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Administrators

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Program Director

Nishit Vasavada

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Program Strategist

Jimmy Qian

Current Student Researchers

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Synthesis of nitroanilide test substrates for colorimetric detection of enzyme kinetics, in situ generation of reactive ketene intermediates

Mission San Jose High School

Allen C.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Spectroscopic determination of serine hydrolase kinetics using 4-nitrophenyl ester substrates; in situ generation of ketene intermediates

Mission San Jose High School

Karankumar M.

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Advisor: Downing

Research: Using inputed source language to attempt identification of roots & conjugates, measuring results against published decryptions 

Irvington High School

Tanvi D.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Synthesis of nitroanilide test substrates for colorimetric detection of enzyme kinetics, in situ generation of reactive ketene intermediates

American High School

Brian F.

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Advisor: Downing

Research: Implementing data mining and machine learning to find potentially habitable exoplanets from NASA datasets

Bellarmine College Preparatory

Jason T.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Hypochlorite-mediated green oxidation of menthol to menthone towards the chemical synthesis of novel non-nucleoside HIV inhibitors

Irvington High School

Rohan A.

Advisor: Downing

Research: Integrating new observations and refining planetary candidate multivariate selection algorithm to infer mass & atmospheric-retaining abilities

Milpitas High School

Rakesh M.

Advisor: Suresh

Research: Monitoring oxidative stress to determine the magnitude and timing of stress responses in plants

Amador Valley High School

Geetika B.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Design and scalable chemical synthesis of novel terpene-based non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

The Quarry Lane School

Anvi S.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Synthesis of nitroanilide test substrates for colorimetric detection of enzyme kinetics, in situ generation of reactive ketene intermediates

Dublin High School

Kara T.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: FT-IR (fourier transform infrared) spectroscopic monitoring of green oxidation of menthol; synthesis of NNRTI antivirals

Mission San Jose High

Jeslyn W.

Advisor: Suresh

Research: Monitoring oxidative stress to determine the magnitude and timing of stress responses in plants

Irvington High School

Saahil D.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Fluorescent probes for in vivo cell viability determination; high-throughput virtual screening of monastrol analogs

Mission San Jose High

Ansh R.

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Advisor: Downing

Research: Implementing data mining and machine learning to find potentially habitable exoplanets from NASA datasets

Mission San Jose High

Sushruth B.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Synthesis of nitroanilide test substrates for colorimetric detection of enzyme kinetics, in situ generation of reactive ketene intermediates

Mission San Jose High

Ayeeshi P.

Advisor: Njoo

Research: biological evaluation and antiproliferative activity of novel berberine analogs

Los Altos High School

Sarah S.

Advisor: Njoo

Research: Chemical synthesis of bioactive and medicinally relevant small molecules

The Quarry Lane School

Ayush B.

Advisor: Njoo

Research: Excited state computed TD-DFT electronic structure towards singlet oxygen activation in bioactive berberine analogs

Amador Valley High

Bhavesh A.

Advisor: Downing

Research: Integrating new observations and refining planetary candidate multivariate selection algorithm to infer mass & atmospheric-retaining abilities

Mission San Jose High School

Akhil D.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Scalable green synthesis of terpene-based non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors towards next-generation HIV antiviral therapeutics

The Quarry Lane School

Atri S.

Advisor: Njoo

Research: Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel menthol-based non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

San Ramon Valley High School

Ananya V.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Strain-specific antimicrobial behavior of berberine and novel berberine analogs in comparison to conventional antibiotics

Foothill High School

Andrew S.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Combinatorial multicomponent synthesis of monastrol analogs; S-trityl-L-cysteine derivatives as kinesin/Eg5 inhibitors

Dougherty Valley High School

Krithikaa P.

Advisor: Njoo

Research: Semisynthesis and biological activity of novel berberine analogs; strain-specific antimicrobial cytotoxicity of berberine

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

Stephanie S.

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Advisor: Downing

Research: Implementing data mining  and machine learning to find potentially habitable exoplanets from NASA datasets

Mission San Jose High School

Laasya B.

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Advisor: Suresh

Research: Genetic determination of sequence variations in sucrase enzyme genes between genetically modified (GMO) and wild-type peas

Mission San Jose High School

Esther L.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Scalable synthesis and late-stage beckmann rearrangements of menthone derivatives towards anti-HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors

American High School

Katrina R.

Advisor: Njoo

Research: S. cerevisiae as a model organism for studying small molecule inhibitors of the Eg5/kinesin assembly in mitotic spindles.

Dublin High School

Audrey K.

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Advisor: Johar

Research: Synthesis, characterization and fluorescent properties of lead halide and cadmium halide quantum dots

American High School

James Z.

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Advisor: Suresh

Research: Determination of genetic variation between genetically modified (GMO) sucrase enzyme and non-GMO sucrase in sugar peas

Amador Valley High School

Anushka R.

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Advisor: Suresh

Research: Comparison of sucrase enzyme gene modification in GMO (genetically-modified) pea plants

Irvington High School

Simone K.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Combinatorial multicomponent synthesis of monastrol analogs; S-trityl-L-cysteine derivatives as kinesin/Eg5 inhibitors

Mission San Jose High School

Ishani A.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Biological evaluation and strain-specific cytotoxicity of berberine analogs in comparison to conventional antibiotics

Amador Valley High School

Sarada R.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Combinatorial multicomponent synthesis of monastrol analogs; S-trityl-L-cysteine derivatives as kinesin/Eg5 inhibitors

American High School

Aishwarya Y.

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Advisor: Johar

Research: Scalable synthesis and preparation of PbX2 and CdX2 perovskite quantum dots for applications in fluorescent materials

American High School

Mihika A.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Combinatorial multicomponent synthesis of monastrol analogs; S-trityl-L-cysteine derivatives as kinesin/Eg5 inhibitors

Mission San Jose High School

Ria K.

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Advisor: Suresh

Research: Genetic determination of sequence variations in sucrase enzyme genes between genetically modified (GMO) and non-GMO plants

Amador Valley High School

Shloka R.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Chemical synthesis and biological evaluation of novel berberine analogs

The College Preparatory School

Simrun S.

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Advisor:Downing

Research: Applying data mining in search of habitable exoplanets 

Mission San Jose High School

Nihal S.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Chemical synthesis of amino acid based protease inhibitors and colorimetric test substrates for enzyme kinetics monitoring

The College Preparatory School

Andrew L.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: High-throughput virtual screening and computational docking analysis of novel 2,4-dihydropyrimidines and Biginelli cycloaddition products

Mission San Jose High

Tyler S.

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Advisor: Njoo

Research: Combinatorial multicomponent synthesis of monastrol analogs; S-trityl-L-cysteine derivatives as kinesin/Eg5 inhibitors

American High School

Aishwarya Y.

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