2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Male student presenting research to seated audience.

The IMSD/MBRS and MARC Programs held their annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on December 6th. Initiated by Assistant Dean Michelle Lopez, the URS has provided an intimate venue for students to showcase their work, as well as network with faculty, members of industry, and graduate students in their respective disciplines since 2002.  IMSD/MBRS and MARC scholars presented their summer research, from either their SDSU lab or their summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU) lab. IMSD/MBRS and MARC students utilized both poster and oral presentations to showcase their research, and guest judges provided valuable feedback for the scholars regarding their research and oral communication skills. Once again, program scholars outdid themselves, ensuring a successful event for students, judges, and audience members alike.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Astronomy/Engineering/Mathematics

Tara Fetherolf- EXAMINING PHOTOMETRIC ORBITAL MODULATIONS IN KEPLER TRANSITING PLANET CANDIDATES     

Elizabeth Fortin- FLEXIBLE IMPEDANCE SENSOR FOR HYDRATION MONITORING         

Nadia Ott- PEANO CURVES AND LAPLACIANS ON FRACTALS                          

Carlos Brambila- MONOTORING NEONATAL CARDIOCYTE GENE EXPRESSIONWITH AND WITHOUT CELL PACING IN CULTURE

Francisco Candido- THE DESIGN OF A MULTISTABLE MATERIAL                                         

Kent Kurashima- RADIATION CHARACTERIZATION OF A SOLAR SIMULATOR

 

Biology

Alicia Zamudio- EXAMINING THE ROLE OF HDAC3 IN COGNITIVE FUNCTION            

Katrina Cable- INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR GENE SoxB1b IN NEURAL REGENERATION AND NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTION IN PLANARIANS              

Efren ReyesCHARACTERIZATION OF THE MECHANISM OF BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER DISRUPTION BY GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS

Thomas Weston- CHARACTERIZATION OF GROUP B STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION OF ASTROCYTES AND THE IMPACT ON THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER                                                               

Philip Silva- DREADDing the Neuronal Primary Cilia: Localization of hM4Di                  

Mercedes Quintana- EXAMINING THE TEMPORAL EXPRESSION AND REGULATION OF  TYPE I MAGE PROTEINS IN SPERMATOGENESIS

 

Chemistry

Aaron Ward- DISTINCT METALLOANTIBODIES USE SIMILAR BINDING MOTIFS FOR BRIDGING CATIONS

Jerrell Tisnado-POTENTIAL ROLES OF PIWI IN THE tRNA DERIVED SMALL RNA BIOGENESIS PATHWAY IN STEM CELLS

Eric Lopez-EFECT OF WATER CONCENTRATION ON A PROTON COUPLEDE ELECTRON TRANSFER REACTION IN NON-AQUEOUS SOLVENTS

Alterra Sanchez- CALIBRATION OF A CO2 AND PH SENSOR                                                             

Gerardo Soriano- FORCE-ACTIVATED MOLECULES IN POLYMERS     

 

Ecology/Zoology

Rosannae Chhouk- OXIDATION OF BISPHENOL A AND 17β-ESTRADIOL BY Manganese (IV) OXIDE                 

Erika Garica- MULTILOCUS SPECIES DELIMITATION IN THE BISHOPELLA LACINIOSASPECIES COMPLEX (ARACHNIDA, OPILIONES) FROM THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS

Rey Ayon- RATTLESNAKE ENCOUNTERS ALTER VIGILANCE BEHAVIOR OF CALIFORNIA GROUND SQUIRRELS (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

 

Psychology

Savanna Tierney- PROTEIN LOCALIZATION AND RETINAL CELL SURVIVAL IS AFFECTED IN A ZEBRAFISH USH2A MUTANT

Annalia ValdiviaACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE AMONG U.S. BORN AND FOREIGN BORN HISPANICS

Duyen Trang- INITIAL REPORTED FEELINGS OF DEPRESSION IN AN ETHNICALLY DIVERSE SAMPLE OF YOUTH

Symone McKinnon-  THE EFFECTS OF AGE AND COMORBIDITY ON THE LIKELIHOOD OF HIRING A HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Carl Bolano- RELATION BETWEEN CHILDREN’S INTERNALIZING PROBLEMS AND PARENTS’ PERCEIVED LEVEL OF STRESS: RACE AS A MODERATOR                                                                                                              

Linda Honaker-  IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE: STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL STUDIES ON THERMO-SENSITIVE ION CHANNELS

Ismael Perez- A HIGH PERFORMANCE GPU-BASED FORWARD PROJECTION RADIOGRAPHY MODEL

Carlo Quintanilla-  AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN ZEBRAFISH

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