2017 Fall Term Brackenridge Fellows

Agrawal, Sonali

Major: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/ Chemistry, Linguistics

Effect of Drag Reducing Polymer on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mentor: Kevin Mollen (Surgery Dept., SoM)

 

Boutin, Cassandra

Major: PSYCHOLOGY/ Studio Arts, Spanish

Implicit Leader Selection via Extraversion in Speech

Mentor: Diane Litman (Computer Science)

 

Copley, Katie

Major: NEUROSCIENCE

The Role of Karyopherins in Protein Mislocalization in ALS Models

Mentor: Christopher Donnelly (Neurobiology, SoM)

 

Crawford, Daniel

Major: MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS

Modeling the Dynamics of Math-Related Parent-Child Interactions

Mentor: Melissa Libertus (Psychology)

 

Dickey, Sarah

Major: POLITICAL SCIENCE, RHETORIC & COMMUNICATION

Everything but Words - Nonverbal Communication in Sentencing

Mentor: David Delullius (Communication)

 

Evans, Rachel

Major: NEUROSCIENCE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Neural Responses to Child Positive Affect as a Predictor of Child Neural Response to Reward

Mentor: Judith Morgan (Psychiatry, SoM)

 

Heil, Raechel

Major: REHABILITATION SCIENCE/ Sociology

A Social and Familial History of Down Syndrome with Current Perspectives in Western Countries

Mentor: Roxanna Bendixen (Occupa-tional Therapy, SHRS)

 

Huang, Hugh 

Major: NEUROSCIENCE/ Chemistry

Role of Synapse-Membrane Homeo-static Crosstalk in Cocaine Cravings After Cocaine Withdrawal

Mentor: Yan Dong (Neuroscience, DSAS)

 

Humar, Pooja

Major: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/ Chemistry

Frailty Assessment of Pre-Operative Patients

Mentor: Roberta Simmons (Surgery, SoM)

 

Jernstedt, Jennifer

Major: PSYCHOLOGY/ Political Science

Politically Predisposed: A Biological Approach to the Polarized Liberal-Conservative Spectrum

Mentor: Lisa Nelson (GSPIA)

 

Jones, Reyna

Major: Psychology, Neuroscience

The Effect of Background Music on the Spatial Ability of Musicians and Non-Musicians

Mentor: Werner Troesken (Economics)

 

Nair, Anjna

Major: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY

The Role of Circadian Transcription Factor NPAS2 in Cocaine Self-Administration Patterns

Mentor: Ryan Logan (Psychiatry, SoM)

 

Pallotti, Melissa

Major: ENGLISH WRITING/ Computer Science

Man Up: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Transition from Boyhood to Manhood in 19th-Century Literature

Mentor: Amy Murray-Twyning (English Literature)

 

Rooney, Kimberly

Major: ENGLISH WRITING, RHETORIC & COMMUNICATION

"Triple Nothings": Racial Identity Formation Among Chinese American Adoptees

Mentor: David Marshall (Communication, DSAS)

 

Young, Stanton

Major: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/ Chemistry

Economic Inequality and Its Historical Trajectory

Mentor: Leslie Hammond (History)

 

Younker, Theodore

Major: BIOINFORMATICS/ Chemistry

CD91 SNP Analysis Pipeline: in Silico to in Vitro

Mentor: Robert Binder (Immunology, SoM)

 

Zheng, Peter

Major: POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, PSYCHOLOGY; CBA

The Role of Parental Education and Income on Academic Beliefs and the Provision of Home Learning Activities for 4-8-year old Children

Mentor: Melisssa Libertus (Psychology, DSAS)