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2003

Special Call for Applications
UC MEXUS-CMHI - Migration and Health Issues in Mexico and California

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Faculty Fellowships

Mario Arteaga, Arquitectura de Paisaje (UAAP), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Heath Schenker, Environmental Design, UC Davis). El diseño de paisaje, diferentes escalas y proyectos, objetivos y metodología.

José Dolores Oscar Barceinas Sánchez, Materials Development, Centro de Tecnología Avanzada (CIATEQ) (Host: Zuhair Munir, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UC Davis). Investigation of the Effect of an Electric Field on the Hydrogen Storage Capacity of Intermetallics for Mobile Applications.

Sabino Chávez-Cerda, Óptica, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (Host: Stanley Klein, Vision Science Group, UC Berkeley). Physical Modeling of Spatial Vision.

Jorge Durand Arp Nisen, Social Anthropology, Universidad de Guadalajara (Host: Roger Waldinger, Sociology, UC Los Angeles). The social process of Mexican migration to the United States.

María Consuelo García Rodríguez, Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: James Marks, Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, UC San Francisco). Innovative Technologies for the Production of Antibodies Suitable for Microarrays.

José Guillermo Galindo Reyes, Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa (Host: Gary Cherr, Environmental Toxicology, Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis). Toxicological effects of pollution by pesticides, PAHs and PCBs in crustaceans of coastal ecosystems of Sinaloa, México and California, USA.

José Martín Hernández Ayon, Oceanografía, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Host: Andrew Dickson, Scripps Marine Physical Lab, UC San Diego). Efectos de Bases Orgánicas en Lagunas Costeras.

Luis Gerardo Herrera Montalvo, Zoología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Bernie May, Animal Science, UC Davis). Reproductive Biology and Genetics of Fishing Bats.

Mercedes Teresita Oropeza Guzmán, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa (Host: Jan Talbot, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego). Determination of the Z potential of natural clays coming from weathering soils.

Mario Alberto Rodríguez Pérez, Biotecnología Genómica, Instituto Politécnico Nacional Centro de Biotecnología Genómica (Host: Nancy Beckage, Entomology, UC Riverside). A polydnavirus-based strategy for enhancing virulence of baculovirus biopesticides for control of insect pests.

Heath Schenker, Environmental Design, UC Davis (Host: Marcos Mazari Hiriart, Arquitectura, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). UCD-UNAM collaborative research: Conference on urban open space in Mexico and California.

Carlos Rodolfo Torres Navarrete, Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Host: Roger Rangel, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine). Wall-Drop and Drop-Drop Interactions and Deformations in Microgravity.

Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Robotics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. (Host: Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine). Distributed Embedded Robotics, Supporting Middleware Architectures and Applications.

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UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Heriberto Avelino, Linguistics, UC Los Angeles (Host: Ian Maddieson, Linguistics, UC Berkeley). Phonetic Structures of Endangered Mexican Languages.

Erick de la Barrera, Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, UC Los Angeles (Host: Alejandro Castellanos Villegas, Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Universidad de Sonora). Ecophysiology and Biological Interactions for the Invasive African Bunch Grass Pennisetum ciliare in the Southern Sonoran Desert.

Oscar González Pérez, Neurosciences, Universidad de Guadalajara (Host: Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Brain Tumor Research Center, UC San Francisco). Are subventricular zone stem cells the source of tumors in the postnatal brain?

Sara Huerta, Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Benjamín Bonavida, Microbiology and Immunology, UC Los Angeles). Regulation of Prostate Cancer Sensitivity to TRAIL-mediated Apoptosis by the Transcription Repressor Yin-Yang 1 (YY1).

George Dyer Leal, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis (Host: Antonio Yunez Naude, Centro de Estudios Económicos, Colegio de México). Maize in Mexico: grain markets and seed networks.

Alfredo López Jiménez, Instituto de Recursos Genéticos y Productividad-Programa de Fruticultura, Colegio de Postgraduados (Host: Carol Lovatt, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside). Eliminating Alternate Bearing in Persea americana Mill. cv. Hass.

Carlos Muñoz Garay, Bioquímica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Michael Cahalan, Physiology and Biophysics, UC Irvine). The physiological role of MIC and RAC surrents in T lymphocytes: blockers and genetic supresion.

Israel Rocha Mendoza, Applied Physics, Optics Division, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE) (Host: Andre Knoesen, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis). Surface-scanning Sum-frequency Spectroscopic Imaging of End-grafted Alpha-helix Thin Protein Films.

Oscar Miguel Sabido Moreno, Instituto de Física, Universidad de Guanajuato, Leon (Host: Kenneth Intriligator, Physics, UC San Diego). Aspects of String Theory and Quantum Field Theory.

Alfredo Cristóbal Salas, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Host: Jean-Luc Gaudiot, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Irvine). Non-strict evaluation of MPI parallel programs in distributed memory systems.

José Manuel Saucedo Solorio, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, Universidad de Guanajuato (Host: Jia-ming Liu, Electrical Engineering, UC Los Angeles). Secure communication with chaotic semiconductor lasers.

Diane Sharken Taboada, Education, UC Berkeley (Host: Sofía Vernon, Psicología, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro). A Collaborative Study of Early Literacy Perspectives in Mexican Schools: compartiendo teoría y métodos de enseñanza.

Martín Federico Soto Jiménez, Instituto de Ciencias Marinas y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: A. Russell Flegal, Environmental Toxicology, UC Santa Cruz). Biogeochemical Cycles of Trace Metals in an Altered Subtropical Marsh System.

Hugo Tiznado Vázquez, Chemistry, Centro de Investigación Científica de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE)-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Host: Francisco Zaera, Chemistry, UC Riverside). Surface science studies of catalytic reactions for pollution abatement.

Ascensión Torres Escobar, Infectologia-Investigación, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutrición (Host: Frances Gillin, Division of Infectious Diseases, UC San Diego). The Roles of Cyst Wall Proteins and Polysaccharide Biosynthesis in Giardia lamblia Encystation.

Edgar Emmanuel Vallejo Clemente, Computer Engineering, Tecnología de Monterrey - Estado de México (Host: Charles Taylor, Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, UC Los Angeles). Adaptive Communication among Sensor Arrays.

Ana Cecilia Zazueta Mendizábal, Bioquímica, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez (Host: Mauricio Montal, Neurobiology, UC San Diego). Apoptotic Signals Involved in the Perinatal Lethal Phenotype of the Voltage-Gated Sodium Alpa II-Deficient Mouse.

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UC MEXUS-CONACYT Sabbatical Fellowships

David Aurioles Gamboa, Biología Marina, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Paul Koch, Earth Sciences, UC Santa Cruz). Historical Variations in d13 C and d15 N in Tooth Collagen from California Sea Lion Teeth in the Gulf of California.

Zaul García Esquivel, Marine Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Host: Horst Felbeck, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego). Dietary protein-energy interactions in the green abalone, Haliotis fulgens.

James Grieshop, Human and Community Development, UC Davis (Host: Virginia Reyes de la Cruz, Sociológicos, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca). Cultural Resources and Community Development: Developing Social Capital in Oaxacan Communities.

Francisco Molina Freaner, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Stephen Weller, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine ). Evolution of the breeding system of Oxalis alpina.

Arturo Molina Gutiérrez, Engineering, Tecnología de Monterrey – Campus Monterrey (Host: Paul Wright, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley). Integrated Environment for High Tech Product Development - Reconfigurable and Intelligent Machines.

José Luis Ochoa de la Torre, Oceanografía Física, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE) (Host: Pearn Peter Niiler, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego). Eddy Features in the West Caribbean Sea.

Hernando Quevedo Cubillos, Energía Nuclear, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Steve Carlip, Physics, UC Davis). Quantum gravity in (2 + 1) dimensions and in sigma models.

Rubén Ramos García, Astrophysics Optics and Electronics, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Host: Pochi Yeh, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara). Phase-modulated holography and photo-EMF techniques for characterization of nonlinear liquid crystals.

Luis Enrique Sucar Succar, Computer Science, Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Cuernavaca (Host: Adnan Darwiche, Computer Science, UC Los Angeles). A Probabilistic Framework for Small Robots.

Clara Tinoco Ojanguren, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Mike Goulden, Earth System Science, UC Irvine). Factors determining productivity of Typhalatifolia and its importance for carbon balance in the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve.

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Dissertation Grants

Pamela A. Cantine, Anthropology, UC Riverside (Advisor: Juan-Vicente Palerm). Balancing Life: Women, Family and Work in California Agribusiness. (SCR 43)

Socorro Castañeda, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara (Advisor: Denise A. Segura). Another Book on La Virgen?: Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Cultural Politics of Interpretation. (SCR 43)

Gloria E. Chacón, Literature, UC Santa Cruz (Advisor: Norma Klahn). Entering and Exiting Hybridity: Mesoamerican Writers and the Making of an Indigenous Literary Tradition.

Gabriela Chavira, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz (Advisor: Catherine R. Cooper). Latino Adolescents' Academic Achievement: The Roles of Family Involvement. (SCR 43)

Jose Refugio De la Torre, History, UC Berkeley (Advisor: William B. Taylor). Conquering the Frontier. Contests for Religion, Survival, and Profits in Northwestern Mexico, 1768-1835.

Luis M. Estrada, Political Science, UC San Diego (Advisor: Samuel L. Popkin). Party Identification in Mexico: Meaning, Developments and Findings from a Comparative Perspective.

Sylvanna M. Falcón, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara (Advisor: Denise Segura). Transnational Feminist Social Movements at the United Nations World Conferences.

David S. Fitzgerald, Sociology, UC Los Angeles (Advisor: Roger Waldinger). A Nation of Emigrants? Nation-State Building in Mexican Migrant Sending Communities.

Jeffrey B. Glover, Anthropology, UC Riverside (Advisor: Scott L. Fedick). Ancient Maya Settlement Patterns in the Yalahau Region, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Rudy P. Guevarra Jr., History, UC Santa Barbara (Advisor: Zaragosa Vargas). "Mexipino": Multiethnic Identity and the Formation of the Mexican and Filipino Communities of San Diego, 1900-1965. (SCR 43)

Rufina Hernandez-Martinez, Plant Pathology, UC Riverside (Advisor: Donald A. Cooksey). Gene Expression Profile of Putative Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors in Xylella fastidiosa Causing Pierce's Disease.

Jason L. Hlebakos, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside (Advisor: Arturo Gómez-Pompa). An Ethno-Ecological Investigation of the Sacred Sinkholes of the Maya.

Pablo Ibarrarán, Economics, UC Berkeley (Advisor: David Card). The Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico.

Brian M. Kemp, Anthropology, UC Davis (Advisor: David Glenn Smith). Mitochondrial DNA Variation of Mexican Populations: Investigation of Human Interactions between Mesoamerica and the Southwest.

Alison E. Lee, Anthropology, UC Riverside (Advisor: Thomas C. Patterson). Transnational Migration and Ecological Transformation: The impact of rapid social change on natural resource management in rural sending communities, Puebla, Mexico.

David E. Machledt, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz (Advisor: Olga Nájera-Ramirez). Moving Risk: Binational Bureaucracies, Tuberculosis, and the "Foreign Born" at the United States/Mexico Border. (SCR 43)

Borja Mila, Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, UC Los Angeles (Advisor: Thomas B. Smith). Evolution of Songbird Migration in the Mexican Highlands: Implications for speciation, Taxonomy and Biodiversity Conservation. (Mildred Mathias Award Winner)

Melissa H. Morris, Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis (Advisor: Caroline S. Bledsoe). Ecology and Diversity of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Oak Forests in Mexico.

Andrew J. Olaharski, Graduate Group of Environmental Toxicology, UC Riverside (Advisor: David A. Eastmond). Elucidating the Mechanism of Micronuclei Formation During Cervical Carcinogenesis.

Fernando Purcell, History, UC Davis (Advisor: Louis S. Warren). "Too Many Foreigners For My Taste." Mexicans, Chileans and Irish in Northern California, 1848-1880. (SCR 43)

Julie Rodgers, Psychology, Institute for Personality and Social Research, UC Berkeley (Advisor: Kaiping Peng). Risk and Resilience: The Dual Effects of Minority Status among Mexican-Americans. (SCR 43)

Gabriela Toledo-Ortiz, Plant and Microbial Biology and Plant Gene Expression Center, UC Berkeley (Advisor: Peter H. Quail). Dissecting the Role of the PIF3-like Basic-Helix-Loop_Helix (bHLH) T61 and HLH Proteins in Phytochrome Signal Transduction in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Literature, UC San Diego (Advisor: Rosaura Sanchez). The Figure of the Peladita/Peladito and the Pachuca/Pachuco in Chicana/o and Mexican Cultural Production from 1920-1980. (SCR 43)

Rachel S.Washburn, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC San Francisco (Advisor: Adele E. Clarke). Managing Transboundary Air Pollution: An Examination of Power Plant Development Along the United States-Mexico Border. (SCR 43)

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Faculty Grants

Claire D. Brindis, Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, UC San Francisco. Involving Young Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health: Setting a Binational Agenda for Research, Action and Policy. (SCR 43)

Janet E. Foley, Center for Vectorborne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis. Host Factors of Caribbean Coral Disease.

Mario T. Garcia, Center for Chicano Studies, UC Santa Barbara. Blow-Out: The Sal Castro Story. (SCR 43)

Wen-Chi Hsueh, School of Medicine, UC San Francisco. Geographical and Ethnicity Influences in the Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity in Mexico.

Jorge M. Liderman, Music, UC Berkeley. "Sor Juana", An Opera in Two Acts Based on the Life and Work of Mexican Nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Crúz (1651-1695).

Chon A. Noriega, Film, Television and Digital Media, UCLA. Chicano Cinema Recovery Project. (SCR 43)

Mary I. O'Connor, Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, UC Santa Barbara. Globalization, Religious Conversion and Social Change Among Mixteco Migrants in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. (SCR 43)

Carmen J. Portillo, Community Health Systems, UC San Francisco. UCSF, School of Nursing and UNAM, Escuela Nacional de Enfermería y Obstetricia: A Collaborative Development Program.

John David Radke, Geographic Information Science Center, UC Berkeley. Devotional Landscapes: Mapping Shrines and Saints in New Spain.

John T. Rotenberry, Center for Conservation Biology, UC Riverside. Quintana Roo Information Infrastructure Initiative-Proposal Writing Workshop.

Vicki Ruiz, History and Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Irvine. II Coloquio de Historia de Mujeres y de Género en México. (SCR 43)

Stephen T. Russell, Human and Community Development, UC Davis. Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Mexican Parent-Teen Communication about Sexuality.

Michael P. Smith, Human and Community Development, UC Davis. State-Migrant Transnationalism: Continuity and Change in Mexico's Transition to Democracy.

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Small Grants

John M. Boone, Radiology-UCD Medical Center, Research Imaging, UC Davis. Comparison of Radiation Dose by TLD and Monte Carlo Methods.

Michael T. Clegg, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside. Initiation of a collaborative project through training in the use of advanced computational genetic data analysis tools.

María Cruz-Torres, Anthropology, UC Riverside. Women, Fisheries, and Globalization in Coastal Mexico.

Charles L. Daley, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, UC San Francisco. Binational Tuberculosis Training and Education Project.

E. Melanie DuPuis, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz. Strawberry Production and the Methyl Bromide Phase-out: A preliminary Assessment of Small-Scale Mexican Growers on California's Central Coast. (SCR 43)

David J. Farabee, Integrated Substance Abuse Program, UC Los Angeles. Establishing an Addiction Research Program at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Jennifer A. Gonzalez, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz. Chicano/a Art in the U.S. (SCR 43)

James I. Grieshop, Human and Community Development, UC Davis. Cultural Traditions of Oaxaca and Digital Technology: A Collaborative Project of UC Davis and IIS/UABJO.

George M. Homsy, Mechanical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara. Collaborative Research in Fluid Mechanics.

Robert M. Jasmer, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, UC San Francisco. Binational Tuberculosis Training and Education Project.

Kelly A. Lytle Hernandez, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego. American Friends Services Committee-San Diego Archive Project. (SCR 43)

A. Michael Marzolla, Cooperative Extension, UC Santa Barbara. Aguater Notions: Community Based Water Quality Education Project to Develop Science Literacy.

Alfredo Mirandé, Sociology, UC Riverside. The Role of Women in Perpetuating Machismo and Marculinity: A Comparative Study.

Carlos Morton, Dramatic Art, UC Santa Barbara. Theatrical Convergence: Xalapa, Veracruz-UCSB.

John A. Ochoa, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside. The Uses of Failure in Mexican Cultural Discourse.

Edward G. Platzer, Nematology, UC Riverside. Mosquito Control with Mermithid Nematodes.

Antoon T. Ploeg, Nematology, UC Riverside. Identification of Nematodes in Potato and Coffee in Veracruz State, Mexico.

Richard C. Ponzio, Human Development, UC Davis. Aguater Notions: Community-based Water Quality Education Project to Develop Science Literacy.

Barbara L. Endemaño Walker, Geography, UC Santa Barbara. Livelihood and Migration Strategies of Mexican Fisherpeople in California, U.S.A., and Baja California, Mexico.

Devra A. Weber, History, UC Riverside. A Mutuality of Interests: Mexican Immigrants, Grass Roots Organizing and the U.S. and Mexican Left 1906-1945.

Laura P. Zanello, Biochemistry, UC Riverside. Course on Basic Aspects on Electrophysiology Applied to the Study of Living Cells.

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UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Grants

Lindsay Allen, International Nutrition, UC Davis, Jorge Rosado, Nutrición, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. Improving the Vitamin B-12 Status of Mexicans/Mejoramiento de Absorción de la Vitamina B-1 en Mexicanos.

Ronald Amundson, Ecosystem Sciences, UC Berkeley, Rafael Navarro-González, Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Isotopic composition of nitrogen fixation by lightning: Applications to the modern nitrogen cycle and Earth's early atmosphere/ Composición isotópica de la fijación del nitrógeno por relampagos: Aplicaciones al ciclo moderno del nitrógeno y a la atmósfera temprana de la Tierra.

Nancy Beckage, Entomology & Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UC Riverside, Mario Rodríguez Pérez, Centro de Biotecnología Genómica – Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Sequencing the genome of the polydnavirus of Cotesia congregata/Secuenciación del genoma del polydnavirus de Cotesia congregata.

Hans Ulrich Bernard, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine, Hugo Barrera, Bioquímica, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Methylation of promoter-enhancer region of human papillomavirus type 16. Consequences on the viral oncogenic expression and the progression to cervical cancer/Metilación de la región promotora-potenciadora del papilomavirus humano tipo 16. Consecuencias en la expresión oncogénica viral y su progresión a cáncer cervical.

Charles Briggs, Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies, UC San Diego, Eduardo Menéndez, Antropología Médica, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social. Making Publics in Public Health: How Professionals, Journalists and Publics Circulate Health-Related Information/Fabricando Publicos en Salud Publica: Como Profesionales Periodistas y Publicos Circulan Informacion Relativa a Salud.

Eric J. Brown, Medicine, UC San Francisco, Carlos Rosales Ledezma, Inmunología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas-UNAM. Signal Transduction by Fc Receptors/Transducción de Señal por Receptores Fc.

Roger Byrne, Geography Department, UC Berkeley, Roberto Molina Garza, Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. High Resolution Reconstruction of Environmental Change in the Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato, Mexico/Reconstrucción Paleo-Ambiental de Alta Resolución en la Región de Valle de Santiago,Guanajuato, México.

Maria Luz Cruz Torres, Anthropology, UC Riverside, Casey Walsh, Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad Iberoamericana. Water Agriculture and Society in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands: The Political Ecology of the Bravo/Grande and Colorado River Deltas/Agua Agricultura y Sociedad en la Frontera Mexico-Estados Unidos: La Ecologia Política de las Deltas de los Ríos Bravo/Grande y Colorado. (George E. Brown, Jr. Award Winner)

Michael Denison, Environmental Toxicology, UC Davis, Miguel Rea, Facultad de Química, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. Survey of Dioxin-like Pollution in Ambient Air of the Querétaro City Area in Central México Using a Recombinant Bioassay/Evaluación de contaminación por compuestos análogos a dioxinas en aire ambiental de la Ciudad de Querétaro México central usando un bioensayo recombinante.

Steve Erie, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego, Francisco Peña, Program Agua y Sociedad, Colegio de San Luis Potosí. Water in the U.S.-Mexico Border: Convergences Divergences and Challenges/El Agua en la Frontera México-Estados Unidos: Encuentros, Desencuentros y Retos.

John R. Froines, Environmental Health Sciences, UC Los Angeles, Andrea Marisa Gabriela De Vizcaya Ruiz, Sección Externa de Toxicología, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN. Evaluation of In Vitro Biological Effects Induced by Particulate Matter from Mexico City and Los Angeles Collected with the VACES System/Evaluación in vitro de los efectos biológicos inducidos por particulas materiales de la Ciudad de México y Los Angeles colectadas con el sistema VACES.

Paul Gertler, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Stefano Bertozzi, Health Economics and Policy, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública. Equity and Cost-Effectiveness in Care for HIV/AIDS Patients in Mexico/Equidad y Costo-Efectividad en la Atención de Pacientes con VIH/SIDA en México.

Sarjeet Gill, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, UC Riverside, María Eugenia Nuñez-Valdez, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. Identification and characterization of the virulence factors in Serratia entomophila Mor4.1 a Mexican strain pathogenic to Phyllophaga spp./Identificación y caracterización de los factores de virulencia en Serratia entomophila Mor4.1 cepa patogénica hacia Phyllophaga spp.

Bruce D. Hammock, Entomology, UC Davis, Fernando Díaz-Barriga, Unidad de Toxicología Ambiental, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. Environmental Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites in Mexico using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays for the Detection of Organic Contaminants/Evaluación Ambiental de Sitios Contaminados con Residuos Peligrosos en México Utilizando Inmunoanálisis para la Detección de Contaminantes Orgánicos.

Richard L. Hauger, Psychiatry, UC San Diego, Jesús Alberto Olivares-Reyes, Bioquímica, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN. Phosphorylation of Expressed Corticotropin Release Factor (Crf) Receptors/Fosforilacion de Receptores Expresados para el Factor Liberador de Corticotropinas.

T. Keith Hollis, Chemistry, UC Riverside, David Morales-Morales, Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Development of Energy Efficient Tandem Catalytic Systems for the Conversion of Fossil Fuels into High Value Products/Desarrollo de sistemas cataliticos simultaneos eficientes en energía para la conversión de combustibles fósiles en productos de alto valor agregado.

William Horwath, Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis, Jose Castellón-Olivares, Biología, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Impacts and sustainability of livestock grazing in mountain meadows and conifer forests of Baja California/Impacto y sostenibilidad del pastoreo en praderas montanas y bosques coníferos de Baja California.

Marcos Intaglietta, Bioengineering, UC San Diego, Adolfo Chávez Negrete, Medicina Interna, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Blood pressure response to diuretic treatment in hypertensives with high and low hematocrits/Disminución de presión sanguínea siguiente al tratamiento con diuréticos en individuos con alto y bajo hematocrito.

Kenneth Janda, Chemistry, UC Irvine, Ramón Hernández Lamoneda, Centro de Investigaciones Químicas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. Identification of an Electronically Non-adiabatic Decay Channel for HeC1(2) and NeC1(2)/Identificacion de un canal que se relaja electronicamente no-adiabatico en el systema de HeCl(2) and NeCl(2).

Peter Klimley, Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, UC Davis, Felipe Galván, Pesquerías y Biología Marina, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas. Determination of Population Size and Migratory Corridor of Hammerhead Sharks and the Conservation of Species in the Gulf of California/Estimacion del Tamaño de la Población y Movimientos Migratorios de los Tiburones Martillo para su Conservación en el Golfo de California.

Charles Knobler and William Gelbart, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Los Angeles, Jaime Ruiz-García, Instituto de Física, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. Viral Capsids as Nanocontainers: Self-Assembly/Capsulas Virales Como Nanocontenedores: Autoensamblamiento.

Dietmar Kueltz, Animal Sciences, UC Davis, Silvia Gómez-Jiménez, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C. Molecular basis of the stress response of the intertidal sponge Tetilla mutabilis/Bases moleculares de la respuesta al estrés de la esponja intermareal Tetilla mutabilis.

Katja Lindenberg, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego, Aldo Humberto Romero, Advanced Materials, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica. From Subdiffusion to Superdiffusion of Molecules on Solid Surfaces/Desde Subdifusión hasta Superdifusión de Moléculas sobre Superficies Sólidas.

Jia-Ming Liu, Electrical Engineering, UC Los Angeles, Alexander N. Pisarchik, Propiedades Opticas de la Materia, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica. Controlled synchronization of chaotic lasers for secure communications/Sincronización controlable de láseres caóticos para comunicaciones de seguridad.

Carol J. Lovatt, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside, Alejandro Facundo Barrientos Priego, Fitotecnía, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. Restoration and Conservation of Wild Avocado in Mexico: Identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for the restoration of Persea spp./ Restauración y Conservación de Aguacate Silvestre en Mexico: Identificación de hongos micorrizales arbusculares para la restauración de Persea spp.

J. Enrique Luco, Structural Engineering, UC San Diego, Carlos Huerta-López, Seismology, Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada. Site characterization and experimental local site effects in the metropolitan area of Mexico-USA border region of Tijuana B.C. Mexico and San Diego Ca. USA/Caracterización de sitio y efecto local de sitio experimental en el área metropolitana de México-USA región fronteriza de Tijuana, B.C., México y San Diego, CA, USA.

Steven A. Nadler, Nematology, UC Davis, William Scott Monks Sheets, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. Comparison of genetic divergence among amphi-American Echinocephalus of Mexico and that of their stingray hosts with implications for conservation systematic phylogenetics and academic collaboration/Comparación de la divergencia entre las especies de Echinocephalus de México y la de sus hospederos (manta rayas) con implicaciones para la conservación sistemática filogenético y colaboración académica.

James Nieh, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego, Remy Vandame, Tropical Entomology, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur. The Evolution of Referential Communication in the Meliponini Tribe: Evaluating Recruitment Communication in Three Species of Mexican Stingless Bees/Evolución de la Comunicación Referencial en la Tribu Meliponini: Evaluando la Comunicación en el Reclutamiento de Tres Especies de Abejas sin Aguijón de México.

Eugene Nothnagel, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside, Marina Gavilanes-Ruiz, Bioquímica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Sphingolipids in the Structure and Function of Microdomains in the Plant Plasma Membrane/Los Esfingolipidos en la Estructura y Función de Microdominios de la Membrana Plasmatica de Plantas.

Paivi Pajukanta, Human Genetics, UC Los Angeles, María Teresa Tusié-Luna, Unidad de Biología Molecular y Medicina Genómica, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán-UNAM. Identification of Genes Involved in Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia in Mexican Kindreds Through Fine Mapping/Identificación de Genes Involucrados en Hiperlipidemia Familiar Combinada en Familias Mexicanas a Través de Mapeo Fino.

Nancy Grey Postero, Anthropology, UC San Diego, Silvia López Estrada, Population Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Earning Living Learning: A Case Study of Children's Work in Tijuana Supermarkets/Trabajando, Viviendo y Aprendiendo. El caso de los niños que trabajan en los supermercados de Tijuana.

Isha Ray, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley, Jorge Salmerón, Unidad de Investigación Epidemiológica y en Servicios de Salud, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Safe Drinking Water in Mexico: Health and Economic Impact/Acceso a Agua Purificada en México: Impacto Económico y en Salud.

José Restrepo, Structural Engineering, UC San Diego, Mario E. Rodríguez, Instituto de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Study of the Longitudinal Bar Buckling Failure Mode for the Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements/Estudio del Modo de Falla de Pandeo de Barras de Refuerzo Longitudinal para el Diseño Sismico de Elementos de Concreto Reforzado.

Deborah Rogers, Genetic Resources Conservation Program, UC Davis, Jesus Vargas-Hernández, Programa Forestal, Colegio de Postgraduados. Genetic Diversity and Structure of an Endangered Population of a Binational Species of Concern: Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata D. Don)/ Diversidad y Estructura Genética de una población amenazada de una especie binacional de interés: Pino radiata (Pinus radiata D. Don).

Mikeal L. Roose, Botany & Plant Sciences, UC Riverside, Nisao Ogata, Centro de Investigaciones Tropicales (CITRO), Universidad Veracruzana. Molecular and Ethnobotanical Studies of Tropical Trees in Mexico/Estudios Etnobotánicos y Moleculares de Arboles Tropicales en México.

Thomas Smith, Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, UC Los Angeles, Eduardo Santana Castellón, Instituto Manantlán de Ecología y Conservación de la Biodiversidad, Universidad de Guadalajara. Conservation genetics of migratory songbirds: developing novel approaches to linking breeding and wintering populations in Mexico and the United States/Genética de conservación de aves migratorias: desarrollo de nuevos métodos para asociar áreas de cría con áreas de invernada en México y Estados Unidos.

Garrison Sposito, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, Mario Villalobos, Instituto de Geografia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Molecular-scale speciation of arsenic in Mexican soils contaminated with mine processing wastes using synchrotron-based micro X-ray techniques/Especiación de arsénico a escala molecular en suelos Mexicanos contaminados con residuos provenientes del procesado de minas utilizando técnicas de micro rayos-X de fuentes de luz sincrotron.

Steven Topik, History, UC Irvine, Carlos Marichal, Centro de Estudios Históricos, El Colegio de México. Historical Statistics of Mexico: Economic Development and the State Quatitative and Qualitative Analysis 1870-1930/Estadísticas Históricas de México: Desarrollo Económic y el Estado Análisis Cuantitativo y Cualitativo 1870-1930.

Ligia Toro, Anesthesiology, UC Los Angeles, Jesus Muñíz, Centro Univ. de Invest. Biomédicas, Universidad de Colima. Molecular and Mechanical Properties of Cardiac Tissues in Functional Hypertrophy During Pregnancy/Propiedades Mecánicas y Moleculares de Tejidos Cardiacos en Hipertrofia Funcional Durante la Preñez.

Clinton Winant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Guillermo Gutiérrez de Velasco, Unidad La Paz, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada. Circulation in the Coastal Lagoons of the Californias/Circulación en las Lagunas Costeras de las Californias.

Shuping Wu, Medicine, UC Los Angeles, Jose-Eduardo Pérez-Salazar, Biología Celular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN. Study of the role of Fak kinase activity in the induction of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in MCF7 cells stimulated with human collagen type IV/Estudio del papel de la activasa de kinasa de Fak en la inducción de MMP-2 y MMP-9 en células MCF7 estimuladas con colágena humana tipo IV.

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Special Call for Proposals

UC MEXUS-CMHI
Migration and Health Issues in Mexico and California

This special grants program for collaborative research on health and migration in California and Mexico was offered in 2003 as a joint initiative of the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and the California-Mexico Health Initiative (CMHI) at the University of California Office of the President California Policy Research Center, in partnership with the California Program on Access to Care (CPAC) of the California Policy Research Center, UC Office of the President; the Secretaría de Salud (SSA); el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT); the Fundación México-Estados Unidos para la Ciencia (FUMEC); and the California Endowment (TCE).

The primary objective of the program is to provide seed funds for developing projects in all disciplines that will enhance the understanding and knowledge of migration and health-related issues facing Mexican-origin workers and their families in California and Mexico, as well as the dissemination of information regarding these issues. A second objective is to promote new collaborative research actions and long-term linkages among the University of California campuses and Mexican research institutions. Ultimately, the program strives to create a binational network of researchers and institutions from California and Mexico who can inform policy decisions on health and migration issues.

The first UC MEXUS-CMHI grants competition awarded six grants totaling $214,723.00 to teams of UC and Mexican researchers for projects that addressed research and policy concerns regarding migration and health together. The Co-Principal Investigators, departments, home UC campuses and Mexican institutions, and project titles of the grant recipients are listed below.

William Cunningham, Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research, UC Los Angeles, René Leyva Flores, Centro de Investigaciones en Salud Poblacional, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública. Adaptation and Testing of the HIV Legal Checkup for Mexican Origin Migrants with HIV/AIDS.

Yvette Flores-Ortiz , Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis, Enriqueta Valdéz Curiel, Departamento de Medicina, CUSUR-Universidad de Guadalajara. Intimate Partner Violence and Depression among Rural Mexican Women.

Margaret Handley, Family and Community Medicine, UC San Francisco. Sandra G. García, Reproductive Health-Latin America and the Caribbean, Population Council-Mexico. Understanding Repeat Cesarean Births Among Mexican Migrant Women in California and Mexico: A Binational Approach.

Kurt Organista, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Investigaciones Epidemiológicas, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría. Mental Health and Migration: A Binational Proposal.

Marc B. Schenker , Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, UC Davis, Fernando Meneses González, Centro de Investigaciones en Salud Poblacional, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública.
Determinants of Health and Disease Amoung Mexican Migrants to California.

Steven P. Wallace, Center for Health Policy Research, UC Los Angeles. Elmyra Ybañez-Zepeda, Estudios de Población, El Colegio de la Frontera del Norte. Trans-border Relations and Health Care in Tijuana.

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