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2010

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Christopher Anderson, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles (Host: Alejandro Córdoba Aguilar, Ecología Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Damselflies as Model Organisms in Evolution and Ecology: An Investigation of Parasite-Mediated Selection in Hetaerina Titia and Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Paraphlebia Zoe/Odonata como Organismos Modelos en la Evolución y la Ecología: Una Investigación de Selección Mediada por Parásitos en Hetaerina Titia y AlternativasTácticas Reproductiva en Paraphlebia Zoe.

Rebeca Carballar, Infectómica y Patogénesis Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Anthony James, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine). Effects of Exogenous Insulator DNA on Mosquito Transgene Expression/Efecto de los Aisladores Genómicos Exógenos (Insulators) en la Expresión de Transgenes en Mosquitos.

Araceli Castillo, Biología Celular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Frances D. Gillin, Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases, UC San Diego). Alpha Enolase and Encystation of Giardia Lamblia/Participación de Alfa Enolasa en el Proceso de Enquistamiento de Giardia Lamblia.

Tania Cruz, Unidad de Procesos Naturales, Universidad Intercultural de Chiapas (Host: Jonathan Fox, Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz). Migration and Youth between Tsotsiles in California/Migración y Juventud de Tsotsiles en California.

Denisse Atenea de Loera Carrera, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (Host: Miguel García-Garibay, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Los Angeles). Experimental Study of Photochemistry of Aryl Azides, in Crystalline and Fluid Media, and Computational Evaluation of Mechanism/Estudio Experimental de la Fotoquímica de Azidas Aromáticas, en Estado Cristalino y en Solución, y Evaluación Computacional de Mecanismos de Reacción.

Thomas Devitt, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/ Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley (Host: Gabriela Parra-Olea, Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Multilocus Statistical Phylogeography of Mexican Reptiles and Amphibians: Testing Biogeographic Hypotheses Across the Nearctic-Neotropical Transition/Filogeografía Estadística Multilocus de Reptiles y Anfibios Mexicanos: Evaluación de Hipótesis Biogeográficas a lo Largo de la Transición Neártica-Neotropical.

María-Teresa Martínez, Advanced Materials-Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (Host: Sarah Tolbert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Los Angeles). Components for Three-Dimensional Lithium Ion Batteries/Componentes para Baterias Tridimensionales de Iones de Litio.

Víctor Manuel Ortega Jiménez, Departamento de Ecología Marina, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Host: Robert Dudley, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley). Control and Maneuverability of Hummingbirds in Complex and Turbulent Airflows/Control y Maniobrabilidad de Colibríes en Flujos Complejos y Turbulentos.
*Winner of the UC MEXUS Monarch Award for the most outstanding postdoctoral research proposal.

Luis Pacheco-Cobos, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Bruce Winterhalder, Anthropology, UC Davis). Human Foraging Behavior: Anthropological and Behavioral Methods for its Study/Conducta de Forrajeo en Humanos: Métodos Antropológicos y Conductuales para su Estudio.

Enrico Ruiz, Zoología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Andres Aguilar, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced). Population Genetic Structure of the Heermann's Gull, Larus Heermanni Cassin (Aves: Charadriiformes), A Vulnerable Species, and its Application for Conservation/Estructura Genética Poblacional de la Gaviota Ploma, Larus Heermanni Cassin (Aves: Charadriiformes), una Especie Vulnerable y su Aplicación para la Conservación.

Eduardo Ruiz Sánchez, Biología Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecología, A.C. (Host: Chelsea Specht, Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley). Phylogeography and Ecological Niche Modeling of the Mexican Endemic Desert Shrub Nolina Parviflora (Nolinoideae: Asparagaceae)/Filogeografía y Modelación del Nicho Ecológico de Nolina Parviflora (Nolinoideae: Asparagaceae) Arbusto Mexicano Desértico Endémico.

Jose Guadalupe Soñanez Organis, Laboratorio de Biología Molecular de Organismos Acuáticos, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (Host: Rudy M. Ortiz, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced). Angiotensin II Regulation of Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1alpha and Hypoxanthine-Guanine Phosphoribolsyl Transferase: Role in Prolong-Fasted Northern Elephant Seals/Regulación de Angiotensina II del Factor Inducido por Hipoxia 1alpha y Hipoxantina Guanina Fosforibosil Transferasa: Papel en el Ayuno Prolongado de Elefantes Marinos del Norte.

Gabriela Suárez Franco, Bioprocesos, Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz (Host: Francisco Villarreal, School of Medicine, UC San Diego). Characterization of the Mechanisms Responsibles for the Induction of Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Endothelial Cells by the Flavanol (-) Epicatechin and Novel Derivatives/Caracterización de los Mecanismos Responsables de la Inducción de Biogénesis Mitocondrial en Células Endoteliales por El Flavanol (-)-Epicatequina y Nuevos Derivados.

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Dissertation Grants

Abigail Andrews, Sociology, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Peter Evans)
The Upshot of El Otro Lado: How Mixtec and Zapotec Migration Patterns Shape Gender Community and the Tradeoffs of Neoliberalism

Rebecca Anguiano, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Frank Worrell)
Language Brokering among Mexican Immigrant Families: Measurement Validation and Relationship to Family Dynamics, Perceived Stress, and Academics

Nick Bravo, History, UC Irvine
(Advisor: Vicki Ruiz)
Spinning the Bottle: Ethnic Mexicans and Alcohol in Los Angeles, 1900-1940

Michelle Butler, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Wendy Ashmore)
Ancient Political Authority and Communal Identity: Archaeology at Charco Redondo

Megan Carney, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
(Advisor: Susan Stonich)
Latina Women in the Making of Community-based Food Policy: The Transition from Food Security to Food Sovereignty

Thomas Carrasco, Chicana and Chicano Studies, UC Santa Barbara
(Advisor: George Lipsitz)
Oppositional Performance:A Social-Historical Analysis of the Avant-Garde Comedy Troupe Chicano Secret Service

Juliet Chandler, Social and Behavioral Science, UC San Francisco
(Advisors: Roberta Rehm and Ruth Malone)
Living with Chronic Illness: Care-Seeking Experiences of Uninsured Latina Immigrants

Francisco Fuentes, Chicana and Chicano Studies, UC Santa Barbara
(Advisor: Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval)
Christian Youth Culture and Chicano Communities at the San Diego-Tijuana Border

Amy Garza, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
(Advisor: Olga Najera-Ramirez)
Places of Sanctuary: Religion and Post-Migration Ethnicity in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Naomi Glenn-Levin, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
(Advisor: Don Brenneis)
Translating Care: Transnational Families and State Interventions on the U.S./Mexico Border

Christopher Guilliams, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Bruce Baldwin)
Phylogenetic relationships and ecological speciation of the popcorn flowers Plagiobothrys Boraginaceae

Juan Herrera, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Ramon Grosfoguel)
Producing Fruitvale, Producing Latinidad: Race, Architecture and the Neoliberal Politics of Place

Alvaro Huerta, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
(Advisors: Karen Christensen and Leo Estrada)
Examining the Perils and Promises of an Informal Niche in a Global City: A Case Study of Paid Mexican Gardeners in Los Angeles

Veneranda Juarez-Varela, Geography Graduate Group, UC Davis
(Advisor: Luis E. Guarnizo)
Challenges and Opportunities for Mexican Rural Mazahua Women in a Context of Spatial Mobility

Lara, Argelia, Education, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Daniel Solorzano)
Achieving the Dream, Facing Reality: Post-baccalaureate Experiences of Undocumented Latina/o College Graduates

Nicoletta Maestri, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Wendy Ashmore)
Investigating Ancient Political Landscapes in the Usumacinta Region: Research in the Site of Boca Chinikiha, Mexico

Dennis Xavier Medina Vidal, Political Science, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Martin Johnson)
Voces del Capitolio: Spanish-Language Media in the Statehouse

Leah Muse-Orlinoff, Sociology, UC San Diego
(Advisor: David FitzGerald)
Network Formation and Structure in Yucatecan Immigrant Entrepreneurs' Business Networks

M. Joey Pakes, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
(Advisors: Roy Caldwell and David Lindberg)
Investigation of chemosymbionts in the Anchialine Cave crustaceans Speleonectes tulumensis (Remipedia) and Typhlatya sp (Malacostraca)

Ricardo Perez Martinez, , Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Jose Wudka)
The study of gauge fields and fermions in compact spaces of the form M x I

Magali Rabasa, Cultural Studies, UC Davis
(Advisor: Marisol de la Cadena)
A Tianguis of Books or Making Books Public: Collective-Presses and Intellectual-Political Networks in a 'Continent in Movement'

Gina Rinetti-Vargas, Neurobiology, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Felix Schweizer)
Pesticide-induced neurodegeneration: Understanding the effects on neuronal function and testing alternative therapeutic approaches

Rebecca Romo, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Advisors: Denise Segura and G. Reginald Daniel)
Between Black and Brown: Blaxican Identity in the United States

Naomi Schapiro, Family Health Care Nursing, UC San Francisco
(Advisor: Susan Kools)
Growing Up in the Transnational Family: Adolescent Perspectives on Family Reunification after Immigration-Related Separation

Sarah Selvidge, History, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Margaret Chowning)
Modernism and the Miracle: Architecture Planning and the State in Mexico 1940-1970

Cristina Serna, Chicana/o Studies, UC Santa Barbara
(Advisor: Horacio Roque Ramirez)
Deconstructing the Nation: Queer and Feminist Artists in Mexican and Chicana/o Social Movements

Leticia Soto, Ethnomusicology, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Steven Loza)
How Musical is Woman?: Gender and Aesthetics in Mariachi Performance

Eva Telzer, Psychology, UC Los Angeles
(Advisors: Andrew Fuligni and Adriana Galván)
The Protective Effects of Familism on Risky Behavior among Mexican Immigrant Youth

Vanessa Thulsiraj, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Jennifer Jay)
Characterizing fecal pollution in the San Antonio de los Buenos watershed through the development and application of rapid quantitative methods
(Mildred Mathias Award)

Alex Van Dam, Animal Science, UC Davis
(Advisor: Bernie May)
Genetic diversity of Mexico's cochineal insect: New insights into a pre-PRE-Columbian crop

Sylvia Zamora, Sociology, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Vilma Ortiz)
Mexican Immigrants' Racial Perceptions of African Americans Pre and Post-Migration

Susy Zepeda, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz
(Advisor: Patricia Zavella)
Tracing Queer Latina Diasporas

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Faculty Grants

Jorge Agüero, Economics, UC Riverside
Test-Mex: The Effects of School Year Length on Student Performance in Mexico

Angela Garcia, Anthropology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC Irvine
Narco-Experiments: The "New" Science and Regulation of Addiction in Mexico City, Mexico

Shannon Gleeson, Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Assessing Processes of Legal Mobilization Amongst Low-Wage Latino Workers

Bonnie Nardi, Informatics, UC Irvine
Innovating from Mexico in a global context: Practices to connect local and global networks of innovation

Paulina Oliva, Economics, UC Santa Barbara
The Effect of Air Pollution on Labor Supply

Jason Prochaska, Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz
Melding observation and theoretical modelling of GRB close environments: Clues to understand their progenitors and host galaxies

Laura Romo, Chicano Studies Institute, UC Santa Barbara
Empowered to Choose: A mother-daughter intervention to reduce sexual risk in Mexican American Teens

Gregory Rouse, Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, UC San Diego
Towards a molecular baseline for marine invertebrates of the Gulf of California: An assessment of biodiversity, evolution and conservation

Renee Tajima-Peña, Community Studies Dept, Social Documentation Program, UC Santa Cruz
¿Más Bebés?: Sterilization Abuse and Mexican American Women in Los Angeles

Colin Westerbeck, California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside
Invisible Women

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Small Grants

Teddy Cruz, Visual Arts, UC San Diego
Political Equator III: The Neighborhood as a Site of Production

Arantzazu Eiguren-Fernandez, School of Public Health, UC Los Angeles
Risk Assessment Study for School Children Exposed to Ambient Levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Ecatepec, Mexico: (I) Exposure Assessment

Robert Fairlie, Economics, UC Santa Cruz
The Effects of Home Computers on the Educational Outcomes of Low-Income Latino Children: A Proposal for a Randomized Field Experiment in California

David S. FitzGerald, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
Translation and Mexican Edition Subvention for "A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its Migration"

Anabel Ford, ISBER/MesoAmerican Research Center, UC Santa Barbara
Volcanic ash and ancient Maya pottery

Dana Frank, History, UC Santa Cruz
From the Border to the Empire: The AFL-CIO's Southwestern Cross-Border Projects, Latino Organizers, and Labor Imperialism in Latin America

Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Latin American and Latino Studies, Merrill Faculty Services, UC Santa Cruz
Digitizing the Cine Media Collection

Abel Rodriguez, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, UC Santa Cruz
Supporting collabortive research in statistics between the UC and Mexico: El Taller Mexicano de Estadistica Bayesiana (TAMEB) en 2011

Carol L. Spencer, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
Exploring the phylogeography and geographic variation of the Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) in Mexico

Tyler J. Stallings, Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside
Margarita Cabrera

Ondine S. von Ehrenstein, Community Health Sciences, UC Los Angeles
Children's health in relation to drinking water quality and sanitation behavior in rural areas of Pantepec, Chiapas, Mexico

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Student and Postdoctoral Small Grants

Martha Beatriz Alvarez Elizondo, Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Elliot Botvinick)
Matrix Stiffness role on cardiomyocytes contraction

Christian Briseno, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Jules Jaffe)
Dormancy in Calanus pacificus californicus: are the copepods safe from predators while overwintering?

Ashley Clark, Human and Community Development, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Luis Guarnizo)
Contested Space: Comparing Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement Experiences
SCR 43

Timo Fahler, Art History, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: John Pohl)
Biciteka House/Social Art and Education Program

Amber Rose González, Chicana and Chicano Studies, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Chela Sandoval)
Another City is Possible: Mujeres de Maíz, Spiritual Activism, and the Cultivation Sacred of Spaces in Los Angeles
SCR 43

Melissa Guzman, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Denise Segura)
Mexican Immigrants and the Making of Spiritual Citizenship: Immigration, Religion and Civic Engagement
SCR 43

Jethro Hernandez Berrones, Anthropology, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Watkins)
Homeopathy and medical education in Mexico, 1920-1930

Matthew Hufford, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra)
Genetic variation in a domestication gene in the wild ancestor of maize

Jill Jensen, History, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Mary Furner)
An Inter-American dialogue on social policy: U.S. and Mexican social security expertise, 1945-1954

Shelley LaMon, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Juan-Vicente Palerm)
Desde el Sur al Norte: The New Migration of Highland Maya from Chiapas to the United States

Monica Lomeli, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Denise Segura)
Race, Class, and Redevelopment in Downtown L.A.'s Latino and Mexican Small Businesses
SCR 43

Patrick López-Aguado, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Victor Rios)
The Collateral Consequences of Mass Incarceration on Urban Youth Cultures
SCR 43

Mario Marquez, Radiological Sciences, Medical Sciences B, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Joyce H. Keyak)
A novel device for creating void during vertebroplasty for bone metastases

Gabriela Mendoza-García, Dance, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Linda J. Tomko)
Bodily Renderings of the Jarabe Tapatio in Early 20th-Century Mexico, Millennial Mexico and the United States: Race, Nation, and Gender
SCR 43

Ana Teresa Villarreal Montemayor, Sociology, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Michael Burawoy)
Domestic Violence in Women's Migration Trajectories Between Mexico and the U.S.
SCR 43

Lydia Zacher, Anthropology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Michael Montoya)
A new medical model for childbirth: Understanding the role of Mexico's emergent professional midwifery

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UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Grants

David Ackerly, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Alberto Búrquez, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM
Parallel evolution of Encelia in the United States and México: A phylogenetically replicated test of adaptive radiation theory
La evolución paralela de Encelia en los Estados Unidos y México: Un análisis filogenético replica de la teoría de la radiación adaptativa

Guillermo Aguilar, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside
Santiago Camacho López, Optica, CICESE
3-D laser-induced patterning of transparent ceramics
Grabado tridimensional inducido por laser en cerámicas transparentes

Richard Appelbaum, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
Guillermo Foladori, Estudios del Desarrollo, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
Binational collaboration (USA-México) in the development of Nanotechnology
Colaboración binacional (EUA-México) en el desarrollo de la nanotecnología

Baldwin, James, Nematology, UC Riverside
Manuel Mundo-Ocampo, Biotecnología Agrícola, CIIDIR-IPN-Sinaloa
Inventory of soil nematodes for local support of agriculture and monitoring ecological change in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico
Inventario de los nematodos del suelo como apoyo a la agricultura y para el seguimiento de cambios ecológicos en Guasave, Sinaloa, México

Eduardo Blumwald, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Jorge Santamaría, Biotecnologia, CICY
Characterization of HSF genes from Carica papaya var. Maradol in response to heat stress
Caracterización de genes HSF de Carica papaya var. Maradol en respuesta a altas temperaturas

Alma L. Burlingame, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UC San Francisco
Rosa Pando, Enfermedades Transmitidas por Vector, INSP
Quantitative proteomic analysis of dengue virus infection in human monocytic cell lines using iTRAQ labeling and mass spectrometry
Proteomica cuantitativa de monocitos infectados con el virus dengue

Michael Clegg, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
Carlos Calderón-Vázquez, Biotecnología Agrícola, CIIDIR-IPN-Unidad Sinaloa
Assessing Avocado Genetic Resources in Mexico
Evaluación de los recursos genéticos de aguacate en México

Robert Coe, Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
Bertha Aguilar Reyes, LIMNA, Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM-Campus Morelia
Collaborative Research: Linking paleointensity experiments to rock magnetic properties of historical lava flows from Hawaii and Mexico
Proyecto de colaboración: Vinculación entre los experimentos de Paleointensidad y las propiedades magnéticas de los flujos de lava históricos de Hawaii y México

Kristen Corbosiero, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UC Los Angeles
Graciela Binimelis de Raga, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, UNAM
Using lightning flash locations to characterize eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones
Usando la localización de descargas eléctricas para caracterizar los ciclones tropicales del este del Oceano Pacífico Norte

Claudia Czimczik, Earth System Science, UC Irvine
Rodrigo Vargas, Biología de la Conservación, CICESE
Searching the age of roots of long-lived plants in arid ecosystems
Buscando la edad de las raíces de plantas longevas en ecosistemas áridos

Katayoon Dehesh, Plant Biology, UC Davis
Gladys Cassab López, Instituto de Biotecnología, Biología Molecular de Plantas, UNAM
Regulation of hydrotropism by ABA and the oxylipin pathway
Regulación del hidrotropismo por ABA y la vía de oxilipinas

Roland Faller, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, UC Davis
Orlando Guzmán, Instituto de Física, UAM Iztapalapa
Molecular Crowding: How macromolecular concentration changes the transport through biological membranes
Abarrotamiento molecular: cómo cambia la concentración molecular el transporte a través de membranas biológicas

Anna Carolin Frank, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced
Patricia Thomé, ICMyL-Unidad Académica de Sistemas Arrecifales, UNAM
Exploring the Ecology of the Coral Holobiont Bacteria
Ecología de las Bacterias del Coral Holobionte

John R. Froines, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UC Los Angeles
Fernando Díaz-Barriga, Toxicología Ambiental, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Development of a risk reduction methodology for hazardous waste sites located in vulnerable communities. The case of "Santa María Picula," an indigenous community in "La Huasteca Potosina" where children are exposed to manganese, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and DDT
Desarrollo de un sistema comunitario para la reducción de riesgos en salud en sitios contaminados localizados en zonas marginadas. Caso "Santa María Picula" comunidad indígena de la Huasteca Potosina contaminada con manganeso, hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos y DDT

Brandon Gaut, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
Luis Eguiarte Fruns, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM
Genome size variation and transposable element content in wild subspecies of maize along altitudinal gradients
Variación en el tamaño del genoma y contenido de elementos móviles en gradientes altitudinales en las subespecies silvestres del maíz

William M. Gelbart and Charles M. Knobler, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Los Angeles
Jaime Ruíz-García, Instituto de Física, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Enhancing the Gene-Packaging Capacity of Virus-Like Particles
Mejorando la capacidad de empaquetamiento de genes en partículas tipo virus

Ajay Gopinathan, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced
Braulio Gutiérrez-Medina, División Materiales Avanzados, IPICYT
Emergent Co-Operativity among Multiple Monomeric Kinesin Motors
Co-operatividad emergente entre multiples motores monoméricos de cinesina
(George E. Brown Jr. Award)

Gregory Grether, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
Alejandro Córdoba-Aguilar, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM
Explaining choice and maintenance of alternative reproductive tactics: Field studies using the damselfly, Paraphlebia zoe
Explicando la elección y el mantenimiento de las tácticas reproductivas alternativas: Estudios de campo usando la libélula Paraphlebia zoe

Mark Hildebrand, Marine Biology Research Division, UC San Diego
Jose Luis Stephano Hornedo, Facultad de Ciencias, UABC
California and Baja California: Towards Successful Biofuel Production
Baja California y Sur de California: Hacia una producción de biocombustible renovable

Tatsuo Itoh, Electrical Engineering, UC Los Angeles
Alonso Corona-Chávez, Electrónica, INAOE
Frequency dispersive metamaterials for microwave components and systems
Metamateriales dispersivos en frecuencia para componentes y sistemas de microondas

Anthony A. James, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
Fidel de la Cruz Hernández Hernández, Infectómica y Patogénesis Molecular, CINVESTAV-IPN
Identification of signalling proteins of Plasmodium berghei and Anopheles sp. activated during their interaction
Identificacion de proteinas de señalizacion de Plasmodium berghei y Anopheles sp. activadas durante su interaccion

Sangtae Kim, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UC Davis
Hugo Avila Paredes, Ingeniería de Procesos e Hidráulica, UAM-Iztapalapa
Low temperature protonic conduction in nanocrystalline films of solid electrolytes
Conducción protónica a baja temperatura en películas nanocristalinas de electrolitos sólidos

Cetin Koc, Computer Science/College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Francisco Rodríguez-Henríquez, Ciencias de Computación, CINVESTAV-IPN
Pairing-based cryptography with applications to information security
Criptografía basada en Emparejamientos con Aplicaciones a Seguridad Informática

David Koo, Astronomy and Astrophysics/Lick Observatory, UC Santa Cruz
David Hughes, Astrofisica, INAOE
Observing the Extended Growth Strip (EGS) at millimeter wavelengths: Designing a Large Millimeter Telescope key project
Observaciones del EGS en ondas milimétricas: El diseño de un proyecto clave para el Gran Telescopio Milimétrico

Lance Kriegsfeld, Psychology and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
Mario Caba, Dirección General de Investigaciones, Universidad Veracruzana
How Does Feeding Synchronize the Circadian Timing System?
¿Cómo el alimento sincroniza el sistema circadiano?

Ohyun Kwon, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Los Angeles
Carmen Lizette Del Toro Sánchez, Ciencias Médicas y de la Vida, Universidad de Guadalajara: CUCIENEGA
Isolation and biologic activity of carotenoids from Ditaxis heterantha seeds
Aislamiento y actividad biológica de carotenoides a partir de las semillas de Ditaxis heterantha

Valeria La Saponara, , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis
Elias Ledesma, Ingeniería Mecánica, Universidad de Guanajuato
Finite element modeling and experimental characterization of composite bistable structures for improved crashworthiness
Investigación con elementos finitos y experimentos de materiales compuestos bistables por una mejorada resistencia al impacto

Kevin Mayeda, Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
Roberto Ortega, CICESE - Unidad La Paz
Application of the Coda Ratio Methodology to the Southern Gulf of California Seismic Sequence of 1 September 2007
Aplicación de la metodologia de relación de coda a la secuencia sísmica de la parte sur del Golfo de California del 1o de Septiembre del 2007

Juan Medrano, Animal Science, UC Davis
Pablo Luna-Nevárez, Ciencias Agronómicas y Veterinarias, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora
Genomic variation and physiological response of Holstein dairy cows managed under heat stress in the Yaqui Valley
Variación genómica y respuesta fisiológica en vacas lecheras Holstein manejadas bajo estrés calórico en el valle de Yaqui

B. Gregory Mitchell and Mati Kahru, Integrative Oceanography Division, UC San Diego
Mercedes M. Manzano, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa
Trends in the California Current System and Gulf of California: A multi-sensor satellite approach
Tendencias en el Sistema de la Corriente de California y Golfo de California: Una aproximación con múltiples sensores remotos

Claudia Parodi, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Los Angeles
Ramón Manuel Pérez-Martínez, Coordinación de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Culture in New Spain: Chronicle, rhetoric and semantics
Cultura en la Nueva España: Crónica, retórica y semántica

Eric Olaf Potma, Chemistry, UC Irvine
Israel Rocha Mendoza, Óptica, CICESE
Study of Collagen Self-Assembly using CARS Micro-Spectroscopy
Estudio del auto-ensamble del colágeno utilizando micro-espectroscopía CARS

J. Edward Taylor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis
J. Jorge Mora Rivera, Economía, ITESM-CCM
Remittances and Multidimensional Poverty in Rural Mexico
Remesas y Pobreza Multidimensional en el México Rural

Chris van Kessel, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Bram Govaerts, Programa en Conservación Agrícola-Base México, CIMMYT
Improved Resource, Use Efficiency, Soil Health and Food Security through Appropriate Soil Management in Chiapas
Mejoramiento del uso eficiente de recursos, la salud del suelo y la seguridad alimentaria mediante el manejo apropiado de suelos en Chiapas

Kenneth Verosub, Geology, UC Davis
Harald Böhnel, Centro de Geociencias, UNAM
Magnetic Properties of Lake Sediments from Central Mexico
Propiedades magnéticas de sedimentos de lago de México Central

Jing Yang, Pharmacology, UC San Diego
Eduardo Pérez Salazar, Biología Celular, CINVESTAV-IPN
Study of linoleic acid as inductor of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast epithelial cells
Estudio del ácido graso linoleico como inducor de la transición epitelial mesenquimal en células epiteliales de mama

Jeffrey Zink, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Los Angeles
Jorge García-Macedo, Instituto de Física, UNAM
Photon-activated nanomachines for drug delivery systems
Nanomáquinas fotoactivadas para sistemas de liberación de medicamento

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