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Current URA Scholars

URA Scholars for 2017 – 2018

Shreya

Shreya Agarwal
Developing New Therapeutics for Prostate Cancer: Inhibition of RNA Pol I in Mouse Models of Prostate Cancer
Biological Sciences
Dr. Charles Bieberich

Tsola

Tsola Akuya
Hip-Hop Dance: Foundational vs. Commercial styles
Dance
Ms. Carol Hess-Vait

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Yafet

Yafet Arafeayne
Synthesizing Flexible Purines for Inhibition of the Nucleocapsid Protein NCp7 in HIV-1
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Katherine Seley-Radtke

Hannah Aris

Hannah Aris
Isolating phosphorus from poultry litter via membrane potentials
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Lee Blaney

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Emma

Emma Ayala
Strata Animation: Layers in Time and Space
Visual Arts
Ms. Corrie Parks

Haley

Haley Bast
Malaria in Developed Nations
Emergency Health Services
Dr. J. Lee Jenkins

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Siya

Siya Bhagat
Dendritic Drug Delivery System for Delivery of Cisplatin
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Marie-Christine Onuta

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Jayati Bhavsar
Design of nanoengineered materials for laser host and bone applications: Novel hydroxyapatites
Biological Sciences
Dr. N.B./Bradley Singh/Arnold

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Jessica

Jessica Black
Sex Differences in Brain Responses to Pain in Migraineurs
Psychology and Biological Sciences
Dr. Raimi Quiton

Peter

Peter Braunschweig
Studying the St. Louis Urban Heat Island During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Physics
Dr. Jeffrey Halverson

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Thomas

Thomas Burnett
Investigating Adaptation of Melanopsin Activation
Biological Sciences
Dr. Phyllis Robinson

Anya

Anya Byrd
Effect of Environmental Coloring on Reflectance of Neogonodactylus oerstedii
Biological Sciences
Dr. Thomas Cronin

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Jolee

Jolee Cohen
Summer Shakespearean Study
Acting
Ms. Eve Muson

Kelly

Kelly Dunn
Narrative Constructions of Collective Memory: Representing the Armed Conflict in Colombia
Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication
Dr. Tania Lizarazo

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Arissa

Arissa Falat
A Structure-Activity Relationship study of Flex-acyclic 2,4-diaminopyrimidine nucleosides
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Katherine Seley-Radtke

Jair

Jair Flores
Role of Phosphatases in intrisically photosensitive Rential Ganglion Cell
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Phyllis Robinson

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Sam

Sam Giannakoulis
Development of a Light Adaptation Model for the Melanopsin Phototransduction Cascade
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Kathleen Hoffman

Jasmine

Jasmine Gim
Chinese and Korean immigrant mothers’ social support networks and parenting styles.
Psychology
Dr. Charissa Cheah

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Jennifer

Jennifer Hewitt
Characterizing Hotspots of Extragalactic Jets and the Connection Between Jet Speed and Jet Power
Physics
Dr. Eileen Meyer

Lisa

Lisa Hong
Synthesis of Near Infrared Imaging Dendron for Use in Theranostic Systems
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Marie-Christine Onuta

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Anthony

Anthony Huynh
Dissecting dynamic spatial localization of mTOR in living cells
Biological Sciences
Dr. Minjoung Kyoung

Temitope

Temitope Ibitoye
Photolysis of Macrolide Antibiotics at 253.7 NM
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Lee Blaney

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Zakari

Zakari Jaworski
Meaning in Movement: Understand Dance Through Research
History and Dance
Ms. Carol Hess-Vait

Marcus

Marcus Jordan
Synthesis of Novel Water-Soluble Self-Assembling Bacteriochlorophyll c Mimics
Chemistry
Dr. Marcin Ptaszek

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Matthew

Matthew Kane
Nest Predation of the Bahama Oriole: Examining the Effect of Invasive Rodents on a Critically Endangered Songbird
Biological Sciences
Dr. Kevin Omland

Kavita

Kavita Kumar
A Study of Social Attitudes and Quantitative Skills
Health Administration and Policy
Dr. Simon Stacey

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Michael

Michael LaScola
Generation and analysis of dp1 mutants in the green alga Volvox carteri
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Stephen Miller

Andrew

Andrew Le
Genome-Scale Metabolic Reconstruction of the Purinsome Multi-Enzyme Complex
Bioinformatics
Dr. Songon An

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Richard

Richard Linkous
Characterization of the Pathogenic Bacterial Iron Uptake Protein FeoA
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Aaron Smith

Samiksha

Samiksha Manjani
Analyzing the Sociological and Legal Impacts on the State-wide Occurrence and Reporting of Rape
Political Science and Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Jeffrey Davis

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Jason

Jason Mascelli
Can Local Governments and Nonprofits Affect Immigrant Settlement?
Global Studies
Dr. Felipe Filomeno

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Courtney Mattson
Behavior of Darters in Response to Olfactory Cues
Biological Sciences
Dr. Tamra Mendelson

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Lucas

Lucas McCullum
Investigating the Feasibility of PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) Plates Towards Developing a Transducer for Tumor Detection
Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

Dr. Soobum Lee

Sarah

Sarah Miller
Women’s Roles in Affordable Housing Communities in Rio de Janeiro
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Sarah Chard

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Ijaz

Ijaz Mohamed
Heme Regulation of Arginine Transferases
Biological Sciences
Dr. Aaron Smith

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Mones
Alt-Masc: Defying Toxic Masculinity through Fashion and Photography
Visual Arts
Mr. Mark Durant

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Rachel

Rachel Morin
Documentary of Catholic Missions in Peru
Visual Arts
Ms. Sarah Sharp

Heather

Heather Mortimer
The Effect of Immersive, Interactive, and Participatory Exhibit Experiences on Visitor Interactions in the Library Rotunda
Interdisciplinary Studies
Ms. Sandra Abbott

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Jamar

Jamar Nash
End of Life Care among Ex-prisoners in Nursing Home Facilities
Psychology
Dr. Bronwyn Hunter

Tziona

Tziona NessAiver
Communicating Via EEG and Sound
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Charles LaBerge

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Angela Ossana
Laser-Induced Plasma Infrared Spectroscopy
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Bradley Arnold

Ezra

Ezra Pailer
Animated Documentary Exploring Poetry as a Tool of Activism
Visual Arts
Ms. Corrie Parks

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Trevor

Trevor Pitts
A Study of Social Attitudes and Quantitative Skills
Psychology
Dr. Simon Stacey

Alexis Ramsey
Functional Characterization of the Aspergillus nidulans, nrc2 gene
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Mark Marten

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Priyanka

Priyanka Ranade
Using Cognitive Computing to Improve Cybersecurity
Information Systems
Dr. Anupam Joshi

Mia

Mia Rickenbach
Cobalt Studios Summer Scene Painting
Theatre
Mr. Nate Sinnott

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Nicolette

Nicolette Riggin
Vlog: A Discourse and Ethnographic Analysis of Vlogging and its Effects on Romantic Relationships
Media and Communications Studies
Dr. Bryce Peake

Joel

Joel Ronning
The Success and Failure of Language in the Works of Ben Jonson and Samuel Beckett
English and Philosophy
Dr. Raphael Falco

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Michael

Michael Rowley
Investigating Relative Habitat Densities of the Bahama Oriole
Biological Sciences
Dr. Kevin Omland

Iman

Iman Said
The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Relationship Between Marginalized Identities and Psychological Distress
Psychology
Dr. Jasmine Abrams

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William

William Shelton
Analyzing the Effectiveness of Crowd-sourcing Classification Tasks
Geography and Environmental Systems and Philosophy
Dr. Matthew Fagan

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Emily Slaby
Boosting Immune Cells using Plasma Membrane-inserting Drugs to Combat Cancer
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Gregory Szeto

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Savannah

Savannah Steinly
Direct and Indirect Photolysis of Organometallic Compounds
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Lee Blaney

Georgina

Georgina Stephanie
Analyzing the dynamics of intracellular trafficking and processing of lipid-tailed peptides in immune cells
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Gregory Szeto

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Jacob

Jacob Street
Paying Dividends: Examining the Political Viability of Universal Basic Income
Political Science
Dr. Cynthia Hody

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Donnel Thomas
Putative Autophagy Proteins Affect Morphology in Aspergillus Nidulans
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Mark Marten

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Mekha

Mekha Thomas
Characterizing enzymatic complexes in metabolically stressed immune and tumor cells to guide cancer immunotherapy
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Gregory Szeto

Garrett

Garrett Tignall
Computational Studies of the Rotational State of Comet Nuclei
Environmental Science
Dr. Susan Hoban

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Mai Han

Mai-Han Trinh
A Study of Social Attitudes and Quantitative Skills
Statistics
Dr. Simon Stacey

Yeerfan

Yeerfan Tuerdi
An Efficient Parallelizing Compiler for the Many-Core Architecture
Computer Engineering
Dr. Tinoosh Mohsenin

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Adaku

Adaku Uchendu
Numerical Simulation of Vibrations of Mechanical Structures
Mathematics
Dr. Bedrich Sousedik

Austin

Austin Vong
Mammal Species Richness and Abundance Across Baltimore Forest Patches
Biological Sciences, Environmental Science
Dr. Colin Studds

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Theodore

Theodore Weinberg
Fast implementation of mixed finite elements and applications to flow in porous media using MATLAB
Mathematics
Dr. Bedrich Sousedik

Linda

Linda Wiratan
Investigation of Effects of Elicitor-Induced Defense Activation on the Circadian Clock in Arabidopsis
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Hua Lu

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Sienna Young
Determining the Impact of the REACH Initiative on High School Students
Financial Economics, Mathematics
Dr. Mariano Santo Domingo

Claudia

Claudia Xie
The Effects of Mothers’ Emotion Socialization Practices on Children’s Emotional Regulation and Prosocial Behaviors in Chinese American Families
Biological Sciences
Dr. Charissa Cheah

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Yuwanyum

Yuwanyum Zhu
Parenting Control in European American mothers, Chinese and Korean Immigrant Mothers.
Sociology and Anthropology, Psychology
Dr. Charissa Cheah