Fall 2013 – Summer 2014 Award Recipients

Fall 2013 Award Recipients

  • Agamov, Alina
    Word Leaning for Children with Autism
    Professor: Sudha Arunachalam
  • Aleman, John
    Aggressive Outdoor Maneuvers for Quad-Copters Using Multi-Rate Sensor Fusion
    Professor: Mac Schwager
  • Almuhairi, Athbah
    The Effect of Abiotic Factors on Anemone Growth and Reproduction
    Professor: Peter Buston
  • Arif, Tanzima
    The Role of Temporal Expectation in Selective Auditory Attention: A Simultaneous Behavioral and Neurophysiological Study
    Professor: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
  • Bancroft, Eric
    Venus Spectral Rocket
    Professor: Ian Cohen
  • Bendre, Hersh
    Protein Expression in Aligned and Mechanically Conditioned Cells for Vascular Tissue Engineering
    Professor: Joyce Wong
  • Bishop, Christopher
    The Role of Scavenger Receptor-class B, Member 1 (SR-BI) and Formyl Peptide Receptor Like 1 Receptor (FPRL-1) on the Serum Amyloid A-mediated Down-regulation of Elastin in Smooth Muscle Cells
    Professor: Barbara Schreiber
  • Bonne-Annee, Rachel
    Midtarsal Break in Human Lineage: Determining the Biomechanical Impact, Relevance of Intraindividual Variation, and Conditions Necessary to Induce Midfoot Mobility
    Professor: Jeremy DeSilva
  • Burns, John
    The Effect of Cholesterol and Ionic Calcium on the Mechanical Properties of Aortic Elastin
    Professor: Katherine Zhang
  • Buyukyuksel, Nedim
    Gediz Basin Mapping & Ceramics Modeling
    Professor: Christina Luke
  • Calderazzo, Samantha
    Evaluating Remyelination Capacity in the Aging Rhesus Money Forebrain
    Professor: Douglas Rosene
  • Carichner, Jessica
    Framing the Roll-Out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Exchanges
    Professor: Keith Ericson
  • Carranza, Monica
    A Critical Analysis of the European Central Bank’s Approach to the Eurozone Crisis
    Professor: Vivien Carranza
  • Case, Julia
    The Influence of Self-Selected Versus Pre-Selected Music on the Psychophysiological Person
    Professor: Victor Coelho
  • Cavounidis, Athena
    A DNasel Hypersensitivity Site as a Potential Site for Mutations Controlling the Expression of the Aldolase B Gene
    Professor: Dean Tolan
  • Chen, Stone
    Influence of Residue-45 on Substrate Specificity of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase Isozymes
    Professor: Dean Tolan
  • Chin, Jason
    The Effects of the Consistency of Adult Models’ Behavior and Speech, and Models’ Ingroup or Outgroup Identity on Children’s Learning of Self-Regulation Strategies
    Professor: Kathleen Corriveau
  • Choi, Grace
    Survey of Thyroid Cancer Providers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior Towards Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
    Professor: Jennifer Rosen
  • Chong, Timothy
    Simulating and Evaluating On-Chip Interconnection Network Topologies on FPGA
    Professor: Ajay Joshi
  • Coburn, Riley
    Effect of Acute Stress on PAC-1 Receptor Levels in the Rat Brain Using Immunochemistry
    Professor: Valentina Sabino
  • Coisman, Brent
    Stabilizing Engineered Human Lymphatic Vessels In Vitro
    Professor: Joe Tien
  • Coleman, Sarah
    Cognitive Priming and Attentional Biases: Contextual Influence on Vigilance to Threat and Negative Affect Cues
    Professor: Michael Otto
  • Cotler, Max
    Single-Cell Analysis of Mammalian Cells Using Microfluidic Devices
    Professor: Ahmad Khalil
  • Crowe, Alice
    A Geochemical Analysis of Evidence for Human Habitation in the Marmara Lake Basin
    Professor: Christina Roosevelt Kuke
  • DiBattista, Adam
    Herding Mobility and Climate Change in Ancient Anatolia
    Professor: John Marston
  • Dickens, Benjamin
    Verifying the Functionality of HCAL Data and Timing Readout Card
    Professor: James Rohlf
  • DiMeo, Amanda
    Does LGBTQ Status Moderate the Association Between Bullying and Depression/Anxiety Among First-Year College Students?
    Professor: Jennifer Green
  • Escobedo, Jorge
    The Study of Faraday Wave Dynamics and 2D Turbulence Excited on the Surface of a Bubble by Acoustic Radiation Pressure at 1G
    Professor: Glynn Holt
  • Favart, Cassandra
    Gratitude as Motivation for Altruistic Behavior
    Professor: Peter Blake
  • Feng, Yi
    Functional Characterization of EGR1 and MEFA2A in Cardiac Muscle
    Professor: Francisco Naya
  • Filiz Yuzbasioglu, Rojda
    Developing the Intervention to Reduce Mental Health and Sexual Health Problems Among Asian-American Woman: Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) Program
    Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm
  • Foster, Andrea
    Determining and Treating Blast Effects of the Brain
    Professor: William Eldred
  • Friedman, Daniel
    Love Wave Phase Velocity in the Upper Atlantic
    Professor: Colleen Dalton
  • Froehlich, Mary
    Optimization of Expression and Purification of Met18 for Yeast Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis
    Professor: Deborah Perlstein
  • Fu, Arthur
    Understanding the Causes of Sounds: Can Young Children Reason About the Origins and Functions of Sounds
    Professor: Deborah Kelemen
  • Gaffney, Michael
    Medicine in the Holocaust
    Professor: Michael Grodin
  • Gelly, Ryan
    Developing High Numerical Aperture, Inverse-Index IRIS
    Professor: Bennett Goldberg
  • Haber, Matthew
    Developing Show-Control Methodologies and Software for Use in Multimedia Live Performance Applications
    Professor: Jon Savage
  • Hands, Gabrielle
    Characterizing Speakers’ Ability to Discriminate Differences in Loudness
    Professor: Cara Stepp
  • He, Qianjing
    Investigation of the Human Placental Microbiome as a Potential Predictor of Preterm Birth
    Professor: Robin Ingalls
  • Hill, Kathryn
    Role of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (Gad1) in the Modulation of GABAergic Neurotransmission
    Professor: Jean-Jacques Soghomonian
  • Him, Robert Ross Tang
    Dash Mobile
    Professor: Devin Mann
  • Iyer, Ayesha
    Macrophage Infiltration in Pre-Diabetic Mice
    Professor: Julia Xu
  • Jorgensen, Janelle
    Relative Activation of Language Areas in Recovering Stroke Brains Based on Calculated Contrast Estimates
    Professor: Swathi Kiran
  • Joshi, Dharati
    Investigation, Analysis, and Synthesis of Synthetic Analogues of [n]Cycloparaphenylenes for Use in Organic Photovoltaic Cells
    Professor: Ramesh Jasti
  • Jung, Justin
    A Digital Broad Bandwidth Frequency-Domain Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy (dDOS) System for Multiplexed Measurements in Turbid Media
    Professor: Darren Roblyer
  • Kadakia, Radhika
    Fatty Acids Induced Insulin Resistance in Rat Skeletal Muscle
    Professor: Ashish Saha
  • Kelly, Meghan
    Antiquity in Ireland: A Digital Humanities Examination of the Classical Allusions in Irish Literature
    Professor: Meg Tyler
  • Koro, Lacin
    KANSL1/Eph/Tau Axis as a Potential Pathogenic Signaling Mechanism in 17q21.31 Microdeletion Syndrome
    Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu
  • Laurence, Jonathan
    American Sign Language, Vocabulary Reference Tool (ASLVRT): A Web-Based Education Resource in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
    Professor: Robert Hoffmeister
  • Lawler, Gerard
    Validation and Modification of the Mars International Referance Ionosphere (MIRI)
    Professor: Michael Mendillo
  • Leahy, Shawn
    Analysis and Effect of the Index on World Market Correlations
    Professor: Dror Kent
  • Lee, Carolyn
    Evolving Minds: Children’s Learning of Inheritance from Picture Books
    Professor: Deborah Kelemen
  • Lesman, Felicia
    Conditions fo Maximize the Conversion of Human White Adipoctyes to Acquire Brown-like Phenotypes
    Professor: Mi-Jeong Lee
  • Lewis, Audrey
    Development of a Comprehensive Rule Engine for Synthetic Biology Designs
    Professor: Douglas Densmore
  • Li, Boey
    Role of UFD1L in the Intravasation of Myc-Driven Leukemia Cells
    Professor: Hui Feng
  • Lombardi, Frank
    Developing a Mechanistic Relationship Between Immunometabolic Complications of Obesity and Breast Cancer in African American Women by Way of Determining Whether BET Inhibitor Uncoupling of Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling and Metformin Diminish Tumor Cell Aggressiveness in Models of Human Breast Cancer
    Professor: Gerald Denis
  • Luque, Luis Barroso
    Multiphysics Modeling of Microbial Fuel Cells
    Professor: Emily Ryan
  • Ma, Brittany
    Circasian Regulation of Adult Neurogensis in Zebrafish
    Professor: Irina Zhdanova
  • Marden, Joshua
    Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Changing Understanding of Number Theory During Classroom Instruction
    Professor: Ziv Feldman
  • Martone, Cara
    An Investigation of the Function of Highly Variable Coloration and Stripe Pattern in the Clown Anemonefish
    Professor: Peter Buston
  • McLaughlin, Deirdre
    Phonological and Lexical Effects in Talker Identification
    Professor: Tyler Perrachione
  • Michener, Nathaniel
    Building and Using Performance Simulation Tools for 3D-Stacked Systems
    Professor: Ayse Coskun
  • Michener, Carolyn
    Diagnosing Voice Disorders Through Atypical Subglottal Pressure Levels
    Professor: Cara Stepp
  • Mullins, Andrew
    ERP Correlates of a New/Old Word Task with Cues
    Professor: Andrew Buson
  • Nathwani, Gina
    Children’s Developmental Understanding of Units
    Professor: Peggy Lee
  • Neumann, Daniel
    Self Cleaning Solar Panels Through Use of Electrodynamic Screen
    Professor: Malay Mazumder
  • Nguyen, Victoria
    Understanding Visuospatial Neglect in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Sandra Neargarder
  • Ocampo, Luisa
    Determining the Effect of Altering Tryptophan Biosynthesis on the Iss1 Mutant Phenotype
    Professor: John Celenza
  • Ogamba, Maureen
    Hip Pain Due to Swayback Posture Because of Body Mass Distribution in Pregnancy
    Professor: Cara Lewis
  • Panja, Aparna
    Defining Cortical Connectivity Maps in Two Attention Networks for Optimal Analyses
    Professor: David Somers
  • Paquette, Elodie
    Medumba Grammar Project
    Professor: Cathy O’Connor
  • Persuit, Jacklyn
    Developing Curricular Noticing in Math Methods Courses
    Professor: Leslie Dietiker
  • Priestley, James
    Exploring the Generation of Episodic Memory Sequences in the Medial Temporal Lobe
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Ramos, Evan
    Plume Capture Through Ridge Migration
    Professor: Paul Hall
  • Reichlen, Jaime
    Fostering Productive Peer Discussions in Algebra
    Professor: William Zahner
  • Roberto, Mark
    Treatment of HCC by Targeting LSF with Small Molecules
    Professor: Ulla Hansen
  • Rodriguez, Frankee Britney
    The Reconstruction of the Australopithecus sediba Birthing Process and its Significance in Understanding Human Pelvic Evolution
    Professor: Jeremy DeSilva
  • Ruggiero, Aria
    Scientific Ideology and Group Cohesion
    Professor: Catherine Harris
  • Saini, Amandeep
    SHMT2: A Novel Gene in Myc-related Tumorigenesis
    Professor: Hui Feng
  • Samkavitz, Anna
    Social Knowledge and Altruism
    Professor: Peter Blake
  • Sengupta, Aditya
    Contributions of the Medial and Lateral Entorhina Cortices to Context-Specific Leaning and Memory
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Shah, Shivem
    Creation of Pre-perfused, Standalone Capillary Networks
    Professor: Joyce Wong
  • Silva, Rhonda
    Association Between Gap Junctions and Tight Junctions in Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Sayon Roy
  • Silva, Aaron
    Intrinsic Circadian Patterns of Food Intake in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
    Professor: Irina Zhdanova
  • Smith, Cassandra
    Visualizing Developmental Gene Expression Through In Situ Hybridizations in the Cnidarians Nematostella vectensis and Edwardsiella lineata
    Professor: John Finnerty
  • Spangler, Benjamin
    Comparing Meteoroid Mass Estimation Models: Differential Ablation Versus Optical Observation
    Professor: Meers Oppenheim
  • Suresh, Sridevi
    Tensor Networks: A Discovery Project
    Professor: Emma Previato
  • Tabattanon, Kamolnat
    Using Optical-Tetrode Microdrive Arrays to Measure the Influence of Cholinergic Regulation on Cognitive/Spatial Maps
    Professor: Xue Han
  • Tanner, Adrian
    Design and Testing of Efficient MEMS Structures
    Professor: James McDaniel
  • Tantzen, Julian
    Entry and Scale in New Markets: Evidence from Renewable Energy
    Professor: Kira Fabrizio
  • Tasillo, Abriana
    New Numerical Methods for Rapidly Evaluating Areas of Intersection in Two and Three Dimensional Space to be Used for Cellular-Spatial Modeling
    Professor: Samuel Isaacson
  • Taylor, Danielle
    Performance on a Strategy Set Shifting Task During Adolescence in a Genetic Model of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Effects of Treatment with Amphetamine
    Professor: Kathleen Kantak
  • Thompson, Rebecca
    Engineering Functional Initial Lymphatics
    Professor: Joe Tien
  • Trost, Katrina
    Islam and Tolerance: Indonesia’s Santri in Comparative Perspective
    Professor: Jeremy Menchik
  • Veetekat, Rahul
    Designing, Building, and Testing Genetic Combinational Logic Gates Towards Streamlining an Automation Workflow
    Professor: Douglas Densmore
  • Vijay, Andrea
    Study of LKB1 – Cardiovascular Medicine
    Professor: Edward Miller
  • Wang, William
    Improved Oil Recovery Via High-Temperature, High Pressure, Crosslinking Diels-Alder Polymer Reactions
    Professor: Mark Grinstaff
  • Weiskittel, Sarah
    Antiquity in Ireland
    Professor: Meg Tyler
  • Wendell, Chloe
    Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Myxopyronin A and Conformationally Restricted Analogs as Inhibitors of Bacterial RNA Polymerase
    Professor: James Panek
  • Wernick, Jeremy
    Family Patterns in Hoarding Disorder
    Professor: Jordana Muroff
  • Wu, Esther
    Legacies of Mass Violence: Evidence from Indonesia’s Transition to the New Order
    Professor: Samuel Bazzi
  • Xu, Wanlu
    Creating a Microfluidic Chip to Detect Counterfeit Drugs in the Developing World
    Professor: Muhammad Zaman
  • Zawacki, Kayleigh
    A Study of the Way Audiences View Contemporary Art and Whether the Addition of Light to Various Mediums Can Better Stimulate Conversation Amongst Viewers About Contemporary Issues
    Professor: Mark Stanley
  • Zhang, Shansi
    BU Satellite – BUSAT2
    Professor: Theodore Fritz
  • Zhen, JingXin
    Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Belts Through Ring-Closing Metatheis
    Professor: Ramesh Jasti

Spring 2014 Award Recipients

  • Adeni, Anika
    Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk: Racial Disparities in an Urban Cohort
    Professor: Jared Magnani
  • Agamov, Alina
    Word Learning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Professor: Sudha Arunachalam
  • Audet, Megan
    Intermolecular [2+2+2] Cobalt (I)-Catalyzed Cyclizations of Bisnitriles in the Formation of Pyrazines and 1,3,5-Triazines for the Preparation of Small Molecule Libraries
    Professor: John Snyder
  • Bala, Vishal
    Imaging of Jets from Accreting Black Holes in Quasars
    Professor: Alan Marscher
  • Bayruns, Courtney
    Ocular Drift Characteristics during Free Viewing and Visual Search
    Professor: Michele Rucci
  • Bendre, Hersh
    Characterization of Aligned and Mechanically Conditioned Cells for Vascular Tissue Engineering
    Professor: Joyce Wong
  • Bishop, Christopher
    The Role of Scavenger Receptor-class B, Member 1 (SR-BI) and Formyl Peptide Receptor Like 1 Receptor (FPRL-1) on the Serum Amyloid A-mediated Down-regulation of Elastin in Smooth Muscle Cells
    Professor: Barbara Schreiber
  • Borucki, Davis
    Development of a Canavanine-based Selection System for Prion Loss
    Professor: Ahmad Khalil
  • Brousseau, Tamarah
    The Interaction of Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus During an Odor-in-Context Task
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Buyukyuksel, Nedim
    Gediz Basin Mapping and Ceramics Modeling Project
    Professor: Christina Luke
  • Carmichael, Alana
    Adult Neurogenesis in the Subventricular Zone of the Aging Rhesus Monkey
    Professor: Douglas Rosene
  • Cavounidis, Athena
    A DNaseI Hypersensitivity Site that Potentially Controls the Expression of the Aldolase B Gene and Harbors Sites for HFI Mutations
    Professor: Dean Tolan
  • Cecchi, Ryan
    The Effect of Macrophage Presence on Chemotherapeutic Efficacy Within a Tumor Model
    Professor: Mark Grinstaff
  • Chapin, Madeline
    Health Technology and Change Lab
    Professor: Devin Mann
  • Chin, Jason
    Effects of Verbal Testimony from Reliable and Unreliable Informants on Children’s Completion of the Change of Location Task
    Professor: Kathleen Corriveau
  • Coburn, Riley
    PACAP-induced Cellular Changes in Stress-sensitive Brain Regions Including the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus and Central Nucleus of the Amygdala
    Professor: Valentina Sabino
  • Coisman, Brent
    Quantifying the Drainage Function of Engineered Human Lymphatic Vessels In Vitro
    Professor: Joe Tien
  • Coles, Paige
    Discovery of Unknown Mutations in the Aldolase B Gene that Cause Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
    Professor: Dean Tolan
  • Crowe, Alice
    Geochemical Analysis of Evidence for Human Habitation in the Marmara Lake Basin
    Professor: Christina Roosevelt
  • Desautels, Jordan
    Confocal Imaging Using Infrared Excitation
    Professor: Alexander Sergienko
  • DiBattista, Adam
    A Combined Strontium/Neodymium Isotope Analysis Approach to Ancient Anatol Transhumance
    Professor: John Marston
  • Espinoza, Daniel
    Kyoto Digital Mapping Project
    Professor: Sarah Frederick
  • Foster, Andrea
    Determining and Treating Blast Effects on the Brain
    Professor: William Eldred
  • Froehlich, Mary
    Optimization of Expression and Purification of Met18 for Yeast Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis
    Professor: Deborah Perlstein
  • Gaffney, Michael
    Medicine During the Holocaust
    Professor: Michael Grodin
  • Gale-Day, Zachary
    Synthesis of Unnatural Terpenoids
    Professor: John Snyder
  • Gao, Xiao
    Changes in Spine Morphology Following Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury
    Professor: William Eldred
  • Gertsenshteyn, Inna
    Endoscopic Time-of-Flight Positron Emission Tomography and Ultrasound (EndoTOFPET-US) Project
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Gummadi, Nina
    Perspectives on Advanced Directives from People Living with Disabilities
    Professor: Suzanne Mitchell
  • Habibi, Akram
    The Formation of Transparent and Dense Lu2O3 Disc Targets via Hot Pressing
    Professor: Vinod Sarin
  • Hall, Zachary
    Designing HiJak
    Professor: Philip Muirhead
  • Hammond, Julie
    The Interaction of Copper Ions with Biological Compounds
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Hamre, Celeste
    Strong Families Strong Forces
    Professor: Ellen DeVoe
  • Hands, Gabrielle
    The Perception of Speech Loudness by Healthy and Voice Disordered Humans
    Professor: Cara Stepp
  • Hasan, Fareesa
    Investigating the Developmental Evolution of Parasitism in the Sea Anemone Edwardsiella lineata Using In Situ Hybridization
    Professor: John Finnerty
  • Hill, Kathryn
    Role of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (Gad1) in Behaviors and GABAergic Synaptic Plasticity
    Professor: Jean-Jacques Soghomonian
  • Hoffer-Schaefer, Theodor
    Boston University Student Satellite for Applications and Training
    Professor: Theodore Fritz
  • Hok, Rosanna
    Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) Program; Developing an Intervention to Promote Asian Pacific Islander Women’s Sexual and Mental Health
    Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm
  • Homburger, Sally
    Parental Influences on Emotions
    Professor: Stacey Doan
  • Huang, Joanne
    Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Resolution of Sepsis-induced Cardiomyopathy
    Professor: Ion Hobai
  • Ji, Sophina
    Wound Healing and Scarification: A Study of Proteoglycans and the Extracellular Matrix
    Professor: Vickery Trinkaus-Randall
  • Jones, Natalie
    Characterization of CDGSH Family Proteins: Insight into Iron-Sulfur Cluster Protein Function and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET)
    Professor: Sean Elliott
  • Kageorge, Logan
    Detecting Positronium with Crystal Calorimetry for AEGIS
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Kelley, Jan
    The Role of Prosodic Voice Quality in Sentence Processing
    Professor: Tyler Perrachione
  • Kelly, Meghan
    Antiquity in Ireland: A Digital Humanities Examination of Classical Allusions in Irish Literature
    Professor: Meg Tyler
  • Kenny, Connor
    MIR-200 Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition and Drug Resistance in  KRas-Dependent Lung Cancers
    Professor: Anurag Singh
  • Kimszal, Joanna
    RNA Binding Proteins and in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Benjamin Wolozin
  • Kithes, Alexander
    SOM (Solid-Oxide Oxygen-Ion-Conducting Membrane) Process for Electrolysis of Metals and Alloys from their Oxides – Dysprosium Production
    Professor: Uday Pal
  • Koro, Lacin
    KANSL1/Eph/Tau Axis as a Potential Pathogenic Signaling Mechanism in 17q21.31 Microdeletion Syndrome
    Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu
  • Landry, Breanna
    Fidelity Adherence Among Project TEAM Facilitators
    Professor: Jessica Kramer
  • Lawler, Gerard
    Expanding and Developing the Mars International Reference Ionosphere (MIRI)
    Professor: Michael Mendillo
  • Leahy, Shawn
    Analysis of the Effect of the Index on World Market Correlations
    Professor: Dror Kenett
  • LeSavage, Bauer
    Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype and Associated Protein Expression for Aligned vs. Un-Aligned Cell Sheets in Congenital Heart Defect Applications
    Professor: Joyce Wong
  • Lesman, Felicia
    Characterization of Metabolic and Endocrine Phenotype of Optimally “Britened” Human White Adipocyte
    Professor: Mi-Jeong Lee
  • Lewis, Audrey
    Implementing a Rule Engine Interface upon a Synthetic Biology Data Set
    Professor: Douglas Densmore
  • Licata, Courtney
    The Tragedy of Being Human: A Collaborative Project Involving Creative Writing and Visual Arts
    Professor: Hugh O’Donnell
  • Lin, Kai Ying
    Protein NMR Spectroscopy-Mediated Analysis of the Mechanism of eIF2B Inhibition by Phosphorylated eIF2α
    Professor: Assen Marintchev
  • Linehan, Ryan
    Optimization of Double Phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers
    Professor: Ed Kearns
  • Liu, Cindy
    Contributions of Perirhinal Cortex to Context-Specific Learning and Memory
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Lo, Justine
    Evaluating Dietary Effect on Phagocytosis Capability of Lymphocytes
    Professor: Xuemei Zhong
  • Lombardi, Frank
    Developing a Mechanistic Relationship Between Immunometabolic Complications of Obesity and Breast Cancer in African American Women by Way of Determining Whether BET Inhibitor Uncoupling of Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling and Metformin Diminish Tumor Cell Aggressiveness in Models of Human Breast Cancer
    Professor: Gerald Denis
  • Maloney, Samantha
    Copyright and the Profitability of Authorship
    Professor: Megan MacGarvie
  • Mannix, Kevin
    Efficient Phonetic Learning: Accelerating English Language Proficiency Skill
    Professor: Devin Kearns
  • Marden, Joshua
    Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Changing Understanding of Number Theory During Classroom Instruction
    Professor: Ziv Feldman
  • Martone, Cara
    An Investigation of the Function of Highly Variable Coloration and Stripe Pattern in the Clown Anemonefish Amphiprion percula
    Professor: Peter Buston
  • McCormick, Michael
    A Path Forward with Iran: How the US Can Get It Right with the Islamic Republic
    Professor: James Wallace
  • McIntyre, Matthew
    Improving Learning Outcomes Through Active-learning in Introductory Biology
    Professor: Kathryn Spilios
  • Melnik, Anna
    Production and Investigation of Constitutively Active and Dominant Negative Activin Receptor-like Kinase 3
    Professor: Francisco Naya
  • Mencio, Chelsea
    Developing and Implementing a Codebook for Team-based Analysis of Active Duty Soldiers’ Intrusive Thoughts
    Professor: Jilliam Shipherd
  • Michener, Carolyn
    Diagnosing Voice Disorders through Atypical Subglottal Pressure Levels
    Professor: Cara Stepp
  • Michener, Nathaniel
    Developing a Method for Modeling 3D-stacked Logic and DRAM Using Gem5 and DRAMSim2
    Professor: Ayse Coskun
  • Mohamed, Ayah
    Evaluation of the Effects of the Minor Tobacco Alkaloids Nornicotine, Anabasine, and Anatabine on Mild Nicotine Withdrawal
    Professor: S. Barak Caine
  • Nguyen, Victoria
    Deficient Dynamic Spatial Attention in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Alice Cronin-Golomb
  • O’Neill, Kathryn
    Leukemia Inhibitory Factor’s Signaling Pathway in Cancer Cachexia
    Professor: Susan Kandarian
  • Palitz, Lauren
    Developing the Framework for a Database of Lung Cancer Biomarkers
    Professor: Kee Chan
  • Panja, Aparna
    Defining Cortical Connectivity Maps in Two Attention Networks for Optimal Analyses
    Professor: David Somers
  • Pannem, Sanjana
    Novel Hemoglobin-containing Tissue-mimicking Optical Phantoms for Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy (DOS).
    Professor:  Darren Roblyer
  • Rahman, Rehana
    The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Body Mass Index: A Pilot Study
    Professor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Roman, Conrad
    Characterization of Produced Positronium in the AEgIS Experiment
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Schwarzer, Cody
    Natural Product Remodeling of Abundant Terpenes to Terpenoid Alkaloids via an Ozonolysis/Aminocyclization Sequence
    Professor: John Snyder
  • Shah, Malisha
    A Comprehensive History on Religion and Medicine in America
    Professor: Anthony Petro
  • Shaw, Mariah
    Quantifying Coral Erosion and Accretion to Determine Benefits of No Take Marine Protected Areas in the Itacolmis Reefs
    Professor: Les Kaufman
  • Singer, Emily
    A Team-Based Approach to Coding Intrusive Thoughts of Active Duty Soldiers
    Professor: Jillian Shipherd
  • Smith, Caroline
    An Examination and an Analysis of the Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Angola in a Post-revolutionary Period
    Professor: Linda Heywood
  • Smith, Taylor
    Developing a Traveling Exhibition for Senegalese Artist Yelimane Fall
    Professor: Cynthia Becker
  • Stahl, Joseph
    An Embedding Theorem for Belian Categories
    Professor: Ryan Grady
  • Steele, Avery
    Does Expertise Trump Explanation Quality?”: Children Prefer to Learn from an Expert Despite the Quality of their Explanations
    Professor: Kathleen Corriveau
  • Stockrahm, Alex
    Seifert Surfaces: A Topological Approach to Characterizing Electric and Magnetic Fields with Focus on Applications in Computational Electromagnetics
    Professor: Robert Kotiuga
  • Stone, Steven
    Enantioselective Synthesis of Parabromine Hydroxamate via Kinetic Resolution
    Professor: John Porco
  • Suresh, Sridevi
    Simplifying the Chinese Postman Problem
    Professor: Emma Previato
  • Tanner, Adrian
    Design and Testing of Efficient Vibrating MEMS Structures
    Professor: James McDaniel
  • Taylor, Danielle
    Performance on a Strategy Set Shifting Task During Adolescence in a Genetic Model of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Effects of Treatment with Amphetamine
    Professor: Kathleen Kantak
  • Taylor, Jeffrey
    Identification of the Signaling Network Mediating Engulfment in the Drosophila melanogaster Ovary
    Professor: Kim McCall
  • Thompson, Rebecca
    Developing Functional Lymphatic Microvasculture in Engineered Scaffolds
    Professor: Joe Tien
  • Traub, Carina
    Relationships Between Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Siblings
    Professor: Zachary Rossetti
  • Trost, Katrina
    Studies of Indonesian and Muslim Tolerance
    Professor: Jeremy Menchik
  • Tung, Joanna (Tze Yu)
    Decipher the Mechanism of the Anti-aging and Neuroprotective Protein Klotho Effects on CNS Myelination In Vitro
    Professor: Carmela Abraham
  • Vaccarelli, Kaitlyn
    Task-Dependent Temporal and Spatial Firing in the Hippocampus
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Vartanyan, Phillip
    The Role of PVN Neuronal Activity in Response to Acute and Chronic Sodium Challenges in Conscious Rats Lacking CNS Gαi2 Proteins: A Novel Player in the Pathogenesis of Salt-sensitive Hypertension
    Professor: Richard Wainford
  • Washburn, Alexis
    Genetic Basis of Compulsive Eating and Food Reward in a Reduced Complexity Cross
    Professor: Camron Bryant
  • Webster, Ryan
    Classification of DNA Binding and Cofactor Recruitment of Liver X Receptor
    Professor: Trevor Siggers
  • Wendell, Chloe
    Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Myxopyronin A and Conformationally Restricted Analogs as Inhibitors of Bacterial RNA Polymerase
    Professor: James Panek
  • Wernick, Jeremy
    Smartphone Support for Latinos with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
    Professor: Jordana Muroff
  • Wheatley, Francis
    Development of a User Interface and Flow Cytometry Analytics for Genetic Construct Functional Verification
    Professor: Douglas Densmore
  • Wong, Frank
    In Vivo Engineering of Novel Plant Defense Compounds Derived from Tryptophan
    Professor: John Celenza
  • Xu, Wanlu
    PharmaCheck: Substandard Medicines Detection in Resource-limited Areas
    Professor: Muhammad Zaman
  • Young, Karl
    Efficient Marketplaces? An analysis of Health Insurance Markets and Exchanges During the Initial Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    Professor: Keith Ericson
  • Yuzbasioglu, Rojda
    Developing the Intervention to Reduce Mental Health and Sexual Health Problems Among Asian-American Women: Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) Program
    Professor: Hyeouk Chris Hahm
  • Zettler, Bethany
    High-Glucose Induced Mitochondrial Changes in Rat Muller Cells and their Contribution to Diabetic Retinopathy
    Professor: Sayon Roy
  • Zhang, Ying
    Furthering Mathematical Study of Drug Delivery Modeling by Superposing Heart Activity Model
    Professor: Emma Previato

Summer 2014 Award Recipients

  • Adams, Tara
    High Resolution Imaging of Oil/Water and Nanoparticle Flow in Rock
    Professor: Bennett Goldberg
  • Adams, John
    Molecular Mechanisms of Pregnenolone Sulfate Induced Synaptic and Neuronal Plasticity
    Professor: Vidhya Kumaresan
  • Adeni, Annika
    Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk: Racial Disparities in an Urban Cohort
    Professor: Jared Magnani
  • Alpagut, Emre
    Nutritional Analysis of Fallback Foods of Orangutans
    Professor: Cheryl Knott
  • Alshanbayeva, Anar
    A Class Room-based Molecular Research Project: Characterization of the Minimal Transactivation Domain of the Sea Anemone NF-kB Transcription Factor
    Professor: Thomas Gilmore
  • Anderson, Naomi 
    CHILDES Follow-up and Question-Explanation Study
    Professor: Kathleen Corriveau
  • Armenta, Paul
    The Role of GSK-3 in PI3K Survival Signaling in Human Glioblastoma
    Professor: Geoffrey Cooper
  • Auketayeva, Laura 
    Vilnius and Odessa During the World War II: The Relationship Between Resistance and Violent Repression
    Professor: Jonathan Zatlin
  • Awtry, Jake 
    Determination of the Mechanism of Antiviral Activity of Hsp90 in Vesicular Stomatitis Virus
    Professor: John Connor
  • Ayuso, Selene 
    A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Pilot Clinical Trial on Evaluation of Bone Volume After Extractions With and Without Bone Grafting
    Professor: Serge Dibart
  • Barbagallo, Nathan 
    Yeats International Summer Program
    Professor: Meg Tyler
  • Barrow, Tyler 
    Effects of Climate Change Across Seasons on Soil Efflux of Greenhouse Gases from a Northern Hardwood Forest
    Professor: Pamela Templer
  • Basu, Neeraj 
    MEMs Beam Steering
    Professor: David Bishop
  • Becker, Elizabeth 
    Bit-parallel Methods Using SIMD Instructions to Improve DNA Alignment Algorithms
    Professor: Gary Benson
  • Behzadi, Fernanda 
    Characterizing the Function of ROR1 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
    Professor: Kenneth Walsh
  • Bishop, Christopher 
    The Role of Scavenger Receptor-class B, Member 1 (SR-BI), Formyl Peptide Receptor Like 1 Receptor (FPRL-1) and Toll-like Receptor 2 (TLR2) on Serum Amyloid A-mediated Smooth Muscle Cell Gene Expression
    Professor: Barbara Schreiber
  • Boland, Nelson 
    Vascularizing Capillary-sized Channels
    Professor: Joe Tien
  • Booras, Anna 
    Verification of New Metrics for Measure of Solubility and Functionality of Alpha-helical Meta-poly(phenylene ethylene) Foldamers
     Professor: Binyomin Abrams
  • Borchardt, Marisa 
    Caries Severity and QOL in Underserved Populations
    Professor: Raffi Miller
  • Borucki, Davis
    Development of a Drug-Based Dual Selection System for Loss of the PSI Prion in S. cerevisiae
    Professor: Ahmad Khalil
  • Boule, Katherine 
    Natural Product Remodeling: Conversion of Abundant Natural Terpenes to Terpenoid Alkaloids
    Professor: John Snyder
  • Bragdon, Callen 
    Creating Dual-Drug Inducible Recombinases to Improve Adoptive T-cell Therapy
    Professor: Wilson Wong
  • Brown, Claire 
    Development of an Assessment to Provide Feedback to Instructors About Students’ Emotional and Social Needs
    Professor: Jennifer Green
  • Bruce, Margaret 
    Social Odor Responses in Sharks, the Smooth Dogfish, Mustelus canis
    Professor: Jelle Atema
  • Buchanan, Anyssa 
    DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Mobile Application iOS Developer
    Professor: Devin Mann
  • Buckley, Michaela 
    The Role of Giver and Receiver Identification in the Development of Altruism
    Professor: Peter Blake
  • Bufe, Lauren
    Histone Deacetylase Inhibition in Mouse Models of Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis
    Professor: George Kasotakis
  • Burns, John 
    Hydration Effects on the Function of Aortic Elastin
    Professor: Katherine Zhang
  • Carter, Nicole 
    Glycan Recognition and the Role of Innate Immunity in the Initiation and Breakdown of Cnidarian-Dinoflagellate Symbioses
    Professor: Thomas Gilmore
  • Catalano, Katrina 
    An Investigation of Larval Swimming Capability: Critical and Sustained Swimming Speeds of Elacatinus lori
    Professor: Jelle Atema
  • Cattley, Catherine 
    Neighborhood Level Analysis of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Incidence in Boston
    Professor: Caroline Genco
  • Cavounidis, Athena 
    A DNaseI Hypersensitivity Site that Potentially Controls the Expression of the Aldolase B Gene and Harbors Sites for HFI Mutations
    Professor: Dean Tolan
  • Cecchi, Ryan 
    Modelling a Clinical Biopsy with an Embedded Spheroid Model
    Professor: Mark Grinstaff
  • Chapasko, Zachary 
    Building an Automated Workflow for Design and Analysis of Synthetic Genetic Circuits
    Professor: Douglas Densmore
  • Chaudhry, Tarik 
    Perspectives on Advanced Directives from People Living with Disabilities
    Professor: Suzanne Mitchell
  • Chee, Youngbae 
    Discovering the IspH Mechanism
    Professor: Pinghua Liu
  • Chen, Howard 
    Ohmic Dissipation as an External Energy Source in Strongly Irradiated Sub-Jovian Planets
    Professor: Philip Muirhead
  • Chen, Stone 
    Influence of Residue-45 on Substrate Specificity of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase Isozymes
    Professor: Dean Tolan
  • Chin, Jason 
    The Effects of Minimal Social Presence on Executive Functioning in Children With and Without a Developed Theory of Mind
    Professor: Kathleen Corriveau
  • Christianson, James 
    Close-Range User Authentication from Hand Gestures Using a Kinect 2 Camera
    Professor: Prakash Ishwar
  • Cincotta, Steven 
    Effect of Transient Nkx2-1 Expression During the Directed Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells to Lung/Thyroid Progenitor Cells
    Professor: Laertis Oikonomou
  • Cohen, Steven 
    Rare Earth Element Purification with Lanthanide-Binding Tags
    Professor: Karen Allen
  • Cohen, Madeleine 
    Exploring the Links Between Child Autonomy, Parental Control, and School Readiness in 3-Year-olds
    Professor: Kimberly Saudino
  • Coleman, Benjamin 
    The Effect of Aerobic Fitness on Pattern Separation and Memory
    Professor: Karin Schon
  • Conneely, Danielle 
    How Does the Absence of the Protein CDP138 Trigger the Development of Obesity and Increase the Chance for the Onset of Type II Diabetes?
    Professor: Zhen Jiang
  • Cooper, Olivia 
    Functional Characterization of Egr1 and MEF2A in Cardiac Muscle
    Professor: Francisco Naya
  • Covarrubias, Gil 
    Characterization of an Engineered Lymphatic Valve
    Professor: Joe Tien
  • Criss, Tamara 
    Quantification of Plant Metabolite Pools Using Chemical Analogs of Tryptophan
    Professor: John Celenza
  • Davidson, Ashley 
    From Corruption to Constitution: Transformation in Kenyan Governance from Independence to the Present, 1963-2014
    Professor: Timothy Longman
  • Dearborn, Victoria 
    Carbon Dynamics Following Land-Use Change Across an Urbanization Gradient
    Professor: Lucy Hutyra
  • Desai, Pooja
    Determining the Effects of EZH2/PRC2 loss-of-function on Murine Lung Stem/Progenitor Cells Using Cre-Lox Recombination and Small Molecule Inhibition
    Professor: Carla Kim
  • Dickens, Benjamin 
    Modeling Ecological Dynamics Using Spin-Glass Model
    Professor: Pankaj Mehta
  • Doctor, Danielle 
    Using Optogenetics to Inhibit Accessory Olfactory System Responses to Female Pheromones in Male Mice
    Professor: Michael Baum
  • Dunton, Eric 
    Artifact: Accessible Deployment of Custom Programming Languages
    Professor: Andrei Lapeta
  • Eiduson, Rose 
    Characterization of the Role of the α-Arrestin ARRDC3 in Placental Invasion
    Professor: Wendy Kuohung
  • Fan, Shiheng 
    Continuation of Previous Research with an Emphasis in Cycloaddition of Iminium Ions onto Allenyl Silanes
    Professor: James Panek
  • Fan, Sharon 
    Circadian Rhythm Influence on Neurogenesis Cell Cycle Phases on Zebrafish
    Professor: Irina Zhdanova
  • Feddern, Megan 
    Nutrient Availability and Trophic Mapping of Key Prey Species in the Gulf of Maine
    Professor: Les Kaufman
  • Ferritto, James 
    The Effect of Water Flow on Spawning Habitat Selection and Reproductive Success of the Sponge Dwelling Neon Goby, Elacatinus lori
    Professor: Jelle Atema
  • Fischler, Gabrielle 
    Liberian Education Fund Documentary
    Professor: Sam Kauffman
  • Fishman, Julie 
    Yeast Transformation with Sea Urchin SLC Gene to Observe Sulfate Transportation
    Professor: Cynthia Bradham
  • French, Maya 
    Liberian Education Fund Documentary
    Professor: Sam Kauffman
  • Gai, Remi 
    Study of Immune Complexes with the C-terminal Peptide Analysis Technique
    Professor: Paul Monach
  • Galletti, Lance 
    Developing the Necessity Theory in Higher Dimensional Analysis Through Random Walk and Quantum Mechanics
    Professor: Emma Previato
  • Gardner, Evan 
    Synthesis of a Fluorinated Copper (II) Complex for Potential Functionalization of 2-Phenylpyridine
    Professor: Linda Doerrer
  • Garvin, Carson
    The Effects of Service Dogs on Balance and Gait when Used as Assistive Devices for the Mobility Impaired
    Professor: Cara Lewis
  • Gelly, Ryan 
    Detection and Characterization of Nanoparticles with High Numerical Aperture, Inverse-Index IRIS
    Professor: Bennett Goldberg
  • George, Keith 
    Understanding Cancer Metastasis Through Microfludics
    Professor: Joyce Wong
  • Gikas, Kathryn 
    Distraction Osteogenesis Using Prx1 Strain to Track Progenitor Cells in Bone
    Professor: Elise Morgan
  • Goloshchapov, Mikhail 
    Bacterial Identification via Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticle Arrays
    Professor: Bjorn Reinhard
  • Gomez, Victoria 
    An fMRI Study of Cognitive Changes Associated with Aging
    Professor: Karin Schon
  • Gramigna, Kathryn 
    The Effects of Diverse Schooling Approaches on the Development of Critical Consciousness in Urban Adolescents
    Professor: Scott Seider
  • Guttieres, Donovan 
    Exploring the Role of SIRT2 in Tubulin Stability Seen in Alzheimer Disease and Co-regulation of Neuronal Degeneration Between SIRT2, NFTs, and A-ß Plaques
    Professor: Hengye, Man
  • Habib, Corey 
    Investigating the Role of the Macrophage Receptor Croquemort in the Engulfment of Dying Cells in the Drosophila Ovary
    Professor: Kim McCall
  • Habibi, Akram 
    The Formation of Transparent and Dense Lu2O3 Doped with 5% Eu2O3 Disc Targets via Hot Pressing
    Professor: Vinod Sarin
  • Hadyniak, Sarah 
    Voltage Differences Along the Axes of the Developing Sea Urchin Embryo
    Professor: Cynthia Bradham
  • Hall, Zachary 
    Designing HiJack
    Professor: Philip Muirhead
  • Hamre, Celeste 
    Strong Families Strong Forces
    Professor: Ellen DeVoe
  • Heubeck, Alexander 
    Mechanisms of Mitochondrial DNA Inflammation Following Abdominal Sepsis in a CLP Model
    Professor: Bedabrata Sarkar
  • Hoang, Tru 
    Confocal Single Particle Tracking Techniques for Structural Studies of Fibronectin
    Professor: Sean Andersson
  • Hsueh, Irene 
    The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Body Mass Index: A Pilot Study
    Professor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Huang, Joanne 
    Oxidation of Cysteine-674 of SERCA and its Role in the Resolution of Sepsis-induced Myocardiopathy
    Professor: Ion Hobai
  • Huynh, Kelly 
    Purification and Characterization of Gallus gallus Phosphoethanolamine/phosphocholine Phosphatase, PHOSPHO1, and Gallus gallus Pyridoxal Phosphatase, PHOSPHO2
    Professor: Karen Allen
  • Impastato, Anna 
    Gallium (III) Cyclization of 1,6-Diynes and the Synthesis of New Small Molecule Libraries
    Professor: John Snyder
  • Jain, Nikita 
    Neuroimaging of Virchow-Robin Spaces
    Professor: Sudha Seshadri
  • Jasinski, Sonja 
    Parent and Child Executive Functioning
    Professor: Amanda Tarullo
  • Johnson, Holly 
    The Targeting of G-protein Pathway Suppressor 2 (GPS2) in the Cell and the Role of GPS2 in the Regulation of the Pro-Inflammatory Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFα) Pathway
    Professor: Valentina Perissi
  • Jones, Nahdia 
    Neural Activity in Medial Prefrontal Neural Ensembles During Context-guided Object Association
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Joseph, Kathleen 
    Identification of Hyperpronators in a Human Population
    Professor: Jeremy DeSilva
  • Kageorge, Logan 
    Measuring the Creation and Lifetime of Metastable Antiprotonic Lithium States
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Kalff, Emma 
    The Art of Wonder: How Context Influences Our Perceptions of Art
    Professor: Japonica Brown-Saracino
  • Kendler, Allison 
    Analysis and Mapping of the Certifcate Authority Ecosystem
    Professor: Sharon Goldberg
  • Kim, Jonathan 
    BodyLogin: An Interactive User Authentication Application
    Professor: Janusz Konrad
  • Knox, Ryan 
    Global Insulin Market: Opportunities and Challenges to Promote Equitable Access to Affordable Insulin
    Professor: Veronika Wirtz
  • Kontor, Akuah 
    Characterizing the Function of the Gtl2-Dio3 Long Non-Coding RNA in Skeletal Muscle Cells
    Professor: Francisco Naya
  • Kopp, Zachary 
    Word Learning and Retention in Non-Social Settings in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Professor: Sudha Arunachalam
  • Koro, Lacin 
    KANSL1/Eph/Tau Axis as a Potential Pathogenic Signaling Mechanism in 17q21.31 Microdeletion Syndrome
    Professor: Tsuneya Ikezu
  • Kosteva, Kathryn 
    Stem Cell Markers and Wolbachia Fecundity Effects in Culex Pipien Oogenesis
    Professor: Horacio Frydman
  • Krishfield, Suzanne 
    An Assessment of the Number of Older Adults Residing in Assisted Living Facilities Who Convert to Dental Patients Following an Oral Health Screening – A Pilot Study
    Professor: Paula Friedman
  • Kusi, Jeanette 
    Regulation of AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) in Adipose Tissue of Morbidly Obese Humans
    Professor: Julia Xiu
  • Lacki, Olga 
    Casein Kinase 1 Isoform Expression in the Neurocircuitry of Drug-Sensitive Mice
    Professor: Camron Bryant
  • Lamoureux, Bethany 
    Ultrafast H2 and D2 Rotational Raman Responses in Near Critical CO2: An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Anisotropic Solvation Dynamics
    Professor: Lawrence Ziegler
  • Lane, Annie 
    Data Center Power Regulation Modeling
    Professor: Ayse Coskun
  • Lavrentyev, Ivan 
    CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST)
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Lawler, Gerard 
    Expanding the Mars International Reference Ionosphere (MIRI) with Total Electron Content (TEC) Predictions
    Professor: Michael Mendillo
  • Lawson, Emily 
    Entrenched Conflict in Senegal: The Lived Experience
    Professor: Joanna Davidson
  • Lawson, Benjamin 
    Do Tests of Object Recognition Algorithms in Virtual Environments Predict Success In the Real World?
    Professor: Massimilano Versace
  • Leary, Meghan 
    Demethylation of Pro-apoptotic Imprinted Gene ARHI and its Transcriptional Regulation in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Cells
    Professor: Sibaji Sarkar
  • Lee, Melissa 
    Regulation of Neuronal Development by KIAA2022
    Professor: Hengye Man
  • Leib, Rachel 
    Disambiguating Circumstances Between Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus in Similar Elements
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Leikin, Hannah 
    Transitional European Architecture and Culture: Imperialism All the Way to Globalization
    Professor: Clifford Backman
  • Lesman, Felicia 
    Characterization of Metabolic and Endocrine Phenotype of Optimally “Britened” Human White Adipocyte
    Professor: Mii-Jeong Lee
  • Lewis, Kathleen 
    Designing, Building, and Testing Genetic Devices
    Professor: Traci Haddock
  • Levit, Valerie
    Biological Motion Perception in Parkinson’s Disease
    Professor: Sandra Neargarder
  • Li, Boey 
    The Role of UFD1L in the Intravasation of MYC-driven Lymphoma Cells
    Professor: Hui Feng
  • Lin, Kai Ying 
    Analysis of the Mechanisms of eIF2B Inhibition by Phosphorylated eIF2α with Protein NMR
    Professor: Assen Marintchev
  • Linehan, Ryan 
    Pion Interactions in Liquid Argon
    Professor: Ed Kearns
  • Liu, Sharon
    Synthesis of Natural Product Scaffolds Through Biomimetic Cyclizations
    Professor: Aaron Beeler
  • Liu, Jingjiang 
    Electrospinning of Nanofiber
    Professor: Michael Gevelber
  •  Liu, Cindy 
    Hippocampal Neuronal Activity Following Reversible Inactivation of Lateral Entorhinal Cortex
    Professor: Howard Eichenbaum
  • Lombardi, Frank 
    Developing a Mechanistic Relationship Between Immunometabolic Complications of Obesity and Breast Cancer in African American Women by Way of Determining Whether BET Inhibitor Uncoupling of Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling and Metformin Diminish Tumor Cell Aggressiveness in Models of Human Breast Cancer
    Professor: Gerald Denis
  • Ly, Amy 
    Natural Product Remodeling: Conversion of Nopol into an Alkaloid-Type Library of Compounds for Biological Screening
    Professor: John Snyder
  • Maciejko, Laura 
    Demonstrating the Target Specificity of Factor Quinolinone Inhibitors by Cellular Thermal Shift Assay
    Professor: Scott Schaus
  • MacKenzie, Danny 
    Investigation of Inosine in Cortical Reorganization After Ischemic Stroke
    Professor: Tara Moore
  • Mahmood, Taymiah 
    The Role of Obesity in Modulating Infection
    Professor: Salomon Amar
  • Maloney, Samantha 
    Copyright Law of British Literature from 1800-1830
    Professor: Megan MacGarvie
  • Martinez, Paul 
    Religious Upbringing and Orientation and Well-Being in Bisexual Individuals
    Professor: Andrea Mercurio
  • Martone, Cara 
    An Investigation of the Function of Conspicuous Coloration and Stripe Pattern in the Clown Anemonefish Amphiprion percula
    Professor: Peter Buston
  • May, Brian 
    Meta-Analysis of the Effects on Children and Families Living with a Veteran Suffering from PTSD
    Professor: Martha Thompson
  • McGuire, Courtney 
    Evolving Minds: Children’s Group-based Learning of Natural Selection from Picture Books
    Professor: Deborah Keleman
  • McKeon, John 
    The Effects of Copyright Protection on the Production of Derivative Works: Evidence from Revived Copyright
    Professor: Megan MacGarvie
  • McLaughlin, Dierdre 
    Phonological and Lexical Effects in Talker Identification
    Professor: Tyler Perrachione
  • McNellis, Risa 
    Effects of Climate Change on Foliar Nitrogen and Rates of Photosynthesis by Maple Saplings
    Professor: Pamela Templer
  • Miao, Kevin 
    Phonic Word Web Application
    Professor: Devin Kearns
  • Miller, Gregg 
    The Persistence of Response Bias Shifts in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
    Professor: Andrew Budson
  • Miller, Leah 
    Predictiveness of Mother Stress Factors on Infant Cortisol Levels
    Professor: Amanda Tarullo
  • Miller, Erin
    The Clauberg Experiments and IWitness Testimonies: Medicine in the Holocaust
    Professor: Michael Grodin
  • Millington, Taylor 
    The Association Between Parental Positivity and Prosocial Behavior in 3-Year-Old Children
    Professor: Kimberly Saudino
  • Misnick, Emily 
    Ionic Current Through Graphene Nanopores
    Professor: Joseph Bunch
  • Mitko, Annette 
    Analysis of Constant Therapy iPad Treatment Patient Data
    Professor: Swathi Kiran
  • Mitsock, Emily 
    Improving Prosthodontic Cement through Application of the Petasis Reaction
    Professor: Scott Schaus
  • Moskowitz, Nora 
    The Genetic Architecture of Mimetic Wing Pattern Variation in Butterflies
    Professor: Sean Mullen
  • Muralidhar, Varsha
    Role of Sfrp5 and Wnt5A in Fat Tissue
    Professor: Kenneth Walsh
  • Myers, Morgan 
    Metal-Catalyzed Intramolecular Couplings to Extend Cycloparaphenylenes
    Professor: Ramesh Jasti
  • Naowarojna, Nathchar 
    Mechanistic Study of C-S Bond Formation Catalyzed by Non-heme Iron Enzymes in Ergothioneine Biosynthesis
    Professor: Pinghua Liu
  • Narala, Bhavya 
    Drug Discrimination Testing in Rats Using Nicotine Withdrawal Tactics
    Professor: S. Barak Caine
  • Nguyen Minh-Thuy 
    Kras-Dependent Regulation of Non-Coding RNAs in Lung Cancer Cells
    Professor: Anurag Singh
  • Obershelp, John 
    Calcium Isotopic Response to Disturbances at Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire:  Acidification, Deforestation, and Recovery
    Professor: Andrew Kurtz
  • Ortega, Denise 
    A Statistical Design of Experiments Tool for Combinatorial Genetic Design in Synthetic Biology
    Professor: Swapnil Bhatia
  • Pacheco, Alan 
    Designing, Building, and Testing Genetic Devices
    Professor: Traci Haddock
  • Parrack, Paige
    A Role of c-Cbl in Colorectal Cancer
    Professor: Vipul Chitalia
  • Patel, Shama 
    Understanding the Neurobiological Effects of Blast Induced Brain Injuries Using C57BL6 Mice
    Professor: William Eldred
  • Pellegrini, William 
    High Fat Diet-Induced Differentiation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Bone Marrow
    Professor: Qiong Lin
  • Penzias, Rebecca 
    A Critical Analysis of Transgender Healthcare and Medical Authority in Emergency Medicine
    Professor: Catherine Connell
  • Perez Arias, Sonia Mercedes
    Development of Otic Mechanoreception: Are Ears the Snake-attack Sensor Mediating Escape-hatching of Red-eyed Treefrog Embryos?
    Professor: Karen Warkentin
  • Pina, Tre 
    Fags or Thugs?: Navigating the Linguistic Borderlands Between AAVE and Gay Speech
    Professor: Daniel Erker
  • Premasiri, Alan 
    Using Feedback to Shift AD Patient’s Liberal Response Bias
    Professor: Andrew Budson
  • Pyles, Cynthia 
    SERS as a Tool for Metabolic Studies
    Professor: Lawrence Ziegler
  • Ramos, Evan 
    Garnet Geochronology of Subduction Zone Lithologies in Syros, Greece
    Professor: Ethan Baxter
  • Raskin, Alanna 
    Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO)
    Professor: Lauren Wise
  • Rauch, Simone 
    Activated Complex Formation of the RET Receptor and Crosstalk with VEGF2
    Professor: Adrian Whitty
  • Rice, Katie 
    A Poetry of Criticism
    Professor: Herbert Golder
  • Richter, Meredith 
    Importance of the Process
    Professor: Ellen DeVoe
  • Roberto, Mark 
    Investigating the Role of the Transcription Factor LSF Activation and Repression Domains on Cell Cycle Regulation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells
    Professor: Ulla Hansen
  • Romo Corrales, José
    Role of PACAP (Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-activating Receptor-1) in Ethanol Self-Administration
    Professor: Valentina Sabino
  • Rosenfeld, Luke 
    Probability Distributions and the Black – Scholes Formula for Modeling Stocks and American Call Options
    Professor: Emma Previato
  • Rosin, Guy 
    Measuring Decay of Exotic Nuclei
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Rubin, Shanon 
    Computer Simulations of Time-Varying Perturbations in Magnetic Systems
    Professor: Anders Sandvik
  • Ryan, Emma 
    Effect of Dual Inhibition of PI3K and GSK-3 on Increased Cell Death in Colon Cancer Cells
    Professor: Geoffrey Cooper
  • Sahoo, Shrinjoy 
    A Software Tool for Constrained Combinatorial Design and Visualization of Genetic Constructs in Synthetic Biology
    Professor: Swapnil Bhatia
  • Saint Germain, Maya 
    Speech Emphasis Through Suppression of Noise Pollution
    Professor: Syed Hamid Nawab
  • Samborski, Ann Ming 
    Development and Testing of the Clutter Image Rating Application (App)
    Professor: Jordana Muroff
  • Schmidt, Eric 
    Quantitative Image Analysis of Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Professor: William Eldred
  • Secor, Maxim 
    The Study of Gas Hydrate Formation with Large Hydrocarbons as Guest Molecules using Enhanced Sampling
    Professor: Tom Keyes
  • Shah, Shivem 
    Creation of Pre-perfused, Standalone & Geometrically Controlled Capillary Networks
    Professor: Joyce Wong
  • Sharma, Kshitij 
    Dissecting the Structural Basis of Trimeric G Protein Activation by a Non-Receptor Protein
    Professor: Mikel Garcia-Marcos
  • Shaw, Mariah 
    Quantifying Coral Erosion and Accretion in the Itacolomis Reefs Using Aerial Image Analysis
    Professor: Les Kaufman
  • Shelofsky, Joshua
    Development of Contrast-Enhanced CT Imaging for Assessing Cartilage Biochemical and Biomechanical Properties in the Metacarpal Phalangeal Joint
    Professor: Mark Grinstaff
  • Shetty, Syona 
    Investigation of Pregnenolone Sulfate-induced Neuroplasticity
    Professor: David Farb
  • Shi, Dean 
    Power Optimization and Development of Power Policies on Mobile Devices
    Professor: Ayse Coskun
  • Shin, Nami 
    Reconstructing Bronze Age Agriculture at Kaymakçı, Western Turkey
    Professor: John Marston
  • Shternberg, Stephanie 
    Investigation of the Structure-Function Relationship in a Predicted Cytochrome c Peroxidase
    Professor: Sean Elliott
  • Shukla, Prachi 
    Identification of the Serine Phosphorylation Sites in Interferon Regulatory Factor 5 (IRF5) Required for IRF5 Activation Downstream of Toll-like Receptor Signaling
    Professor: Ian Rifkin
  • Sinatra, Vincent
    Cell Death, Phagocytosis and Glia: Investigating Connections to Neurodegeneration
    Professor: Kim McCall
  • Smith, Gabriella 
    Harmonia Axyridis: the Behavioral and Genetic Secret to Success
    Professor: Sean Mullen
  • Smith, Lindsay 
    Utilizing the Predator-prey Relationship Between Seabirds such as the Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) and the Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and Sand Lance (Ammodytes dubius) in the Gulf of Maine as an Indicator for Changes in Ecosystem Service Production and Tradeoffs
    Professor: Les Kaufman
  • Somayaji, Hrishikesh 
    Analyzing the Photocatalytic Behavior of Plasmonic Nanoparticles
    Professor: Bjorn Reinhard
  • Spindelman, Kyle 
    Research and Development for the CLIC Vertex Detector
    Professor: Lawrence Sulak
  • Stefanowski, Paulina 
    Pathways Involving Frontal Cortices and the Amygdala
    Professor: Helen Barbas
  • Stockrahm, Alex 
    Seifert Surfaces: A Topological Approach to Characterizing Electric and Magnetic Fields with Focus on Applications in Computational Electromagnetics
    Professor: Robert Kotiuga
  • Sudit, Bella 
    Regulation of AMP-activated Protein Kinase by Nutritional Variation in Skeletal Muscle
    Professor: Ashish Saha
  • Sukumar, Shiran 
    Massachusetts Open Cloud
    Professor: Orran Krieger
  • Sundermier, Danielle 
    Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension (DASH) Mobile App Pilot
    Professor: Lisa Quintiliani
  • Taylor, Danielle 
    Adolescent Amphetamine Treatment in a Rodent Model of ADHD: Effects on Cocaine Abuse Risk During Adulthood
    Professor: Kathleen Kantak
  • Tepe, Justin 
    Architecture of White Matter Below the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Children with Autism
    Professor: Vasileios Zikopoulos
  • Thompson, Rebecca 
    Creating Functional Lymphatics in Engineered Tissues
    Professor: Joe Tien
  • Tobin, Molly 
    Assessing the Risk of Household Contamination with Bacterial Pathogens from Backyard Poultry Production in the Metro-Boston Area
    Professor: Jessica Leibler
  • Trainor, Andrew 
    Abnormal Internet Route Detection and Visualization
    Professor: Sharon Goldberg
  • Trinh, Julian 
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    Professor: Joshua Semeter
  • Tsang Min Ching, Jean-Marc Fan Chung
    Using Optogenetics to Elucidate the Role of Cholinergic Signaling in Selective Attention and Learning.
    Professor: Xue Han
  • Tung, Joanna (Tze Yu) 
    Decipher the Mechanism of the Anti-aging and Neuroprotective Protein Klotho Effects on CNS Myelination In Vitro and Ex Vivo
    Professor: Carmela Abraham
  • Tyminski, Camila 
    Characterization of the CLASP2-Dab1 Interaction Associated with Neuronal Development
    Professor: Angela Ho
  • Vessel, Kathryn 
    Establishing an Auxin-Induced-Degron System to Induce Degradation of LSF in HepG3 Cells
    Professor: Ulla Hansen
  • Vijay, Andrea 
    The Effect of Metabolic Modulation on Intact Cardiomyocyte Mitochondrial Membrane Potential
    Professor: Edward Miller
  • Wang, William 
    The Effects of Rho and Rac Activity on Cell Migration Within Three-dimensional Fibril Networks
    Professor: Christopher Chen
  • Waxman, Hannah 
    Development of Central Input and Processing Regions of the Insect Olfactory System and its Behavioral Effects in the Ant Pheidole dentata
    Professor: James Traniello
  • Weddell, Cecilia 
    Intellectuals and the Global Cinematic Imagination of “Mexico in Revolution”
    Professor: Adela Pineda Franco
  • Welch, Michaela 
    Mechanisms of Pathogenesis in Muscular Dystrophies
    Professor: Jeffrey Miller
  • Williamson, Patrick 
    UTI Diagnostics
    Professor: Lawrence Ziegler
  • Wolberg, Adam 
    Secretion of a Foreign Cellulase from an E. coli Cell
    Professor: Daniel Segre
  • Wong, Linda 
    An Investigation of the Heritability of Personality Traits in Social Animals
    Professor: Peter Buston
  • Woo, Nicole 
    Effects of Arch Height on Adult Step Length During Time-sensitive Walking
    Professor: Simone Gill
  • Xia, Pu 
    Effects of Arch Height on the Ability to Walk Across Obstacles
    Professor: Simone Gill
  • Xu, Jia (Jeannie) 
    Morphological Changes Associated with Significant Reduction in Active Areas of Aqueous Outflow in Human Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
    Professor: Haiyan Gong
  • Xu, Wanlu 
    Detection for Substandard Tuberculosis Medication in Resource-limited Areas
    Professor: Muhammad Zaman
  • Young, Karl 
    Efficient Marketplaces? An analysis of Health Insurance Markets and Exchanges During the Initial Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    Professor: Keith Ericson
  • Yung, Jennifer 
    The Effects of Diverse Schooling Approaches on the Development of Critical Consciousness in Urban Adolescents
    Professor: Scott Seider
  • Yung, Linda 
    The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Body Mass Index: A Pilot Study
    Professor: Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Zambrano, Mateo 
    Investigation of Pregnenolone Sulfate as a Possible Therapeutic for Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    Professor: David Farb
  • Zeng, Ziqing 
    Effects of the American Job Creations Act of 2004 on Innovation of U.S. Multinational Corporations
    Professor: Lei Li
  • Zhang, Ying 
    A New Numerical Method and Algorithm Incorporating Crowding and Spatio-Temporal Correlations in Cell Signaling Modeling
    Professor: Samuel Isaacson
  • Zhen, JingXin 
    Facile Synthesis and Reactivity of Substituted Heterocycles
    Professor: Ramesh Jasti
  • Zinzuwadia, Shuchi 
    Ultrasound-Enhanced Diffusion of a Cationic Contrast Agent into Human Articular Cartilage
    Professor: Mark Grinstaff