12th International Symposium
on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research
 
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 13-16, 2015

Faculty/Scientists Posters 
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PB - 01

TNF-Induced Necroptosis in Human Renal Proximal Tubular (HK-2) Cells

 

Dwayne J. Sutton1, Kenneth Ndebele1, Devin Stewart 1, Jheena Victorian1, Whitney Sephus1, Pablo Williams1, Victoria Williams1, Clement Yedjou1, Erika Dugo2, Christian Rogers3, Ebonie Butler-Cheeks4 and Betty Davis4

 

1Biology Department Jackson State University; 2Molecular and Cellular Biology Core Laboratory; 3Environmental Toxicology Core Laboratory, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

4Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 02

Perturbation of Circulating Micro-RNAs as Novel Biomarkers of Acute Exposure of Arsenic on Human Skin

 

Udensi K.Udensi1, Raphael D. Isokpehi 2 and Paul B. Tchounwou 1

 

 1NIH RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL, USA

 

PB - 03

A Novel Plant Extract with Promising Anti Prostate Cancer Activity

 

Udensi K. Udensi, Clement Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health CSET, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PB - 04

The Molecular Mechanisms of Vernonia amygdalina-Induced Toxicity in Prostate Adenocarcinoma Cells

 

William Johnson, Clement Yedjou and Paul Tchounwou

 

Cellular 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

 

PB - 05

Low Dose Cisplatin Induced Gene Alterations, Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Human Promyelocytic Leukemia Cells

 

Velma Venkatramreddy, Shaloam Dasari and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH/NIMHD RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University,  1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 06

DNA Damage, Apoptosis Induction, and Cell Cycle Arrest caused by Lead in Leukemic Cells

 

Clement G. Yedjou, Hervey M. Tchounwou and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 07

Health Impact of Retinoic Acid (ATRA) on Ovalbumin-Sensitized F344 Rat Lungs and Improvement of Related Tissue Pathology by Citral

 

Ibrahim O. Farah, Carlene Holt-Gray, Joseph A. Cameron, Michelle Tucci, Zelma Cason and Hamed Benghuzzi

 

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

 

PB - 08

Impact of Paired Combination of Retinoic Acid (ATRA) and Ovalbumin on F344 Rat Lung Tissues and Improvement of Related Pathology by Citral

 

Ibrahim O. Farah, Carlene Holt-Gray, Joseph A. Cameron, Michelle Tucci, Zelma Cason and Hamed Benghuzzi

 

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

 

PB – 09

An Exploratory Study of Reducing Water Pollution-Related Environmental Damages and Human Health Risks Using Assimilation Function of Wetlands in the State of Mississippi

 

Jae-Young Ko

 

Department of Public Policy and Administration, CPS, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39201, USA

 

PB - 10

A Preliminary Analysis of Water Quality on the Ross Barnett Reservoir

 

Hilliard Lackey1, Jacqueline McComb2 and Paul B. Tchounwou3

 

1Environmental Co-Operative Science Center,  CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Environmental Science Ph.D. Program,  CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

3Graduate Studies and International Research, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 11

Water Quality in the Upper Zone of the Conchos River in Chihuahua, Mexico

 

Jesus M. Ochoa-Rivero1, Hector O. Rubio-Arias2, Roberto C. Ortiz-Delgado2 and Rey M. Quintana Martinez2

 

1Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Sitio Experimental La Campana, km. 33.3 Carretera Chihuahua - Ojinaga. Aldama, Chihuahua, México, C.P. 32910

2Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua – Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecología, Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, C.P. 31031

 

PB - 12

Use of Native Cattle in Northern Mexico on the Breeding of the European Races to Address the Impact of Global Warming for Meat Production

 

Espinoza Prieto José Roberto, Quintana Martínez Rey Manuel, Roacho estrada Octavio, Rubio Arias Héctor

 

Faculty of Animal Science and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Perif.Fco.R. Almada km.1 Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México.

 

PB - 13

Statistical Analysis of Advancing Global Survey by the United Nations for a Better World, “My World 2015"

 

Espinoza Prieto José Roberto1, Quintana Martínez Rey Manuel1, Desplas Fuel Nathalie2, Soto Cruz Ricardo1, Quintana Salcido Miguel Angel1.

 

1Faculty of Animal Science and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Perif.Fco.R. Almada km.1 Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México.

2Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

PB - 14

Developing a Complete Online Biostatistics Course using SPSS

 

H Anwar Ahmad and Luma Akil

 

Department of Biology/Environmental Science.  CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 15

Addressing Cardiovascular Health through Graduate Training-The Jackson Heart Study

 

Brenda W. Jenkins, Clifton Addison, Marinelle Payton, Gregory Wilson, Lavon Young, Clevette Woodberry, Regina Fields and Monique White

 

Graduate Training and Education Center, Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS USA

 

PB - 16

Addressing Cardiovascular Health in Mississippi through Community Engagement and Outreach-The Jackson Heart Study

 

Donna Antoine-LaVigne, Clifton Addison, Brenda Jenkins, Darcel Odom, Marty Fortenberry, Gregory Wilson, Lavon Young, Clevette Woodberry, Regina Fields and Monique White

 

Jackson Heart Study Community Outreach Center, Jackson State University

 

PB - 17

Information Visualization: The Jackson Heart Study Experience

 

Pramod Anugu and Godwin Adu-Boateng

 

Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 701, Jackson, Mississippi

 

PB - 18

Efficient Removal and Killing of Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) using Polycyclic Antibacterial Peptide-Functionalized 3D Porous Graphene Oxide Membrane

 

Avijit Pramanik1, Rajashekhar Kanchanapally1, Bhanu Priya Viraka Nellore1, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha1, Francisco Pedraza1, Stacy J. Jones1, Suhash Reddy Chavva1, Christine Tchounwou1, Yongliang Shi1, Aruna Vangara1, Dhiraj Sardar2 and Paresh Chandra Ray1

 

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

2Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX, USA

 

PB - 19

Azamacrocycle for Phosphate and Nitrate Anion Sensing

 

Muhammet Isiklan1, Bunyamin Cosut2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain3

 

1Kirikkale University, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Department of Chemistry, Kirikkale,71450, TURKEY

2Gebze Technical University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Kocaeli,  41400, TURKEY

3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS37219, USA

 

PB - 20

Synthesis of Tooth Anesthetic: (E)-N-(4-Methoxyphenethyl)-N-Methylcinnamamide

 

Samuel Dasary1, Kwangyul Moon3, Precious Cooper1, Yunho Kim2 and Ken Lee1

 

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

2Department of Physical Sciences, The University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470, USA

3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

 

PB - 21

Quantıtatıve Assessment of Phenolıc Compounds, Sugar and the Antıoxıdant Actıvıty of Ziziphus Jujubas Grown in Turkey

 

Husniye Imamoglu

 

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

PB - 22

The Construction of Marine Natural Products and Bioconjugated SWCNTS through Huisgen Cycloaddition

 

Prasanta Das, Yunfeng Lin, Thomas J. Ondera and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

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

 

PB - 23

Antibacterial Activity of Gold Nanoparticles and Gold Ions

 

Thabitha P. Shareena Dasari, Neil Hammond, Ying Zhang and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PB - 24

Examination of Serum Enzymes and Lipid Peroxides of Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) Exposed to Environmentally Relevant Concentrations of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

 

Veysel Demir1, Mehmet Ates2, Zikri Arslan3 and Hasan Kaya4

 

1Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

2Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

3Jackson State University, Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Jackson, MS 39217 USA

4Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology, Canakkake, 17020 Turkey

 

PB - 25

Comparative Study of the Effects of Copper (Cu) and Copper Oxide (CUO) Nanoparticles on Artemia

 

Mehmet Ates1, Veysel Demir2 and Zikri Arslan3

 

1Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

2Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

3Jackson State University, Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 26

Toxıcıty of a-Fe2O3 and g-Fe2O3 Nanopartıcles in Aquatıc Envıronments

 

Burcu Ertit Taştan1, 2, İlknur Kars Durukan1, Mehmet Ateş3, Turgay Tekinay4 and Zikri Arslan5

 

1Gazi University, Life Sciences Application and Research Centre, Gölbaşı, Ankara, 06830, Turkey

2Gazi University, Health Services Vocational School, Gölbaşı, Ankara, 06830, Turkey

3Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

4Gazi University, Medicine Faculty, Turkey Medical Biology and Genetic Department, Ankara, 06500, Turkey

5Jackson State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson, MS 39217 USA

 

PB - 27

Novel Ion-Imprinted Polymer for Selective Solid Phase Extraction and Detection of Trace Cadmium from Saline Matrices by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

 

Vedat Yılmaz1,2, Hayriye Yilmaz1,3, Zikri Arslan1 and Jerzy Leszczynski1

 

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

2Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

3Deparment of Biomedical Devices and Technologies, Kayseri Vocational School, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

 

PB - 28

Understanding Pipeline Operations

 

Pao-Chiang Yuan and Thomasina A. Jenkins

 

Hazardous Materials Management Program, Department of Information System and Technology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box18480, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 29

Profiling and Strategic Analysis of Emerging Contaminants

 

Momoh A. Yakubu

 

Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, College of Science, Engineering & Technology, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

 

PB - 30

Comparative Toxicology of 3-Methylcholanthrene among closely Related Fundulid Killifishes, (Cyprinodontiformes: Fundulidae)

Mark A. Dugo1,2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Molecular Toxicology 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

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 39217, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 31

Ecosystem Liabilities of Oil and Gas Activities in Southern Nigeria

 

Edmund C. Merem, Peter Isokpehi, Joan Wesley, Mercy Shenge, Shayron Thomas, Marshand Crisler, Siddig Fageir and Bennetta Robinson

                                             

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39211, USA

 

PB - 32

Post-Event Impacts the Health of Residents near the fire in Fuel Storage Tanks, near The Port Of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil

 

Rogério Araujo Christensen, Farida Conceição Pereira and Telma de Cassia dos Santos Nery

 

Disease caused by the Environment - DOMA, Epidemiological Surveillance Center, State Secretary of Health of São Paulo - Avenida Dr. Arnaldo, 351, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

PB - 33

Chemical Analysis and Estrogenic activity Profiles of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in Maryland Coastal Bays

 

Rehab Elfadul1, Chelsea Richardson1, Ijeoma Ngoka1, Samir Karim1, Roman Jesien² and Ali Ishaque1

 

1Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853, USA

²Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation, 8219 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811, USA

 

PB - 34

Ebola: A West Africa Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) for More than Three Decades

 

Yalanda Barner1, Inez Johnson2 and Clement G. Yedjou2

 

1School of Health Sciences; 2Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI CEH, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 35

GIS Analysis for Tornadoes in Mississippi

 

Duanjun Lu, Hope-Anne L. Weldon, Stone Abdullah

 

Department of Physics, Atmos. Sci. & Geosci., Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 36

Use of Calculated Indexes for Prioritization of Important Medicinal Plants used in the preparation of Improved Traditional Medicine (ITM)

 

Nolé Tsabang1, Clement Yedjou2, Lauve R. Y. Tchokouaha1, Protus A. Tarkang1 and

Paul B. Tchounwou3

 

1Center for Research on Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine, Institute of Medical Research and Studies of Medicinal plants. Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaounde, Cameroon;

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

 

PB - 37

Impacts of Biodiversity Erosion and Climate Changes on the Botanical and Zoological Potential of Ecosystems in Cameroon

 

Nole Tsabang1,4, Clément G. Yedjou2, Armel N. Tedjou3, Evariste F. Fongnzossié4, René B. Jiofack5, Denis Sonwa6 and Paul B. Tchounwou7

 

1Institute of Medical Researches and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Yaounde, Cameroon

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, USA: 3The Biotechnology Center, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon

4The University of Douala, Cameroon: 5High Institute of Environmental Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon

6Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Yaounde, Cameroon

7Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,  CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 38

Leonotis leonurus: An Indigenous Plant that accumulates Cadmium

 

Jennifer N. Ntoni

 

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Walter Sisulu University NMD Campus, Mthatha,  Eastern Cape, South Africa

 

PB - 39

Mobile Elements as a  Source of Environmentally Sensitive Genetic Instability

 

Prescott Deininger, Maria Morales, Travis White, Astrid Engel and Victoria Belancio

 

Tulane Cancer Center and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

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