2014
UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

María Jazmín Abraham Juárez, Laboratorio Nacional de Genómica para la Biodiversidad, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Unidad Irapuato (Host: Sarah Hake, Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley). Identification of Interacting Proteins with NOD, a Protein Involved in Signaling in Zea Mays/Identificación de las Proteínas que Interaccionan con NOD, una Proteína Involucrada en la Señalización de Ca2 Zea Mays.

Rosalia Aguilar Medrano, Departamento de Ecología Marina, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Host: Paul Barber, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles). Trophic Radiation of Stegastinae Subfamily (Pomacentridae). A Key Innovation in the Pharyngeal Structures/Radiación Trófica de la Subfamilia Stegastinae (Pomacentridae). Una Innovación Clave en las Estructuras Faríngeas.

Omar Amador Muñoz, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Allen Goldstein, Environmental Science Policy and Managment, UC Berkeley). Molecular Level Identification of Secondary Organic Aerosol Generated by Oxidation of Primary Volatile Organic Compounds and Aerosols/Identificación a Nivel Molecular del Aerosol Organico Secundario Generado Tanto por la Oxidación de los Compuestos Organicos Volatiles de Origen Primario y Como de Los Aerosoles.

Jacqueline Avila, Musicology, UC Riverside (Host: Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus, Music, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). CineSonidos: Cinematic Music and Identity in Early Mexican Film (1896-1952)/CineSonidos: Música Cinemática e Identidad a Inicios del Cine Mexicano (1896-1952).

Alejandro Avilés Cervantes, Departamento de Matemáticas, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Martin White, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley). Constraining Dark Matter Interactions from CMB and Structure Formation Observations/Acotamientos en Interacciones de la Materia Oscura Mediante Observaciones de la Radiación Cósmica de Fondo y de Formación de Estructura.

Aldo Batta, Astrofísica Teórica, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Astronomy and Astrophysics Department, UC Santa Cruz). Death of Massive Stars: Formation and Propagation of Relativistic Jets/Muerte de Estrellas Masivas: Formación y Propagación de Jets Relativistas.

Mario Andrés De Leo Winkler, Astronomía Extragaláctica y Cosmología, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Brian Siana, Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside; Co-host: Gabriela Canalizo, Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside). Scientific Outreach Program at UCR and Research on Gravitational Lensing Galaxy Clusters/Programa de Comunicación Científica en UCR e Investigación en Lentes Gravitatorios en Cúmulos de Galaxias.

Ana Lucía Gallego Hernández, Microbiología Molecular, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Fitnat Yildiz, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, UC Santa Cruz). Effect of Salinity on Vibrio Cholerae Pathogenesis: Molecular Basis and Physiological Consequences/Efecto Salino en la Patogénesis de Vibrio Cholerae: Bases Moleculares y Consecuencias Fisiológicas.

Etelvina Gándara, Biología Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecología, A.C. (Host: Chelsea Specht, Plant and Microbial Biology; Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley). Population Genetics and Ecological Niche Modeling of the California Endemic Butterfly Lily: Calochortus Venustus Complex (Liliaceae)/Genética de Poblaciones y Modelado de Nicho Ecológico del Lirio Mariposa Endémico a California: el Complejo Calochortus Venustus (Liliaceae).

Selim Gómez-Ávila, Física, Universidad de Guanajuato (Host: Benjamin Grinstein, Department of Physics, UC San Diego). Study of Causality and Unitarity in a High Spin Field Theory/Estudio de la Causalidad y Unitaridad en una Teoría de Campo de Espínalto.

Nikte Maricela Gomez-Ortiz, Física Aplicada, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Javier E. Garay, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside; Co-host: Yashuhiro Kodera, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside). Synthesis of Functional Oxide Nanopowders, Varying Morphology for Bulk Nanocomposites/Síntesis de Nanopolvos de Óxidos Funcionales,Variando la Morfología para Nanocompositos en Bulto.

Andrea González, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Brandon Gaut, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine). Characterization of the Transcriptional and Fitness Landscape Underlying the Rho Adaptive Pathway Involved into the Thermal Adaptation in Escherichia Coli/Caracterización del Paisaje Adaptativo y Transcriptómico Correspondiente a la Ruta Evolutiva en Rho Involucrada en la Adaptación a la Alta Temperatura en Escherichia Coli.

Vannia González Macías, Ciencias e Ingenierías, Universidad de Guanajuato (Host: José Wudka, Department of Physics & Astronomony, UC Riverside). Dark Matter Phenomenology/Fenomenología de Materia Oscura.

Javier Alejandro Gonzalez Ortega, Ciencias de la Tierra, Centro the Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Host: David T. Sandwell, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego). Earthquake Hazard Assessment in Northern Baja California Using GPS and InSAR/Estimación de Peligro Sísmico en el Norte de Baja California Utilizando GPS e InSAR.

Marcela Hernández, Biomedicina Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Albert Zlotnik, Physiology and Biophysics, UC Irvine). Characterization of the CXCL17/CXCR8 Mucosal Chemokine Axis/Caracterización del Eje CXCL17/CXCR8 en Mucosas.

Yuribi Ibarra Templos, Antropología, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (Host: Casey Walsh, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara). Indigenous Mexican Migrants and the Housing Loan Crisis in California/Migrantes Indígenas Mexicanos ante la Crisis Hipotecaria en California.

Rafael Lara-Resendiz, Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Barry Sinervo, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz). Thermal Ecology and Extinction Risk of Phrynosomatid Lizards/Ecología Térmica y Riesgo de Extinción de Lagartijas Phrynosomatidas.

Blanca Selenia Leon Rodriguez, Matemáticas y Física, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Host: Andrew D. McCulloch, Bioengineering, UC San Diego). Proposal to Develop and Parameterize Novel Multi-Scale Computational Models of Blood Glucose Regularion/Propuesta para el Desarrollo y Parametrización de Novedosos Modelos Computacionales Multi-Escala para la Regulación de Glucosa en la Sangre.

Diana Negrin, Geography, UC Berkeley (Host: Guillermo De la Peña Topete, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Occidente). Representation, Hypervisibility and Indigenous Youth Activism in Urban Mexico/Representación, Hipervisibilidad y el Activismo de Jóvenes Indígenas en el México Urbano.

Jorge Oliva-Uc, Photonics, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Host: Qibing Pei, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Los Angeles). Fabrication of Hybrid Dual-OLEDs and Solar Cells in Parallel Configuration Using Organic/Inorganic Materials/Fabricación de OLEDs Duales Híbridos y Celdas Solares en Configuración Paralela Usando Materiales Orgánicos/Inorgánicos.

Araceli Perez-Lopez, Biomedicina Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Manuela Raffatellu, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, UC Irvine). Development of New Strategies of Treatment to Reduce the Growth and Dissemination of Salmonella/Desarrollo de Nuevas Estrategias de Tratamiento para Reducir el Crecimeinto y Diseminación de Salmonella.
*Winner of the UC MEXUS Monarch Award for the most outstanding postdoctoral research proposal.

Aldo Armando Rodriguez Puebla, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Joel Primack, Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz). Constraining Galaxy Evolution Over the Past 12 Billion Years/Restringiendo la Evolución de las Galaxias en los Últimos 12 Mil Millones de Años.

Rodolfo Salas Lizana, Biología Comparada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Ryoko Oono, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara). Inferring Evolutionary Processes Using RAD-seq Data in Species of Lophodermium, the Dominant Fungal Endophyte in Pine Needless/Inferencias Sobre Procesos Evolutivos Usando Datos de RAD-seq en Especies de Lophodermium, el Género Dominante de Hongos Endófitos en las Agujas de Pinos.

Paula Sosenski, Ecología Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Diane Campbell, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine). The Adaptive Value of Floral Nectar, Scent, and its Combination on Ipomopsisaggregata, Ipomopsis Tenuituba and their Natural Hybrids/El Valor Adaptativo del Néctar Floral, el Aroma, y su Combinación en Ipomopsisaggregata, Ipomopsis Tenuituba y sus Híbridos Naturales.
*Winner of the UC MEXUS Monarch Award for the most outstanding postdoctoral research proposal.

Dissertation Grants

Darren Banks, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Guillermo Aguilar)
Optical Cavitation for Localized Cooling Enhancement

Hector Beltran, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Charles Briggs)
The Rise of the Mexican/American Tech Startup Boom
SCR-43

Caitlin Cavanagh, Psychology and Social Behavior, UC Irvine
(Advisor: Elizabeth Cauffman)
The Role of Family in Probationary Success for Latino Juvenile Offenders
SCR-43

Jessica Chiang, Psychology, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Andrew Fuligni)
Understanding Disease Risk Among Mexicans in the U.S.: The Impact of Early Family Stress on Inflammation and Underlying Mechanisms
SCR-43

Erin Conners, Division of Global Public Health, UC San Diego
(Advisor: Kimberly Brouwer)
Potential Role of Migration in Chagas Disease Expansion

Yasaman Damestani, Bioengineering, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Guillermo Aguilar)
Windows to the Brain (WttB): Transparent yttria-stabilized-zirconia (YSZ) cranial implants for non-invasive, chronic access to the brain for optical diagnostics and therapeutics

Charlie de la Rosa, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
(Advisors: Patricia Gowaty and Stephen Hubbell)
Effects of cattle foraging on the structure and composition of tropical deciduous forest in Sonora, Mexico

Meghan Donnelly, Anthropology, UC Davis
(Advisor: Joseph Dumit)
Violence and an Emergent Ethics of Journalism in Mexico

Eva Durazo, Community Health Sciences, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Steven Wallace)
How Ethnic Enclaves Affect Diabetes Among Older Mexican-origin Adults in the Southwest
SCR-43

Edwin Elias, Sociology, UC Riverside
(Advisors: Adalberto Aguirre and Ellen Reese)
New Dreams: The Impact of DACA on undocumented youth
SCR-43

Ruben Espinoza, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz
(Advisor: Steve McKay)
Fields in the Factory: Unpacking Precarious Labor in the Salinas Valley's Bagged Salad Industry
SCR-43

Kirby Farah, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Wendy Ashmore)
Elite domestic spaces and quotidian practices at Postclassic Xaltocan, Mexico

Mikael Fauvelle, Anthropology, UC San Diego
(Advisor: Guillermo Algaze)
Proyecto Arqueológico Fracción Mujular: Exploring Teotihuacan Influences in Domestic Contexts on Cerro Bernal, Chiapas, México

Miguel Garcia, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis
(Advisor: Robert Irwin)
Ambivalent Modernity: Science and Technology in Mexican Film, from the Golden Era and Beyond

Luz Maria Garcini, Psychology/Psychiatry, UC San Diego
(Advisors: Elizabeth Klonoff and Monica Ulibarri)
Proyecto Voces: A Study of Wellbeing among Mexican Undocumented Immigrants in San Diego
SCR-43

Tadej Gracner, Economics, UC Berkeley
(Advisors: Frederico Finan and Paul Gertler)
Cheaper Calories, Bigger Waistlines? The Role of Prices in Obesity Epidemic in Mexico

Jacqueline Lopez Gregory, Family Health Nursing, UC San Francisco
(Advisor: Catherine Chesla)
Exploring the Expression of Pain by Limited English Proficient Latino Immigrants in Language and Culturally Discordant Health Encounters
SCR-43

Sandra Gutierrez, Native American Studies, UC Davis
(Advisor: Liza Grandia)
"Juchari Uinapekua!:" Indigenous Identity, Land Struggles, and Ethno-nationalism in Michoacan's Lake Patzcuaro

Aaron Hyman, History of Art, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Elizabeth Honig)
Rubens in a New World: Prints, Authorship and Transatlantic Intertextuality

Shelley LaMon, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
(Advisor: Juan Vicente Palerm)
From the Far South to the North: The New International Migration of Indigenous Mexicans to the United States
SCR-43

Camilo Lund-Montano, History, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Waldo Martin)
Out of Order: Radical Lawyers and Revolutionary Movements in the Global Sixties

Alina Mendez, History, UC San Diego
(Advisors: David Gutierrez and Natalia Molina)
Cheap for Whom? Family Migration and Labor in the Imperial-Mexicali Borderlands, 1942-1964
SCR-43

Elizabeth Miller, Visual Arts Department, UC San Diego
(Advisor: Mariana Wardwell)
Maya Ruins in the U.S. Imagination: Critical Reflections in Art, Architecture and Archaeology 1840-1970
SCR-43

Eduardo Montoya, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Alain de Janvry)
Firms and crime: Evidence from the Mexican drug war

Keenan Morrison, Biology, UC Riverside
(Advisor: David Reznick)
The effect of reproductive mode on speciation in Cyprinodontiform fishes

Mark Ocegueda, History, UC Irvine
(Advisor: Vicki Ruiz)
Sol y Sombra: San Bernardino's Mexican American Community, 1900-1960
SCR-43

Jessica Ordaz, History, UC Davis
(Advisor: Lorena Oropeza)
Making Invisible Carceral Spaces Visible: Activism Inside Immigrant Detention Centers Along the U.S-Mexico Border, 1952-2001
SCR-43

Ulices Pina, History, UC San Diego
(Advisor: Eric Van Young)
Rebellious Citizens: National Reforms, State Formation, and the Practice of Local Governance in Jalisco, Mexico, 1915-1940

Anthony Rasmussen, Music, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Jonathan Ritter)
Hearing Change: Sonic Imaginaries in Mexico City

Jazmin Rodriguez-Jordan, Nutrition, UC Davis
(Advisor: Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr)
Introducing a Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Curriculum for Elementary Schoolchildren in Mexico: A Feasibility Study

Diana Rose, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz
(Advisor: Carolyn Dean)
Living Time, Performing Memory: Maya Ceremonies of Foundation and Renewal

Carolyn Schutten, History, UC Riverside
(Advisors: David Biggs and Catherine Gudis)
Flow and Obstruction: Modern History of the Tijuana River

Andrew Semotiuk, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
(Advisor: Darrel Jenerette)
Yoreme-Mayo Ethnobotany and Botanical Resource use in a Modern World

Fernando Serrano, History, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Kevin Terraciano)
Indigenous Workers in the Guanajuato Mines: Labor, Migration, and Capital in the Transformation of Space, 1700-1800

Jessica Stair, History of Art, UC Berkeley
(Advisors: Todd Olson and Lisa Trever)
Indigenous Literacy and Systems of Remembrance in the Techialoyan Manuscripts of Seventeenth-Century New Spain

Calandra Turner Tomaszewicz, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, UC San Diego
(Advisor: Carolyn Kurle)
Ecology and conservation of two migratory endangered species
Mildred Mathias Award

Amity Zimmer-Faust, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UC Los Angeles
(Advisor: Jennifer Jay)
Development of the Inverse Capture IMS/ATP assay for rapid detection of human contamination sources to coastal water quality in Tijuana, Rosarito, and Ensenada, Mexico

UC Faculty Small Grants

Margarita Currás-Collazo, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UC Riverside Pilot Project: Altered Hypothalamic Gene Expression in High Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice

Thomas L. Dudley, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara
Riparian restoration and invasive species control in the Lower Colorado River of northern Mexico

Inés Hernández-Avila, Native American Studies, UC Davis
Contemporary indigenous literature of Chiapas, Mexico

Kenneth Jan Hwang Loh, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
Scalable and Advanced Manufacturing of Piezoelectric Nanocomposites

Marc J. Madou, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine
Improving electrokinetic pumping performance in microfluidic devices with high-aspect-ratio carbon electrodes

Alfredo Mirandé, Sociology/Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
Behind the mask: A Zapotec third gender

Carlos Morton, Theatre and Dance, UC Santa Barbara
In search of the brown buffalo
SCR-43

Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Mi vida en la danza: A profile of Rafael Zamarripa

Leonora Saavedra, Music, UC Riverside
Carlos Chávez's Indianist music and political ideas

Emiko Saldivar, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Ethnic-Racial Formations and Racisms at the End of the Multicultural Turn in Mexico, Preliminary Research

Daniela Soleri, Environmental Studies Program, ISBER, UC Santa Barbara
Farmers' seeds selection present and past: Implications for agronomic performance, diversity conservation and crop domestication

Serguei V.Triapitsyn, Entomology, UC Riverside
Indentification of egg parasitoids of the leafhopper Dalbulus quinquenotatus, ancestor of Dalbulus maidis, an economically important maize insect pest in Mexico

Student and Postdoctoral Small Grants

Andrés E. Aguilar, Linguistics, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Gabriela Caballero)
Nahuatl Language Studies and Fieldwork

Melanie Barboni, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Axel Schmitt)
U/Th Zircon chronometry of Holocene eruptions in the Salton Sea geothermal system (California, USA) using a new high-spatial resolution dating technique

Melinda Barnadas, Visual Arts, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Teddy Cruz)
Reimagining the Artist's Position in An Ever-fluctuating Sociopolitical Landscape: Experiment in labor and Process as Visual Form

Mario Alberto Castillo, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Rosemary Joyce)
Tracing everyday lives in the late 16th century Mexican Bajio: A Grey and Primary Document Review

Paulette Cha, Health Services and Policy Analysis, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: William H. Dow)
Obesity amoung Mexican immigrants: The role of assimilation
SCR-43

Mario A. De Leo Winkler, Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Gabriela Canalizo)
Public outreach on astronomy for the UCR Campus, the City of Riverside, and Latino communities

Luz A. de Wit, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Bernie Tershy)
Preliminary study to detect presence of Toxoplasma gondii in Cedros Island, Baja California, Mexico

Katherine Ennis, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Stacy Philpott)
How do ant diets change with seasonal variation? The effects of diverse foraging strategies and limiting nutrients in a seasonally dry coffee agroecosystem

Laura E. Enríquez, Sociology,UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Ruben Rumbaut)
For Love and Papers: Mixed-Status Latino Families in the Shadows of Immigration Policy
SCR-43

Laura E. Enríquez, Sociology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Ruben Rumbaut)
Legal, "Illegal," and In Between: How Changes in Immigration Status and Access to Rights Impact Immigrant Incorporation
SCR-43

Mercedes Fernandez Oromendia, Gevirtz School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Collie Conoley)
An analysis of the relationship between biculturalism, hope, social connectedness and wellbeing in Mexican immigrants in California
SCR-43

John Gust, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Scott Fedick)
Production in Quintana Roo, Mexico: Comparative Examples from Abroad

María Esteli Jiménez Soto, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Stacy M. Philpott)
Trees with extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) and their association with arboreal ants and their parasitoids in a coffee plantation

Rafael A. Lara Resendiz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Barry Sinervo)
Thermal ecology and extinction risk of reptiles in the United States/Mexico border region. Research visit.

Sarah Morando Lakhani, School of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Taeku Lee)
Mediated Justice: How Video Teleconferencing Shapes the Deportation of Latino Immigrants
SCR-43

Leopoldo Peña, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Viviane Mahieux)
Zapotec Double Gazing: The Surplus National Citizen in the Works of Lamberto Roque Hernández

Emily Pryor, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Freya Schiwy)
Building a Research Foundation of the Tsotsil Language

Laura E. Quiñónes-Camach, Psychology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Davis)
Emotional Code-Switching in Bilingual College Students
SCR-43

Elizabeth Ramírez Ritchie, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Alain de Janvry)
Weather-indexed insurance and productivity of small-scale farmers: An impact evaluation of Mexico's CADENA program

Oscar Rivera, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Covadonga Lamar-Prieto)
Literatura y prensa colimenses en las tres primeras décadas del siglo XX

Luis A. Rodríguez, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Lia C. Haskin Fernald)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (ENSANUT México 2012) Analysis: Processed Foods, Sugar Intake, Food Insecurity and their Effects on Cardiometabolic Health

Heriberto Soto, Community Development Graduate Group, Human Ecology, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Sheryl-Ann Simpson)
The Ganas Project: A Digital Storytelling in Capturing Cultural Narratives
SCR-43

David Tenorio, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Robert Irwin)
Queer Digital Stories: Migrant Bodies

Matthew Valdez, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Margarita Curras-Collazo)
Protocol for Microdissection of Discrete Mouse Hypothermic Nuclei for Gene Expression Profiling of Neuropeptides Derived from Small Coding Regions

Irene I. Vega, Sociology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Vilma Ortiz)
Patrolling Territorial Borders, Negotiating Symbolic Boundaries: A Case Study of Mexican American Border Patrol Agents
SCR-43

Jacob Vogenberg, Biology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Louis Santiago)
Photoprotection in Dragonfruit: An Evaluation on Wild and Cultivated Species of the Yucatán

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Grants

Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, UC San Diego
Héctor Reyes Bonilla, Departamento Académico de Biología Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur

Understanding climate change effects of the distribution of target reef fish species in the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico and its consequences on artisanal fisheries
Comprendiendo los efectos del cambio climático sobre la distribución de peces de importancia comercial en el norte del Golfo de California, y sus consecuencias en la pesca artesanal

Michael Allen, Center for Conservation Biology, UC Riverside
Juan Jiménez-Osornio, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Effect of land use, soil type and agricultural practices on preserving organic soil carbon stocks
Efecto del uso del suelo, tipo del suelo y prácticas agrícolas sobre la preservación del carbono orgánico del suelo

Clarissa Anderson, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
Sarah Giddings, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
David Rivas Camargo, Oceanografía Biológica, CICESE

Tracking toxic algal blooms from Southern California Bight to northern Baja California
Seguimiento de florecimientos algales nocivos desde la Bahía del Sur de California al norte de Baja California
George E. Brown Jr. Award

Richard Appelbaum, Sociology, ISBER, UC Santa Barbara
Guillermo R. Foladori Abeledo, Unidad de Estudios en Desarrollo, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas

Nanotechnology in the Mexican industrial policy. A comparative methodological framework
Nanotecnología en la política industrial mexicana. Un marco metodológico comparativo

Barbara Byrne, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
James Moore, Wildlife Health Center, UC Davis
Axayacatl Rocha Olivares, Oceanografía Biológica, CICESE

Binational collaboration to advance research on the agent responsible for withering syndrome, a devastating abalone disease
Colaboración binacional para avanzar en la investigación sobre el agente responsable síndrome de marchitamiento, una enfermedad devastadora del abulón

Bruce Fuller, Institute of Human Developement, UC Berkeley
Rebeca Mejía Arauz, Salud, Psicología y Comunidad, ITESO

Developing an observational system of sociocultural interactions in K-1 Mexican classrooms
El desarrollo de un sistema de observación de interacciones socioculturales al nivel preescolar en México

Donovan German, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
Manuel Mendoza Carranza, Manejo Sustentable de Cuencas y Zonas Costeras, ECOSUR

Context dependence of consumer-driven ecosystem effects across a river continuum: Integrating physiology, trophic ecology, and organismal stoichiometry
La dependencia del contexto de los efectos ecosistémicos de consumidores a lo largo de un continuo de ríos: La integración de la fisiología, la ecología trófica, y la estequiometría de los organismos acuáticos

Tracey Goldstein, Wildlife Health Center, UC Davis
Gerardo Suzán Azpiri, Etología, Fauna Silvestre y Animales de Laboratorio, UNAM

Ecological and evolutionary relationships between prevalence of West Nile and Dengue viruses and the diversity of hosts and vectors
Relaciones ecológicas y evolutivas entre la prevalencia de virus del Oeste de Nilo y Dengue y la diversidad de reservorios y vectores

Hailing Jin, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Center for Plant Cell Biology, UC Riverside
J. Sergio Casas Flores, Biología Molecular, IPICyT, A.C.

The role of Trichoderma atrovidide small RNAs in the suppression of immunity of Arabidopsis thaliana through its small RNA biogenesis machinery during the establishment of a beneficial relationship
El papel de los RNAs pequeños de Trichoderma atroviride en la supresión de la inmunidad de Arabidopsis thaliana, utilizando su maquinaria de biogénesis de sRNAs durante el establecimiento de una relación benéfica

Isao Kubo, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
Juan Salazár, Ciencias Químicas, Universidad La Salle

A new connection: Low impact plant derived insecticide agents
Una nueva conexión: Derivados de plantas de bajo impacto agentes insecticida

Yat Li, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Cruz
Ana Cecilia Noguez Garrido, Instituto de Física, UNAM

Investigation of Plasmon-Enhanced Visible Light Photoactivity of Titanium Dioxide Photoelectrodes for Solar Water Oxidation
Fotoactividad aumentada por plasmones en la región de luz visible de fotoelectrodos de dióxido de titanio para la oxidación solar de agua

Marc J. Madou, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine
Sergio O. Martínez-Chapa and Víctor H. Pérez-González, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Computacional, ITESM

Modeling, design, fabrication and characterization of AC electroosmotic micropumps with high-aspect-ratio electrodes
Modelación, diseño, fabricación y caracterización de bombas de flujo electroosmótico de CA con electrodos de alto radio de aspecto

Roberto Manduchi, Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Joaquín Salas Rodríguez, CICATA Querétaro, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Computer vision-based technology to assist visually impaired people during social interaction
Interacción social asistida de personas discapacitadas visualmente mediante tecnología basada en visión por computadora

José-Felipe Martinez-Fernandez, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UC Los Angeles
Guadalupe Ruíz Cuellar, Educación, Centro de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes

Developing foundations for measuring and improving STEM instruction in Mexican classrooms at scale
Desarrollo de fundamentos para la medición y mejora de la enseñanza de matemáticas y ciencias en México

Beatriz Martinez Lopez, Medicine and Epidemiology (CADMS), UC Davis
María Cristina Chávez Sánchez, Acuícultura y Manejo Ambiental, CIAD, A.C.-Unidad Mazatlán

Epidemiological evaluation of the spatio-temporal patterns and risk factors contributing to the incidence of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and the Acute Necrosis of Hepatopancreas Syndrome (ANHS) in whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in Sinaloa state, Mexico
Evaluación epidemiológica de los patrones espacio-temporales y factores de riesgo que contribuyen a la incidencia del Síndrome de la Mancha Blanca (WSSV) y del Síndrome de la Necrosis Aguda del Hepatopáncreas (SNAH) en camarón patiblanco (Litopenaeus vannamei) en el Estado de Sinaloa, México

Brent Mishler, Integrative Biology; University and Jepson Herbaria, UC Berkeley
Philip Rundel, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, UC Los Angeles
Patricia Koleff, Análysis y Prioridades, CONABIO

Baja California and its floristic connection to the California Floristic Province: Data for climate models, floristic studies, and conservation efforts
Baja California y su conexión florística con la Provincia Florística de California: Datos para modelos climáticos, estudios florísticos y esfuerzos de conservación

Steven Morgan, Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
Lydia Ladah, Oceanografía Biológica, CICESE

Linking the spatial variability in the internal tide with cross-shelf fluxes to Baja California's rocky shores: A binational approach to quantify subsidies that sustain benthic marine resources
La liga entre la variabilidad espacial en la marea interna y flujos hacia las costas rocosas de Baja California: Una aproximación binacional para cuantificar subsidios que sostienen a los recursos marinos bentónicos

Steven Nadler, Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Gerardo Pérez Ponce de León, Zoología, UNAM

Genetic structure of two species of nematodes parasitic in North American mammals: From phylogeography to cryptic species
Estructura genética de dos especies de nemátodos parásitos de mamíferos en Norte América: De la filogeografía a las especies crípticas

Rudy Ortiz, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced
José Guadalupe Soñanez-Organis, Ciencias Químico Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad de Sonora

Pregnancy-induced shift in cardiac metabolism by activation of HIF-1 and PPARy
Embarazo induce cambios del metabolismo cardiaco por la activación de HIF-1 y PPARy

Frank Osterloh, Chemistry, UC Davis
Gerko Oskam, Física Aplicada, CINVESTAV

Optimizing charge separation and energy efficiency of dye sensitized solar cells
Optimización de separación de carga y la eficiencia energética de las celdas solares sensibilizadas por colorante

Stacy Philpott, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Helda Morales, Agricultura, Sociedad y Ambiente, El Colegio de la Fontera Sur - San Cristóbal de las Casas

Urban gardens in Santa Cruz and Santa Cristobal: A landscape for study of conservation biological control, cultural exchange, and student integration
Huertos urbanos en Santa Cruz y San Cristóbal: Un paisaje para estudiar el control biológico de conservación, el intercambio cultural y la integración estudiantil

Laurent Pilon, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Los Angeles
Roberto Parra Saldívar, Centro del Agua para América Latina y el Caribe, ITESM

Photobiological CO2 capture and fuel production for the cement industry
Captura fotobiológica de CO2 y producción de combustible de la industria cementera

Mikeal Roose, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Blanca E. Barrera-Figueroa, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad del Papaloapan

Investigation of microRNAs as potential common integrators of molecular reposes to drought and flood stresses in teosinte (Zea mays sp. parviglumis)
Investigación de microRNAs como integradores potenciales de las respuestas moleculares a estrés por sequía e inundación en teocintle (Zea mays sp. parviglumis)

Roberto Sainz, Animal Science, UC Davis
Javier G. Cantón Castillo, INIFAP

Effects of genotype and diet on lamb meat quality and nutrient content
Efectos del genotipo y de la dieta sobre la calidad y valor nutritivo de la carne de borregos

Gaurav Sant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Los Angeles
Lauren Yolanda Gómez Zamorano, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Identifying composition-microstructure-property relationships in geopolymers: Insights from experimental characterizations and thermodynamic simulation
Identificación de la relación entre la composición-microestructura-propiedades en los geopolímeros: Perspectiva desde la caracterización experimental y la simulación termodinámica

Travis Stanton, Anthropology, UC Riverside
Andrea Cucina, Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

The royal burials of Yaxuná, Yucatán, Mexico
Los entierros reales de Yaxuná, Yucatán, México

Takaaki Taira, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley
Luis Antonio Domínguez Ramírez, Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores, UNAM-Campus Morelia

Spatiotemporal variability of slip budget in subduction of the Cocos plate beneath central Mexico inferred from repeating earthquake activity: Implication for time-dependent earthquake hazard assessment
Variablidad espacio-temporal del deslizamiento de la placa de Cocos en la región central de México a partir de eventos repetitivos: Implicación para la estimación temporal del riesgo sísmico

Linda Walling, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Martín Heil, Ingeniería Genética, CINVESTAV-IPN, Unidad Irapuato

Host choice of two whiteflies, Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum: Decisions from distance and their physiological reasons
Selección del hospedero por dos especies de mosquita blanca: Decisiones por larga distancia y sus causas fisiológicas

Casey Walsh, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Yanga Villagómez Velasquez, Centro de Estudios Rurales, El Colegio de Michoacán

Groundwater use and management in the context of globalized agriculture and climate change
El uso y manejo del agua de subsuelo en el contexto de la agricultura globalizada y el cambio climático

Claude Wasterlain, Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UC Los Angeles
Luisa Lilia Rocha Arrieta, Farmacobiolgía, CINVESTAV-IPN

Studies of the antiepileptic and antiepileptogenic potential of propylparaben
Estudio del efecto potencial antiepiléptico y antiepileptogénico del propilparabeno

Updated on 01/23/15