CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Mammalian Biology

Senior Division

Amanda F. Bryant- Dunmire, Grade 10
Felines vs. Canines
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
S1202 — Honorable Mention
Gautam S. Bulusu, Grade 10
Biomarkers in Risk Prediction Model (RPM) Predicting Recurrence in Patients with Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
Advisor: Dr. Mamatha Chivukula
School: Cupertino High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Laura A. Contreras, Grade 12
Is Nutri-Grain Berry Healthy?
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Righetti (Ernest) High School, Santa Maira, Santa Barbara County
S1204 — Fourth Place
Tara P. Iyer, Grade 11
Gender Differences in the Prevalence of Co-Morbid Disorders Affecting the ASD Population
Advisor: Mr. Gary Hubbs
School: Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Neda Izadyar, Grade 9
Differentiation of Human Adipose Stem Cells to Osteocytes and Chondrocytes
Advisor: Dr. Fari Izadyar
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Everett N. Kim, Grade 10
Artificial Sweeteners: The Effects of Sucralose and Saccharin on the Dietary and Metabolic Habits of Mus musculus
Advisor: Dr. Richard Cardullo
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
S1207 — Second Place
Kevin K. Lee, Grade 12
Strongly Coupling the Electrical and Mechanical Dynamics of the Heartbeat in a Diffuse Interface Model
Advisor: Dr. John Lowengrub
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1208 — First Place
Vick C. Liu, Grade 10
A Microfluidic Device for Blood Separation and Cell Morphology Analysis Using Acoustic Microstreaming
Advisor: Dr. Robin Liu
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Kevin G. Makens, Grade 10
Can the Human Eye See above 60 FPS?
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
Andrea Mora, Grade 11
Jade N. Purifoy, Grade 11
Is a Dog Really Man's Best Friend?
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Alyssa L. Pompan, Grade 9
My Joints Crack: Should I Be Worried?
Advisor: Ms. Kim Kiest
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Amanda M. Richno, Grade 11
Isabella L. Spangle, Grade 12
Male Dominance? Battle of the Sexes
Advisor: Miss Katie Lewis
School: Big Valley High School, Bieber, Lassen County
Alap A. Sahoo, Grade 11
Compositional Differences in Protein Content in Milk from rBST-Treated and non-rBST-Treated Dairy Cows
Advisor: Mrs. Crystal Neptune
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Bijan A. Samimi, Grade 10
The Study of the Inheritance of Syndactyly
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Acquistapace
School: De La Salle High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
S1215 — Honorable Mention
Japmeet K. Sandhu, Grade 11
Ashima Thusu, Grade 10
Supertasting Ability, Satiety, and Childhood Obesity in the Hispanic Population
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Bowns
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S1216 — Honorable Mention
Onkar S. Sandhu, Grade 10
Optical Coherence Tomography in Acute Coronary Syndrome
Advisor: Dr. Bipin Joshi
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Christina E. Schaefer, Grade 10
Betsie C. Wilson, Grade 10
Domestic Felines' vs. Domestic Canines' Intellectual Capability to Comprehend Learning Specific Movements on Command
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Melissa P. Thurston, Grade 11
The Comparative Effectiveness of CPAs DMSO, OCT, and Glycerol on Viability of Cells Extracted from Frozen Intact Teeth
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1219 — Third Place
Aileen F. Wang, Grade 11
A Novel Breast Cancer Detection Algorithm Using Point Region Growing Segmentation and Pseudo-Zernike Moments
Advisor: Mr. Robert Jansen
School: Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, Orange County

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