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Student Research Highlighted

March 13, 2008


MERCED, CA— The following students are the
winners of the 2008 Student Research Poster Competition:

Undergraduate Competition

Place Recipient and Research
Project
First Jonathan Pegan


Quantitative Single-Cell Analysis of Receptor Dynamics and
Chemotactic Response on a Chip


Co-authors: Xia Bing, David Breslauer, Mathew Meyer, Jennifer
O. Manilay, Luke Lee and Michelle Khine
Second Erik Olstad


Spatial Distribution and Accumulation of Nickel in Serpentinite
Soil and Plants


Co-authors: Benoit Dayrat and Peggy O’Day
Third Drew Glaser


Functional Maturation of Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Endothelial
Cells


Co-authors: Nick E. Lauer and Kara E. McCloskey
Third Jeremy R. Sanborn


Tapered Microstructure Fibers for Optical Parametric
Oscillators


Co-authors: Jacek Jasinski and Jay E. Sharping

Graduate Competition

Place Recipient and Research
Project
First Ricardo Cisneros


Analyzing the Smoke Impacts of the 2002 McNally Fire Incident on
the San Joaquin Valley and Southern Sierra Nevada, California


Co-authors: Michael Arbaugh, Sharon Zhong, Katharine Hammond,
Miguel A. Perez, Haiganoush Preisler, Qinghua Guo, Trent Procter,
Samuel Traina and Andrze Bytnerowicz
Second Ankur Kamthe


Scopes: Smart Cameras Object Position Estimation System

Co-authors: Lun Jiang, Alberto Cerpa, Matt Dudys and Edward
Smith
Third Holly Swift


Niche Evolution in Jellyfish Feeding: Flow Regime and Prey
Composition of Invasive Blooming Jellyfish


Co-author: Mike Dawson
Third Miguel Fernandez


Natural History Museum Collection Data and Inferential Maps, an
Integrative Approach to Understand Biological Diversity Patterns in
Madagascar


Co-authors: Julia Vo