2009-2010 Award Recipients

Summer 2010 Award Recipients

  • Abi-Karam, Andrea
    Grid Cell Realignment in the Rodent Entorhinal Cortex During Exploration of Spatial Tasks
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Agarwal, Ankit
    Health Costs and Quality: Influence on a Physician’s Clinical Decision Making Process
    Professor: Davidson, Stephen
  • Ahmed, Samir
    Fabrication of Durable Graphene Based Pressure Sensors
    Professor: Swan, Anna
  • Baral, Amy
    Understanding the Debate Surrounding the British Reform Acts of the Nineteenth Century Through Parliamentary Rhetoric
    Professor: Reeves, Andrew
  • Barrette, Kevin
    Isolation and Characterization of Cognition Binding Proteins and Determination of Cell Binding Motif
    Professor: Hausman, Robert
  • Bartram, Chelsea
    Neutrino Simulations at CERN for Experimental Detector Design
    Professor: Kearns, Ed
  • Batchelder, James
    Dinah Clark and the Victorian Woman Writer
    Professor: Bourrier, Karen
  • Batoha, John
    Examining the Effects of LRRK-2 on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Morphology
    Professor: Wolozin, Benjamin
  • Bearelly, Priyanka
    The Effects of Polyphenols on Atheroscierotic Lesions and the Role of SIRT1/LKB1/AMPK/eNOS Signaling on Atherogenesis
    Professor: Cohen, Richard
  • Beglova, Ekaterina
    The Role of Mitochondrial Connexin43 Down-regulation on the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Roy, Sayon
  • Blair, Christopher
    A History of the German Jewish Bible, 1780-1937
    Professor: Gillman, Abigail
  • Boyle, Matthew
    Security on Android-Based Smart-Phones: Creative Authentication Methods
    Professor: Trachtenberg, Ari
  • Braff, Pamela
    Effect of Ammonia on Sea Anemone Development, Reproduction, Survival and Behavior
    Professor: Finnerty, John
  • Brierly, Britni-Lynne
    An Investigation of Physiological Responses to Mood States
    Professor: Otto, Michael
  • Brogle, Kyle
    The Racer X Project: Developing Autonomous Navigation and Decision Making Techniques in Land Vehicles
    Professor: West, Richard
  • Buonanduci, Michele
    The Effect of Urbanization on Vegetation Structure and Function
    Professor: Phillips, Nathan
  • Chandra, Ankush
    Involvement of Clathrin-Mediated Membrane Endocytosis in Axon Growth
    Professor: Man, Hengye
  • Cheng, Tully
    Time Series Analysis of Cortical Voltage Data Recorded from Epileptic Subjects
    Professor: Kramer, Mark
  • Chitre, Monika
    Analysis of Place Cell Firing in the Rat Hippocampus with a Rotating Treadmill
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Cho, Min
    MEF2A and STAT1 Cooperatively Regulate the Xirp2 Gene Downstream of Anglotensin II
    Professor: Naya, Frank
  • Chow, Carmen
    Characterizing the S349L Mutation in Non-heme Iron Phenylalanine Hyrdroxylase (PAH)
    Professor: Caradonna, John
  • Clark, Alexandra
    A Comparative Study of Craft Production for Ceramics from Central Lydia
    Professor: Luke, Christina
  • Connerney, Michael
    The Effect of Direct Medial Septal Pharmacology on the Place Cell Spiking in Region CA1 and CA3 of the Dorsal Hippocampus
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Connors, Edward
    Biochemical Identification of Aldolase Isozymes from Crude Protein and cDNA Samples
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Dahl, Eric
    Building Heterobimetallic Lantern Complexes for New Conductive Pathways
    Professor: Doerrer, Linda
  • Devitt, Caitlin
    Molecular Pathways Underlying Age-Related White Matter Pathology in the Normal Aging Rhesus Monkey: Localizing and Quantifying Damage with Immunohistochemical Markers
    Professor: Rosene, Douglas
  • Dhima, Kaltra
    Longitudinal Analysis of Vision, Visuospatial Cognition, and Daily Function in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Cronin-Golomb, Alice
  • Dorfner, Walter
    Synthesis and Diversification of 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-1,5-Naphthyridines
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Enzer, Katelyn
    The Role of SIRT1 in Prostate Cancer Drug Resistance
    Professor: Dai, Yan
  • Evans, Ryan
    Development of a Silicon Mediated Oxa-Pictet-Spengler Reaction Towards the Synthesis of Pyranonapthoquinone Natural Products
    Professor: Panek, James
  • Facendola, John
    Library Synthesis of 5, 6, 7, 8-Tetrahydro-1,6-naphthyridines through Intramolecular [2+2+2] Cyclizations
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Farahat, Navah
    Investigation of Hotspot Drift Associated with Ridge Capture
    Professor: Hall, Paul
  • Feng, Jiazuo
    Photo-sensitive Polymeric Nanoparticles Encapsulating siRNA: Synthesis, Characterization and In-Vitro Evaluation for Applications in Photodynamic Therapy
    Professor: Grinstaff, Mark
  • Fillingeri, Domenic
    Differential Binding of Mint1 PDZ-binding Proteins through Auto Inhibitive C-Terminus
    Professor: Ho, Angela
  • Flynn, Lucy
    The Link Between Transcription Factor LSF and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Does LSF Alter the Expression of Key Cell Cycle Regulatory Genes?
    Professor: Hansen, Ulla
  • Fomina, Jane
    Characterizing Electron Transfer Pathway of the Triheme Cytochrome c Peroxidase from E. coli
    Professor: Elliott, Sean
  • Forcucci, Alessandra
    Characterization of FluoroBancroft Algorithm
    Professor: Andersson, Sean
  • Fountoulakis, Nicholas
    Fabrication of Polyolefin Microchip Arrays using MAS Technology
    Professor: Smith, Cassandra
  • Garber, Laurel
    FACS Analysis of CFSE Labeled Porphhyromonas gingivalis in Mice
    Professor: Genco, Caroline
  • Garland, Megan
    Structure Determination of the Protein Phosphatase Dullard via X-Ray Crystallography
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Gersten, Zachary
    Ammodytes and Cyprichromis leptosoma
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Gillet, Shea
    The Role of the Place and Grid Cell Firing in Spatial Remapping and Theta Phase Procession
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Gillman, Katherine
    Monitoring Summer Maternity Colonies of Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus) in Massachusetts to Analyze the Impacts of White-Nose Syndrome
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Girourd, Peter
    Electrostatic Charging and Deposition of Nanoparticles
    Professor: Mazumder, Malay
  • Godfrey, Jason
    Determining the Role of the Arabidopsis SAL1 Gene in Tryptophan Metabolism
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Goel, Anurag
    Sugar on a Stick in Delhi, India
    Professor: Stefanakis, Evangeline Harris
  • Gomes, Christopher
    The Racer X Project: Developing Autonomous Navigation and Decision Making Techniques in Land Vehicles
    Professor: West, Richard
  • Greco, Alison
    Organic Carbon Root Exudations in Relation to the Rates of Rhizospheric Enzyme Activity for Temperate Forest Trees with Differing Mycorrhizal Fungal Association
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Greenberg, Alex
    Culture, Technology, and Southern Development and Reconstruction
    Professor: Ferleger, Louis
  • Gupta, Apar
    The Association between Hypertension and Qualitative Measures of Memory: A More Sensitive Approach
    Professor: Au, Rhoda
  • Haghighi-Mood, Nima
    Automated LED Wavelength and Calibration Control System
    Professor: Ruane, Michael
  • Han, David
    Sugar on a Stick and Improved Student Learning in Delhi, India
    Professor: Stefanakis, Evangeline Harris
  • Hanrahan, Brian
    Applying the Ertan-Putterman Framework for the Determinats and Effects of Colonization at the Regional Level of Central Asia
    Professor: Ertan, Arhan
  • Hede-Brierley, Leif
    Pharmacological Enhancement of Drug Cue Extinction in Learning in Rats
    Professor: Kantak, Kathleen
  • Heinz, Nicole
    Identifying the Role of Neuropeptide PACAP in the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala in the Behavioral Response to Stress
    Professor: Sabino, Valentina
  • Hermann, Jacob
    Developing Efficient Methods for Creating Polyacrylamide Gels and Incorporating Elastin into the Simulated Extracellular Matrix
    Professor: Nugent, Matthew
  • Hicks, Jennifer
    Investigation of Compulsions, Social Anxiety, and Central Coherence in Sperger Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Hill, Vanessa
    Localization of the Adrenomedullin/Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathway in Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Eldred, William
  • Hu, Ke
    Founding/Team, Corporate Governance and Financial Fraud: Evidences from a Unique Chinese Data Set
    Professor: Wang, Yanbo
  • Huckle, David
    Search for Evidence of Primordial Mantle Source of Ralatea Volcano
    Professor: Jackson, Matthew
  • Hunter, Clayton
    Modeling Natural Pest Control Services Provided by Bats in Pecan Agroecosystems
    Professor: Bauer, Dana
  • Hunter, Ryan
    Massively Parallel Implementations of Bayesian Occupancy Grids for Use in Heavily Populated Distributed Sensor Networks
    Professor: Baillieul, John
  • Jativa, Sofia
    Mathematical Analysis and Modeling of Intrinsically Bursting Neuron’s Spiking Behavior and Transitions
    Professor: Kopell, Nancy
  • Johnson, Adam
    Comparing the Role of the Main Versus Accessory Olfactory Systems in their Ability to Stimulate Neural Reward Pathways Governing Sexually-Motivated Behavior in Male Mice
    Professor: Baum, Michael
  • Joshi, Arjun
    The Newfound Trophic Role and Population Characteristics of Sand Lance (ammodytes spp.) in a Gulf 0f Maine Ecosystem
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Joynt, Patrick
    Characterization of Animal Cell Mutants Defective in Lipin 1 and Piogenesis Due to a Lesion in Glucose-6-phosphate Isomerase
    Professor: Zoeller, Raphael
  • Juncaj, Anton
    Neuropharmacology of Relapse to Cocaine Abuse
    Professor:  Kumaresan, Vidhya
  • Kanner, Gary
    The Effect of Guano Dispersed by Foraging Insectivorous Bats on Nutrient Cycling in a Native Pecan Agroecosystem
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Karahalis, Gregory
    Photoredox Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation of Electron Rich Arenes and Heteroarenes
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • Keen, Clarissa
    Inorganic Chemistry: Modeling of Intra- and Extradiol Catacholase Enzymes
    Professor: Caradonna, John
  • Keller, Lauren
    Persistent Spiking Activity During A Task of Short-Term Memory in a Trace Conditioning Paradigm
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Kim, Anna
    Asian American Women’s Sexual Health Initiative Program: Effects of Stress and Depression on Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Among Asian American Women
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Klein, Francine
    Development of a Semiconductor Nanochannel Sensor for Detection of Novel Melanoma Biomarker TROY
    Professor: Mohanty, Pritiraj
  • Knowlton, Marcus
    Development of Water Soluble Cycloparaphenylenes as Novel Biological Dyes
    Professor: Jasti, Ramesh
  • Kraminitz, Alix
    Predicting Elements of American Sign Language Classifier and Verbs f Motion and Location on Learning English Through Print
    Professor: Hoffmeister, Robert
  • Kwan, Christopher
    Camera Canvas: Extending Image Capabilities for People with Severe Disabilities
    Professor: Betke, Margrit
  • Lalwani, Prakash
    Computer Systems Perspective on the Design of Large-Scale Coordinated Urban Traffic Networks
    Professor: Matta, Abraham
  • Lee, Amanda
    Inhibition of Diet Induced Atherogenesis in LDLR Null Mice by AA Mediated Expression of Mutant Myostatin Inhibitory Propeptide
    Professor: Guo, Wen
  • Lee, Debbie
    Effects of Dieldrin and p,p’-DDE on Endocrine Signaling in the Zebrafish Whole Embryo Model
    Professor: Callard, Ian
  • Lee, Kristen
    How Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation is Affected by Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 as a Function of Substrate Stiffness
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Leung, Alexander
    Plasma Expanders Stabilize Engineered Human Microvessels In Vitro
    Professor: Tien, Joe
  • Lever, Anthony
    Habitat Preferences of Belizean Cleaner Gobies, and Effect of Habitat Reduction on Colony Size
    Professor: Lobel, Phil
  • Libby, Christopher
    Neuro-modulation of Grid Cells in Layer 2 of the Entrhorinal Cortex
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Luhar, Riya
    Isolation and Analysis of Plant IspG Enzyme in the Deoxyxylulose Phosphate Pathway
    Professor: Liu, Pinghua
  • MacDonald, Robert
    Identification of Binding Pockets of the Truncated B Light Chain of Botulinum Neurotoxin for the Development of Small-Molecule Inhibitors Against this Toxin
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Maouyo, Stephen
    Margaret Atwood: An Orwell for the 21st Century
    Professor: Preston, Carrie
  • Markle, Michelle
    Towards the Total Synthesis of the Natural Product Pycnanthuquinone A, a Potential Blood Glucose-Lowering Drug for Diabetes Therapy
    Professor: Schaus, Scott
  • Mataga, Megan
    Exploration of  a Combination Therapy on Breast Cancer Cells by HDAC Inhibitors and Calpain Inhibitors
    Professor: Sarkar, Sibaji
  • Matthews, Steven
    Deficits of Visually Guided Activities in Stroke Patients and Their Rehabilitation
    Professor: Vaina, Lucia
  • Mathiyazhagan, Vidhya
    Integrated Fundamental and Applied Studies of Nanoparticles to Probe Reservoir Rock
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Milosevic, Marko
    Implementing Goppa Codes on Elliptic Curves
    Professor: Previato, Emma
  • Mock, Jee Young
    Electrochemical Investigation of the Tetraheme Cytochrome CymA
    Professor: Elliott, Sean
  • Moreau, Julie
    Micro-GPIPS (Galactic Plane Infrared Polarization Survey)
    Professor: Clemens, Dan
  • Moriarty, Peter
    Gator Wave Research Project
    Professor: Holt, Glynn
  • Musgrave, Shawn
    Middleman Margins, Credit and Information Constraints: Potato Markets in West Bengal, India
    Professor: Mookherjee, Dilip
  • Nero, Noelle
    Strong Families Strong Forces
    Professor: Paris, Ruth
  • Nishtala, Arvind
    The Relationship of Qualitative Measures of Executive Function to Cardiovascular Risk
    Professor: Au, Rhoda
  • Obrecht, Richard
    Development of a Semiconductor Nanochannel Sensor for Detection of Novel Melanoma Biomarker TROY
    Professor: Mohanty, Pritiraj
  • Patel, Prayag
    Role of p130Cas SD Phosphorylation on BCAR3 Mediated Rac Activation in ER+ Breast Cancer Cells that Are Hormonal Therapy Resistant
    Professor: Lerner, Adam
  • Pepin, Lesley
    Invertebrate Communities of Cave Bat (Myotis velifer) Guano; Are Cave Ecosystems Threatened by White Nose Syndrome?
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Poole, Barish
    Auditory Feedback-Independent Recovery of Transectional Perturbation to Zebra Finch HVC
    Professor: Gardner, Timothy
  • Raj, Mamtha
    An Investigation of the Effects of Polymorphisms on Transcription of the Adolase B Enzyme
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Rayburn, William
    Active Touch During Rodent Spontaneous Exploration
    Professor: Ritt, Jason
  • Renno, Maggie
    Young Childrens’ Use of Verbal Testimony to Update Mental Representations
    Professor: Ganea, Patricia
  • Repina, Nicole
    Characterization of a Protein, nvp63, That May be Involved in Environmental Stress Responses in a Simple Marine Organism, the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Richards, Claire
    Statistical Analysis of the Effect of Aging on the Neuronal Arrangement in the Healthy Brain
    Professor: Inglis, Andrew
  • Robertson, Michael
    Elliptic Curve Cryptography
    Professor: Previato, Emma
  • Rothenberg, Katheryn
    Microcontact Printing on Polyacrylamide Hydrogels
    Professor: Smith, Michael
  • Rusakov, Adina
    Senescence in Ants: A Study of the Relationship between Caste, Lifespan, Specialization and Neurodegeneration
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Sancho, Lauren
    Can You Raed Tihs Qiuclky?
    Professor: Liederman, Jacqueline
  • Schiller, Andrew
    Impact of Predictec Changes in Winter Precipitation on Soil Fauna Populations in Hardwood Forests of the Northeastern United States
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • Segawa, Mayuko
    Development and Phenotyping of Inducible iPLA2b Knock Out Mice Model
    Professor: Bolotina, Victoria
  • Selbach, Matthew
    Modeling the Auditory Nerve Pathways in Humans and Animals
    Professor: Mountain, David
  • Shah, Nikhil
    Application of the Double-Lanthanide-Binding Tag to Improve Protein Crystallization and Structural Determination
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Shah, Pinkey
    Visible Light Activation of Heterogeneous Catalysts to Develop New Methods of Organic Transformations
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • Shi, Dorothy
    Effects of Synthetic and Natural Extracts from Boesenbergia pandurata on Pancreatic and Prostate Cancer Cells
    Professor: Weber, Christian
  • Simmons, Dana
    The Role of Human apoE on Synapse Formation
    Professor: Ho, Angela
  • Simunovic, Michelle
    A Historical Fiction: The 19th Century American Sideshow
    Professor: Adair, Allison
  • Snyder, Tracy
    Dimerization of Ortho-Alkunul Adehyde Rings to Access Complex Caged Molecules
    Professor: Beeler, Aaron
  • Spezzano, Laurence
    Wagner’s Parsifal through the Twentieth Century
    Professor: Peattie, Thomas
  • Spiller, Kimberly
    Understanding Interactions Between Root Carbon Exudation and Microbial Processes under Elevated CO2: A Meta-analysis
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Stein, Evan
    Does Contextual Retrieval Support the Disambiguation of Well-learned Overlapping Navigational Routes?
    Professor: Stern, Chantal
  • Su, Alexander
    A Rodent Model for the Study of the Relationship between Binge Eating and Compulsive Behavior
    Professor: Cottone, Pietro
  • Sun, Huan
    Synthesis of Bicyclic Core of Mulberrofuran F via a Dimerization Reaction
    Professor: Schaus, Scott
  • Thole, Jason
    Protein-Ligand Kinetics of RET with GDNF/GFR-alpha1 and ART/GFR-alpha3
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Towne, Gordon
    Computer Vision Approach to Track Running Performance
    Professor: Betke, Margrit
  • Traniello, Ian
    A Neuroimmunolgic Study of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Professor: Bauman, Margaret
  • Tumber, James
    Structural Analysis of Thin-Film Iron Oxide
    Professor: Zhang, Xin
  • Van Epps, Rebekah
    Archaeological Analysis and Illustration of Archival Data from Hasanlu Tepe, Iran
    Professor: Danti, Michael
  • Velazquez, Tessa
    Autism and Religion Project at Boston University: Understanding the Religious Belief Systems and Special Interests of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Venegas, Gabriel
    Measuring the Mechanical Properties of Kidney Stones
    Professor: Cleveland, Robin
  • Vermillion, Paul
    Developing an Enhanced Algorithm for the Sonographic Determination of Body Fat
    Professor: Szabo, Thomas
  • Villarreal, Marcos
    Experimental and Computational Studies of GABA_A Receptor Pharmacology of Neural Coding in Hippocampal Place Cells
    Professor: Farb, David
  • Wan, Man Yeung Angus
    Tissue Specific Regulation of Glucosinolate Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Ward, Anna-Marie
    Asian-American Women’s Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP)
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Welsh, Andrea
    Calibration and Monitoring of Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS Muon Spectrometer
    Professor: Sulak, Lawrence
  • Wilson, Anne
    The Moderating Effect of Individualism-Collectivism on Post-Event Rumination and Social Phobia
    Professor: Hofmann, Stefan
  • Wizon, Lauren
    Networks and Rhythm Characteristics of the Infant Central Rhythm
    Professor: Kramer, Mark
  • Wong, Vanessa
    Play Opportunities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Exploration on Barriers and Facilitators, the Characteristics of Play and the Context of Play
    Professor: Wang, C. Jason
  • Woo, Jiyeon
    Lewis Acid Catalzyed [5+2] – Annulation for Stereoselective Formation of Functionalized Azapines
    Professor: Panek, James
  • Woodson, Sarah
    The Role of Transcription Factor LSF in the Cell Cycle
    Professor: Hansen, Ulla
  • Yee, Steven
    Boston University’s Near Space Project
    Professor: Wroblewski, Donald
  • Yeo, Alan
    Identification of Sequences Required for Inhibition of Specific NF-kB Transcription Factor Subunits by Parthenolide, a Natural Product with Medicinal Activity
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Yin, Yuan
    Matrix Remodeling of Fibronectin Protein Invitro and Within Extracellular Matrix Invivo on Glass, Soft Patterned Substrates and Stiff Patterened Substrates
    Professor: Smith, Michael
  • Young, Valerie
    Investigation of Tunable Metamaterials in Terahertz Frequencies due to SRR Coupling
    Professor: Averitt, Richard
  • Zalkind, Susan
    The Peasant Breach and the Internal Market in the British West Indies around the Time of the American Revolution
    Professor: Thornton, John
  • Zatkovich, Joseph
    A Computer Systems Perspective on the Design of Large-Scale Coordinated Urban Traffic Networks
    Professor: Matta, Abraham

Spring 2010 Award Recipients

  • Anderson, Christine
    Leave Space for Goslings
    Professor: Fulweiler, Robinson
  • Antonoplos, Rebecca
    The Effects of Winter Climate change on the Belowground Productivity of a High Elevation Spruce/Fir Forest
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • Bartram, Chelsea
    Neutrino Stimulations at CERN for Experimental Detector Design
    Professor: Keams, Ed
  • Beglova, Ekaterina
    Role of ABC-me in Apoptosis in Diabetic Retionopathy
    Professor: Roy, Sayon
  • Cattry, Deepika
    The Study of Sleep Patterns in Elementary Age Children
    Professor: Au, Rhoda
  • Celnick, Mollie
    An Analysis of Xenoliths to Better Understand the Seismic Structure of the Upper Mantle
    Professor: Dalton, Colleen
  • Cheng, Tully
    Time Series Analysis of Cotical Voltage Data Recorded from Epileptic Subjects
    Professor: Kramer, Mark
  • Chiem, Fiona
    Treatment of Sepsis with a Truncated Chemokine, KC
    Professor: Kim, Jiyoun
  • Cho, Min
    Generation of a Myocyte Enhancer Factor 2 Knock-in Mutation in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Clark, Alexandra
    The Preservation of the Central Lydian Landscape
    Professor: Luke, Christina
  • DiBiasi, Madeleine
    Picturing Preah Khan Kampong Svay: How Digital Conservation Can be Used to Protect One of Cambodia’s Most Endangered Archaeological Sites
    Professor: Murowchick, Robert
  • Donegan, Macayla
    Reward, Learning, and the Hippocampus: Exploring How Reward Modulates the Formation of Hippocampal Neural Representations During Reinforcement Learning
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Doyle, Erin
    The Inhibition of Ketohexokinase as a Treatment for Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Eriksen, Ryan
    Out of Cell Measurement of the Hydrogen Diffusitivity of the Anode with the Active Layer and the Oxygen Diffusitivity of the Cathode with the Active Layer Used in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    Professor: Gopalan, Srikanth
  • Evans, Anna
    Properties of Aged High Temperature Superconductors
    Professor: Zimmerman, George
  • Fraine, Andrew
    Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy in the Infrared
    Professor: Sergienko, Alexander
  • Garland, Megan
    Expression and Crystallization of the Protein Phosphatase Dullard
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Gau, Victoria
    Effects of CK2 on Xenopus Heart Development
    Professor: Dominguez, Isabel
  • Ghalili, NIkka
    Novel Micro-fluidic Reaction Cell for the DNA “Maskless Array Sythesizer”
    Professor: Cerrina, Franco
  • Ghidei, Luwam
    The Role of Serum Amyloid A in Regulation of Smooth Muscle Cell Lipid Biosythesis
    Professor: Ghidei-Schreiber, Barbara
  • Gifford, Samantha
    Using Bottom-dweller and Stable Isotopes to Investigate the Sources of Nitrogen Fueling the Food Chain in Narragansett Bay
    Professor: Fulweiler, Robinson
  • Graves, Ana
    Examining the Nutritional Content of Foods Craved During Pregnancy
    Professor: Laird, Lance
  • Hand, Jeffrey
    Computational Modeling of an Acoustic Igniter
    Professor: Grace, Sheryl
  • Hartkopf, Alessandra
    A Photographic Exploration of Parisian and New York Architecture
    Professor: Dziamba, John
  • Heinz, Nicole
    Role of the Neuropeptide PACAP in the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala in the Behavioral Response to Stress
    Professor: Sabino, Valentina
  • Herwig, Kelsey
    Determination of the Importance of Sleep in Neural Plasticity of the Zebra Finch
    Professor: Gardner, Timother
  • Ingraham, Kaitlin
    Centrifugal Inputs from the Medial Amygdala Transmit Information to the Accessory Olfactory Bulb About Volatile Odors in Mice: a Behavioral and Neuro-anatomical Study
    Professor: Cherry, James
  • Jeon, Sae-Mi
    Understanding the Mentoring Process
    Professor: Spencer, Renee
  • Jiang, Ning
    Identification of a Second Residue that Affects DNA Binding in the NF-kB Protein of the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Kanter, Benjamin
    The Role of NMDA Receptor Hypofunction in Schizophrenia
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Kay, Janet
    Domestic Life at L’Anse aux Meadows
    Professor: Beaudry, Mary
  • Kelman, Olivia
    Heritage and Diplomacy: The Politics of Funding
    Professor: Luke, Christina
  • Kim, Ok Jung
    Identification of Chemical Inhibitors of the Plant Cytochrome P450 79B2, an Enzyme Involved in Plant Secondary Metabolism
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Kumar, Ramya
    Innovative Techniques for Cervical Priming at 14-16 Weeks of Pregnancy
    Professor: Borgatta, Lynn
  • Ledoux, Daniel
    Polystyrene Chemistry: Using Modified Phenyl Substituent Polystyrene to Enhance Chain Cleavage and Oxidation
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Leung, Alexander
    Plasma Expanders Stabilize Engineered Human Microvascular Tubes in Vitro
    Professor: Tien, Joe
  • Long, Adra
    Characterization of Kisspeptin and GPR54 in Placental Development and Function
    Professor: Kuohung, Wendy
  • Maksimenko, Yevgeniy
    Generating MEF2D-specific Short Hairpin RNAs for Identifying the Transcriptional Profile Regulated by MEF2D in Striated Muscle
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Mangipudi, Vikas
    Investigating the Relationship Between Social Network Size in Adolescents and Future Sexual Risk Behaviors and STDs
    Professor: Kolaczyk, Eric
  • McKeen, Seth
    Computational Modeling of an Acoustic Igniter
    Professor: Grace, Sheryl
  • Mock, Jee Young
    Characterization of the Electron Pathway in the Multiheme Cytochrome CymA from Shewanella oneidensis MR-1
    Professor: Elliott, Sean
  • Mondonedo, Jarred
    The Effects of Pulmonary Arterial Banding on the Mechanical Behavior of Arteries
    Professor: Zhang, Katherine
  • Moore, Katherine
    Therapeutic Approaches for Extinction of Conditioned Drug Reward
    Professor: Kaplan, Gary
  • Moreau, Julie
    A Direct-Imaging, Multi-Band Photometric Survey of Two Inner Galaxy Star Clusters
    Professor: Clemens, Dan
  • Mountain, Rebecca
    Analysis of Ancient Cordage
    Professor: Borojevic, Ksenija
  • Mroszczyk, Keri
    Comparison of Calcium Receptor Antagonist and Parathyroid Horomone Treatments on Bone, Cartilage, and Adipose Tissue Formation by Way of Histomorphometric Analysis
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Nabhan, Morgan
    Are Hibernating Bats Affected with “White Nose Syndrome” Immunocompromised?
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Nero, Noelle
    Strong Families Strong Forces
    Professor: Paris, Ruth
  • Octeau, J. Christopher
    Bilateral CA1 Responses to Unilateral Hippocampal Separation in Rattus norvegicus
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Park, Chris
    Bubble-Enhanced Heating: The Role of UCAs in HIFU Therapy
    Professor: Porter, Tyrone
  • Patel, Hiren
    Mechanism of Envelope Glycoprotein Independent Interactions of Enveloped RNA Viruses with Dendritic Cells
    Professors: Gummuluru, Suryaram
  • Pian, Rachel
    Antioxidant Defensive Systems in the Temperate Bat Species Myotis lucifugus and Eptesicus fuscus: Correlations between Total Antioxidant Capacity and White-Nose Syndrome, Rabies Exposure, Mercury Contamination, and Life History
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Porter, Elizabeth
    Correlates of Lifetime Suicidal Ideation and Lifetime Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Among Asian American Adolescents and Young Adults: Perceived Discrimination, Family Cohesion, and Coping Skills and API Women’s Sexual Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP)
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Rusakov, Adina
    Behavioral Diversity of North American Pheidole
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Schwartzman, Jacob
    Effects of Rhizome Extracts from Boesenbergia pandurata and Related Compounds on Pancreatic Cancer Cells
    Professor: Weber, Christian
  • Shah, Rima
    Enzymatic Assay of Fructose-1.6-Bisphosphate Activity to Determine Target of Alpha-Methyl-Glucoside in E. coli‘s Metabolic Pathway
    Professor: Kornberg, Hans
  • Shastri, Nishita
    Characterization of the Structure and Function of Human Aldolase A Mutants
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Sheridan, Victoria
    Reconstructing Past Human-Plant Relationship from Archaeological Sites of Vinca, Kadesh, and the Region of Kolubara
    Professor: Borojevic, Ksenija
  • Shoucair, Olivia
    Archaeological Management and Illustratiton
    Professor: Roosevelt, Christopher
  • Shukla, Anant
    Investigation of Fructose Utilization by FruK E. Coli
    Professor: Kornberg, Hans
  • Stackley, Scott
    Mock Setup and Testing of the Mini-CLEAN Data Acquisition System
    Professor: Kearns, Ed
  • Stecker, Lindsey
    Transport of Fatty Acids by Intestinal Epithelial Cells
    Professor: Widmaier, Eric
  • Trivedi, Neha
    Center for Addiction Research and Services-Evidence Based Treatment in Community Organizations Providing Substance Abuse Treatment
    Professor: Lundgren, Lena
  • Turturro, Natalie
    “What Lies Ahead” a Site Specific Art Installation with South Boston’s Under served Youth at Ellis Memorial
    Professor: Fargo, Diane
  • Ward, Anna-Marie
    Asian-American Women’s Health Initiative Project
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Welsh, Andrea
    Calibration and Monitoring of Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS Muon Spectrometer
    Professor: Sulak, Lawrence
  • Wong, Anna
    Aging and Neural Apoptosis in the Ant Pheidole dentata
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Yeo, Alan
    Identification of Amino Acid Residues in NF-kB Required for Inhibition by the Chemical Compound Epoxyquinone A Monomer
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas

Fall 2009 UROP Award Recipients

  • Bartram, Chelsea
    Extending our Knowledge of Carbon with Miniaturized Graphene Bridges
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennet
  • Baudrand, Nathalie
    Amazons and Parthenoi: Nobility, Masculinity, and Subjugation as Domestication
    Professor: Westervelt, Hilda
  • Bene, Nicholas
    Distinguishing Flavin and Disulfide Contributions to Redox Chemistry of Thioredoxin Reductase
    Professor: Elliott, Sean
  • Brova, George
    Query by Humming
    Professor: Kollios, George
  • Chiem, Fiona
    Treatment of Sepsis with a Truncated Chemokine, KC
    Professor: Kim, Jiyoun
  • Chu, Emma
    The Effect of Interactivity and Social Interaction on Foreign Language Learning
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Clark, Alexandra
    Lydia and the Antiquities Market
    Professor: Luke, Christina
  • Davidoff, Katie
    Dissecting the Interaction between STAT1,MEF2A and Angiotensin II on the myomaxin Promoter
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Dimitriyev, Michael
    Search for Exotic Particles at the Large Hadron Collider
    Professor: Bose, Tulika
  • Djermoun, Anisa
    The Influence of Age, Experience, and Neurochemistry on the Development of Brood Care in the Ant Pheidole dentata
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Dombek, Michael
    Cognitive Outcomes Following Minimally-invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    Professor: Jefferson, Angela
  • Donegan, Macayla
    Reward, Learning, and the Hippocampus: Exploring How Reward Modulates the Formation of Hippocampal Neural Representations during Reinforcement Learning
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Doyle, Erin
    The Inhibition of Ketohexokinase as a Treatment for Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Eriksen, Ryan
    Out of Cell Measurement of the Oxygen Diffusion of the Anode with the Active Layer Used in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    Professor: Gopalan, Srikanth
  • Ford Dacus, Molly
    High Surface Area Nano-Whiskers for Hydrogen Storage
    Professor: Sarin, Vinod
  • Fraine, Andrew
    Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy in the Infrared
    Professor: Sergienko, Alexander
  • Garay, Darrien
    Possible Roles of Mirror Neurons and Mu Rhythm Desynchronization in Progressive Imitation Learning
    Professor: Bullock, Daniel
  • Gau, Victoria
    Effects of CK2 on Heart Development
    Professor: Dominguez, Isabel
  • Gaumond, Jillian
    Asian Women’s Sexual Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP)
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Girouard, Peter
    Electrostatic Charging and Deposition of Nanoparticles
    Professor: Mazumder, Malay
  • Grunenfelder, Denise
    Studies Towards the Synthesis of the Antileukemic Agent Sorbicillactone A
    Professor: Porco, John
  • Herwig, Kelsey
    New Neuronal Interaction with Post-Mitotic Cells for Integration
    Professor: Gardner, Timothy
  • Hidlay, Doug
    Site Selective Protein Modification using Photoredox Catalysis
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • House, David
    Automated Tracking of Cell Populations: Understanding and Modeling Behavior in Response to Physical Stimuli
    Professor: Betke, Margrit
  • Hunter, Ryan
    Massively Parallel Implementations of Bayesian Occupancy Grids for Use in Heavily Populated Distributed Sensor Networks
    Professor: Baillieul, John
  • Ingraham, Kaitlin
    Centrifugal Infuts from the Medial Amygdala Transmit Information to the Accessory Olfactory Bulb About Volatile Odors in Mice: A Behavioral and Neuro-anatomical Study
    Professor: Cherry, James
  • Jeon, Sae-Mi
    Understanding the Mentoring Process
    Professor: Spencer, Renee
  • Jiang, Ning
    Use of Site-directed Mutagenesis to identify Residues the Influence DNA Binding in Two Naturally Occurring Alleles of NF-kB in the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis: Implications for Natural Selection
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Kaplan, Miriam
    Effect of Infant Feeding Pattern on Weight Status at Two Years of Age
    Professor: Merewood, Anne
  • Kay, Janet
    Archaeobotanical Analysis of the Padelford Privy, Boston, MA
    Professor: Beaudry, Mary
  • Klein, Sarah
    Green Innovations within the Hospitality Industry
    Professor: Joglekar, Nitin
  • Lanier, Lawrence
    Investigating Aridity and Climate Desiccation in a Marginal Syrian Settlement of the Late Early Bronze Age
    Professor: Danti, Michael
  • Leung, Alexander
    Oncotic Pressure Stabilizes Engineered Human Microvascular Tubes In Vitro
    Professor: Tien, Joe
  • Maksimenko, Yevgeniy
    Generating MEF2D-specific Short Hairpin RNAs for Identifying the Transcriptional Profile Regulated by MEF2D in Striated Muscle
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Mammadyarov, Rufat
    Bouncing Room
    Professor: Betke, Margrit
  • Mangipudi, Vikas
    Investigating the Relationship Between Social Network Structure and STD Transmission in Asian/Pacific Islanders
    Professor: Kolaczyk, Eric
  • Mathur, Monika
    Effects of Winter Climate Change on Belowground Productivity and Forest Nutrient Retention in a Northeastern Hardwood Forest
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • Mock, Jee Young
    Exploration of Electron Pathway in CymA using Site-Directed Mutagenesis and Protein Film Voltametry
    Professor: Elliott, Sean
  • Moreau, Julie
    Mercer 17: Star Cluster in the Inner Milky Way
    Professor: Clemens, Dan
  • Mountain, Rebecca
    Analysis of Ancient Cordage
    Professor: Borojevic, Ksenija
  • Nabhan, Morgan
    Are Hibernating Bats Affected with ‘White Nose Syndrome’ Immunocompromised?
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Naftulin, Jason
    Epilepsy: Automated Statistical Algorithms for Identifying Ichtal Spikes and Characterizing Seizure Dynamics
    Professor: Eden, Uri
  • Necib, Lina
    Quantum Field Theory and Non Cummutative Geometry: Symmetries and Visualization
    Professor: Previato, Emma
  • Nicholls, Lucille
    Physiological Consequences of Early Emergence from Hibernacula of Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus) Affected by White Nose Syndrome
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Nirankari, Vir
    Corrosive and Temperature Resistant Coating for Engines
    Professor: Basu, Soumendra
  • Patel, Vishal
    The Molecular Characterization of the Thread1 Mutation using Recombinant Lines
    Professor: McCall, Kim
  • Pease, Michael
    The Nathanael Seidel Translation Project
    Professor: Thornton, John
  • Petrocelli, Robert
    Fatty Acid Induced AMPK Signaling Causes Insulin Resistance in Rat Skeletal Muscle
    Professor: Saha, Ashish
  • Poole, Barish
    Perturbation and Recovery of Zebra Finch Song After Transections Through HVC
    Professor: Gardner, Timothy
  • Porter, Elizabeth
    API Women’s Sexual Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP)
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Rai, Arun
    Np63 Regulates GM-CSF Expression to Effect Cell Proliferation and Migration
    Professor: Xiao, Jim
  • Rattehalli, Vieshnavi
    News-makers and Opinion-shapers: Public Relations’ Influence in the Health Care Reform Debate
    Professor: Lambert, Cheryl Ann
  • Rose, Dylan
    Continued Program Effectiveness Analysis for a Community Health Provider
    Professor: Lundgren, Lena
  • Schwartzman, Jacob
    Effects of Rhizome Extracts from Boesenbergia pandurata and Related Compounds on Pancreatic Cancer Cells
    Professor: Weber, Christian
  • Segawa, Mayuko
    Development of Inducible iPLA2b Knock Out Mice Model
    Professor: Bolotina, Victoria
  • Shastri, Nishita
    Characterization of the Structure and Function of Human Aldolase A Mutants
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Sheridan, Victoria
    Reconstructing Past Human-Plant Relationship from Archaeological Sites of Vinca and Kadesh
    Professor: Borojevic, Ksenija
  • Shoucair, Olivia
    Archaeological Management and Illustration
    Professor: Roosevelt, Christopher
  • Shukla, Anant
    Investigation of Fructose Utilization by fruKdelta E. coli
    Professor: Kornberg, Hans
  • Sperry, Megan
    Characterization of the Mechanical Properties and Molecular Response of Healing Tissues through Nanoindentation and In Situ Hybridization
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Stackley, Scott
    Development and Testing of the Mini-CLEAN Electronics and Data Acquisition System
    Professor: Kearns, Ed
  • Stowe, Danielle
    Fungal Decomposition of Dead Tsuga Canadensis Tree Boles Killed by the Invasive Insect Adelgis tsugae
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Ward, Anna-Marie
    Asian-American Women’s Sexual Health Initiative Project
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Wong, Alia
    Film and The Mexican Revolution: Legacy, Mythification, and Transnational Politics
    Professor: Pineda Franco, Adela
  • Yin, Yuan
    Manipulation of the Extracellular Matrix Dynamics to Induce Mechanotransduction In Vitro
    Professor: Smith, Michael