CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division

Muhammad Abd-Allah, Grade 8
The Impact of Vitamins in Negating Hydrogen Peroxide Oxidant Effects on Seed Germination
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: New Dimensions, Pomona, Los Angeles County
J0502 — Honorable Mention
Jyothsna Bolleddula, Grade 7
Plant Based Lipase Inhibitors: A Potential Treatment for Obesity
Advisor: Mr. Brennan Brockbank
School: Burlingame Intermediate School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
Benjamin N. Cheng, Grade 8
A More Efficient Screening Method for Biofuel Cellulases
Advisor: Mr. Thomas Lewis
School: Bayside Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Sophie Colmignoli, Grade 8
Effects of Sugar on pH Levels of Fermented Meats
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Joe K. Debruynkops, Grade 8
The Effects of Food Preservation Methods on the Enzyme Catalase
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Garza
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0506 — First Place
Jake R. Johnson, Grade 8
How Will Chlorophyll a Concentrations React to Different Wavelengths of Light?
Advisor: Ms. Kim O'Malley
School: Tustin (Columbus) Middle School, Tustin, Orange County
J0507 — Second Place
Elisha D. Johnston, Grade 6
Organic and Conventional Chicken Under the Microscope: A Pilot Study Comparing Protein Quality
Advisor: Mr. Paul Burns
School: Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Dominic C. Jones, Grade 6
What Effect Do Different Cooking Methods Have on the Vitamin C Level of Broccoli?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Daniel G. Kalfayan, Grade 7
Vitamin C in Foods: Can It Take the Heat?
Advisor: Mrs. Evelyn Urbiztondo
School: St. Rose of Lima School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Talya Kass, Grade 6
Liah Nudell, Grade 6
Bread Rising
Advisor: Ms. Liatr Baranoff
School: Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Palo Altos, Santa Clara County
Safiyah A. Lakhany, Grade 8
Holy Spinach! The Effect of Varying Sodium Bicarbonate Concentrations on the Rate of Photosynthesis in Spinach Leaves
Advisor: Mrs. Mariam Rangoonwala
School: Institute of Knowledge, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
Noah T. Leighton, Grade 7
Sip All Day for Tooth Decay
Advisor: Ms. Michele Solem
School: Murray Middle School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
J0513 — Honorable Mention
Qianyun Lin, Grade 8
Enzyme Catalase: The Key to Hydrogen Peroxide
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Clara E. Luisetti, Grade 6
The Effects of Household Drinks on Teeth
Advisor: Mrs. Claire Thibodeau
School: Seven Hills Middle School, Nevada City, Nevada County
J0515 — Fourth Place
Katya M. Marchetti, Grade 8
Toxic Light Exposure on Yeast
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Kirby
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Erik W. Mercado, Grade 8
You Have to "C" It to Believe It: How Does Time Affect the Amount of Vitamin C in an Orange?
Advisor: Mrs. Bertha Marroquin
School: Our Lady of Refuge School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
J0517 — Third Place
Luke R. Merickel, Grade 6
Going Nuts! The Energy Inside an Almond
Advisor: Mr. Tom Clarke
School: Stockdale Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Baani Minhas, Grade 8
Effect of Temperature on Vitamin C Content of Fruits and Vegetables
Advisor: Mr. Thomas Lee
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
Tyler S. Onciano, Grade 7
Does Green Tea Affect Oral Health?
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
Ethan M. Ross, Grade 8
Hydrogenated Fat Content Contrariety between Oven Baked and Regular Potato Chips
Advisor: Mrs. Kathryn Ducharme
School: Carlton Hills School, Santee, San Diego County
Addison D. Williams, Grade 8
Comparing the Effects of Cobalamin and alpha-Tocopherol on the Reproduction Rate and Longevity of Caenorhabditis elegans
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County

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