Congratulations to the Fall 2023 Recipients!

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Savannah Hopkins, Animal Biology - Assessment of PQ intervals recorded with smartphone-based electrocardiogram after exercise in Thoroughbred racehorses
  • Jasmine Hsiao, Biotechnology - Transcriptomic analysis of CRISPR/Cas9 generated RIN gene promoter mutants in tomato 
  • Sarah Perry, Environmental Science and Management - Preferential Herbivory of Oak Acorns in the Interior Coast Range
  • Karla Santa Valenton, Human Development and Psychology - The Role of Lay Theory Beliefs of High School Students? Preparation for Pursuing Higher Education
  • Ryann Su, Animal Biology - Investigating Foraging Differences Between Ancient and Modern Birds Using Stable Isotopes
  • Isabella Torres, Animal Biology - Investigating the Physiological, Behavioral, and Morphological Differences Between Subtidal and Intertidal Pacific Purple Sea Urchins When Exposed to Thermal Stress

College of Biological Sciences

  • Fatimah Al-Musaw, Genetics and Genomics - Investigating the Tumor Microenvironment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma with BRCA2 Mutation
  • Emily Avetisyan, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - The Protective Effects of Pregnancy and Caregiving on Alcohol Preference in a Mouse Model 
  • Jake Blumwald, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior A Guide to Value-Based Decision-Making: Identifying a Grid Code for Value-Based Decision-Making in the Entorhinal Cortex (EC)
  • Christian Davalos-Gutierrez, Biological Sciences - Iron Modulation as a Treatment for Type II Diabetes
  • Alexander Guess, Biochemistry - STX17's Impact on Zika Virus Replication
  • Jerry Huang, Biological Sciences - Investigating the functions of kaiC in multiple myxobacteria species through the development of new CRISPR-Cas9 systems
  • Derek Jemanis, Molecular and Medical Microbiology - Modeling SKS in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Tianna Le, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior - In Vitro Generation of Alzheimer?s Disease Tau Aggregates and Their Effects on Tau-Microtubule Interactions
  • Meghana Mahantes, Genetics and Genomics - Determining the Role of the Potential C. elegans Homolog of the Human Protein, HURP, in Meiotic Spindle Positioning, Rotation and Chromosome Congression
  • Ethan Monk, Genetics and Genomics - Quantifying Spring Diurnal Movements of Neotropical Migratory Birds on Upper Mt. Diablo
  • Mohammad Siadat, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior - How does serotonin affect fibrosis and scarring in a wound ?
  • Nadia Sparenberg, Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity - Inversion Submersion: Analyzing chromosomal inversions of Zostera marina along a depth gradient 
  • Nolan Walt, Biological Sciences - Alpine Aeolian Communities in California
  • Melinda Wong, Biochemistry - Sex Determination in Zebrafish

College of Engineering

  • Tiffany Chan, Biomedical Engineering - Investigation of Student-Faculty Micro-Interactions on Students? Sense of Belonging through Organized Student-Faculty Lunches
  • Rohan Kumar, Biomedical Engineering - Investigating the Role of Folate in Regulating Epigenetic State in Spermatogenesis 
  • Cecilia Wong, Biomedical Engineering - Identifying the Cell-to-cell Fusion Machinery Using Viral Fusogen Protein p14FAST
  • Ana Ximena Rodriguez, Biological Systems Engineering - Pinpointing EN1 Expression in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Metastasis

College of Letters and Science

  • Sheba Queen Alvarado, Psychology - Infant-Directed Speech (IDS) Differences in Book Reading and Free Play
  • Amy Chabroux, Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Synthesis and Biological Screening of Novel TBG Analogs for Neurological Disorders
  • Ethan Chen, Chemistry - Altering Optoelectronic Properties through Substitutional Doping of 2D Si2Te3 Nanocrystals 
  • Greta Foehr, Sociology- Accessibility and Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation Industries
  • Melissa Jacuinde, Psychology - Examining Automacy of Predictive Coding in Speech
  • Annabel Marshall, Cognitive Science, English- The Effect of Speed Stress on Timelines of Visual Word Processing
  • Claire Mayew Sherman, Psychology-  Sleep Physiology and Memory in the Developing Mind
  • Brooke Morey, Anthropology -  Stable Isotope Analysis of California Mule Deer in the Archaeological Record 
  • Alex O'Sullivan, Sociology- Millennials and the Protestent Work Ethic
  • Wenlan Pan, Psychology - How does language influence bilingual speakers' personality traits
  • Sara Tareen, Sociology-  Hijabi Acceptance: How the Hijab Impacts how College-going Muslim Women Navigate Social Circles
  • Luis Vargas Castellanos, Psychology & Sociology- Latina/o/x & Hispanic Identity in the 21st Century

Spring 2022

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