The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 29, 1999
Mar. 29, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 28


Undergraduate Provost Awards
Summer 1998 Projects

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Omar Aquaddoomi, Glendale, Calif.
Senior, mechanical engineering
"Acoustic and Optical Sensory Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Navigation"
Sponsor: Louis Whitcomb, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering

Joshua F. Apgar, Newton, Mass.
Senior, biophysics
"The Role of Type II Topoisomerase during Cell Division"
Sponsor: Denis Wirtz, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering

Linda Chang, Millbrae, Calif.
Junior, natural science public health
"Chinese History in the 20th Century"
Sponsor: Stephen Dixon, professor, Writing Seminars, School of Arts and Sciences

Teddy Chao, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Senior, computer science
YARDSALE: A Homegrown Documentary"
Sponsor: Jerome Christensen, professor, English, and director, Film and Media Studies, School of Arts and Sciences

Edward H. Cho, Minnetonka, Minn.
Junior, natural science public health
"In Vitro Assembly of Alpha-Synuclein"
Sponsor: Michael Lee, assistant professor, Pathology, School of Medicine

Andrew A. Dickenson, Christiansburg, Va.
Junior, guitar
"A Documentation of the Career of Gibert Biberian"
Sponsor: Julian Gray, faculty, Conservatory, Peabody Institute

James Ha, Tehachapi, Calif.
Junior, natural science public health
"Distribution of Locally Delivered Antisense Constructs in Mouse Brain"
Sponsor: Benjamin S. Carson Sr., director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

George Ho, San Diego, Calif.
Senior, psychology
"Characterization of FMRP-like Expression in Fragile X Subjects with Full Mutation"
Sponsor: Walter Kaufmann, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kay Hsieh, Baltimore
Senior, Writing Seminars
"The Impact of a Frontier Environment on Literature"
Sponsor: Stephen Dixon, professor, Writing Seminars, School of Arts and Sciences

Danny Lee, Culver City, Calif.
Senior, biology
"Patterning of the Vertebrate Neural Tube"
Sponsor: Marnie Halpern, staff, Embryology, Carnegie Institution

Tony T. Lee, Troy, Mich.
graduated Jan. 1999, biophysics
"The Regulation of Gene Expression in Lysosomul Disease"
Sponsor: Jonathan Pevsner, assistant professor, Neuroscience, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Rachel Lei, Falls Church, Va.
Junior, biology
"Cellular Response to Human Papillomavirus E6 Oncoprotein Expression"
Sponsor: Kathleen Cho, associate professor, Pathology, School of Medicine

Elizabeth A. Lipke, Hibbing, Minn.
Junior, biomedical engineering
"Real-Time Measurement of Reactive Oxygen Species in Cultured Vascular Endothelial Cells"
Sponsor: B. Rita Alevriadou, assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine

Adam Morris, New Albany, Ohio
Senior, mechanical engineering
"International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition"
Sponsor: Louis Whitcomb, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering

Danny Ng, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Junior, biomedical engineering
"Development of an in vitro Model System for Assessing the Effect of the Adrenoleukodstrophy Protein on Very Long-Chain acyl-CoA Synthetase Activity"
Sponsor: Paul Watkins, associate professor, Neurology, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Mary B. Pohl, Newport News, Va.
Junior, natural science public health
"The Effect of Cytokines on Leukocyte Function"
Sponsor: Brian Rosenfeld, associate professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine

Zygmunt Porada III, Ruby, Mich.
Senior, biomedical engineering
"Interleaved vs. Simultaneous Retinal Stimulation Strategies"
Sponsor: Mark Humayun, assistant professor, Ophthalmology, School of Medicine

Mercedes E. Quinones, Rockville, Md.
Senior, neuroscience
"Olfactory Neurons as a Model for Rett Syndrome"
Sponsor: Gabriele Ronnett, associate professor, Neuroscience, School of Medicine

Nadine Rosenblum, Baltimore
Senior, nursing
"The Benefits of Infant Massage in Lesotho"
Sponsor: Nancy Glass, instructor, Professional Education Programs and Practice, School of Nursing

Monica Schwartz, Beltsville, Md.
Junior, bassoon/composition
"Twentieth-Century Bassoon Techniques: A Complete Resource for Composers and Performers"
Sponsor: Linda Harwell, faculty, Conservatory, Peabody Institute

Kristi Stanton, Apple Valley, Minn.
Senior, biology
"Synthetic Implantable Biodegradable Polymers in Brain Tumors for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy"
Sponsor: Jeffrey Williams, assistant professor, Neurosurgery, School of Medicine

Rabiya Suleman, Kenner, La.
Senior, neuroscience
"The Localization of Glutamate Receptor Subtypes in the Primate Retina"
Sponsor: David Calkins, Mind/Brain Institute

Alexandra Surcel, Arlington, Va.
Senior, chemistry
"Characterization of Plasmodium Histidine-rich Proteins and Their Role in Hemozoin Formation"
Sponsor: David Sullivan, assistant professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Public Health

Christopher Valeri, Hibbing, Mich.
Senior, neuroscience
"CT Visualization and Validation of Ts6Dn Mice"
Sponsor: Joan T. Richtsmeier, associate professor, Cell Biology and Anatomy, School of Medicine

Lyld E. Wells, Rochester, Minn.
Senior, natural science area major
"The Megiddo Expedition"
Sponsor: Jerrold Cooper, professor, Near Eastern Studies, School of Arts and Sciences

Linda J. Yi, Baltimore
Senior, international studies
"Secondary Education An Option? An Analysis of the Bearing Faced by Costa Rican Adolescents Attending Public Schools"
Sponsor: Barbara Smith, associate research scientist, Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences

Sarvenaz Zand, Northridge, Calif.
Senior, biomedical engineering
"Pharmacological Upregulation of Nerve Growth Factor by Hybrid Analogs of 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3"
Sponsor: Henry Brem, professor, Neurosurgery, School of Medicine