of a Global Decoupling of Global Crop and Livestock Systems
Faculty Mentor: Rachael Garrett (CAS Earth and Environment)

Gonzalez, Isis
The Formation of Wrinkles on Cylinders
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Holmes (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Goolsby, Billie
Social Isolation, Social Interaction and Development in the Social Brain
Faculty Mentor: James Traniello (CAS Biology)

Gould, Frances
Perceptions and Management Related to Changes in White-Tailed Deer Populations across Massachusetts Municipalities
Faculty Mentor: Anne Short Gianotti (CAS Earth and Environment)

Griffin, Alecia
Self-Cleaning Solar Power: Optimizing Cost and Size Efficiency of Next Generation EDS Power Supplies
Faculty Mentor: Mark Horenstein (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Gu, Lingyi
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 3
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Gumusderelioglu, Selin
Is LSF Transcriptional Activity Required for Its Ability to Promote Mitosis in Cancer Cell Lines?
Faculty Mentor: Ulla Hansen (CAS Biology)

Hakam, Lara
Analyzing the Change in Coral Distribution in the Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA)
Faculty Mentor: Randi Rotjan (CAS Marine Science)

Heyman, Sophie
Exploring the Value of Story-Based Natural Selection Intervention Materials for Parents and their Children
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Kelemen (CAS Psychology)

Howell, Owen
Universality of Dynamical Phase Transitions in Classical Spin Systems and Infinite Spins Quantum Systems.
Faculty Mentor: Anatoli Polkovnikov (CAS Physics)

Hughes, Kimberly
Determining the Mineral Compositions of Fault Rocks and Fault Source Rocks Using XRD and Microscopy.
Faculty Mentor: Christine Regalla (CAS Earth and Environment)

Hunter, Sydney
Landscape Usage in Enslaved Communities At James Madison’s Montpelier: an Archaeobotanical Analysis
Faculty Mentor: John Marston (CAS Archaeology)

Iwase, Reina
Studies on the Binding Mode of TRAF2/cIAP2 Interaction
Faculty Mentor: Adrian Whity (CAS Chemistry)

Jang, Hye Rim
Glrx Expression in Aged Male and Female Mice  after Hind-Limb Ischemia
Faculty Mentor: Reiko Matsui (MED Vascular Biology)

Jiang, Kailun
The Politics of Cultural Heritage: China’s Imperial Collection and the Construction of National Image in China and Taiwan
Faculty Mentor: Robert Murowchick (CAS Archaeology and Pardee School Center for the Study of Asia)

Joyal, Adam
The Effects of Neurosteroid Pregnenolone and Its Sulfated Derivative Pregnenolone Sulfate on Glua1 and Glua2 Containing AMPA Receptors
Faculty Mentor: David Farb (MED Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

Khani, Nikta
The Inter-Collegiate Social Field: Status, Gender, and Hierarchy At College Parties
Faculty Mentor: Ashley Mears (CAS Sociology, Women & Gender Studies)

Kim, Anne
Probing the Role of Nonmuscle Myosin in Aortic Contraction and Stiffness by Using Selective Myosin II Inhibitor, Blebbistatin
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Morgan (SAR Health Sciences)

Kim, Sung Yeon
Developing a Non-Destructive Method for the Quality Control of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

King, Jessica
A Three Dimensional In-Vitro Microfluidic System for the Study of Cancer-Stromal Interactions During Metastasis
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Chen (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Kleyheeg, Annalies
Increasing Polarization of Spins in NMR
Faculty Mentor: Alex Sushkov (CAS Physics)

Knasin, Alison
Allosteric Control of Oxygen Activation in the Active Site of Phenylalanine Hydroxylase (PheH) and Selected Phenylketonuria (PKU) Mutants
Faculty Mentor: John Caradonna (CAS Chemistry)

Kolin, Katharine
Measures of CPP, RFF, and Perceptual Evaluation in the Evaluation of Vocal Fold Nodule Related Pediatric Dysphonia
Faculty Mentor: Cara Stepp (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Lahner, Benjamin
Investigating the Neural Mechanisms of Feedback Learning
Faculty Mentor: Robert Reinhart (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Lawry, Claire
Urban Youth Access to Behavioral Support Services During Summer Break
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Green (SED Special Education)

Lee, Natalie
Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 3
Faculty Mentor: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies)

Lei, Grace
Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) At Boston University
Faculty Mentor: Hyeouk Hahm (SSW Social Research)

Lei, Shuwen
Mechanism of RBPs in Tauopathies in Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation
Faculty Mentor: Benjamin Wolozin (MED Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

Li, Pei-Hsuan
Investigating the Role of Tet2 in Osteoclastogenesis
Faculty Mentor: Kenneth Walsh (MED Whitacker Cardiovascular Institute)

Li, Yichen
Sculpture Stability and Stability Solution Project, Augmented Reality Project
Faculty Mentor: Yichen Li (CAS Computer Science)

Lin, Zhike
PMC’s Regulative Migration and Diversification Pattern Controlled by LOX/5HETE in Sea Urchin Embryos
Faculty Mentor: Cynthia Bradham (CAS Biology)

liu, yenyu
Analysis of the Affects of the cKit Inhibitor AB1010 on APP Phosphorylation
Faculty Mentor: Carmela Abraham (MED Biochemistry)

Lopez, Mario
Development of a Universal Plate Array for Enzymatic Assays
Faculty Mentor: Lynn Deng (MED Analytical Instrumental Core)

Lower, Logan
Theatrical Hand Winches and Hoists
Faculty Mentor: Joel Brandwine (CFA Technical Production)

Lugina, Darya
Fraternizing with the Enemy: Soviet-American Friendships amid Cold War
Faculty Mentor: Alexis Peri (CAS History)

Lukas, Nicole
Examining Patterns in Platyrrhine Dental Evolution in Relation to Feeding Constraints via the Assessment of Postcanine Dentition in Museum Collections
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Schmitt (CAS Anthropology)

Maddox, Grace
Assessing the Stability of Restored Eelgrass (Zostera Marina) Beds in the Great Marsh, Massachusetts
Faculty Mentor: Alyssa Novak (CAS Earth and Environment)

Mancini, Christian
Effect of Phosphate Deficiency on Serum Protein Expression and Callus Composition
Faculty Mentor: Louis Gerstenfeld (MED Biochemistry)

Mangas, Margaret
Context-Dependent Role of S1P1 Signaling in Tumorigenesis
Faculty Mentor: Hui Feng (MED Pharmacology)

Manzelli, Rachel
Combining Deep Symbolic and Raw Audio Models for Improved Automatic Music Generation
Faculty Mentor: Brian Kulis (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Martin, Emma
PIPA (Phoenix Islands Protected Area) Plankton Analysis: Identifying Trends in Distribution Analysis, with a Focus on Pelagic and Reef Fishes
Faculty Mentor: Randi Rotjan (CAS Biology)

Masset, Michael
Quantitative Analysis of the Axon Terminals of Fibers Projecting from the Temporal Lobe to the Thalamic Reticular Nucleus in Macaques
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Rockland (MED Anatomy & Neurobiology)

Massidda, Miles
“Engineering of Microscale Vascularized Fat That Responds to Perfusion with Lipoactive Hormones”
Faculty Mentor: Joe Tien (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

McCarthy, Gretchen
Comparing the Metabolic Gas Fluxes of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and Methane (CH4) in the Oysters Species Crassostrea Virginica and Ostrea Edulis.
Faculty Mentor: Robinson Fulweiler (CAS Earth and Environment)

McKnight, Gregory
From the Caribbean to New York: How West Indian Poetry Birthed Hip-Hop
Faculty Mentor: Laurence Breiner (CAS English)

McMahon, Julia
Scientific Inquiry (Continuation)
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Corriveau (SED Applied Human Development)

Melkote, Ashvini
Cortical Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Spatial and Non-Spatial Selective Attention
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Micovic, Nicholas
Role of Anterior-Cingulate Cortex Sigma-1 Receptors on Alcohol-Withdrawal Induced Excessive Drinking and Deficits in Cognitive Flexibility
Faculty Mentor: Valentina Sabino (MED Pharmacology)

Minetti, Erika
Optimization of Culturing Conditions of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
Faculty Mentor: Francesca Seta (MED Vascular Biology)

Minocha, Avijit
Developing a Mathematical Simulation Model of the Maternity Award At Mnazi Mmoja Hospital
Faculty Mentor: Muhammad Zaman (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Mirsky, Jonathan
Analysis of Camouflage Perception in the Context of Figure-Ground Segregation and Second-Order Motion.
Faculty Mentor: Arash Yazdanbahsh (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Molenaar, Rachael
Mathematical Structuralism and the Problem of Indistinguishability:  Helping Philosophy of Mathematics Better Capture Mathematical Practice
Faculty Mentor: Michaela McSweeney (CAS Philosophy)

Momyer, Victoria
Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Natural Gas Sources on Urban Methane Fluxes from Subterranean Groundwater Wells
Faculty Mentor: Robinson Fulweiler (CAS Earth and Environment/Biology)

Morgan, Laura
Classification of Glomerular Fibrosis and Segmentation of Glomeruli on Histologic Images Using Deep Learning
Faculty Mentor: Vijaya Kolachalama (MED Computational Biomedicine)

Murrizi, Armela
The Effect of Microscopic Surface Coatings on the Size and Shape of Bloodstains
Faculty Mentor: James Bird (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Nguyen, Hoa
Investigation of Gtl2 lncRNA in Cardiac Differentiation and Homeostasis
Faculty Mentor: Frank Naya (CAS Biology)

Nikolajczyk, Jacob
Acoustic Wave Manipulation Through Coiled Space of Differing Cross-Section
Faculty Mentor: Xin Zhang (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Njoroge, Joan
How Voice Continuity and Stimulus Rate Affect Cognitive Load and Working Memory During Speech Perception: an EEG and Pupillometry Study
Faculty Mentor: Tyler Perrachione (SAR Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)

Noordzij, Jacob
Empirical Evaluation of Communication Interfaces Optimized for Individuals with Motor Speech Disorders
Faculty Mentor: Cara Stepp (SAR Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences)

Okoye, Chika
Automated Exploration of Hierarchal Structures
Faculty Mentor: Keith Brown (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Omire-Mayor, DianneMarie
Synthetic Methodology Development/Reaction Discovery: New Methods for the Synthesis of Macrocycles with Druglike Physiochemical Properties
Faculty Mentor: Lauren Brown (CAS Chemistry)

Pace, Salvatore
Long-Term Stability of Liquid Scintillator for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Grant (CAS Physics)

Pachaury, Ambika
Optimizing Fluorescent Biosensors for Detecting Membrane Voltage Changes in Bacteria
Faculty Mentor: Allyson Sgro (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Parent, Jourdan
Cognitive Effort and Motivation Study
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Fulford (SAR Occupational Therapy)

Park, JiSoo
The Link between Inflammation and Neurodegeneration Induced by Impaired Phagocytosis
Faculty Mentor: Kim McCall (CAS Biology)

Parke, Stacy-Anne
Assessment of Variation in Platyrrhine Postcanine Dentition to Analyze Changes in Dietary Adaptations and Primate Dental Evolution
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Schmitt (CAS Anthropology)

Patel, Harsh
Effects of Food Additives on HDL Biogenesis
Faculty Mentor: Haya Herscovitz (MED Physiology and Biophysics)

Pavesi, Flaminio
Creation of LSF- Loss-of-Function Fetal Hepatocyte Cell Lines by CRISPR-Cas Mediated Gene Editing and Transduction of Dominant Negative LSF
Faculty Mentor: Ulla Hansen (CAS Biology)

Perez, Alejandra
Autism and Parent Social Support: Differences Based on Immigration Status
Faculty Mentor: Kristin Long (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)
Pham, Tony
Urban Nutrient Cycling: Effects of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Kelp-Based Fertilizers on Greenhouse Sustainability
Faculty Mentor: Nathan Phillips (CAS Earth & Environment)

Pienkowska, Natalie
Gender Restricted Environments and Women in STEM: Factors That Influence Undergraduate Woman’s Interest in STEM
Faculty Mentor: Abraham Matta (CAS Computer Science)

Polackal, Maya
Protective Actions of the Myokine FSTL1 Against Atherosclerosis
Faculty Mentor: Jose Fuster Ortuno (MED Medicine)

Qi, Chen Cheng
Developing an Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acid-Based Method for Tracking Fes Cluster Transfer to the CIA Fes Protein Rad3
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Perlstein (CAS Chemistry)

Qi, Quan
An Evaluation of the Effects of Firm-Level Uncertainty Shocks on Firm-Related Factors
Faculty Mentor: Stephen Terry (CAS Economics)

Rajaram, Rahul
Improved Calibration Technique for a Reflection-Mode Computational Microscope
Faculty Mentor: Lei Tian (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Rapoport, Stephanie
Relationships Among Childhood Maltreatment, Coping Strategies, and Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison (CAS Psychology)

Ren, Maria
Oppositional Art: Chinese Christian Posters
Faculty Mentor: Daryl Ireland (STH History and Hermeneutics)

Robinson, Ellery
Exploring How Perceptions of Respect and School Belongingness Are Associated with Students’ Ability to Defend Bullying Victims
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Green (SED Special Education)

Rodas, Andrea
Effects of Daily Temperature Variation on Coral Protein Content
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Davies (CAS Biology)

Roth, Isabelle
Predictive Gaze During Observation of Object-Directed Actions in Toddlers and Preschoolers with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder
Faculty Mentor: Helen Tager-Flusberg (CAS Psychology)

Ruesch, Evan
Modulation of Environmental Mapping and Contextual Association Through the Activation of DREADDS(-) by CNO or DREADDS Agonist 21
Faculty Mentor: Steve Ramirez (CAS Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Rybarczyk, Daniel
The Cygnus OB2 Star Forming Complex
Faculty Mentor: Tom Bania (CAS Astronomy)

Sagear, Sheila
Determining an Upper Limit for Planet Occurrences Around Small Stars Observed by K2
Faculty Mentor: Philip Muirhead (CAS Astronomy)

Saravanan, Nivetha
Improving Self-Care Management of Chronic Conditions Among Homeless Persons: a Community-Based Participatory Approach Using Text Messaging
Faculty Mentor: Keith McInnes (SPH Health Law, Policy, and Management)

Sciaudone, Anthony
The Effects of the Oral Flavonoid 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone Treatment on Aβ Accumulation in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Faculty Mentor: Alpaslan Dedeoglu (MED Neurology)

Segina, Roxanne
Analyzing Children’s Group Affiliation and Lexical Acquisition
Faculty Mentor: Sudha Arunachalam (SAR Speech, Language, and Hearing Science)

Seguinot, Bryan
Identification of Dre2 Domains Involved with the Formation of Nbp35/Cfd1-Dre2 Complex and Result in Nbp35/Cfd1 Complex Atpase Rate Enhancement
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Perlstein (CAS Chemistry)

Sekhon, Amita
Religious Behaviors Study
Faculty Mentor: Amita Sekhon (SED Education and Applied Human Development)

Shah, Saloni
Synthesizing Zero-Deforestation Corporate Commitments with a Comprehensive Database
Faculty Mentor: Rachel Garrett (CAS Earth and Environment)

Sheehan, Carrie
Examining the Formation of Transphobic Attitudes
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Simes (CAS Sociology)

Shimizu, Ryan
Subchondral Bone Cysts and their Effect on the Osteoarthritic Hip
Faculty Mentor: Elise Morgan (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Silva, Graham
Analysis of the Electric Field and Voltage on the Surface of an Active Electrodynamic Screen
Faculty Mentor: Malay Mazumder (ENG Electrical Engineering)

Simon, David
“Ultra-Sensitive Assaying Techniques for Next-Generation Neutrino and Dark Matter Experiments”
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Grant (CAS Physics)

Sparks, Rebecca
Building Metabolism: Analyzing CO2 from Human Respiration
Faculty Mentor: Nathan Phillips (CAS Earth and Environment)

Stahl, Vanessa
Impact of Glycosylation of the EGF Receptor in Cancer Treatment.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catherine Costello (MED Biochemistry)

Stanizzi, Darren
Effects of Daily Temperature Variation on Coral Associated Symbiodinium Content
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Davies (CAS Biology)

Stern, Joshua
Accelerating MPI by Offloading to FPGAs
Faculty Mentor: Martin Herbordt (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Sun, Sharmaine
Language Use and Perceptions of Asian Bostonians
Faculty Mentor: Charles Chang (CAS Linguistics)

Sussman, Sara
Dinucleon and Nucleon Decay into Two-Body Final States with No Hadrons
Faculty Mentor: Ed Kearns (CAS Physics)

Tashkandi, Yara
Predictors of Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Collegiate Student-Athletes
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Holt (SED Counseling Psychology)

Thompson, Sadie
The Transgenerational Effect of Parental Diets on Larval Traits in Clown Anemonefish.
Faculty Mentor: Pete Buston (CAS Biology)

Tong, Ningcong
Individual Differences in Auditory and Visual Cognition
Faculty Mentor: David Somers (CAS Neuroscience)

Torres, Laura
Effects of Stimulants on Neural Correlates of Attention on Young Adults with ADHD as Detected by Electroencephalography (EEG).
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Valisno, Jeff Arni
The Molecular Mechanism of Aneurysm Formation in Bcl11b Knockout Mice Upon Angii Administration
Faculty Mentor: Francesca Seta (MED Vascular Biology)

Vatsa, Sonika
Determining the Catalysis of C.Ferus PMM1
Faculty Mentor: Karen Allen (CAS Chemistry)

Vu, Chau
The Limits of Love and the Gender of Sacrifice: Devotion and Emotion Among Multi-Generational Households in Late-Socialist Vietnam
Faculty Mentor: Merav Shohet (CAS Anthropology)

Walawalkar, Isha
DAPLE, a Hydrocephalus-Related Protein, Drives Apical Constriction During Neural Tube Closure
Faculty Mentor: Mikel Garcia-Marcos (MED Biochemistry)

Wan, Shan
Speech Perception by Non-Native Speakers in Noisy Conditions with the Factor of Phonological Similarity between English and Mandarin
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Caldwell-Harris (CAS Psychology & Brain Science)

Wang, Yuzhi
Investigating Extracellular Vesicle Size and Protein Composition in Tauopathies
Faculty Mentor: Tsuneya Ikezu (MED Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics)

Watson, Lucas
The Effect of Sodium Carbonate Concentration on Multi-Bubble Sonochemiluminescence
Faculty Mentor: Glynn Holt (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Weaver, Allison
Optimizing a Rac1 Biosensor to Understand Cell Motility Control
Faculty Mentor: Allyson Sgro (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Weiss, Morgan
Investigating the Role of Armadillo in Wolbachia Tropism in Drosophila Ovaries
Faculty Mentor: Horacio Frydman (CAS Biology)

Whittington, Fiona
Gender Restricted Environments and Women in STEM: Factors That Influence Undergraduate Woman’s Interest in STEM
Faculty Mentor: Michael Elasmar (COM Communication)

Williams, Brittany
Using Genomics to Characterize Range Expansion in Japanese Corals
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Davies (CAS Marine Biology)

Wolkoff, Isabel
Social Anxiety and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Fulford (SAR Occupational Therapy)

Wong, Wei
Raman Spectroscopy Compatible with Tissue Culturing
Faculty Mentor: Michael Albro (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Woodard, Austin
Infant Carrying and Maternal Locomotion in Wild Bornean Orangutans
Faculty Mentor: Cheryl Knott (CAS Anthropology)

Yamamoto, Masaya
Locations of Satellite Galaxies in Illustris Simulation in Relation to Ellipticity of Host Halos
Faculty Mentor: Tereasa Brainerd (CAS Astronomy)

Yu, Angela
Detecting and Conveying Improper Usage of Walkers to Reduce Falls in the Elderly
Faculty Mentor: Rebecca Khurshid (ENG Mechanical Engineering)

Zahr, Tarik
Investigating the Impact of Overexpressing Meg3, a Long Noncoding RNA, on C2C12 Myoblast Differentiation.
Faculty Mentor: Francisco Naya (CAS Biology)

Zanna, Mina
A Paperfluidic Device for Highly Sensitive Isothermal Detection of Malaria
Faculty Mentor: Mario Cabodi (ENG Biomedical Engineering)

Zhao, Rose
Mechanical Control of Cell Differentiation in Hereditary Connective Tissue Disease
Faculty Mentor: Matthew Layne (MED Biochemistry)