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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Abstracts

Advisor Titlesort descending Author Major College
Dr. Paul Arnold 7T versus 1.5T or 3T MRI in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury and Cerebrovascular Diseases: A Meta-Analysis Victoria Blaiotta-Vazquez Biology University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Dr. Rashid Bashir A Mechanistic Study of the Positive Effect of Cryopreservation on Skeletal Muscle Tissue Differentiation Lourdes Marinna Caro Rivera Industrial Microbiology University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Dr. Rabin Bhattarai A Review of Biodegradable Mesh Nettings as an Alternative to Plastic Mesh Netting to Prevent Wildlife Entanglement and Damage to Machinery Kabir Fakoya Agricultural & Biological Engineering University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Ann Witmer A Review of Electric-Fired Cardamom Dryer as a More Efficient and Cost-Effective Alternative to Wood-Burning Cardamom Dryers in Guatemala Fina Healy Agricultural & Biological Engineering University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Megan Mahoney An Investigation of Anxiety-Like behavior in Male and Female Mice that were Prenatally Exposed to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) Specially a Mixture of Phthalates Alma Avila Oropeza Biochemistry California State University San Marcos
Dr. Christopher Fennell Colonialism, Rebellion and Autonomy: An Analysis of the Conditions Conducive to Grand Marronage in Colonial Brazil Terrence Freeman Anthropology (Archaeology) Lawrence University
Dr. Ryan Dilger & Dr. Angela Green-Miller Does proximity to a conspecific alter social behavioral patterns in artificially reared pigs? Laxaviera Elphage Animal Poultry & Veterinary Science Tuskegee University
Dr. Catherine Murphy Effect of gold nanoparticle surface chemistry on chemotaxis Nicole Southey Bioengineering University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Taher Saif Effects of Tumor Microenvironment Stiffness on Colon, Breast, and Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Metastasis Desiré Rivera Borges Chemical Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Dr. Martha Gillette Endogenous circadian rhythm of claudin-5 and occludin and their effect on micro-solute permeability of in vitro endothelial cells Mimi Weary Biology College of the Desert
Dr. Issam Moussa Evaluating Autonomic Response to Exercise in Post-Heart Transplant PatientsLearning and Photovoice Chelsea Prudent Biology New York University
Dr. Michael Spinella Gene Expression Alterations Associated with PFOS treatment of Testicular Cancer Cells Yazmin Romero-Sanchez Animal Sciences University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Kai James Generative Adversarial Networks for Topology Optimization of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Priyanka Sarangabany Aerospace Engineering University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Kevin Poh Hiong Tan How Do Youth Understand Their Identity, Agency, and Belonging During The Recovery Process Of The Covid-19 Pandemic? A Pilot Study on Transformative Social Emotional Adrian Brown Social Work Northeastern Illinois University
Dr. Isabel Molina-Guzmán Microtargeting and Latinx Voting Behavior in the 2020 Election: An Analysis of the Latinx Electorate in Arizona and Florida Viviana Ayala Sandoval Politics/Spanish, Latin American, & Caribbean Literatures & Cultures Scripps College
Dr. Martha Gillette Phosphorylated ezrin expression in the dentate gyrus of the rat hippocampus Rachel Orpano Biochemistry/Biology University of Iowa
Dr. Lori Raetzman Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposure in Female Rats During Critical Development Windows Alters Gene Expression in the Pituitary Gland Bella Guardado Chemistry University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Ido Golding Recreating the Gene Regulation Model of Bacteriophage Lambda Leiana-Lavette Woodard Chemistry and Mathematics Fisk University
Dr. Hyun Joon Kong Regulating Oxidative Stress in C2C12 Skeletal Muscle Cells Using ROS-responsive N-acetylcysteine Crystals Jared Ian Gadia Chemical Engineering University California, San Diego
Dr. Wilfred van der Donk Similarities in the Amino Acid Sequence of Class I Lanthipeptide Nisin and Protein Variants Have the Potential for Increased Antibiotic Properties Jalen Spain Biology Tuskegee University
Dr. Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk The Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticide Imidacloprid (IMI) in a Murine Liver Model and its Functions With Comparison to a Known Hepatotoxin, 3,5-Diethoxycarbonyl-1, 4-Dihydrocollidine (DDC) Madison Goforth Microbiology/Nutrition & Food Systems University of Arizona
Dr. Nidia Ruedas-Gracia The Latinx College Student’s Cultural Sense of Belonging: Assessing the Role of Collegiate Multicultural Resources & Programs Lourdes Carteño Psychology & Latina/o Studies University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan The Relationship between BMIs, the risk of cardiovascular disease, and PFAS levels in Post-Menopausal Women Jacqueline Romero Food Science & Human Nutrition University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Edward Lochocki Using BioCro to model soybean plant growth, and testing the accuracy of the model by comparing it to data within the SoyNAM database Terrance Hawkins Biology Fisk University
Dr. Edward Lochocki Utilizing BioCro for modeling light transmission in a soybean canopy by separately calculating PAR and NIR light bands Daniel Davies Physics Fisk University