CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Microbiology (Medical)

Junior Division

Amethyst B. Audon, Grade 7
Antibiotic Resistance: Synthetic vs. Natural
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Fatimah S. Bari, Grade 8
An In vitro Approach to Finding a Treatment for Developed Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli with Coliphage T4
Advisor: Mr. Sean Gillette
School: Vanguard Preparatory School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
J1703 — Fourth Place
Haley L. Brooks, Grade 8
The Effect of Heteractis magnifica on the Cell Viability of Multicentric Canine Lymphoma
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Lewis
School: The Science Academy STEM Magnet, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Aria Delgado, Grade 7
Using Ultraviolet Light to Sanitize Music Instruments
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1705 — Honorable Mention
Alexander N. Fan, Grade 6
Essential Oils vs. Medications: A Quest to Find the Most Effective Antifungal Agent
Advisor: Dr. Shanna Treanor
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Lizzie D. Garcia, Grade 7
Grace M. Jeter, Grade 7
Backyard Antibiotics: Differential Antibiotic Potential of Sierra Nevada Plants against Gram Pos. and Gram Neg. Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Garcia
School: Three Rivers Union School, Three Rivers, Tulare County
Presley W. Golling, Grade 8
Methods to Inhibit the Growth of the Acne Causing Bacteria Propionibacterium acnes
Advisor: Dr. Greg Golling
School: Lincoln Junior High School, Taft, Kern County
Saira S. Gupta, Grade 7
Smartphone Heal Thyself: An Inexpensive Bacteria Blasting Attachment
Advisor: Dr. Seema Sugandh
School: Woodcrest Christian School, Riverside, Riverside County
Rumaysa H. Haris, Grade 6
Fighting ABPA: Oregano Oil and Anti-fungal Medicine
Advisor: Miss Sarah Ganatra
School: Al-Huda Islamic School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
J1710 — First Place
Ahmad Ismail, Grade 7
Effect of Structure and Behavior of Antifungal Agents on the Treatment of Candidiasis
Advisor: Ms. Jinaan Alshehabi
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Kirsten A. Jilot, Grade 7
EDTA and Lysozymes: Weakening the Cell Walls of Gram Positive and Negative Bacteria
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Michael J. Kendall, Grade 7
Allicin vs. Escherichia coli: The Antimicrobial Properties of Garlic
Advisor: Ms. Kathleen Harrison
School: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside, Riverside County
J1713 — Second Place
Kylie M. Konyn, Grade 8
The Battle Continues
Advisor: Mr. Frank Konyn
School: Saint Joseph Academy, San Marcos, San Diego County
Suhanee S. Mitragotri, Grade 8
Improving Selectivity of Antibiotics towards Pathogenic Bacteria
Advisor: Dr. Samir Mitragotri
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Adhithi Narayana Murthy, Grade 7
Ayurvedic Plant Extracts: An Alternative to Antibiotics
Advisor: Ms. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Jade Robinson, Grade 6
Oliver P. Russell, Grade 6
Honey vs. Bactine: Bonny Doon Honey Proves Most Effective against E. coli
Advisor: Mr. Scott Russell
School: Bonny Doon Union Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1717 — Third Place
LeAnn Tai, Grade 6
Natural Alternatives for Preservation without Refrigeration
Advisor: Mrs. Lynn Okenwa
School: Orchard Hills Middle School, Irvine, Orange County

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