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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Abstracts

Advisor Title Author Major College
Dr. Michael Insana Imaging biomechanical properties of soft tissue with Artificial Neural Networks Wendy Reyes Biomedical Engineering Catholic University of America
Dr. Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler Investigating a costefficient and comfortable electrode to generate and interpret surface electromyographic signals for muscle activation Viviana Bermudez Reyes Engineering Harvey Mudd College
Dr. Andrew Smith Single-Molecule Analysis of Cytokine-Induced Macrophage Polarization using Quantum Dots Sophie Xie Biomedical Engineering Vanderbilt University
Dr. Susan L. Schantz Maternal Stress and its Association with Cognitive Behavior in Infants Shade Rodriguez Biochemistry University of Arizona
Dr. Rashid Bashir A Comparison of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation Protocols for the Production of Functional Motor Neurons for Use in the Field of Soft Robotics Sekinat Mumuney Biomedical Engineering Mercer University
Dr. Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk Identifying the role for shp in preventing cholestasis Ryan Shaw Biology University of the Virgin Islands
Dr. Taher Saif A Three Dimensional In Vitro Culture Platform for Neuromuscular Junctions in a Physiologically Relevant Setting Roy Brooks Rivera Mechanical Engineering Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Dr. CheMyong Ko The transgenerational effects of prenatal BPA Exposure on gonadal development and behavior Rekia Salter Animal Science Tuskegee University
Dr. Lori Raetzman Elucidating the effect BPA exposure on corticotrope function Rae-Shelle Mortimer Public Health Nutrition Tuskegee University
Dr. Princess Imoukhuede Investigating Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1 Signaling in RAW 264.7 Macrophages with Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays Nicole Grubb Pre-Biochemistry Florida State University
Dr. Monica McDermott White Hostility Towards Minorities at a Midwest University: A look into Covert Research within predominantly white spaces Nick Flores Sociology Pitzer College
Dr. Tony Grift Developing a Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control Hardware Demonstrator to Improve Undergraduate Education Mark Lozano Physics Pomona College
Dr. Iwona Jasiuk Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Bone Strength and Density during Development and Early Life Malik Snowden Bioengineering University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Can Bayram The Effects of Temperature on 2D Electron Gas Mobility and Concentration AlGaN/GaN-based HEMTs Larissa Del Rosario Electrical Engineering University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Dr. Jodi Flaws Gestational Exposure to a Phthalate Mixture Affects Steroidogenesis and Follicle Numbers in Females Mice Jessica Gutierrez Animal Science University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Romana Nowak The transgenerational effects of prenatal exposure to a phthalate mixture in the uterus Jerrica Gibson Biology Tougaloo College
Dr. Edward DeWalt Is Stream Size a Determining Factor of Species Richness and Total Abundance of Caddisflies (Trichoptera)? Jeff Jaureguy Biological Sciences MiraCosta College
Dr. Princess Imoukhuede Quantification of binding affinities between quantum dot nanosensors and angiogenic receptors via surface plasmon resonance-based assay Jacob Erstling Biomedical Engineering Florida International University
Dr. David Wilson The Impact of Airbnb in exacerbating gentrification in Harlem through reducing the available housing stock Gianna Partee Social Sciences Simmons College
Dr. Rafael O. Tinoco Morphological influences on mean flow and turbulent statistics in vegetative oscillatory flow Gerardo Veliz Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California at Berkeley
Dr. Arend van der Zande Growth Techniques to Synthesize Scalable Two-Dimensional Materials Fatou Cisse Chemical Engineering University at Buffalo
Dr. Stephen Boppart Image Analysis Method for All Optical Stimulation and Recordings from Neurons in Culture Denise Medina Almora Biomedical Engineering Florida International University
Dr. Mireya Loza El Jíbaro Travels to Chicago: Political Representation and New Puerto Rican Identity Claritza Maldonado Languages & Literatures University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Christopher Freeburg The Silenced Prose: An Analysis of Report from Part One Ceazar Castañeda Humanities University of Illinois at Urbana
Dr. Catherine Murphy Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanorod-MOF Core-Shell Structures Christian Franco Physics & Chemical Engineering State University of New York at Fredonia
Dr. Rashid Bashir Spatial Gene Expression Analysis of Cancerous Tissue through the Combination of Microfabrication Techniques and RT-LAMP Brianna Thornton Chemical Engineering Tuskegee University
Dr. Mindy L. Mallory Financial Effects of Removing Antibiotics from the Livestock Industry Brian Cornish Agricultural Economics Fort Valley State University
Dr. Rohit Bhargava Computational Analysis of Atomic Force Microscopy Infrared (AFM-IR) Spectroscopy of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and MCF-10A cell lines Boris Djiguemde Bioengineering University of Maryland
Dr. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo Caring for our Heroes: Exploring the effects on pre and post 9/11 veteran caregivers Abisola Smith Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana