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Meet the 2020 SURF Fellows

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Natanael Alpay

Mathematics, Physics, French
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mihaela Vajiac
Differential Forms as Tools in Differential Geometry and Analysis on Manifolds
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Dylan Arrazati

Biochemistry and Spanish
Faculty Mentor: Dr. O. Maduka Ogba
Computational Investigation of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Machine Learning
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Emma Chen

Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Uri Maoz
Validating Neurofeedback as a Treatment for Depression
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Ginger Chen

Screenwriting
Faculty Mentor: Professor Mildred Lewis
Letters from an AI Poet to its Creator
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Kayley Cho

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rakesh Tiwari
Synthesis of Oleoyl-CGKRK-(HR)4 Peptide for Targeted siRNA Delivery
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Nicole Daskas

Studio Art
Faculty Mentor: Professor Micol Hebron
The Leaky Female Body
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Jordan Farmer

Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hagop Atamian
Profiling of the Secondary Metabolites in Hyptis suaveolens using GC-MS
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Shun Kato

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rakesh Tiwari
Tumor Targeted Delivery of siRNA via Fatty Acyl Conjugates of Cell-Penetrating Peptides
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Brian Katz

Strategic and Corporate Communication
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Austin Lee
3D-Printed Robot Arm for Robotic Bartender
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Trevor Kling

Physics, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Justin Dressel
Analyzing Error in Fundamental Two-Qubit Quantum Gates
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Christine Lo Verde

Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cedric Owens
Determining the cold-response activity of the protein CowN
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Bryn Merrill

Chemistry
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jerry LaRue
Hot Electron Chemistry on Bimetallic Plasmonic Nanoparticles
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Prince Mutabazi

Creative Writing, Political Science
Faculty Mentor: Professor Morgan Read-Davidson
The Man Who Knows His Name
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Amber Osorno

Health Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Jenkins
The Mediating Role of Stress and Negative Affect between Parental Social Support and Biological Lung Function among Adolescents
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Joanna Pak

Health Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Schurger
Free Will and Free Won't: Analyzing the Neurological Origins of Intention using TMS
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Leana Sottile

Television & Production, History, War and Society
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jessica Sternfeld
The Good War?: Reinterpreting the Second World War in Contemporary Musical Theatre
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Melissa Sugimoto

Mathematics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mihaela Vajiac
Differential Forms as Tools in Differential Geometry and Analysis on Manifolds
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Corrine Tam

Sociology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edson Cruz
Tiger Moms, Dragon Dads, and Baby Pandas: Cultural Expectations of Success Among Asian-American College Students
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Nicole Williams

Integrated Educational Studies, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Quaylan Allen
Language Brokering & the Child-Parent Relationship: Insights on Schooling Processes

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