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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS SPRING 2013 - Additional awards will be listed as we receive requested information from the applicants.


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Brock Boren Dr. Chumley The role and implications of Eph receptors EphB1 and EphB3 in Alzheimer's disease
Tanner Campbell Dr. Williams Genetic characterization of a new population of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Crested
Toad
Ceci Canelos Dr. Chumley The effects of ibuprofen administration after lipopolysaccharide injections in prevention of cognitive dysfunction and alleviation of central accumulation of amyloid-beta
Manoj Chelvanambi Dr. Akkaraju Screenin of plant extracts to identify drugs against hepatitis C virus
Sharon Fronk Dr. Williams Diet determination of Texas horned lizards through fecal DNA analysis
Thomas Parnell Dr. Chumley Changes in expression of Alzheimer's disease-related heat schock proteins following inflammation
Christine Riddle Dr. Chumley The effects of EphB1 and EphB3 proteins on amyloid-beta plaque formation and the progression of Alzheimer's disease
Tanner Robertson Dr. Chumley The role NR4A family proteins in the memory enhancement seen in Alzheimer's disease mouse models treated with Rolipram
Jenelle Salisbury Dr. Chumley Steroidal anti-inflammatories and their role in the progression of Alzheimer's disease
Elizabeth St. Laurent Dr. Misamore Role of cytoskeleton in early development of the quagga mussel Dreissena bugensis
Nancy Wareing Dr. Akkaraju Anti-inflammatory effect of Curcumin on human embryonic kidney cells

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Travis Hayden

Dr. Green Analysis of antioxidant activity for N-heterocycles, and further development of their synthesis and characterization
Barrington Hwang Dr. Annunziata Effect of polymers on porphyrin physical chemical properties
Hunter Scarborough Dr. Green Immobilization studies of ferrocene based biosensors
Matt Sherman Dr. Ryu Genetic selection of the synthetic riboswitch for sarcosine

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Nick Capurso Drs. Payne and Ma

Handheld device based obstacle sensing and recognition system for the visually impaired


ENGINEERING

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Justin Grutzner Dr. Kiani

Solar powered water pump

Austin Sharp Dr. Weis Temperature compensation of null signal bias
drift of low cost MEMS gyroscopes

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Eric Davis Dr. Strzhemechny Photoluminescence and surface photovoltage studies of zinc oxide nanorods grown on a zinc foil substrate by direct etching

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Renate Beck Dr. Cox

The language of death: The effects of mortality salience on language style matching

Danielle Clark Dr. Boehm The effects of an adenosine A2A receptor agonist on the production of amyloid-beta in the hippocampus following peripheral inflammation
Caitlin Garber Dr. Ekas

The Psychological factors affecting the relationship between perceived parental empathy & empathic actions in parents of children with autism

Linley Garofalo Dr. Ekas Assessment of emotional, social, and academic success during the college transition based on prior schooling
Ryan Gessouroun Dr. Boehm The effects of peripheral administration of Poly I:C on learning and memory in a water T-maze
Brandon Grant Dr. Papini

Effects of testosterone on consummatory successive positive contrast

Elizabeth Johnson Dr. Boehm Diets with soy based proteins leads to a decreased
inflammatory response as compared to diets with animal based proteins
Laurie Meguro Dr. Boehm 7,8-DHF as a protective agent against LPS-Induced sickness behaviors and depression
Katherine Rodriguez Dr. Boehm Cytokines will negatively alter dendritic growth and
hippocampal development
Caleb St. Laurent Dr. Boehm Effects of minocycline on cognitive function and burrowing behavior in adult mice
Trevor Swanson Dr. Cox The influence of sexualized breast cancer campaigns on the evaluation of, and behavior towards, breast cancer

SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Brooke Long Dr. Busbey

Morphological diagensis of Pennsylvanian Crinoid columnals in mud hostrock based on SEM studies

 


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