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2012 Summer Research Projects

The following is a list of projects worked on by TAMS students during the Summer of 2012.

Name Research Project
Elizabeth Abraham RFO Production in RFO & MIPS1 Crosses
Mentor – Dr. Brian Ayre
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Dylan Airey Arithmetic Progressions on Cantor-Like Sets
Mentor – Dr. Lior Fishman
Department of Mathematics
University of North Texas
Murtaza Ali Stratification of Osmolarity and pH in Culture Medium at
Thermal Equilibrium and Resolution by Asymmetric Heating
Mentor – Dr. Guenter Gross
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Mohamedali Basrai Determining Relative Location Through Images
Mentor – Dr. Xiaohui Yuan
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
Kevin Chang On Optimizations of Cayley Graphs
Mentor – Dr. Xingde Jia
Department of Mathematics
Texas State University
Alex Chen A Study in Luminescence Phosphorescence of Gold(I) Pyrazolate Trimers
Mentor – Dr. Mohammad Omary
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Howei Chen IPAS Pathfinder Project
NASA Johnson Space Center
Keith Chen Optically Transparent PMMA Composite Reinforced by PAN Hollow Nanofibers
Mentor – Dr. Xun Yu
Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
Univeristy of North Texas
Kevin Chen MaSC: An Effective Method to Detect Aberrantly Methylated/Expressed Genes
in Cancer with Consideration of Heterogeneity
Mentor – Dr. Xiaotu Ma
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of Texas at Dallas
Yang Chen Computational Methods on the Stability of Tropomyosin with Different Fields
Mentor – Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Alexander Cheng Neuro-Prosthetic Control Using Functional near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Mentor – Dr. Nicoladie Tam
Department of Biological Sciences
Univeristy of North Texas
David Chi A Novel Standard of Glycated Hemoglobin for Use in Diabetes Diagnostics
Mentor – Dr. Fei Xiao
Institute of Geriatrics, Laboratory of Cell Biology
Beijing Hospital
Maneera Chopra Presence of Acetylcholine and Serotonin in Neuronal Cells of Catfish Gills
Mentor – Dr. Michael Hedrick
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Tina Chu Force Spectroscopy of Tropomyosin to Elucidate Causes of Hypertrophic
Cardiomyopathy
Mentor – Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Nisheet Dabadge Abraham Solvation Model Correlations and Their Predictive Applications
Mentor – Dr. William Acree
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Delvin Daison Fetal Growth Restriction Through Yolk Extraction: Fetal Programming
in Chickens
Mentor – Dr. Warren Burggren
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Sawyer Foyle Epitaxial Growth of Boron Nitride on Cobalt Disilicide/Silicon (111)
Surface and Graphene on Cobalt Oxide
Mentor – Dr. Jeffry Kelber
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Cody Freitag Modeling of Late 3d Transition Metal Metathesis of tert-Butoxide Complexes
with Amines
Mentor – Dr. Thomas Cundari
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Alvin Gao Graph Theory Based Greedy Optimization Algorithms for the Multiple Genome
Synteny Visualization Display Problem
Mentor – Dr. Qunfeng Dong
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Ari Gao Somatostatin type 3 Receptors Mediate Protective Effects Against Seizures
Mentor – Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Aisha Gillan Decision Support Tool for Adaptive Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management
Mentor – Dr. Victoria Chen
Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
Karl Gross Properties of pp̅ → Events in an Idealized Detector
Mentor – Dr. David Toback
Department of Physics
Texas A&M University
David Hao The Characterization of Reactive Astrocytes after Brain Lesion
Mentor – Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Jianing He Optimizing Front End Design for Direct Analysis of Air Quality in
Oil and Gas Fields
Mentor – Dr. Guido Verbeck
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Alex Hong Electrospun Acrylonitrile-Based Bandages for Storage and Drug Delivery
of Nitric Oxide for Wound Healing
Mentor – Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Daniel Huang Macrophage Lineage Does Not Participate in the Formation
of Lymphatic Vessels under Normal Conditions
Mentor – Dr. Rolf Brekken
Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Resesarch
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Jeremy Huang External Wireless Communication Test Bed: Development of an
External Wireless Communication (EWC) Test Bed for Electronic Systems
Testing Laboratory using 802.11n Wireless Configuration
Mentor – Dr. Jin Ye
Department of Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
William Huang The Characterization of Reactive Astrocytes after Brain Lesion
Mentor – Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Shailavi Jain Refining the Process of Plasmid Manufacturing for Cancer Vaccines
Mentor – Dr. Phil Maples
Vice President of Technical Operations
Gradalis Inc.
Alysha Joseph Interactions of Cationic Polyamines with Familial Hypertrophic
Cardiomyopathy Mutation Sites in an Unstable Coiled-Coil Region of Myosin
Mentor – Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Karan Kashyap Square Planar Platinum-Based Chromophores for Photovoltaic Applications
Mentor – Dr. Mohammad Omary
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Daniel Li Bioinformatics Analysis and Gene Cloning of F. vesca Flavonid
Glycosyltransferases for Enzyme Assays and Substrate Affinites Regulation
Mentor – Dr. Vladimir Shulaev
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Neil McHenry NASA Johnson Space Center
Vaishnavi Narayanan Incorporation of Delaminated Zn-Al-NO3 LDH Platelets into Ni Films Deposited on
Stainless Steel Surfaces
Mentor – Dr. Teresa Golden
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Kevin Pham Neuro-Prosthetic Control Using Functional near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Mentor – Dr. Nicoladie Tam
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Erin Philip The Effects of Social Networking on Adolescent Behavior
Mentor – Dr. Shelley Riggs
Department of Psychology
University of North Texas
Sushanth Reddy An Investigation into Hydroxyapatite Coated Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta for
Bio-medical Applications
Mentor – Dr. Rajarshi Banerjee
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
Shannon Shipley Optimization of Thermoelectric Generation through the Use of Polymeric Sealants
Mentor – Dr. Tea Datashvili
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Darius Simmons 3D Analysis of Metal Ceramic Hybrids
Mentor – Dr. Rajarshi Banerjee
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
Adam Su On the Generalized Distributive Lattices and Extreme Cases of Comb Posets
Mentor – Dr. R.P. Wang
Department of Physics
Peking University
Amy Tian Abraham Solvation Model Correlations and Their Predictive
Applications
Mentor – Dr. William Acree
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Wendy Tong Towards Efficient and Accurate Thermochemistry of Big Transition
Metal Complexes
Mentor – Dr. Angela Wilson
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Sally Tran The Mapping and Cloning of discordia3 Mutants
Mentor – Dr. Amanda Wright
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Deesha Tripathy Involvement of ABA signaling in Acclimation of Plantsto a Combination
of Salt and Heat Stress
Mentor – Dr. Ron Mittler
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Diana Wang Interactions of Cationic Polyamines with Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mutation Sites in an Unstable Coiled-Coil Region of Myosin
Mentor – Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Justin Wong Effects of N-Acylethanolamine 12:0 on Arabidopsis Thaliana
Mentor – Dr. Swati Tripathy
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Larry Xiao Chemical Modification of Natural Fibers in Polymer-Based Composites Novel
Components for a Sustainable Future
Mentor – Dr. Tea Datashvili
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Helen Xiong Wear Resistance and Mechanics of ß-Nucleated Polypropylene-Clay
Mentor – Dr. Witold Brostow
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Flora Yan Presence of Acetylcholine and Serotonin in Neuronal Cells of Catfish Gills
Mentor – Dr. Michael Hedrick
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Chenyao Yu Open-Shell Correlation Consistent Composite Approach (ccCA): Z-Averaged
Pertubation Theory
Mentor – Dr. Angela Wilson
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Faith Yu Analysis of Astrocytic and Neuronal Cilia Length
and Intensity in Relation to Injury
Mentor – Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Christine Yuan Using In Vitro Motility Assays to Determine the Effect of ATP on Actin
Filament Length
Mentor – Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Kai Yue Speech Recognizer Control for Discoverable Parameters of Networked Software
Mentor – Dr. Witold Brostow
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
Greg Zhang Mentor – Dr. Srinivasan G. Srivilliputhur
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
Jennifer Zhang The Effect of Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutations on
the Potential Interactions between Myosin and Myosin Binding
Protein C: A Computational Method
Mentor – Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Allen Zhao 2012 NASA Summer Internship
Mentor – Dr. Jincheng Du
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas