For Summer 2008, 10 students were awarded Summer Research Awards from the School of Science.  Here is the list of students, and their research projects:

"Stochastic Innovation as a Mechanism for the Evolution of Scale-free Chemical Networks."
Allison Beckwith, with Dr. Adam Lucas (Mathematics and Computer Science) and Dr. Ken Dill (UCSF) 

"Isolation of a Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Found in the California Red Sea Urchin."
Mikhael Poblete, with Dr. Gerard Capriulo (Biology) and Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry) 

"Stochastic Innovation as a Mechanism for the Evolution of Scale-free Chemical Networks."
Kyle Pounder, with Dr. Adam Lucas (Mathematics and Computer Science) and Dr. Ken Dill (UCSF) 

"Evidence For a Conformational Change in TOP and the Machinery Behind It."
Lori Scognamillo, with Dr. Jeffrey Sigman (Chemistry) 

"Investigation of the Kinetic Mechanism of Neuropeptide Cleavage by Thimet Oligopeptidase."
Jaime Sconberg, with Dr. Jeffrey Sigman (Chemistry) 

"The Synthesis of Stilbene Analogs as Tyrosinase Inhibitors."
Winifred Scott, with Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry) 

"Analysis of Membrane Composition and Identification of Halophilic Bacteria Using Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Profiles."
Christian Snead, with Dr. Kenneth Brown (Chemistry) 

"Taiman and the Salivary Glands: a Developing System for Understanding Organ Formation."
Victoria Solarewicz, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology) 

"The Electrophysiological Investigation of Null Arguments: An ERP Study."
Sophie Tate, with Dr. Hiroko Nakano (Psychology) 

"The Distribution of Digits of Prime Numbers in Binary Representation."
Stefanie Wang, with Dr. James Sauerberg (Mathematics and Computer Science) 

 

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