2016
UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Zaira Itzel Bedolla Valdez, Nanoestructuras, Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Adam Moulé, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UC Davis). Doping Induced Solubility Control Patterning for Organic Thin-film Transistors/Dopaje Inducido por Control de Solubilidad para Patrones de Transistores Orgánicos de Película Delgada.

Astrid Calderas, Corrosión y Materiales, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Host: Michael Jerrett, Environmental Health Sciences, UC Los Angeles). Exposure to PM2.5 and PM10 Concentrations and their Health Impact on Children Living in the Imperial Valley County (California Southeastern Region)/La Exposición a Concentraciones de Partículas PM2.5 y PM10 y su Impacto en la Salud de los Niños que Viven en el Condado del Valle Imperial (Región del Sudeste de California).

Humberto Caudana-Quintana, Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield (Host: Gilberto Mosqueda, Structural Engineering, UC San Diego). Hybrid Simulation for Assessment of the Performance of Base-isolated Buildings/Simulación Híbrida para Evaluación del Comportamiento de Edificios con Aislamiento Basal.

Zulema Gómez, Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: Adam Martiny, Department of Earth System Science, UC Irvine). Functional Traits of Microbial Communities Related to Leaf Litter Decomposition/Características Funcionales de la Comunidad Microbiana Relacionada con la Descomposición de la Hojarasta.

Diego González, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Aaron Barth, Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine). Measuring Masses of Supermassive Black Holes Using Reverberation Mapping/Midiendo Masas de Agujeros Negros Super Masivos Usando Mapeos de Reverberación.

Alejandro González Samaniego, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: James Bullock, Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine). Simulating the Smallest Galaxies: Testing Cosmology at the Threshold of Galaxy Formation/Simulando Las Galaxias Más Pequeñas: Pruebas a la Cosmología Vía la Formación de Galaxias.

Rogelio Antonio Hernández López, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University (Host: Wendell Lim, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UC San Francisco). Dissecting the Physicochemical Principles of Cell-cell Recognition and Discrimination/Disectando los Principios Físicoquímicos de Reconocimiento y Discriminación Celular.

Raúl Huerta Lavorie, Reología y Mecánica de Materiales, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: T. Don Tilley, Chemistry, UC Berkeley). Dioxygen Activation through Earth Abundant Metals: Synthesis of High-valent Vanadium, Chromium, Manganese, Iron and Cobalt-oxo Complexes/Activación de Dioxígeno Mediante Metales Terrestres Abundantes: Síntesis de Complejos Oxo con Valencia Alta de Vanadio, Cromo, Manganeso, Hierro y Cobalto.

Gisela Moncada González, Historia Moderna y Contemporánea, Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora (Host: Eric Van Young, History, UC San Diego; Co-host: Matthew Vitz, History, UC San Diego). Order and Health: Regulation of the Urban Food Market in Nineteenth Century Mexico City/Orden y salud: La Regulación del Comercio Urbano de Alimentos en la Ciudad de México del Siglo XIX.

Jesús Ángel Núñez Zimbrón, Departamento de Matemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Guofang Wei, Department of Mathematics, UC Santa Barbara). Alexandrov Geometry/Geometría de Alexandrov.

Jose Reynoso, Culture and Performance, UC Los Angeles (Host: Margarita Tortajada Quiroz, Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información de la Danza José Limón). Dance and Politics in the Construction of Post-Revolutionary Mexican Modernity/Danza y Política en la Construcción de la Modernidad Mexicana Postrevolucionaria.

Leonardo Ríos Solis, Biochemical Engineering, University College London (Host: Jay D. Keasling, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley). Synthetic Biology Tools Applied to the Design and Optimization of the Production of Anticancer Drug Taxol in S. cerevisiae/Técnicas de Biología Sintética Aplicadas para el Diseño y Optimización de la Producción del Quimioterapéutico Taxol en S. cerevisiae.

Victor Hugo Robles, Departamento de Física, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: James Bullock, Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine). Study of Stellar Feedback in Realistic Environments with Self-Interacting Dark Matter/Estudio de la Retroalimentación Estelar en Ambientes Realistas con Materia Oscura Auto Interactuante.

Nydia Tejeda, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Edward De Robertis, Biological Chemistry, UC Los Angeles). Regulation of GSK3 by Wnt Signaling and Apical-basal Cell Polarity/Regulación de GSK3 por la Señalización Wnt y la Polaridad Apico-basal.

Ana Belen Tirado Rodriguez, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Host: Oliver Hankinson, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UC Los Angeles). TCDD Inductions of w-6 and w-3 PUFA Metabolism Act Inversely on Tumor Progression/TCCD Induce el Metabolismo de w-6 y w-3 PUFA Actua Inversamente sobre la Progresión Tumoral.

Roberto Toscano-Morales, Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Host: William J. Lucas, Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis). Exploring the Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Proteins in Transport of Macromolecules through Plasmodesmata/Explorando el Rol de las Proteínas Asociadas a Reticulo Endoplásmico en el Transporte de Macromoleculas a través de Plasmodesmos.

Santiago Trueba-Sánchez, Ecologie, Evolution, Ressources Génétiques, Paléobiologie, Université de Montepellier (Host: Lawren Sack, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles). Comparing Drought Vulnerability Across Plant Communities from California and Baja California/Comparación de la Vulnerabilidad a la Sequía de Comunidades Vegetales de California y Baja California.

Alba Valdez-Tah, Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (Host: Leo R. Chavez, Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine). Addressing Sociocultural Determinants for Diagnosis and Treatment of Chagas Disease Among Yucatecan Community in Los Angeles City, California, U.S./Determinantes Socioculturales para el Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de la Enfermedad de Chagas entre los Migrantes Yucatecos en la Ciudad de Los Ángeles, California, Estados Unidos.

Dissertation Grants

Rosie Bermudez, Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCSB
(Advisor: Miroslava Chavez-Garcia)
Chicana Welfare Rights: Alicia Escalante and the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization, 1967-1974
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Araceli Calderón, Spanish and Portuguese, UCI
(Advisors: Viviane Mahieux and Catherine Benamou)
The Mexican Revolution: Ideologies of Motherhood in Mexican Cinema and Narrative

Maria del Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz, World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA
(Advisor: Mary N. Roberts)
Making Locations: Decentralizing Cultural Policies and Consolidating Art Communities in Mexico

Luis Chavez, Music, UCD
(Advisors: Zoila Mendoza and Henry Spiller)
The Utopia of Borders: On Music, Dance, and Festival in Northern Mexico

Konstantin Choumiline, Earth Sciences, UCR
(Advisor: Timothy Lyons)
Uranium isotopes as a novel proxy for oceanic redox and productivity in contrasting modern marine basins of the Gulf of California

Matthew Costa, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
(Advisor: James Leichter)
Belowground Mangrove Carbon: Spatial Patterns and Limitations on Decomposition Processes

Annie Danis, Anthropology, UCB
(Advisor: Jun Sunseri)
Archaeology of Pueblo de Abiquiu’s Historic Asequia System (New Mexico, U.S.A.)
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Luz A. de Wit, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCSC
(Advisor: Donald Croll)
Understanding the association between feral cat density and rate of exposure to Toxoplasma gondii in island inhabitants of Mexico

Rebeca Figueroa, Native American Studies, UCD
(Advisor: Steven J. Crum)
From Pueblos de Indios to Hidrocálido Citizens to Mexicans: De-Indianization through Displacement and Settler Colonial Governances

Roberto Gallardo, Sociology, UCR
(Advisor: Adalberto Aguirre)
On the Thin Blue Line: Examining the Experience Mexican-American Officers in the Los Angeles Police Department
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Eric Garcia, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCSC
(Advisor: Giacomo Bernardi)
Genomic Analysis of Disjunct Marine Fish Populations of the Northeastern Pacific and Sea of Cortez

Alma Garza, Sociology, UCI
(Advisor: Cynthia Feliciano)
Treading Borders: How College and Community Cultures Shape the Upwardly Mobile Experiences of Mexican-Origin Students
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Miriam Paloma Giottonini Badilla, Urban Planning, UCLA
(Advisor: Leobardo Estrada)
Energy efficiency as an instrument for improving the living conditions of low-income households

Angel Gonzalez Lopez, Anthropology, UCR
(Advisor: Karl Taube)
The Aztec Stone Sculpture from the Basin of Mexico Project: Distinguishing agents, discourses, identities, and changes

Rebecca Hasselbeck, Anthropology, UCI
(Advisor: Leo Chavez)
Social and Labor Relations in the United States Horse Racing Industry
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Mildred Mathias Award

Tracy Hruska, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UCB
(Advisor: Lynn Huntsinger)
Thorny transformations: Shrub encroachment, agricultural conversion, and social change in northwestern Chihuahua

Sarah Kienle, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCSC
(Advisor: Daniel Costa)
Investigating the foraging behavior of a large marine predator, the northern elephant seal

Angel Ku, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF
(Advisor: Sourav Bandyopadhyay)
Discovery and Functional Characterization of Essential Pathways in KRAS Mutant Lung Cancers Cancer to targeted health disparities in Mexican and U.S. Born Latinos
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Lina Reznicek-Parrado, Spanish and Portuguese, UCD
(Advisor: Cecilia Colombi)
Peer-to-peer Tutoring in Spanish as a Heritage Language: A Qualitative Study of Student Literacy Practices
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Silvia Rodriguez Vega, Cesar E. Chavez Dept. of Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
(Advisor: Leisy Abrego)
Healing with HeART: Resilience and Coping with Immigrant Children
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Marco Antonio Rosales, History, UCD
(Advisor: Lorena Oropeza)
Battleground Arizona: Chicanos, Conservatives and the Roots of Racial Conflict in Arizona
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Catharina Santasilia, Anthropology, UCR
(Advisor: Karl Taube)
Tlatilco: Where Things Are Hidden

Victoria Whitener, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA
(Advisor: Jennifer Jay)
Pathogen and antibiotic resistance gene dynamics in reclaimed water at agricultural sites in northern Mexico

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Grants

Daniel Anderson, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, UC Davis
María Enriqueta Velarde González, Instituto de Ciencias Marinas y Pesquerias, Universidad Veracruzana

Integrating seabird distribution and abundance with oceanographic conditions: Comparing long-term data and current information to enhance marine spatial planning, identification of ecologically important areas, and no-fish zones in the Gulf of California
Integrando información sobre distribución y abundancia de aves marinas con parámetros oceanográficos: comparación de series de tiempo de largo aliento y datos actuales para mejorar la planeación espacial marina, identificación de áreas de importancia ecológica y zonas de no-pesca en el Golfo de California

Patricia Baquedano-López, Center for Latino Policy Research, UC Berkeley
Guadalupe Adriana Crúz-Manjarrez García, Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad de Colima

Transnational Processes and Practices of Return Migration: Indigenous Yucatec Maya across Borders and Generations
Procesos transnacionales y prácticas de la migración de retorno: Mayas indígenas yucatecos a través de fronteras y generaciones

Marc Beutel, School of Engineering, UC Merced
Anne Hansen, Coordinación de Hidrología, IMTA

Experimental Assessment of Strategies to Repress Sediment Nutrient and Mercury Release in Valle de Bravo, a Drinking Water Source for Mexico City
Evaluación experimental de estrategias para reducir la liberación de nutrientes y de mercurio en sedimentos de la presa Valle de Bravo, una fuente de agua para la zona metropolitana de la Ciudad de México

Kyle Cavanaugh and Glen MacDonald, Geography, UC Los Angeles
Juan Manuel López Vivas, Ciencias Marinas y Costeras, UABCS

Historical trends in the distributions of seagrasses and mangroves along California-Baja California coastal lagoons
Las tendencias históricas en la distribución de los pastos marinos y manglares a lo largo de las lagunas costeras de California-Baja California

Daniel P. Costa, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
Juan Pablo Gallo-Reynoso, Unidad Guaymas, CIAD, A.C.

Deep search hunting vs. deep arrival and departure: Predator-prey strategies of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) and northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico
Búsqueda y cacería en la profundidad vs arribo y salida en la profundidad: estrategias predador-presa del tiburón blanco (Carcharodon carcharias) y el elefante marino del norte (Mirounga angustirostris) en la Isla Guadalupe, México

Sheila David, Chemistry, UC Davis
Luis Brieba de Castro, Langebio, CINVESTAV-IPN

Structural Studies of Iron–sulphur cluster-less MutYs
Estudios estructurales de MutYs carentes del cluster de hierro-azufre

Lara Dolecek, Electrical Engineering, UC Los Angeles
Gordana Jovanovic-Dolecek, Electrónica, INAOE

Channel Coding and Signal Processing for Resilient, Ultra-Dense Memories
Codificación de Canal y Procesamiento de Señales para Recuperación de Memorias Ultra-Densas

Zhiliang Fan, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
Wilberth Chan Cupúl, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecurias, Universidad de Colima

Mechanism of Increasing Ligninolytic Enzyme Activities of Fungal Co-Cultures Between White-rot Fungi and Soil Borne Micromycetes
Mecanismo del Incremento de las Actividades Enzimáticas Ligninolíticas en Co-Cultivos Fúngicos entre Hongos de la Pudrición Blanca y Micromicetos del Suelo

Oliver Fiehn, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genome Center, UC Davis
Rubén Rellan-Alvarez, Unidad de Genómica Avanzada, Langebio, CINVESTAV-IPN

The role of phospholipids in maize adaptation to Mexican highlands
El papel de los fosfolípidos en la adaptación del maíz a los valles altos de México

Elena Flowers, Physiological Nursing and Institute for Human Genetics, UC San Francisco
María Luisa Lazo de la Vega Monroy, Ciencias Médicas/División de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guanajuato-Campus León

Circulating MicroRNAS Associated with Diabetes Risk in Latinos
MicroRNAs Circulantes Asociados con Riesgo de Diabetes en Latinos

Michael Furlong and Erin Dowdy, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, UC Santa Barbara
Karen Nylund-Gibson, Education, UC Santa Barbara
Leticia Chacón Gutiérrez, Educación y Desarrollo Humano, Universidad De La Salle Bajío
Leobardo Armando Ceja Bravo, Escuela de Diseño, Universidad de La Salle Bajío

Cross-Validation of the Social Emotional Health Survey-Higher Education for Mexican and United States College Students: A Research Partnership to Foster Student Well-Being
Validación Cruzada del Cuestionario de Salud Socio Emocional-Educación Superior para Estudiantes de Universidades Mexicanas y de Estados Unidos: Colaboración en Investigación para Fortalecer el Bienestar de los Estudiantes

William Gelbart, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Los Angeles
Jaime Ruíz-García, Instituto de Física, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Development of In Vitro Reconstituted Virus-Like Particles for Vaccine and Drug Delivery Applications
Desarrollo de Partículas Tipo Virus Reconstituidas In Vitro para Aplicaciones como Vacunas y Entrega de Medicamentos

Josh Graff Zivin, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
Piotr Evdokimov, Economía, ITAM

The Effect of Pollution on Worker Productivity, Economic Preferences, and Strategic Behavior
Efecto de la contaminación en la productividad de los trabajadores; preferencias económicas y comportamiento estratégico

Andrew Gray, Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside
Alejandro Hinojosa Corona, Geología, CICESE

Assessment of blue carbon stocks and long-term carbon storage in seagrass meadows of Bahía San Quintín, Baja California, México
Evaluación de la captura y almacenamiento de carbón por pastos marinos en la Bahía San Quintín, Baja California, México

Richard Grosberg, Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis
Luis Gerardo Hernández Moreno, Ciencias Marinas y Costeras, UABCS

The resiliency of corals and climate change: Can hosts and symbionts jointly respond to warming oceans?
La resiliencia de los corales y el cambio climático: ¿pueden responder conjuntamente al calentamiento de los océanos los hospederos y los simbiontes?

Francisco Alberto Grünbaum, Mathematics, UC Berkeley
Manuel Domínguez de la Iglesia, Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM

Birth-and-Death Probabilistic Processes and Orthogonal Polynomials: Scalar and Matrix-Valued Models
Polinomios Ortogonales y Procesos Probabilísticos de Nacimiento y Muerte: Modelos Escalares y Matriciales

Hoi Ying Holman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley
Luisa Isaura Falcón Alvarez, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM

Towards Cyanobacteria as biocatalizers of CO2 conversion to mineral precipitations, fuel and chemicals
Cianobacterias como biocatalizadoras de conversión de CO2 a precipitados minerales, combustibles y productos químicos

Robert McKee Irwin, Spanish and Portuguese/Cultural Studies, UC Davis
Guillermo Alonso Meneses, Estudios Culturales, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Humanizing Deportation: Creating a Digital Storytelling Archive
Humanizando la Deportación: Creando un Archivo de Narrativas Digitales

Bernard Jackson, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS), UC San Diego
Ernesto Aguilar-Rodriguez, Instituto de Geofísica/Unidad Michoacán, UNAM

Exploration of Inner-heliospheric structure by adapting the UCSD Time-dependent 3D-Reconstruction Analysis to the Mexican Array Radio Telescope Data
Exploración de la estructura de la heliosfera interna mediante la adaptación del análisis de reconstrucción 3D, dependiente del tiempo, de la UCSD, a los datos del Radio Telescopio de Centelleo Interplanetario (MEXART)

Kathleen R. Johnson, Earth System Science, UC Irvine
Laura E. Beramendi-Orosco, Instituto de Geología, UNAM

Reconstructing climate change for the recent past using Mexican tree rings and cave deposits
Reconstrucción de cambios climáticos del pasado reciente para México usando anillos de árbol y depósitos de cuevas

Paul Koch, Division of Physical and Biological Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
Burney Le Boeuf, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz

David Aurioles-Gamboa, Pesquerías y Biología Marina, CICIMAR-IPN Foraging Elephant Seals: Revelations from a Dental Diary
Forrajeo de Elefantes de Mar: Revelaciones de un Diario Dental

Jack Levin, Laboratory Medicine, UC San Francisco
Jaime Zaldívar Rae, Coordinación de Investigación, Universidad del Mayab, S.C.

Variation in Immune Response of the Endangered Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus: A Tool for Biomonitoring the Health of Coastal Lagoons in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Variación en la Respuesta Inmune de la Especie Amenazada Cacerolita de Mar, Limulus polyphemus: Una Herramienta para el Biomonitoreo de la Salud de Lagunas Costeras en la Península de Yucatán, México

Juliette Levy, History, UC Riverside
Michael Bess, Historia, CIDE

Visualizing Mexico: 100 Years of Interactive Maps
Visualizar a México: Cien Años de Mapas Interactivos

Polina Lishko, Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Takuya Nishigaki, Genética de Desarrollo y Fisiología Molecular, Inst. de Biotecnología, UNAM

Functional coupling between sperm-specific Na+/H+ exchanger (sNHE) and sperm-specific Ca2+ channel (CatSper) in mammals
Acoplamiento funcional entre intercambiador Na+/H+ específico al espermatozoide (sNHE) y canal de Ca2+ especifico al espermatozoide (CatSper) en mamíferos

Eduardo Macagno, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego
Alejandro Sánchez-González, Facultad de Ciencias, UABC

Exchange Training Program in Neural Development for UCSD and UABC Undergraduates
Programa de Entrenamiento en Desarollo Neural para Intercambio de Estudiantes de Pre-grado de UABC y UCSD
George Brown Award

Juan F. Medrano, Animal Science, UC Davis
Pablo Luna-Nevárez, Ciencias Agronómicas y Veterinarias, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Genomic analyses of thermo-tolerance in Holstein dairy cattle managed during summer in southern Sonora, Mexico
Análisis genómico de termo-tolerancia en ganado Holstein manejado durante el verano en el sur de Sonora, Mexico

Richard Montgomery, Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz
Héctor Sánchez Morgado, Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM

Variational methods for the N-body problem
Métodos variacionales para el problema de N-cuerpos

Edward Platzer, Nematology, UC Riverside
Rafael Pérez Pacheco, CIIDIR-IPN OAXACA

Biological Control of Mosquitoes with Nematodes and Cryopreservation of Nematodes
Control Biológico de Mosquitos con Nematodos y Criopreservación de Nematodos

Daniel Potter, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Jaime Martínez Castillo, Unidad de Recursos Naturales, CICY, A.C.

Incipient domestication of Huaya India (Melicoccus oliviformis Kunth) in the Tierras Bajas Mayas region of Mexico
Domesticación incipiente de la Huaya India (Meliccocus oliviformis Kunth) en las Tierras Bajas Mayas de México

G. Aleph Prieto and Carl W. Cotman, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, UC Irvine
Rafael Gutiérrez, Departamento de Farmacologia, CINVESTAV-IPN

Probing mixed synaptic transmission and its plasticity at synaptic level
Análisis de la transmisión sináptica mixta y su plasticidad directamente en la sinapsis

Ala Qattawi, School of Engineering, UC Merced
Mauricio Garza-Castañón, Física y Matemáticas, División de Ingeniería y Tecnologías, Universidad de Monterrey

Material Characterization of Nickel based Alloys Components Produced by Direct Metal Laser Sintering under Various Service Temperatures
Caracterización de Materiales de Componentes de Aleaciones Base Níquel Producidas por Sinterización Directa Metal Laser bajo Varias Temperaturas de Servicio

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz
William Lee Alardín, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM

Simulations of Post-Merger Accretion Disks: Implications for Short Gamma-Ray Bursts and R-Process Nucleosynthesis
Simulaciones de Discos de Acrecion Producto de Fusiones Binarias: Consecuencias para Destellos de Rayos Gamma y Nucleosintesis por Proceso-r

Victoria L. Sork, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
Antonio González-Rodríguez, Laboratorio de Genética de la Conservación, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad, UNAM

Landscape genomics of Quercus castanea in the Cuitzeo Basin, Michoacan, Mexico
Genómica a nivel de paisaje en Quercus castanea en la cuenca de Cuitzeo, Michoacán, México

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

Postclassic Maya Population Dynamics on the Northern Caribbean Coast
Dinámicas poblacionales del periodo posclásico de los mayas de la costa norte del Caribe

Sheldon Tan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Riverside
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, Electrónica, INAOE

Learning Based Thermal Behavioral Modeling, Optimization, Occupancy Estimation for Smart Buildings
Modelado Comportamental Térmico basado en Aprendizaje, Optimización y Estimación de Ocupación en Edificios Inteligentes

Michael Toney, Chemistry, UC Davis
Rogerio Sotelo-Mundo, Tecnología de Alimentos de Origen Animal, CIAD, A.C.

Molecular Studies of Shrimp Pathogens
Estudios Moleculares de Patógenos del Camarón

Aradhna E. Tripati and Jonathan L. Mitchell, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UC Los Angeles
Priyadarsi Debajyoti Roy, Geoquímica, Instituto de Geología, UNAM

The effects of abrupt warming on climate and hydrology in subtropical Mexico
Los efectos del calentamiento global abrupto en el clima y la hidrología del México subtropical

Marcela Uhart, One Health Institute, UC Davis
Gerardo Suzán Azpiri, Etología, Fauna Silvestre y Animales de Laboratorio, FMVZ, UNAM

Ecology and Phylogeny of Co-infections Transmitted by Arthropod Vectors in the U.S.-Mexico Border
Ecología y filogenia de co-infecciones transmitidas por vectores artrópodos en la frontera México-EUA

Guofang Wei, Mathematics, UC Santa Barbara
Pablo Suárez Serrato, Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM

Contemporary Techniques in Differential Geometry: Metric measure spaces and geometric flows
Técnicas Contemporaneas en Geometría Diferencial: Espacios métricos de medida y flujos geométricos

Tony Yaksh, Anesthesiology, UC San Diego
Juan Miguel Jiménez-Andrade, Unidad Académica Multidisciplinaria Reynosa Aztlán, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Reynosa

Immunity in the development of the neuropathic pain state
El sistema immune en el desarrollo del dolor neuropático

Jingsong Zhang, Chemistry, UC Riverside
Gabriel J. Vázquez, Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas, UNAM

Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Diatomic Free Radicals at the Quantum-state Precision: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study
Espectroscopía y dinámica de radicales libres diatómicos a precisión de estado cuántico: Estudio combinado experimental y teórico

UC Faculty Small Grants

Margarita Currás-Collazo, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UC Riverside
Optimizing qPCR primers for anorexigenic and orexigenic neuropeptide genes likely associated diet-induced diabetes

Ellen A. Dean, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Herbarium Study of Lycianthes (Solanaceae)

Wilfred A. Elders, Earth Sciences, UC Riverside
The Potential Contribution of Geothermal Resources to "Clean Energy Across the Border": A comparative study of the situation in Mexico and the U.S.A.

Laura E. Enríquez, Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Irvine
What Good is this Diploma? A Pilot Study Investigating the Career Attainment and Economic Mobility of UC Undocumented Alumni
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Janet E. Foley, Center for Vectorborne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
A binational investigation of a Rocky Mountain spotted fever epidemic on the U.S.-Mexico border

Anabel Ford, ISBER/MesoAmerican Research Center, UC Santa Barbara
Relationships between Ancient Maya Settlement and Soil Fertility and Drainage: Developing Collaborative Research on Tropical Sustainability

Sidra J. Goldman-Mellor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, UC Merced
Planning a new collaboration: Mental health epidemiology in Mexican-Americans
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Trevor W. Hayton, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara
New Approaches for the Synthesis of Atomically Precise Group 13 Nanoclusters

Inés Hernández-Avila, Native American Studies, UC Davis
Revision and Presentation of Documentary on CELALI, Chiapas, Mexico

María Covadonga Lamar Prieto, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside
Spanish of California Lab (SOCALab) project I: From Manuscripts to Digital D
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Juliette Levy, History, UC Riverside
REDMUGEN: The International Colloquium of History of Women and Gender

Christoph Lossin, SOM Neurology, UC Davis
Myotonia pharmacology

Rudy M. Ortiz, School of Natural Sciences, MCB, UC Merced
Advancing Collaborative Opportunities between Universidad de Sonora and UC Merced

Mark A. Sistrom, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced
A need for extensive California cone snail venom chemistry and ecological habitat description across time and space

Greer Sullivan, Center for Healthy Communities, School of Medicine, UC Riverside
Latino Health Riverside Video Project
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J. Giles Waines, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Relationship of root architecture with total plant biomass and seed yield in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) under glasshouse conditions

Karsten Zengler, Pediatrics, Systems Biology Research Group, UC San Diego
Metabolic modeling of a microbial consortium for advanced wastewater treatment

Jingsong Zhang, Dept. of Chemistry and Air Pollution Research Center, UC Riverside
Preparation for a UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Research Proposal

Student and Postdoctoral Small Grants

Jeffrey Adler, Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Maziar Toosarvandani)
The Investigation and documentation of tone in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec

Adela Amaral, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Rosemary A. Joyce)
The Ethnohistory and Archaeology of a Maroon Reduccion

Laura Daly, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture Program, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Sheryl-Ann Simpson)
Participation Explosions: New approaches in the struggle to amplify citizen voice in Mexico

Vanessa Delgado, Sociology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Laura Enriquez)
The Impact of DACA and DAPA on the Legal Consciousness of Undocumented Immigrants
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Yessica Garcia Hernandez, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Jillian Hernandez)
Understanding Mexican Music Across Borders: Forming Dialogues Between Chicanx and Mexican Scholars about the Politics of Music and Violence
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Bernard Joseph Gordillo, Music, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Leonora Saavedra)
Luis Abraham Delgadillo in Mexico City (1921-1925)

Armand Gutierrez, Sociology, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Abigail Andrews)
Between Here and There: An Analysis of How and Why Second-Generation Mexican- and Filipino-Americans Maintain Transnational Ties
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Randall Long, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Tom Dudley)
Surveys of Insect Communities in the Colorado River Delta

Jessica Love-Nichols, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Mary Bucholtz)
Orgullosamente Indígena: Creating sociolinguistic justice through collaborative activism

Deyanira Nevarez Martinez Planning, Policy and Design, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Victoria Basolo)
The Persistence of Poverty in Colonias along the U.S.-Mexico Border
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Michelle-Yvette Osorio Luis, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Lillian Cruz-Orengo)
Field Research Experience and Rural Veterinary Work in Mexico

Leslie Rose Perkins, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Travis Stanton)
Burials, Trade, and Pilgrimage at Postclassic Cozumel, Mexico

Roxanne Radpour, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Ioanna Kakoulli)
Terahertz-Time Domain Spectroscopy Studies on Mexican Cultural Heritage

Luis A. Rodríguez, School of Medicine, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: Jaime Sepúlveda)
National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT 2016) Analysis: Nutritional Status and Diabettes among the Mexican Population

Patrick Rohrer, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Travis Stanton)
Proyecto de Interacción Política de Yucatán (PIPCY)

Ruben Irvin Rojas Valdes, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell)
Attendance to the Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment

Maria Sayil Camacho, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Robert Rhoads)
The Latina/o Postdoctoral Workplace Experience: Deconstructing U.S. Race Relations and Social Hierarchies
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Steven Edward Schmidt, Sociology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: David Smith)
Globalization and Urban Development in Mexico City's Historic Center

Meredith Van Natta, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: Howard Pinderhughes)
Risky Bodies: Health, Citizenship, and the Biopolitics of Undocumented Immigration
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Updated on 01/16/17