IMSD Students Recognized for Research at the Annual SRS

Group photo of IMSD and MARC students
IMSD and MARC students relax after presenting at the Annual Student Research Symposium

San Diego State University once again celebrated its students’ research and creative endeavors with the Sixth Annual Student Research Symposium (SRS) on March 8-9, 2013. Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, the College of Education, and the College of Business Administration came together to exhibit and discuss their work with an appreciative group of judges, faculty, staff, and fellow students. This year’s SRS was the greatest success yet, with 450 students registering to participate in the symposium.


Once again, our IMSD-MBRS and BEP students made an impressive showing at the SRS. Fourteen of our scholars presented research posters at the event, and eight gave oral presentations. And, out of the hundreds of bright young scientists and artists presenting their work at the SRS, three of our IMSD-MBRS students were chosen to receive awards for their research. All of our scholars did an outstanding job, and represented the IMSD-MBRS program with enthusiasm, intelligence, and aplomb.


Undergraduate Excellence Poster Awards

Kristen E. Frosio, Psychology, Mentor: Nader Amir

The effects of anxiety and cognitive load on attention control


Undergraduate Excellence Oral Awards

Genaro Hernandez, Biology, Mentor: Roberta Gottlieb

Statins Promote Cardioprotection via Induction of Mitochondrial Autophagy


Compact Scholar Research Award

Annalia Valdivia, Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Linda Gallo

Weight Cycling and its Psychological Effect on Mexican American women


IMSD Oral Presentations

  • Ayon, Rey: Rattlesnake Encounters Alter Vigilance Behavior of California Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi)
  • Fletcher, Erin: Analysis of Oral Microbiota in Human Cancer Subjects
  • Garcia, Erika: Multilocus species delimitation in the Bishopella laciniosa species complex (Arachnida, Opiliones) from the southern Appalachian Mountains
  • Hernandez, Genaro: Statins Promote Cardioprotection via Induction of Mitochondrial Autophagy
  • Marquez, Alan: Fluid-structure interaction problems: the nonlinear analysis of Prandtl plane joined wings
  • Maximo, Omar: Impact of methodological variables on local functional connectivity measures in autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Valdivia, Annalia: Weight Cycling and its Psychological Effect on Mexican American women
  • Ward, Aaron: Metalloantibody LT1002 Uses Ca2+ to Bridge Antigen


IMSD Poster Presentations

  • Aivati, Cathrine: Development of an in vitro functional assay for myosin folding by the UNC-45 chaperone protein
  • Booker, Alexandria: Cognitions and Cancer Screening in Hispanic Americans
  • Chhouk, Rosannae: Analytical method development of persistent organic pollutants using GCxGC/TOF-MS in desert tortoise plasma samples
  • Fortin, Elizabeth: Numerical Homogenization of Crushed Honey Comb Cores
  • Frosio, Kristen: The effects of anxiety and cognitive load on attention control
  • Galindo, Carolina: The Effect of Gravitational Lensing on Dark Energy Measurements
  • Ott, Nadia: Reduction of Order for Higher Order Linear Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Paco, Czarinah: Identification of a Group B Streptococcal fibronectin binding protein that mediates invasion of the blood brain barrier
  • Ramos, Sashary: Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Based on Sensitive Analysis of Biomarkers Using Nonlinear Laser Wave Mixing
  • Reyes, Efren: Characterization of Group B Streptococcal clinical isolates and bacterial determinants that mediate Blood-Brain Barrier disruption
  • Tierney, Savanna: Exploration of Source Memory in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
  • Tisnado, Jerrell: Borate Binding to the Periplasmic Iron Transport Protein FbpA in a Marine Bacterium
  • Trang, Duyen: Exploring Ethnic Match, Acculturation Match, and Parental Acculturation as Correlates of Parental Agreement with Therapists on Biopsychosocial Causes of Child Problems
  • Zamudio. Alicia: Coxsackievirus Infection of Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells, Alterations in Stem Cell Function, and Accelerated Disease Progression in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease



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