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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS FALL 2007


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

David Antonson

Dr. Hartman

A comparison of survivability due to varying dosages of gamma radiation on diploid, triploid, and tetraploid strains of the nematode work Caenorhabditis elegans

Eric Boudreau

Dr. Akkaraju Development of an assay to identify plant-based antivirals which inhibit Hepatitis C virus proteins
Katrina Dorraj Dr. Hartman To determine whether Irgasan-loaded biosilicon possesses time-released properties for possible use in dentrifices
Kelly Greggerson Dr. Misamore Recycling of proteins essential for fertilization in Chlamydomonas
Christina Ta Drs. Couch and Chumchal Detection of mercury in garfish otoliths using a scanning electron microscope

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Saeed Alzghari

Dr. Montchamp The Hirao cross-coupling revisited
Jessica Bracks Dr. Hanna Ligand Synthesis for a Bismuth Aryloxide
Blaine Campbell Dr. Dzyuba Amyloid peptides - antibiotics interactions; implications for Alzheimer's disease
Michael Foster Dr. Ryu The indentification of YebF transporter protein in vivo by photochemical cross-linking
Brett McKnight Dr. Ryu Unnatural amino acid mutagenesis of ecotin to enhance inhibition of thrombin
Brooke Purdon Dr. Richards The synthesis and characteriation of metal arsenate frameworks
Diana Tran Dr. Ryu Directed evolution of leucyl-tRNA synthetase for incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins
Bennett Waxse Dr. Annunziata Preparation of protein-based "microsponges"

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Michael Denkowski

Dr. Hannon

Integrating speech recognition in a smart home environment

Jose Marquez Dr. Sanchez Motion detection for image indentification in a smart home
Sneha Popley Dr. Sanchez ntegrating image recognition in an adaptive intelligent environment
Edward Tran Dr. Ball Evolution of virtual humans with enhanced emotional awareness

ENGINEERING

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Diego Estrada

Dr. Diong

Modeling the dynamic response of direct methanol fuel cells to electric load changes


GEOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Daniel Armstrong

Dr. Busbey

online research guide of the paleontology and stratigraphy of selected Pennsylvanian formation in North Central Texas

Vikiran Kafley Dr. Muttiah Building a 3D printer
David McCleery Dr. Alsleben Testing kinematic fold models using inverted strain estimates from magnetic susceptibility

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Jennifer Hunt
Laura Daugherty

Drs. Hill, Cross, and Purvis

Neurotransmitter levels & nutritional intake among breastfeeding & formula feding mothers


PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Mark Dunleavy

Dr. Strzhemechny

Size separation of zink-oxide nanostrutures through centrifugation

Joaquin Noyola Dr. Miller Revealing the sources of mass concentration and clustering in the expanding universe

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Chloe Corbell

Dr. Boehm

LPS & Aging

Cameron Day

Dr. Boehm

The effects of Chemotherapeutic agents on cognitive function
Nell Maltman
Tram Tran
Drs. Cross, Purvis, and Hill Depression, attachment, neurotransmitter levels & nutritional intake among pregnant mothers who intend and do not intend to breastfeed
Sean Peterson Dr. Boehm The effects of proinflammatory cutokines on PC12 neurite extension and protein synthesis
Mack Slaughter Dr. Boehm Can environmental enrichment diminish lipopolysaccharide-induced cognitive deficits?
Laura Wright Dr. Papini Memory mechanisms in the development of anxiety

 


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