CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Senior Division

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Brandon C. Amash, Grade 11 portrait
Cloning a Human Gene in Genetically Recombinant Bacterial Colonies
Advisor: Ms. Judy Fusco
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Jang Hyun (Kevin) Baik, Grade 11 portrait
Jun Noh, Grade 11 portrait
Extraction of Bio-Ethanol from Wasted Bio-Wastes through the Process of Fermentation and Distillation
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Aubrea M. Bailis, Grade 9 portrait
Genotoxicity of Common Household Substances
Advisor: Mr. Robert Bolton
School: Claremont High School, Claremont, Los Angeles County
Laura J. Billiter, Grade 10 portrait
Effect of Microwave Radiation on Chlorophyll
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S0405 — Honorable Mention
Varun Chaturvedi, Grade 11 portrait
CD1d Antigen Expression for the Therapeutics of Prostate Cancer
Advisor: Dr. Vipin Kumar
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
S0406 — Fourth Place
Jennifer S. Chen, Grade 10 portrait
Exploring a Sequencing-based Human Identification Method as a Replacement for Current Fragment Sizing Technology
Advisor: Dr. Chun-Nan Chen
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Kevin N. Chen, Grade 11 portrait
Using RNA Interference to Block HIV Entry into Cells
Advisor: Dr. Masakazu Kamata
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
S0408 — First Place
Nicholas K. Davis, Grade 12 portrait
Inhibiting Chemosensory Function via Introduction of Anticonvulsant Ethosuximide for Net Extension of Schmidtea mediterr
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Samantha M. Guhan, Grade 9 portrait
A Tripeptide Based Study of the Role of Flanking Amino Acids in DOPA Mediated Mussel Adhesion
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Dogancay
School: Newbury Park High School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
John N. Ho, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of pH on Lactase
Advisor: Mr. Armando Gonzales
School: California Academy of Mathematics & Science, Carson, Los Angeles County
Eric V. Jang, Grade 9 portrait
UV Exposure Accelerates Telomere Shortening: An Implication of Premature Aging
Advisor: Miss Amy Andrzejewski
School: Cupertino High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Ann Kim, Grade 11 portrait
The Effects of Glucose on Insulin Receptor Protein Production
Advisor: Dr. Larry Riley
School: Buchanan (Floyd B.) High School, Clovis, Fresno County
Anna K. Kimball, Grade 9 portrait
Antibody Based Analysis of Digestive Enzyme Action on Gluten in Wheat Flour using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Advisor: Mr. Richard Bartel
School: North County Christian School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County
S0414 — Honorable Mention
Nitish Lakhanpal, Grade 12 portrait
Computational Prediction of Beta Structure from Amino Acid Sequence in a Class of Pathologically Relevant Proteins
Advisor: Mr. David Knight
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Katie V. Luong, Grade 9 portrait
Banana DNA Extraction
Advisor: Mr. Quyin Ho
School: Bravo (Francisco) Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Isaac A. Madan, Grade 10 portrait
Haran Sivakumar, Grade 11 portrait
Identifying Two Populations of Neurons in the Developing Cerebellum
Advisor: Dr. Ashvin Sangoram, Dr. Kate Schafer
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sanjana Marpadga, Grade 12 portrait
Beclin I: A Novel Marker to Evaluate Human Islet Quality
Advisor: Dr. Ivan Todorov
School: Upland High School, Upland, San Bernardino County
S0419 — Second Place
Shamik Mascharak, Grade 10 portrait
Synthesis of Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles Conjugated with RGD Peptide for Detection of Invasive Human Breast Cancer
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Serigstad
School: Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Vijay V. Menon, Grade 10 portrait
Karthik S. Sreedhara, Grade 10 portrait
Abhishek Venkataramana, Grade 10 portrait
Ethanol Sources and Yields: An Analysis of Raw vs. Processed Sources and How Temperature and Enzymes Affect Yield
Advisor: Mr. Bob Kucer, Mr. Craig Stephens
School: Saratoga High School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Danielle P. Monahan, Grade 12 portrait
Oligomerization of the P. aeruginosa Aer-z N-terminal Domain May Determine Signaling State
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Colton High School, Colton, San Bernardino County
Megan D. Nicponski, Grade 10 portrait
Self-Medicating Plants
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Norco Senior High School, Norco, Riverside County
S0423 — Honorable Mention
Marie Nielsen, Grade 11 portrait
TSEs: Analyzing Copper 2+ Binding in the Octarepeat Region of the Infectious Prion Protein
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Kyle R. Rothschild-Mancinelli, Grade 11 portrait
The Effects of UV Radiation on Supercoiled DNA: A Three Year Study
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Rothschild
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
San Singh, Grade 11 portrait
Zbtb7 Gene Expression in Various Cancer Cell Lines
Advisor: Dr. Jesika Faridi
School: Saint Mary's High School, Stockton, San Joaquin County
S0427 — Honorable Mention
Tyler H. Taylor, Grade 11 portrait
DNA Barcoding as a Tool to Identify Commercially Marketed Fish
Advisor: Dr. Jay Vavra
School: High Tech High, San Diego, San Diego County
S0428 — Third Place
Paul Tran, Grade 11 portrait
Further Investigation of the Inhibitory Effect of HKa on Metastasis of Prostate Cancer Cell Line DU145
Advisor: Mr. Walter Solomon
School: Preuss School, La Jolla, San Diego County
Nicholas J. Tucker, Grade 9 portrait
How Does Temperature and Concentration Affect Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions?
Advisor: Mr. John Lawrence
School: Claremont High School, Claremont, Los Angeles County
Y. Symphony Yu, Grade 11 portrait
The Rotational Barrier of 6-Methylnicotinamide
Advisor: Mr. Sunny Kaura
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County

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