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Summer Research

2009 Summer Research Participants

Taylor Adams '11 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
Peptide-lipid interactions of amphipathic cationic antimicrobial peptides

Shawon Akanda '12
and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Suppression of Negative Self-Referent Thoughts

Amy Allen '10 and Assistant Professor of Biology Mike McCormick
Distinguishing Temperature's Influence on Abiotic and Biotic Reduction of Uranium

Carly Andrascik '11 and Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Biology
Bio Blitz at Utica Marsh

Deborah Barany '11 and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Jonathan Vaughan
Analysis and Application of the Posture-Based Movement Model in 3-D Space

William Bauder '10 and Associate Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Examining Magnetic Field Corrections in the aCORN Experiment

Matthew Baxter '11 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Peptide-lipid interactions of amphipathic cationic antimicrobial peptides

Gary Bedrosian '10
and Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch and Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Biology
Lupine Restoration in the Rome Sand Planes

Christopher Boisvert '12 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
The Synthesis and Characterization of a Vancomycin Derivative Incorporating an Unnatural Carbohydrate at the Glucose Position

Sarah Bookbinder '10 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Mark Oakes
Directed Forgetting


Andrew Brodsky '11 and Associate Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Tyramine beta-hydroxylase Origins and Functions in Drosophila and Other Invertebrates

David Brown '10
and Assistant Professor of Biology Mike McCormick
Characterization and identification of freely diffusible agents that facilitate remote iron respiration

Daniel Bunger '11
Co-operative Banks in the Financial Crisis: An International Comparison

Courtney Carroll '11 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Structure-Function Relationship Studies in Host Defense Peptides

Clair Cassiello '11 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Mark Oakes
Eye-Tracking Bias Project

Jonathan Chaponis '10 and Associate Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
The Synthesis and Characterization of Septanose Carbohydrates

Stephen Chaponis '10 and Associate Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
A study in tyramine ß-hydroxylase

Suzannah Chatlos '10 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jean Burr
The SPARK Project: Social Predictors of Kindergarten Readiness

Jiong Chen '10
China to Protect Intellectual Rights on Digital Media Products

Thomas Coppola '10 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Ciliate DNA Research

J. Max Currier '10
Obama's War: Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan

Caroline Davis '11 and Professor of Government Steve Orvis and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Marla Jaksch
State of Health Care in the Hadzabe Community

Laura DeFrank '10 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
The Cultural Landscape of the Irish Coast Heritage Project 2009

Kira des Jardins '10 and Professor of Biology Jinnie Garrett
Green Lakes Fungal Species Identification

Yinghan Ding '12 and Lecturer in Economics Margaret Morgan-Davie
Do We Need Government Regulations in the Airline Industry?  An Observation and Economic Analysis of the Current Price-making in the Unregulated US Airline Industry

Xiaohan Du '12 and Associate Professor of Art History Steve Goldberg
A Comparative Study of Public Education Programs in American and Chinese Art Museums

John Dunn '10
Reconciliation and Rugby in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Will Eagan '11 and Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly
Quantifying the Evolution of Ultra-luminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs)

Robert Eisenhart '11
Examining Human Rights Abuses in the War on Drugs: U.S. Foreign Policy and Plan Colombia

Laurel Emurian '11 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Exploring Computer Security Using Virtual Execution Environments

Molly Faerber '10 and Bonnie Krueger, the Burgess Professor of French
Re-Imagining the Lais of Marie de France

Lisa Feuerstein '10 and Associate Professor of Geosciences David Bailey
Kimberlitic Rocks of Central New York

Kelly Fitzsimmons '10 and Professor of Biology Dave Gapp and Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology Amber Smythe

Courtney Flint '11 and Professor of History Douglas Ambrose
Understanding the Continental Army in Revolutionary America

Lisa Fontes '09 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
The Cultural Landscape of the Irish Coast Heritage Project 2009

Peter Garrett '11
and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
Peptide-lipid interactions of amphipathic cationic antimicrobial peptides

Laura Gault '11 and Professor of Government Steve Orvis and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Marla Jaksch
State of Health Care in the Hadzabe Community

Kevin Graepel '11 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
The Synthesis and Characterization of a Vancomycin Derivative Incorporating a Unnatural Carbohydrate at the Glucose Position

Alex Gross '11
Olde Nourse Farm

Madeleine Gunter '11 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
The Importance of Schist on InisArc

Valerie Hanson '10
and Associate Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Microprocessor Controlled EPR


Molly Haughey '12 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology John Edlund
Mate Value

Samuel Hincks '11
and Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science
The Science of Interface Design for Mobile Devices

Graham Hone '10 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder

Juan Hurtado '11 and Associate Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell
Street Theatre in Colombia

Alexandra Hutchison '10 and Associate Professor of Geosciences David Bailey
Radiometric Dating of New York State Kimberlites


Ariel Kaphan '10 and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Incorporation of Rare Earth Ions and Chelated Complexes into Silica Sol-Gel Matrices

Jae Yong Kim '10
Is the Sun Shining on North Korea? North Korean Human Rights Crisis and the Roles of NGOs and South Korean Government

C. Fiona Kirkpatrick '10 and Chaise LaDousa
Reading Bollywood: Post-Colonial Discourse on Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary Indian Cinema

Erica Kowsz '11
Cultural Landscapes of the Irish Coast Heritage Project 2009

Edward Lamere '11
and Associate Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Testing an Alignment System for aCORN

Mary Lehner '12
and Associate Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Investigation of Digital Threats through Case Development

Silin Li '11 and Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs
China's Economy Stimulus Package and its Impact

Grace Liew '12 and Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy
Of Gadflies and Growth: The New Tide in Malaysian Politics

Cui Lin '12 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Structure-Function Relationship Studies in Host Defense Peptides

Sean Linehan '10
and Assistant Professor of Biology Mike McCormick
An assessment of archaeal diversity in Green Lake, Fayetteville, NY

Chris Lorenc '11
and Professor of Chemistry Tim Elgren

Injun Lyo '11
A Comparative Study of the Childrearing Practices of White American and Immigrant Korean Parents

Mario Magana '10
Democratization in El Salvador

Jacqueline Marra '10 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jean Burr
Social Psychological Academic Readiness for Kindergarten (SPARK) Project

Tawanda Mashavave '10
and Professor of Computer Science Richard Decker
Theoretical Computer Science

Jason McGavin '12 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Structure-Function Relationship Studies in Host Defense Peptides

Emina Memisevic '12
and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones
Clathrate Hydrates

Sara G. Miller '10 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
Exploring the Nature of Ligand Binding in the Active Site of Galectin-1 Using Natural and Unnatural Carbohydrates


Brian Milstone '10 and Associate Professor of Psychology Jen Borton
Suppression of Negative Self-Referent Thoughts

Tim Minella '09 and Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly
A Sequential Analysis Trigger for Type Ia Supernovae

Sitanshu Mishra '10 and Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant
From Newspapers to the Internet: How Technology is Changing the Representation of Indian Arranged Marriage

Amanda Murray '10 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jean Burr
The SPARK Project: Social and Academic Predictors of Kindergarten Readiness

Rem Myers '11 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
Synthesis of a Vancomycin Derivative Incorporating an Unusual Carbohydrate at the Vancosymine position

Sanjana Nafday '10 and Assistant Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan
The Blindfold is Off: Brooklyn's Criminal Justice System Viewed Under the Lenses of Race and Class

Melissa Nezamzadeh '11 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones
The Formation and Structures of Clathrate Hydrate Systems

Lisa Olszewski '11 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones
How hydrates form: A study of water-ether hydrate-forming solutions

Sven Oman '10
and Doug Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology
TBHR localization with in situ hybridization methods
Neurobiology of Frustration


Kristen Pallen '12
and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones
Investigating Structures and Formations Cathrate Hydrate Systems

Anoop Pandey '10 and Professor of Geosciences Barb Tewksbury
Remote Sensing Study of structures along active faults in southern Egypt

Caroline Pantazis '12
and Doug Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology

Susan Perham '12 and Professor of History Esther Kanipe
Oneida County's African America WW II Veterans

Chris Parmenter '10  and Nancy Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature
Euripides' Medea and its Tradition

Andrew Peart '10 and Professor of English Catherine Kodat and Associate Professor of English Steve Yao
Toward a Twenty-First Century Poetry & Poetics in New Digital Field

Elizabeth Pendery '10
and Assistant Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
An assessment of bacterial diversity in Green Lake, Fayetteville, NY

Susan Perham '12
Oneida County's African America WW II Veterans

Lauren Perillo '10
Women's Mutual Aid Societies in the Era of the Rise of the British Welfare State

Caroline Pierce '10 and Associate Professor of Psychology Jen Borton
Suppression of Negative Self-Referent Thoughts

Rachel Pohl '11 and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Anne Lacsamana
Comparative Analysis: Cuban American Feminism and Cuban Feminism

Julia Pollan '10 and Jenny Irons
Clowns for a Cause: Investigating the Clown Care Program as a Case Study for How Nonprofit Organizations Scale from Start-up to National

Andrew Portuguese '11 and Associate Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Bacterial Fuel Cell/Helium-3 EPR Electronic Interface

William Preston '11
John Howland: the Separatist and His Posterity

Casey Quinn '10 and Associate Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures John Bartle
Parsing Utopia: Russian Literature and the Classics

Samantha Rabin '11
Open Season on Tourists? Identity and Community on Martha's Vineyard

Clifford Robbins '10
and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Mark Oakes
Directed forgetting of detail-oriented stimulus


Rachel Rothbarth '12 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
The Synthesis and Characterization of Two Novel Porphyrin-Carbohydrate Conjugates: New Pharmaceuticals for Photodyanamic Therapy

Kevin Rowe '10
Community-based Urban Planning and Environmental Justice in Two NYC Neighborhoods

Matthew Russell '11 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Visualization and Analysis of Programming Sessions

James Russell '09 and Professor of Chemistry Tim Elgren
Elucidating the Stereospecificity of Chloroperoxidase Halogenations

Kevin Rowe '10
Community-based Urban Planning and Environmental Justice in Two NYC Neighborhoods

Anthony Sali '10
and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Jonathan Vaughan
Analysis and Application of the Posture-Based Movement Model in 3-D Space

Jennifer Santoro '11 and Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Research at the Rome Sand Plains


Gregory Schwedock '10
and Peter Millet, the Litchfield Professor of Physics
MetaWeb: Graph Based Personal Data Storage - A Semantic Web of Meta Data

Leighanne Sherrow '11
and Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Patrick Caruana
Rendering the Acid-Mediated Decomposition of Hydroxymethylfuran (HMF) Useful: Trapping Potential Nucleophilic Intermediates

Glenn Smith '10 and Associate Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
A Correlation in Neutron Decay

Ekaterina Staykova '10
Bulgaria's Integration in the European Union

Stephanie Tafur '10 and Associate Professor of Africana Studies Angel Nieves
Black Like the Depths of My Africa: Transnational Black Consciousness and Student Activists in Apartheid South Africa

Manique Talaia-Murray '12 and Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences
A Bathymetric Study of Oneida Lake

Nathaniel Taylor '11 and Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry
Synthesizing a Pharmaceutical Agent from TPVNP

Travis Tomaselli '11 and Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences
Grain Size Distribution in the Eastern Basin of Oneida Lake

Jonathan Traylor '10 and Associate Professor of Geosciences David Bailey
Geochemistry and petrology of alkaline rocks at Cannon Point, NY

Julianne Tylko '10 and Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics
The Hippocratic Oath, Ancient and Modern: A Lens Through Which to Analyze the Rationality of Medicine

Lauren Vilardo '11 and Associate Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Testing an Alignment System for aCORN

Elizabeth Weber '10
The Homes and Possessions of the Women in Manchester, England

Amber Wheeless '11 and Professor of Religious Studies Steve Humphries-Brooks
The Theology of Horror

William Wieczorek '11
and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Structure-Function Relationship Studies in Host Defense Peptides

Morgan Williams '11 and Doug Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology
Neurobiology of Frustration

Thomas Williams '11 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Cognitive Robotics: a knowledge representation approach


Elyse Williamson '10 and Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury
The use of palagonites in testing models for the origin and formation of deformation bands in subglacially erupted volcanics

Keith Willner '11 and Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry
Germacrene D as a Chemical Signal for Oviposition and Feeding in Local Butterflies

Alexander Wood '12 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Bradley Wile
Synthesis and characterization of new phosphinoiminopyridine ligands, and transition metal complexes thereof

Ke Xu '11 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Copy Number Puzzle

Maximilien Yelbi '11
and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder
The Synthesis and Characterization of Two Novel Porphyrin-Carbohydrate Conjugates as Potential Therapeutics for the Treatment of Malaria

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