2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Grant Winners

 

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Grant Winners!

 

Maxwell Abner (School of Communication, Performance Studies), “Updating the Kentucky Folk Music Archive”

Faculty Sponsor: Paul Edwards, Performance Studies

 

Henri Adams (Medill School of Journalism, Journalism), “Harlem in Flux”

Faculty Sponsor: Stephan Garnett, Medill Faculty

 

Ananya Agrawal (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry), "Thiolated Polymers to Capture Au(I)ions

Faculty Sponsor: SonBinh Nguyen, Chemistry

 

Aubrey Aikens (Bienen School of Music, Opera Voice Performance), "A Study in Melbourne's Live Music Scene"

Faculty Sponsor: Linda Garton, Studens Affairs Music

 

Kori Alston (School of Communication, Theatre), "Red Hook and Its Previous Performances"

Faculty Sponsor: Paul Edwards, Performance Studies

 

Nicholas Ambruz (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Integrated Science Program; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Mathematics), "Quantifying Seismic-Wave Arrival Errors"

Faculty Sponsor: Suzan Lee, Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

Elise Ammondson (School of Communication, Theatre; Creative Writing; Minor in Dance), "Identities Performing in the Street"

Faculty Sponsor: Rachel Webster, English

 

Eric Anderson (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Materials Science; Physics), “Flexoelectricity in GdScO3”

Faculty Sponsor: Laurence Marks, Materials Science

 

Nigel Anderson (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Developmental Function of Engrailed-1"

Faculty Sponsor: Rajeshwar Awatramani, Neurology

 

Megan Anderson (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry; German), "SNA Cellular Activation Study"

Faculty Sponsor: Chad Mirkin, Chemistry

 

Ashley Antony (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology), "Sentence Comprehension in Broca?s aphasi"

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Mack, School of Communication

 

Imogene Asa (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Environmental Science (Undeclared)), "Biogeography of P. glabra"

Faculty Sponsor: Thorsten Lumbsch, Integrative Research Center

 

Gabriela Ashenafi (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience; Biology), "Neural Oscillations; Learning and Memory"

Faculty Sponsor: Ken Paller, Department of Psychology

 

Basmah Azmi (NU in Qatar, Communications), "Culture and British Pakistanis in UK"

Faculty Sponsor: Abraham Abusharif, Journalism

 

Katherine Bae (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Emotions in Marriages"

Faculty Sponsor: Claudia Haase, SESP

 

Alejandro Banuelos (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, African American Studies), "Chicanafuturisms"

Faculty Sponsor: Nitasha Sharma, African American Studies

 

Besim Becoja (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Proteasome Function and Life Extension"

Faculty Sponsor: Ravi Allada, Neurobiology

 

Molly Benedict (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Middle East North African Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies), "Formation of Gay Identities in Amman"

Faculty Sponsor: Ayca Alemdaroglu, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

 

Sarah Benton (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry), "Barium-Containing Ceramic Glazes"

Faculty Sponsor: Frederick Northrup, Chemistry

 

Sarah Bier (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry; Biological Sciences), "Nematode-Isopod Phoresy"

Faculty Sponsor: Erik Andersen, Molecular Biosciences

 

Kassandra Blanchard (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Social Interactions of Male Mice"

Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Bozza, Department of Neurobiology

 

Devin Bopp (Bienen School of Music, Music Theory), "Sing It Again: Melodic Salience and Perf"

Faculty Sponsor: Mark Butler, Music Theory and Cognition

 

Sophie Brauer (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry), "Ion Exchange Lithium Extraction (ISEN)"

Faculty Sponsor: Kimberly Gray, Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Gavin Brehm (Bienen School of Music, Trumpet Performance), "Psychoacoustics Relating to Timbre"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Sullivan, Bienen School of Music

 

Annie Brennen (School of Communication; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Theatre; Biology), "Comedy and the Femaile Gaze"

Faculty Sponsor: John Haas, Theatre Department

 

Mackenzie Broderick (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, English), "Exploring Irish Folklore"

Faculty Sponsor: Shauna Seliy, Creative Writing

 

Lucia Brunel (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering), "Gradient Copolymer Nanovehicles"

Faculty Sponsor: John Torkelson, Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Sarah Bruyere (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, History; Gender Studies), "Coming Out"

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Pearson, History

 

Megan Burton (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering), "Analysis of Phosphatase Activity"

Faculty Sponsor: Milan Mrksich, BME

 

Melissa Calica (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Centrifucation of Homogeneous Nanostars"

Faculty Sponsor: Teri Odom, Chemistry

 

Katie Cavanaugh (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology; Spanish (minor); Creative Writing (minor)), "Shadowed Spanish Female Poets"

Faculty Sponsor: Reginald Gibbons, English; Classics; Spanish and Portuguese

 

Arjuna Chatrathi (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering), "ALFF for Estimating Grey Matter Voxels"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Hurley, Neurology

 

Tuofei Chen (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Electrical Engineering), "Visual SLAM for Micro Aerial Vehicle"

Faculty Sponsor: Aggelos Katsaggelos, Electrical Engineering

 

Chen Chen (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Optimizing hiPSC-CM Cardiotoxicity Model"

Faculty Sponsor: Paul Burridge, Pharmacology; Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Jon Chen (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering; Integrated Science Program), "Xenon Scintillation"

Faculty Sponsor: Carl Dahl, Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

Andrew Cheng (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology; Sociology), "MIAT Expression in Cardiac Stem Cells"

Faculty Sponsor: Gangjian Qin, Cardiology

 

Brian Cheng (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Implications of Sarcopenia on EVAR"

Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Hoel, Vascular Surgery

 

Eric Cheung (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Clock PPP Genes in DR Lifespan Extension"

Faculty Sponsor: Ravi Allada, Neurobiology

 

Zer Chia (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry), "Monitoring Dopamine Receptor Status"

Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Meade, Chemistry

 

Shane Choi (Bienen School of Music; McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering; Vocal Performance), "Acoustics and Timbre of Sound"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Sullivan, Bienen School of Music

 

Kimberly Chow (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science), "Chinatown Patient Navigator Project"

Faculty Sponsor: Melissa Simon, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Michaella Cipriani (Bienen School of Music; McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering; Vocal Performance), "Figaro Was a Revolutionary"

Faculty Sponsor: Richard Boldrey, Music (Voice and Opera)

 

Jason Clark (School of Communication, Theatre), "Development Opportunities Research"

Faculty Sponsor: Laura Schellhardt, School of Communication

 

Emily Comstock (School of Education and Social Policy, Social Policy; Gender and Sexuality Studies), "Craner for Courage: A Case Study"

Faculty Sponsor: Charles Yarnoff, Writing Program; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

 

Rachel Conley (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "The Assessment of Neural Regeneration"

Faculty Sponsor: Claus-Peter Richter, Otolaryngology

 

Lisette Corbin (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences and Science in Human Culture), "Hedgehog & Induced Starvation Response"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Holmgren, Molecular Biosciences

 

Trent Cwiok (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, ISP; Computer Science), "Neutron Bubble Nucleation Conditions"

Faculty Sponsor: Carl Dahl, Physica and Astronomy

 

Payton Danner (Bienen School of Music; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, English Literature & Saxophone Performance), "W.H. Auden and The Magic Flute"

Faculty Sponsor: Susannah Gottlieb, English; Comparative Literary Studies

 

Louis Danowsky (Bienen School of Music, Jazz Studies (Saxophone)), "Louis Danowsky/Sam Wolsk Jazz Orchestra"

Faculty Sponsor: Victor Goines, Jazz Studies

 

Alex Dashman (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry), "FLPAsymmetricHydrogenationCatalysis"

Faculty Sponsor: Karl Scheidt, Chemistry

 

Phillip Davis (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Religious Studies; Economics), "Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Orsi, Religious Studies

 

Anne Debertin (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Human Biological Anthropology and Neurobiology), "Effect of Dietary Fat on BAT Activiry"

Faculty Sponsor: William Leonard, Anthropology

 

Selina Deiparine (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology), "C. elegans chemotaxis to Isopods"

Faculty Sponsor: Erik Andersen, Molecular Biosciences

 

Amanda Demopoulos (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Industrial Engineering; Economics), "Alleviating Patient Anxiety"

Faculty Sponsor: David Swenson, Department of Diagnostic Imaging

 

Yue Deng (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Biological Methane Oxidation"

Faculty Sponsor: Amy Rosenzweig, Molecular Biosciences

 

Helen Deng (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology), "Kinesin-5 in Modified Drosophila Neurons"

Faculty Sponsor: Vladimir Gelfand, Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Isaac Doppenberg (School of Education and Social Policy, Social Policy and Economics), "Case Study of Twin Cities Somali Student"

Faculty Sponsor: Simone Ispa-Landa, Human Development and Social Policy

 

Esteban Doyle (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Civil Engineering), "Analysis of US Light Rail Transit"

Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Schofer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Gia Eapen (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Cognitive Science), "Effect of Accented Speech on Health Info"

Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Goldrick, Linguistics

 

Amy Eisenstein (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, History), "Singaporean Perceptions of American Film"

Faculty Sponsor: Wen-Qing Ngoei, History

 

Grant Everly (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, English), "State Corrections v. Non-Profits"

Faculty Sponsor: Heather Schoenfeld, Legal Studies/Human Development & Social Policy

 

Allison Falduto (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Materials Science and Engineering), "Crystallization of a-IGO Thin Films"

Faculty Sponsor: Michael Bedzyk, Materials Science and Engineering

 

Isabel Fan (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Astrocytes in Parkinson's Disease"

Faculty Sponsor: Savio Chan, Physiology in Feinberg Medical School

 

Tiffany Fang (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Racial and Ethnic Difference in Youth"

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Tackett, Psychology

 

Maria Fantozzi (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, History), "THe Catholis Parish Versus Hull House"

Faculty Sponsor: Geraldo Cadava, History

 

Adam Farsheed (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering), "Loading 3D Printed Stent into Catheter"

Faculty Sponsor: Cheng Sun, Mechanical Engineering

 

Shara Feit (School of Communication, Theatre), "Dramitizing Jewish Women's Gap Year Experiences"

Faculty Sponsor: Gina Disalvo, Theatre

 

Ryan Franks (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Materials Science and Engineering; Integrated Science Program), "Simulating Nanoparticle Assembly"

Faculty Sponsor: Erik Luijten, Materials Science and Engineering

 

Jordan Friedman (Medill School of Journalism; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Journalism; Science in Human Culture), "Journalism; Multimedia Reporting"

Faculty Sponsor: Abigail Foerstner, Journalism

 

Rebecca Fudge (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Investigation of Notch Ligand/Receptor I"

Faculty Sponsor: Kelly Mayo, Molecular Biosciences

 

Jing Gao (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences (concentration in Cell Biology & Physiology), "Cyclic Diguanylate in Biofilm Formation"

Faculty Sponsor: Mark Mandel, Microbiology-Immunology

 

Samuel Garcia (Bienen School of Music, Voice Performance; Asian Languages and Cultures (Chinese track); Mathematics), "Tonality and Melody in Chinese Art Song"

Faculty Sponsor: Sunny Langton, Voice and Opera

 

Isabella Gau (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "The Role of Hrd1 and Smad7"

Faculty Sponsor: Deyu Fang, Pathology

 

Scott Gerson (School of Education and Social Policy, Human Development and Psychological Services), "Go as Inclusive for Disabilities"

Faculty Sponsor: Steven Zecker, Communication Sciences and Disorders

 

Gabrielle Gillow (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Isolating Sleep Circuits in Drosophila"

Faculty Sponsor: Ravi Allada, Neurobiology

 

Sara Gnolek (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, ISP; BME), "Oligomeric Structure of PIV5 SH protein"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Lamb, Molecular Biosciences

 

Caroline Grant (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Executive Function & Emotion Regulation"

Faculty Sponsor: Robin Nusslock, Psychology

 

Allison Grenen (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Environmental Science), "Ecological Significance of Vacant Lots"

Faculty Sponsor: Patricia Beddows, Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

Daniela Guerrero (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, English), "Cuban American Experience"

Faculty Sponsor: John Cutler, English

 

Francesco Guerrieri (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Economics), "Community Development in Evanston"

Faculty Sponsor: Craig Rawlings, Sociology

 

Jared Gupta (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy), "Dark Matter Detection Error Control"

Faculty Sponsor: Carl Dahl, Physics and Astronomy

 

Monica Ha (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Undeclared), "Statistical Analysis of Seismic Waves"

Faculty Sponsor: Suzan Lee, Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

Jennifer Halpern (School of Communication; School of Education and Social Policy, Human Development and Psychological Services), "Psychologically Impacted by Injury"

Faculty Sponsor: Lilah Shapiro, SESP

 

Jacquelyn Harning (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Temperature Preferences of Drosophila"

Faculty Sponsor: Marco Gallio, Neurobiology

 

Celia Hauw (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Neural Correlates of Communication"

Faculty Sponsor: Sandra Waxman, Psychology

 

Celestine He (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Undeclared), "AgRP/POMC neurons"

Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Bass, Division of Endocrinology

 

Jake Heggestad (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Chemical Engineering), "Cell-free Metabolic Engineering"

Faculty Sponsor: Michael Jewett, Chemical Engineering

 

Ann Ho (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, English), "Grace Nichols's Children's Poetry"

Faculty Sponsor: Evan Mwangi, English

 

Linnea Hodge (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Art History), "Northwest Coast Indian Art Exhibition"

Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Graziose, Art History

 

Brandon Hou (Bienen School of Music, Music and Statistics), "Characterization of Novel Allele of GALT"

Faculty Sponsor: Judith Fridovich-Keil

 

John Hruska (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Integrated Science Program; Economics), "Hopper Granular Dynamics of Density"

Faculty Sponsor: Richard Lueptow, Mechanical Engineering

 

Yue Hu (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics), "Staffing and Control of Contact Centers"

Faculty Sponsor: Ohad Perry, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

 

Nicholas Hug (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Endocannabinoid Molecular Sex Difference"

Faculty Sponsor: Catherine Woolley, Department of Neurobiology

 

Justine Hung (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology), "Role of CAMPs in Y. pestis Proliferation"

Faculty Sponsor: Wyndham Lathem, Microbiology-Immunology

 

Su Hwang (School of Education and Social Policy, Human Development and Psychological Services), "Public Healthcare in Germany"

Faculty Sponsor: Galya Ruffer, Department of Political Science

 

Megan Imundo (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Gender Differences in Priorities"

Faculty Sponsor: Renee Engeln, Psychology

 

Brennan Jackson (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering), "Knee Moment Feedback for Gait Retraining"

Faculty Sponsor: Keith Gordon, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

 

Kyujin Jang (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Materials Science and Engineering), "Self-assemby of PMI in Hydrogel"

Faculty Sponsor: Samuel Stupp, Materials Science and Engineering

 

Irene Jiang (School of Communication, Radio/TV/Film; Middle East and North African Studies), "Following Sze Mei"

Faculty Sponsor: John Sniadecki, Radio/TV/Film

 

Naomi Johnson (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, History), "Asian-American Women in the ACJ"

Faculty Sponsor: Henry Binford, History

 

Josette Kamel (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience; Biology), "Characterization of Abeta Oligomers"

Faculty Sponsor: William Klein, Neurobiology

 

Aaron Karp (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science; Music Theory), "Non-Visual Audio Production Interfaces"

Faculty Sponsor: Bryan Pardo, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Finote Kelemu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Plant Biology; Environmental Sciences), "Cirsium pitcheri Germination"

Faculty Sponsor: Patricia Vitt, Plant Science and Conservation

 

Imran Khan (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Undeclared), "Using Immune Cells to Cure Tumors"

Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Leonard, Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Andrew Kittleson (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Depression and Reward Processing"

Faculty Sponsor: Robin Nusslock, Psychology

 

Tyler Kramlich (Bienen School of Music, Composition; Chemical Engineering), "Western Influence on Lanna Music"

Faculty Sponsor: Christopher Mercer, Music Composition

 

Greg Krzywicki (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry; Biology with concentration in Biochemistry & Biophysics), "Enantioselective Aza-Michael Additions"

Faculty Sponsor: Karl Scheidt, Chemistry

 

Vatsala Kumar (School of Communication, Dance; English Literature), "Literary Analysis of Dance Memoir"

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Manning, English

 

Ian Kuo (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Clock Control Through Endocrine Cycles"

Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Bass, Division of Endocrinology

 

Wan Kwok (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Paths to Mania"

Faculty Sponsor: Robin Nusslock, Psychology; Neurobiology

 

Matthew Lam (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology with concentration in Biochemistry; Psychology), "Active Site of a Ras-Cleaving Peptidase"

Faculty Sponsor: Karla Satchell, Microbiology-Immunology

 

Hayley Landman (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies), "Environmental Injustice in Bridgeton; MO"

Faculty Sponsor: Kevin Boyle, History

 

Wooyoung Lee (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Economics; Political Science), "Cost of Minimum Wage vs. EITC"

Faculty Sponsor: Lee Lockwood, Economics

 

Katherine Lee (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry and Creative Writing), "Sn3Bil9 as a Photovoltaic Material"

Faculty Sponsor: Mercouri Kanatzidis, Chemistry

 

Dahyun Lee (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, Psychology), "PRL-1 in Circadian Clocks of Drosophila"

Faculty Sponsor: Ravi Allada, Neurobiology

 

Christina Lee (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering), "Post-Stroke Female Muscle Response"

Faculty Sponsor: Yasin Dhaher, Biomedical Engineering

 

Conor Lee-Smith (School of Communication, Biology), "5OS Ribosomal Proteins & Zn Homeostasis"

Faculty Sponsor: Thomas O'Halloran, Biology

 

Wesley Levers (Bienen School of Music; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Music Composition; Comparative Literary Studies), "Muzak"

Faculty Sponsor: Hans Thomalla, Music Composition and Music Technology

 

Karolina Leziak (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Undecided), "Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity and hiPSC-CMs"

Faculty Sponsor: Paul Burridge, Pharmacology

 

Zachary Li (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Reducing Hypomanic Impulses Using tDCS"

Faculty Sponsor: Robin Nusslock, Department of Psychology

 

Angela Lin (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS); Middle East North African Studies), "Opinions Toward Refugees in Jordan"

Faculty Sponsor: Jason Seawright, Political Science

 

Christine Liu (Bienen School of Music; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience; Viola Performance), "Unveiling Hidden Hearing Loss"

Faculty Sponsor: Nina Kraus, Communication Sciences and Disorder

 

Jennifer Liu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology and Psychology), "Development of RA in HUPO-0401 Mice"

Faculty Sponsor: Qi-Quan Huang, Rheumatology Division; Feinberg

 

Mengtan Liu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry; Environmental Science), "UiO-67 Design for As(III) Capture"

Faculty Sponsor: SonBinh Nguyen, Chemistry

 

Patrick Liu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology; Psychology; Global Health minor), "Temperature and Cardiovascular Disease"

Faculty Sponsor: Qinghua Sun, Department of Molecular Biosciences

 

Yunhao Liu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Economics), "Study on Emma & Dream of the Red Chamber"

Faculty Sponsor: Christopher Lane, English

 

Josiah Lopez-Wild (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy), "Modal Time"

Faculty Sponsor: Fabrizio Cariani, Philosophy

 

Jacqueline Lunsford (School of Communication; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology; Communication Studies; Cognitive Science minor), "Yoga in America vs. in India"

Faculty Sponsor: Katherine Dugan, Religious Studies

 

Colin Lynch (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Integrated Science Program (ISP); Chemistry), "Molecular Imaging of Hydrogen Sulfide"

Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Meade, Chemistry; Biosciences; Radiology; Neurobiology

 

Jessie Ma (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Gα i in Drosophila Hedgehog Signaling"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Holmgren, Molecular Biosciences

 

Ashwin Madhan (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology; Chemistry), "Fusion Peptide for siRNA Delivery"

Faculty Sponsor: Samuel Stupp, WCAS

 

Erin Madigan (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Linguistics; Psychology), "Speech Errors Replication"

Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Goldrick, Linguistics

 

Jacqueline Maloney (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology; Global Health minor), "The Effect of tDCS on Internet Addiction"

Faculty Sponsor: Vijay Mittal, Psychology

 

Ryan Martin (School of Communication; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Theatre; History), "Reconstructing Reagan"

Faculty Sponsor: Peter Civetta, American Studies

 

Maya McKee (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Childhood Values and Psychopathology"

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Tackett, Psychology

 

Lindsey Mehl (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology), "miR-23 Detection During Inflammation"

Faculty Sponsor: Ronen Sumagin, Pathology

 

Meher Mehtab (NU in Qatar, Journalism), "Culture and British Pakistanis in the UK"

Faculty Sponsor: Abraham Abusharif, Journalism

 

Eric Mercadante (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Language Analysis Social Dominance"

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Tackett, Psychology

 

Jackson Middleton (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Profiling DA Neurons in VTA and SNc"

Faculty Sponsor: Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, Neurobiology

 

Miriam Mikhelson (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy"

Faculty Sponsor: Douglas Downey, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Emma Montgomery (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Comparative Literature and Psychology), "Race and the Avant-Garde Poetics"

Faculty Sponsor: Tristram Wolff, Comparative Literary Studies

 

Samuel Mossing (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics), "On Spectra of Schrodinger Operators"

Faculty Sponsor: Elton Hsu, Mathematics

 

Nathaniel Moxon (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Motivational Reactivity and Well-Being"

Faculty Sponsor: Claudia Haase, SESP

 

Benjamin Moy (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Physics; Mathematics; Integrated Science), "Microstructure of Anisotropic Aerogel"

Faculty Sponsor: William Halperin, Physics and Astronomy

 

Marissa Mullen (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Undecided), "Angiopoietin-TEK Signaling in Glaucoma"

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Quaggin, Medicine-Nephrology

 

Kathryn Murphy (School of Communication, Theatre), "R&R Play"

Faculty Sponsor: Julie Myatt, Theatre; School of Communication

 

Tanaz Naterwala (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Undecided), "Reward Learning and Addiction Liability"

Faculty Sponsor: Shelly Flagel, Department of Psychiatry

 

Chi-Li Ni (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry; Integrated Science), "GABA-AT Inactivation"

Faculty Sponsor: Richard Silverman, Chemistry

 

Mohammad Nizamuddin (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology), "Expressivity of Epilepsy in Mice"

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Kearney, Feinberg School of Medicine, Pharmacology Department

 

Nonye Ogbuefi (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "EEG and Language Acquisition in Infants"

Faculty Sponsor: Sandra Waxman, Psychology

 

Conor O'Neill (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering; Mathematics; Pre-medical (track)), "Imiquimod-Loaded PEG-bl-PPS Polymersomes"

Faculty Sponsor: Evan Scott, Biomedical Engineering

 

Osburn, Samuel (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology; Political Science), "Sleep; Transfer; and Problem Solving"

Faculty Sponsor: Mark Beeman, Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience (Graduate)

 

Allison Park (School of Education and Social Policy, Social Policy; International Studies), "Asset Mapping in the Tenderloin"

Faculty Sponsor: Noelle Sullivan, Anthropology

 

Beomsoo Park (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering), "Alginate Microsphere Application"

Faculty Sponsor: Dong-Hyun Kim, Radiology; Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Agnes Park (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology; Psychology), "Temperature Preference in Flies"

Faculty Sponsor: Marco Gallio, Neurobiology

 

Eugene Park (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Applied Mathematics; Integrated Science Program), "Agent-Based Model of the Olfactory Bulb"

Faculty Sponsor: Hermann Riecke, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

 

Amy Parker (School of Communication, Communication Studies), "AfroPunk Aesthetic"

Faculty Sponsor: Celeste Watkins-Hayes, African-American Studies

 

Nikita Patel (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science), "Educating India"

Faculty Sponsor: Laura Brueck, Asian Languages and Cultures

 

Ramon Pelayo (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Naturalistic Observation in Marriages"

Faculty Sponsor: Megan Robbins, Psychology

 

Noah Perkins (School of Communication, Theatre), "Dispelling Cannabis User Stereotypes"

Faculty Sponsor: Paul Edwards, Performance Studies

 

Aidan Perreault (Bienen School of Music, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics; Violin Performance), "Representation Theory and Physics"

Faculty Sponsor: Eugene Kushnirsky, Mathematics

 

Zhiyuan Ping (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Applied Mathematics; Economics), "Trust and Culture"

Faculty Sponsor: William Revelle, Psychology

 

Darcelle Pluviose (School of Communication, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Performance Studies; African American Studies), "Sonic Resistance"

Faculty Sponsor: Alexander Weheliye, African American Studies

 

Julia Popham (Bienen School of Music, Violin Performance and History), "Donegal Fiddling Archives"

Faculty Sponsor: James Hodge, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

 

Julia Poppy (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Art History), "Re-contextualizing Michelangelo's Piet?"

Faculty Sponsor: Rebecca Zorach, Art History

 

Kelsey Pukelis (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, MMSS; Economics; Mathematics), "Fair Trade and Farmer Livelihood in Peru"

Faculty Sponsor: Sara Hernandez, Economics

 

Kenin Qian (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Integrated Science; Biology), "Tagging Endogenous LGP2 Within Cells"

Faculty Sponsor: Curt Horvath, Molecular Biosciences

 

Henry Richey (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Integrated Science; Biology), "Lysine Acetylation of MDH2"

Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Lee, Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Imane Ridouh (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Cholinergic Activity in Straitum"

Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Dombeck, Neurobiology

 

Katie Rim (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Anxiety and Autonomic Functioning"

Faculty Sponsor: Claudia Haase, Human Development and Social Policy

 

Vincent Rinaolo (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry), "Sigmatropic Rearrangement Reaction"

Faculty Sponsor: Regan Thomson, Chemistry

 

Rachel Rogers (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering; Global Health Studies), "CD47-Labeled Nanocarriers as TB Vaccine"

Faculty Sponsor: Evan Scott, Biomedical Engineering

 

Nataliya Rokhmanova (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Biomedical Engineering), "SBC Use in a Robotic Control System"

Faculty Sponsor: Elliott Rouse, PM&R; ME; BME

 

Wendy Roldan (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering), "Designing Inclusive Engineering Spaces"

Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Gerber, Mechanical Engineering

 

Jake Rothstein (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Legal Studies and Political Science), "Political Theatre at the Fringe"

Faculty Sponsor: Harvey Young, Theatre

 

Paul Salamanca (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences; Sociology), "Sexual Fields and Sexual Networks"

Faculty Sponsor: Gregory ii, Feinberg Medical Social Sciences; ISGMH

 

Manuel Santos (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Material Science and Engineering), "Graphene Energy Storage Devices"

Faculty Sponsor: Mark Hersam, Materials Science and Engineering

 

Christine Schlaug (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology and Linguistics), "Development of Analogical Processing"

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Hespos, Psychology

 

Tara Sennott (School of Communication, RTVF and English), "Heroin and Cape Cod Tourism"

Faculty Sponsor: Pamela Bannos, Art Theory and Practice

 

Joseph Severini (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science; Integrated Science Program), "Personalization of Search Engine Results"

Faculty Sponsor: Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Computer Science

 

Shoshana Shapiro (School of Educationa and Social Policy, Learning and Organizational Change), "The Lasting Impacts of Divestment"

Faculty Sponsor: Lilah Shapiro, SESP

 

Andrea Shepard (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Chemical Engineering), "Increased FPP for Biosensor Use"

Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Leonard, Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Emily Sherber (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience; concentration Biology), "Mutating Ci in Drosophila"

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Holmgren, Molecular Biosciences

 

Allison Sherlock (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, History; Asian Studies), "Urbanization in China"

Faculty Sponsor: Melissa Macauley, History

 

Kevin Slack (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, History), "White Flight and Segregation in Suburbia"

Faculty Sponsor: Kevin Boyle, History

 

Shaan Somani (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience), "Diagnosis of Adult Food Allergy"

Faculty Sponsor: Ruchi Gupta, Center for Community Health

 

Nathaniel Speiser (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Physics), "Quantum Confinement of Indirect Excitons"

Faculty Sponsor: Nathaniel Stern, Physics

 

Benjamin Spielman (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Link Between AMPA Receptors and CNTNAP2"

Faculty Sponsor: Peter Penzes, Psysiology

 

Caroline Spikner (School of Communication, Radio-Television-Film), "Sexuality and Race in Concept Videos"

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Lee, Dance

 

Makeda Springette (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology), "Implicit Social Attitudes"

Faculty Sponsor: Sandra Waxman, Psychology

 

Anna Stevens (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, History), "Urban English Witchcraft"

Faculty Sponsor: Scott Sowerby, History

 

Sharon Tam (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology; Biology (pending)), "Determining NADH Inhibition of SIRT1"

Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Bass, Medicine; Endocrinology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Kyndal Thomas (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Creative Writing), "AfroPunk Aesthetic"

Faculty Sponsor: Celeste Watkins-Hayes, African American Studies

 

Emily Vogt (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience; Economics), "Mouse Metabolism and Weight Regulation"

Faculty Sponsor: Fred Turek, Neurobiology; Physiology

 

Morgan Walker (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Computer Science), "Efficient Allocation of Health Workers"

Faculty Sponsor: Karen Smilowitz, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

 

Allan Wang (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience; Philosophy), "Resting-state fMRI in PPA"

Faculty Sponsor: Borna Bonakdarpour, Neurology

 

Newlin Weatherford (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Integrated Science; Mechanical Engineering; Dual degree-currently Physics is Undeclared), "Binary Black Holes in Globular Clusters"

Faculty Sponsor: Frederic Rasio, Physics & Astronomy

 

Victoria Wee (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Language in Toddler Relational Learning"

Faculty Sponsor: Dedre Gentner, Psychology

 

Sabrina Williams (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, International Studies; Political Science), "New Youth Activism in Japan"

Faculty Sponsor: Patrick Noonan, Asian Languages and Cultures

 

Samuel Wolsk (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jazz Studies; Undecided Engineering), "Louis Danowsky/Sam Wolsk Jazz Orchestra"

Faculty Sponsor: Jarrard Harris, Jazz Studies

 

Alexandria Woodson (School of Communication, Theatre), "An Exploration of Black Women's Activism"

Faculty Sponsor: Celeste Watkins-Hayes, African American Studies

 

Kathy Xie (School of Communication, Psychology; Communication Sciences and Disorders), "Infant's Knowledge of Viscosity"

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Hespos, Psychology

 

Ruogu Xu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology; Computer Science), "Social Contagion in Societies"

Faculty Sponsor: David Rapp, SESP; WCAS Psychology; and McCormick

 

Amy Yalcin (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences), "Pedigree Analysis"

Faculty Sponsor: M Hayes, Medicine-Endocrinology and Anthropology

 

Katherine Yao (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Biology; Cognitive Science), "Effect of Aging on Serotonin Receptors"

Faculty Sponsor: Hongxin Dong, Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences

 

Jenny Yim (Bienen School of Music, Biology and Violin Performance), "Sleep Loss on Intestinal Microbiota"

Faculty Sponsor: Fred Turek, Neurobiology

 

Brian Young (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Economics; History), "Copper Sheathing and British Shipping"

Faculty Sponsor: Joel Mokyr, Economics and History

 

Jiaqi Yu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology), "Culture and Brand Identification"

Faculty Sponsor: Wendi Gardner, Psychology

 

Wanyao Yu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy), "Why People Use Carpool During 'Chunyyun'"

Faculty Sponsor: Ian Savage, Economics

 

Emily Zaniker (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Undeclared), "Mechanistic Study of PLGA Microparticles"

Faculty Sponsor: Stephen Miller, Microbiology-Immunology

 

Natasha Zeigler (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Cognitive Science), "Substances Versus Objects"

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Hespos, Psychology

 

Ekin Zeytinoglu (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy; Political Science; Economics), "Coercion and Irrationality in Contracts"

Faculty Sponsor: Stephen White, Philosophy

 

Kevin Zhang (Medill School of Journalism, Undeclared), "Ideal Intervention Measurement for Kids"

Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Norton, Communication Sciences & Disorders

 

Jaclyn Zhou (Medill School of Journalism; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Journalism; Asian Languages and Cultures), "Radical Comrades"

Faculty Sponsor: Paola Zamperini, Asian Languages and Cultures