CSSF Project Listings: 2011
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division

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Helena M. Attebury, Grade 8 portrait
Is the Fish Sold in Grocery Stores as Red Snapper Correctly Labeled?
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Nanita J. Balagopal, Grade 7 portrait
Vitamin C Fever
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
J0503 — Third Place
Glenda Chen, Grade 8 portrait
"C-ing" the Hot Potato: Measuring Vitamin C through Iodine Titration
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J0504 — Honorable Mention
Vasiliki S. Courelli, Grade 8 portrait
Breaking the Code of Life with Force & Fire: How Extraction Temperature and Mechanical Manipulation Affect DNA Shearing
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Stella R. Crall, Grade 8 portrait
Fresh, Frozen, or Off the Tree, Which Has More Vitamin C?
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Evans
School: Santa Catalina (Upper and Lower) School, Monterey, Monterey County
Patricia E. De Asis, Grade 8 portrait
What's in Your Milk?
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Naomi L. Epps, Grade 7 portrait
Breaking the Bond: The Optimum Temperature for Lactase Activity
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Ryan C. Fong, Grade 6 portrait
Determination of Similarities and Differences of Family Members using a DNA Profile
Advisor: Dr. Leonard Fong
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
Hari Garg, Grade 7 portrait
Can Fibronectin Affect Cell Spread and Inhibit the Spread of Cancer? A Confocal Image Analysis
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0510 — Honorable Mention
Kerry Anne Haggerty, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Fat and Protein on Milk Foam
Advisor: Mrs. Leslie Haggerty
School: Hermosa Challenge B, Inglewood, Los Angeles County
Katherine N. Jabba, Grade 8 portrait
What's Finer? Refined or Unrefined Sugar? The Effect of Sugar Type in the Yeast Metabolism Process
Advisor: Mrs. Laurin Toegemann
School: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
J0512 — Second Place
Saumya R. Keremane, Grade 8 portrait
Biochemical Analysis of Color Development in Citrus: Year 2
Advisor: Dr. Richard Lee
School: Earhart (Amelia) Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Shivani Lamba, Grade 6 portrait
Cheese Pleez!
Advisor: Mrs. Alison Garza
School: Alderwood Basics Plus Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J0514 — Honorable Mention
Hagop R. Margossian, Grade 8 portrait
Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions: What Affects Their Rates, What Inhibits It?
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Marlen Miranda, Grade 7 portrait
What Material Can Help Neutralize the Stomach Acid (HCl)?
Advisor: Mrs. Kaley McHale
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
Anchit Narain, Grade 7 portrait
Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions: What Affects Their Rates?
Advisor: Ms. Debra Lindstrom
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
Diana M. Pasternak, Grade 8 portrait
Evaluation of Monoclonal Antibodies for HER-2 Neu Status in Breast Cancer
Advisor: Dr. Alfonso Heras
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0518 — Fourth Place
Sonam H. Patel, Grade 8 portrait
Catalytic Conquest: Exploring the Effect of Temperature, H(2)0(2) Concentration, and Alcohol on Catalase Kinetics
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Kruthi Renduchintala, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Enzyme Concentration on the Reaction Rate
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Daniel Reyes, Grade 8 portrait
Maximizing DNA Isolation
Advisor: Mr. Ricardo Martinez
School: Eastlake Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Nikash D. Shankar, Grade 8 portrait
Striking a Blow for Alzheimer's Disease: Role of ApoE Mediated Inflammatory Pathways on Tau Phosphorylation
Advisor: Dr. Ronald Birrell
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0522 — Honorable Mention
Isabella A. Smith, Grade 7 portrait
Tracing the Footprints: Exploring Whale DNA
Advisor: Mr. Carlos Lauchu
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Akshay K. Srivastava, Grade 7 portrait
The Effects of 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine on Planarians and Its Pertinence to Stem Cell Research
Advisor: Mrs. Meg Deppe
School: Vanguard Preparatory School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Megan P. Tcheng, Grade 8 portrait
Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions: How Does Temperature Affect Their Rates?
Advisor: Mr. Ravi Dev Anandhan
School: Sierra Madre Elementary, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
J0525 — First Place
Steven M. Wang, Grade 8 portrait
Nanophotothermolysis: IPL Treatment with Targeted AuNP for Colorectal Cancer Therapy Modeled by Monte Carlo Simulations
Advisor: Dr. Ronald Birrell
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Mallika N. Yeleswarapu, Grade 6 portrait
Too Salty? Optimizing Salt Concentration for DNA Extraction
Advisor: Mrs. Anuradha Murthy
School: Carden Academy of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County

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