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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS FALL 2008


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Cory Leach Dr. Williams Origin and founder population size of the invasive swamphen in Everglades National Park, FL
Komitige Hashanthi Perera Dr. Misamore Quantification of gamete activation during fertilization in Chlamydomonas
Karin Ruiz-Roehrs Dr. Williams Locating the source of the Invasive Brazilian peppertree

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Pradeep Budhathoki Dr. Ryu Modulation of the anti-thrombin activity of ecotin with
unnatural amino acids
Arunendra Saha Ray Dr. Ryu Identification of the protein secretion pathways in E. coli.
Fatima Reem Sahyouni Dr. Ryu Genetic Incorporation of Fluorescent Amino Acids into Proteins

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

José Carlos Márquez-Hernández Dr. Sanchez

Physical Computing and Face Identification for the Smart Home


GEOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Clayton Winkler

Dr. Hanson

Formation of an Ancient Basaltic Vent in Big Bend National Park, West Texas: Implications
for Explosive Behavior During Eruption of Basaltic Lava Fields


PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Pankaj Kumar Dr. Strzhemechny Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Optically Active Infrared Transitions in Pristine and Doped
ZnO Crystals
Belle Marco Dr. Strzhemechny Size Separation & Analysis of Zinc Oxide Nanopowders

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Morgan Albert

Dr. Papini

The Effects of D-cycloserine on Escape from on Loss Induced Anxiety
Heather Hartigan

Dr. Cross

Effects of Physical Contact on Resting Cortisol & Positive/Negative Affect
Meredith Jantzen

Dr.Petursdottir

The Effects of Collateral Response Training on Children’s Acquisition of Foreign-Language
Vocabulary Words
Derek Matthies Dr. Petursdottir Analyzing Failures of Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing to Establish Speech-Sound Preferences
James Miller Dr. Barth Effects of Chronic Cocaine Use on Self-Control Behavior
Nathan Mitchell Dr. Barth Does Peripheral Activation of the Immune System Affect Aspartame-Induced Memory Deficits in Rats?
Mark Munns Dr. Boehm

Chronic Antidepressant Treatment Protects Memory, Central BDNF Expression, and Neurogenesis after Repeated Lipopolysaccharide Administration]

Greg Repasky Dr. Barth Ethical Decision-Making in College Students
Brighton Richie Dr. Boehm Endotoxin Tolerance and Memory Consolidation
J. Mack Slaughter Jr. Dr. Boehm Environmental Enrichment, Cognition, and Neurogenesis
Jessica Swanson Dr. Boehm Effects of cytokines on GAP-43 and synapsin-1 expression in PC12 cells: an in vitro model

 


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