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CSR Scholars 2015-2016

Scholars by Major

Name:  Millslagle, Scott Peter
Research Mentor: Dr. Beth Yeager
Project Title: CIRCLe Labs (Centers for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaborative Learning)

Name:  Becker, Anthony
Research Mentor: Dr. Ehsan Kamalinejad
Project Title: Automatic semantic analyses of written passages

Name:  Khorasani, Reza
Research Mentor: Dr. Chris Baysdorfer
Project Title: Next Generation Sequencing of the PGI Gene of Scoliopus Bigelovii

Name:  Shrestha, Saurav
Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Antioxidant capacity of poplar hybrids irrigated with high salt and boron water

Name:  Luu, Anthony
Research Mentor: Dr. Marlin Halim
Project Title: SELEX on Galactose Sugar Metabolites

Name:  Amadi, Michael
Research Mentor: Dr. Claudia Uhde-Stone
Project Title: Project Lupin

Name:  Biswas, Adity
Research Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Curr
Project Title: Bioremediation of Heavy Metals by Cyanobacteria Spirulina Maxima

Name:  Cole, Jason Timothy
Research Mentor: Dr. Claudia Udhe-Stone
Project Title: Deducing the Mechanism for White Lupins to Adapt to Low Phosphate Conditions

Name:  Colston, Tobey
Research Mentor:  Dr. Fredrick Bauzon
Project Title: The Role of TME55B in Tumorigenesis

Name:  Corcoran, Jesse
Research Mentor:  Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Antioxidant capacity of poplar leaves after salt/boron irrigation

Name:  del Rosario, Jonathan
Research Mentor:  Dr. Brian Perry
Project Title: Phylogenetic analysis of endemic California fungi M. calhouniae

Name:  Keramati, Negar
Research Mentor:  Dr. Kenneth Curr
Project Title: Annotation of T. Tetraqutrea Genome

Name:  Lopez-Ornelas, Yesenia
Research Mentor:  Dr. James Murray
Project Title: Quantifying gene expression and enzyme activity in the sea slug Tritonia

Name:  Maynard, Ashley
Research Mentor:  Dr. Tyler Evans
Project Title: Enhancing the restoration of California's estuaries by exploring the genetic basis of salinity tolerance in ostrea lurida

Name:  Nguyen, Emily
Research Mentor:  Dr. James Murray
Project Title: Quantifying gene expression and enzyme activity in the sea slug Tritonia

Name:  Schaefferkoetter, Devin
Research Mentor:  Dr. Tyler Evans
Project Title: What Mushroom is That? Fungal Survey of Fleshy Fungi and Ascomycote of Pepperwood Preserve

Name:  Schneider, William
Research Mentor:  Dr. James Murray
Project Title: Elucidating Magnetoreceptive Structures in Tritonia Tetraquetra

Name:  Sengupta, Debapriya
Research Mentor:  Dr. Chris Baysdorfer
Project Title: Characterization of Virus Like Participle (VLP) Extracted from Plant Tissue to Identify Retrotransposons

Name:  Swift, Sean
Research Mentor:  Dr. Brian Perry
Project Title: Fungal Endophytes of Hawaiian Scaevola

Name:  Tat, Christopher
Research Mentor:  Dr. Nazzy Pakpour
Project Title: Can we make an appetite suppressant for fruit flies?

Name: Valencia, Luke
Research Mentor:  Dr. Claudia Udhe-Stone
Project Title: White Lupin Transformation and Regeneration

Name:  Vu, An
Research Mentor:  Dr. Kenneth Curr
Project Title: Speciation of the microflora in the nudibranch Tritonia Tetraquetra

Name:  Waters, Justine
Research Mentor:  Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Purification and Characterization of Polyphenol Osidase

Name:  Jamoosian, Leila
Research Mentor:  Dr. Christine Lee
Project Title: IMMS Project (Integrated Middle School Science Partnership)

Name:  Villalobos, Giselle
Research Mentor:  Dr. Ken Chung
Project Title: Event-time Pacing Research

Name:  Chan, Tracy
Research Mentor: Dr. Marlin Halim
Project Title: Development of Aptamer Based Galactosemia Detection Kit

Name:  Hand, Christopher
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jeffery Seitz
Project Title: Molecular Astrobiology

Name:  Lo, Carl
Research Mentor:  Dr. Patrick Huang
Project Title: Characterization of Calcium Carbonate Pre-Nucleation Clusters

Name:  Rosenberg, Daniel
Research Mentor:  Dr. Anne Kotchevar
Project Title: Total Synthesis of 3-O-methyl-thiophanic acid

Name:  Sigua, Levi Martin
Research Mentor:  Dr. Marlin Halim
Project Title: Isolation and binding studies for aptamer-based sensor for Galactonate

Name:  Smith, Edward
Research Mentor:  Dr. Kim Chul
Project Title: Purification of the CPNT2 Protein

Name:  Tso, Jonathan, Lee
Research Mentor:  Dr. Kim Chul
Project Title: Characterization of CPNT Peptide

Name:  Meneses, Moises
Research Mentor:  Dr. Elena Dukhovny
Project Title: Augmentative Communication Intervention Study

Name:  Kundu, Paramita
Research Mentor:  Dr. Shubha Kashinath
Project Title: Language Environments of Preschool Children with Autism

Name:  Flores, Freddy
Research Mentor:  Dr. Ryan Smith
Project Title: Microcontroller monitoring temperature and system parameters for stable femtosecond lower operation

Name:  Norris, Glenn
Research Mentor:  Dr. Ryan Smith
Project Title: Arduino-based lock-in amplification for small-signal detection

Name:  Fabian, Arthur
Research Mentor:  Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Applicability of mobile app to bone loading

Name:  Gupta, Sunil
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jiaofei Zhong
Project Title: Bioinformatics Software to Analyze Hydrogen Bonds

Name:  Su, Wei
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jiaofei Zhong
Project Title: Developing Emotion Recognition Algorithm for Mobile Robot

Name: Elkhoudary, Hammam
Research Mentor:  Dr. Cristian Gaedicke
Project Title: Hedging and Mitigating Risk Using Financial Instruments and Risk Base Modeling

Name: Georgiyesh, Mark
Research Mentor:  Dr. Cristian Gaedicke
Project Title: Simulation and optimization of a femtosecond laser system

Name:  Jimenez, Elvia
Research Mentor:  Dr. Oanh Tran
Project Title: School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning

Name:  Moody, Olivia
Research Mentor:  Dr. Oanh Tran
Project Title: Examining School Belongingness in English Language Learners

Name:  Leal, Daniel
Research Mentor:  Dr. Beth Yeager
Project Title: Brain Jam (Game Jam with Brain Bee; STEM Learning Through Neuroscience-Themed Game Development)

Name:  Bahramian, Jennifer
Research Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Sietz
Project Title: Volumetric Properties of Aqueous-Organic Solutions

Name:  Abimbola, Ayoola
Research Mentor:  Dr. Luther Strayer
Project Title: Ground Truthing Our Geophysics - Finding Faults Under CSUEB

Name:  Lovelace, Faithe
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jean Moran
Project Title: Study of Phosphorus Sources at Lake Temescal, Oakland CA

Name:  McEvilly, Adrian
Research Mentor:  Dr. Luther Strayer
Project Title: EB3D

Name:  Peters, Elizabeth
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jean Moran
Project Title: Sources and Residence Times of Groundwater near Mount Shasta Determined by Isotopic Tracers

Name:  Vialpando, Marcelino
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jean Moran
Project Title: Identifying components of groundwater flow

Name:  York, Drew
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jeffery Seitz
Project Title: Molecular Astrobiology

Name:  Erhahon, Hendrix
Research Mentor:  Dr. Erik Helgren
Project Title: Conductivity of Polyaniline Pellets

Name:  Beltran, Lormelle
Research Mentor:  Dr. Sukari Ivester
Project Title: A Tale of Two West Oaklands

Name:  Nair, Deepajayan
Research Mentor:  Dr. Sara Smith
Project Title: Quantitative Survey Research for LAND Project

Name:  Anderson, Erik
Research Mentor: Dr. Cathy Inouye
Project Title: Inflammation, cardiovascular fitness, and automatic flexibility

Name:  Brar, Evranjeet
Research Mentor: Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Sit/Stand Workstations in the Workforce

Name:  Brizendine, Evan
Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Sherwood
Project Title: Four Case Studies of how a physical training program in a worksite wellness setting effects cardiovascular and anthropometric measures

Name:  Call, Simonne
Research Mentor:  Dr. Matthew Atencio
Project Title: The transitioning views of body type and image in female athletes

Name:  Castro, Dimitri
Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Upper limb bone adaptation in collegiate athletes

Name:  Cesena, Michael Ryan
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Mindfulness and attention control/capacity

Name:  Gomez-Castillo, Julio
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Temporal Occlusion in the Sport of Futsal

Name:  Greene, Laura
Research Mentor:  Dr. Matthew Atencio
Project Title: The Impact of Using Mirrors on Physical Activity Performance and Motivation

Name:  Hall, Brett
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Using Psychological Mental Skills to Elicit Deliberate Practice

Name:  Imtair, Rajab
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Observational Learning and Anticipatory Cues in Sport

Name:  Jackman, Nioka
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Mindfulness Awareness and Control

Name:  Jordan, Brendan
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jennifer Sherwood
Project Title: Is the PASE related to aerobic fitness levels in elderly adults?

Name:  Mazzarini, Arianna
Research Mentor:  Dr. Missy Wright
Project Title: Youth Physical Activity in Bay Area

Name:  Paxton, Danielle
Research Mentor:  Dr. Matthew Atencio
Project Title: Perceptions of male and female body image: ideologies surrounding health

Name:  Silva, Sara
Research Mentor:  Dr. Missy Wright
Project Title: Youth Physical Activity in Bay Area

Name:  Spink, Nicole
Research Mentor:  Dr. Cathy Inouye
Project Title: Aerobic and Cognitive Function in Older Populations

Name:  Yang, Derek
Research Mentor:  Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Concurrent Validity and Reliability of 2D Motion Analysis for Running Gair Measures using 3D Systems

Name:  Beverly, Linda
Research Mentor: Dr. Julia Olkin
Project Title: Gender identifying information and its effect on job applications

Name:  Aarons, Yi
Research Mentor: Professor Ian Pollock
Project Title: IDEON

Name:  Ndomo, Rodrique
Research Mentor: Dr. Christine Lee
Project Title: Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Project

Name:  Cobos, Aracely Susan
Research Mentor: Dr. Ryan Smith
Project Title: Constructing an optical laser system for femtosecond spectroscopy

Name:  Diefenbach, Matthew
Research Mentor: Dr. Erik Helgren
Project Title: The Renewable Energy Laboratory

Name: Fuentes, Dominic 
Research Mentor: Dr. Jeannie Guzman 
Project Title: Searching for Violations of the Spin Statistics Theorem Using Strontium Vapor

Name:  Geronimo, Darwin
Research Mentor:  Dr. Ryan Smith
Project Title: Solar Reflectance Indices of Pervious Concrete

Name:  Krunic, Michael
Research Mentor:  Dr. Ryan Smith
Project Title: Development of an autocorreclator for characterizing laser pulses

Name:  Li, Yan
Research Mentor: Dr. Derek Kimball
Project Title: Spin-Gravity

Name:  Mendez, Anthony
Research Mentor:  Dr. Erik Helgren
Project Title: Investigation of Polyaniline Properties

Name:  Patel, Dilan
Research Mentor:  Dr. Derek Kimball
Project Title: Spin-Gravity

Name:  Penaflor, Alexander
Research Mentor:  Dr. Jennie Guzman
Project Title: Strontium Magneto-Optical Trap

Name:  Phung, Michael
Research Mentor:  Dr. Derek Kimball
Project Title: Magneto Optic Trap for Strontium atom

Name:  Rahimi, Sahil
Research Mentor:  Dr. Amy Furniss
Project Title: Gamma-Rays from Supermassive Blackholes

Name:  Viegas, Isaac
Research Mentor:  Dr. Derek Kimball
Project Title: GNOME (Global Network of Optical Magnetometers in search of Exotic Physics)

Name:  Hwang, Leslie
Research Mentor: Dr. Christine Lee
Project Title: CSUEB Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Project

Name:  Pickens, Trevor
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Massey
Project Title: Environmental Monitoring and Restoration

Name:  Ryczek, Cameron
Research Mentor: Dr. Murray Horne
Project Title: Spatial learning in rats and human

Name:  Day Nguyenphuc, Fiona
Research Mentor: Dr. Xeno Rassmusson
Project Title: Implementing Live-In Animal-Assisted Therapy for Residents in a Long-Term Care Facility

Name:  Kondonijakos, Adi
Research Mentor: Dr. Oanh Tran
Project Title: Tiered Approach to Address School-Wide Mental Health Needs Utilizing Mindfulness

Name:  Pothier, Holly
Research Mentor: Dr. Sara Smith
Project Title: Bilingualism and Executive Function

Name:  Gomez, Elizabeth
Research Mentor: Dr. Sukari Ivester
Project Title: The Olympics and Forced Evictions: RIO 2016

Name:  Singleton, Kendra
Research Mentor:  Dr. Sukari Ivester
Project Title: Removal and Resistance in the Olympic City: Case Study Rio de Janerio

Name:  Alonso, Marian
Research Mentor: Dr. Nidhi Mahendra
Project Title: Knowledge of palliative care and advance directives among Speech Pathology majors

Name:   Bowens, Ariana
Research Mentor:  Dr. Sara Smith
Project Title: Bilingualism and Executive Function

Name:   Byward, Cynthia
Research Mentor:  Dr. Shubha Kashinath
Project Title: Using improve to facilitate social inferencing skills in adults with autism

Name:   Cano, Madison
Research Mentor:  Dr. Nidhi Mahendra
Project Title: Verbal Information vs. Video: Which do older adults remember best?

Name:  Esquivias, Cindy
Research Mentor:  Dr. Shubha Kashinath
Project Title: Increasing parent use of dialogic reading strategies with children with low SES

Name:  Ifah, Monika
Research Mentor:  Dr. Nidhi Mahendra
Project Title: Effects of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Linguistic Communication

Name:  Reyes, Carolina
Research Mentor:  Dr. Elena Dukhovny
Project Title: Augmentative Communication Intervention Study

Name:  Yao, Jingyun
Research Mentor:  Dr. Beth Yeager
Project Title: Brain Jam (Game Jam with Brain Bee: STEM learning through neuroscience-themed game development)

Name:  Plotz, David
Research Mentor:  Dr. Ehsan Kamalinejad
Project Title: Big Data Clustering/Classification

Name:  Smith, Jennifer                                             
Research Mentor:  Dr. Mitch Watnik & Dr. Josh Kerr
Project Title: Statistical Analysis of the CA Lottery

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