2004-2005 Award Recipients

Summer 2005 UROP Award Recipients

  • Allen, Jeffrey
    Effects of Habitat Destruction on Stress Hormone Levels of Bats
    Professor: Widmaier, Eric, CAS – Biology
  • Aono, Hiromasa
    Identification of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Alternative Transcripts in the Rodent Retina
    Professor: Eldred, William, CAS – Biology
  • Bhatt, Daven
    Large Eddy Simulation of Complex Turbulent Flows
    Professor: Oberai, Assad, ENG- Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Botros, James
    Modulating Effect of AMPK Activation on Insulin Resistance in Aortic Endothelial Cells
    Professor: Cohen, Richard, MED – Vascular Biology
  • Bower, Paul
    Microfluidic Techniques for Development of Optical Biosensors
    Professor: Jones, Guilford, CAS – Chemsitry
  • Chatvanichkul, Kwan-Isara
    Evaluation of Metal Oxide Nanoarchitectures for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications
    Professor: Desai, Tejal, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Chess, Roxanne
    Neurobehavioral Conditioning of Musical Training: Application for Physical Rehabilitation
    Professor: Saltzman, Elliot, SAR – Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Chu, Timothy
    Explaining the Wide Environmental Tolerances of a Sea Anemone: Testing for Temperature and Salinity Adaptation in Nemoatostella vectensis (declined)
    Professor: Finnerty, John, CAS – Biology
  • Comb, William
    Role of Intermolecular Disulfide Bond Formation in the Gamma Subunit of the IkB Kinase
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas, CAS – Biology
  • Curtis, Valerie
    Development of Cell-based Assays using Biodendrimer Gel Microarrays
    Professor: Schaus, Scott, CAS – Chemistry
  • D’Errico, Joseph
    Optimization Opportunities for Media and Security Applications of Embedded MIPS Processors
    Professor: Qin, Wei, ENG – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Diaz, Heather
    Material Culture of Masculinity
    Professor: Sewell, Jessica, CAS – Art History
  • Dimoulas, Elizabeth
    US Reaction to the Movement towards European Unification from the End of World War I up to 1957
    Professor: Keylor, William, CAS – History
  • Dormody, Michael
    Examining the Turbulent Structure of Molecular Gas Clouds in the Galactic Ring Survey
    Professor: Jackson, James, CAS – Astronomy
  • Doyle, Joseph
    Heritage Tourism and Cultural Identity: An Analysis of Irish Heritage Tourism
    Professor: Lindholm, Charles, UNI
  • Dutta, Valentina
    Investigating the Sensitivity for Little Higgs Production in Proton Anti-Proton Collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron
    Professor: Narain, Meenakshi, CAS – Physics
  • Ericksen, Russell
    Role of Regulatory T Cells in Activated T Cells
    Professor: Montano, Monty, MED – Medicine
  • Frank, Alexander
    Analyzing Body Surface Temperatures of Roosting Brazilian free-tailed Bats (Tadarida brasiliensis)
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas, CAS – Biology
  • Grabowska, Magdalena
    Identifying the Basis of Divalent Cation Sensitivity during Adhesion of Embryonic Chick Retinal Cells
    Professor: Hausman, Robert, CAS – Biology
  • Graham, Matt
    Molecular Dynamics Simulation Using Programmable Logic
    Professor: Herbordt, Martin, ENG – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Han, Jennifer
    Identification of DNA Aptamers Specific for Carcinoembryonic Antigen in vitro
    Professor: Smith, Cassandra, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Hansen, Clare
    Habitat-dependent Catch Composition and Food Web Dynamics with Respect to Long-term Closures on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
    Professor: Kaufman, Les, CAS – Biology
  • Khwaja, Maria
    The Progression of Educational Systems in Muslim Countries and the Link to “Democratizing”
    Professor: Backman, Clifford, CAS – History
  • King, Megan
    Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellites to Study Disturbances in the Earth’s Low Latitude Ionosphere
    Professor: Mendillo, Michael, CAS – Astronomy
  • Maloof, Nicole
    Synthesis of Indoline Alkaloid-type Libraries (IN-1) (declined)
    Professor: Snyder, John, CAS – Chemisty
  • Mathew, Matthen
    Characterization of Protein-Protein Interaction between CMYA3 and Alpha-Actinin
    Professor: Naya, Francisco, CAS – Biology
  • Nitsch, Fredrick
    Understanding the Origins of Modern Nihilism and the Rise of the Aesthetic (research Leading Toward a Senior Thesis concerning the Role of Aesthetics in the Existential Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus)
    Professor: Tauber, Alfred, CAS – Philosophy
  • O’Donnell, Sean
    Modulation of Synaptic Vesicular Release Kinetics by AP180
    Professor: Lin, Jen-Wei, CAS – Biology
  • Ottander, John
    Ground Testing and Support Equipment for the Loss Cone Imager Spacecraft Instrument
    Professor: Fritz, Theodore, CAS – Astronomy
  • Patel, Emily
    Visibility and Visuality: The Role of Underground Artists in the Velvet Revolution
    Professor: Redford, Bruce, UNI
  • Patel, Nimesh
    Fabrication and Study of Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Devices(declined)
    Professor: Kamil, Ekinci, ENG – Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Penwell, John
    Development of Integrated Electronics for Photo Multiplier Tube Signals
    Professor: Kearns, Ed, CAS – Physics
  • Poulin, Renee
    Examining Reasoning Abiliity in HIV: An fMRI Study
    Professor: Stern, Chantal, CAS – Psychology
  • Rahmberg, Andrew
    Ecological Influences of Rabis Infections on Bats
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas, CAS – Biology
  • Romesser, Paul
    Identification of Transcription Complexes that Contain the Double Bromodomain Protein Brd-2 and Chromatin Remodeling Machines
    Professor: Denis, Gerald, MED – Cancer Research Center
  • Saloman, Jami
    Are Dyslexics Disproportionately Vulnerable to Auditory Context Effects?
    Professor: Liederman, Jacqueline, CAS – Psychology
  • Schmitt, Daniel
    Studies Towards the Asymmetric Synthesis of Bromo-Spiro-Isoxazoline Alkaloids
    Professor: Porco, John, CAS – Chemistry
  • Shadrach, Jennifer
    The Effect of Bilateral Hippocampal Infusions of Lidocaine on the Establishment of Pseudopregnancy in the Female Rat
    Professor: Erskine, Mary, CAS – Biology
  • Shah, Akshay
    Development of an Assay for the Detection of the Native Ligand for the Orphan Human bombesin Receptor Subtype-3 (hBRS-3)
    Professor: Weber, Christian, MED – Gastorenterology
  • Shinopoulos, Katherine
    The Generation and Characterization of Escherichia coli Sulfite Reducatase Constructs
    Professor: Elliott, Sean, CAS – Chemistry
  • Shtessel, Maria
    Validating Predicted Functions for Uncharacterized Genes in Drosphila Melanogaster
    Professor: McCall, Kim, CAS – Biology
  • Sultan, Steven
    The Birth of the Regional Specialty: The Emergence of Hand Surgery during the First and Second World Wars
    Professor: Glick, Thomas, CAS – History
  • Vincent, John
    Characterization of RNA Localization Elements in DNA Sequences Implicated in the Onset of Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Deshler, James, CAS – Biology
  • Yan, Peter
    Bioinformatic Survey and Analysis of CAG Tandem Repeat Locations and Functions in the Human Genome
    Professor: Smith, Cassandra, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Yee, Judy
    The Role of Systemic Administration of NMDA Antagonist Phencyclidine (PCP) on Reinstatement of Cocaine-seeking Behavior
    Professor: Pierce, R. Christopher, MED – Pharmacology
  • Zuckerman, Seth
    Tip-Enhanced Solid Immersion Lens Microscopy
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett, CAS – Physics

Spring 2005 UROP Award Recipients

  • Bhatia, Vivek
    Computer Simulation Algorithm Development for Supercooled Liquids and Small Biomolecules
    Professor: Keyes, Tom, CAS-Chemsitry
  • Borrelli, Laura
    Neuromorphological Development of a Miniature Brain A Comparitive Analysis of Pheidole Dentata Workers
    Professor: Traniello, James, CAS-Biology
  • Ciaccia, Laura
    Gene Expression Profiles and Transcription Factors Involved in Estrogen signaling in Zebrafish Embryos Using Microarray Data and Bioinformatics
    Professor: Callard, Gloria, CAS – Biology
  • Dao, Maria
    Optimization of Targeted Genomic Differential Display (TGDD):   Differences in CAG-repeat content in monozygotic twins concordant and discordant for schizophrenia
    Professor: Smith, Cassandra, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Eastman, Jason
    Commissioning and Use of VPH Grating Technology
    Professor: Kenneth, Janes, CAS – Astronomy
  • Fabian, Niora
    Do Liver Cells Synthesize the Hormone Leptin?
    Professor: Widmaier, Eric, CAS-Biology
  • Grant, Kendra
    Finite Element Modeling of Mullite Coatings produced by Chemical Vapor Deposition
    Professor: Sarin, Vinod, ENG – Manufacturing Engineering
  • Grotsky, David
    The Role of Progestin Receptor on the Induction of Pseudopregnancy in the Mouse
    Professor: Erskine, Mary, CAS-Biology
  • Hernandez, Eleanore
    Analysis of Pneumatization in Avian Vertebrae and its effects on Structural and Mechanical Properties
    Professor: Fajardo, Robert, CAS -Anthropology
  • Hodis, Eran
    Patterning Vacular Smooth Muscle Cells on Compliant Substrata (PDMS)
    Professor: Wong, Joyce, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Huang, Hsuan-Ting
    characterization of the Upstream Regulatory Region for the Novel Cardiomyopathy Associated Gene 3 (CMYA3)
    Professor: Naya, Francisco, CAS – Biology
  • Knittel, Julia
    Trabecular Architecture of Captive versus Wild Specimens of Loris tardigradus andCallithrix jacchus using Micro-computed Tomography
    Professor: Fajardo, Robert, CAS – Anthropology
  • Kraft, Brandon
    Onset of Steroidogenesis in the Little Skate, Raja Erinacea
    Professor: Callard, Ian, CAS – Biology
  • Lera, Piro
    Synaptic Interactions Between Prefrontal Areas and Temporal Areas
    Professor: Barbas, Helen, SAR – Health Sciences
  • Muñoz, Martha
    Sexual Differentiation of Vocal Characteristics during Development of Xenopus laevis
    Professor: Yamaguchi, Ayako, CAS – Biology
  • Ong, Kimberly
    Neural Mechanisms of Episodic Memory
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard, CAS – Psychology
  • Pardee, Angela
    Virus-Mediated Expression of Mutant forms of an Enzyme, IKK, Involved in Cancer and Inflammation
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas, CAS – Biology
  • Polewski, Peter
    Gap Junction Intercellular Communication in Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Roy, Sayon, MED – Ophthalmology
  • Rathi, Siddarth
    Protein Folding Simulations via Coupled Monte Carlo and Genetic Algorithms
    Professor: Keyes, Tom, CAS – Chemsitry
  • Reid, Ellen
    The Role of Genetic Variability in Disease Resistance in the Western Dampwood Termite Zootermopsis Aungusticollis
    Professor: Traniello, James, CAS – Biology
  • Romesser, Paul
    Identification of Transcription Complexes that Contain the Double Bromodomain Protein Brd-2 and Chromatin Remodeling Machines
    Professor: Denis, Gerald, MED – Cancer Research Center
  • Shadrach, Jennifer
    The Effect of Protein Synthesis on the Induction of Pseudpregnancy in Paced and Nonpaced Mating Paradigms
    Professor: Erskine, Mary, CAS – Biology
  • Shiode, Joshua
    Analysis of Infrared Spectroscopic Data to Test Massive Young Stellar
    Professor: Clemens, Dan, CAS – Astronomy
  • Trevino, Roberto Jr.
    Changes in Expression of Proteins Involved in Cholesterol and Steroid Hormone Metabolism in Adrenal Glands of Juvenile Rat Pups Treated with Adrenocoricotropic Hormone
    Professor: Widmaier, Eric, CAS – Biology
  • Vincent, John
    Identifying RNA Localization Sequences in the Human Genome
    Professor: Deshler, James, CAS – Biology

Fall 2004 UROP Award Recipients

  • Adams, Lauren
    The Ability of Local Government to Engage in Sustainable Energy Development: A Comparative Approach
    Professor: Patt, Anthony, CAS – Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
  • Affinati, Alison
    Validation of Gene Upregulation in Bombesin-treated Cancer Cells using Quantitative PCR and Northern Blot Analysis
    Professor: Weber, Christian, MED – Gastorenterology
  • Bhatia, Vivek
    Computer Simulation Algorithm development for Supercooled Liquids and Small Biomoloecules
    Professor: Keyes, Tom, CAS – Chemistry
  • Bonney, Caitlin
    Speciation in Anolis Lizards
    Professor: Schneider, Chris, CAS – Biology
  • Borelli, Laura
    Neuromorphological Development of a Miniature Brain – A Comparative Analysis of Pheidole Dentata Worker Ants
    Professor: Traniello, James, CAS – Biology
  • Czervionke, Brian
    Analysis of Localized Differential thread Gene mRNA Transcript Distribution in the Drosophilia th1 Mutant
    Professor: McCall, Kim, CAS – Biology
  • Grant, Kendra
    Finite Element Modeling of Mullite Coatings Produced by Chemical Vapor Deposition
    Professor: Sarin, Vinod, ENG – Manufacturing Engineering
  • Grotsky, David
    Role of the Progestin Receptor on the Inductionof Pseudopregnancy in the Mouse
    Professor: Erskine, Mary, CAS – Biology
  • Harvey, John
    Quantifying Protein Domain Functionality through Neural Network Principles
    Professor: DeLisi, Charles, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Hodis, Eran
    Patterning Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells on Compliant Substrate
    Professor: Wong, Joyce, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Huang, Hsuan-Ting
    Identification of the Upstream Regulatory Region for the Novel Cardiomyopathy Associated Gene 3 (CMYA3)
    Professor: Naya, Francisco, CAS – Biology
  • Jamieson, Kirsty
    Analyzing Intracellular Quantities of Nucleotide Precursors Using Ion-Pairing High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
    Professor: Smith, Cassandra, ENG – Biomedical Engineering
  • Lajkiewicz, Neil
    Synthesis of Chiral Lactone/ Lactam Libraries Using a Chiral Anthracene Template in a Diels-Alder/Retro-Diels- Alder Sequence
    Professor: Snyder, John, CAS – Chemistry
  • Morales, Crystal
    Regeneration, Asexual Fission, and Embryogenesis in the Starlet Sea Anemone, Nematostella vectensis: Insights from OTX, Snail, and MEF2 Gene Expression
    Professor: Finnerty, John, CAS – Biology
  • Ong, Kimberly
    Neural Mechanisms of Episodic Memory
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard, CAS – Psychology
  • Polewski, Peter
    Gap Junction Intercellular Communication in Diabetic Retinology
    Professor: Roy, Sayon, MED – Ophthalmology
  • Reid, Ellen
    The Role of Genetic Variability Resistance in the Western Dampood Termite Zootermopsis
    Professor: Traniello, James, CAS – Biology
  • Romesser, Paul
    Identification of Transcription Complexes That Contain The Double Brodomain Protein BRD2 And Chromatin Remodeling Machines
    Professor: Denis, Gerald, MED – Cancer Research Center
  • Shadrach, Jennifer
    The Effect of Protein Synthesis and Memory on the Induction of Pseudopregnancy in the Female Rat
    Professor: Erskine, Mary, CAS – Biology
  • Shiode, Joshua
    Analysis of Infrared Spctroscopic Data to Test Massive Young Stellar Object Identification Models
    Professor: Clemens, Dan, CAS – Astronomy
  • Topping, Stephen
    Scintillating Ceramics
    Professor: Sarin, Vinod, ENG – Manufacturing Engineering
  • Wanless, Antony
    Does the Sorghum Cytochrome P450, CYP79A1, Play a Role in Auxin Biosynthesis in Plants?
    Professor: Celenza, John, CAS – Biology
  • White, Shannon
    Site-Directed Mutagenesis of NMDA Receptors and Potentiation of PS
    Professor: Farb, David, MED – Pharmacology
  • Yon, James
    The Role of Ultraspiracle in Apoptosis of the Drosophila Ovary
    Professor: McCall, Kim, CAS – Biology
  • Ziegenfuss, Jennifer
    Specific Effecs of B-Endorphin infused into the Medial Amygdala on Sexual Behavior and Mating-Induced Initiation of Pseudopregnancy in the Female Rat
    Professor: Erskine, Mary, CAS – Biology