CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Microbiology (General)

Senior Division

S1601 — Honorable Mention
Jamil S. Ahmad, Grade 10
Knock Your Socks Off: Developing Nanocomposites from Socks for Versatile Water Disinfection
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Carter
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Sabrina S. Asefi, Grade 11
Natalie Imeshev, Grade 11
Human Health: Quantitative Comparative Analysis of Lactobacillus Colony Forming Units in Probiotic Supplements
Advisor: Miss Crystal Cooper
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Lesley X. Bedolla, Grade 11
Daniela Flores, Grade 11
Vincent Jay Wongsuchit, Grade 10
Healing the World One Shrimp at a Time
Advisor: Mr. Louis Luu
School: Kaiser (Henry J.) High School, Fontana, San Bernardino County
Trevor W. Cambron, Grade 11
Natalie T. Owens, Grade 11
Trails, Soil, and SOD
Advisor: Dr. Michael Loik
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County, San Lorenzo Valley Junior High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
Melanie D. Cervantes, Grade 10
Ana-Sofia Munoz, Grade 10
Samantha M. Redline, Grade 10
Testing and Comparing the Ability of Different Types of Cutting Boards to Withstand Bacterial Growth
Advisor: Mr. Jungsoo Han
School: Wilson (Glen A.) High School, Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County
Seung Ah Annabelle Choi, Grade 9
Modeling a Bioluminescent LED that Converts the Light of Luminescent Bactera to Electricity via Dye-Sensitized Plate
Advisor: Ms. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S1607 — First Place
Daniel Feng, Grade 9
Discovering Antibacterial Properties of "Old" Cultural Herbs Using a New Simulation-Aided Approach
Advisor: Mrs. Megan Lewis
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Chen E. Filler, Grade 10
The Role of Tetraspanins in the Uptake of the Fungus Candida albicans by Host Cells
Advisor: Dr. Hong Liu
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Alicia N. Hans, Grade 11
Fertilizer vs. Fungi, Part II: How Nitrogen Fertilizers Affect Beneficial Mycorrhizal Fungi
Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Treseder
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1610 — Fourth Place
Philippe Hansen-Estruch, Grade 12
A Microbiome Approach to Treat Galactosemia, a Life Threatening Genetic Disorder
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1611 — Second Place
Vivek V. Kamarshi, Grade 11
Tacrolimus-Induced Changes in Fusogenicity of Varicella Zoster Virus
Advisor: Ms. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Achyutha Kodavatikanti, Grade 9
Advait Thaploo, Grade 9
Saving Lives with Viruses: How Bacteriophages Can Kill Harmful E. coli Bacteria
Advisor: Dr. Srividhya Ramamoorthy
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
S1613 — Honorable Mention
Jillian M. Labador, Grade 10
CRISPR Interference Knockdown of Ampicillin Resistance Gene in Escherichia coli
Advisor: Dr. Rachell Auld
School: Roosevelt (Eleanor) High School, Eastvale, Riverside County
S1614 — Honorable Mention
Charlotta G. Lebedenko, Grade 12
Evaluating the Effects of Artificial Sweeteners and Caffeine on Human Gut Microbiota to Prevent Glucose Intolerance
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Christina V. Ngo, Grade 10
Nikki A. Nguyen, Grade 10
Christina Um Tran, Grade 10
Investigating the Effect of Makeup Primer Bases on the Growth of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli
Advisor: Mr. Patrick Allamandola
School: Hill (Andrew) High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Angelynn H. Nguyen, Grade 11
Determining if the Acidity of the Growth Medium Affects Candida albicans' Biofilm's Mechanism
Advisor: Mr. Patrick Allamandola
School: Hill (Andrew) High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1617 — Honorable Mention
Lekha Pillarisetti, Grade 11
Assessment of Effects of Nutrient Runoff Levels and Temperature on Accelerated Algal Growth and Eutrophication
Advisor: Mr. Vijay Pillarisetti
School: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Kate L. Popky, Grade 9
The Effects of Temperature on the Responsiveness of Escherichia coli to Ampicillin
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Kiest
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Yolanda A. Shen, Grade 12
Using Penium margaritaceum to Investigate Cytokinesis Conservation
Advisor: Ms. Katherine Huang
School: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Eric T. Vuong, Grade 11
Assessing the Efficacy of Phytochemical Therapy for Biofilm Inhibition in vitro
Advisor: Mr. Mark Grubb
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1621 — Third Place
Katherine F. Zhang, Grade 11
Deep Learning Analysis of Human Gut Microbiome Metagenomic Data with Applications in Geolocation and Disease Prediction
Advisor: Dr. Sharon Greenblum
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

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