2019-2020
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2018-2019
Trisha Agarwal
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brigitte Gomperts
Faculty Mentor Department: Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
Funding:
Project: Modeling and Enhancing Mucociliary Clearance in Pulmonary Disease using Airway Basal Stem Cells
Jacob Alderete
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catherine Cahill
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Science
Funding:
Project: The Role of Peripheral Mu-Receptors in Mediating the Affective Dimension of Chronic Pain
Marianna Aslanyan
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amander Clark
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: Elucidating the Function of Critical Transcription Factors for Human Germline Formation
Nikoo Dalili
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Krantz
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Science
Funding:
Project: A Strategy for Mapping the Subcellular localization of a Serotonin Receptor
Zena Marie Del Mundo
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Bensinger
Faculty Mentor Department: MIMG
Funding:
Project: Reprogramming of Macrophage Mitochondrial Function Through Activation of Toll-Like Receptors
Luke Elissiry
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chong Liu
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Funding:
Project: Encapsulation of Microbes in Inorganic Nanomaterials to Promote Plant Growth
Alexis May Elliott
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kent Hill
Faculty Mentor Department: MIMG
Funding:
Project: Determining the cAMP-dependent Phosphoproteome of the Trypanosoma brucei flagellum tip
Iris Feng
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Atsushi Nakano
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: Glucose as a Promoter of Cardiac Regeneration
Esmeralda Villavicencio Gonzalez
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amander Clark
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: In vitro generation of late stage primordial germ cell-like cells in xenogeneic reconstituted testis
China Hagstrom
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Spearrin
Faculty Mentor Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Funding:
Project: Laser Absorption Spectroscopy for Combustion Efficiency in Hybrid Rockets
Jeffrey Huang
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Douglas Black
Faculty Mentor Department: MIMG
Funding:
Project: Evaluating the functional correlation between yeast PRP18 and human hPRPF18 splicing factors
Alina Lynn Kochocki
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rene Ong
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics and Astronomy
Funding:
Project: Characterization of GAPS Time of Flight System
Priya Kohli
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Phelps
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Funding:
Project: The Role of Reelin in the Olfactory System
Ming Suet (Isabelle) Kwan
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Isaac Yang
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurosurgery
Funding:
Project: Bioengineered Nanoparticle Vault Coupled with NY-ESO-1 in Glioma Murine Model
Christian Lapitan
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nagendra Mishra
Faculty Mentor Department: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - Infectious Diseases
Funding:
Project: Staphylococcal Carotenogenesis in Resistance to Host Defense Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides
Karen Leung
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Dumesic
Faculty Mentor Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Funding:
Project: "Reversing Altered Adipogenesis in Normal Weight PCOS Women Through Use of Anti-Androgen Flutamide"
Christy Luong
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathrin Plath
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Funding:
Project: A study of the dynamic behavior of Xist RNA by live-cell super resolution microscopy
Jane My Ly
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wendie Robbins
Faculty Mentor Department: Nursing
Funding:
Project: Multiple Vitamins and Supplement Combinations on Sperm Parameters in Infertility Patients
Shreya Mantri
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Utpal Banerjee
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: Investigating the process of progenitor cell differentiation in the Drosophila larval lymph gland
Lior Peretz
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amander Clark
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: Naive Pluripotency Transcription Factors in Human Primordial Germ Cell Development
Andres Rodriguez
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Oliver Fregoso
Faculty Mentor Department: MIMG
Funding:
Project: Identifying Target Proteins Important for Vpr DNA Damage Response Activation
Kyle Sheu
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Graeber
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Funding:
Project: Mapping the Genetic Dependencies of Chromosomal Instability in Cancer Cells
Ashley Shirriff
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kelsey Martin
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Science
Funding:
Project: CREB-Regulated Transcriptional Coactivator 1 (CRTC1) Activity in Differentiated Neuronal Cell Lines
Rachelle Stark
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachelle Watson
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Funding:
Project: Elucidating sarcospan's role in cardiac tissue and heart physiology
Kristen Stefanescu
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larry Hoffman
Faculty Mentor Department: Surgery-Head & Neck
Funding:
Project: Cisplatin-Induced Inner Ear Epithelial Lesions: The Impact of Oxidative Stress on Afferent Dendrites
Spenser Talkington
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rahul Roy
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics and Astronomy
Funding:
Project: Towards Analytic Chern Numbers, and Critical Exponents in the "Quartic Hofstadter" Model of Solids
Xinran Tang
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yung-Ya Lin
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Funding:
Project: Enhanced r1, r2 in Nanostructure
Kimberly Uehisa
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tamara Horwich
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine-Cardiology
Funding:
Project: A Text-Messaging Program to Promote UCLA Student Heart Health and Wellness
Sara Varadharajulu
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edward Lee
Faculty Mentor Department: Radiological Sciences
Funding:
Project: Examining the Trajectory of post-TIPS HE Patients with ePTFE Covered vs Bare Stents
Brandon Vong
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Jacobsen
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: "Targeted Demthylation of FWA promoter with SUNTAG-TET1 using Tobacco Rattle Virus to deliver gRNAs"
Emily Wang
2018-2019
Major:
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Lu
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurosurgery
Funding:
Project: The role of somatostatin in the cervical spinal respiratory circuit
2017-2018
Milad Azimi
2017-2018
Major: Bioengineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Kamei
Faculty Mentor Department: Bioengineering
Funding:
Project: Incorporation of Iron Oxide Nanozymes in LFA for Signal Enhancement and Detection of Malaria Antigen
Alis Balayan
2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sophie Deng
Faculty Mentor Department: Ophthalmology
Funding:
Project: Mesenchymal stem cells for corneal repair
Justin Buchanan
2017-2018
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alexander Hoffmann
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Funding:
Project: Exploring differential transcription factor activation in response to interferons
Danielle Cadena
2017-2018
Major: Chemistry-Material Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Justin Caram
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Funding:
Project: Self-Assembly of Nanowires by Dye Aggregate Substrates
Vicente Capistrano
2017-2018
Major: Biophysics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Caprioli
Faculty Mentor Department: Ophthalmology
Funding:
Project: Comparing Algorithms of Glaucoma Rate Index and Guided Progression Analysis
Nitika Chellappa
2017-2018
Major: Bioengineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Song Li
Faculty Mentor Department: Bioengineering
Funding:
Project: Small Molecule and Biophysical Control Over Adult Mouse Neuronal Reprogramming Efficiency
Daphne Chen
2017-2018
Major: Biophysics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Giovanni Zocchi
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Funding:
Project: Classifying Kosmotropes and Chaotropes Using Nano-Rheology
Shelley Cheng
2017-2018
Major: Physics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Smadar Naoz
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Funding:
Project: On the triple nature of the binary star system Par 1802 in the Orion Nebula
Jessica Chern
2017-2018
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Bradley
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Funding:
Project: Characterizations of Novel Components of the Toxoplasma Inner Membrane Complex
Jacqueline Do
2017-2018
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mario Deng
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine - Cardiology
Funding:
Project: Potential Cognitive Biomarkers in Predicting Heart Failure Patient Outcomes
Saeed Fathi
2017-2018
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Harley Kornblum
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Funding:
Project: The effect of reactive oxygen species on the enhancement of proliferation of IDH I mutant glioblasto
Kristen Fernandez
2017-2018
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Funding:
Project: Antibiotic induced frameshift mutagenesis in E. Coli
Kartik Garg
2017-2018
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brigitte Gomperts
Faculty Mentor Department: Pediatrics
Funding:
Project: Ciliary Dysfunction and its Possible Effects on Bronchiolization in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Tatsuya Ishikawa
2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ram Raj Singh
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine
Funding:
Project: Role of Sex Chromosomes in Conferring Sex Dimorphism in Angiotensin II-Induced Fibrosis
Gerardo Javier
2017-2018
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matteo Pellegrini
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: Digital Quantification of Immune Cell Subsets using Methylation Patterns from Adjacent CpG Islands
Matthew Ji
2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Weiss
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Funding:
Project: Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces for Cell Deformation Microfluidic Devices and Cargo Delivery
Joyce Samson
2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guillaume Chanfreau
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Funding:
Project: The Importance of PRP18 in RNA Splicing Specificity and Fidelity
Tiffany Ju
2017-2018
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Kitchen
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine - Hematology-Oncology
Funding:
Project: Improving Efficacy of Anti-HIV CD4-Chimeric Antigen Receptor Through Cytokine Expression
Emily (So Youn) Lee
2017-2018
Major: Bioengineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Kamei
Faculty Mentor Department: Bioengineering
Funding:
Project: Fundamental Investigation of Aqueous Two-Phase Systems in Hydrogels
Diane Lee
2017-2018
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Bradley
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Funding:
Project: Function of One-Sided Proteins on Inner Membrane Complex in Toxoplasma gondii
Alan Li
2017-2018
Major: Biophysics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ke Sheng
Faculty Mentor Department: Radiation Oncology
Funding:
Project: Monte Carlo calculations of Cerrobend to brass conversions for total-body irradiation
Jesus Lopez Baltazar
2017-2018
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Kaner
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Funding:
Project: Chemical Sensors from Common Polymeric Waste Material Reusing Eraser Shavings
Shaili Mathur
2017-2018
Major: Computational and Systems Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Van Savage
Faculty Mentor Department: Biomathematics
Funding:
Project: Explaining Eagle Effect:Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, Drug Self-suppression and Cell Response
Tatiana Mengistu
2017-2018
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Carmichael
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Funding:
Project: Molecular mechanisms of white matter repair after white matter stroke and rehabilitation
Julia Nakamura
2017-2018
Major: Psychobiology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julienne Bower
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychology
Funding:
Project: Childhood Adversity in HPA-Axis Mechanisms and Inflammatory Responses
Matthew Obusan
2017-2018
Major: Human Biology and Society (BS)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matteo Pellegrini
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Funding:
Project: Eaf3 recruits splicing factors to influence splicing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Claire Page
2017-2018
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yi Tang
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemical Engineering
Funding:
Project: Engineering of Polyketide Synthase-Carnitine Acyl Transferase Fusion Proteins
Lucia Page-Harley
2017-2018
Major: Cognitive Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peyman Golshani
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Funding:
Project: Effect of Hippocampal Cell Deletions on Theta Oscillations in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Ethan Pak
2017-2018
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas
Faculty Mentor Department: Radiation Oncology
Funding:
Project: miRNAs regulate EMT in MCF10A KRAS-variant cells
Amara Pang
2017-2018
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Chute
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine
Funding:
Project: Discovery of a small molecule inhibiting the Lin28/Let-7 Axis in Hematological cancers
Nisha Patel
2017-2018
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kim-Lien Nguyen
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine
Funding:
Project: Left Atrial Function in Children and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Treated with Anthracyclines
Patricia (Yu-Chun) Peng
2017-2018
Major: Psychobiology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Donlea
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Funding:
Project: Sleep Homeostasis in Socially Enriched Flies
Nikitha Pothireddy
2017-2018
Major: Psychobiology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Dumesic
Faculty Mentor Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Funding:
Project: Implications of Cumulus Cell Resistance to Stress on Oocyte Developmental Competence
Merrick (Md) Rahman
2017-2018
Major: Civil Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sanjay Mohanty
Faculty Mentor Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Funding:
Project: Slow-release fertilizer using waste materials
Harjas Sabharwal
2017-2018
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Williams
Faculty Mentor Department: Ophthalmology
Funding:
Project: Analysis of the Time Course of Photoreceptor Outer Segment Shedding in the CD-1 Mouse
Baochen She
2017-2018
Major: Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robijn Bruinsma
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Funding:
Project: Investigation of Landau Theory in HIV virion Budding Process
Lauren Ton
2017-2018
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sophie Deng
Faculty Mentor Department: Ophthalmology
Funding:
Project: The Role of DLL1 in Human Limbal Stem Cells
Dana Tran
2017-2018
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Carmichael
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Funding:
Project: Effects of Drug Treatment on Post Stroke Recovery in MCAO Mouse Model
Jerry Trinh
2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Huiying Li
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Funding:
Project: Computational Analysis of Propionibacterium acnes Strain Populations in the Skin Microbiome
Xinyi Yan
2017-2018
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Kraft
Faculty Mentor Department: Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
Funding:
Project: Incorporating Plant-soil feedback into plant coexistence theory
Jessica Zhao
2017-2018
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yi Tang
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemical Engineering
Funding:
Project: Maximizing Fungal Biosynthetic Potential for Novel Drug Leads with CRISPR
Kevin Zhao
2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ekihiro Seki
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine
Funding:
Project: Role of IL-22 in a therapeutic effect of a new TLR7 ligand 1Z1 on mouse alcoholic steatohepatitis
Daniela Zokaeim
2017-2018
Major: Linguistics and Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Veronica Santos
Faculty Mentor Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Funding:
Project: The Study of Gaze Fixation and Upper Body Movements to Improve the Development of Assistive Robotics