10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS, USA
September 15-18, 2013

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PA - 01

Potential Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 and Arsenic trioxide on Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Christian S. Rogers1, Clement G. Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1, 2

 

1Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, 2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

 

PA - 02

Arsenic trioxide: A potent DNA Damaging Anticancer Drug in the Management of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

 

Tammy Cox1, Clement G. Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Provine High School, 2400 Robinson Street, Jackson, MS 39209, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 03

Arsenic trioxide Based Drug-Induced Cytotoxic Effects to Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Triniti Taylor1, Tullow Burrow2, Clement G. Yedjou3 and Paul B. Tchounwou3

 

1Lanier High School 833 West Maple Street Jackson, MS 39204, USA

2Murrah High School 1400 Murrah Drive, Jackson, MS 39202, USA

3Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 04

Activation of Caspase-3 and Nucleosomal DNA Fragmentation in Lead-Treated Leukemic Cells

 

Ariane T. Mbemi1, 2, Mohammad Shahbazi1 and Clement G. Yedjou2

 

1College of Public Service, Jackson Medical Mall, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 05

Novel-Natural Product Induced Cytotoxic Damage and Activation of Caspase-3 in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Imani Nelson, Chuks Agusiegbe, Clement G. Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health; College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 06

Garlic Treatment-Induced Growth Arrest and Cell Death of Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells  

 

DeBorah  Luckett1, James Bennett2, Clement G. Yedjou3 and Paul B. Tchounwou3

 

1Jim Hill High School, 2185 Fortune Street, Jackson, MS 39204, USA

2Provine High School, 2400  Robinson Street, Jackson, MS 39209, USA

3Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 07

Cytotoxic Efficacy and Inhibitory Effect of Garlic Extract to Human Leukemia (Hl-60) Cells  

 

Keara Johnson, and Clement Yedjou

 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 08

 

Garlic Extract Modulated Phosphatidylserine Externalization Accompanied by Secondary Necrotic Cell Death in Leukemic Cells

 

Sylvianne Njiki, Kumar Sanjay, Ramzi Kafoury, Gregorio Begonia and Clement Yedjou

 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 09

Cellular Toxicity of Lead Nitrate to Human Promyelocytic Leukemia (Hl-60) Cells

 

Sara Bibbs1, Tyler Lowe2, Clement G. Yedjou3 and Paul B. Tchounwou3

 

1Jim Hill High School, 2185 Fortune St, Jackson, MS 39204, USA

2Provine High School, 2400 Robinson Street, Jackson, MS 39209, USA

3Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 10

Novel Approach to Detect Viable and Necrotic Dead Cells after Lead Nitrate Exposure

 

Tanjanikia Mckinney1, Clement G. Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Jim Hill High School, 2185 Fortune St, Jackson, MS 39204, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 11

Ethyl Acetate Vernonia amydalina Extracts Inhibit the Growth of Human Prostate (PC-3) Cells through Microtubule Destabilization

 

Will Johnson1, Ernest Izevbigie1, Clement Yedjou1, Mary A. Jordan2, Doug Thrower2 and Stephanie Richardson2

 

1Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies Lab; NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Neuroscience Research Institute, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

 

PA - 12

Toxicity and Gene Expression Assessments in Vernonia amygdalina -Treated Breast Cancer Cells

 

Lecia Robinson2, Clement G. Yedjou1,2, Ernest Izevbigie2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1,3

 

1Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health; 2Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies; 3Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 13

Cytogenotoxic Effects of Vernonia amygdalina and Paclitaxel on Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer Cells

 

Roderick McDowell1, Carolyn B. Howard1, 2 and Clement G. Yedjou3

 

1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory; 2NIH/RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology; 3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 14

Ocimum gratissimum (Og) Leaf Extracts: Anti-Proliferative Activity and Reduction of Levels of Survival Proteins in Human Prostate Cancer (PC3•AR) Cells

 

Sakeli M. Hall1, Stephen I. Ekunwe1, Xuang Luo2, H-S Wang3 and Gregorio Begonia1

 

1College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA; 2School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China;

3School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, People’s Republic of China

 

PA - 15

Myosin Regulatory Light Chain Silencing: Function, Mechanisms, and Therapeutic Implications in Pancreatic Cancer

 

Jameka N. Grigsby and Kenneth Ndebele

 

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 16

Correlation of Phthalate Metabolite, Monoethylhexyl (Mehp) and Legumain Gene Expression in Pancreatic Cancer

 

Antrice Walker1,2,3, Kenneth Ndebele1,2,3, Barbara Graham1,2,3, and Paul Tchounwou3

 

1Laboratory of Cancer Immunology Target Identification and Validation, 2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

3College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 17

Di (N-Pentyl) Phthalate (DNPP, DPEP) Induces Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) and Anti-Androgenic Activity through the Down Regulation of TMPRSS4 Mediated Pathways in Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines

 

Carvey Patterson, Kenneth Ndebele, Barbara Graham and Paul Tchounwou

Laboratory of Cancer Immunology Target Identification and Validation, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 18

Characterization of Nickel-Induced Immunological Disfunction in SW1573 Alveolar Carcinoma Cells

 

Kellie G. Brown, Kenneth Ndebele, Barbara Graham and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Laboratory of Cancer Immunology Target Identification and Validation, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 19

In Vitro Cytotoxicity Assessment of Silver Nanoparticles Using Human Liver Carcinoma Cells

 

Karen L. Saddler1, Kenneth Ndebele1, Paul Tchounwou2, and Barbara Graham1

 

1Laboratory of Cancer Immunology, Target Identification and Validation, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, CSET Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA. 2 Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH- Center for Environmental Health, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 20

Production of Lentiviruses to Engineer Human Mammary Fibroblasts to Express Low Levels of FAP

 

Precious D. Cooper1 and Thomas Kelly2

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University Jackson, MS, USA

2Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

 

PA - 21

Di- (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) Induces Invasion, Migration, and Anchorage Independent Growth through Up Regulation of S100p Signaling Pathways

 

Jennifer Sims1,2,3, Kenneth Ndebele1,2,3, Barbara Graham1,2,3 and Paul Tchounwou3

 

1Laboratory of Cancer Immunology Target Identification and Validation, 2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

3College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 22

Differences in Distribution and Protein Sequence Length of Universal Stress Proteins Encoded in Brucella Genomes

 

Dominique R. Smith-McInnis1, Desma Kelly1, 2, Shaneka S. Simmons, Andreas N. Mbah1, Wellington K. Ayensu1, and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA 2Jackson Public Schools, Lanier High School, Jackson MS 39203

 

PA - 23

Functional Annotation of Stress Genes Within the Edwardsiella Genome

 

Jessica L. Hobbs, Wellington K. Ayensu, Clement Yedjou and Raphael Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 24

Universal Stress Protein Gene Expression in Bacillus thuringiensis

 

Baraka S. Williams1, Wellington K. Ayensu1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1 and Bianca Garner 2

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Division of Natural Science, Department of Biology, Tougaloo College, Jackson Mississippi 39174, USA

 

PA - 25

Construction of Hsf2 Mammalian Expression System, and Evaluation of Effect of Hsp90 Inhibitor 17aag in Tumor Cell Cytoskeleton

 

Shaloam. R. Dasari and Paul. B. Tchounwou

 

College of science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

 

PA - 26

Quantitative Risk Assessment Model for Salmonella Infections in Broiler Chicken

 

Luma Akil and H. Anwar Ahmad

 

Department of Biology/Environmental Science. College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 27

Oxidative Stress Induced by Different Diameter Size Silver Nanoparticles in Sprague-Dawley Rats

 

Anita K. Patlolla, Tina Moore and Paul B.Tchounwou

 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 28

Comparative Hepatotoxicity Study of Peg-Coated and Non-Coated Gold Nanoparticles in Sprague-Dawley Rats

 

Chandra D. Collier and Anita K. Patlolla

 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 29

Determining the Effect of Androgen Dependent Claudin Expression in the Mouse Prostate

 

Christine Tchounwou1, Brandy Snider2 and Travis J. Jerde2

 

1Department of Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans LA, 70125, USA

2Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 340 West 10th St, Suite 6200, Indianapolis, IN, 4620

 

 

PA - 30

Metabolism of Benzo(A)Pyrene by Subcellular Fractions of Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract and Liver in Apcmin Mouse Model of Colon Cancer

 

Jane A. Mantey1, Perumalla V. Rekhadevi2, Mohammad S. Niaz2 and Aramandla Ramesh2

 

1Departments of Pharmacology, 2Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208, USA

 

PA - 31

Characterizing the Role of Microvillous Cells in the Mouse Main Olfactory System

 

Ariana Smith1, Danielle Tyson2 and Weihong Lin2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA

 

PA - 32

Overcoming Pcr Inhibition Using Mutant Taq Polymerases

 

Dominique N. Cooper1, Zachary Goecker2, Jesse Ramirez2, Ryan Yee2 and Steven B. Lee2

 

1Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson MS, 39217, USA

2San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0050, USA

 

PA - 33

Comparative Analysis of Methods Used to Detect Autoantibodies in Celiac Disease

 

Brandon Newton1, Roger Frye2, Amy Maters2, Whitney Green3, John Hooks4, Barbara Detrick3

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University Jackson MS 39217, 2Department of Pathology and Immunology Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore MD 21287, 3Department of Pathology, SOM and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD 21287, 4Immunology and Virology Section Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, NIH Bethesda, MD 20892

 

PA - 34

The Role of Sensory Neurons in the Development of Radiation Induced Heart Disease

 

Tirra Braddy, Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, and Marjan Boerma

 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Jackson State University, LSMAMP Bridge to Doctorate Program

 

PA - 35

Photo-Induced Toxicity of Engineered Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Aqautic Ecosystem

 

Xiaojia He, Winfred G. Aker, Kavitha Pathakoti and Huey-min Hwang

 

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory,  Biology Department,  College  of  Science, Engineering  and  Technology,  Jackson  State  University,  1400  Lynch  Street,  Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 36

Effects of Particle Morphology on Toxicity of Tio2 Nanoparticles to Artemia salina

 

Terriona Cowan, Martha Johnson, Mehmet Ates and Zikri Arslan

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 37

Spatial Mapping of Asthma Hospitalizations in Relation to Particulate Pollution- A GIS Based Decision Support for Health Administration

 

Swatantra R. Kethireddy¹, Paul B. Tchounwou¹, Jeffrey C. Luvall², Mohammad Al-Hamdan³,   John H. Young4

 

¹Environmental Science PhD program, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217 USA

²Global Hydrology and Climate Center, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, 320 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35805 USA

³Universities Space Research Association, National Space Science and Technology Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, 320 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35805 USA

4Trent Lott Geospatial Visualization and Research Centre, Jackson State University, Mississippi e-Center,1230 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS 39204 USA

 

PA - 38

Hospital Acquired Infections, Place Matters

 

India Y. Curry1 and Daniel F. Sarpong1,2

 

1School of Health Sciences, Jackson State University,350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 701, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2RTRN Data Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 39

Social, Environmental and Biological Determinants of Intellectual Disabilities in India

 

Ram Lakhan and Anthony R. Mawson

 

School of Health Science, College of Public Service, Jackson State University, 350, West Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS 39213, USA

 

PA - 40

Buffering Effect of Social Support on Mental Problem Related Toacculturative Stress Among Aged Immigrants: The National Latino and Asian Study


Ji-Young Lee1, Jung Hye Sung2 and Jae Eun Lee3


1Psycho-sociology, University of Pittsburgh, USA

2Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Jackson State University, USA

3RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 41

Differential Effect of Exercise on Hypertension Between Medicated and Non- Medicated African American Males

 

Angela Manyfield1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 42

Title of Study: The Differences in the Prevalence of Kidney Failure Between African Americans and Caucasians in Jackson, Mississippi: A Pilot Study

 

Chinedu J. Ngwudike1, Bayyinah S. Nance1, Iruoma G. Emmanuel1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 43

Association of Stress-Related Hypertension With Negative Behavioral Choices: A Pilot Study

 

Danielle Hines1, Devin Williams1, Jae Eun Lee1 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 44

Does Limited Social Support Affect One’s Mood?

 

Domonique Hargrave1, Georgia Murriel1, Alfred Webb1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 45

Health Care Seeking Behaviors among African Americans with Hypertension or Diabetes:  A Pilot Study

 

Jamal Z. Bankhead1, Keneatha R. Reynolds1, Dominique L. Williams1, Jae Eun Lee2, and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 46

Healthcare Workers’ Perception on Electronic Health Record System at Jackson Healthcare Facilities: A Pilot Study

 

Fereshteh Ghahramani1, Manju Gautam1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 47

Exercise and its Effects on Mood Change

 

Jeffery Turner1, Michelle Young1, Gladys Mitchell1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 48

Association of Dietary Habits and Physical Activity with Obesity, Hypertension and Type Ii Diabetes Among Adult Women in Mississippi

 

Matilda O. Johnson1, Jin Zhang1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 49

How Do Social Determinants Impact Health?

 

LuTasha Roberts1, Ana-Lisa Jefferson1, Chiquita Chanay1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 50

Knowledge of the Reproductive Health Among African- American Women

 

Sonia Holmes1, Alicia Gray1, Benonica Mann1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 51

Relationship Between Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors

 

Kayla G. Hearn1, Ronneccia S. Mackey1, LaToya C. Washington1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 52

Assessing the Effect of Access to Walkability and Social Connectedness on Physical Activity in the Workplace

 

LaDaryl Watkins1, Marcus Johnson1, Alyshia McAllister1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 53

Women’s Intentions to Breastfeed in Mississippi

 

Natasha Gilbert1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 54

Alcohol Consumption to Relieve Stress

 

Shanekia Coleman1, Natasha Hawthorne1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 55

Examining the Effects of Sleep Patterns on the Performances of Graduate Students: At Jackson State University

 

Rodney Anthony1, Brittany Sanders1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 56

Literacy of Secondhand Smoke Exposure among Mississippi Adults

 

Litia Sandi1, Gray Jesseca1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 57

Effectiveness of Daily Exercise in a Stressful Work Environment

 

Sarah Collins1, Shanice London1, Lacey McKee1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 58

Influence of Health Education on Medication Adherence in African American Patients Diagnosed with Hypertension

 

Sharmila Sapkota1, Swati Prodduturu1, Nezam Samiepoor1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 59

The Effect of Heart Disease in the African American Community

 

Shondra Gooden1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 60

Health Disparities Among African-American Women in a Rural Faith-Based Organization in Mississippi

 

Vanessa Bland1, NaTarsha Lindsey1, Aundria Range1, Jae Eun Lee2 and Jung Hye Sung1

 

1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, USA

2RTRN DCC, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 61

A New Dipodal Urea-Based Receptor for Selective Binding of Fluoride

 

Abdallah Gana1, Avijit Pramanik1, Frank R. Fronczek2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

 

PA - 62

A Macrocyclic Dinuclear Nickel (Ii) Complex for Oxalate Anion and Amino Acids in Water

 

Gulrukh Shaheen1, Md Mhahabubur Rhaman2, Frank R. Froncze3, Douglas R. Powell4 and Md. Alamgir Hossain2

 

1Madison Central High School, 1417 Highland Colony Pkwy, Madison, MS 39110, USA

2Department of chemistry and biochemistry, Jackson State University, MS 39217, USA

3Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA

4Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019, USA

 

PA - 63

Synthesis and Binding Studies of Hexaurea-Based Tripodal Receptors

 

Hyppolitte F. Djouda, Avijit Pramanik, Maryam E Khansari, Md Mhahabubur Rhaman and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 64

Arsenic Trioxide Induces Changes in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

 

Phatia Wells1, Barbara Graham1,2, Kenneth Ndebele1 and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Laboratory of Cancer Immunology Target Identification and Validation, 2RCMI Center of Environmental Health, Department of Biology College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 65

Anion Complexation Studies of a Novel Diquinoline-Bsed Urea Receptor

 

Yolanda R. Anderson1, Maryam Emami Khansari2, Avijit Pramanik2, Douglas R. Powell3 and Md. Alamgir Hossain2

 

1Wingfield High School, Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, MS 39204

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217

3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019

 

PA - 66

Detection and Separation of Toxic Anions with Novel Thiourea Based Acyclic Receptors

 

Maryam Emami Khansari1, Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

 

PA - 67

Iodide Sensing by a Furan-Based Macrocyclic Dinuclear Copper(II) Complex

 

Md Mhahabubur Rhaman1, Douglas R. Powell2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39212, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019, USA

 

PA - 68

Decontamination of Toxic Fluoride from Water by a Novel Class of Synthetic Receptor

 

Syed Ataul Haque1, Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell2, Bryan M Wong3 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

3Materials Chemistry Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94551, USA

 

PA - 69

Epitope Engineering and Molecular Metrics of Immunogenicity: A Computational Approach to VLP-Based Vaccine Design

 

Kristen Lewis1, 2, Harshad Joshi2, Abhishek Singharoy2 and Peter Ortoleva2

 

1Interdiscipinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Center for Cell and Virus Theory, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

 

PA - 70

Synthesis of Liposome-Nanoparticle Hybrids for Biological Applications

 

Rebecca A. Crouch and Paresh C. Ray

 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 71

A Gold Nanocage–CNT Hybrid for Targeted Imaging and Photothermal Destruction of Cancer Cells

 

Rajashekhar Kanchanapally, Sadia Afrin Khan, Zhen Fan, Lule Beqa, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati and Paresh Chandra Ray.

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 72

Investigating Intracellular Structures Using X-Ray Scattering

 

Bezawit Berhaneselassie-Sumner1, Ramsey N. Majzoub2 and Cyrus R. Safinya2

 

1College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Physics, Material Research Laboratory, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106, USA

 

PA - 73

A Paper Based Colorimetric Sensor for Sensitive and Selective Detection of Trinitrotoluene

 

Shantelle I. Hughes, Samuel S. R. Dasary and Hongtao Yu

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 74

Development of 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane-Coated Solid State Sensor for Trinitrotoluene Detection

 

Salma Begum, Shantelle Hughes and Hongtao Yu

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 75

Rationally Designed Sers-Based Gold Nanostar Attached Functionalized Swcnt Hybrid for Detection of Water-Borne Pathogens and Monitoring ff Antibiotic Susceptibility

 

Thomas J. Ondera and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 76

Selective Detection and Eradication of Salmonella Bacteria Through Antibody Conjugated Gold Nanopopcorn - SWCNT Attached Salmonella

 

Yunfeng Lin and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 77

Selective Detection and Photothermal Therapy of Cancer Cells Using Iron Core Gold Shell Nanoparticle-SWCNT Hybrid Nanostructures

 

Bhanu Priya Viraka Nellore and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch St., Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 78

Studying Cell Signaling by Using a Microfluidic Device Coupled with HPLC-MS/MS

 

Cassandra McCullum1, Xiangtan Li1, Paul Tchounwou2, and Yi-Ming Liu1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson, State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Biology, Jackson, State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 79

Highly Sensitive Analysis of Aflatoxins in Aquatic Samples by HPLC-MS/MS

 

Cassandra McCullum1, Xiangtan Li1, Paul Tchounwou2 and Yi-Ming Liu1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson, State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Biology, Jackson, State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 80

Assessment of Fullerene Nanoparticles: Ligand-Protein Inverse Docking for Virtual Screening of Biological Targets

 

Lucky Ahmed, Bakhtiyor Rasulev and Jerzy Leszczynski

 

Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 81

A (Q)Sar Model for Genotoxicity Prediction of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

 

Nazanin Golbamaki Bakhtyari1, Bakhtior Rasulev2, Jerzy Leszczynski2, Emilio Benfenati1 and Mark Cronin3

 

[1]Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at the Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy

2Interdisciplinary Center of Nanotoxicity (ICN), Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

3Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

 

PA - 82

Study of the Behaviour of Dry Epoxy Polymer in Water: A Molecular Dynamics Approach

 

Juganta K. Roy, Henry Pinto and Jerzy Leszczynski

 

Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 83

Cytosine and 1-Methylcytosine Homodimers in Chloroform and Water

 

Guvanchmyrat Paytakov1, Leonid Gorb1,2 and Jerzy. Leszczynski1

 

1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

2Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 150, Acad. Zabolotny Street, Kyiv, 03143, Ukraine

 

PA - 84

Computational Model of Popc (1-Palmitoyl-2-Oleoylphosphatidylcholine) Artificial Lipid Bilayer

 

Anastasia Golius1,  Olexander Isayev2, Christopher Copeland1, Leonid Gorb3, Frances C. Hill4 and Jerzy Leszczynski1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

3Badger Technical Services, LLC, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

4U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 85

An Ultrahigh Sensitive Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor Based on Electrochemically Reduced Graphene Oxide -Nafion Nanocomposite Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode

 

 A.B.M. Zakaria1 and Danuta Leszczynska2

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 86

Fabrication of Hydroxyapatite-Graphene Composite Coating on Porous Titanium Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering by Electro Deposition Process

                

Bartłomiej Wysocki1,2, A.B.M. Zakaria2, Bogdan Dybała3, Wojciech Święszkowski1, Krzysztof Jan Kurzydłowski1 and Danuta Leszczyńska2

 

1Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Woloska 141 St., 02-507 Warsaw, Poland

2Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, 1325 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217-0510, USA

3Wroclaw University of Technology, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Lukasiewicza 5 St., 50-371 Wroclaw, Poland

 

PA - 87

Determination of the Organic Pollutants Composition in the Soil and Sediments Collected within Jackson, MS

 

Tometrick Hemmingway1, Marek Gołębiowski1,2, Monika Paszkiewicz1,2, Bartłomiej Wysocki1,3, Piotr Stepnowski2 and Danuta Leszczyńska1

 

1Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Institute for Environmental and Human Health Protection, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk, ul. Wita Stwosza 63, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland

3Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Woloska 141 St., 02-507 Warsaw, Poland

 

PA - 88

Perceived Family Relationships Among Adults With Sickle Cell Disease

 

Maurcia D. Braddy1, Eryka L. Boyd2, Tiffany Francois2, Oladoyin Ajifowoke2 and Shawn M. Bediako2

 

1Department of Psychology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Psychology, University of Maryland,­­­ Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA

 

PA - 89

Implementation of Novel Microcolumns in High Performance Affinity Chromatography and Related Applications

 

NaTasha M. Carter1, Erika L. Pfaunmiller2 and David S. Hage2

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0304, USA

 

PA - 90

Detection of Carbon-13 from Living Yeast by the Use of Headspace-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

 

Taylor Smith1, Joshua A. Wilhide2 and William R. LaCourse2

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Molecular Characterization and Analysis Complex, University of Maryland Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250, USA

 

PA - 91

Development of High-Throughput Methodology for the Determination of Citrulline and Arginine

 

Jasmine T. Collins1 Martha Hubbard2 and Howard Hendrickson2

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS, USA

2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, AR, USA

 

PA - 92

Biogeochemistry of Heavy Metals, Carbon, and Trace Elements in the Grand Bay National Esturine Research Reserve

 

Jacquenline Q. McComb1, Fengxiang Han1, 2, Christian S. Rogers1 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, Jackson State University, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 93

Cesium, Cobalt, and Strontium Interactions in the US Coastal Environment

 

Leondra S. Lawson1, Ruipeng Dong1, Fengxiang Han1, Christian Rogers2 and Hongtao Yu1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Environmental Science, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 94

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis and Forecasting of Significant Snow Events in the Southeastern United States Using Noaa's North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) Composite Models and Remote Sensing Technology

 

Brittany Hailey, Kantave Greene and Remata Reddy

 

Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, and Geosicences; Jackson State University; 1400 JR Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, United States 39217

 

PA - 95

Quantification of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) in the Grand Bay in Jackson County, MS

 

Jeanna M. Dampier1, Padmanava Dash1,2 and Maria F. T. Begonia2

 

1Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box

18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 96

The Impact of Cyclones on Environment and Public Health in the Bay of Bengal

 

Justin Griffin, Hoonshin Jung, and Himangshu Das


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 97

Necroptosis in Human Renal Proximal Tubule (Hk-2) Cells

 

Ebonie Butler, Porsha Newell, Devin Stewart, Jhenna Victorian, Dwayne Sutton, Erica Brown, Christian Rogers and Clement Yedjou

 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Centers for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 98

Evaluation of Cytotoxicity Potential of Peg-Coated Gold Nanoparticles in Hk-2 Cells

 

Tammy Epting1, Lizabeth Thrasher1 and Anita K. Patlolla2

 

1Wingfield High School, Jackson, MS, USA

2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH- Center for Environmental Health, CSET, JSU, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 99

Utilizing Devices as Student Response Systems in Undergraduate Mathematics Classrooms

 

Shontrice N. Garrett and Jana Talley

 

Center of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18709, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 100

Multi-Agent Hardware in the Loop Simulator (HILS) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

 

Jordan Barber and Kamal S. Ali

 

 Center of Excellence in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18750, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 101

Correlation Analysis on NBA Data

 

Trenton Miller, David Muhammad and Xing Yang

 

Department of Mathematics, 1400 J.R Lynch Street, JSU Box 17610 Jackson, MS 39217

 

PA - 102

On the Convergence of Emerging Sub-Disciplines of Environmental Science: Medical Geology and Nano Science

 

Mark A. Dugo1, Paul B. Tchounwou1, Erika T. Brown1 and Fazlay S. Faruque2

 

1Jackson State University, Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS USA

2University of Mississippi Medical Center, Clinical Health Sciences, Jackson, MS USA

 

PA - 103

 

Characterization of Prostate Specific Antigen Glycans of Normal and Tumor Origins

 

Tekeydra Lee1, Hiral Thakkar2, Kailash Chadha3 and Rajendram Rajnarayanan3

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Medical Research Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; 3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; 3University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

 

PA- 104

Aptamer Conjugated Oval Shape Gold Nanotechnology for Targeted Detection and Photothermal Therapy of Cancer Cell

 

Christen Robinson, Zhen Fan and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS USA

 

PA- 105

The Interaction of the Silver Ion with Ethene Molecules. A Density-Functional Theory Comparative Study

 

Nicholas J. Foster, Brian Napolion, Ming-Ju Huang, and John D. Watts

 

Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA- 106

Involvement of the Notch-1 Pathway in PDGF-Bb-Mediated Astrocyte Activation: Implications for HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Diseases (Hand)

 

Anissa Butler1, Crystal Bethel-Brown2 and Shilpa Buch2

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA

 

PA- 107

African American Women’s Endorsement of the Strong Black Woman Ideology: The Influence on Mental Health and Attitudes Toward Seeking Mental Help

 

Patricia M. Cartwright1 and Carla D. Hunter2

 

1Department of Psychology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, 61820, USA

 

PA- 108

Structure-Property Relationships of Dual (Tethered And Intercalated) POSS Modified Montmorillonite in Elastomeric Nanocomposites

 

Harold Owens III1, Mithun Bhattacharya2 and Sarah E. Morgan2

 

1Jackson State University, Jackson MS, 39217, USA

2The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA

 

PA- 109

Examining the Food Web Theory by Using Real-Time PCR Methods on Spider Families

 

Canisha S. Howard1, Robin Mores2 and David Wise2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Biological Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

 

PA- 110

Some Physiochemical and Heavy Metal Concentration in Surface Water Stream of Tutuka in the Kenyasi Mining Catchment Area

 

Louis Boateng

 

Environmental Health and Sanitation Education, University of Education, Winneba Ghana, P. O. Box 40, Mampong, Ghana

 

PA- 111

Applying ARCGIS for Jatran Bus Routes

 

Stone Abdullah1, Duanjun Lu1 and Dewayne Cheatham2

 

1Department of Physics, Atmos Sci & GeoSci Jackson State University, Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2JATRAN’s Head of Operations, 1025 University Blvd. P.O Box 2809, Jackson, MS 39207, Mississippi, USA

 

PA- 112

A Molecular Tool for the Evaluation of Pathogenic Bacteria in Wastewater Collection Systems to be Used for Agricultural Purposes: Utilization of Quantum Energy toward the Production of a Prototype

 

Hari Har Parshad Cohly and Quentin Greathree

 

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA- 113

Methanohydride Rock Simulation: An Alternate Fuel Source for the Future

 

Hari Har Parshad Cohly and Michael Yitna

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Computer Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

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