CSSF Category Awards: 2013
Microbiology (General)

Senior Division


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S1504 — First Place
Eric S. Chen, Grade 11
Discovery of Novel Influenza Endonuclease Inhibitors to Combat Flu Pandemic
Advisor: Ms. Wendy Slijk
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1522 — Second Place
David M. Zimmerman, Grade 12
Site-Directed Mutagenesis of S. oneidensis MR-1: A Novel Strategy for Genetic Engineering in Recalcitrant Microorganisms
Advisor: Dr. Aimee Palmitessa
School: Brentwood School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
S1519 — Third Place
Sriram Somasundaram, Grade 10
A Novel Treatment for Biofilms Using Nanocurcumin, Chitosan, and nAg, and an Innovative Coating in Preventing Biofilms
Advisor: Dr. Gary Blickenstaff
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1511 — Fourth Place
Kamran M. Jamil, Grade 11
Autism and Gut Microbiome: Is There a Link?
Advisor: Dr. Robert Naviaux
School: Bishop's (The) School, La Jolla, San Diego County
S1506 — Honorable Mention
Raghu V. Dhara, Grade 11
A Novel Pentameric Model of the T4 Bacteriophage Genome Packaging Motor and a Means of Disrupting Its Mechanism
Advisor: Dr. Gaurav Arya
School: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Alameda County
S1508 — Honorable Mention
Elan E. Filler, Grade 9
Investigating an Outbreak of Cryptococcus gattii Infection
Advisor: Mrs. Michaele Scheerle
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
S1512 — Honorable Mention
Kriti Lall, Grade 10
Mutating E. coli with the arxA gene: Creating a Novel, Practical Solution to the Global Arsenic Water Problem
Advisor: Dr. Aru Hill
School: Castilleja High School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
S1521 — Honorable Mention
Sophia L. Vale, Grade 10
Navigation of Physarum polycephalum
Advisor: Mrs. Millie Hackworth
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
S1597 — Honorable Mention
Emmanuel P. Chan, Grade 9
Use of FTA Paper for the Transportation of Plasmodium Infected Blood Sample: A Feasibility Study
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Brown
School: Van Nuys Senior High School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County

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