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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS FALL 2016


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Kelly Guilbeau Drs. Matt Chumchal and Ray Drenner Mercury contamination of four families of spiders living on pond shorelines
Madelaine Pratt Hannappel Drs. Matt Chumchal and Ray Drenner Methylmercury contamination in mud daubers
Amal Khan and Garrett Wallace Drs. Matt Chumchal and Ray Drenner Methylmercury contamination in terrestrial spider along the Trinity River
Michaela O'Connor Dr. Michael Chumley Immunization against Alzheimer's disease
Ben Showalter Dr. Matt Hale Finding polymorphisms associated with migration in the rainbow/steelhead trout genomes
Sam Showalter Dr. Matt Hale Examining sex bias in gene expression in the brain tissue of brook trout

CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Rachel Butler Dr. Jean-Luc Montchamp A vaccine against cocaine
Monika Hailey Dr. Robert Neilson Synthesis of silicon nitrogen polymer precursors
Kari Hancock Dr. Jean-Luc Montchamp Separation of menthyl (hydroxymethyl)-phenyl-phosphinate diastereoisomers using molecularly imprinted polymers
Courtney Wright Dr. Youngha Ryu Mutated leucine tRNA synthetase for the incorporation of unnatural amino acids

ENGINEERING

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Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Maya Hall Dr. Sue Gong Improvement of the compressive sensing based underwater imaging system

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

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Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Thomas Paz Dr. Anton Naumov Optical properties of graphene oxide in the electric field>

PSYCHOLOGY

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Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Nick Baroni Dr. Gary Boehm Effects of extended isolation stress of amyloid-beta production in 5xFAD transgenic mice
Londyn Bull and Molly Remondino Dr. Sarah Hill The art of (sneaky) seduction: Straight men’s mating strategies predict whether they view gay men as friends or foes
Emily Corrigan Dr. Sarah Hill Testing the interactive effects of inflammation and stress upon impulsive decision-making
Philip Crain Dr. Gary Boehm The role of TLR-4 in the exacerbation of an inflammatory response following repeated social defeat
Gabriella D'Ambra Dr. Cathy Cox Scared to death: An examination of underlying terror in death awareness
Cheyenne Elliott Dr. Ken Leising Pigeons label emotions to visual stimili: The effects of physiological respones on conditioning
Katherine French Dr. Cathy Cox An examination of death concerns, prejudicial attitudes, and well-being in members of the Dallas/Fort Worth community
Megan Henderson Dr. Sarah Hill Socioeconomic status impacts self-control through ghrelin
Meg Jahns Dr. Uma Tauber Forgetting bias in older adults
Caitlin Kearney Dr. Sarah Hill Exploring the impact of childhood unpredictability & socioeconomic environment on restrictive eating and energy consumption in adulthood
Courtney McKeon Dr. Anna Pétursdóttir Imagining while learning: Effects on inference-making
Stephanie Neaves Dr. Anna Pétursdóttir Birds and words: How children learn names from contiguous presentation
Camila Ramos Dr. Mauricio Papini Effects of codeine on emotional self-medication
Ramon Romero, III Dr. Cathy Cox Nostalgia buffers the effects of pain: An experimental examination
Taylor Simons Dr. Uma Tauber The influence of judgments of learning on older adults’ memory performance
Laureon Watson and Jake Yang Dr. Sarah Hill Testosterone and disgust

SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY, ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

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Faculty Mentor

Project Title

William Crampton Drs. Omar Harvey and Tamie Morgan Urbanization effects on water quality in subwatersheds along the Trinity River
Jessica Walker Dr. Richard Denne Geochemistry of the Albian Kiamichi Formation of East Texas

 


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