Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

SURF Fellows

Summer 2020 All Fellows

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Curtis Beck

Active Chromatin Marks Modulate the Activity of the Crucial Epigenetic Silencer PRC2

Rose Hills

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Andy Chen

Investigating the Effects of Body Movement on Whisker Stimulus Detection in Mice

L&S Sciences

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Noah Cryns

Exploring Dispersal and Dopamine to Inform Adolescent Neurobiology from an Ethological Perspective

L&S Sciences

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Fernando Trent Diaz

Seed Germination and Microbe Occupation: How Do Seed Microbe Communities Differ across Plant Species and What Does It Mean for Plant Health?


Julia Dunker

The Downstream Effects of Novelty: Did the Evolution of Scale-Eating Affect Mate Preferences in a Radiation of Bahamian Pupfish?


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Minjune Hwang

Differential Model Predictive Control for Autonomous Driving in Under-structured Traffic Environment

L&S Sciences

Yiyang Jin

Do CHD8 and Other CHD Family Proteins Interact With ELL2 to Control HIV Transcription and Latency

L&S Sciences

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Yonna Kim

Characterizing Dynamics of Materials at High Pressure Using a Nanoscale Quantum Sensor

L&S Sciences

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Anderson Lee

Investigating Applicable Biotechnologies of Cyanobacteria with a Comprehensive Pangenome

Rose Hills

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Yuan Lin

Exploring Methods for Reducing Uncertainty in Determining the Bulk Density of Soils

Rose Hills

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Meire Mehare

Developing an Air Cathode Assisted Iron Electrocoagulation System to Remove Arsenic from Contaminated Drinking Water in Central California


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Marvin Miller

Understanding the effect of aging on the lactate receptor GPR81 and metabolic inflexibility

Rose Hills

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Amir Moayed

Understanding Actin Dynamics and Organization in FIlopodia Using Cryo-Electron Tomography

L&S Sciences

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David Noble

Elucidating Genetic Interaction Networks of Post-Transcriptional Regulators in Yeast

Rose Hills

Trishna Patel

Investigating the antiviral effects and mechanism of action of cyclodextrins against SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis

Rose Hills

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Rahul Sahay

Probing Ferroelectric Phase Transitions using the Nitrogen-Vacancy Color Center in Diamond

L&S Sciences

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Mason Sakamoto

Investigating How 3D Mechanical Forces influence Neuroectoderm Specification in Human Embryonic Development

Rose Hills

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DJena See

Mechanistic Characterization of Candidate Cold Tolerance Proteins in Freshwater Tardigrade Hypsibius Exemplaris

Rose Hills

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William Sheu

Identifying and Modelling Strong Gravitationally-lensed Systems using Neural Networks

Rose Hills

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Angela Sun

The Role of Exosomes in Human SK-N-SH Neuroblastoma Cells During Neural Differentiation

Rose Hills

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Paulina Tarr

Interpreting Longitudinal Neuronal Atrophy Patterns for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in a Clinical Context

L&S Sciences

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Ethan Willbrand

Examining the morphological development of a new tripartite landmark in human posterior cingulate cortex

Rose Hills

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Amy Yan

Spatiotemporal dynamics of type II actin nucleation-promoting factors at clathrin-coated pits

Rose Hills

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Ashley Yang

Investigation of Therapeutic Efficacy of EGFRvIII-targeting CAR-NK cells against Glioblastoma in vitro and in vivo

Rose Hills

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Allison Zau

Detecting Aquifer Characteristics of Groundwater-Dependent Meadow Ecosystems in the Northeastern Sierra Nevada

Rose Hills

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Kyle Zolkin

Molecular weight dependence of plastic (PCL) degradation by an embedded enzyme-RHP complex

Rose Hills