CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division

Dawn F. Bransby, Grade 7
The Perfect Milk Substitute?
Advisor: Mrs. Holli Shelton
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Kayley A. Bryan, Grade 7
Dissolution Rate of Lactase Tablets in Various Solutions
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Aishik Chakraborty, Grade 6
Is There a Natural Substitute for Sunscreen?
Advisor: Miss Samantha Scott
School: Stonegate Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
Alexander J. Howard, Grade 7
Study on the Effect of Vitamins and Minerals on Fermentation of Grape Juice
Advisor: Mrs. Patricia Fletcher
School: Pleasanton Middle School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
Mary E. Jolly, Grade 7
Meaty Decisions: Which Size and Type of Meat Is Digested the Most in a 24 Hour Period?
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Avi S. Khemani, Grade 8
Manan A. Shah, Grade 8
The Effects of Microwave Radiation Relative to Conventional Cooking Systems on the Denaturation of Proteins
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Artiss
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Ahmed B. Mabrouk, Grade 8
How Sweet It Is
Advisor: Ms. Hanan Deeb
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Bilal Malik, Grade 6
Vitamin C in Vegetables: How Healthy Are Your Veggies?
Advisor: Mrs. Sumizah Qureshi
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J0509 — Honorable Mention
Eveline S. Mayner, Grade 8
Take a Bite Out of the Myth: The Vitamin C Content of Genetically Engineered vs. Organic Papayas
Advisor: Dr. Dennis Gonsalves
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Mikayli A. Moore, Grade 6
Pepper Power: A Titration Experiment
Advisor: Miss Kristin Lambie
School: Summit Charter Academy - Lombardi Campus, Porterville, Tulare County
J0511 — Second Place
Sophie J. Parsa, Grade 7
Ruby A. Rorty, Grade 7
Genetically Modified? A Study of Santa Cruz Zucchini
Advisor: Ms. Stefanie Brown
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
John M. Shepherd, Grade 7
Carbohydrates vs. Fats: Which Nutrient Contains the Most Energy and Calories?
Advisor: Mrs. Lily Westhart
School: Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, Orange County
Dylan P. Whitaker, Grade 6
Drink This, Not That! Carbohydrate Containing Drinks Decay Teeth Even When Brushing Twice a Day
Advisor: Mrs. Meghan Whitaker
School: Valley Oaks Charter School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Maya R. Wilson, Grade 7
The Effectiveness of Antioxidants on Inhibiting Enzymatic Browning
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Alexander J. Faille, Grade 8
Swab, Swab, Is It Clean or Dirty?
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Abigail E. King, Grade 7
Too Sweet?
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Johnson
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
J0595 — Third Place
Ruhi Sayana, Grade 6
Targeting Postprandial Hyperglycemia: Novel Use of Cyanidin and Eugenol to Inhibit alpha-Glucosidase for Type 2 Diabetes
Advisor: Mrs. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J0596 — Fourth Place
David M. Duncan, Grade 7
What's in the Food We Eat? Identifying Genetically Modified Foods Using DNA Analysis
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0597 — First Place
Mythri Ambatipudi, Grade 7
Diet Induced Thermogenesis! Combating Obesity, Diabetes & Heart Diseases Using Anthocyanins, Catechins & Capsaicins
Advisor: Mrs. Neha Makhijani
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Hannah L. Ward, Grade 8
I'd Rather Die Than Use Die
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J0599 — Honorable Mention
Payge N. Estrada, Grade 8
Preserve... If You Dare
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County

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