CSEF Project Listings: 2019
Mammalian Biology

Senior Division

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S1201 — First Place
Ruchi P. Agashe, Grade 11 portrait
Identification of Treatments for Hemophilic Joint Disease through Evaluation of Vascular Defects
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Chinmayi Balusu, Grade 12 portrait
Can the Longevity Compound Rapamycin Rescue Brain Tissue in Age-Related Diseases in Old Mice?
Advisor: Ms. Sue Baker
School: Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Adolat Beshimova, Grade 12 portrait
Calpains 8 and 9 are Expressed in the Murine Intestines and Regulated by wnt3a in Colon Cancer Cells
Advisor: Dr. Ling Shao
School: Bravo (Francisco) Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Corynn M. Branche, Grade 10 portrait
Novel Insights into Human Obesity through Identification of Genetic Polymorphisms in Lean vs. Obese Labrador Retrievers
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
School: Windward School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
S1205 — Fourth Place
Ishaan S. Brar, Grade 10 portrait
A Novel Multi-Lumen Urinary Catheter with Sustained Unidirectional Biocide Flow
Advisor: Dr. Harjeet Brar
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Ashlyn H. Burrus, Grade 9 portrait
Acne Treatments: Proactiv vs. Home Remedy
Advisor: Mrs. Katayoon Setodehnia
School: Renascence School International, Costa Mesa, Orange County
S1207 — Third Place
Iliana R. Close, Grade 9 portrait
Keira Swei, Grade 9 portrait
Correlating Inflammatory Markers and the Development of Neurodegenerative Lesions Using Machine Learning
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Dr. Robert Dubrow
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Jason I. Hepfer, Grade 10 portrait
Variations in Behavior Tendencies of House Mice as a Result of Gravitational Manipulation
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
S1209 — Second Place
Allison S. Jia, Grade 11 portrait
Modeling Neurodegeneration in vitro: A Dynamic Study of Tau in a Microfluidic Chamber System via Quantum Dot Labeling
Advisor: Mr. Chris Spenner
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Hara Jo, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of NIH/3T3 Fibroblast Co-Culture on the Growth and Survival of HMEC
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Hampton
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S1211 — Honorable Mention
Elisha D. Johnston, Grade 10 portrait
Developing a Novel Physiologically Relevant Model to Study Cartilage Regeneration
Advisor: Dr. Lin Chen
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Zuriel Erikson V. Joven, Grade 10 portrait
Development and in Vitro Evaluation of Dextrose Transdermal Patches as a Low-Cost Alternative to Intravenous Delivery
Advisor: Ms. Corinne Rushing
School: West Campus High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Maya S. Khurana, Grade 11 portrait
Occult Breast Cancer: Does Molecular Profile Matter in Treatment?
Advisor: Ms. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Susanna S. Kim, Grade 11 portrait
Identification of Novel Biomarkers for the Early Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Advisor: Mr. Eric Lee
School: Van Nuys Senior High School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
Katie G. Moon, Grade 10 portrait
Kyle M. Morrissey, Grade 10 portrait
Measuring Stress on the Patellar Tendon at Various Bend Angles
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
S1216 — Honorable Mention
Sina Moshfeghi, Grade 12 portrait
Transdermal Lactate Collection with Agarose Gels for Noninvasive and Painless Monitoring of Patients
Advisor: Ms. Melissa Klose
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Kenny N. Nguyen, Grade 9 portrait
Fractals and the Chaos Theory in Oncology and the Analyzation of Tumors
Advisor: Dr. Rachell Auld
School: Roosevelt (Eleanor) High School, Eastvale, Riverside County
Seeta R. Patel, Grade 10 portrait
Hyunjin Rheem, Grade 10 portrait
Reduced Expression of an Apoptotic Marker on RBC-Derived Drug Delivery Vehicles
Advisor: Dr. Bahman Anvari
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Omer W. Randhawa, Grade 11 portrait
Impact of APOE Gene on Alzheimer's Gender Discrepancy
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Jesus A. Rivera, Grade 10 portrait
Formula Milk vs. Mother's Milk
Advisor: Mr. Roberto Castro
School: Nuview Bridge Early College High School, Nuevo, Riverside County
Dalton Robinson, Grade 11 portrait
Parasite Susceptibility in Icelandic Sheep: A Comparison of Offspring of Iceland-born Rams vs. American-born Rams
Advisor: Dr. Susan Engwall
School: Mendocino High School, Mendocino, Mendocino County
Julia Vargas, Grade 11 portrait
Superiority In Grip Strength: Athletes or Non-athletes?
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County

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