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CSR Scholars 2016-2017

Scholars by Major

Name: Salvato, Madison
Research Mentor: Dr. Nazzy Pakpour
Project Title: Foreign travelling insect zoo as a science education outreach program for neighboring elementary schools

Name: Cuellar, Carlos
Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Two Poplar Hybrids exposed to Salt and Boron Stress Show different Polyphenol Oxidase isoforms

Name: Jesse, Talitha
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Groziak
Project Title: Boron Heterocycle Synthesis

Name: Mavi, Prabhjot
Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Two polar hybrids exposed to salt and boron stress show different polyphenol oxidase isoforms

Name: Miranda, Amber
Research Mentor: Dr. Patrick Huang
Project Title: Characterization of tetravalent actinide hydrolysis products using first principles electronic structure techniques

Name: Patel, Purvik
Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Phenolic compounds in poplar leaves irrigated with high salt and boron water

Name: Plascencia, Gerardo
Research Mentor: Dr. James Murray
Project Title: Are sea slugs immune to chemical weapons?

Name: Robles, David
Research Mentor: Dr. Ruth Tinnacher
Project Title: Biodegradation of Organic Carbon Compounds

Name: Albanna, Nesreen
Research Mentor:  Dr. Nazzy Pakpour
Project Title: Induced Cessation of Feeding in Drosophila Melanogaster

Name: Alvarez, Peter
Research Mentor: Dr. Claudia Udhe-Stone
Project Title: Genome Editing with Crisper-Cas for Functional Analysis of White Lupin Genes

Name: Amadi, Michael
Research Mentor: Dr. Claudia Udhe-Stone
Project Title: Unraveling White Lupin's Signal Transduction in Response to Phosphorus Deficiency Using iTRAQ Labeling, Phosphopeptide Enrichment, and Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Name: Cole, Candace
Research Mentor: Dr. Carol Lauzon
Project Title: 16S Characterization of the Microbial Community Found in Tricholoethylene-Contaminated Groundwater

Name: Collier, Sean
Research Mentor: Dr. Fred Bauzon
Project Title: KISS1R/GPCR-54 and EGFR Synergistic Interactions affect the TNBC Phenotype by Distinct Pathways

Name: Colston, Tobey
Research Mentor: Dr. Fred Bauzon
Project Title: Overexpression of Transmembrane Protein 55B in Cancer Cell Lines

Name: del Rosario, Jonathan
Research Mentor: Dr. Brian Perry
Project Title: Phylogenetic relationships of the endemic California fungus Marasmius calhouniae

Name: Dukes, Adrian
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Groziak
Project Title: Synthetic Routes to Boron Heterocycle Estrogen Mimics

Name: Etukudo, Valarie
Research Mentor: Dr. Maria Gallegos
Project Title: sax-2 CRISPR

Name: Fathi-Tobaghan, Nadija
Research Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Curr
Project Title: Determination of the Method of GBV-C's Entry into Human White Blood Cells 

Name: Hain, Jasmine
Research Mentor: Dr. Brain Perry
Project Title: Foliar Fungal Endophyte Diversity of a Halotolerant California Native Plant Species (Salicornia pacifica)

Name: Kaur, Jasbindar
Research Mentor: Dr. Nazzy Pakpour
Project Title: Induced Cessation of Feeding in Drosophila Melanogaster

Name: Kermati, Negar
Research Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Curr
Project Title: Population Genetic Study on Tritonia tetraquetra

Name: Khorasani, Reza
Research Mentor: Dr. Nazzy Pakpour
Project Title: Comorbility of Type II Diabetes & Malaria in Development, Sequestration, and Transmission of Malaria

Name: Liu, Dorothy Y.
Research Mentor: Dr. Marlin Halim
Project Title: Development of an Aptamer-based Detection Kit for Duarte Galactosemia

Name: Luu, Anthony
Research Mentor: Dr. Marlin Halim
Project Title: Development of an Aptamer-based Detection Kit for Duarte Galactosemia

Name: Makani, Leena Priya
Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Molecular and Kinetic properties of acetylcholinesterase isoforms in Tritonia diomedea

Name: Nagar, Nidhi
Research Mentor: Dr. Maria Gallegos
Project Title: Role of bacteria and bacterial metabolites in development of Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Name: Natouf, Fatima
Research Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Curr
Project Title: V. Klapowi Genomic DNA Extraction

Name: Pham Dana
Research Mentor: Dr. Tyler Evans
Project Title: Effect of sand grain size on burrowing efficiency of the Pacific mole crab Emerita analoga

Name: Richard, Charles
Research Mentor: Dr. Carol Lauzon
Project Title: Characterization of Polyphenol Oxidase from Pisolithus

Name: Salvato, Anthony
Research Mentor: Dr. Nazzy Pakpour
Project Title: Induced Cessation of Feeding in Drosophila Melanogaster

Name: Schaefferkoetter, Devin
Research Mentor: Dr. Brian Perry
Project Title: What Mushroom is that? A Fungal Biodiversity Study of Pepperwood Preserve

Name: Seshadri, Madhumitha
Research Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Curr
Project Title: Cloning and expression of NS5B- RNA dependent RNA polymerase of GBV-C virus

Name: Wilt, Robert
Research Mentor: Dr. James Murray
Project Title: Active sniffing by sea slug rhinophores is enhanced by brain neurons

Name: Suratos, Jacqueline
Research Mentor: Dr. Saehya Ann
Project Title: On-campus Dining Students' Experience: A case of California State University, East BaY

Name: Alayoglu, Pinar
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Huang
Project Title: Characterization of tetravalent actinide hydrolysis products using first principles electronic structure techniques

Name: Cooney, Samuel
Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter
Project Title: Characterization of the detoxification enzyme glutathione-s-transferase from the marine gastropod Tritonia diomedea

Name: Hall, Nicholas
Research Mentor: Dr. Ruth Tinnacher
Project Title: Effects of Natural Organic Matter on Metal Complexation and Adsorption in Environmental Systems

Name: Ruiz, Steven
Research Mentor: Dr. Ann Kotchevar
Project Title: Fungal degradation of chlorinated bacteriocides

Name: Sin, Davina
Research Mentor: Dr. Marlin Halim
Project Title: Isolation of Aptamers Selective for Reduced and Oxidized Glutathione

Name: Condori, Walter
Research Mentor: Dr. Fadi Castronovo
Project Title: Virtual Reality Applications for Waste Management Education

Name: Monga, Karan Sunil
Research Mentor: Dr. Fadi Castronovo
Project Title: Virtual Reality Applications for Waste Management Education

Name: Norris Jr., Glenn
Research Mentor: 
Dr. Amy Furniss
Project Title: 
Real Time Analysis for the pSCT

Name: Rao, Akarsh
Research Mentor: Dr. Fadi Castronovo
Project Title: Virtual Reality Applications for Waste Management Education

Name: Reinhardt, Elijah
Research Mentor: Dr. Fadi Castronovo
Project Title: Virtual Reality Applications for Waste Management Education

Name: Salazar, Daniel
Research Mentor: Dr. Fadi Castronovo
Project Title: Virtual Reality Applications for Waste Management Education

Name: Su, Wenjin
Research Mentor: Dr. James Tandon
Project Title: Modular Drone System

Name: Venkatachalam, Krishnakumar
Research Mentor: Dr. Levent Ertaul
Project Title: Software Defined Security (SDSec)

Name: Lavallis, Hiroe
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Nielsen
Project Title: Perception and Production of the Letter "L" among Native Japanese Speakers

Name: Jahanbanifar, Shahin
Research Mentor: Dr. Reza Akhavian
Project Title: Construction Workers' Injury Prevention through Activity Recognition

Name: Kaur, Puneet
Research Mentor: Dr. Reza Akhavian
Project Title: Construction Workers' Injury Prevention through Activity Recognition

Name: Mansouri, Shahrzad
Research Mentor: Dr. Reza Akhavian
Project Title: Current Applications and Future Potentials of Data Analytics in Construction Management

Name: Sahibzada, Wasim ul Hassan
Research Mentor: Dr. Cristian Gaedicke
Project Title: Optimization of conductive concrete using nanocomposite graphene

Name: Venkatesh, Varshini
Research Mentor: Dr. Reza Akhavian
Project Title: Analysis of the Application of Stigmergy in Construction

Name: Chua, Michael F.
Research Mentor: Dr. Kaumudi Misra
Project Title: Labor Practices & Company Performance

Name: Kaur, Rupinder
Research Mentor: Dr. Fadi Castronovo
Project Title: Assessment Instrument for Self-Regulated Learning ILPD

Name: Richardson, Ian
Research Mentor: Dr. Luther Strayer
Project Title: East Bay Seismic Experiment

Name: Srinivas, Ankit
Research Mentor: Dr. Patty Oikawa
Project Title: Carbon Sequestration in Wetlands: A comparison of carbon stored at different aged wetlands

Name: Dobel, Christopher
Research Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Craig
Project Title: Seismic Surveying for Earthquake Hazard at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Seismic Hazard Assessment in East Bay, & Surface Wave Surveying for Geologic Hazard Assessment in Oakland, California; Seismic Hazard Assessment in East Bay; Surface Wave Surveying for Geologic Hazard Assessment in Oakland, California

Name: Kundariya, Niket
Research Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Craig
Project Title: Seismic Surveying for Earthquake Hazard at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Seismic Hazard Assessment in East Bay, & Surface Wave Surveying for Geologic Hazard Assessment in Oakland, California;  Seismic Hazard Assessment in East Bay; Surface Wave Surveying for Geologic Hazard Assessment in Oakland, California

Name: McEvilly, Adrian
Research Mentor: Dr. Luther Strayer
Project Title: A 2D Seismic time-lapse investigation of the Chabot Fault beneath the CSUEB campus; Hayward, California

Name: Tai, Lusi
Research Mentor:
 Dr. Mitchell Craig
Project Title:
 Seismic Surveying for Earthquake Hazard at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Seismic Hazard Assessment in East Bay, & Surface Wave Surveying for Geologic Hazard Assessment in Oakland, California; Seismic Hazard Assessment in East Bay; Surface Wave Surveying for Geologic Hazard Assessment in Oakland, California

Name: Tanouye, David
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Massey
Project Title: Characterizing soil lead contamination near streams in Oakland, California

Name: Thomas, Brianna
Research Mentor: Dr. Jean Moran
Project Title: Surface and Groundwater Interactions in Cull Creek

Name: Veale, Nathan
Research Mentor: Dr. Jean Moran
Project Title: Nitrate Isotopic Composition and Ancillary Variables (Land Use, Redox, Excess N2, Age, Water Isotopics) in California Groundwater Construction

Name: Chow, Kevin
Research Mentor: Dr. Arnab Mukherjea
Project Title: Disaggregation of Asian American & Pacific Islander Data in Population Surveillance of HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infections, Tuberculosis, and Viral Hepatitis

Name: Pham, Sandrine
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Stanton
Project Title: Stigma, Meaning- Making, Public Health Policy

Name: Quesada, Catherine
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Stanton
Project Title: Stigma, Meaning-Making, and Public Health Policy

Name: Schrittwieser, Madeline
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Stanton
Project Title: Stigma, Meaning-Making, and Public Health Policy

Name: Wong, Moria
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Stanton
Project Title: Stigma, Meaning-Making, and Public Health Policy

Name: Elder, Juanisha
Research Mentor: Dr. Saehya Ann
Project Title: On-campus Dining Students' Experience: A case of California State University, East Bay

Name: Lu, Thomas
Research Mentor: Dr. Saehya Ann
Project Title: On-campus Dining Students' Experience: A case of California State University, East Bay

Name: Zarat, Patricia
Research Mentor: Dr. Christina Chin-Newman
Project Title: The AbrazoPaz Program in Mexico: Inspiring Youth Through Peace Education

Name: Azadi, Lily
Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: 1RM Muscle Strength Test as a Predictor of Bone Health

Name: Castillo, Ranier
Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Sherwood
Project Title: Validation of GymAware for Measuring Muscular Velocity in Healthy Older Adults

Name: Denys, Andrew
Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Muscle Function Tests as Field Measures of Tibial Bone Strength & Measurements of radial bone strength as related to common muscle function tests in college athletes

Name: Ely, Frank
Research Mentor: Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: #Motivation: Examining motivational aspects of, and physical activity associations with, fitness-related social media activity

Name: Espartero, Kimberly
Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Vertical Jump Test as a Measure of Bone Strength

Name: Franson, Priscilla
Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Hand Dynamometer Muscle Function Testing as a measurement of Bone Strength

Name: Imtair, Rajab
Research Mentor: Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Does the External Focusing Effect Apply to Less Complex Motor Skills? The Influence of Attentional Focus Cueing on Jump-and-Reach Performance; Vertical Jump Height Measurements: Correlations Between Vertec™ and the MyJump Mobile Application

Name: Lagamon, Bianca
Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Muscle Function Tests as Field Measures of Bone Strength: Participant Survey

Name: Murphy, Adam
Research Mentor: Dr. Matthew Atencio
Project Title: The loss of professional sports teams in Oakland: an examination of the Raiders and socio-economic stadium relocation issues

Name: Ossene Mintsa, Michael David
Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Sherwood
Project Title: Validation of GymAware for Measuring Muscular Velocity in Healthy Older Adults

Name: Reichart, Rebekkah
Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling
Project Title: Muscle Function Tests as Field Measures of Tibial Bone Strength & Measurements of radial bone strength as related to common muscle function tests in college athletes

Name: Romanovski, Pavel
Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Sherwood
Project Title: Validation of GymAware for Measuring Muscular Velocity in Healthy Older Adults

Name: Spink, Nicole
Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Sherwood
Project Title: Validation of GymAware for Measuring Muscular Velocity in Healthy Older Adults

Name: Tapia, Oddessy
Research Mentor: Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: #Motivation: Examining motivational aspects of, and physical activity associations with, fitness-related social media activity

Name: Usher, Justin
Research Mentor: Dr. Jenny O
Project Title: Does the External Focusing Effect Apply to Less Complex Motor Skills? The Influence of Attentional Focus Cueing on Jump-and-Reach Performance; Vertical Jump Height Measurements: Correlations Between Vertec™ and the MyJump Mobile Application

Name: Valencia, Cynthia
Research Mentor: Dr. Matthew Atencio
Project Title: A Vasper System exercise intervention: Qualitative investigation of learning disabled youth and parent perceptions

Name: Beverly, Linda
Research Mentor: Dr. Shirley Yap
Project Title: Locally Linear Embedding of Chromatic Clusterings in Temporal and Spatial Domains

Name: Baird, James
Research Mentor: Professor Ian Pollock
Project Title: Cross-Reality Communication between Virtual Reality and the Real World

Name: Huang, Clare Ying-Tien
Research Mentor: Professor Ian Pollock
Project Title: Cross-Reality Communication between Virtual Reality and the Real World

Name: Khoda Bakhsh, Niloofar
Research Mentor: Professor Ian Pollock
Project Title: Game Jam Web Archive

Name: Ingham, Clifford
Research Mentor: Professor Ian Pollock
Project Title: Symmetrical Chaos

Name: Merencillo, Melissa
Research Mentor: Professor Ian Pollock
Project Title: Cross-Reality Communication between Virtual Reality and the Real World

Name: Krunic, Michael
Research Mentor: Dr. Ryan Smith
Project Title: Modeling Dispersion for Control of Broadband Femtosecond Pulses

Name: Rinck, Ethan
Research Mentor: Dr. Amy Furniss
Project Title: Studying Markarian 421 with VERITAS

Name: Rosenquist, Trenton
Research Mentor: Dr. Amy Furniss
Project Title: Optical Observations of Very High Energy Blazars

Name: Lam, Sherwin
Research Mentor: Dr. Murray Horne
Project Title: Schizotypy and the Effects on Perspective Taking in a Rotation Task

Name: Ryczek, Cameron
Research Mentor: Dr. Murray Horne
Project Title: Schizotypy and the Effects on Perspective Taking in a Rotation Task

Name: Mohr, Sarah
Research Mentor: Dr. Rose Wong
Project Title: Protective Factors in Muslim Women's Mental Health in the SF Bay Area

Name: Callwood, Sybrey
Research Mentor: Dr. Elena Dukhovny
Project Title: Augmentative Communication

Name: Cano, Madison
Research Mentor: Dr. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis
Project Title: Keep on Singing: The Impact of Long-Term Participation in a Choir for Adults with Aphasia

Name: Hendricks, Emily
Research Mentor: Dr. Ai Leen Choo
Project Title: Bilingualism and the Risk of Stuttering

Name: Huffman, Jennifer
Research Mentor: Sara Smith
Project Title: The Relationship between Executive Function (specifically inhibition) and Working Memory in College-Aged Bilingual Students

Name: Ifah, Monika
Research Mentor: Dr. Pradeep Ramanathan
Project Title: CSUEB Concussion Epidemiology Study

Name: Monk, Jennifer
Research Mentor: Dr. Elena Dukhovny
Project Title: Applying Procedural Memory to AAC Display Design: A Literature Review

Name: Nosworthy, Candice
Research Mentor: Dr. Sara Smith
Project Title: Differential relationships between attitudes toward reading in English among monolingual and Spanish English bilingual students

Name: Thurman, Elisa
Research Mentor: Dr. Shuba Kashinath
Project Title: Effects of social pragmatic intervention on job interview skills in adults with autism

Name:  Yao, Jingyun
Research Mentor: Dr. Pradeep Ramanathan
Project Title: The effectiveness of saline injection in the treatment of vocal fold scarring

Name: Li, Qing
Research Mentor: Dr. Kelly Fan
Project Title: SCAA’s Reformation Effectiveness Research Project

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