CSU McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars

Mishgan AbdullahMishgan Abdullah

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maureen Whitford (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Severson (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Effect of accelerometer based feedback on paretic upper extremity amount of use and quantity of movement: A case study”
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
 

Saja Abid
Saja Abid

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Abedel Tayyara (World Languages, Literatures, and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2016): “The effects of superior laryngeal nerve lesion on swallowing kinematics and airway protection”
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

 

Christina AdkinsChristina Adkins

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sucharita Adluri (Philosophy and Comparative Religion)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Effect of parental communication on adjustment of typically developing children with an atypically developing sibling"
Pursuing a B.A. in Psychology

 

Abdo BoumitriAbdo Boumitri

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Woodside (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Effect of hypoxic conditions on skeletal myoblasts"
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology
 

 
 
Carmen CaticchioCarmen Caticchio

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anthony Berdis (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anton Komar (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Evaluating the efficiency and selectivity of 3-Eth-5-NlDR as a therapeutic agent against leukemia"
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 

Rana FarajRana Faraj

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roman Kondratov (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Cory (History)
Summer Research Project (2016): (Title Coming Soon)
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

 

Nicholas GehlerNicholas Gehler

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ton van den Bogert (Mechanical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jearl Walker (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2016): (Title Coming Soon)
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

 

Ma'Taya HammondMa'Taya Hammond

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronnie Dunn (Urban Studies)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Gagich (English)
Summer Research Project (2017): “The 50 Year Commemoration of the Stokes Brothers: The Advent of Black Political Power in America”
Pursuing a B.A. in Sociology/Criminology

 

Angelica Houston

Angelica Houston

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Deborah Espy (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Daniel Winkler (Gifted Education Program Coordinator) 
Summer Research Project: TBA
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 
 
Jammel McRaeJammel McRae

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Alexander (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Mackey
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

 

 

Taylor MooreTaylor Moore

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Speech and Hearing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lynn Deering (Theater and Dance)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Dialects, accents, and intelligence: A study on dialectical perceptions"
Pursuing a B.S. in Speech and Hearing

 

Enas MuhammadEnas Muhammad

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roman Kondratov (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Fan (Mathematics)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Effect of calorie restriction on the circadian rhythms of glycolytic enzymes in mice”
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 

Christian Negron-RolonChristian Negron-Rolon

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yuping Wu (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne O'Connor (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Statistical analysis of DASI questionaire and modeling the prediction of heart failure risk in patients"
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 

Wayne NieWayne Nie

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amin Zhou (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Bond (Dean of the College of Sciences and Health Professions)
Summer Research Project: TBA
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 
 
Uchechukwu ObiakoUchechukwu Obiako

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jorge Gatica (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2015): (Title Coming Soon)
Pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering

 

 

Yuridia Olivera-OrtizYuridia Olivera-Ortiz

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bin Su (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Debbie Jackson (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2016): (Title Coming Soon)
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

 

Lana OsorioLana Osorio

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Goodman (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heidi Robertson (Law)
Summer Research Project (2016): “The use of iPads Pros as an assistive devices in occupational therapy"
Pursuing a B.S. in Occupational Therapy

 

Maitri PatelMaitri Patel

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Girish Shukla (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marnie Rodriguez (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Assaying the splicing activity of novel human disease variants of U4atac snRNA”
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 

Solomiya PushchakSolomiya Pushchak

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Severson (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ulrich Zurcher (Physics)
Summer Research Project: TBA
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 

AichaAicha Quamine

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bin Su (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tama Engelking (World Languages, Literatures, and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Optimizing design and potency of diterpenic acid derivatives to improve cell membrane permeability and Hsp27 selective inhibition”
Pursuing a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Asma SalehAsma Saleh

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dawn Aliberti (Sociology)
Summer Research Project: TBA
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 

Kim SchvederKim Schveder

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda Quinn (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rongjun Sun (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project: TBA
Pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics

 
 
Kia SmithKia Smith

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Valentin Gogonea (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Debbie Jackson (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Nitrosylation of S100A8/A9 protein complex by inducible nitric oxide synthase”
Pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry

 

Shalonda SwansonShalonda Swanson

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Morgan (Vice Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paula Mickens-English (Counseling Center)
Summer Research Project (2016): (Title Coming Soon)
Pursuing a B.A. in Psychology

 
 
Celeste ThomasCeleste Thomas

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Speech and Hearing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2014): “The effects of age if cochlear implantation on receptive and expressive language skills in congentially deaf children”
Pursuing a B.S. in Speech and Hearing

 
Jamira VirkJamira Virk

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor:  Prof. George Mauersberger (Art)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Bioinformatics analysis of the sodium hydrogen exchanger protein in plasmodium spp.
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

 

Jamil WilsonJamil Wilson

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Michael Baumgartner (Music)
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology