UCLA Student Research at Peking University


Titles of student research projects from 2010-2017, and the Peking University faculty advisers.


2017

Student  Major  PKU Faculty Advisor   Research Title
 Dennis Dea Human Biology & Society  Wei Zhao Analyzing the Effectiveness of Cardiac Rehabilitation with Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
 Yanyi (Jenny) Ding Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Hong Wu
Manipulating prostate tumor microenvironment through PI3K pathway blockade and immune checkpoint inhibition
 Terrence Lee Ecology, Behavior and Evolution You-Yong Lu Plasmid construction and exploration of the CagA gene in Helicobacter pylori
 Yan Lin Environmental Health Sciences Xinghua Qiu  Evaluating the Effects of Secondhand Smoke (SHS) on Inflammation and Endothelial Dysfunction
 Jesus Lopez Baltazar Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  Yanglong Hou  Seeded-Growth Synthesis and Characterization of Hybrid Au-Fe3O4 Heterostructured Nanoparticles
 Tarokh Mollafarajzadeh  Psychobiology  Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu  AQP1 and EAAT2 Expression and Localization in Neural Stem Cells
 Spencer Ng  Biology Mingliang Pu  Visual Training with Asymmetrical Visual Input: Clinical Study Utilizing a Binocular Approach with Virtual Reality for Amblyopia Therapy
 Stevyndennis (Dennis) Onngo  Psychobiology Gui-Qiang Wang  Tbet Expression is Associated with Immune Characteristic in Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients.
 Sara Rashidi  Psychobiology  Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu DREAM Expression in Primary Culture of Astrocytes
 Rossana Rico  Bioengineering  Zigang Ge  Expression of SNF2L, SNF2H, BRAHMA, and BRG1 in BMSCs after application of nsPEFs
 Jeffrey Wang Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology  Heping (Peace) Cheng  Investigating the link between Kruppel-like factor 2 (KLF2) and matrix metalloproteinase 2 and 9 (MMP2/9) in promoting human prostate carcinoma.
 Yao Yang Materials Engingeering  Dapeng Yu   Studies of Nanostructured Materials with Aberration-Corrected STEM
 Chen Yi (Celina) Yang Psychobiology  Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu  Transfection of Mutant Neuroglobin to Astrocyte Cell Cultures of ICR Mice
 Gestina Yassa Computational and Systems Biology  Ming Jiang Determination of Optical Coefficients of Tissue Phantoms
 Zhenchen Zhang Electrical Engineering  Lingyang Song  Indoor 3D Mapping and Navigation System Using Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

 

2016

 Student Major  PKU Faculty Advisor Research Title
 Jodutt Basrawi Engineering Geology Qinghua Huang Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in the Context of Geothermal Reservoir Exploration
 Garrett Blair Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience  Chenjian Li & Eric Yun Liang  In-Vivo Calcium Imaging in the Rat Dorsal Striatum
 Sarah Chang  Psychobiology  Shao-Qing Cai Study of “Additive Effect” Using Ginsenosides As Research Subjects
 Alison Hildebrandt  Neuroscience  You Wan Chemogenetic inhibition of glutamatergic neurons in the ventral hippocampus show sex dependent effects on anxiety behavior in mice
 Sojeong Jun  Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology  Xian Wang  Insulin-regulated Secretory Pathway in Drosophila Fat Body Metabolism
 Susan Lei Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology  Rui-Ping Xiao  Endogenous Expression of MG53 in C2C12 Cells and Neonatal Rat Ventricular Myocytes under Fatty Acid and Glucose Stimulations
 Li Li Biology Ming-liang Pu  The Distribution of Retinal Ganglion Rells (RGC) in Cats
 Yan Lin Environmental Health Sciences  Xinghua Qiu  Does the smoking inhibitory policy in Beijing reduce the exposure to second hand smoke?
 Benjamin Lin Mathematics/Applied Science  Shao-Qing Cai  Study on the Effective Forms and Mechanism of Paeoniae Radix Rubra: Dynamic Change Process of Noxious Heat Blood Stasis Syndrome in Rats
 Christine Sun MIMG with a Bioinformatics minor  Ge Gao  Annotating and Functionally Characterizing Human Long Noncoding RNA
 Brandon Tsai Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology  Hong Wu PTEN regulation of m6A-dependent miRNA processing

2015

Major

PKU Faculty Advisor

Research Title

Maria Perez  Mechanical Engineering  Dongxiao Zhang  The Application of BFGS-Quasi-Newton Method in Hydrocarbon Phase Stability Testing
Lillian Lai Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology  Zhi Lu  Aquaporins Expression in Different Injury Models
Diane Villaroman  Neuroscience  Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu  Aquaporins Expression in Different Injury Models
Amy Yu Biochemistry Hong Wu Developing a Novel Quantification Method for Low-Abundance Polyphosphoinositide Species in Cultured Cells
Xiaobi Michelle Kuang  Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 
Mei Zheng
 
Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by Fine Particles: Identification of redox active components and major sources responsible for ROS formation
Xu "Jessica" Zhang  Math
 Da-Yue Chen
Topological representation of big data
 
Tianqin Cai
Mechanical Engineering 
 
Hao Wang
Dynamics, Simulation & Removal of Fine Particles in Aerosol
 
Runyang "Nic" Lou
 Environmental Science
 Zhi Lu
The Role of Parks in the Preservation of Amphibian and Reptile Populations in an Urban Landscape
 
Brandon Liauw
Biophysics
 
Xiaoli Tian
 Determining the function of the XRCC4 gene in human umbilical vein endothelial cell senescence
Yan Lin
 
Environmental Health Sciences 
 Xinghua Qiu
Interaction between second hand smoke (SHS) , polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure (PAHs) exposure and oxidative damage: a biomarker-based trial between Los Angeles and Beijing
 
Brian Khoa Nguyen
Developmental Biology, minor in Electrical Engineering
 
Wei Zhao
 Assessing if HIP-55 can Inhibit AngII-Induced Apoptosis in H9C2 Cells
Ziyi Zhuang
 
Math
Da-Yue Chen
 
A Lost Child in a Shopping Center and Particles on a Finite Graph

 

2014

Student Name 

Major

PKU Faculty Advisor

Research Title

Laurel Clare Microbiology Immunology & Molecular Genetics Shi-Qiang Wang Concentration Dependent Effects of Zinterol and Salbutamol on GRK2 Trafficking in Cardiomyocytes
Brian Dang Biology You-Yong Lu Analysis of subclonal heterogeneity in a diffuse-type gastric cancer patient based on single-cell sequencing
Ruolin Fan Computer Science Kaigui Bian Hedis and Todis - Neighbor Discovery Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks
Matin Fouladinejad Computer Science Xiaoru Yuan 3D Gesture Interaction with the Leap Motion for Flow Data Analysis
Zohal Ghulam-Jelani Neuroscience Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu Intercellular pH change in cultured astrocytes after injury is independent of calcium and astrogliosis 
Brianna Lam Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Gui-Qiang Wang Determining cytokine profiles in Autism Spectrum Disorder children
Kai Matsuka Aerospace Engineering Yu-Feng Zheng Fatigue analysis on self-expandable NiTi stent using finite element analysis
Shaun Veran Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Zhuan Zhou Investigations into CIVDS within DRG neurons through the Patch-Clamp technique
Viet Vo Physics Da-Peng Yu Electrically-Driven Single n-CdSe Nanowire/p-Si Heterojunction Light Emitting Diode
Jia Wang Materials Science and Engineering Xiao-Dong Hu A novel substrate technology in the epitaxial growth of group-III-nitrides on silicon
Justin Wang Bioengineering Zi-Gang Ge Interpenetrating network cryogels of gelatin and polyethylene glycol for cartilage tissue engineering
Calvin Wong Environmental Health Sciences Mei Zheng Characterization of PM 2.5, Particulate Number, and Carbon Dioxide Concentrations near Major Highway in Beijing, China
Joshine Wongso Mathematics/Economics Da-Yue Chen Markov Chains to Forecast Los Angeles Crime Rate
Nu Yu Environmental Health Sciences Xinghua Qiu Biological Marker Analysis for Airborne Particulate Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure
Kaiwen Zheng Electrical Engineering Kaigui Bian Symbiosis of Heterogenous Wireless Network in TV White Space

2013

 Student Name

Major

PKU Faculty Advisor

Research Title

Karen Chaw Computer Science Xiao-Ying Zheng The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Depression Among the Elderly in Beijing
Scarlett Chen Biology Rui-Ping Xiao Potential role of MG53 in aging
Xiaolong Jiang Computer Science Yizhou Wang Kinematic and Dynamic Simulation of Interceptive Behaviors
Nikolaos Karianakis Computer Science Yizhou Wang How can Representation Learning deal with the problem of nuisance variability in Computer Vision?
Joonhee Kim Molecular, Cell & Developmental Bio Hong-Wei Guo HUA ENHANCER2 is important for the growth and development of Arabidopsis independent of post-transcriptional gene silencing
Benjamin Lee Biophysics Hong-Wei Guo LAPD (Luciferase Assisted Proteome Detection) Platform for Plant Systems Biology
Eva Lee Psychobiology Pei-Yu Wang Growth and development in children with picky eating behavior: a cross-sectional study
Jessica Liu Biochemistry Ming Liang Pu Characterization of Alpha Ganglion Cell Distribution in the Cat Retina using RNA-Binding Protein with Multiple Splicing Antibody
Taryn McLaughlin Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu Effects of glutamate and substance P on DREAM and prodynorphin expression levels in astrocytes and neurons
Vivian Tran Psychology Kai-Yuan Fu The Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Normal and TMD Patients
Michelle Wong Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu Characterization of DREAM in Astrocytes and Neurons in Response to Pain Modulators, Bradykinin and Glutamate
Wei Wu Electrical Engineering Dongxiao Zhang Accelerating the Reservoir Simulator using Circuit Simulation Techniques

2012

 Student Name

Major

PKU Faculty Advisor

Research Title

Tammy Chang Electrical Engineering Anpeng Huang Hybrid Scheduling Method for Large VoIP Packet Delivery
Jonathan Chiang Human Genetics Shao-Qing Cai Isolation of Chemical Constituents of Tufuling
Ian Ferguson Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Long Wang Powered Ankle Prosthesis
Matthew Hecht Chemistry/Materials Science Li Yan Using DGU to Separate Carbon Nanotubes
Asael Papour Electrical Engineering Qiushi Ren Optical System for Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT) Imaging Device
Regan Patterson Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Mei Zheng Comparison of Particle Deposition in the Respiratory Tracts of Children and Adults in LA and Beijing using Multiple-Path Particle Dosimetry Model
Jeffrey Schwartz Physics and Astronomy Kai Wu Hydrogen-Bonding Networks in Self Assembled Monolayers
Jean Shen Molecular, Cell & Developmental Bio Gui-Qiang Wang Diminished expression of FBX4 in hepatocellular carcinoma
Michiko Suwoto Molecular, Cell & Developmental Bio You Yong Lu Androgen Receptor (AR) Expression in Gastric Cancer Cell Lines
Helen Vuong Neurobiololgy Ming Liang Pu Morphological Interactions between Dopamine Amacrine Cells and Intrinsic Photosensitive Ganglion Cells
Steven Weiss Computer Science Tao Wang Wireless Transmission on GNU Radio
Drake Williams Dentistry Shi-Qiang Wang Acute Angiotensin II treatment delays T-tubule remodeling
Dalia Zhang Physiological Science Yi Zhu Stimulate DA Neurons and Record DA Release in Striatum

2011

Student Name 

Major

PKU Faculty Advisor

Research Title

Tammy Chang
Electrical Engineering Anpeng Huang Hybrid Scheduling Method for Large VoIP Packet Delivery
David Cohen Electrical Engineering
Hong-Bin Zha Determining Driver Behavior from Holistic Visual Features
Yasaman Demehri Physiological Science Rui-ping Xiao Screening for Novel β2-Adrenergic Receptor Agonists
Xin (Sharon) Guan Chemistry and Biochemistry Kai Wu Electrodeposition of Thermoelectric SbxTey Nanowires
Hien Huynh Electrical Engineering Gang Huang Embedding V8 Module in Nginx to Run JavaScript Applications at the Server
Niloufar Iranmanesh Physiological Science Shao-Qing Cai Determination of Eight Compounds of Cinnamon Twig by HPLC
Brandon Lanthier Civil Engineering Don Zhang A Study of TOUGHREACT_V1.21 and Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
Ian McRae Chemical Engineering Zhen Yang Synthesis of Micrandilactone A Skeleton
Arefeh Orouji Physiological Science Shao-Qing Cai The effect of Angelica sinensis on the blood of Rats
Jamie Tran Molecular, Cell & Developmental Bio Gui-Qiang Wang Overexpression of miR-9 in HepG2 cells results in reduced cell adhesion and increased cell invasion
Vincent Tse Integrative Biology and Physiology John Wang Overexpression of miR-9 in HepG2 cells results in reduced cell adhesion and increased cell invasion
Daniel Wen Electrical Engineering Qi-Huang Gong Photovoltaic Properties of PBDTC10DBT Polymer Solar Cell
Bingjun Xiao Electrical Engineering Ru Huang mrFPGA: A Novel FPGA Architecture with Memristor-Based Reconfiguration
Defeng Xu Computer Science Xiaoming Li Opportunistic Check and Forward: Recovery from Black Hole Attacks for Location Based Routing

2010

Student Name 

Major

PKU Faculty Advisor

Research Title 

Robert Cunningham
Physics/Applied Mathematics Xiaodong Hu An Investigation into Gallium-Nitride Type III Semiconductors
Peichi (Justin) Liu Materials Science and Engineering Xiaodong Hu GaN Growth with Low Dislocation Density on Patterned Sapphire Substrate
Drew Morton Neuroscience Mingliang Pu Survival of Melanopsin Expressing ipRGCs in Thy1-CFP DBA/2j Mice, a model for Glaucoma
Chunyi Peng Computer Science Xiaoming Li EPS: Find Parking on the Go
Katherine Rosen Biochemistry Zeng-Yi Chang Using Combinatorial RNA Interference to Elucidate the Genetic Interactions of Sir-2.1 in Caenorhabditis elegans
Shirley Sui Neuroscience Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu Functional Study of Critical Proteins, Neuroglobin and DREAM, in Primary Cultures of Mus musculus Neural Cells
Zhanyong Wang Computer Science Li-Ping Wei Systematic Meta-analysis of Genetic Susceptibility Underlying Autism
Sheng Wei Computer Science Anpeng Huang FPGA Implementation of HD Video Deblocking Filter Using C-to-Hardware Synthesis
Allison Wong Biochemistry Shao-Qing Cai The Isolation and Identification of Bioactive Constituents of Ephedra sinica