CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division

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J0401 — Third Place
Vivek A. Banerjee, Grade 8 portrait
Sequence Comparison across Species as a Predictor of Gene Function
Advisor: Dr. Utpal Banerjee
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J0402 — Second Place
Alyssa L. Chan, Grade 8 portrait
Alzheimer's Disease: Inhibitory Effects of Metals and Metal-EDTA Complexes on Peroxidase Activity
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
John Michael G. Ferrer, Grade 8 portrait
Anti-Oxidized Apples: The Effects of Vitamin C on Oxidation in Apples
Advisor: Mrs. Tu Chen Chiang
School: Dodson (Rudecinda Sepulveda) Middle School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Michael D. Gonsalves, Grade 8 portrait
Do Different Parts of a Plant Yield Different Amounts of DNA?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J0405 — First Place
Samantha M. Guhan, Grade 8 portrait
A Behind the Scenes Look at the Idli Fermentation
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Mitchell
School: Sycamore Canyon School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Lindsay M. Harrison, Grade 7 portrait
Oranges to Oranges: Which Orange Juice Has the Most Vitamin C: Fresh Squeezed, Premium, or Frozen Concentrate?
Advisor: Mrs. Darcy Lawson
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
Justin G. Lee, Grade 7 portrait
Tomatoes, Cell Defenders!
Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Wald
School: Ralston Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Malia A. Packer, Grade 7 portrait
Dazed by a Taze: An Examination of the Effect of an Electrical Control Device on Human Cell Salts and Proteins
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Marie J. Plecha, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Temperature Affect the Amount of Vitamin C in Citrus Fruit Juice?
Advisor: Ms. Astrid Reichelt
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J0410 — Fourth Place
Taimur M. Rehan, Grade 7 portrait
Exploring Transgenics: Phenotypic Detection of Gene Activity in Fruit Flies
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Meagan I. Shea, Grade 7 portrait
Extracting Apple Juice with Pectinase and Cellulase
Advisor: Mrs. Kaley McHale
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
J0412 — Honorable Mention
Divya Siddarth, Grade 6 portrait
Got DNA? Investigating the Effect of Temperature on DNA Extraction
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Merima Tricic, Grade 8 portrait
DNA Dilemma: To Modify or Not to Modify?
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0414 — Honorable Mention
Chloe B. Warinner, Grade 8 portrait
DNA vs. Hair Analysis: Should They Be Admissible in a Court of Law?
Advisor: Ms. Christine Henzler
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Jnaneshwar T. Weibel, Grade 6 portrait
DNA Extraction from Plant and Animal Cells
Advisor: Ms. Michele Kamprath
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County
Kate H. Williamson, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Enzyme Concentration on Apple Juice Production
Advisor: Mrs. Teresa McKinney
School: Our Lady of Grace School, El Cajon, San Diego County
J0417 — Honorable Mention
Olivia E. Wong, Grade 8 portrait
The Effects of Various Amylase Enzymes on the Starch Hydrolysis
Advisor: Mr. Richard Mekemson
School: Glenn (John) Middle School, Indio, Riverside County
Ruth S. Wong, Grade 7 portrait
Comparing the Rate of Yeast Fermentation on Natural Sugar vs. Artificial Sweetener
Advisor: Mr. Rick Hoffman
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
Theodora Yoch, Grade 7 portrait
Chicken, Chicken, Who's Got the Chicken? A Study of How Different Tissues Affect the Amount of DNA in a Sample
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County

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