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2014 Summer Research Projects

The following is a list of projects worked on by TAMS students during the Summer of 2014.

Name Research Project
Anushree Agrawal Characterizing the p53 Conditional R245W Mutant Allele
Mentor – Dr. Swathi Arur
Department of Genetics
MD Aanderson
Terrance Alexander Gene Detection Program
Mentor – Dr. Rajeev Azad
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Niranjan Balachandar Coevolution Analysis Reveals Evolutionary Divergence of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Mentor – Center for Excellence in Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adith Balamurugan Skeletons and Mesh The Future of Patient, Doctor Interactions
Mentor – Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
Akilesh Bapu Novel Method to Create Lighter and Stronger Porous Materials using Nanorod Reinforcements
Mentor – Dr. Srinivasan Srivilliputhur
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Keerat Baweja Using Positive, Negative, and Neutral Sentiment to Identify a Pessimistic Explanatory Style
Mentor – Dr. Rodney D Nielsen
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Mohammad Behnia Spice Free Nanoelectronic Circuit Design Exploration A VCO Case Study
Mentor – Dr. Saraju Mohanty
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Michael Bih Analyzing the Effects of Poly-D-Lysine Small Peptides on the Helical Content of Cardiac Myosin Subfragment-2 Mutants and WT
Mentor – Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Price Bullock Untangled II Unbound An Interactive Design Environment to Create, Untangle, and Explore Low Energy Designs
Mentor – Dr. Gayatri Mehta
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of North Texas
Jasmine Chaij Assymetric Heating of Solution to Prevent Medium Stratification
Dr. Guenter Gross
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Andrew Chang A Novel Approach to Evaluate the CETS Genes' Interaction with Cotton
Mentor - Dr. Brian Ayre
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Aaron Chao Inducible Immunity in Plants COL2 Function in Promoting Systemic Acquired Resistance
Mentor – Dr. Jyoti Shah
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Laxmi Chintakayala The Effects of mpp1 on Thrombosis
Mentor – Dr. Pudur Jagadeeswaran
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Vishnu Dantu Understanding the Role of Bivalent Neuregulin in Cardiac Regeneration
Mentor – Dr. Richard T. Lee
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard University
Justin Du Characteristics of Primary Cilia in Proliferating Glial and Perivascular Cells Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Mentor – Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Michelle Feng Horizontal Gene Transfer within Aspergillus niger
Mentor - Dr. Rajeev K. Azad
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Prashanth Ganesh The Global Stochastic Field Simulator A Tool for Simulating Disease Transmission in Dynamic and Heterogeneous Populations
Dr. Armin Mikler
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Evelyn Gartstein The Role of Stachys byzantina in Hemostasis in Zebrafish
Mentor – Dr. Pudur Jagadeeswaran
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Maxwell Gray Modeling the transport and effect of ion precipitation in the atmosphere of Jupiter Answering how the ions change charge, produce secondary electrons, and slow down
Mentor - Dr. David Schultz
Department of Physics
University of North Texas
Michael Hashe Comparison of Computational Methods for Ground State Single Reference Geometry Optimizations of Lanthanide Trichloride Compounds
Mentor – Dr. Teresa Golden
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Alberto Him Exploring Mutations in the 3-KAT, P-80, Clasp 2 and Clasp 10 Maize Genes
Mentor – Dr. Amanda Wright
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Mitchell Hoenig Using fNIRS Imaging to Analyze the Effect of Exercise on Brain Function and to Search for Potential Hands-Free Wheelchair Control
Mentor – Dr. Nicoladie Tam
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Sunand Iyer Boolean Analysis of Mutual Exclusivity of Gene Mutations in Cancer Pathways
Mentor – Dr. Debashis Sahoo
Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine University
Hrishikesh Iyer Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles in Chitosan and Supplementary Biocompatible Mediums
Mentor - Dr. Mohammad Omary
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Steven Jacob Assymetric Heating of Solution to Prevent Medium Stratification
Mentor - Dr. Guenter Gross
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Franklin Jia Methane-to-Methanol Oxidation Report
Mentor – Dr. Thomas Cundari
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Tiffany Jiang The Study of Metal Substitution in Artificial Bone Using XRD Rietveld Analysis
Mentor - Dr. Teresa Golden
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Suna Kim mahler-koksma-classification
Mentor – Dr. Lior Fishman
Department of Mathematics
University of North Texas
Nikhil Kokkapuni Comparison of Segmentation in Human and Chimpanzee X Chromosomes and Horizontal Gene Transfer in Amborella
Mentor – Dr. Rajeev Azad
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Napasorn Kuprasertkul A Novel Methodology to Mimic Biological Properties using Ionic Liquids An Extensive in silico Study
Mentor – Dr. Bill Acree
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Justin Leung Synthesis and Study of a Novel Two-Coordinate Au I Complex as a Precursor for A I Catalytic Studies
Mentor – Dr. LeGrande Slaughter
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Jesse Li A Genomic and Phenotypic Investigation of Sulfur Deprivation Responses in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Mentor – Dr. Arthur Grossman
Department of Plant Biology
Carnegie Institution for Science
Raviteja Lingineni Controlled Tire Deformation to Decrease Rolling Resistance and Improve Fuel Economy
Mentor – Dr. Jaehyung Ju
Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering
University of North Texas
Lily Liu Oxidative Cleavage of Methoxyethane by Transition Metal Atoms A Computational Study on Catalytic Properties of Metals and Performance of DFT Functionals
Mentor – Dr. Angela Wilson
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Ricardo Lopez Photon Statistics of Emitters near Plasmonic Nanostructures
Mentor - Dr. Vladimir Drachev
Department of Physics
University of North Texas
Alexander Lu Low Temperature Synth of Graphene Structures
Mentor - Dr. Gary Glass
Department of Physics
University of North Texas
Soumya Mandava Phenotypic Plasticity Of Cardiovascular Control Systems During Vertebrate Ontogeny-2
Mentor - Dr. Dane Crossley
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Sumedha Mehta A Novel Methodology to Mimic Biological Properties using Ionic Liquids An Extensive in silico Study
Mentor - Dr. Bill Acree
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Jisoo Min Environmental Chamber Construction for Cancer Cell Property Characterization
Mentor - Dr. Tae-Youl Choi
Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering
University of North Texas
Tofunmi Ogunfunmi Optical Imaging of the Brain
Mentor - Dr. Nicoladie Tam
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Kishan Patel PVC and Alternative Plasticizers
Mentor - Dr. Witold Brostow
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Justin Qian Methane-to-Methanol Oxidation Report
Mentor - Dr. Thomas Cundari
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Parth Rawat The Importance of Arl13b and ACIII Primary Cilia in Glial Cells and Neurons
Mentor - Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Anish Reddy Development of Novel 17-Residue Polypeptides to Mitigate the Effects of Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mentor - Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Shawn Ren Shank3 Mutations Lead to Disrupted Homer-mGluR5 Binding in Pathway for Autistic Characteristics in Mice
Mentor - Dr. Craig Powell
Neurology
UT Southwestern
Sanchit Sachdeva Influence of Polymer coating and polymer concretes on Thermoelectric materials and devices
Mentor - Dr. Witold Brostow
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Varada Salimath Exploring Aldh1L1 and CstC as Astrocyte Markers
Mentor - Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Susmitha Sayana Influence of Polymer coating and polymer concretes on Thermoelectric materials and devices
Mentor - Dr. Witold Brostow
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Joanne Shang Reactive Astrogliosis and Regulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Seizures
Mentor - Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Stephanie Shea The Effect of Electroplating on MEA Plates
Mentor - Dr. Guenter Gross
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Christopher Shen Electrowetting-Controlled Dual Liquid Prism for Adaptive Beam Steering
Mentor - Dr. Jiangtao Cheng
Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering
University of North Texas
Akshay Singh Development of Novel 17-Residue Polypeptides to Mitigate the Effects of Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mentor - Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Eric Su A new method of coding for flash storage systems
Mentor - Dr. Shengli Fu
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of North Texas
Lucille Tang Motor-Control Prosthetics
Mentor - Dr. Nicoladie Tam
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Tony Tao Thin Film Summary DrSh
Mentor - Dr. Nigel Shepherd
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
Aris Taychameekiatchai Relating X-ray Luminosity of AGNs to the total power of their Corresponding Black Holes
Mentor - Dr. Ohad Shemmer
Department of Physics
University of North Texas
Shannon Teaw A Study of Cis Cobalt Bipyridine Complexes in the Selective Oxidation of Methane to Methanol
Mentor - Dr. Thomas Cundari
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Keerthi Thallapureddy Factor VIII knockout using CRISPR/Cas9 Method
Mentor - Dr. Pudur Jagadeeswaran
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Brittney Thornton A Study of Cis Cobalt Bipyridine Complexes in the Selective Oxidation of Methane to Methanol
Mentor - Dr. Thomas Cundari
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Akash Wadawadigi A Novel Methodology to Mimic Biological Properties using Ionic Liquids An Extensive in silico Study
Mentor - Dr. Bill Acree
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Max Wang High-Impedance Electromagnetic Survaces
Mentor - Dr. Hualiang Zhang
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of North Texas
Louisa Xie
Krithika Suresh
The Impact of Medical Evidence and Psychosocial Influence on Medical Student's Judgments of Patient Pain A Vignette Study
Mentor - Dr. Zina Trost
Department of Psychology
University of North Texas
Arun Yagnamurthy Effects Of Pre-Incubation Egg Storage On Viability, Growth, And Physiological Functions (Acid Base And Hematological Regulation)
Mentor - Dr. Hiroshi Tazawa
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Michelle Yang Creating a Model for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mentor - Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Andy Ye A Quantum Mechanical Computational Study on the Reactions of ?? and ?? Singlet Carbenes with CX4 (X=H, F, Cl, Br and I)
Mentor - Dr. Weston Borden
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Kevin Ye Polymer Scratching Simulation with Mesosopic Molecular Dynamics
Mentor - Dr. W. Brostow
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
Thomas Yu The Role of Ciliary and Centrosomal Proteins in Cell Cycle Regulation in Naked Mole Rat Brain Cells
Mentor - Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Franklin Zhang Reactive Astrogliosis and Regulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Seizures
Mentor - Dr. Jannon Fuchs
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas
Caroline Zhu Discovering Drug Possibilities for the Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mentor - Dr. Douglas Root
Department of Biological Sciences
University of North Texas