CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Microbiology (Medical)

Junior Division

Bailee D. Ankrom, Grade 6
The Antioxidant Effects of Beta Carotene and Vitamin C on Agrobacterium tumefaciens Tumors as seen on Mammoth Sunflowers
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth McDaniel
School: Sierra Waldorf School, Jamestown, Tuolumne County
Justin R. Aoyagi, Grade 8
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Miller
School: Holy Name School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Hanna R. Erquiaga, Grade 7
Alicia N. Hoxie, Grade 7
The Battle of Chlorhexdine vs. Betadine
Advisor: Mrs. Sheri Cronin
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
J1604 — Third Place
Amith T. Galivanche, Grade 7
Antimicrobial Activity of Clove Oil and Cinnamon Oil against Escherichia coli
Advisor: Dr. Ibtisam Khalaf
School: Redwood Middle School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Saachi Jhandi, Grade 7
Garlic Keeps Bacteria Away
Advisor: Mrs. Kelly Coombe
School: Marsh (Harry M.) Junior High School, Chico, Butte County
Janie Kim, Grade 8
Solution Sensation: A Study of the Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Contact Lens Solutions Against MRSA
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Priyanka J. Koliwad, Grade 7
Soccer Players Beware! Identifying and Preventing Bacterial Growth on Sports Equipment
Advisor: Ms. Kimberly Drutz
School: Burlingame Intermediate School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
Zoey N. Lykins, Grade 6
Bacteria Killers
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
J1609 — Honorable Mention
Luca V. Mendoza, Grade 8
Can Electricity Kill Bacteria?
Advisor: Ms. Jana Wiener
School: Crossroads School for Arts and Science, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
J1610 — First Place
Titus M. Patton, Grade 8
Antimicrobial Activity in Stingray Mucus: A New Source for Treatment of Infections
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Hager
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Aspen S. Reed, Grade 8
Investigating Effects of Cajun Spices
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1612 — Honorable Mention
Layla G. Stefanacci, Grade 8
The Antibacterial Effectiveness of Essential Oils
Advisor: Mrs. Courtney Robinson
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
J1613 — Fourth Place
Michelle Q. Xu, Grade 8
Exploring the Use of Natural Herbs as a Novel and Safe Fruit and Vegetable Wash
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Yaung
School: Redwood Middle School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Christian Castillo, Grade 8
Martha Villarreal, Grade 8
Antibiotic Harvester Ants
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Joe Baca Middle School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
J1699 — Second Place
Dabney Margaret S. Doepner, Grade 6
Cancer, Children, and Chemotherapy: A Continued Study on Preventing Oral Infections
Advisor: Ms. Anne Akins
School: River Springs Charter, Temecula, Riverside County

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