2010-2011 Award Recipients

Summer 2011 Award Recipients

  • Acciavatti, Nicole
    The Role of Focal Adhesion Kinase in Mef2A Regulation
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Adedokun, Oluwatsosin
    A Study of Frequency Content and Echogenicity of Monodpersions of Colloidal Ultrasound Contrast Agents
    Professor: Porter, Tyrone
  • Agarwal, Ankit
    Primary Care Training and Education: The Varying Clinical Capabilities of Advanced Practice Nurses, International Medical Graduates, and US Medical Graduates
    Professor: Davidson, Stephen
  • Akimova, Darya
    Study of RNA Movement in Live E. coli Cells Using Fluorescent Protein Complementation and Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP)
    Professor: Broude, Natalia
  • Alikhan, Shums
    Elucidation of the Protein Interaction Network Involved in Assembly and Remodeling or Translation Initiation Complexes in Humans
    Professor: Marintchev, Assen
  • Amin, Bhumica
    The Fabrication and Characterization of Novel Monodisperse Microbubbles for Molecular Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Anding, Julian
    Quantified High-Throughput Biomarker Discovery by Mass Spectrometry on Label-Free Arrays
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett
  • Bachewiski, Stephanie
    Influence of Visual Long-Term Memory Retrieval Processes on Visual Short-Term Memory Capacity
    Professor: Somers, David
  • Belding, Valerie
    Radial Growth Response of New England Forests to the Introduced Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Bennett, Rachel
    Age and Sex Difference in Fiber Digestion of Wild Bornean Orangutans
    Professor: Knott, Cheryl
  • Bhindarwala, Asna
    Factors Associated With Suicidal Ideation and Attempts Among Asian-American Women
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Bitto, Allison
    Use of an Artificial Language to Examine the Advantages of Dyslexic Readers Acquiring New Words by Sight as Opposed to Phonics
    Professor: Liederman, Jacqueline
  • Bradenburg, Patrick
    Boston University Student Satellite for Applications and Training (BUSAT) Exoskeleton and Cubes (EXO/Cubes)
    Professor: Fritz, Theodore
  • Brogle, Kyle
    Key Agreement from Close Secrets over Unsecured Channels
    Professor: Reyzin, Leonid
  • Cann, Adrian
    A New Sectioning Technique to Examine the Aqueous Outflow Pathway in Glaucomatous Eyes Using 3D Imaging
    Professor: Gong, Haiyan
  • Cardoso, Rafaella
    The Enduring Reform Project: An Analysis of Latin American Business Practices in Response to Recent Reform Initiatives
    Professor: Rubin, Jeffrey
  • Carollo, Michael
    Evolving Minds: Children’s Learning of Natural Selection from Picture Books
    Professor: Kelemen, Deborah
  • Cerasuolo, Joseph
    Platinum Double Slats for Light Harvesting
    Professor: Doerrer, Linda
  • Chamberlain, Jonathan
    An Algorithm for Rapid Calculation of the Fokker-Planck Equation
    Professor: Isaacson, Samuel
  • Chan-Tse, Catherine
    Single Particle Tracking in Confocal Microscopy
    Professor: Anderson, Sean
  • Chapman, George
    Relations Between Regional White Matter Changes and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
    Professor: Jefferson, Angela
  • Chen, Peter
    Vanadium, Chromium, and Manganese Complexes of Oerfluorobutoxide and Dodecafluoropinatolate
    Professor: Doerrer, Linda
  • Chitre, Monika
    Investigation of the Distribution and Protective Role of Glycolytic Aldolase C in Surviving Cerebellar Purkinje Cells in Autism
    Professor: Blatt, Gene
  • Connerney, Michael
    Possible Theta Oscillatory Mechanisms Enable Time-Dependent Activity of Grid Cells
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • de Bakker, Chantal
    Use of a Catatonic CT Contrast Agent for Early Assessment of Bone Healing
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Desai, Nancy
    Determination of the Role of Alternatively Spliced Variants on the Functional Properties of Estrogen Receptors in Killifish
    Professor: Callard, Gloria
  • Dwivedi, Shashank
    Migration and Proliferation of Epithelial Cells in Thyroid Hormone Mediated Wound Healing
    Professor: Safer, Joshua
  • Edgecomb, Jessica
    Redox Regulation of Cardiac Calcium Channel Expression and its Implication in Sepsis
    Professor: Hobai, Ian
  • Ellis, Scott
    Investigation of the Biochemical Structure and Function of Aortal Elastin via Raman and ATR Infrared Spectroscopy
    Professor: Ziegler, Lawrence
  • Eriksson, Sven
    Hippocampal Place Cell Representations during Septal Inactivation in a Novel Environment
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Evans, Ryan
    Structural Determination of NFAT-68, and Development of a Library of Molecules from NFAT-68
    Professor: Panek, James
  • Exner, Alexandra
    Measuring Wing Damage and Pathogen Presence in Bat Populations Unaffected by White-nose Syndrome
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Feng, Jing (James)
    Oscillator Parallelization of Chronometric Bundles through DLF Theory Part I: Description of SU (2,2)-Action on the Spacetime L Based on F in L, and L in D Inclusions
    Professor: Levichev, Alexander
  • Ferell, Patrick
    Determining the Functional Role for Mindbomb during Sea Urchin Development
    Professor: Bradham, Cynthia
  • Fernandes, Janoo
    Development of Design “Applications” for the Clotho Software Platform
    Professor: Densmore, Douglas
  • Firoozan, Sheila
    Characterization of Potential Vaccine Candidate Targets Against Streptococcus Pneumonia
    Professor: Goldstein, Richard
  • Fischer, Mate
    The Effects of Tau Tubulin Kinase 1 on alpha-Synuclein Toxicity in Human Neuroblastoma Cells
    Professor: Ikezu, Tsuneya
  • Fisher, Christopher
    Using the Arabidopsis SAL1 Aminotransferase to Understand Cross-talk between Phenlalanine/Tyrosine Biosynthesis and Tryptophan Biosynthesis
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Flaherty, Brett
    Transformations of Decatetraenedioic Acid from Fumagillin
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Flynn, Lucy
    Transcription Factor LSF and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Does LSF Play a Role in Cell Cycle Arrest and DNA Damage Repair?
    Professor: Hansen, Ulla
  • Fomina, Jane
    Characterizing Electron Transfer Pathway of the Triheme Cytochrome c Peroxidase from E. coli
    Professor: Elliot, Sean
  • Fox, Benjamin
    Cyclohexenyl Calcone Inhibition of Overexpressed Cathepsin L in Pancreatic Cancer Cells
    Professor: Weber, Christian
  • Galvin, Peter
    Developing Symbolic Control Systems for Autonomous Robots
    Professor: Andersson, Sean
  • Gamble, Christie
    Mechanisms of Multifocal Visual Attention and Short-Term Memory
    Professor: Somers, David
  • Garada, Mohammed
    Synthesis of a Tetrahydro-1, 6-Naphthyridine Library via Co-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cyclization as Potential Anti-TB Agents
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Garland, Megan
    Purification and Structural Determination of the Yeast Protein Phosphatase Nem1p
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Gillet, Shea
    The Role of Place Cell Spiking in Theta Phase Precession Across Spatial Remapping
    Professor: Hasselmo, Michael
  • Gillman, Katherine
    Monitoring the Impact of White Nose Syndrome on Summer Maternity Colonies of Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifungus) in Massachusetts
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Glover, Kimberly
    Animal and Cell-based Models for Characterizing the Role of Mutant Transcriptional Co-activator Proteins in Human B-cell Lymphoma
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Godfrey, Jason
    Biochemical Characterization of an Arabidopsis Aminotransferase Hypothesized to Participate in Aromatic Amino Acid Biosynthesis
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Gomez, Jessica
    Building on Character: Developing Character at Three Urban Charter Schools
    Professor: Seider, Scott
  • Goodman, Spencer
    The Development of Genetic Controls of Parasitism: an Investigation into the Parasite Edwardsiella lineata
    Professor: Finnerty, John
  • Goor, Hannah
    Effects of Aging and Depression on Cognistion Using the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VESTA)
    Professor: Lyons, Michael
  • Grapsas, Nicholas
    Acoustical Signature of Liquid Displacement in Porous Media
    Professor: Shokri, Nima
  • Grasso, Daniel
    Cationic Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomographic Imaging of Bovine Meniscal Tissue for Predicting its Glycosaminoglycan Content and Biomechanical Properties
    Professor: Grinstaff, Mark
  • Gray, Joshua
    Plume Capture by Migrating Ridge
    Professor: Hall, Paul
  • Greco, Alison
    Microbial Diversity in Winter Soils in Temperate Forest Ecosystems
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Gruene, Tina
    Investigating Sex Differences in Responses to Urinary Odors in Mice by Using Electrophysiology
    Professor: Cherry, James
  • Hall, Matthew
    Impact of Transgenic Muscle Specific IGF-1 and IPLEX in Lamin-alpha1 Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
    Professor: Girgenrath, Mahasweta
  • Hannawi, Grace
    Impact of Platelets in Efficient Phagocytosis of Pophyromonas gingivalis by Neutrophils
    Professor: Kantarci, Ibrahim
  • Hede-Brierley, Leif
    A Mixed Methods Study of Military and Deployment Experiences in Army Women Veterans
    Professor: Wooten, Nikki
  • Heilig, Elysia
    The Role of CREB in Regulating the Transcription of Genes Specific for PC12 Cell Differentiation
    Professor: Cooper, Geoffrey
  • Hepler, Brian
    Error Correction in Coding: Families of Self-Dual Goppa Codes over Hyperelliptic Curves
    Professor: Previato, Emma
  • Hernandez, Christopher
    Acoustic Characterization of Functionalized Ultrasound Contrast Agents
    Professor: Cabodi, Mario
  • Herrera, Lauren
    Memory Interactions: Blocking Consolidation of a Recent Memory May Have the Potential to Disrupt Remote Memories by Blocking Reconsolidation
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Herrmann, Jacob
    Studying the Effect of Extracellular Matrix Biochemistry and Mechanics on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Attachment
    Professor: Nugent, Matthew
  • Hertenstein, Audrey
    The Use of In Situ Hybridization to Localize KISS1R in Placental Syncytiotrophoblast and Villous Cytotrophoblast
    Professor: Kuohung, Wendy
  • Hill, Katherine
    Elucidation of Aldolase’s Actin and WASP Binding Sites via Site-Directed Mutagenesis
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Hixon, Nathaniel
    Robotic Modeling of Human Auditory and Visual Attentional Systems
    Professor: Versace, Max
  • Huang, Ian
    Determination of the Density of KV1 K+ Channels at Fine Processes and Main Axon of Crayfish Neuromuscular Junction via Microelectrod Recording and Fluorescent Imaging
    Professor: Lin, Jen-Wei
  • Hunt, Amanda
    Do Maternity Roost Characteristics of Bat Species Influence Likelihood of White-Nose Syndrome Exposure and Transmission?
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Istfan, Raeef
    Acousto-optic Signal from Cells
    Professor: Bigio, Irving
  • Joynt, Patrick
    Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Functional Hepatocytes
    Professor: Mostoslavsky, Gustavo
  • Kabir, Eeshan
    Terahertz Radiation from Corrugated Graphene Films
    Professor: Swan, Anna
  • Kalmanson, Olivia
    Why Does the Extension Step in DNA Lesion Bypass Require DNA Polymerase V with +Benzo[a]pyrene, but DNA Polymerase IV with -BP
    Professor: Loechler, Edward
  • Kanneganti, Manasa
    Significance of Granulomatous Inflammation Found on Endoscopic Biopsies or Surgical Resections on the Severity and Prognosis of Crohn’s Disease
    Professor: Farraye, Francis
  • Keen, Clarissa
    Small Molecule Modeling of Catechol Dioxygenases
    Professor: Caradonna, John
  • Keimig, Sara
    The Evolution of the Longitudinal Arch as an Adaptation to Pregnancy in Bipedal Individuals
    Professor: DeSilva, Jeremy
  • Kerkar, Ashwini
    The Reasons Behind the Shortage of Primary Care Physicians in the United States and Consequent Recommendations to Solve this Deficit
    Professor: Davidson, Stephen
  • Kim, Jennifer
    Determination of A. dubuis Association with Other Species in the Stellwagen Bank Food Web from Stable Isotope Analysis
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Kim, Seung-Yeon
    Quantitative Structural Analysis of Pathways from Auditory Corticles to Distinct Prefrontal Areas 10 and 32
    Professor: Barbas, Helen
  • King, Daniel
    Unraveling the Principles of Smell in Nanometer Thin Films
    Professor: Schneider, Matthias
  • Klausner, Avraham
    The Iphone-Quadricopter Hybrid
    Professor: Trachtenberg, Ari
  • Kordek, Adrianna
    Serotonin Levels in the Thoracic Ganglia and their Effects on Task Distribution and Locomotion in Pheiole dentata
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Kwak, Jina
    Effects of Sigma Receptor Antagonist Microinjected I.C in the Nucleus Acumbus Shell, Central Amygdala, Bed Nucleus of Stria Terminalis, Ventral Area, and Dorsal Striatum on Ethanol Self-administration in Dependent, Non-dependent, and Sardinian Alcohol-preferring Rats
    Professor: Sabino, Valenta
  • Leninger, Maureen
    Mechanistic Studies of Enzymes Involved in Oxidative N-demethylation
    Professor: Liu, Pinghua
  • Leung, Amber
    The Effects of Ethnicity on Emotion Recognition
    Professor: Doan, Stacey
  • Levin, Emily
    Jerusalem Pilgrimage
    Professor: Zank, Michael
  • Liberman, Evelyn
    The Medical Ethics of Jewish Doctors during the Holocaust
    Professor: Grodin, Michael
  • Lin, Sanghee
    Jade-1 Regulation of Matrix Metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) Gene in Kidney Cancer
    Professor: Cohen, Herbert
  • Lin, Yu-Cheng
    Boston University Student-satellite for Applications and Training: Magnetorquers
    Professor: Fritz, Theodore
  • Malladi, Ashish
    Metabolic Imagine Biomarker Quantification in Oncology
    Professor: Subramaniam, Rathan
  • Marchwinski, Robert
    A Magnetic Field Survey of Giant Molecular Clouds in the Milky Way
    Professor: Clemens, Dan
  • Markle, Michelle
    Syntheses of Pycanthugquinone A via Marita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction
    Professor: Schaus, Scott
  • Mathews, Steven
    Development of pH-Sensitive Polymeric Micelles as Carriers for Localized Paclitaxel Drug Delivery
    Professor: Porter, Tyrone
  • Mcdonald, Marlee
    Behavioral Study of Musical Pitch Perception
    Professor: Bohland, Jason
  • McInnis, Michelle
    The Effects of Climate Change on Plant Phenology
    Professor: Primack, Richard
  • Medeiros, Andrea
    Project Solve
    Professor: Feinberg, Emily
  • Medina, Arianna
    An Investigation of the Effect of Personality Traits Fitness in Amphirion percula
    Professor: Buston, Peter
  • Mehta, Amol
    Disparities in the Utilization of PET/CT Molecular Imaging Relating to Race, Insurance Type, and Cancer Type
    Professor: Subramaniam, Rathan
  • Mela, Shayla
    Terahertz Radiation from Corrugated Graphene Films
    Professor: Paiella, Roberto
  • Mohr, Emily Christine
    Gender Distinction in the Religious Traditions of the Roman Empire
    Professor: Varhelyi, Zsuzsanna
  • Mucci, Michael
    Sol-Gel Coating of Class Top Covered Plate of Solar Panels
    Professor: Mazumder, Malay
  • Mueller, Elissa
    BUSAT: Boston University Student-satellite for Applications and Training
    Professor: Fritz, Theodore
  • Musgrave, Shawn
    Culture Wars and Policy Swings: Framing American Participation in the International Human Rights Framework
    Professor: Gendzier, Irene
  • Nanayakkara, Imaly
    Creating a Robust Portable CD4+ Cell Counter
    Professor: Zaman, Muhammad
  • Narain, Archana
    Use of a Video Coding System to Identify the Effects of Body Mass Index on Safety
    Professor: Gill, Simone
  • Narayan, Aditi
    Effects of a CB1 Receptor Inverse Agonist on PR Schedule of Reinforcement for Palatable Food in Rats with Chronic, Intermittent Access to Palatable Food
    Professor: Cottone, Pietro
  • Necib, Lina
    Searching for the Source of Mass, a Higgs Particle Decaying in LEptons and B-Quarks
    Professor: Sulak, Lawrence
  • Ngan, Sunny
    Android Spy Phone
    Professor: Trachtenberg, Ari
  • Nguyen, Thien Tai
    Modeling Neural Spiking Activity in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease During Movement and at Rest
    Professor: Eden, Uri
  • O’Connor, Katharine
    Investigation of Compulsion, Social-Anxiety, and Central Coherence in Asperger Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Orozco, Evelyn
    Design Automation for Synthetic Biological Information Processing Circuits
    Professor: Densmore, Douglas
  • Patel, Vishal
    Virtual Immersion: Impact of Computers on Second Language Acquisition
    Professor: Slate, Amy
  • Patlajan, Michael
    Identification of Target Genes of Transcription Factor NF-kB in the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Pelaez Lechuga, Alejandro
    Solving Sparse Linear Systems on GPU Architecture with Multigrid Method
    Professor: Barba, Lorean
  • Peterson, Chelsea
    Location of the Banding Gene in Limenitis arthemis (Nymphalidae, Lepidoptera) and its Importance in the Development of Alopatric Batesian Mimcry
    Professor: Mullen, Sean
  • Petkov, Mihail
    Significance of ATP Hydrolysis during the Target Protein Transfer of Iron-Sulfur Clusters by Nbp35 and Cfd1
    Professor: Perlstein, Deborah
  • Prouty, Jillian
    Pten and Dock Activity in the Insulin Initiated Pathway to Help Promote Normal Apoptosis in Late Oogenesis
    Professor: McCall, Kim
  • Radulescu, Victor
    Effect of Substrate Stiffness on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Rahman, Jarib
    Recovering Topological Links in One Swarm
    Professor: Bestavros, Azer
  • Raj, Mamtha
    An Investigation of the Effects of an Upstream Hypersensitive Site on Transcription of the Aldolase B Enzyme
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Raybrun, William
    Neural Correlates of Whisking Behavior in Mice
    Professor: Ritt, Jason
  • Rosenstein, Elizabeth
    The Influence of Segmental Context on the Perception of Pitch in Speech Intonation
    Professor: Barnes, Jonathan
  • Rosenthal, Shoshana
    Modulation of DNA CpG Methylation, Tumor Suppressor Gene Expression and DNA Methyl Transferase1 by Signaling in Cancer Cells
    Professor: Sarkar, Sibaji
  • Roth, Elise
    Music in Ritual in World Religions
    Professor: Shenton, Andrew
  • Rubin, Rachelle
    Medicine and the Holocaust: The Medical Ethics of Jewish Doctors During the Holocaust
    Professor: Grodin, Michael
  • Rueda, Richard
    Analysis of the Relationship between Neurogenesis, Melatonin Expression, and Circadian Rhythm in Zebrafish
    Professor: Zhdanova, Irina
  • Rush, Lani
    Effect of Crowding, Confinement, and Dehydration in Amyloidogenic Protein Aggregation as Investigated by Computational Methods
    Professor: Straub, John
  • Ryan, Jennifer
    A Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Motor Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Roy, Serge
  • Salimando, Gregory
    Characterization of the Role of Late Simian Virus Factor (LSF) in Stimulating Epilepsy-Related Neurogenesis
    Professor: Russek, Shelley
  • Salimian, Parissa
    Women with HIV: Serostatus Disclosure, Substance Abuse, and Disease Progression
    Professor: Brody, Leslie
  • Samaniego-Evans
    IMAGER
    Professor: Cook, Tim
  • Sarley, Elizabeth
    Impact of the Civil War on the Mentality of the US African-American Population in the 1930′s
    Professor: Silber, Nina
  • Schiffer, Jamie
    Synthesis of Retroviral Vector for Targeted Expression for Optogenetic Molecules in Adult Neural Stem Cells
    Professor: Han, Xue
  • Sethi, Sunjay
    Using the Granger Causality Method to Infer Functional Networks from Human Brain Data in Epileptic Patients
    Professor: Kramer, Mark
  • Sharma, Neha
    Separation of Rare-Earth Elements vie Semi-Permeable Membrane
    Professor: Gopalan, Srikanth
  • Sheikh, Muna
    Strong Families Strong Forces
    Professor: Paris, Ruth
  • Sidarta, Natasia
    Preferred and Fall-back Foods of the Bornean Orangutan, Pongo Pygmaeus, and its Application to Conservative Biology
    Professor: Knott, Cheryl
  • Snyder, Tracy
    Synthesis of Polycyclic Ketals with Alkyl Side Chains
    Professor: Beeler, Aaron
  • Sternback, Aaron
    Phase Transition Dynamics in Single Crystal Specimens of V203
    Professor: Averitt, Richard
  • Strawbridge, Jaqueline
    Little Building Photography Project
    Professor: Dziamba, John
  • Su, Ting-Yi
    Synthesis of Vanadium Oxide Sol-Gel and Doping with Sodium and Chromium
    Professor: Smith, Kevin
  • Sullivan, Josefa
    The Role of CLASP2 in Neuronal Development
    Professor: Ho, Angela
  • Sundquist, James
    Indentifying Sources Relevant to Woodrow Wilson’s Vision for a New International Order
    Professor: Keylor, William
  • Swenson, Theodora
    Importance of Context in Health Behavior Decision Making
    Professor: Siegel, Michael
  • Taneja, Anjali
    Effect of Calcium of Mycobacterial Resuscitation
    Professor: Deng, Lynn Lingyi
  • Thai, Jason
    Inhibition of the Adrenomedullin/Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathway and its Effects on Early Neuronal Pathology in Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Eldred, William
  • Thibodeau, Megan
    Creation of a Spectral Database of Minerals and Organic Materials of Archeological Interest using Fourier Transform Infrared Reflectance Micro-Spectroscopy (mFTIR-R)
    Professor: Berna, Francesco
  • Thole, Jason
    RET Binding to GDNF/GFRa1 and ART/GFRa3
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Thomas, Susan
    The Structure of Tropomyosin Mutants and the Relation to Cardiomyopathy
    Professor: Lehman, William
  • Tochiki, Rachel
    The Early Development of Pictorial Competence
    Professor: Ganea, Patricia
  • Toll, Jonathan
    Impact of Leaf Litter Removal on Nutrient Export from the City of Boston
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • Towne, Gordon
    Three Dimensional Reconstruction for Intelligent Tracking Systems
    Professor: Betke, Margrit
  • Tse, Matthew
    Determining the Role of Reelin During Sea Urchin Development
    Professor: Bradham, Cynthia
  • Uppaluri, Curran
    Cooperation and Conflict between Parents Over Care in Amphiprion Percula
    Professor: Buston, Peter
  • Urrutia Rodriguez, Alejandro
    Transitional Justice in Central Africa
    Professor: Longman, Timothy
  • Villarreal, Marcos
    Can Putative Cognitive Enhancers Improve Spacial Memory? Investigations of Spatial Memory and Place Cell Remapping in Conjunction with Pharmacological Manipulations of the Alpha-5 Containing GABA Receptor using Negative Modulators
    Professor: Osan, Remus
  • Wang, Liam
    Rewriting of the Computer Program Sage to Enable Increased Access to Supercomputers
    Professor: Appavoo, Jonathan
  • Weber, Anne Marie
    Micropatterning Small Features onto Polyacrylamide Hydrogels
    Professor: Smith, Michael
  • Weinberg, Benjmain
    Release of Cisplatin and Paclitaxel Cheotherapies using Serinol-Derived Polymer Films
    Professor: Grinstaff, Mark
  • Whiteman, Andrew
    Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognition and Neurogenesis
    Professor: Stern, Chantal
  • Williams, Alexandra
    Constructing Ovid’s Version of Oedipus Tyrannus
    Professor: Johnson, Patricia
  • Winter, Alyssa
    Evolution of the British University System: from Elitism to Mass Higher Education and Back Again?
    Professor: Chernbock, Arianne
  • Wynn, Alexander
    Precision Control and Measurement of the Strain-Dependent Properties of Graphene
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett
  • Yelenik, Brittany
    Statistical Inference and Analysis of Networks Inherent in Different Internet Applications
    Professor: Kolaczyk, Eric
  • Yung, Nicholas
    Defining the Roles of MYB Transcription Factors in Tissue Specific Regulation of Glucosinolate Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Zambory, Courtney
    Marine Sediment Biogenic Silica as a Tool for Understanding Climate Changes in a New England Estuary
    Professor: Fulweiler, Robinson
  • Zhao, Dongxu
    Prototyping a Computation Cortex
    Professor: Appavoo, Jonathan
  • Zhao, Zeqiang
    Optimizing the Structure and the Fabrication Process of Terahertz Metamaterials
    Professor: Averitt, Richard
  • Zhou, Alan
    The Generation and Characterization of Pheylalanine Hydroxylase Mutant E286A
    Professor: Caradonna, John

Spring 2011 Award Recipients

  • Adedokun, Oluwatosin
    A Study of the Frequency Content and Echogenicity of Monodispersions of Ultrasound Contrast Agents Attached to Varied Surfaces
    Professor: Porter, Tyrone
  • Agarwal, Ankit
    Improving the Availability of Primary Care Physicians by Improving the Supply of US Medical Graduates Pursuing Careers in Primary Care
    Professor: Davidson, Stephen
  • Berry, David
    Computational Analyses of Vertebral Mechanical Behavior
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Blair, Christopher
    A History of the German-Jewish Bible, 1780-1937
    Professor: Gillman, Abigail
  • Carbery, Margaret
    Determining the Role of Arabidopsis SAL1 Aminotransferase in Phenylalanine and Tyrosine Biosynthesis
    Professor: Celenza, John
  • Chapman, George
    Relations Between Regional White Matter Changes and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
    Professor: Jefferson, Angela
  • Chitre, Monika
    Analysis of Place Cell Firing in the Rat Hippocampus With a Rotating Treadmill
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Connors, Edward
    A Noninvasive Diagnosis of Hereditary Fructose Intolerance in the American Population
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • D’Amato, Erica
    Total Syntheses of Gliocladin C and Bionectin A
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • Dimitriyev, Michael
    Search for W at the Large Hadron Collider
    Professor: Bose, Tulika
  • Dorfner, Walter
    Synthesis and Diversification of Dihydropyrrole-Annulated 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-1,6-Naphthyridines
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Felix, Jesse
    Are For-profit Colleges a Worthy Investment?
    Professor: Lang, Kevin
  • Fogley, Rachel
    Effects of High-Fat Diet on Intestinal Epithelial Fatty Acid Uptake and Expression of Fatty Acid-Transporters in Mice
    Professor: Widmaier, Eric
  • Furst, John-Nicholas
    The Single-Chip Cloud Computer: Developing Run-Time Management Techniques and Software Optimization for Manycore Systems
    Professor: Coskun, Ayse
  • Garland, Megan
    Purification and Structural Determination of the Yeast Protien Phosphatase Nem1p
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Greco, Alison
    Microorganism Influence in Temperate Forest Soils in Winter: Microbial Diversity, Carbon, and Nitrogen Cycling, and Enzyme Activity
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Hartkopf, Alessandra
    Strong Families Strong Forces
    Professor: Paris, Ruth
  • Hernandez, Christopher
    Acoustic Characterization of Functionalized Ultrasound Contrast Agents
    Professor: Cabodi, Mario
  • Hill, Katherine
    Elucidation of Aldolase’s Actin and WASp Binding Sites via Site-Directed Mutagenesis
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Hirsch, Julie
    The Tragedy of Genealogy: Shakespearean Drama 1595-1606
    Professor: Carroll, William
  • Hunter, Elizabeth
    Functional Data Analysis of Climate-Ecosystem Dynamics
    Professor: Ray, Surajit
  • Johnson, James
    A New Synthesis of Lactamized Benzimidazoles for Library Development
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Kabir, Eeshan
    Fabrication of Graphene-Based Pressure Sensors
    Professor: Swan, Anna
  • Katz, Ariana
    Gender Parity and Inclusivity in Campus Housing: Gender Neutral Housing and Its Importance at BU
    Professor: Mears, Ashley
  • Kim, Anna
    Healthy Women, Healthy Communities: Asian Women’s Health Initiative Project
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Klavansky, Dana
    Regulation of Gene Expression by Estrogen and during Neuroregeneration
    Professor: Callard, Gloria
  • Kuras, Evan
    Analysis of Mitochodrial and Nuclear DNA of the Brood Parasitic Cuckoo Finch (Anomalospia imberbis) to Test for Femal Lineage Divergence
    Professor: Sorenson, Michael
  • Lai, Janet
    Responses of CA1 Neurons during Inactivation of the Medial Entorhinal Cortex in Rats Performing an Object-Context Association Task
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Lee, Debbie
    Endocrine Disruption in Aquatic and Reptilian Models
    Professor: Callard, Ian
  • Lewin, Sylvia
    Compact Muon Solenoid: Trigger System
    Professor: Bose, Tulika
  • Lewontin, Max
    Archival Research for Dick Lehr’s Forthcoming Book “Fade to Black: How the Brand New Civil Rights Movement Tried to Ban America’s First Blockbuster Film”
    Professor: Lehr, Dick
  • Li, Tingyan
    English Reading, More Phonology, Chinese Reading, More Semantics–A Test Using Repetition Blindness
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Lio, Carol
    Communications and New Media Internship for Fine Art Photography for Prof. John Dziamba
    Professor: Dziamba, John
  • Lin, Yi-Jang
    Investigating the Molecular Mechanism for the Role of Serine-Threonine Kinase CK2 in Heart Development of Xenopus laevis Embryos
    Professor: Dominguez, Isabel
  • Mathiyazhagan, Vidhya
    Integrated Fundamental and Applied Studies of Nanoparticles to Probe Reservoir Rock
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Mathur, Monika
    Effects of Winter Climate Change on Below Ground Productivity and Forest Nutrient Retention in a Northeastern Hardwood Forest
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • McDonald, Marlee
    Behavioral Study of Musical Pitch Perception
    Professor: Bohland, Jason
  • McGuinness, Margaret
    The Effects of Neurological Stress on the Social Behaviors of Zebrafish
    Professor: Zhdanova, Irina
  • Musgrave, Shawn
    Culture Wars and Policy Swings: Framing Human Rights in US Law and Diplomacy
    Professor: Tehindrazanarivelo, Djacoba
  • Necib, Lina
    Looking for New Particles at the Hadron Calorimeter (HCAL)
    Professor: Sulak, Lawrence
  • Nied, Alexander
    Unsupervised Neural Network Model of the Speech-Sound Map
    Professor: Guenther, Frank
  • Park, Sung Hun
    Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis: Iridium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Radical C-C Biaryl Coupling
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • Patel, Ekta
    Neuroanatomical Variation in a Serotonergic Mushroom Body Neuron in Relation to Age and Subcaste in the Ant Pheidole dentata
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Patel, Kripa
    Deregulation of MicroRNAs in the Growth of Human Leukemia Cells
    Professor: Ghosh, Sajal
  • Patel, Prayag
    Role of p130CAS Serine Residues 141, 411 and 643 in BCAR3 Mediated p130CAS Association with Src Tyrosine Kinase in ER+Human Breast Carcinoma Cells
    Professor: Lerner, Adam
  • Purwada, Alberto
    Functionalizing Thermoresponsive Composite Polymer with Cell-Adhesive Protein
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Qiu, Julie
    The Effect of a Neuroactive Steroid on Calcium Levels and Receptor Trafficking in the Human NT-2 Teratocarcinoma Cell Line
    Professor: Farb, David
  • Raj, Mamtha
    An Investigation of the Effects of an Upstream Hypersensitive Site on Transcription of the Adolase B Enzyme
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Reichert, Matthew
    Rudolf Slansky: His Trials and Trial, an Expansion
    Professor: Lukes, Igor
  • Repina, Nicole
    Analyzing the Function of Transcription Factor NF-kB in the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis by Creation of Transgenic Reporter Animals
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas
  • Rusakov, Adina
    Senescence in Ants: A Study of the Relationship Between Caste, Lifespan, Specialization and Neurodegeneration
    Professor: Traniello, James
  • Saniuk, Christine
    Strontium Isotopes in the Strickland River, Papua New Guinea: Understanding the Fly River System Weathering Processes and CO2 Consumption
    Professor: Kurtz, Andrew
  • Schluns, Kyle
    Discovering and Analyzing Close Active White Dwarf/M-Dwarf Binaries
    Professor: West, Andrew
  • Sgouros, Rebecca
    Developing a Database of Macroscopic Botanical Remains from the Vinca and Starcevo Cultures
    Professor: Borojevic, Ksenija
  • Snyder, Lauren
    A Study of Bat Colony Dynamics in an Organic Pecan Orchard in Texas
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Soni, Apurv
    Investigating Synaptophysin and GAP-43 Changes in Area of Reorganization Following Ischemic Event in the Hand Representation Area of Motor Cortex in Macaque Mulatta
    Professor: Rosene, Douglas
  • Sperry, Megan
    Determination of the Spatial Variation of Glycosaminoglycan Content throughout Intervertebral Discs by CT Imaging with a Contrast Agent
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Stein, Jeffrey
    Sustainable Mining in Latin America: Why so Elusive?
    Professor: Helwege, Ann
  • Stephens, Christina
    Color Vision in the Schooling Reef Fish Chromis viridis
    Professor: Atema, Jelle
  • Thole, Jason
    Protein Ligand Kinetics of RET Binding to GDNF/GFRa1 and ART/GFRa3
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Weinberg, Benjamin
    Release of Cisplantinum and Paclitaxel Chemotherapies Using Serinol-Derived Polymer Films
    Professor: Grinstaff, Mark
  • Wong, Stephanie
    The Effect of LITAF on Cell Growth and Innate Immunity
    Professor: Luo, Zhijun
  • Wynn, Alexander
    Graphene Strain-Based Pressure Sensors
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett
  • Zulauf, Katelyn
    Characterization of Amino Acid Residues that Contribute to Functional Differences in Two Natural Variants of the Sea Anemone NF-kB Protein
    Professor: Gilmore, Thomas

Fall 2010 Award Recipients

  • Adedokun, Oluwatosin
    A Study of the Echogenicity of Monodispersions of Ultrasound Contrast Agents Attached to a Stiff Surface
    Professor: Porter, Tyrone
  • Agarwal, Ankit
    Improving Access to and Increasing the Availability of Primary Care Physicians in the United States
    Professor: Davidson, Stephen
  • Anding, Julian
    Quantified High-Throughput Biomarker Discovery by Mass Spectrometry on Label-Free Arrays
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett
  • Antonoplos, Rebecca
    The Effects of Winter Climate Change on the Belowground Productivity and Nutrient Retention of a Northeastern Hardwood Forest
    Professor: Templer, Pamela
  • Atwood, Becky
    Neuronal Proliferation and Cognitive Performance of Amphiprion Percula Exposed to Odor Enriched vs. Non-enriched Environments
    Professor: Atema, Jelle
  • Baral, Amy
    Understanding the Debate on the 1866 and 1867 British Reform Acts- Quantitative Analysis
    Professor: Reeves, Andrew
  • Bearelly, Priyanka
    Ischemic Hind-limb Angiogenesis in GRX1 Transgenic Mice
    Professor: Cohen, Richard
  • Beganovic, Vedran
    A Computational Model of Cell Realignment and Cytoskeletal Remodeling During Cyclic Stretching
    Professor: Stamenovic, Dimitrije
  • Berry, David
    Computational Analyses of Vertebral Mechanical Behavior
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Blair, Christopher
    A History of the German Jewish Bible, 1780-1937
    Professor: Gillman, Abigail
  • Chapman, George
    Relations between White atter Integrity in the Entorhinal Cortex and Parahippocampal Region and Memory Performances in Mild Cognitive Impairment
    Professor: Jefferson, Angela
  • Chin, Dan
    Electrostatic Dry Powder Inhaler for Constant-Dose Respiratory Drug Delivery
    Professor: Mazumder, Malay
  • Chitre, Monika
    Analysis of Cell Firing in the Rat Hippocampus with a Rotating Treadmill
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Cho, Min
    Characterizing the Cooperative Activity of MEF2A and STAT1 in Regulation of the Xirp2 Gene
    Professor: Naya, Francisco
  • Connors, Edward
    A Noninvasive Diagnosis of Hereditary Fructose Intolerance in the American Population
    Professor: Tolan, Dean
  • Danglo, Sarah
    Investigation of the Temperature Dependence in Gold Plasmon Rulers
    Professor: Reinhard, Bjorn
  • Deckard, Stephanie
    An Ecological Comparison through Stable Isotope Analysis of Stranded Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaenangliae, to Free-ranging Humpback Whales in and Around the Gulf of Maine
    Professor: Kaufman, Les
  • Devanabanda, Arvind Reddy
    Expression and Activity of Cathepsins in Human Epithelial Cancer Cells
    Professor: Weber, Christian
  • Dimitriyev, Michael
    Search for W’ at the Large Hadron Collider
    Professor: Bose, Tulika
  • Dorfner, Walter
    Synthesis and Diversification of Dihydropyrrole-Annulated 5, 6, 7, 8-Tetrahyro-1, 6-Naphthyridines
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Facendola, John
    Library Synthesis of 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-1,6-Naphthyridines through Intramolecular [2+2+2] Cyclizations
    Professor: Snyder, John
  • Farahat, Navah
    Fluid Dynamic Numerical Experiments of Plume Deflection by a Migrating Ridge
    Professor: Hall, Paul
  • Feng, Jiazuo
    Photo-sensitive Nanoparticles- Synthesis, Characterization and In-vitro Efficacy of a Photo-Sensitive Polymeric Delivery System
    Professor: Grinstaff, Mark
  • Figuccio, Michael
    Novel Word Learning in Normal and Poor Readers
    Professor: Liederman, Jacqueline
  • Fogley, Rachel
    Changes in Intestinal Function Following a High-fat Diet
    Professor: Widmaier, Eric
  • Friedlander, Scott
    Hippocampal Neural Activity During Reinforcement Learning with Dynamic and Constant Reward Schedules
    Professor: Eichenbaum, Howard
  • Garland, Megan
    Enzymatic Activity and Structural Determination of the Protein Phosphatase Dullard via X-Ray Crystallography
    Professor: Allen, Karen
  • Gill, Elisa
    The Asian-American Women’s Health Initiative Project
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Girouard, Peter
    Electrostatic Charging and Deposition of Nanoparticles
    Professor: Mazumder, Malay
  • Greco, Alison
    Organic Carbon Root Exudations in Relation to the Rates of Rhizospheric Enzyme Activity for Temperate Forest Trees with Different Mycorrhizal Fungal Association
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Herrmann, Jacob
    Development of Artificial Extracellular Matrices with Tunable Chemical and Mechanical Properties
    Professor: Nugent, Matthew
  • Herwig, Kelsey
    Investigating the Vocal Control System of Songbirds through Optogenetics
    Professor: Gardner, Timothy
  • Housman, Genevieve
    Analysis of Re-expression of Tumor Suppressor Genes in Breast Cancer Cells by ERK and Akt Inhibition
    Professor: Sarkar, Sibaji
  • Hu, Ke
    Founding Team, Corporate Governance and Financial Fraud: Evidences from a Unique Chinese Data Set
    Professor: Wang, Yanbo
  • Hunter, Elizabeth
    Functional Data Analysis of Climate-Ecosystems Dynamics
    Professor: Ray, Surajit
  • Karahalis, Gregory
    Photoredox Catalyzed Cyclization of N-Tethered Malonyl Indoles and Pyrroles
    Professor: Stephenson, Corey
  • Karis, Jonathan
    Effects of Tannins on Plant Nitrogen Uptake in Temperate Forest Ecosystems
    Professor: Finzi, Adrien
  • Leung, Alexander
    Plasma Expanders Stabilize Engineered Human Microvessels In Vitro
    Professor: Tien, Joe
  • Li, Tingyan
    Semantic and Phonological Activation in Chinese and English
    Professor: Harris, Catherine
  • Lin, Yi-Jang
    Investigating the Molecular Mechanism for the Role of Serine-Threonine Kinase CK2 in Heart Development of Xenopus laevis Embryos
    Professor: Dominguez, Isabel
  • Lindberg, Kelly
    Experimental Archaeology and Analysis of Neolithic Grain-Processing Activities
    Professor: Borojevic, Ksenija
  • Lu, Chea
    Damage and Recovery in the Touch Reflex Circuitry in C. elegans
    Professor: Gabel, Christopher
  • Mathiyazhagan, Vidhya
    Integrated Fundamental and Applied Studies of Nanoparticles to Probe Reservoir Rock
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Mcanulty, Sarah
    Response of Octopus to Sound-Liked Prey
    Professor: Lobel, Phil
  • Mroszczyk, Keri
    Towards Better Predictions of Vertebral Failure: Quantifying Intra-vertebral Heterogeneity in Bone Mineral Density
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Nero, Noelle
    Strong Families Strong Forces
    Professor: Paris, Ruth
  • Olson, Katherine
    Is College Drinking Inevitable or Provoked? Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Binge Drinking in Young Adulthood
    Professor: Shin, Sunny
  • Porter, Andrew
    Thyroid Hormone’s Effect on Cell Proteins and Cell Proliferation
    Professor: Safer, Joshua
  • Purwada, Alberto
    Development of a Thermoresponsive Polymer Gel with Tunable Mechanical Properties for the Study of Mechanobiology
    Professor: Wong, Joyce
  • Rothenberg, Katheryn
    A Novel Approach to Measuring Cellular Traction Forces
    Professor: Smith, Michael
  • Rough, Kathryn
    Asian Women’s Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP)
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Rubinstein, Ashley
    Analysis of Uncertainties in Proton Therapy of Lung Tumors
    Professor: Sulak, Lawrence
  • Sancho, Laura
    Can You Raed Tihs Qiukcly?
    Professor: Liederman, Jacqueline
  • Schiffer, Jamie
    Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Antitumor Agent Expoxy-Plukenetione A
    Professor: Porco, John
  • Segawa, Mayuko
    Characterization of Inducible iPLA2b Conditional Knockout Mouse Model
    Professor: Bolotina, Victoria
  • Selbach, Matthew
    Sound Localization and Speech Perception Techniques within Simulated Noisy and Reverberant Environments
    Professor: Mountain, David
  • Shah, Alveena
    The Struggle Continues: The Civil War, the Great Depression, and African American Life, 1929-1941
    Professor: Silber, Nina
  • Snyder, Lauren
    Study of Bat Colony Dynamics in an Organic Pecan Orchard in Texas
    Professor: Kunz, Thomas
  • Sperry, Megan
    Determination of the Spatial Variation of Glycosaminoglycan Content Throughout Intervertebral Discs by CT Imaging with a Contrast Agent
    Professor: Morgan, Elise
  • Thole, Jason
    Protein-Ligand Kinetics of RET Binding to GDNF/ GFR-a1 and ART/GFR-a3
    Professor: Whitty, Adrian
  • Vieillard, Amanda
    How do Biogenic Silica Concentrations Change with Nutrient Additions?
    Professor: Fulweiler, Robinson
  • Villarreal, Marcos
    Computational Analysis of GABA-A Receptor Pharmacology of Neural Coding in Hippocampal Place Cells Using Place Fields and Local Field Potentials
    Professor: Farb, David
  • Ward, Anna-Marie
    The Asian-American Women’s Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP)
    Professor: Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
  • Weinberg, Benjamin
    Release of Cisplatinum and Paclitaxel Chemotherapies Using Glycerol-Derived Polymer Films
    Professor: Grinstaff, Mark
  • Weiner, Meredith
    Health and Academic Achievement: A Survey of Educator Attitudes and Perceptions
    Professor: O’Keefe, Eileen
  • Wolff, John
    Hostile Development
    Professor: Rosen, Jonathan
  • Wong, Alia
    Film and the Mexican Revolution: Legacy, Mythification, and Transnational Politics
    Professor: Pineda Franco, Adela
  • Wong, Stephanie
    The Effect of LITAF on Cell Growth and Innate Immunity
    Professor: Luo, Zhijun
  • Wynn, Alexander
    Graphene Strain-based Pressure Sensors
    Professor: Goldberg, Bennett
  • 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