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2008 Research Fellowship

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Participants 2008

  Title of SURF Project Faculty/Student Name Majors (Student)
1 Aquaculture of Limulus
polyphemus, a biomedically important organism: Captive
Spawning and Larval Grow-Out
 Faculty: Carmela Cuomo
Student: Jeremy J.
Esposito and
Kimberly Perrelli

 Marine Biology
2 From virtual to real:
Explorations in computer
aided sculpture
Faculty: Joseph Smolinski
Student: Jessica Emerson and
Brian Vogel
Visual Arts (Jessica)
Graphic Design and Fine Arts (Brian)
3 Establishment of an in
bitro systemto study Borrelia
burgdorferi biofilm formation
Faculty: Eva Sapi
Student: Katherine
and Pre Med
4 Unlocking the material
sensing abilities of the Atomic
force microscope at UNH
Faculty: Saion Sinha
Student: Brian Francisco
5 Development of genetic
markers for polydora cornuta
(Annelida: Polychaeta)
for population ecology studies
Faculty: Roman Zajac
Student: Mike Cicero

Forensic Science
and Biology

6 Mutation Detection:
Pantothenate Kinase
associated nurodegeneration
Faculty: Charles Vigue
Student: Courtney Jones
and Chemistry
7 You are what and where
you eat: An investigation of
the link  between environment
and mineral composition
in bone tissue
Faculty: Virginia Maxwell
Student: Julie A. Hull
Forensic Science and
Biology Pre Med
8 Computational Chemistry of
Parrondo’s Paradox
Faculty: Pauline Schwartz
Student: Alice Coppock
9 Electrochromic behavior
of layered
WO3-Polypyrrole films
Faculty: Nancy Savage
Student: Leah Pandiscia
Chemistry and
Forensic Science
10 Optimization and
Validation of a
Computational model of
two-temperature PCR
Faculty: Pauline Schwartz
Student: Daniel Osipovitch
Chemistry and
Forensic Science
11 Examination of cocaine
base/cocaine hydrochloride mixtures
Faculty: Howard A. Harris
Student: Kelli Sladick
Forensic Science
and Biochemistry
12 Initiating bioengineering
at UNH: The bioreactor
demonstration project

Faculty: David Harding
Student: Western Zickefoose

13 Human aesthetic
response to music
and film
Faculty: Bradley Woodworth
Student: Brandon Bujnowski
Music and
Sound Recording
14 Microfilarial Nematodes
as Potential
Tick-Borne Pathogens
Faculty: Eva Sapi
Student: Jaime Miller