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SERC-URGP and SERC-URGP Plus RECIPIENTS SPRING 2009


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Miraie Wardi Dr. Akkaraju The Effects of Hepatitis C Virus protein NS5A on Apoptosis

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Pradeep Budhathoki Dr. Ryu In vitro selection of peptides that recognize riboswitch conformational changes from combinatorial phage display libraries
Kiran, Butt Dr. Ryu Fluorescence-based riboswitch binding assay as a tool of antibiotic drug discovery and biochemical sensing

Grant Gillaspy

Dr. Annunziata Determination of phase boundary on Enzyme Activity
Kasun Jayarathna Dr. Hanna Synthesis of Bismuth Aryloxides
Anne Pennebaker Dr. Montchamp Inhibitors of Aspartate Transcarbamoylase as Anticancer Compounds
Bimal Pudasini Dr. Annunnziata The solubility of Protein Lysozyme in aqueous salts, protein crystallization, common ion effect and crystal thermodynamics.
Arunendra Saha Ray Dr. Coffer Loading of Active Antimicrobial Compounds into MesoporousSilicon
Fatima Reem Sahyouni Dr. Ryu Biochemical identification of recombinant protein N-acetyltranferase in E. coli

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 (URGP Plus)


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 (URGP Plus)
Nabiha Yousef Dr. Strzhemechny Size Separation of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Merlyn Antony

Dr. Papini

Effects of Early Experiences on Oxytocin Level
Caitlin Bataillon

Dr. Cross

Effects of Different Types of Interactions with Romantic Partner on Oxytocin Level
Shannon Cossio

Dr.Papini

Memory for frustrating event: The effects of inhibiting protein synthesis
Heather Hartigan Dr. Petursdottir Effects of Physical Contact on Resting Cortisol & Positive/Negative Affect (URGP Plus)
Thomas Ramos Dr. Papini Coping with stress: Effects of anxiolytics on behavioral suppression and stress hormones

 


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