CSSF Category Awards: 2016
Plant Biology

Senior Division

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S1817 — First Place
Teevyah Yuva Raju, Grade 10
Drought Impact on Soilborne Fungal Pathogen of Tomato
Advisor: Mr. Hung Doan
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
S1801 — Second Place
Titash Biswas, Grade 10
Drowning the California Drought: A Novel Approach of Combining Biochar and Gypsum to Improve Crop Yield
Advisor: Ms. Orenda Tuason
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
S1899 — Third Place
Esther E. Koh, Grade 10
Sucrose Efflux Mediated by SWEET Proteins as a Crucial Aid for Whitefly Feeding
Advisor: Dr. Linda Walling
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S1810 — Fourth Place
Nicolas S. Laqua, Grade 10
Annam Tran, Grade 10
Novel Transfection of Macroalgal Azolla and Lemna Mediated by Agrobacterium to Elevate Neutral Lipid Biofuel Production
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1804 — Honorable Mention
Dina S. Dehaini, Grade 9
Plant Communication Experimentation
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Nassereldin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
S1809 — Honorable Mention
Sandhya Kalavacherla, Grade 11
Mutants of Leucine Rich Receptor-like Kinase Proteins Show Increased Biomass: A Proteomic Study
Advisor: Dr. Renate Weizbauer
School: Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
S1814 — Honorable Mention
Sherry Y. Xu, Grade 10
The Effect of Drought on California Native Plant Diversity
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Fernandez-Going
School: Troy High School, Fullerton, Orange County


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