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Graduate Research Poster and Digital Display Presentations
Tuesday, April 10th
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Campus Center Multipurpose Room

The Graduate School is announcing its third annual Celebration of Graduate Research and Creative Activities, a part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences new Research Week. This is an opportunity for graduate students across all of our disciplines to present their independent research and creative pursuits to the campus community. 

Graduate Student Research Presentation Abstracts

Nouf Alazhrani
Program: Chemistry (MS)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient*

Title of Project: CO-AGGREGATION STUDIES OF NUCLEIC ACID NANOSTRUCTURES WITH TETRACYCLINE MOLCULES

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jinglin Fu

Sharece Blakney
Program: History (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Invisible Saviors: Free Black Women and the Activism of Slave Manumission, 1820-1860

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Janet Golden

Ryan Bunch
Program: Childhood Studies (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Fun Home and Broadway’s Ghostly Queer Kids

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Meredith Bak

Paulene Castro
Undergraduate Group Members: Stephanie Gould, Megan Glenning
Program: Psychology (MA)

Title of Project: An Examination of Four Types of Spousal Involvement in a Partners’ Diabetic Diet

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kristin August

John Crowell , Carla Villacis
Other Group Members: Madeliene Alger, Douglas Zacher (MA Pyschology Alumni)
Program: Psychology (MA)

Title of Project: Strengthening Families through Collaborative Social Support: Preliminary Findings Suggest Different Outcomes for Primary and Secondary Caregivers

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kristin August

David Cruz
Program: Criminal Justice (MA)

Title of Project: Basta! No Màs Violencia!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Meloy

Mariel Delacruz, Gaylene Gordon
Program: Criminal Justice (MA)

Title of Project: Is the Latino Paradox at work in one of America’s Most Dangerous Cities?

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Meloy

Gina DiSalvo
Program: Chemistry (MS)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient*

Title of Project: Temporal Control of Encapsulant Release from Nanoparticle Loaded Polymersomes Via Single Pulse Irradiation

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sean O’Malley, Dr. George Kumi, Dr.Georgia Arbuckle-Keil, Dr.Grace Brannigan

Corey Doremus
Program: Psychology (MA)

Title of Project: The Role of Motives for Use in the Associations between Caffeine and Depression

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Naomi Marmorstein

Nicole Ferris
Program: Psychology (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient*

Title of Project: Relation of Learning on Discrimination Tasks to Academic Achievement

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Whitlow

Sara Fiorot
Program: Psychology (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Presentational payoff: The behavioral underpinnings of making a desired impression

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kristin August

Jamie Flannery
Program: Psychology (MA)

Title of Project: The relationship between pediatric sleep and daytime behavior

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lauren Daniel

Katie Fredricks
Program: Childhood Studies (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: #scholar: girls’ perceptions of computing in a New York public school

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lauren Silver

Diana Carolina García
Program: Childhood Studies (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: BUILDING BRIDGES: International Students’ Uses of Facebook

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wenhua Lu

 

Stephanie Gerace
Program: Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology Primary Care (DNP)

Title of Project: Assessment and Management of Psychological Barriers to Adherence in Primary Care Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A DNP Practice Improvement Project

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Janice M. Beitz, Dr. Nancy M. H. Pontes

 

Ashley Goodvin
Program: Psychology (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Hate as a discrete emotion from anger, contempt, and dislike

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ira Roseman

 

JuliaYael Gross
Program: Psychology (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Evaluating Child Sleep, Child HRQL and Caregiver Stress During Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lauren Daniel

 

Patrick Hanlin, Sarah Vanacore, Jorge Carvalho Pereira
Program: Psychology (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Victimization, At-Home Language, and Substance Use Outcomes Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Youth

Faculty Advisor: Dr. J.J. Cutuli

 

Molly Hartig, Gia Chawala
Program: Psychology (MA)

Title of Project: An Examination of Outness, Self-Esteem, and Relationships Among Gay and Lesbian Couples

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charlotte Markey, Dr. Jamie Dunaev

 

Brittney Ingersoll
Program: History (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Illuminating Seraglios: Brothel Guides as a Literary Device

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Janet Golden

 

Straso Jovanovski
Program: Public Affairs (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Concentrated Poverty, Racial Segregation, and Health: The Spatio-temporal Dynamics Shaping Health Outcomes across U.S. Metropolitan Regions

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul A. Jargowsky

 

Rashmi Kumari
Program: Childhood Studies (PhD)

Title of Project: “Innocence” – a Promise or Threat in the film The Girl with all the Gifts

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Meredith Bak

 

Michelle Lyttle Storrod
Program: Childhood Studies (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Do no online harm

Faculty Advisor: Dr.Lauren Silver

 

Edward Landsberg
Program: Liberal Studies (MALS)

Title of Project: Japanese Jazz: From Foreign Commodity to Cultural Trope

Faculty Advisor: Dr.Janet A. Walker

 

Ruchi Lohia
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Conformational effects of various hydrophobic-to-hydrophobic substitution located at the midpoint of the intrinsically disordered region of proBDNF

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Grace Brannigan

 

Nathaniel Marino
Program: Psychology (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Phoneme pronunciation as a social class signal.

Faculty Advisor: Michael W. Kraus

 

Alec Morrow
Program: Psychology (MA)

Title of Project: Impact of student/teacher relation on executive function in Camden preschool population

Faculty Advisor: Dr. JJ Cutuli

 

Sung Won Oh
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (PhD)

Title of Project: Biochemical Sensing Circuits Based on DNA-Scaffolded Proximity Assembly

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jinglin Fu

 

Darya Pavlenko
Program: Biology (MS)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Thyronamines

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joe Martin

 

Rosemarie Peña
Program: Childhood Studies (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Rekinning and Enfleshment in Black German Adoption

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Singley

 

Lisa Puga
Program: Childhood Studies (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: “Homeschooling is Our Protest”: A Snapshot of Urban African American Homeschooling Families Navigating the Nexus of Marginality and Liberation

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Dr. Lauren Silver

 

Ruth Pulgarin, Cassandra Coney
Program: Teaching Spanish (MAT)

Title of Project: “Digital Tools for Teaching the Humanities: A Study of Language in One Hundred Years of Solitude”

Faculty Advisor: Carla Giaudrone

 

Michaela Puryear
Undergraduate Group Members: Yara Abu Hussein, Lisa Zabuda, Casey Dandridge
Program: Psychology (MA)

Title of Project: Racial/Ethnic Specific Associations Between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Intimate Partner Violence, and Posttraumatic Stress with Past Year Alcohol Use Disorders among White, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic Black Women

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Courtenay Cavanaugh

 

Abby Robinson
Program: Chemistry (MS)

Title of Project: Wavelength specific nanoparticle mediated release of polymersomes using ultrafast single pulse irradiation

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julianne Griepenburg, Dr. Sean O’Malley

 

Madison Rogers
Program: Teaching Spanish (MAT)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Morphological Comprehension-Production Asymmetries in Spanish-English Bilinguals and Their Significance: The Case for 3rd Person -s

Faculty Advisor: Silvia Perez-Cortes

 

Catherine Rosenberg
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (PhD)

Title of Project: Measuring Volume of Upper Extremities: Validity of Direct and Approximate Approaches

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Desmond Lun

 

Jessica Schriver
Program: Childhood Studies (PhD)

Title of Project: Childproofing in the Name of Future

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Meredith Bak

 

Liam Sharp
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Domain Partitioning of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Mixed Model Membranes

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Grace Brannigan

 

Sarah Vanacore
Program: Psychology (MA)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Victimization, Assets, and Academic Outcomes: Applying a Resilience Framework

Faculty Advisor: J.J. Cutuli

 

Ryan Walker
Program: Biology (MS)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: The effects of temperature on nutritional ecology of arthropod predators

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Angélica González

 

Wenyi Wang
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Predicting Nano–Bio Interactions by Integrating Nanoparticle Libraries and Quantitative Nanostructure Activity Relationship Modeling

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hao Zhu

 

Kiersten Westley, Matthew Closter, Wanda Garcia
Program: Public Affairs (PhD)

Title of Project: The Rutgers/LEAP Enterprise:  Lessons Learned from a Birth to College Educational Pipeline

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago

 

Samantha White
Program: Childhood Studies (PhD)

Title of Project: Ebony Jr! and the Black Athlete: Race, Sport, and Children’s Media in the 1970s

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Susan Miller

 

John Whittaker
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (MS)

Title of Project: Evaluation of Classical Molecular Dynamics Force Fields Paired with Implicit Solvent in the Study of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Luca Larini

 

Curtis Williams
Program: Public Affairs (PhD)

Title of Project: Exploring Gendered Outcomes of the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lorraine C. Minnite

 

Kristen Woods
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (MS)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Oligomerization of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in domain-forming membranes

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Grace Brannigan

 

Linlin Zhao
Program: Computational and Integrative Biology (PhD)
*Dean’s Conference Travel or Research Grant Recipient* 

Title of Project: Mechanism-Driven Computational Modeling of Hepatotoxicity Based on Chemical Information, Biological Data and Toxicity Pathways

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hao Zhu