CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division

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J0501 — Fourth Place
Mohnish Alishala, Grade 8
Biodiesel: The Future Generation Fuel
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0502
Suraj K. Anand, Grade 8
Conserved Regions of Coagulation Factors III, VIII, and XII's Percent, Location, and Function in Diverse Species
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Acres
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J0503
Joseph S. Campbell, Grade 6
Acid Base Effect on Catalase
Advisor: Mr. Timothy Miser
School: Valley Oaks Charter School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0504
Aathith Chandrasekaran, Grade 7
Ian S. Kim, Grade 7
Investigating the Deactivators of Enzymatic Browning
Advisor: Mr. Jon Estay
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0505
Kyra Jan S. Cruz, Grade 8
Developing a Model of an Artificial Pancreas
Advisor: Mrs. Vicky Rioux
School: St. Rose McCarthy School, Hanford, Kings County
J0506 — Third Place
Akshaya Ganesan, Grade 7
Do Common Genetically Modified Foods Carry Tnos and CAMV 35S Promoter Genes?
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer East
School: Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
J0507
Lukas A. Jarasunas, Grade 7
Drip, Drip, Drip: Which Ice Cream to Choose on a Hot Day to Avoid a Big Melted Mess?
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J0508 — Second Place
Elisha D. Johnston, Grade 7
Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of a Safe Promising Treatment for Chronic Joint Pain
Advisor: Mr. Paul Burns
School: Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
J0509
Dominic C. Jones, Grade 7
Comparing the Vitamin C Levels in Various Vegetables after Steam Cooking
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0510
Prabhdeep Kaur, Grade 8
Grainy Gluten
Advisor: Mrs. Anna Lemme
School: Ollivier (Leon H.) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0511 — First Place
Itai Koronyo, Grade 8
Prolonging Shelf Life of Produce: A New Potassium Permanganate Product to Oxidize Ethylene
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0512
Christopher M. Laurits, Grade 8
Comparing the Amount of Lactose in Human, Cow, and Goat Milk
Advisor: Mrs. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0513
Serena K.T. Low, Grade 8
Effects of Temperature on Catalase Enzymes
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J0514
Tanvir S. Mann, Grade 8
Troubled Transfusion: Reactions between Antigens and Antibodies
Advisor: Mr. Kanwarjit Mann
School: Accelerated Achievement Academy, Hollister, San Benito County
J0515
Nathan G. Mermilliod, Grade 8
Scar Solutions: The Effects of Enzymes in Collagen Breakdown and Scar Prevention
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Harrison
School: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside, Riverside County
J0516
Madeline K. Michaelson, Grade 8
Correlation between Vitamin C Levels and Expiration Dates
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0517
Shivek Narang, Grade 7
Study of Osmolarity and Fluid Homeostasis Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Implications for Regulation of Hypertension
Advisor: Dr. Anuradha Murthy
School: BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0518
Milena Novakovic, Grade 6
The Magic of Yeast
Advisor: Mrs. Stacie Grooters
School: Culverdale School, Irvine, Orange County
J0519
Swethasai Palakur, Grade 7
Were Micelles or Vesicles the First Protobionts? Measuring DNA Phase Extraction into Lipids
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Soliday
School: Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0520 — Honorable Mention
Justine E. Sato, Grade 8
Increasing Cellulosic Bioethanol Production with Ultrasound and Cellobiase
Advisor: Mrs. Nelly Tsai
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0521
Ryan M. Singer, Grade 7
Does Boiling Broccoli in Lemon Water Alter the Vitamin C Content?
Advisor: Mrs. Suneeta Cohen
School: Mt. Helix Academy, La Mesa, San Diego County
J0522 — Honorable Mention
Ryan W.T. Tanner, Grade 6
Hay in a Tray: Does Barley Fodder Increase Unsaturated Fat in Eggs?
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J0523
Geneva D. Trovato, Grade 7
Effects of CaCl2 Temperature in the Creation of Competent Host Cells: A Study in Genetic Engineering of E. coli
Advisor: Ms. Irene Trovato
School: Elsinore Middle School, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County
J0524
Andrew W. Troxell, Grade 8
Can I Create Gas from Trash? A Scientific Approach Creating Methane from Manure and Biomass
Advisor: Mrs. Reggie McLean
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
J0525
R. Alexander Vasquez, Grade 8
Effects Temperature Has on Yeast
Advisor: Mr. Joey Silva
School: Salesian Sisters Elementary School, Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
J0526
Dean V. Zepeda, Grade 6
Determining the Amount of Vitamin C in Boiled Broccoli
Advisor: Ms. Darcy Angel
School: Meadow Park Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County


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