CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division

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Nichole J. Baffone, Grade 7 portrait
Very Vitamin C
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Phoenix Ranch School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Andrea N. Betts, Grade 6 portrait
What Is the Effect of Various Oxygen Inhibitors on the Discoloration of an Apple?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Sherwood
School: Green Valley Christian School, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
Charles P. Boyd, Grade 7 portrait
Molecular Migration of Plant Pigments
Advisor: Mr. Brendan Gummerson
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
William S. Boyd, Grade 8 portrait
Extracting DNA from Fruit in Stages of Ripeness
Advisor: Mrs. Didy Erkelens
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
William R. Cabison, Grade 8 portrait
Lalitphat V. Metsutnan, Grade 8 portrait
It's Enzyme Time!
Advisor: Mrs. Marianna Zimmitti
School: Our Mother of Good Counsel School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Katelyn F. Campbell, Grade 7 portrait
Vitamin C Content: Analysis of Drinks by Titration
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Edward G. Deeb, III, Grade 8 portrait
Lactase vs. Lactose
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Lily Westhart
School: Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, Orange County
J0408 — Honorable Mention
Rima R. Deshpande, Grade 8 portrait
Got Milk? How Do Fat Content, Exposure to Air, and Movement Affect the Shelf Life of Milk?
Advisor: Mr. Michael Williams
School: Redwood Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Kyle J. Funk, Grade 6 portrait
Vitamin "C"itrus
Advisor: Mrs. Lauren Funk
School: San Andreas Elementary School, San Andreas, Calaveras County
J0410 — Third Place
Irfan S. Habib, Grade 7 portrait
Vitamin C Content: Analysis of Food by Titration
Advisor: Mrs. Shamim Habib
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Erich N. Herzig, Grade 7 portrait
Extraction of Strawberry DNA: How Does Processing of Strawberries Affect the Amount of DNA Extracted?
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County
Christopher D. Johnson, Grade 7 portrait
Is Saliva More than Just Spit?
Advisor: Ms. Debra Lindstrom
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
J0413 — Honorable Mention
Ramakrishnan Kumaran, Grade 7 portrait
Vitamin C: Mortal in Heat, Immortal in Cold
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Serrano
School: Acacia Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
Amulya M.R Kunduru, Grade 7 portrait
Lemon Juice or a Sugar Solution as an Apple Preservative?
Advisor: Ms. Holly Preece
School: Buena Vista Middle School, Salinas, Monterey County
Krissa J. Lindsay, Grade 7 portrait
Bad Breath DNA
Advisor: Mrs. Meg Deppe
School: Vanguard Preparatory School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Lauren A. O'Connell, Grade 7 portrait
The Fruit Loop: Carbohydrates, Glucose, and the Glycemic Index
Advisor: Mrs. Becky Wilson
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Jake C. Porath, Grade 6 portrait
What Type of Nut (Peanuts, Cashews, Pecans, or Almonds) Gives Our Bodies the Most Energy?
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Buenaventura
School: Sierra Canyon Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
Jaycee C. Raymond, Grade 6 portrait
Vitamin C Amounts in Alfalfa Sprouts
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J0419 — First Place
Taimur M. Rehan, Grade 8 portrait
GMO Detection through Visual Selection: Year II
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Lucas J. Rizkalla, Grade 7 portrait
Determining Different Sizes of Molecules in Plant Derived Dyes Using Gel Electrophoresis
Advisor: Mrs. Annie Shaw
School: Heritage Oak Private Elementary, Yorba Linda, Orange County
Mady K. Snyder, Grade 8 portrait
Peace Love and Rockin Rolls: Will the Juice from Fermented Apples and Grapes Make Bread Dough Rise?
Advisor: Mr. Chris O'Brien
School: Springville Union Elementary School, Springville, Tulare County
Zainab M. Umarji, Grade 8 portrait
Enzymes: Nature Helpers
Advisor: Ms. Maliha Marri
School: Al-Huda Islamic School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
J0423 — Second Place
Jacqueline J. Wang, Grade 8 portrait
Molecular Analysis of Blood Typing Compared with Traditional Serological Typing
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Perry
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0424 — Fourth Place
Jnaneshwar T. Weibel, Grade 7 portrait
Next of Kin: Comparing Nucleotide Sequences of Native Plants
Advisor: Dr. Jianmin Zhong
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County

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