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Junior Academy Virtual Research Contest 2020

Student Showcase

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Table of Contents:

Biochemistry

Botany

Cell Biology

Ecology

Health & Medicine

Math & Computational

Microbiology

Physics & Engineering

Psychology

Biochemistry

IMMUNO-METABOLIC REPROGRAMMING OF MACROPHAGE PHENOTYPES

Winston Li

NITRIC OXIDE (NO) PRODUCTION IN BETA VULGARIS: A NOVEL AND ACCESSIBLE APPROACH TO TREATING RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Abhay Rao

A COMPARISON OF THE DEGRADATION RATES OF POLYETHYLENE AND A NOVEL BIO-BASED PLASTIC

Lana Van Note

Relative Tensile Strength of Starch Based Bioplastics: Effective and Biodegradable Materials for Applications in Consumable Manufacturing

Benjamin Lin

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REVERSIBLE LITHIUM PLATING & STRIPPING ENABLED BY ELECTROSPUN FIBER-FUNCTIONALIZED CURRENT COLLECTORS FOR ANODE-FREE LITHIUM BATTERIES

Kuk Hyun Chi


EFFECTS OF UV-A IRRADIANCE FROM LED LIGHTS AND FLUORESCENT LIGHTS ON ROOT ELONGATION IN Brassica rapa

Megan Lu


LAND BASED EELGRASS (Zostera marina) GERMINATION TO DETERMINE OPTIMAL PLANT GROWTH AND AS A RESTORATION INITIATIVE

Cassandra Vongrej


THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT MEDIA-BASED VERTICAL HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS ON THE WET BIOMASS OF Brassica oleracea

Micaeli Dym


EXPLOITING METABOLIC REPROGRAMMING IN LIVER CANCER:

MITOCHONDRIAL MEMBRANE POTENTIAL (ΔΨm) RESPONSE TO SELECTIVE ATP HYDROLYSIS INHIBITION

Patryk Dabek


THE APPLICATION OF MELATONIN TO STIMULATE GROWTH IN MUNG BEANS

Bradley Miller

Cell Biology


TARGETING NRF2 FOR REGULATION OF CHEMOKINE GENE CCL2 IN THE PROMOTION OF DIABETIC WOUND HEALING THROUGH ChIP

Jonathan Tenenbaum


LITHIUM AS AN INHIBITOR OF GSK-3β TO TREAT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Mila Kaplan



IS TAU PHOSPHORYLATION AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE LINKED TO OXIDATIVE STRESS-INDUCED MITOCHONDRIAL DISFUNCTION?

Gavin Zhao


USING MORPHOMETRY TO ANALYZE THE EFFECTS OF E-CIGARETTE SMOKE EXPOSURE IN THE LUNGS OF Mus Musculus

Madeline Davis


HOW ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY MAY CONTRIBUTE TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Sofia Kaplan


Investigating the Effects of GRN on Chemotherapy Response in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Sarah Karam

Potential Apoptotic Effects of Thymoquinone by P53 Dependent Pathways in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell

Raiyaan Shaik

COMPOUNDS THAT FACILITATE THE REACTIVATION OF MUTANT P53 INTO WILDTYPE

Ananya Raghavan

PROMOTING DENDRITIC SPINE MORPHOGENESIS IN CA1 HIPPOCAMPAL NEURONS: IMPLICATIONS OF REGULATING PAR3 EXPRESSION IN AGING AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

Bill Zhang

Quantifying the Interactions Between an Unexplored Peptide and its Associated ATP-Grasp Enzyme

Aneesh Karuppur


Logan Beharry - ANTI-CD47 THERAPY A NOVEL TREATMENT FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHIRITIS.pptx


Ecology

TESTING OF PUBLIC WATER FACILITIES FOR SAFETY AND POTABILITY

IS THE WATER IN PUBLIC PLACES SAFE FOR THE PEOPLE TO DRINK?

Harshni Patel


ALL THAT ALGAE: AN INVESTIGATION OF ALGAL BLOOMS AT TURTLE POND IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY, NY.

Isabel Dubov, Maxwell Selver


THE EFFECT OF A HIGH SURFACE AREA ANODE DESIGN ON THE POWER

GENERATION OF A POND SLUDGE MICROBIAL FUEL CELL.

Sidharth Srivastava


Wastewater Purification: Removal of Heavy Metal Ion Pollutants in Wastewater Using Waste Tea, Waste Coffee, Rice Bran, and Wheat Bran

Amit Krishna Kallakuri


The Effect of Elevated Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide on the Brassica rapa

Subin (Emily) Kwem


TESTING THE EFFICACY OF THE SEDIMENT-MICROPLASTIC ISOLATION (SMI) UNIT PROTOCOL AGAINST EXTRACTION METHOD 1 IN FILTERING OUT MICROPLASTICS FROM SEDIMENT SAMPLES.

Emily Luo


ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS & FERMENTATION OF PAPER SLUDGE TO YIELD BIOFUEL

Yi-Hsien Eu


THE EFFECT OF SALT ON DAPHNIA MAGNA'S HEART RATE.

Hassan Choudhry


PdG Adducts in Culture Cells from Second Hand Electronic Cigarette Smoke

Christine Kim


DEVELOPING AND TESTING A NOVEL DE-ICING AGENT WITH MINIMAL FAUNAL IMPACTS ON PALAEMONETES SPP.

Shealyn Lawless


THE EFFECT OF INSECT REPELLENT AND UV RADIATION ON THE EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT OF DANIO RERIO.

Simar Arora


PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF MICROPLASTIC ABUNDANCE IN DEEP-SEA SCALLOPS (Placopecten magellanicus) FROM CLOSED AND OPEN-ACESS FISHING AREAS.

Tyler Polon and Isabela Fuentes


THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POLYCULTURE VS MONOCULTURE ON LACTUCA SATIVA, SPINACIA OLERACEA, AND ERUCA SATIVA

Eric Wang


THE COMPARISON OF FISH MANURE, GREEN COMPOST, AND VERMICOMPOST’S ABILITY TO SUPPRESS SOIL PATHOGENS, HOLD WATER, AND CONTAIN NUTRIENTS.

Shivani Patel


Emulating Natural Fiber Aggregates in Turbulent Flow to Optimize the Use of Hair Follicles in Oil Spill Wastewater

Daniel Wang


Ashly Rivas - DESALINATION OF WATER USING HALOPHYTES.ppsm


Health & Medicine

THE COMPARISON OF SCAFFOLD DESIGN OF 3D PRINTED SCAFFOLDS FOR BONE REGENERATION TISSUE ENGINEERING

Ethan Park


THE USE OF PROTEOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS TO DESIGN CANCER VACCINES.

Claudia Zhang


A NOVEL ROLE FOR MITOCHONDRIAL FISSION AS A SENOLYTIC TARGET

Seton Liu


MODELING SEQUENTIAL IMMUNIZATION AGAINST THE HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS

Abhinav Ramidi


THE EFFECT OF TURMERIC AND INDIAN GINSENG ON BETA-AMYLOID INDUCED PARALYSIS AND LRRK2-MUTATION LOCOMOTION DEFICITS

Shruti Kedharnath


STRATEGY FOR IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL CANNABINOIDS TYPE 1 RECEPTOR (CB1) LIGANDS VIRTUAL SCREENINGS USING A STRUCTURE-BASED PHARMACOPHORE MODEL

Lindsey Jung


EXPLORING THE ANTINEOPLASTIC PROPERTIES OF ZINGIBER OFFICINALE DERIVATIVES THROUGH INHIBITION ON S. CEREVISIAE PROLIFERATION

Apollo Lee


A NOVEL APPROACH TO DETECT ENDOTOXIN HARNESSING PAMP-TRIGGERED IMMUNITY OF FRK1-LUC Arabidopsis thaliana

Aravind Krishnan


COLLAGEN-HYDROXYAPATITE COMPOSITE BONE SCAFFOLD FOR FACILITATING OSTEOBLAST GROWTH AND ADHERENCE

Megan Lavelle

THE EFFECT OF THE FORM OF DIETARY IRON THAT MUTANT C. elegans ARE EXPOSED TO ON THEIR INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO THE PATHOGEN S. marcescens

Gauri Lahoti


A NOVEL, LOW COST TREATMENT FOR PNS NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES: ASCORBIC ACID

Kannammai Pichappan


CALCIUM SIGNALING MODULATES BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABILITY WITH NOVEL ROLES IN ASTROCYTE-ENDOTHELIAL CELL TGF-B1 SIGNALING

Emily Hashem


EFFECT OF NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTION ON PLACENTAL ABILITY TO REGULATE INFLAMMATION

Julia Smolyak


THE EFFECT OF BACOPA MONNIERI EXTRACT AND EDTA ON SEIZURE ACTIVITY IN N2 AND CCA-1 C. elegans

Eeshan Khurana


DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: THE ROLE OF HIGH GLUCOSE MEDIATED ASTROGLIOSIS IN PHOTORECEPTOR DEGENERATION

Woohyun Kwen


THE TUMOR SUPPRESSING CAPABILITIES OF NATURALLY OCCURRING COMPOUNDS – A MECHANISTIC APPROACH

Parth Borker


The Effects of Plant-Derived Polyols and Ginger on Periodontal Disease

Julietta Onofrietti


The Inhibitory Effects of Cannabidiol and Xylitol on Pathogenic Oral Bacteria

Giovanna Onofrietti


The Effects of Coconut Oil and Algae on Cariogenic Pathogens

Vivianna Onofrietti


The Relationship Between Vitamin D Levels and Brain Volume in Children with Demyelinating Diseases of the Central Nervous System

Yug Yadava

Effect of Different Caffeine and Ethanol Dosages on Ameliorating β-Amyloid-Induced Paralysis in C. elegans

Pranita Sannidhi

Implementing PDE5 Inhibitors to Recover LTP Signals in Mice Hippocampi Treated with Oligomerized Amyloid-beta Proteins

Shasha Liu

Effects of Nutritional Intervention on Placental Ability to Regulate Inflammation

Julia Smolyak

A MINI C.P.A.P. MACHINE USEING A PIEZOELECTRIC BLOWER AND A REAL TIME ADJUSTABLE SMART PILLOW WITH AUDIO SENSORS

Sahasra Pokkunuri


Spencer Davis - Using a Thermal Imaging Camera to Detect Temperature Differences Between Normal Stifles and Stifles with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Ruptures in Dogs.pptx

Ella Davis - Biomechanical Testing of Rabbit Radius (Ulna) and Humerus Bones With Various Fixation Techniques to Determine Overall Strength and Stiffness.pptx

Math & Computational

Using Economic Indicators as a Factor for a Predictive Model to Estimate Potential Future Pollution for Developing Nations.

Ayan Lateef

Analyzing the Effect of Time Pressure and Constraints on Chess Performance

Aidan Choo

A Novel Form of TensorFlow Object Detection To Aid The Blind In Street Crossings

Bradley Xu

AN IMAGE SEGMENTATION ON THE FLY USING GEOMETRY, CURVE EVOLUTION, AND USER INTERACTION

Melanie Chen

Lane-change Path Planning of Autonomous Driving using Model-based Optimization, Deep Reinforcement Learning and 5G Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) Communications

William Li

USING MULTI-LENGTH TOKENS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF INFORMATION

LEAKAGE IN BLINDBOX.

Haocheng (Roger) Yang

An Autonomous Drone for Water Conservation and Irrigation Location Optimization.

Noam Yakar

The Effect of a Dynamic Rebalancing Strategy on Investment Portfolio Returns

Amanda Guan

CLASSIFYING VIDEO PACKETS ON AN OPENWRT ROUTER USING A MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM

William Kaminski

AN ALGORITHMIC APPROACH TOWARDS MATCHING DOCUMENT WORD USAGE AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE TO CORRESPONDING HISTORICAL TIME FRAME.

Justin Zhang

Automated Multi-Class Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy Using Deep Learning

Lily Chen

An Analysis on Hidden Markov Modeling and Random Forest for Monitoring Driver Behavior

Kristen Lee

Dietary Regulation of Cancer Immunity

Lara Ozkan

Quantifying Pathological Gambling with Long-Term Spending on Loot Boxes

Daniel Yuan

Understanding the Movement of Professional and High School Soccer Players

Stephen Andrews

Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Deep Learning

Mihir Rao

 

Microbiology

COMPARISON OF BACTERIAL GROWTH ABSORBED THROUGH ARTIFICIAL EPIDERMIS IN ORGANIC VS NON-ORGANIC COSMETICS

Kathleen Antonakakis

Digesting Low-Density Polyethylene Plastic Bags Using Pseudomonas Putida Bacteria

Michael Kravets

DESIGNING A MORE EFFECTIVE COVID-19 VACCINE BY TARGETING EPITOPES FROM NON-STRUCTURAL PROTEINS

Rayan Jawa

INHIBITION OF BACTERIAL GROWTH USING GARLIC

Carley Zhou

Ella Davis - Biomechanical Testing of Rabbit Radius (Ulna) and Humerus Bones With Various Fixation Techniques to Determine Overall Strength and Stiffness.pptx


Physics & Engineering


DEVELOPING UNIFORM ORIGAMI INSPIRED ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES FOR PROSTHETIC LIMBS

Sophia Grace Capili

MODBOT: A MODULAR ROBOTICS SYSTEM WITH EXTENTION CAPABILITIES AND COMPATIBILITY WITH SPECIALIZED MODULES FOR EXPLORATION, SEARCH-RESCUE OPERATIONS, AND MILITARY USE

Roy Chen, Arsh Singhal

INCREASING EFFICIENCY OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS IN LOW TEMPERATURE DIFFERENTIAL ENVIRONMENTS

Eric Gulko

DESIGN OF A NOVEL PILL CONTAINER THAT IS MORE CHILD RESISTANT AND IS EASILY OPENED BY OLDER INDIVIDUALS

Marissa Teitelbaum

Proximity Sensor-Based Inflatable Wrist Brace Design

Daniel Tobengauz

INCORPORATING KINESTHETIC ILLUSION WITH FORCE-SENSITIVE DEVICE TO AID HAND GRASP DURING SPACE TRAVEL

Edward Kim

Physics-Guided Deep Learning Algorithms for the Classification, Simulation, and Detection of Jet Images

Kosei Dohi

ACCELERATING A HANKEL Matrix SVD CALCULATION USING HARDWARE

ACCELERATORS FOR REAL TIME RADAR PROCESSING

David Kapelyan

GAITCHECK: USING A SMARTPHONE AS A WEARABLE SENSOR TO COLLECT

SPATIOTEMPORAL GAIT PARAMETERS

Jeffrey Min


A Novel Approach to Developing an Affordable Recurrent Neural Network Based Autonomous Irrigation System Optimized for Power Self-Sufficiency

Arya Tschand



Psychology

Triggering Ant “Alarm” Pheromones as an Effective Replacement to Harmful Insecticides

William Shullich

THE MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX: A POTENTIAL LINK BETWEEN SELF-DECEPTION AND AFFECT

Sydney Rosen

BLASTWATCH: A NOVEL DEVICE TO DETECT, MONITOR, AND REDUCE HAND TREMORS

Grace Pluemacher

DETERMINING THE EFFECTS OF VOICE PITCH ON ADOLESCENT PERCEPTION, SUBCONSCIOUS BIAS, AND MARKETING SUCCESS USING ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY

Emily Guan, Katherine Monroe

Predictive Models for Cyberbullying in Middle and High School Students

Rick Hsu

THE EFFECT OF POCKET SIZE ON HOW FEMALE STUDENTS VALUE GARMENTS

Aarya Doshi

INVESTIGATING THE VARYING EFFECTS OF SOCIAL FACILITATION BETWEEN ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS

Navya Malhotra, Aarush Sahni

The Effects Of Different Genres And Moods Of Music On Short Term Memory

Lauren Lepore

URBANIZATION AND DEPRESSION: A STUDY OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN URBAN, SUBURBAN, AND RURAL EUROPEAN POPULATIONS

Lauren Aslami

ACOUSTIC STIMULUS INFLUENCES OVIPOSITIONING IN Drosophila melanogaster

Caroline Dial


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