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Undergraduate Research Accomplishments, 2012-Present

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Publications 

Stacey Barnaby (FCRH '11) is first author and Nazmul Sarker (FCRH '13) is a co-author on the article “Biomimetic formation of chicoric-acid-directed luminescent silver nanodentrites,” in Nanotechnology, 23, 294011 (2012). (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences). 

Stacey Barnaby (FCRH '11) is first author and Nazmul Sarker (FCRH '13) is a co-author on the article “Ellagic acid directed growth of Au-Pt bimetallic nanoparticles and their catalytic applications” in the International Journal of Nanoscience, 12, 1250037 (2013). (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences). 

Christine D'Urso (FCRH '11) is a co-author on the article “An assessment of the mental health care needs and utilization by families of children with food allergy” in the Journal of Health Psychology. 2012 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology). 

Christine D'Urso (FCRH '11) and Kelsey Van Nostrand (FCRH ’11) are co-authors on the article “Psychosocial outcomes for children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease over time and compared with obese controls” in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 56(1), 2013: 77-82. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Stephen Frayne (FCRH ’12) is first author and Stacey Barnaby (FCRH ’11) and Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) are co-authors on the article “Growth and Properties of CdSe Nanoparticles on Ellagic Acid Biotemplates for Photodegradation Applications” in Materials Express, 2(4), 2012: 335-343. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Stephen Frayne (FCRH ’12) is first author and Stacey Barnaby (FCRH ’11) and Evan Smoak (FCRH ’10) are co-authors on the chapter “Growth of CdSe nanoparticles on Abscisic Acid Nanofibers and their Interactions with HeLa cells” in Smart Nanomaterials for Sensor Application, 2012: 93-110. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Natalie Klempel (FCRH ’10) is first author on the article “A measure of family eating habits: Initial psychometric properties using the profile pattern approach (PPA)” in Eating Behaviors, 14(1), 2013: 7-12. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Jeffrey Lockhart (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on the article “A Comparison of Alternative Client/Server Architectures for Ubiquitous Mobile Sensor-Based Applications” in the UbiComp ’12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2012: 721-724. (mentor: Gary Weiss, Computer and Information Science).  

Jeffrey Lockhart (FCRH ’13) is first author and Tony Pulickal (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on the article “Applications of Mobile Activity Recognition” in the UbiComp '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2012: 1054-1058. (mentor: Gary Weiss, Computer and Information Science).  

Jeffrey Lockhart (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on the article “The Impact of Personalization on Smartphone-Based Activity Recognition” in “Papers from the 2012 AAAI Workshop on Activity Context Representation: Techniques and Languages,” AAAI Workshop Technical Report, WS-12-05, Toronto, Canada, July 2012: 98-104. (mentor: Gary Weiss, Computer and Information Science).  

Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) is first author and Stacey Barnaby (FCRH ’11) and Brian Williams (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on the article “Self-assembling peptide assemblies bound to ZnS nanoparticles and their interactions with mammalian cells” in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 103, 2013: 405-415. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Leah Newman (FCRH ’12) is a co-author on the article “Remote optical detection of bending deformations by means of cholesteric paint” in Liquid Crystals, 40(3), 2013: 428-432. (mentor: Petr Shibayev, Physics).  

Nazmul Sarker (FCRH ’13) is first author on “Design of Self-Assembled Peptide Assemblies and their interactions with Lipid Membranes” in Biophysical Journal, 102(3), 2012: 78a. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Nazmul Sarker (FCRH ’13) is first author and Stacey Barnaby (FCRH ’11), Aaron Dowdell (FCRH ’12), and Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) are co-authors on the article “Biomimetic Formation of Pd and Au-Pd Nanocomposites and their Catalytic Applications” in Soft Materials, 11(4), 2013: 403-413. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Cristina Schlesier (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on the article “Distant mechanical sensors based on cholesteric liquid crystals” in Applied Physics Letters, 101, 193503 (2012). (mentor: Petr Shibayev, Physics).  

Jordan Seidel (FCRH ’12) is a co-author on the article “The psychosocial challenges of solid organ transplant recipients during childhood” in Pediatric Transplantation, 16(7), 2012: 803-811. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Presentations 

Stacey Barnaby (FCRH ’11) and Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) are co-authors on “Peptide and phytohormone based building blocks as biomaterials,” which was presented at the South Eastern Regional American Chemical Society Conference, Raleigh, NC, November 2012. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Seth Bourg (FCRH ’14) is first author and Shannon Rosario (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on “Novel Chiral Dopants: Light and Environmental Sensitivity,” which was presented at the American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2013. (mentor: Petr Shibayev, Physics).  

Seth Bourg (FCRH ’14) and Shannon Rosario (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on “Light sensitive liquid crystals: Focusing on surface and bulk transitions,” which was presented at the American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2013. (mentor: Petr Shibayev, Physics).  

Margaux Bruzzese (FCRH ’12) is first author on “Emotion dysregualtion and peer victimization in non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents: A meta-analysis of risk factors,” which was presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, November 2012. (mentor: Margaret Andover, Psychology).  

Nicole Caso (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on “Do clinicians recognize anxiety in children with food allergy?,” which was presented at the American Academy for Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 2013. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Nicole Caso (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on “Allocation food allergy responsibilities for children and adolescents,” which was presented at the 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA, March 2013. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Alyssa Cerrachio (FCRH ’12), Danielle Ingram (FCRH ’11), and Christine Petit (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on “Lost on campus? The Mental Health and Quality of Life of Commuter Students Relative to Peers,” which was presented at the 120th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, August 2012. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Naveena Chaitoo (FCRH ’13) is author of “Estimating the additional costs associated with disability in the United States,” which was presented at the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2012. (mentor: Sophie Mitra, Economics).  

Princess Chukwuneke (FCRH ’15) is first author on “Development of biological assemblies as potent antioxidants and a study of their interactions with HeLa cells,” which was presented at the American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section and Young Chemists Committee 13th Annual Student Poster Session, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Princess Chukwuneke (FCRH ’15) is first author on “Design and Self-Assembly of New Triazole Amphiphiles,” which was presented at the NY American Chemical Society 61st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, New York, NY, April 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Vincent Corcoran (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on “Interpersonal and intrapersonal protective factors mitigating against self-injurious behavior among women,” which was presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, November 2012. (mentor: Margaret Andover, Psychology).  

Vincent Corcoran (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on “Factors protecting against non-suicidal self-injury after trauma,” which was presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, March 2013. (mentor: Margaret Andover, Psychology).  

Emily Dinan (FCRH ’14) is a co-author on “On the Folding of L-Shapes into Polyhedra,” which was presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2013.  

Ileana Driggs (FCRH ’14), Faith Forgione (FCRH ’14), and Jillian Minahan (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on “Can phenomenology understand the 'ununderstandable'? New and old directions in the study of psychosis,” which was presented at the 5th Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists Annual Meeting, Mahwah, NJ, May 2013. (mentor: Frederick Wertz, Psychology).  

Christine D’Urso (FCRH 2011) and Kelsey Van Nostrand (FCRH ’11) are co-authors on “Psychosocial and Treatment Considerations for Children with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” which was presented at the 120th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, August 2012. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Christine D’Urso (FCRH ’11) is a co-author on “Autoimmune Hepatitis in Children: Does Cirrhosis at Presentation Affect Outcome?”, which was presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston, MA, November 2012. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Faith Forgione (FCRH ’14) and Jillian Minahan (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on “Personality and perceived support predict adjustment independently,” which was presented at the 24th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, May 2012. (mentor: Mary Procidano, Psychology).  

Stephen Frayne (FCRH ’12) and Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) are co-authors on “Epibrassinolide as a Nanocarrier for Chemotherapeutics,” which was presented at the Queens College Sigma Xi Honor Society Research Poster Session, Flushing, NY, March 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Stephen Frayne (FCRH ’12) is first author and Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) is a co-author on “Increased Efficacy of Doxorubicin Delivery with Phytosterol Nanoassemblies,” which was presented at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting and Exposition: Biomaterials Revolution, Boston, MA, April 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Amy Gembara (FCRH ’14) is author of “Codicological Research on the Venerable Bede’s De Natura Rerum,” which was presented at "Meeting in the Middle," the Undergraduate Medieval Conference of Longwood University, Farmville, VA, April 2013. (mentor: Susanne Hafner, Modern Languages and Literatures).  

Jared Hannah (FCRH ’14) is first author on “Development of brassinosteroid based nanoassemblies for antibacterial applications,” which was presented at the American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section and Young Chemists Committee 13th Annual Student Poster Session, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Jared Hannah (FCRH ’14) is first author on “Brassinolide based Nanoassemblies and their Biological Applications,” which was presented at the American Chemical Society 61st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, New York, NY, April 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Joseph Hartnett (FCRH ’14) is first author on “Conjugation of Amino Pyrazoles with Short Peptides and their Applications,” which was presented at the NY American Chemical Society 61st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, New York, NY, April 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Megan Henriquez (FCRH ’14) is author of “The Effect of Relocation on Eastern Box Turtle Home Ranges and Movement Patterns,” which was presented at the Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield, MA, April 2013. (mentor: J. Alan Clark, Biological Sciences).  

Brittany Hogan (FCRH ’10) is a co-author on “Liver Transplantation for Patients with Maple Syrup Urine Disease: A New Indication for an Old Disease?”, which was presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston, MA, November 2012. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Brittany Hogan (FCRH ’10) is a co-author on “The Changing Role of Liver Transplantation in Children with Tyrosinemia,” which was presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston, MA, November 2012. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Maggie Jackson (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on “Liver Transplantation for Children with Biliary Atresia at the PELD Era: Analysis of the UNOS database,” which was presented at presented at the American Transplant Congress Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2012. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Jeffrey Lockhart (FCRH ’13) and Tony Pulickal (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on “Applications of Mobile Activity Recognition,” which was presented at the 14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing: Workshop on Situation, Activity, and Goal Awareness, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2012. (mentor: Gary Weiss, Computer and Information Science).  

Jeffrey Lockhart (FCRH’ 13) is a co-author on “The Impact of Personalization on Smartphone-Based Activity Recognition,” which was presented at the 26th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference: Workshop on Activity Context Representation, Toronto, Canada, July 2012. (mentor: Gary Weiss, Computer and Information Science).  

Michelle Mathios (FCRH ’13) is author of “Bats in the Bronx: An Acoustic Survey,” which was presented at the Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield, MA, April 2013. (mentor: J. Alan Clark, Biological Sciences).  

Jillian Minahan (FCRH ’13) is first author on “The impact of need for cognition on the evaluation of scientific explanations with and without neuroscience information,” which was presented at the Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention, Washington, DC, May 2013. (mentor: Karen Siedlecki, Psychology).  

Jillian Minahan (FCRH ’13) is co-author on “Strategy for increasing student motivation on low-stakes assessments,” which was presented at the Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention, Washington, DC, May 2013. (mentor: Karen Siedlecki, Psychology).  

Brandon Mogrovejo (FCRH ’15) and Mithi Hossain (FCRH ’15) are co-authors on “Development of Methods for Examining the Size and Distribution of Chondrules in Chondrites with X-Ray Microtomography,” which was presented at the 21st Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, April 2013. (mentor: Jon Friedrich, Chemistry).  

Olivia Monaco (FCRH ’13) is author of “Examination of Functional Group Dendritic Structures: Preparation of 'Mixed Dendrimers for Encapsulation of Pyrene in an Aqueous Environment,” which was presented at the Fall Philadelphia American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012. (mentor: Amy Balija, Chemistry).  

Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) and Brian Williams (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on “Self-Assembly of Triazole Based Nanostructures and Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity,” which was presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Jose, CA, November 2012. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Nako Nakatsuka (FCRH ’12) is a co-author on “Exploration of Cellular Interactions of functionalized Peptide based Nanomaterials for applications in Tissue Engineering and Cell Penetration,” which was presented at the Third International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Sorrento, Italy, March 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Harjot Nayar (FCRH ’13) and Christina Rooney (FCRH ’13) are co-authors on “Meaning structure of self-defining illness episodes in young-adult cancer survivors,” which was presented at the 33rd Stress andonw Anxiety Research Society Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, July 2012. (mentor: Mary Procidano, Psychology).  

Harjot Nayar (FCRH ’13) and Christina Rooney (FCRH’ 13) are co-authors on “Examining emerging adulthood through the life stories of young adult cancer survivors,” which was presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood, Tampa, Florida, October 2012. (mentor: Mary Procidano, Psychology).  

Caitlin Nosal (FCRH ’13) is first author on “Behavioral inhibition and behavioral activation systems in non-suicidal self-injury,” which was presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 46th Annual Convention, National Harbor, MD, November 2012. (mentor: Margaret Andover, Psychology).  

Katherine Oberhelman (FCRH ’14) is first author on “Design, Synthesis and Assembly of Serine Based Peptide Bolaamphiphiles for Biological Applications,” which was presented at the American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section and Young Chemists Committee 13th Annual Student Poster Session, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Katherine Oberhelman (FCRH ’14) is first author on “Interactions for Metal ions with Organic Bolaamphiphiles and their Biological Implications,” which was presented at the NY American Chemical Society 61st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, New York, NY, April 2013. (mentor: Ipsita Banerjee, Biological Sciences).  

Sohail Qazi (FCRH ’14) is author of “Generating a Knockout Mutant of the Glucose Transporter Gene, Jhl-4, in Drosophila melanogaster,” which was presented at the 21st Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, April 2013. (mentor: Edward Dubrovsky, Biological Sciences).  

Cristina Schlesier (FCRH ’13) and Leah Newman (FCRH ’12) are co-authors on “Novel Viscoelastic Liquid Crystalline Compositions: Alternative to Liquid Crystalline Elastomers?”, which was presented at the International Liquid Crystalline Conference, Mainz, Germany, August 2012. (mentor: Petr Shibayev, Physics).  

Caitlin Schroen (FCRH ’13) is first author on “Emotional reactivity and intensity to positive and negative stimuli among individuals with non-suicidal self-injury,” which will be presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2013. (mentor: Margaret Andover, Psychology).  

Kelsey Taormina (FCRH ’13) is first author on “Patterns in Dena'ina House Structures in Southcentral Alaska,” which was presented at the 40th Annual Alaska Anthropological Association Conference, Anchorage, AK, March 2013. (mentor: Kathryn Krasinski, Anthropology).  

Jose Tapia (FCRH ’12) is a co-author on “Liver Transplantation for Children with Biliary Atresia in the PELD Era: Role of Ethnicity and Insurance,” which was presented at the American Transplant Congress Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2012. (mentor: Rachel Annunziato, Psychology).  

Alessondra Villegas (FCRH ’13) is author of “The Influence of Technology on Family Dynamics,” which was presented at the 70th Annual New York State Communication Association Conference, Ellenville, NY, October 2012. (mentor: Lewis Freeman, Communications and Media Studies).  

Mark Ward (FCRH ’13) is a co-author on “Calculating Minimal Energy Shapes of Fusion Pores,” which was presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013. (mentor: Rolf Ryham, Mathematics).  

Patrick Wester (FCRH ’12) is first author on “Risk factors for non-suicidal self-injury in an LGB sample,” which was presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 46th Annual Convention, National Harbor, MD, November 2012. (mentor: Margaret Andover, Psychology).  

Acceptances 

Erik Angamarca (FCRH '14) is a 2012 “Rangel Scholar” and completed the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2012. Funded by the U.S. Department of State.  

Caitlin Bennett (FCRH '14) completed a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY in the summer of 2012. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  

Victoria Cipollone (FCRH '14) completed the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY in the summer of 2012.  

Danielle Espinoza (FCRH '14) has been accepted to the Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program (DSSROP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY for the summer of 2013.  

Allison Grossman (FCRH '14) has been accepted to the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Mathematics and Computational Science at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT for the summer of 2013. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.  

Megan Henriquez (FCRH '14) completed the Calder Center Undergraduate Research (CSUR-REU) Program at Fordham University’s Louis Calder Center – Biological Field Station in Armonk, NY in the summer of 2012. Funded by the National Science Foundation.  

Justin Henry (FCRH '14) has been accepted to the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, NY for the summer of 2013. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  

Michelle Mathios (FCRH '13) completed the Calder Center Undergraduate Research (CSUR-REU) Program at Fordham University’s Louis Calder Center – Biological Field Station in Armonk, NY in the summer of 2012. Funded by the National Science Foundation.  

Leslie Ota (FCRH '14) has been accepted to the Calder Center Undergraduate Research (CSUR-REU) Program at Fordham University’s Louis Calder Center – Biological Field Station in Armonk, NY for the summer of 2013. Funded by the National Science Foundation.  

Grace Perrotta (FCRH '14) completed the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Chemistry at Toledo University in Toledo, OH in the summer of 2012. Funded by the National Science Foundation.  

Awards 

Navena Chaitoo (FCRH ’13) was awarded a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue studies in public policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Jeffrey Lockhart (FCRH ’13) was awarded the Student Travel Award for the AAAI Fall Symposium: Artificial Intelligence for Gerontechnology, 2012. Funded by the National Science Foundation. (mentor: Gary Weiss, Computer and Information Science).  

Brandon Mogrovejo (FCRH ’15) and Mithi Hossain (FCRH ’15) won 1st Place Poster in the Physical Science category for “Development of Methods for Examining the Size and Distribution of Chondrules in Chondrites with X-Ray Microtomography” at the 21st Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, April 2013.  

Olivia Monaco (FCRH ’13) won the POLYED Undergraduate Research Award for “Examination of Functional Group Dendritic Structures: Preparation of 'Mixed Dendrimers for Encapsulation of Pyrene in an Aqueous Environment” at the Fall Philadelphia American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.  

Recognitions 

Kathleen Toth (FCRH ’13) spent two summers in the Goodyear design studio designing a tire tread that was patented by the United States Patent Office and selected by Goodyear for the 2014 Ford F150.

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