CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Zoology

Senior Division

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S2301 — Third Place
Kaden Z.T. Agha, Grade 11
Investigation of the Disparity between the Abundance of Tamalia spp. Galls on Arbutus unedo and Arctostaphylos spp.
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
S2302 — Honorable Mention
Daniel S. Bruce, Grade 11
The Effects of Predation Risk on Interspecies Flight Initiation Distances
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S2303
Brianne R. Conway, Grade 9
Animal Magnetism: A Study of the Effect of Magnetism on Planarian Regeneration Rate
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S2305
Vianey L. Ellison, Grade 10
Joshua J. Williams, Grade 10
The Impact of Increasing and Decreasing Food Sources on Hummingbird Behavior
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S2306
Austin R. Gaines, Grade 11
The Miracle Herb Curcumin
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S2307
Nosheen F. Hossain, Grade 11
The Effect of X-ray Radiation on Developmental Neurogenesis in the Species Manduca sexta
Advisor: Ms. Janna Bashar
School: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
S2308 — Honorable Mention
Atticus J. Humphrey, Grade 11
Bromelain Feed Supplement: Effects on Feed Conversion Rates in Poultry
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
S2309 — First Place
Vivek V. Kamarshi, Grade 10
Effects of Gut Microbiota on Drosophila Models of Parkinson's Disease
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S2310
Neilabjo Maitra, Grade 11
Vasodilation in Drosophila melanogaster with the Application of Various Compounds
Advisor: Dr. Joy Goto
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S2311
Faith M. McNeely, Grade 10
Are Fish Safe to Eat? Part 2
Advisor: Mrs. Tamara Savage
School: San Jacinto Senior High School, San Jacinto, Riverside County
S2312 — Honorable Mention
Emily T. Nguyen, Grade 11
Effects of Dietary Supplements on Pesticide-Induced Neurodegeneration Using Taguchi Method in Dugesia tigrina
Advisor: Mr. Norm Negus
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S2313
Atharva Patil, Grade 11
The Effect of Down Syndrome Cell-Adhesion-Molecule Overexpression on the Visual System and Neuronal Circuitry of Xenopus
Advisor: Ms. Jaqueline Tran
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
S2314
Andee L. Poole, Grade 11
Identifying and Investigating the Effects of a Biological Agent in Alfalfa on Darkling Beetles
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
S2315
Rujuta S. Sathe, Grade 10
Using PQQ Mitochondrial Biogenesis as a Therapeutic Approach towards the Treatment for Neurodegenerative Disease (ALS)
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S2316 — Second Place
Rory C. Simpson, Grade 10
Planarian Vision: Investigating Negative Phototaxis in Planaria Undergoing Regeneration to Analyze Sensory Functionality
Advisor: Dr. Shauna Bennett
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
S2317
Melissa K. Vinluan, Grade 11
The Illustration of Mutualistic Relations in Marine Biology: The Continuation
Advisor: Mr. Chris Morgan
School: Upland High School, Upland, San Bernardino County
S2318 — Fourth Place
Insun Won, Grade 11
Effect of Varying Food Concentrations on Purple Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) Larvae Development
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S2319
Alan Wu, Grade 11
Grape Skin Powder Exhibits Potential Protective Benefit in a Drosophila Parkinson's Disease Model
Advisor: Dr. Zhihao Wu
School: Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
S2320
Ken X. Zhou, Grade 11
Metabolic Study of Ginsenoside Rb1 in Brine Shrimp (Artemia salina)
Advisor: Dr. Yun Lan
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S2399 — Honorable Mention
Rhitishah Yuva Raju, Grade 9
Saving the Delta by Managing the Natural Ecosystem of Marshland: Sustaining the Population of Eurytemora affinis
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Harfmann
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County


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