Category Archives: 2014

February 13, 2015

Vickie Trinh

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Major and Classification
Biological Sciences
Faculty Mentor
Jed A. Fuhrman, Ph.D.
Department
Biological Sciences
McNair Project
Growth of Thaumarchaea MGI Enrichment Culture Under Viral Pressure, Photoinhibition and Exposure to Natural Marine Microbes
Abstract
Until 1992, the domain Archaea was generalized to be prokaryotes living in extreme environments. Recent studies have revealed that archaea are also found in moderate environments, such as the Thaumarchaea Marine Group I (MGI), which are ubiquitous throughout the

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February 13, 2015

Stephanie Mercado

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Major and Classification
Environmental Studies
Faculty Mentor
Kristen Weiss, Ph.D.
Department
Environmental Studies
McNair Project
Acculturation and the New Ecological Paradigm: A Case Study of Mexican and Mexican Americans in Fresno, CA
Abstract
The Environmental Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s shifted the perceptions of how Americans thought of and interacted with the environment. To measure this new paradigm Riley Dunlap designed the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) to assess the environmental concern

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February 13, 2015

Justin Pearce

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Major and Classification
Environmental Studies
Faculty Mentor
David Ginsburg, Ph.D.
Department
Environmental Studies
McNair Project
Assessing the Impacts of Policy on Aquaculture in California
Abstract
As the global population continues to grow so does the demand for food. Over the last several decades the fastest growing portion of the food sector has been aquaculture. To better understand where California ranks in aquaculture production the USDA’s Aquaculture Census was used to compare and

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February 13, 2015

Francisco Rios Casas

Major and Classification
Human Biology & American Studies and Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor
Juan de Lara, Ph.D.
Department
American Studies and Ethnicity
McNair Project
Understanding the Relationship between Demographic Changes in Southern California and Localized Environmental Health Risks
Abstract
Studies on individuals’ daily exposure to different hazardous chemicals in Southern California have shown that many potential environmental health hazards are not equally distributed across socioeconomic groups. Although it is now possible to recognize areas of high hazards and high vulnerability, it is still unclear how these may change as

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February 13, 2015

Jorge De Avila

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Major and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies
Faculty Mentor
Victoria Cortessis, Ph.D.
Department
Keck School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine
McNair Project
Defaulting to Medical Follow-Up After an Abnormal Pap Smear Cytology in Malawi Women
Abstract
The cervical cancer incident rate has doubled in the past few years in Malawi to 75.9 cases per 100,000 women. With many screening and prevention strategies successfully lowering the progression to disease in resource-dense nations, it is important to investigate which types of

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February 13, 2015

Demetri Euter

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Major and Classification
Biological Sciences
Faculty Mentor
Suraiya Rasheed, Ph.D.
Department
Keck School of Medicine, Pathology
McNair Project
Proteomics and Bioinformatics Analysis of Acetylcholinesterase Expressed in Melanoma Stem Cells
Abstract
Stem-cell derived melanomas (cancer stem cells) were made known through the studies of Dr. Suraiya Rasheed’s laboratory on a highly malignant cat melanoma (cell line CT1413) that differentiated into neuronal cells. In order to gain a better understanding of tumorigenesis and cell growth

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February 13, 2015

Natalie Parra

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Major and Classification
Communication
Faculty Mentor
Alicia Dowd, Ph.D.
Department
Rossier School of Education
McNair Project
Latino Community College Students and Academic Counseling
Abstract
At Los Angeles Harbor College students enroll in classes that cost, on average, $150. However, if they do not confirm with a counselor first that they are prepared for the class, or if the class is even necessary for them to graduate, the class is often dropped after

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February 13, 2015

Francisco Rios Casas

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Major and Classification
Human Biology & American Studies and Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor
Juan de Lara, Ph.D.
Department
American Studies and Ethnicity
McNair Project
Understanding the Relationship between Demographic Changes in Southern California and Localized Environmental Health Risks
Abstract
Studies on individuals’ daily exposure to different hazardous chemicals in Southern California have shown that many potential environmental health hazards are not equally distributed across socioeconomic groups. Although it is now possible to recognize

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