The Summer Research program has featured the School of Science's best and brightest student/faculty teams.

Summer 2013


Summer 2012

 

Summer 2011

“Ambient Nitrogen Oxide Concentrations During Peak Tourist Season in Yosemite National Park.” 
Bianca Auble, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“Remote and Urban Air Quality: Surface Ozone in the Bay Area and White Mountains of CA.”
Christopher Beck, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry) Proposal Report

 “Music Processing and Hemispheric Specialization in Experienced Dancers and Non-Dancers: An EEG Study of High Frequencies.”
Constanza de Dios, with Dr. Hiroko Nakano (Psychology) Proposal Report

“Reactive Oxygen Species are Important for Promoting BMP-induced Dendritic Growth in Rat Embryonic Sympathetic Neurons.” 
Charlotte Lea, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology) Proposal Report

 “Vector Coloring and Complement Critical Graphs.”
Xiaowei Li & Rachel Phillips, with Dr. Michael Nathanson (Mathematics) Proposal Report

“Seasonal and Longitudinal Variation of Thrombotic and Thrombolytic Factors in Humans by Gender and Age.” 
Erin Patrick Murray, with Dr. Margaret Field (Biology) Proposal Report

“Variance in Gene Expression of Thrombotic and Thrombolytic Plasma Proteins in Rats Following Acute Phase Reaction.”
Sean Purtell, with Dr. Keith Garrison (Biology) Proposal Report

“A Comparison of Cross-Coupling Reactions Involving an Aryl Group and an R Group.” 
Joseph Ramirez, with Dr. Ken Brown (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“Motivational Factors of Young Adults Involved in Meditation Practice.” 
Erin Riley, with Dr. Jose Feito (Psychology) Proposal Report

“The Effects of Energy Drinks on the Structure and Function of Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts.” 
Eric Shide, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology) Proposal

“A mechanistic and structural investigation of the hinge-bend conformation of metallopeptidases: Thimet Oligiopeptidase.” 
Jose Carlo Sosa, with Jeffrey Sigman (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“Seasonal Variation of Hemostatic and Hemolytic Factors in Hibernating and Non Hibernating Mammals.” 
Stephanie Triggas, with Dr. Margaret Field (Biology) Proposal Report

“Low Frequency EEG Analysis of Argentine Tango Dancers and Non-Dancers.”
Nicholas J. A. Wan, with Hiroko Nakano (Psychology) Proposal Report


Summer 2010

“Nitration Reactions and HPLC Analysis.”
Justin Dancer, with Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“Decision Making in Baseball: A Computer Programming Approach.”
Timothy David, with Dr. Chris Jones (Mathematics) Proposal Report

“Thimet Oligopeptidase: Flourescent Labeling in Investigate Structural Changes.”
Gariella B. Diaz, with Dr. Jeffrey A. Sigman (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“Nitration of Substituted Aromatic Rings and Rate Analysis.”
Kayla Diemoz, with Dr. Valeri Burke (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“Effect of Energy Drink Exposure on Neutral and MDCK Cells.”
Wayne Doyle, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology) Proposal

“The Physics of Soccer: Bounce and Ball Trajectory.”
Jordan Grider, with Dr. Mari-Anne Rosario (Physics) Proposal Report Appendices

“Role of MicroRNAs in Organ Development.”
Kristen Hatfield, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology) Proposal Report

“Structural Analysis of Thimet Oligopeptidase.”
Zhe J.C. Lin, with Dr. Jeffrey A. Sigman (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“The Effect of Calcium on Conformational Change of Thimet Oligopeptidase (EC 3.4.24.15).”
Napala Pratini, with Dr. Jeffrey A. Sigman (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“Using Gap Analysis to Assess Vegetation Growth in Jiu Zhai Gou, World Biosphere Preserve Western Szechuan Province, China.”
Ashley Rose, with Dr. Carla Bossard (Biology) Proposal Report

“Probing the Active Site of Thimet Oligopeptidase.”
Brian Shaw, with Dr. Jeffrey Sigman (Chemistry) Proposal Report

Summer 2009

"Synthesis of Tyrosinase Inhibitors: Designing Chalcones."
Gabrielle Diaz, with Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry) Proposal Report

"Lunar Dynamics and a Search for Objects Near the Earth-Moon Lagrangian Points"
Jillian Eymann, with Dr. Ronald Olowin (Physics and Astronomy) Proposal Report

"Synthesis and Inhibition Activity of N-benzylbenzamide Derivatives against Tyrosinase"
Lindsay Flint, with Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry) Proposal Report

"Surface Ozone in the White Mountains."
Easar Forghany, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry) Proposal Report

"Photon Statistics."
Jordan Grider, with Dr. Roy Wensley (Physics and Astronomy) Proposal Report

"Human Immune Response to Carbon Nanotube Exposure."
David Montelongo, with Dr. Keith Garrison (Biology) Proposal Report

"Research on Gemini Surfactant by Chemical Trapping Experiments: Aqueous Solution Studies."
Michelle Nenzel, with Dr. Steven Bachofer (Chemistry) Proposal Report

"The Endogenized K113 and K115 Retroviruses in the General Public."
Thomas Reynolds, with Dr. Keith Garrison (Biology) Proposal Report Part 1 Part 2

"Mesoderm Tissue Development in Drosophila melanogaster."
Jeanine Shibler, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology) Proposal Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

"Design for Undergraduate Experiment using Photon Entanglement."
Kurt Thompson, with Dr. Roy Wensley (Physics and Astronomy) Proposal Report

 

 

Summer 2008 

"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) Proposal Report

"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) Proposal Report

"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) Proposal Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Summer 2007

”Chlamydia’s Effect on Different Layers of Uterine Tissue”
Mark Capobianco, with Dr. Troy Skwor (Biology and Children's
Hospital Oakland Research Institute) Proposal Report

”Evaluating Delay-Doppler Maps to Model the Ocean”
Elliot Feinberg, with Dr. Chris Ray (Physics) Proposal Report

”Development of a Project-Based Experiment for the Organic Chemistry Lab”
Stephanie Nguyen, with Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry) Proposal Report

”The Effects of Wildfire on the Concentration of Ozone in the Atmosphere”
Adele Panasci, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry) Proposal Report

”Asteroid Classification and Detection with Orbital Analysis”
Jonathan Plotner, with Dr. Ron Olowin (Physics) Proposal Report

“Second Year of Aquatic Invasive Species Survey and Monitoring Plan for Gratiot Lake – Michigan”
Valerie Renosto, David Schwartz, and Mary Heady, with Dr. Andrea Nicholas (Biology) Proposal Report

“Services Used and Quality of Life in Three Types of Senior Housing: A Comparative Study”
Ashton Smith, with Dr. Mary McCall (Psychology) Proposal Report

 

Summer 2006

"In Vitro Classification of Immunological Responses to Five Immuno-dominant and Five Putative Type III Secretory C. trachomatis Proteins”
Barry Amos, with Dr. Troy Skwor (Biology and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute) Proposal Report

"Surface Ozone Concentration and Weekend Effect Study in Joshua Tree National Park and Surrounding Urban Locations”
Katie Azevedo, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry) Proposal Report

"Optimization of Baseball Swing Parameters for Three Levels of Play”
Annie Chase, with Dr. Chris Ray (Physics) Proposal Report

"The Analysis of the Gordon Game”
David Drummond, with Dr. Chris Jones (Mathematics) Proposal Report

"Transport Dynamics Associated with Surface Ozone Concentrations at Remote Locations in Joshua Tree National Park”
Emily King, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry) Proposal Report

"A Study on the Effects of Summer Orientation Programs on the Self-Concept of Minority Students”
Beatriz Marquez, with Dr. Elena Escalera (Psychology) Proposal Report

"Testing Hypotheses for the Fish Population Collapse in Suisun Bay”
Ashley Martin, with Dr. Steven Kelley (Biology) Proposal Report

"Synthesis of Dihydroxyacetone Phosphate Analogs”
Sara Nownes, with Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry) Proposal Report

"Antimicrobial Natural Products from the Red Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
Michael Pisarek, with Dr. Gerard Capriulo (Biology) Proposal Report

"Manatee Vocalization Computational Analysis”
Jia Shen, with Dr. Jennifer Robbins (Biology) and Dr. Roy Wensley (Physics) Proposal Report

 

Summer 2005 

“Polynomial Zero Finders: An Optimization Approach”
Karl Beutner, with Dr. Charles Hamaker (Mathematics & Computer Science) Proposal Report

“Investigation of the Kuiper Belt Using the Mercury 6 Integrator”
Annie Chase, with Dr. Ben Davis (Mathematics & Computer Science) Proposal Report

“Why Spread Your Wings? An Analysis of Roosting Behavior in Cathartes aura
Michael De Nieu, with Dr. Douglas Long (Biology) Proposal Report

“The Use of Methylation-Specific PCR and Immunocytochemistry in the Investigation of Epigenetic Status of Preneoplastic Murine Mammary Tumors”
Genevieve Flock and Rob Gallagher, with Dr. Margaret Field (Biology) Proposal Report

“Prokaryotic Gene Expression in Higher Eukaryotes”
Aman Mahal, with Dr. Allan Hansell (Biology) Proposal Report

“Physical Characterization of Atmospherically Relevant Polar Organic Aerosols in Cloud Droplet Formation”
Scott Rodriguez, with Dr. Michelle Shulman (Chemistry) Proposal Report

“CCD Detection of Minor Solar System Bodies Using a Small Aperture Telescope”
Thomas Scarry, with Dr. Ronald Olowin (Physics & Astronomy) Proposal Report

“The Complex World of Jumping Champions”
Steve Schluchter, with Dr. Jim Sauerberg (Mathematics & Computer Science) Proposal Report

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