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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS SPRING 2008


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

T.J. Calder

Dr. Akkaraju

Utilization of Immunofluorescence to Determine Cellular Protein Interactions with the NS5A
Viral Protein

Chris Case

Dr. Hartman RNAi use for testing DEET resistance in C. elegans
Ryan Seaver Dr. Misamore Effects of ultraviolet light on the early developmental stages of the freshwater bivalve Dreissena polymorpha

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Jessica Bracks Dr. Hanna Improved Synthesis of Isopropenyl Phenol
Katherine Kollar Dr. Dzyuba Design and synthesis of macrolide antibiotic mimetics: en route to a potential treatment of
Alzheimer’s disease
Michael Foster Dr. Ryu The identification of YebF transporter protein in vivo by photochemical cross-linking
Brett McKnight Dr. Ryu Site Directed Mutagenesis of Ecotin to Enhance Inhibition of Thrombin
Arunendra Saha Ray Dr. Hanna

Bismuth aryloxide synthesis and characterization

DianaTran Dr. Ryu

Directed evolution of leucyl-tRNA synthetase for incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins

Nicole Zamora Dr. Richards The synthesis and modification of alumoxanes for catalysis

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Pankaj Kumar

Dr. Strzhemechny

Efects of controlled oxygen-plasma treatment of oxygen vacanies at zinc oxide crystal surfaces

Belle Marco Dr. Strzhemechny Size Separation of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Kendall Delk

Dr. Papini

Understanding the physiological basis of acute stress induced by incentive loss

Jackie Lamm

Dr. Papini

Role of the opioid system in anxiety induced by incentive loss

 


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