CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Biochemistry / Molecular Biology
Junior Division

Arora, Amit, Grade 8
Which Sport Drink Hydrates the Body Fastest?
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Leach
School: Sierra Vista Middle School, Irvine, Orange County

J0303 Category Award: First Place
Bhambi, Akriti, Grade 8
Lactase... Sweet... Lactase ! Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. William Plain
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Brown, Jacqueline J., Grade 7
Inky Fingers
Advisor: Mr. Jerry Trenter
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County

Corona, Daniela, Grade 7
Espinosa, Karen S., Grade 7
Gel Electrophoresis of Chlorophyll from Coast Redwood and Madrone
Advisor: Mr. John Woods
School: Anderson Valley Junior/Senior High School, Boonville, Mendocino County

Gee, Christopher P., Grade 8
Are Biochemical Processes in Algae and Higher Plants Affected by the Color of the Light Used to Illuminate Them?
Advisor: Ms. Melinda Hom
School: Cornerstone Academy, San Francisco, San Francisco County

Geibig, Jared A., Grade 6
Hill, Marissa A., Grade 6
Makker, Sona R., Grade 6
Miller, Matthew C., Grade 6
Balloon Blow-up
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Anderson
School: St. Bernard School, Tracy, San Joaquin County

Gigliotti, Bobbie Jean, Grade 8
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria with the Help of Plasmid DNA Project Abstract
Advisor: Miss Kathryn Ducharme
School: Carlton Hills School, Santee, San Diego County

Hom, Emily Y., Grade 8
What Drink Stains Your Teeth the Most?
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Lewis
School: Muir (John) Middle School, Burbank, Los Angeles County

J0310 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Kuber, Catharine M., Grade 7
How Does Temperature Affect Serum Formation in Dairy Cattle? Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Reese
School: Reyburn Intermediate, Clovis, Fresno County

Kum, Courtney Y., Grade 7
Green Hair and Chlorine: Who Is the Culprit? Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Osslund
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County

Mekonnen, Zesemayat K., Grade 8
Moreno, Danielle C., Grade 8
Can You Identify an Unknown Quantity of DNA with a Known Quantity of DNA Marker?
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Harlow
School: Briggs (Lyle S.) Fundamental School, Chino, San Bernardino County

Minkovsky, Alissa F., Grade 8
Are Essential Genes Better Conserved Through Evolution than Non-Essential Genes? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Louis Garcia
School: Viewpoint School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County

Mobley, Dylan S., Grade 8
Wigley, Douglas, Grade 8
Advisor: Mrs. Tami Warr
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County

Nikssarian, Alexander D., Grade 7
A Little Dab Will Do You: Coke=Salt=Vitamin C As a Preservative? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Deirdre Gonzales
School: Santa Catalina Lower School, Monterey, Monterey County

J0316 Category Award: Third Place
Orr, Crissy M., Grade 8
Using ELISA Biotechnology for the Quality Control of Beneficial Insects Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Brent Susman
School: Ocean View Junior High School, Oxnard, Ventura County

J0317 Category Award: Second Place
Palida, Sakina F., Grade 8
How Does Light Affect Proteins Involved in Photosynthesis? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Livingston
School: Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Pashky, Lara B., Grade 8
Bad to the Bones
Advisor: Ms. Wendi Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County

Stoehr, Kelsey R., Grade 6
What Is the Effect of Phosphoric Acid on Tissue?
Advisor: Mr. Gary Cohagan
School: Valley Oak Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County

Ward, William T., Grade 8
Blood Sugars: Pump vs. Injection
Advisor: Ms. Peggy Ratner
School: Rancho Del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County

Willsey, Allyson B., Grade 8
Does Flouride Reduce the Effects or Various Harmful Substances on Teeth?
Advisor: Mr. John Rosser
School: Shorecliffs Middle School, San Clemente, Orange County

Wood, Drew, Grade 7
Does Medication and Diet Affect Platelet Adhesion?
Advisor: Mrs. Marcie Hale
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County

Woods, Kyle R., Grade 6
Which Diet or Regular Soda Has the Most Effect on Teeth and Eggshells? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Lily Westhart
School: Our Lady Queen of Angeles, Newport Beach, Orange County

Zapata, Dale A., Grade 8
Sourness and Vitamin C
Advisor: Mr. Jeffery Fox
School: St. Bede the Venerable School, La Canada, Los Angeles County

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