CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Zoology

Senior Division

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S2201
Amanda E. Herbst, Grade 10
Kelsey B. Warren, Grade 10
The Effects of Increasing Water Temperatures on Planarian Regeneration
Advisor: Ms. Patricia Sadeghian
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
S2202
Carly A. Hill, Grade 11
Mira L. Lion, Grade 11
Effect of Sea Surface Temperature on the Presence of Acanthocephalan Parasites in Emerita analoga
Advisor: Ms. Jane Orbuch
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
S2203 — Third Place
Joseph A. Huitt, Grade 9
Honey, Who Shrunk the Bee Population? Investigating Colony Collapse Disorder
Advisor: Mrs. Marie Huitt
School: Chico Senior High School, Chico, Butte County
S2204
Robert A. Jeffrey, Grade 11
Chloe A. Zehr, Grade 11
The Relationship between Terrestrial Salamanders and El Nino Soil Moistures
Advisor: Ms. Jane Orbuch
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
S2205
Edhel Marie A. Joseph, Grade 11
Nahomy Pinedo, Grade 11
Sweet Potato Whitefly Infestation in Agriculture: Examining the Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Whitefly Fecundity
Advisor: Mrs. Shahida Merchant
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S2206
Vivek V. Kamarshi, Grade 9
In Search of a Better Fever Drug: Effect of Heat-Sensing Mutations on Behavioral Fevering in Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S2208
Shakil A. Matin, Grade 11
The Effect of Naproxen on the Respiration of Brine Shrimp
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S2209 — Second Place
Elizabeth M. Salmond, Grade 11
Livin' the Hydra Life: Hydra Regeneration as Affected by Various Symbiotic Algae
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S2210
Rujuta S. Sathe, Grade 9
Diagnosing Neurodegenerative Diseases (ALS): Using Infrared Spectroscopy to Test for Neurodegeneration in C. elegans
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S2211
Colin B. Virgines, Grade 11
The Effects of Calorie Restriction on Drosophila melanogaster Longevity
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S2212 — Fourth Place
Isabella C. Welch, Grade 9
How Weight Affected the Flight Dynamics of Quetzalcoatlus northropi
Advisor: Mr. Carl Welch
School: Nordhoff High School, Ojai, Ventura County
S2213 — First Place
Brian S. Xia, Grade 11
Single Molecule Based Transgenerational Therapies to Extend Healthspan and Prevent Multiple Aging Related Diseases
Advisor: Dr. Steve de Belle
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S2214
Hongjia (Ashley) Yang, Grade 11
Humanin and Daf-2 Increase C. elegans Lifespan and Memory Functionality
Advisor: Dr. Kelvin Yen
School: Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County
S2215 — Honorable Mention
Lauren M. Yen, Grade 11
Calcium Content in Neuron Changes with Light Stimulation
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County


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