CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Pharmacology/ Toxicology

Senior Division

 Photo Gallery 

S1501 — Honorable Mention
Ronit B. Abramson, Grade 11 portrait
Further Investigation of Diatoms as Biological Indicators of Pharmaceutical Runoff
Advisor: Ms. Wendy Slijk
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Lacey A. Benefiel, Grade 10 portrait
Mortality Rates of Capsicum frutescen Based Pesticides on Different Gender and Aged Acheta domesticus
Advisor: Mr. Nathan Whittington
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
Brenna A. Callero, Grade 9 portrait
Don't Move a Mussel!
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Debra C. Chang, Grade 12 portrait
Effects of Varying Zinc Concentrations on Bioluminescence in Cypridina hilgendorfii
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County
Kenna N. Falk, Grade 10 portrait
Effectiveness of Sunscreen against UVA and UVB Rays
Advisor: Mr. Michael Nakaue
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Margo E.C. Georghiou, Grade 9 portrait
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Kyra H. Grantz, Grade 9 portrait
The Effects of Ocean Acidification
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
S1508 — Honorable Mention
Erin C. Gray, Grade 9 portrait
Prevention of Marine Biofouling Utilizing Natural Substances
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S1509 — Second Place
Otana A. Jakpor, Grade 10 portrait
Indoor Air Pollution: The Pulmonary Effects of Ozone-generating Air Purifiers and Other Household Devices
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Sullivan
School: Riverside Christian High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S1510 — Honorable Mention
Elizabeth S. Koo, Grade 9 portrait
Effect of Trans-Resveratrol, a Natural Polyphenolic Compound, on Body Weight, Size and Behavior of Baby Gallus gallus
Advisor: Mrs. Joel Stewart
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Audrina LeBlanc, Grade 11 portrait
Toxicity of Methyl Iodide on Invertebrates
Advisor: Dr. Philip Hampton
School: Hueneme High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
Wesley K. Leung, Grade 11 portrait
Ivy K. Nguyen, Grade 11 portrait
Pro-, Pre-, and Synbiotics: Analyzing the Effects of L. acidophilus with Lactulose as a Novel Approach to Weight Control
Advisor: Mrs. Darra Cacao
School: Milpitas High School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
Samantha Martinez, Grade 11 portrait
Alexandra A. Wall, Grade 11 portrait
The Ants Go Marching In
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Dana M. Meyenberg, Grade 9 portrait
Does Eating Poppy Seeds Affect Opiate Drug Tests?
Advisor: Mrs. Colleen Meyenberg
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S1515 — Fourth Place
Adam D. Nitido, Grade 10 portrait
The Effects of a Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitor on Multi-drug Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells
Advisor: Ms. Venetia Collier
School: Buchanan (Floyd B.) High School, Clovis, Fresno County
S1516 — Third Place
Alexander P. Padilla, Grade 11 portrait
Effects of a Pyruvate Glucose Cocktail
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Pearce
School: Carter (Wilmer Amina) High School, Rialto, San Bernardino County
Alex Q. Santillan, Grade 12 portrait
Effect of Caffeine on Fertilization Rate of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Advisor: Mr. Todd Linke
School: Mount Miguel High School, Spring Valley, San Diego County
Barbara Shinaver, Grade 11 portrait
Determining the Effectiveness of Green Tea in the Expression of the SIR2 Gene in Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Mr. Nathan Whittington
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
Kanan K. Sindhu, Grade 12 portrait
The Role of Nitrosative Stress in Testosterone Depletion and Overload in Skeletal Muscle
Advisor: Mr. David Knight
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1520 — First Place
Sarah Waliany, Grade 11 portrait
Transformation of Herceptin-Sensitive Breast Tumor Cells into Resistant Cells by PI3K/Akt Pathway Activated by t-Darpp
Advisor: Dr. Susan Kane
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County

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