CSSF Project Listings: 2010
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Senior Division

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S0401 — Honorable Mention
Imran Ahmed, Grade 12 portrait
Elma S. Frias, Grade 12 portrait
Shanta V. Hareesh, Grade 12 portrait
Analysis between ADC Green and Wood Waste Using the Processes of Post-Hydrolysis vs. Enzymatic Hydrolysis and K-ligni
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Hampton
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Alexa J. Aranjo, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Licorice on the Mouse Hippocampus
Advisor: Mr. Martin Byhower
School: Chadwick School, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Alyssa L. Chan, Grade 10 portrait
Inhibitory Effects of Metal-Chelates on Peroxidase Activity: Implications in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Year Three)
Advisor: Mr. David Sills
School: La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, San Diego County
Jolie P. Cooperman, Grade 11 portrait
Gene Discovery for Mendelian Forms of Hearing Loss
Advisor: Ms. Michaele Cavenaugh
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
S0405 — Honorable Mention
Sanjna Ghanshani, Grade 9 portrait
Swine Flu Pandemic: Was the Fear Real? Development of a Real-Time PCR Assay to Detect the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Virus
Advisor: Dr. Menal Borsada
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Gabriel M. Glasser, Grade 10 portrait
Which Antacid Is the Most Effective Acid Neutralizer?
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Samantha M. Guhan, Grade 10 portrait
A Study of Dopa Mediated Mussel Adhesion in Mytilus edulis
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Lockwood
School: Newbury Park High School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Alex K. Hunter, Grade 11 portrait
Can Liquid Crystals Be Absorbed by Microorganisms and Be Used As a Stain to Measure Thermal Activity?
Advisor: Mr. Brian Hunter
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Emerson Kerwin, Grade 11 portrait
Ion Channel Composition of Human Mesothelioma Cells
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Fleig
School: Mendocino High School, Mendocino, Mendocino County
Urina J. Kim, Grade 11 portrait
Analysis of Red Coralline Algae from the Intertidal Region of Shell Beach, California
Advisor: Mr. Larry Madrigal
School: Saint Joseph High School, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County
S0411 — Fourth Place
Louis R. Li, Grade 11 portrait
Immunotargeted Quantum Dots for Alzheimer's Disease
Advisor: Mrs. Patricia Carothers
School: Monte Vista High School, Danville, Contra Costa County
Andrew Ma, Grade 11 portrait
Regulation of Plant Growth by Two Antagonistic Transcription Factors in the Brassinosteroid Signal Transduction Pathway
Advisor: Dr. Mingyi Bai
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Isaac A. Madan, Grade 11 portrait
The Role of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor 2 in the Assembly of Elastin Fibers
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0414 — Honorable Mention
Shamik Mascharak, Grade 11 portrait
Investigative Study on Pigmented Gallstones: Is Cu(II)-Induced Oxidation of Bilirubin Responsible for Their Formation?
Advisor: Ms. Nancy Serigstad
School: Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Marie Nielsen, Grade 12 portrait
Prion and Lipid Membrane Interactions: The Role of Dilauroylphosphatidylethanolamine in Fatal Prion Disease Propagation
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
HyunJeong (Paige) Park, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of an Eggshell on the Fermentation of Kimchi
Advisor: Mr. Marc Canu
School: Western Christian High School, Upland, Los Angeles County
S0417 — Honorable Mention
Arjun B. Sharma, Grade 10 portrait
A Computational Analysis of Tissue Specific Transcription Factor Networks
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Ravasi
School: Bishop's (The) School, La Jolla, San Diego County
Varun S. Sharma, Grade 10 portrait
Does Mitochondrial DNA Transfer Share the Same Path As Its Ancestral Bacteria?
Advisor: Dr. Robert Naviaux
School: Bishop's (The) School, La Jolla, San Diego County
S0419 — First Place
Carolyn S. Sinow, Grade 12 portrait
In vitro Analysis of a Synthetic Protein: A Model for Enzyme Replacement Therapy
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County
S0420 — Third Place
Jane Y. Suh, Grade 12 portrait
Microfluidic Device for Quantitative Single-Cell Profiling of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Year Two
Advisor: Dr. Hsian-Rong Tseng
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County
Jessica J. Wu-Woods, Grade 9 portrait
Is Organic Certified Corn Actually Genetic Modified?
Advisor: Mr. Bruno Dworzak
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0422 — Honorable Mention
Kevin C. Yang, Grade 9 portrait
Mitochondrial DNA, Our Second Genome: Unique Haplotypes of Mitochondrial DNA Control Region in a Han Chinese Family
Advisor: Ms. Alissa Beaman
School: Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, Orange County
S0423 — Second Place
Angela Zhang, Grade 10 portrait
Identification of a Novel Pathway and Its Therapeutic Targets of Tobacco Promotion of Lung Cancer
Advisor: Dr. Zhen Cheng
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Wayne W. Zhong, Grade 10 portrait
Effects of Leukemia Inhibiting Factor Concentrations on the Pluripotency of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells
Advisor: Dr. Amy Sprowles
School: Arcata High School, Arcata, Humboldt County

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