CSSF Category Awards: 2013
Pharmacology/ Toxicology

Senior Division


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S1713 — First Place
Jonathan F. Fung, Grade 9
Monosodium Glutamate: A Ligand for mGluRs One and Five Inducing Microtubule Depolymerization in Alzheimer's Disease?
Advisor: Ms. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S1731 — Second Place
Rohan A. Savoor, Grade 10
Investigating the Role of Extracellular Cinacalcet on the Proliferation of MIN6 Pancreatic Beta Cells in vitro
Advisor: Ms. Meghan Faerber
School: Monte Vista High School, Danville, Contra Costa County
S1702 — Third Place
Easun P. Arunachalam, Grade 12
Examination of Quorum Sensing Mechanisms in Glioblastoma Multiforme
Advisor: Dr. Michael Barish
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
S1732 — Fourth Place
Nikash D. Shankar, Grade 10
Potential Cure for Alzheimer's: A Novel Therapy Using Polymeric Nanoparticle-Encapsulated Curcumin to Inhibit Caspase
Advisor: Dr. Aru Hill
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1707 — Honorable Mention
Shrey S. Desai, Grade 9
Antibiotic Alternative to Radiation in the Sterile Insect Technique
Advisor: Ms. Judy Wan
School: Saratoga High School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
S1708 — Honorable Mention
Ailis C. Dooner, Grade 10
Targeting Lung Mutagenesis: Mycosporine-like Amino Acids as ROS Scavengers for Reduction of p53 Mutation and Scission
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Field
School: Carmel High School, Carmel, Monterey County
S1724 — Honorable Mention
Alexandra Maloof, Grade 12
Bifidobacteria as the Potential Biotherapeutics in Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
Advisor: Mr. Jorge Garcia
School: Central Union High School, El Centro, Imperial County
S1725 — Honorable Mention
Eyobed T. Mesfun, Grade 12
The Study of the Effects of Electromagnetic Fields at Various Frequencies upon Cancerous and Noncancerous Cells
Advisor: Mrs. Jeniffer Gerlach
School: Valley Christian High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1797 — Honorable Mention
Adam J. Protter, Grade 12
Effects of Triclosan on Sperm Motility, Fertilization, and Early Development of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

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