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Summer Research

2010 Summer Research Participants

Africana Studies

Woodgar Faugas '12 and Professor of Africana Studies Donald Carter
On Comparing Race Consciousness among Black Immigrants in the Unites States: A Transnational Dialectic of Race, Class and Ethnicity

Randall Mason '11 and Associate Professor of Africana Studies Angel Nieves
Ashes From Her Fire: Revisiting Paris is Burning and Realness Twenty Years Later

Laura Lee Smith '11 and Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley
Reinvestigating the Female Pharaohs: Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra Egyptology


Anthropology

Sushmita Preetha '11 and Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa
Exploring Hijra Identity in Developmental Bangladesh

Xiang Wang '12 and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Christopher Vasantkumar
Casino Popularity among Chinese American Communities in New York City How Non-Profit Organizations & Government Help Reduce Gambling Addictions

Yan Zhong Zhen '13 and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Christopher Vasantkumar
A Look at Chinese Minorities and Citizenship from the Perspective of Xinjiang


Art History

Kiernan Acquisto '13, Maeve Gately '12 and John McEnroe, the John and Anne Fischer Professor in Fine Arts
Excavations at Gournia, Crete


Archaeology

Madeleine Gunter '11 and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
Early Medieval Gravestones of the Western Irish Coast: XRF Analysis of Production and Distribution


Biochemistry

Alexander Dao '12 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotton


Biology

Amy Allen '10

Sarah Andrus '12
and Associate Professor of Biology Herm Lehman
Detecting and Quantifying Neurotransmitters Using LC-MS/MS

Whitney Bachow '13, Fallon Chipidza '10, Kira desJardins '10, Christopher Rider '12 and Professor of Biology Jinnie Garrett
Picoeukaryotic Diversity of a Meromictic Lake: Green Lake in Fayetteville, NY

Barsha Baral '13 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Identifying genetic markers in assisting inferring phylogenies of roundworms (nematodes)

Andrew Brodsky '11 and Professor of Biology David Gapp

David Brown '10

Daniel Bruzzese '12, Mary Lehner '12, Jonathan Pinney '11, Chloe Von Ancken '11, Edward Williams '12 and Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch
Restoration Ecology of Common Blue Lupine in the Rome Sand Plains

Harry Chan '12 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
The evolution of ribosomal protein L17 in sprirotrichous ciliates

Lyle Cleary '12, Jonathan Pinney '11, Chloe Von Ancken '11 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe
Nematode biodiversity of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama

Benjamin Dropkin '11 and Associate Professor of Biology Herm Lehman
TBhR Expression in Dividing vs. Non-Dividing Rat Adrenal Pheochromocytoma Cells

Agne Jakubauskaite '13 and Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
Molecular assessment of microbial diversity across natural and engineered redox gradients

Danielle Lashley '13
and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Danyang Yu

Sloane Lipkin '11 and Professor of Biology David Gapp

Joseph Lobel '13
and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
The evolution of TBE-like transposons in spirotrichous ciliates

Sumithra Nair '12 and Associate Professor of Biology Herm Lehman

Elizabeth Pendery '10 and Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
Molecular assessment of bacterial diversity in a meromictic lake, Green Lake, Fayetteville, NY.

Suman Sarker '11 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Identifying genetic markers in assisting inferring phylogenies of roundworms (nematodes)

William Stateman '10

Evan Taddeo '11

Alex Thompson '13 and Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
Role of endogenous electron shuttles in facilitating remote iron respiration in dissimilative iron reducing bacteria.

Ke Xu '11 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Sex or no sex? Meiosis in fish parasite Ichthyopthirius multifiliis.


Chemistry

Taylor Adams '11

Jeremy Adelman '13 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Development of a mixed molecular dynamics-brownian dynamics markov chain of states model to calculate accurate association rate constants

Matthew Baxter '11 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten

Jeremy Brendle '13 and Professor of Chemistry Timothy Elgren
Encapsulation of Amine Oxidase: Stabilizing the Enzyme for Various Applications

Dan Brimberry '13 and Professor of Chemistry Timothy Elgren
Assessing the Leaching of Bisphenol-A from Plastics

Caitlin Burzynski '12
and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten

Meghan Carter '12 and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer

Lennox Chitsike '13
and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones

Aaron Danilack '13 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones

Michael Froehlich '13 and Professor of Chemistry Timothy Elgren
Oxidative Dehalogenation Catalyzed by Heme Proteins

Peter Kosgei '11 and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer

Nina Kraus '13 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten

Eric Kuenstner '12 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Josh Ruppel
Metalloporphyrin catalyzed Doyle-Kirmse reaction of allyl sulfides and amines

Erica Losito '12 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Calculation of the association rate constants of peramivir and zanamivir to neuraminidase active and secondary sites.

Jason McGavin '12 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten

Kate Otley '12 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein
Synthesis of a Selectively Deuterated Propylene Oxide

Kristen Pallen '12 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones

Jack Trieu '11 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Josh Ruppel
Metalloporphyrin catalyzed Doyle-Kirmse reaction of allyl sulfides and amines

Cara Vennari '12 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein Ian Rosenstein
Development of Radical Cascade Reactions for the Synthesis of Bi- and Tricyclic Ring Systems

Pauline Wafula '13 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones


Cinema and New Media Studies

Cameron Breslin '11 and Visiting Professor of Film History Scott MacDonald
Promoting the Environmental Concern by Representing Cultural Differences in Ethnographic-Nature Films


Classics

John Scurfield '12 and Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley
Relooking Classics: Intercultural Exchange between Ancient Ethiopia and Ancient Rome


Comparative Literature

Michael Harwick '11 and Professor of Comparative Literature Peter Rabinowitz
The Unreality Atlas: The Novel On and Off the Map

Andres Matlock '12 and Nancy Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature
Almodovar & Euripides: A Formal & Thematic Comparative Study


Computer Science

Samuel Hincks '11, Matthew Russell '11, Rachel Ward '12, Thomas Williams '11 and Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner chair of computer science
Measuring Trust and Suspicion in Human-Computer Interactions

Spencer Gulbronson '12 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Exploring the Use of Cryptography for Increased Digital Security


East Asian Languages & Literatures

Cui Lin '12 and Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures Zhuoyi Wang
"Left-Behind Parents" -- Documentary Filmmaking

Celia Yu '12 and Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese) Kamiya
Implicit and Explicit Numerical Acquisition in Children


Economics

Steven Mello '11 with Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu
Contraception as Health Development in Rwanda

William Shinehouse '11 and Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu
The Effects of Pledging a Greek Organization on Academic Outcomes

Shichen Xu '12 with Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics
The Behavior of Employee-owned Firms: Evidence from the Mondragon Cooperatives

Hanbin Yang '12 with Professor of Economics Christophre Georges
Chinese Technological Innovation in High-tech manufacturing Industry: A Case Study of the Semiconductor Industry


English

Olivia Wolfgang-Smith '11 and Assistant Professor of English Tina Hall
A Summer in the Slush Pile


French

Kelsey Brow '12 and Roberta Krueger, the Burgess Professor of French
Dans l'ombre de la guerre

Alexandra Nisita '12 and Roberta Krueger, the Burgess Professor of French
Living Early Feminism: Marquise de Chatelet


Geosciences

Theresa Allinger '11 and Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson family professor of environmental studies

Andrew Christ '11 and Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson family professor of environmental studies

Madeleine Gunter '11
and Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson family professor of environmental studies

Cassidy Jay '11 and Associate Professor of Geosciences Todd Rayne

Hanna Kahrmann-Zadak '12 and Associate Professor of Geosciences Todd Rayne
Plotting the Changes in the Components of Groundwater and of Oriskany Creek as they Correlate to Precipitation Events

Stephen Kemp '11 and Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair of Public Discourse, Professor of Geosciences

Tucker Keren '13

Travis Tomaselli '11
and Associate Professor of Geosciences David Bailey


Government

Jeffrey Cardoni '11 with Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs
U.S. Auto Industry Reform

Cristina Garafola '11 with Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera
Crisis and Control: Changing State Capacity of Post-Communist States

Anne Hudson '12 with Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs
Tackling National Cohesiveness in the Balkans

Tyler Roberts '12 and Frank Anechiarico, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law
The Study of the Rule of Law at Hamilton


History

Elizabeth Brandon '11 and Professor of History Esther Kanipe
Revolutionary Medicine and the Medical Revolution

Kate Harleo '12 and Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi
Study the Communal Identity in India

Katherine Hoar '11 and Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant
Hunger Strike as an IRA Tradition: The Protest of Bobby Sands

Tongxin Lu '11 with Professor of History Douglas Ambrose
The Future Relations between the People's Republic of China and the Holy See

Adam Minchew '12 with Robert Paquette, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History
The "Fusionism" of Frank S. Meyer

Jacob Sheetz-Willard '12 and Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History
"Golden River": How Pete Seeger Transformed the Hudson


Japanese

Alex Benkhart '11 and Associate Professor of Japanese Kyoko Omori
The Prostitute as Hero: Examining Depictions of Women in Japanese Film, Theatre, and Anime


Mathematics

Louis Boguchwal '12 and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andrew Dykstra
Optimal routing governed by differential equations


Music

Tim Carman '11 and Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley
Drum Grooves and Styles: Transcriptions for an Educational Practice Manual


Philosophy

Himeka Hagiwara '11 and Rick Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy
Mental States and Their Role in Understanding Self and Others

Jesica Lindor '12 and Rick Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy
Knowledge and Happiness


Physics

Ileana Becerra '11, Will Eagan '11, Anne Vilsoet '11 and Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly
Searching for faint supernovae in astronomical images using novel

Sarah Fobes '12, Zane Glauber '12 and Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Synthesis and spectroscopy of sol-gel silicate glasses containing rare earth ions

Edward Lamere '11, Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett and Professor of Physics Gordon Jones

Leonard Teng '12 and Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Dynamics on an impact oscillator

Lauren Vilardo '11, Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett and Professor of Physics Gordon Jones

Jake Zappala '12 and Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett


Psychology

Deborah Barany '11 Professor of Psychology Jonathan Vaughan and Professor of Psychology Penny Yee

Samuel Briggs '12, Beril Esen '13 and Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton
Defensive Self-Esteem and Escape from Self-Awareness and Defensive Self-Esteem and Autobiographical Memory

Clair Cassiello '11, Lauren Liebman '12, Mary Meinke '12 and Professor of Psychology Penny Yee
Examination of disinhibitory executive control processes in individuals with ADHD using analyses of eye-movement behavior

Elizabeth Chapin '12, Professor of Psychology Gregory Pierce and Professor of Psychology Penny Yee

Carolyn Dopp '11, Professor of Psychology Gregory Pierce and Professor of Psychology Penny Yee

Agne Jakubauskaite '13

Danielle Mortorano '12, Gregory Pierce, professor of psychology; and Penny Yee, professor of psychology


Sociology

Emily Gerston '11 with Associate Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson
Slacktivism and Activism in American Political Life


Russian Studies

Clare Browne '11, Professors Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Danyang Yu and Associate Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures John Bartle
Examining Risk Factors for Alcoholism in Russia


Women's Studies

Arielle Cutler '11 with Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Anne Lacsamana
Teaching Media Literacy: Resisting Construction of Gender through Educational Programming

Kate Northway '11 and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Anne Lacsamana
Urban Agriculture in Utica: Maintaining Immigrant Identity while Creating Economic Self Sufficiency

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