CSSF Category Awards: 2008
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division


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J0405 — First Place
Samantha M. Guhan, Grade 8 portrait
A Behind the Scenes Look at the Idli Fermentation
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Mitchell
School: Sycamore Canyon School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
J0402 — Second Place
Alyssa L. Chan, Grade 8 portrait
Alzheimer's Disease: Inhibitory Effects of Metals and Metal-EDTA Complexes on Peroxidase Activity
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0401 — Third Place
Vivek A. Banerjee, Grade 8 portrait
Sequence Comparison across Species as a Predictor of Gene Function
Advisor: Dr. Utpal Banerjee
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J0410 — Fourth Place
Taimur M. Rehan, Grade 7 portrait
Exploring Transgenics: Phenotypic Detection of Gene Activity in Fruit Flies
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0412 — Honorable Mention
Divya Siddarth, Grade 6 portrait
Got DNA? Investigating the Effect of Temperature on DNA Extraction
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0414 — Honorable Mention
Chloe B. Warinner, Grade 8 portrait
DNA vs. Hair Analysis: Should They Be Admissible in a Court of Law?
Advisor: Ms. Christine Henzler
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0417 — Honorable Mention
Olivia E. Wong, Grade 8 portrait
The Effects of Various Amylase Enzymes on the Starch Hydrolysis
Advisor: Mr. Richard Mekemson
School: Glenn (John) Middle School, Indio, Riverside County

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