May 24, 2017

Spring 2007-2011 UAP Participants

The following undergraduates and mentors participated in the program under its previous format and name - the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program (UAP). Follow the links below to learn more about each semester's participants and projects from spring 2011 back to spring 2007.

Spring 2011 Apprentices

  • Karen Bontrager, Bachelor of Individualized Study, is working with David Anderson (College of Education and Human Development).
  • Yousef Fazel, Chemistry, is working with Iosif Vaisman (School of Systems Biology).
  • Avis Foster, Mathematics, is working with Padmanabhan Seshaiyer (Department of Mathematical Sciences) and Daniel Anderson (Department of Mathematical Sciences).
  • Philip Gibson, Psychology, is working with Robert Smith (Department of Psychology).
  • Natalie Kiddie, Psychology, is working with Keith Renshaw (Department of Psychology).
  • Stephanie LaSpada, Fine Arts and Art History, is working with Carol Mattusch (Department of History and Art History).
  • Gregory Mann, Biology and Psychology, is working with Johannes Rojahn (Department of Psychology).
  • Marlene Ouayoro, Mathematics, is working with Geir Agnarsson (Department of Mathematical Sciences).
  • Justin Roykovich, Art and Visual Technology, is working with Lynne Constantine (School of Art).
  • Blake Silver, English, is working with Terry Zawacki (Department of English) and Ric Collar (University Life).
  • Sabrina Speights, Psychology, is working with Eden King (Department of Psychology).
  • Luis Sullivan, Biology, is working with Daniel Cox (School of Systems Biology).
  • Amy Tanna, Music, is working with Corinne McCarthy (Department of English).
  • Evangelia Tsapos, Biology, is working with Charles Madden (Undergraduate Biology Program).
  • Alexandra Tyson, Global Affairs and French, is working with Eric Shiraev (Department of Public and International Affairs).
  • Walter Via, Bachelor of Individualized Study, is working with Chris Parsons (Department of Environmental Science and Policy).
  • Justin Voigt, English, is working with Steven Weinberger (Department of English).
  • Sarah Waldron, Psychology, is working with Johannes Rojahn (Department of Psychology).

Spring 2011 Writing Fellows

  • George Buzzell, Psychology, is working with Sarah Baker (Writing Across the Curriculum).
  • Kim Ruff, Creative Writing, is working with Sarah Baker (Writing Across the Curriculum).
  • Paula Salamoun, Government and International Politics, is working with Shannon Portillo (Department of Criminology, Law and Society).

Spring 2011 Student Mentors

  • Analicia Carpio, Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
  • James Boddu, Biology.

 


Fall 2010 Apprentices

  • Noori Ali, Nursing and Psychology, is working with Jessica Gill (School of Nursing) on The Cognitive and Health-Related Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries on Abused Women.
  • Analicia Carpio, Conflict Analysis & Resolution and Music, is working with John Paden (Robinson Professors) on Touch Your Heart! An Exploratory Ethnomusicology Study of Music and Identity in Taiwan.
  • Sarah Choi, Computer Engineering, is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Implementing EOG as a Control Mechanism: Synchronizing Eye Movement, Real-Time Signal Processing, and Object Movement.
  • Sarah Faragalla, Global Affairs and Psychology, is working with Karen Rosenblum (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) on A Study of the Veil in Three Contexts.
  • A'Laura Hines, Chemistry, is working with Paul Cooper (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Reaction Mechanism of Methanol.
  • Kelly Hughes, Psychology, is working with James Sanford (Department of Psychology) on The Effects of Creative Cognition on Memory and Illusory Memory Production.
  • Nader Hussein, Biology, is working with David Anderson (College of Education and Human Development) on Analysis of Nutrition Support for HIV-Positive Populations in the D.C. Metro Area.
  • Ruth Jackson, Psychology, is working with Keith Renshaw (Department of Psychology) on Coffee with Cream: A Look at How Culture Influences Interracial Relationships.
  • Raouf Kheir, Neuroscience, is working with Nadine Kabbani (Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study) on Characterization of Alpha 7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Drosophila: Toward the Creation of an Invertebrate Model of Psychosis.
  • Liya Palagashvili, Economics, is working with Thomas Rustici (Department of Economics) on Occupational Licensing: A Case Study of Selling Caskets.
  • Jason Pina, Physics, is working with Paul So (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on Understanding the Collective Behavior of a Network of Josephson Junctions.
  • David Revilla, Neuroscience, is working with James Thompson (Department of Psychology) on The Identification of the Functional Connectivity of Human Working Memory using fMRI and Probabilistic Diffusion Tractography.
  • Myurajan Rubaharan, Biology, is working with Daniel Cox (School of Systems Biology) on Investigating the Role of RNAi Regulation in Class-Specific Dendrite Morphogenesis.
  • Sabrina Speights, Psychology, is working with Eden King (Department of Psychology) on Targets' Attributions to Gender, Race, and Attractiveness Discrimination.
  • Charles Sweet, Applied Computer Science, is working with Huzefa Rangwala (Department of Computer Science) on Predicting Protein Residue Contacts Using Neighboring Residues and Residue-Specific Features.
  • Justin Towson, Neuroscience and Psychology, is working with Amarda Shehu (Department of Computer Science) on Combining Experiment and Computation to Characterize Dopamine Receptors and the Mode of Action of Antipsychotic Drugs.
  • Kelsey Marie Wilkins, History and Art History, is working with Michele Greet (Department of History and Art History) on Berlin's Contemporary Art Scene.
  • Colleen Yeskovich, Global Affairs and Economics, is working with Lee Fritschler (School of Public Policy) on Socio-Political Freedoms and Global Productivity of Educated Workers: A Comparative Study.

 

Fall 2010 Writing Fellows

  • Connor Morgan, Individualized Study, is working with Jeannie Brown Leonard (Bachelor of Individualized Study Program).

 


Summer 2010 Apprentices

  • Muneeb Akhter, Electrical Engineering, is working with Angelos Stavrou (Department of Computer Science).
  • Timothy Baker, Computer Science, is working with Migzhen Tian (School for Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences).
  • Hollis Beckner, Government and International Politics, is working with Guido Cervone (Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science).
  • James Boddu, Biology, is working with Daniel Cox (School of Systems Biology).
  • Minh Bui, Biology, is working with Huzefa Rangwala (Department of Computer Science).
  • Kyle Carlson, Psychology, is working with Jeffrey Stuewig (Department of Psychology).
  • Rachael Dickson, History, is working with Kathryn Mangus (University Life).
  • Maryam Jeiran, Computer Science, is working with Jyh-Ming Lien (Department of Computer Science).
  • Kristine Kellenberger, Tourism and Events Management, is working with Laurie Harmon (School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism).
  • Judith Gail Kelly, Individualized Study, is working with Suzanne Scott (Women and Gender Studies).
  • Kevin Loker, Anthropology, is working with Rodger Smith (Department of Communication).
  • Kelly Moore, Psychology is working with June Tangney (Department of Psychology).
  • Nhu Nguyen, Neuroscience, is working with Jane Flinn (Department of Psychology).
  • Liya Palgashvili, Economics, is working with Thomas Rustici (Department of Economics).
  • Sarah Parham, Administration of Justice, is working with Cynthia Lum (Department of Criminology, Law and Society) and David Weisburd (Department of Criminology, Law and Society).
  • Margaret Patrick, Economics, is working with Donald Boudreaux (Department of Economics).
  • David Revilla, Neuroscience, is working with James Thompson (Department of Psychology).
  • Kristine Romero, Economics, is working with John Paden (Robinson Professors).
  • Paula Salamoun, Government and International Politics, is working with Eric Shiraev (Department of Psychology).
  • Haoxiao Yu, Economics, is working with Tyler Cowen (Department of Economics).
  • Tianchen Yu, Computer Science, is working with Dan Fleck (Department of Computer Science).

 


Spring 2010 Apprentices

  • Margaret Albert, Economics, is working with David Levy (Department of Economics) on Choosing Extremism: A Study in Modern British Islam.
  • Zainab Hameda Benchekroun, Computer Engineering, is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Using Electrodes to Stimulate the Activity of the Brain.
  • Simone Erchov, Psychology, is working with Patrick McKnight (Department of Psychology) on Assessing Necessity of Calibrating Depression Measures as a Factor of Functional Outcomes and Symptomatology.
  • Ejona Fuli, Economics, is working with Marco Castillo (Department of Economics) on Loss Aversion: What Is the Optimal Contract?
  • Maximillian Garland, Biology, is working with Lisa Pawloski (Department of Nutrition and Food Studies) on The Socio-Geographic Determinants of Patients.
  • Tiffany Ha, Chemistry, is working with Barney Bishop (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Incorporation of Triazine Groups into pNIP Am/AA Particles to Customize Affinity Baits.
  • Nicholas Howell, Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working with David Donahue (Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering) on Practical Mechanical Wire Stripper.
  • Komal Khan, Administration of Justice, is working with Shannon Portillo (Department of Criminology, Law and Society) on Pro Se and Pro Bono Representation in Administrative Hearings.
  • Shadiyah Mangru, Mathematics, is working with Walter Morris (Department of Mathematical Sciences) on Investigations in Linear Algebra and Combinatories related to Biclique Decompositions of Graphs
  • David McAbee, Economic Environmental Policy, is working with Thomas Rustici (Department of Economics) on The Environmental Effects of American Individualism: Determining If Sustainability Properly Addresses the Causes of Environmental Degradation and Its Implications for Public Policy.
  • Swati Mehta, Psychology, is working with Pamela Greenwood (Department of Psychology) on The Effects of COMT, BDNF and Age on Working Memory Performances.
  • Amira Mohamed-Ameen, Psychology, is working with Raja Parasuraman (Department of Psychology) on Complacency and Verification Behavior with Automated Decision Aids.
  • Patrick Mumper, Psychology, is working with Linda Chrosniak (Department of Psychology) on Facilitation Effects of D-Cycloserine on Variably Induced Fear Extinction: An Animal Model of PTSD.
  • Rizqi Rachmat, Economics and Global Affairs, is working with Kwame Boakye-Agyei (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Examining the Volume of U.S. Aid to Africa and Its Corresponding International Development Policy for Africa's Development.
  • Myurajan Rubaharan, Biology, is working with Daniel Cox (School of Systems Biology) on Investigating the Role of RNAi Regulation in Class-Specific Dendrite Morphogenesis.
  • Eric Schiffhauer, Biology, is working with Monique van Hoek (School of Systems Biology) on Potential Role of Pilin in Francisella Biofilm Formation.
  • Amanda Shaver, History and Anthropology, is working with Jeffrey Mantz (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) on Yogacharya in America.

Spring 2010 Writing Fellows

  • Jessica Brenchick, History, working with Kate Mattingly (School of Dance).

Fall 2009 Apprentices

  • Arya Ansari, Psychology, is working with Adam Winsler (Department of Psychology) on School Readiness: Are Latino Children Better Suited Attending Family Care?
  • Michael Atkins, Mathematics, is working with Yuri Mishin (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on Phase Field and Atomistic Modeling of Grain Boundaries.
  • Janet Bourne, Music, is working with Rachel Bergman (School of Music) on Exploring Patterns and Similarities in Compositions that Depict Specific Emotions and Scenes.
  • Anna Braum, Integrative Studies, is working with Rebecca Forkner (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Changes in the Distribution of Larval Bluet Damselflies in Response to Tidal Influences in a Freshwater Marsh.
  • Tiffany Cambridge-Williams, Psychology, is working with Anastasia Kitsantas (Graduate School of Education) on University 100: Examining the Effect of a First-Year Program on Student Satisfaction, Motivation, Retention and Graduation Rates.
  • Jessica Chang, Psychology, is working with Geraldine Grant (School of Systems Biology) on Cloning of Thymosin Beta4 Plasmid and Transfection in MRC5 and A549 Cell Lines.
  • Catharine Chavez, Psychology, is working with Timothy Curby (Department of Psychology) on The Relative Contributions of Dimensions of Classroom Emotional Support in Predicting Pre-Kindergarten Children's Developmental Success.
  • Meghan Clark, Computer Science, is working with Ricci Heishman (Department of Computer Science) on Justice Is Served: An Experimental Examination of Law Internalized as Personal Morality.
  • Scott Douglass, Physics, is working with Joseph Weingartner (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on Interstellar Trajectories of Extra Solar Meteoroids.
  • Caroline Gergel, Biology, is working with Giuseppina Kysar Mattietti (Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences) on Copper-Augmented Drinking Water.
  • Manila Jindal, Biology, is working with Esther Peters (Undergraduate Biology Program) on Intensity of Metals Accumulation in Hearts of Sprague Dawley Rats.
  • Lauren-Claire Kelley, English, is working with Samaine Lockwood (Department of English) on Narrative, Queerness and the Mind-Body Split in Sarah Orne Jewett's "Deephaven".
  • Mathieu Kurosawa, Neuroscience, is working with Daniel Cox (School of Systems Biology) on Developing Novel Tools for Gain-of-Function Analyses of Individual Neurons.
  • Tarek Lahlou, Electrical Engineering, is working with Jill Nelson (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Radio Transmitter Localization for Health Care Applications in Rural Guatemala.
  • Dennis Price, Physics, is working with Mario Gliozzi (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on Testing a New Method to Measure the Mass of Black Holes.
  • Kendra Smyth, Integrative Studies, is working with Elizabeth Freeman (New Century College) on Development of a Testosterone Field Kit for African Elephants.
  • Fernando Valdes, Biology, is working with Carol Litchfield (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Are Quorum Sensing Compounds Produced by Halorubrum californiens?
  • S. Minerva Venuti, Mathematics, is working with Padmanabhan Seshaiyer (Department of Mathematical Sciences) on Modeling, Analysis and Computation of Fluid Structure Interaction Models for Biological Systems.
  • Leah Wolfeld, Psychology, is working with Seth Kaplan (Department of Psychology) on Effects of Office Layout on Social Interaction and Productivity in the Workplace.

Fall 2009 Writing Fellows

  • Simone Erchov, Psychology, is working with Mark Hopson (Department of Communication).
  • Katherine Kane, Music, is working with Tom Owens (School of Music).

Summer 2009 Apprentices

  • Alexander Behnaz, Electrical Engineering, is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Electrically Stimulated Learning in Biological Neural Networks.
  • Rahul Brahmbhatt, Sports Management, is working with Robert Baker (School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism) on Basketball in India.
  • Jonathan Castellano, Civil Engineering, is working with Changwoo Ahn (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Establishment of a Wetland Mesocosm Compound and an Ecological Observatory Area.
  • Tessa Lynn Cohen, Tourism and Events Management, is working with Maggie Daniels (School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism) on The Factors Influencing Wedding Reception Venue Selection in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area.
  • Kenny Cruz, Biology, is working with Monique van Hoek (School of Systems Biology) on Effect of an Anti-Microbial Mg-analog upon Francisella.
  • Nelya Ebadirad, Biology, is working with Arnauld Nicogossian (School of Public Policy) on Evidence-Based Medical and Health Policy Formulation.
  • Clinton Enos, Biology, is working with Yuntao Wu (School of Systems Biology) on Characterization of Viral Actin Interacting Factors Required for the Association of the Viral Preintegration Complex with Actin Filament.
  • Dionne Foster, Sociology, is working with Mark Hopson (Department of Communication) on Everyday Communication and Lived Experience in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
  • Deborah Rose Guterbock, Art and Visual Technology, is working with Kirby Malone (School of Art) on The Amazing Adventures of Androgynous Android Girl.
  • Tarek Lahlou, Electrical Engineering, is working with Jill Nelson (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Radio Transmitter Localization for Health Care Applications in Rural Guatemala.
  • Erica Landrau-Cribbs, Psychology, is working with Jerome Short (Department of Psychology) on The Role of Relationship Attachment Styles in Eating Disorders.
  • Yong-Bee Lim, Psychology, is working with John Riskind (Department of Psychology) on The Distorting Effects of Anxiety and the Looming Cognitive Style on the Internal Clock.
  • Svetlana Makarova, Chemistry and Psychology, is working with Suzanne Slayden (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Correlation of Voltammetric Oxidation Potentials with Ionization Energies of Substituted Naphthalenes Obtained from an AM1 Computational Study Using the COSMO Solvation Continuum.
  • Aazim Siddiqui, Applied Information Technology, is working with Robert Cressman (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on The Influence of Glial Strength on the Onset of High Potassium Induced Epileptic Seizures.
  • S. Minerva Venuti, Mathematics, is working with Padmanabhan Seshaiyer (Department of Mathematical Sciences) on Modeling, Analysis and Computation of Fluid Structure Interaction Models for Biological Systems.

 


Spring 2009 Apprentices

  • Akrita Bhatnagar, Biology, is working with Alessandra Luchini (Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine) on Hydrogel Nanoparticles Application for the Cancer Biomarker Discovery in Serum.
  • Rahul Brahmbhatt, Sports Management, is working with Robert Baker (School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism) on Basketball in India.
  • Kenny Cruz, Biology, is working with Monique van Hoek (School of Systems Biology) on Effect of an Anti-Microbial Mg-analog upon Francisella.
  • Dionne Foster, Sociology, is working with Mark Hopson (Department of Communication) on Everyday Communication and Lived Experience in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
  • Alexander Gudich-Yulle, Integrative Studies, is working with Paul Rogers (Department of English) on New Media in Youth-Focused and Youth-Led Social Movements.
  • Songhee Kang, Psychology and Neuroscience, is working with Changwoo Ahn (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on A Comparative Analysis of Soil Properties of Created and Preserved Wetlands in Northern Virginia.
  • Danny Kaysi, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, is working with Patricia Maulden (School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution) on Lebanese Youth Leadership and Conflict Resolution.
  • Matthew Kiehl, Government and International Politics, is working with Jennifer Barnes Bowie (Department of Public and International Affairs) on Advice and Consent 2.0: Can State Judicial Selection Methods Improve the Federal Supreme Court Confirmation Process?
  • Richard Louie, Psychology and Film & Video Studies, is working with J. Gregory Trafton (Department of Psychology) on Exploring, Predicting, and Preventing Post-Completion Errors Using Visual Cues.
  • Virginia Shafer, Geography, is working with Timothy Leslie (Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science) on The Geography of U.S. Patent Assignments, 1976-2005.
  • Aazi Siddiqui, Applied Information Technology, is working with Robert Cressman (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on The Influence of Glial Strength on the Onset of High Potassium Induced Epileptic Seizures.
  • Alexandra Sims, Anthropology, is working with J. DeWitt Webster (Department of Global and Community Health) on Social Ontology and Symbolic Language of Santeria: Alternative Experiences of Health and Healing in the United States.
  • Ephrem Teklemariam, Biology, is working with Barney Bishop (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on The Conjugation of Antibiotics to Short 10-Residue Peptides Based on Human Beta-Defensins for Creating an Effective Targeting Vehicle.
  • Scott D. Wenzel, Marketing, is working with Cheryl Druehl (Department of Information Systems and Operations Management) on GSA vs. Individual Agency Procurement: An Analysis of the Costs of Federal Government Contracting.

 

Spring 2009 Writing Fellows

  • Romina Boccia, Economics, is working with Victoria Rader (Department of Sociology and Anthropology).
  • Louise Martin, Administration of Justice, is working with Thomas McDow (Department of History and Art History).
  • Cait McPherson, Anthropology, is working with David Haines (Department of Sociology and Anthropology).

 


Fall 2008 Apprentices

  • Laila Ahmadi, Psychology, is working with Eden King (Department of Psychology) on Leaders in the Media.
  • Whitney Gecker, Integrative Studies with a concentration in Race, Gender, and Activism, is working with Victoria Rader (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) on Ethnographic Action Research Project.
  • Rachael Graham, English, is working with Jennifer Atkinson (Department of English) on Poems in Conversation with Early 20th-Century American Poets.
  • Bruna Kesserwani, Global Affairs, is working with Paul Smith (Cultural Studies Program) on Hezbollah and the Life of Lebanon: Culture and Politics in Beirut.
  • Mary Kate Johnston, Psychology, is working with Lauren Cattaneo (Department of Psychology) on How Do Gender Roles Influence the Way Conflict Is Expressed and Managed in Same-Sex Relationships?
  • Fakiha Jamal Khan, Nursing, is working with Ann Maradiegue (School of Nursing) on Family History, Depression, and Anxiety Screening in Primary Care.
  • Khadidiatou (Khady) Lusby, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, is working with Susan F. Hirsch (School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution) on Building Conflict Resolution Skills in Tanzania: A Student to Student Project.
  • Nadia Mollinedo, Psychology, is working with Hadley Bergstrom (Department of Psychology) and Bob Smith (Department of Psychology) on Evaluation of Principal Neuron Dendritic Morphology in the Basolateral Amygdala Following Long-Term Discontinuation from Chronic Nicotine Exposure.
  • Shamama Moosvi, Government and International Politics, is working with Anna Habib (Department of English) and Terry Zawacki (Department of English) on Valuing Written Accents: The Perspective of the United States Academy on International Voices.
  • Marlene Ouayoro, Mathematics, is working with James F. Lawrence (Department of Mathematical Sciences) on Set Partitioning by Rectangles.
  • Tizoc Perez-Casillas, Psychology, is working with Jane Flinn (Department of Psychology) on The Effect of Zinc on Memory and the Retinal Function of Zinc in Older Rats.
  • Melinda Peverall, Theater, is working with Howard Kurtz (School of Theater) on An Invitation to the Ball — 20th-Century Fancy Costumes.
  • Quan M. Pham, Computer Science, is working with Angelos Stavrou (Department of Computer Science) on Embedding Security Enforcement into Java Programming Language for Real-Time Execution Self Healing System.
  • Erica Porter, Biochemistry, is working with Monique van Hoek (School of Systems Biology) on A Biochemical Investigation of the Enzymatic Mechanism of AcpA in Francisella.
  • Mrinalini Ramanan, Biology, is working with Rebecca Forkner (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Changes in Autumn Leaf Color and Leaf Fall Phenology in Response to Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) Defoliation.
  • Brittany Scott, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, is working with Brenda Wiggins (School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism) on Constraints to Recreation Participation in Active Adult Communities.
  • Riaz Shinwari, Biology, is working with Daniel Cox (School of Systems Biology) on Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Dendrite Morphogenesis.
  • Ephrem Teklemariam, Biology, is working with Barney Bishop (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on The Conjugation of Antibiotics to Short 10-Residue Peptides Based on Human Beta-Defensins for Creating an Effective Targeting Vehicle.
  • Nicole E. Werner, Psychology, is working with Deborah Boehm-Davis (Department of Psychology) on Interrupted Task Performance in the Hospital Clinical Setting.
  • Syed Zaidi, Chemistry, is working with Timothy Born (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Identification of Metal Ion Binding Residues in Kynurenine Formamidase.

 

Fall 2008 Writing Fellows

  • Michael J. Dupuy, Systems Engineering, is working with Kenneth Thompson (Department of English).
  • Tamara Renee Rouse, English, is working with Tim Henderson (College of Health and Human Services) and Emil Chuck (Health Professions Advising).

 


Summer 2008 Apprentices

  • Joanna Berezny, Theater, is working with Ken Elston (Department of Theater) on Practical Marketing for Live Theater.
  • Palma Jean Botterell, Chemistry, is working with Barney Bishop (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Smarter Hydrogel Particles.
  • Darshan Desai, Neuroscience, is working with Giorgio Ascoli (Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study) on Morphological Analysis of Climbing Fibers through Computational Modeling.
  • Lisa Horne, Astronomy, is working with Jessica Rosenberg (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on Taking a Census of Baryons in the Local Universe.
  • Phuong Lu, Electrical Engineering, is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Controlling Electrode Current Efficiently through Hardware and Software.
  • Kathryn Melvin, Biology, is working with James Willett (School of Systems Biology) on Aspiring Scientist Summer Internship Program.
  • Nadia Mollinedo, Psychology, is working with Hadley Bergstrom (Department of Psychology) on An Assessment of Fear Extinction and Dendritic Morphology from the Infralimbic and Amygdala Regions in Adult Rats Exposed to Chronic Nicotine during Adolescence or Adulthood.
  • Elizabeth R. Moore, History, is working with Benedict Carton (Department of History and Art History) on History Apprenticeship Project.
  • Daniel Odom, Art History and Global Affairs, is working with John Saddler (Department of History and Art History) on The Invisible Other and Construction of the Homosexual Counterculture through Abstract Expressionism.
  • Stanko Petrov, Biology, is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Measuring Electric Potential and Local Ionic Changes of Nerve Cells during Seizure.
  • Jessica Inez Mazur Pyhtila, Biology and Chemistry, is working with Monique van Hoek (School of Systems Biology) on Characterization of an Amoeba-Derived Inhibitor of Francisella Growth.
  • Aline Sandouk, Chemistry and Foreign Languages, is working with Avrama Blackwell (Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study) on Determining the Effect of cAMP Signaling Agonists and Antagonists on Protein Kinase A Localization within Neuronal Membranes.

 


Spring 2008 Apprentices

  • Wendy Baccus, a previous winner, is working with James Thompson (Department of Psychology) on The Influence of Visual Perception, Recognition and Physical Practice on Motor Learning.
  • Joanna Berezny is working with Ken Elston (Department of Theater) on Practical Marketing for Live Theater.
  • Jessica Dawn Billings is working with Mary Lechter (Department of Theater) on An Education in Action: A Critical Look at Performance Techniques Through Observation.
  • Claire Suzanne Forman is working with Jo-Marie Burt (Department of Public and International Affairs) on The Trial of Alberto Fujimori: Human Rights Violations and the Quest for Accountability in Peru.
  • Tisidra Jones is working with Karen Rosenblum (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) on The Preservation of Social Identity through Music.
  • Geoffrey Lewis, a previous winner, is working with Shannon Davis (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) on The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Adult Sexual Behavior.
  • Jenna Krall, a previous winner, is working with Rebecca Goldin (Department of Mathematical Sciences) on The Promotion of Responsible Use of Statistics through STATS.
  • Kristin T. May is working with T. Mills Kelly (Department of History and Art History) on Short publication on June 4, 1989, and the events in Poland, Iran and China.
  • Olga Mozgova is working with Jane Flinn (Department of Psychology) on Hippocampal Deficits Due to and the Consequences of Elevated Zinc Consumption.
  • Elizabeth Nohelty, a previous winner, is working with Ancha Baranova (School of Systems Biology) on Real-Time PCR Analysis of the Putative Tumor Suppressor Gene KCNRG in Human Hematopoietic Tumors and Cell Lines.
  • Daniel Odom is working with John Saddler (Department of History and Art History) on The Invisible Other and Construction of the Homosexual Counterculture through Abstract Expressionism.
  • Matthew Relph is working with Lisa Rabin (Department of Modern and Classical Languages) on Language Ideologies in the U.S. Settlement House Movement.
  • Adrianne Urrego is working with Robert Smith (Department of Psychology) on Does Chronic Nicotine Exposure Produce Long Lasting Alterations in the Dendritic Morphology of Pyramidal Cells from the Infralimbic Cortex?

 

Spring 2008 Writing Fellows

  • Katheryn Ahner is working with Benedict Carton (Department of History and Art History).
  • Tamar Najarian is working with Shannon Skousgaard (Department of Philosophy).
  • Afra Saeed, a previous winner, is working with June Tangney (Department of Psychology).

 


Fall 2007 Apprentices

  • Joshua Chastain is working with Melissa Martin (School of Management) on Assessing College Students' Acceptance of Emerging Mobile Technologies for Marketing.
  • Kimberly Day is working with Adam Winsler (Department of Psychology) on Relations between Maternal Control Strategies, Toddler Compliance, and Private Speech.
  • Cammeral Geide is working with Laurie Harmon (School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism) on Northern Virginia Wineries: Understanding Visitor Motivations for Market Segmentation.
  • Lisa Horne is working with Jessica Rosenberg (School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences) on Taking a Census of Baryons in the Local Universe.
  • David Lieu is working with Gregory Foster (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Factoring Soot Carbon into a Model that Estimates the Distribution of PAHs in Fluvial Transport.
  • Mariane Mckone-Leonard is working with Andrea Weeks (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Assessing Virginia's Plant Biodiversity Heritage: A Case Example Using Asteraceae (Sunflower Family).
  • Andrew Nelson is working with Colin Dueck (Department of Public and International Affairs) on Has Warfare Advanced to a Fourth Generation?
  • Elizabeth Nohelty is working with Ancha Baranova (School of Systems Biology) on Real Time-PCR Analysis of the Putative Human Tumor Suppressor Gene KCNRG.
  • Jasmine Ohi is working with Timothy Born (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Role of D304 in Deprotonating Homoserine.
  • Emlyn Charles Pratt is working with Jyh-Ming Lien (Department of Computer Science) on Manipulate Virtual Objects Using Hands.
  • Afra Saeed is working with Eden King (Department of Psychology) on Discrimination against Muslims in Interpersonal Interactions.
  • Malkit Singh is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Quantifying Neuronal Damage in Brain Tissue Using Histological Analysis.
  • Michael Sullivan is working with Theodore Dumas (Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study) on Low-Noise Biopotential Amplifier.
  • Mohamad Zanbrakji is working with Keith Davies (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Activation of Diazeniumdiolate Prodrugs in Model Membrane Systems.

 

Fall 2007 Writing Fellows

  • Ahriel Harris is working with Beth Schneider (School of Management).
  • Angela Panayotopulos is working with Rose Cherubin (Department of Philosophy).

 


Summer 2007 Apprentices

  • Tazha Alan is working with Barney Bishop (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Expression of Antimicrobial Peptides.
  • Alexis Antram is working with Peter N. Stearns (Department of History and Art History) on Public Reaction to the University of Texas Sniper vs. the Virginia Tech Shootings.
  • Wendy Baccus is working with James Thompson (Department of Psychology) on The Influence of Visual Perception, Recognition, and Physical Practice on Motor Learning.
  • Andrew Christenson is working with Robin Couch (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Malaria, Mefloquine, and a Novel Human Protein Binding Assay.
  • Jenna Krall is working with Suzanne Carbonneau (School of Dance) on Authorized Biography on Dancer/Choreographer Paul Taylor.
  • William McGarry is working with Jane Flinn (Department of Psychology) on Biopsychological Study of Increased Zinc in Rats.
  • Philip Naudus is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Biomedical Engineering Problems as a Real World Application of Engineering Tools.
  • Justin Procopio is working with Barry Kronenfeld (Department of Geography and Geoinformation Sciences) on Analysis of Forest Change in Fairfax County, 1700 – Present.
  • Afra Saeed is working with Eden King (Department of Psychology) on Discrimination against Muslims in Interpersonal Interactions.
  • Lauren Serpati is working with Todd B. Kashdan (Department of Psychology) on Touch and Relationship Satisfaction in High Socially Anxious Individuals.
  • Jesse Shipley is working with Ken Elston (Department of Theater) on Costuming "The Gray Ghost".
  • Ashley Sitar-Gonzalez is working with Chris Parsons (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Global Warming Awareness in GMU Students.
  • Mark Strandquist is working withEdgar Endress (Department of Art and Visual Technology) on An Experience in Education: Visions of Haitian Culture, Struggles, and Their Persistence to Survive.
  • Jennifer Stratton is working with Eden King (Department of Psychology) on The "Queen Bee" at Work: When Might Women Undermine Their Female Subordinates?
  • Elissa Williams is working with Robin Couch (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Antibiotics: The Best Defense against Bioterrorism.

 


Spring 2007 Apprentices

  • Tamara Ashworth is working with Lisa Rabin (Department of Modern and Classical Languages) on Cultural Literacy + Social Agency in Public Schools.
  • Lionel Biggemann is working with Barney Bishop (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Engineering of Antimicrobial Biomaterials.
  • Jamie Cheung is working with Robin Couch (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Designing Inhibitors for the Methylerythriol Phosphate (MEP) Pathway in Francisella tularensis.
  • Katherin Enriquez-Pecheroga is working with Linda Chrosniak (Department of Psychology) on An Evaluation of the Dysthymia Dream Scale and Associated MMPI Scales.
  • Helen French is working with Geraldine Grant (School of Systems Biology) on Chronic Nicotine Administration Induces Long-Lasting and Selective Structural Alterations in Pyramidal Neurons from the Rodent Medial Prefrontal Cortex.
  • Ryan Gearheart is working with Alexandre Vetcher (School of Systems Biology) on Rheology of Polymers to Be Used in Nanofiber Electrospinning.
  • Amy Huntington is working with Jonathan Mohr (Department of Psychology) on Daily Experiences of Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals.
  • Amanda Koury is working with Adam Winsler (Department of Psychology) on The Role of Private Speech in a Task of Self Regulation.
  • Caitlin Lamm is working with Jim Sanford (Department of Psychology) on False Memories: Exaggeration or Lie?
  • David Lieu is working with Robin Couch (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Fungal Metabolite Production.
  • Erika Reese is working with Geraldine Grant (School of Systems Biology) on Investigation of OPG/RANKL/TRAIL Interactions in Human Liver Fibrotic Disease.
  • Jessica Richards is working with Changwoo Ahn (Department of Environmental Science and Policy) on Ecosystem Monitoring of Created Mitigation Bank Wetlands to Guide Future Wetland Restoration.
  • David Stone is working with Robin Couch (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) on Cyathin A3 Purification.
  • Michael Sullivan is working with Nathalia Peixoto (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) on Portable Electromyography Recording System.
  • Michelle Williams is working with Giuseppina Kysar Mattietti (Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences) on "Caribbean Flavors" for the Earth Mantle: A Project in Chemical Geodynamics.

 

Spring 2007 Writing Fellows

  • Genevieve Keith is working with Nancy Hanrahan (Department of Sociology and Anthropology).
  • Lena Mualla is working with Beth Schneider (School of Management).