SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2007

Students [Poster A]

Oral Presentations

 Faculty/Scientists [Poster B]

O – 01

Insoluble Nickel Compounds Cause both Genotoxic and Non-Genotoxic Events, Resulting in Global Disruption of Gene Expression and Morphological/ Neoplastic Transformation of C3H/10T1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells  

J. R. Landolph1,2,3,4, A. T. DeSilva1,3, H. K. Lee1,2, M. Mathur1,2, N. Garg1,2, J. Chen1, H. A. Torres1,  D. Fleck1,  and T. Sandhu1     

1Cancer Research Laboratory, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and 2Depts. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and 3Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, and 4Dept. of Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern Calif., Los Angeles, California, USA


O – 02

Evaluation of Individual and Combined Epigenetic and Genotoxic Effects of Ochratoxin A and Fumonisin B1 

Edmond E. Creppy1, Serge Moukha1,2, Béatrice Sangare-Tigori3, James H. Kouadio3, Theophile A. Mobio1 and Maria-Rosaria Carratu4 

1Toxicology Department, University Bordeaux 2, 146, rue Léo Saignat 33076 Bordeaux, France

2INRA, Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux Aquitaine, UPR 1264– MycSA, P.O. Box 81, 33883 Villenave d’Ornon, France

3Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Abidjan, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

4Pharmacology and Human Physiology, University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy


O – 03

Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Profiling in Determining Environmentally-Induced Lung Disease: Exacerbation of Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Ramzi M. Kafoury

Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


O – 04

Cytotoxic Responses and Potential Respiratory Health Effects of Carbon and Carbonaceous Nanoparticulates in the Paso Del Norte Airshed Environment  

K. F. Soto1, L. E. Murr1, and K. M. Garza2 

1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 USA

2Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA


O – 05

Influence of Inhaled Benzo(A)Pyrene on Intratesticular Function in F-344 Rats

Anthony E. Archibong1, Aramandla Ramesh2, Mohammad S. Niaz1, Cynthia M. Brooks1, Shannon I. Roberson1, and Donald D. Lunstra3

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2Department of Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

3U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, USDA, ARS, Clay Center, NE 68933, USA


O – 06

Vehicle-Dependent Disposition Kinetics of Fluoranthene in Fisher-344 Rats

Deacqunita L. Harris1, Darryl B. Hood2, and Aramandla Ramesh1

1Department of Cancer Biology, and 2Department of Neurobiology & Neurotoxicology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA


O – 07

Uterine Fibroids: Health Disparities and Environmental Etiologies

John McLachlan, Erica Simpson, Melvenia Martin, Tung-Chin Chiang and Matthew Burow

Environmental Endocrinology Laboratory, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA


O – 08

Teratogenesis: The Stage Dependent Susceptibility to Environmental Stressors

Jorge Herkovits

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Salud, Fundación PROSAMA, Paysandú 752 (1405), Buenos Aires


O – 09

Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-Induced Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity and Apoptosis in Normal Human Dermal Fibroblast Cells

Anita K. Patlolla and Paul B. Tchounwou

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


O – 10

Environmental Toxicology – Theoretical Approach 

Jerzy Leszczynski

Computational Center for Molecular Structures and Interactions, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217-0510, USA


O – 11

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Netropsin Binding to DNA: Genome-Base Drug Design 

Ya-Yin Fang1, Vernon R. Morris2, Eric C. Long3 and William M. Southerland1 

1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2Department of Chemistry, Howard University College of Medicine Washington DC 20059,USA 3Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, Indiana 64202, USA


O – 12

In Vivo and Aquatic Toxicity of Nitroaromatics, A Qsar Study                                      

Eugene N. Muratov1,2, Victor E. Kuz’min2, Anatoly G. Artemenko2, Leonid G. Gorb1,3, Mohammad Qasim3, Jerzy Leszczynski1 

1Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Molecular Structure, A.V. Bogatsky Physical-Chemical Institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lustdorfskaya Doroga 86, Odessa 65080, Ukraine

2Computational Center for Molecular Structure and Interactions, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Str., Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA; 3US Army ERDC, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180, USA


O – 13

Extracting Gene-Arsenic Interaction from High-Dimensional Datasets 

Raphael D. Isokpehi, Paul B. Tchounwou, Barbara Graham-Evans and Hari H.P. Cohly 

Department of Biology and RCMI Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi USA


O – 14

Computational Investigation of Guanine Tautomerism 

M. K. Shukla and Jerzy Leszczynski 

Computational Centre for Molecular Structure and Interactions, Department of Chemistry

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA 


O – 15

Nutrigenomics – A New Frontier of Environmental Health Research 

William A. Toscano1, Kristen P. Oehlke2 

1Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

2Genomics of Chronic Diseases Section, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN  55416, USA


O – 16

Study and Characterization of Xenoestrogen Effects on T-Cell Mediated Immunity 

Kenneth Ndebele1, Robert McMurray2 Barbara Graham1and 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.

2University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Rheumatology 2500 North State Street Jackson MS 39206, USA


O – 17

Ethanol Toxicity on Histamine-Stimulated Expressed MAPK and PKC in Hypertensive Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells  

Seint THE SU Lwin, Charlie Mtshali, and Benny Washington 

Department of Biological Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA 


O – 18

Inhibition of Fried Meat-Induced DNA Damage:  Use of Cruciferous Vegetables, Yogurt, and Chlorophyllin in a Dietary Intervention Study in Humans 

David M. DeMarini 

Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA


O – 19

L1 Elements as a Source of Environmentally Sensitive Genetic Instability 

Prescott Deininger 

Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA


O – 20

Loss of Genomic Stability in Testicular Leydig Cells by Cadmium Exposure 

James W. DuMond, Jr1, and Ragini Kumari1 

1Department of Biology, College of Science and Technology, Texas Southern University, 1300 Cleburne, Houston, Texas, USA


O – 21

A Potential Novel Botanical Agent for Cancer Treatment  

Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3, Carolyn B. Howard, Joseph L. Bryant4, Yanto Lunardi-Iskander4 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies; 2NIH-Center for Environment Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology; 3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA.

4TheUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA


O – 22

The Inhibition of PhIP-Induced Cell Cycle Changes by Diallyl Sulfide in MCF10a Cells: A Possible Mechanism if Breast Cancer Prevention 

Ayoola Aboyade-Cole, Alicia Tucker, Selina Darling-Reed and Ronald Thomas               

Environmental Toxicology Program, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fl. 32307, USA


O – 23

The Helix Loop Helix Protein ID4 is Epigenetically Silenced In Prostate Cancer Cells: Ectopic ID4 Expression Induces Androgen Receptor Expression (AR) and Response in AR Negative Prostate Cancer Cells 

Jason P. W. Carey1, Ananthi J. Asirvatham1, Oliver Galm2 and Jaideep Chaudhary1 

1Department of Biology, Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutics Development, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA

2Medizinische Klinik IV, Universitaetsklinikum Aachen, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany


O – 24

Health Effects of Natural and Mineral Dust: The Role of Trace Elements and Compounds

José A. Centeno1, Angus Cook2, and Phillip Weinstein2  

1Division of Biophysical Toxicology, Department of Environmental and Infectious Disease Sciences, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA

2Western Australia University, Perth, Australia


O – 25

Human Exposure to Lead in Brazil 

Monica M.  B. Paoliello1, E. M. De Capitani2 

1Departamento de Patologia, Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina, PR, Brazil

2Centro de Controle de Intoxicações, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil.


O – 26

Heavy Metals in Water of the San Pedro River in Chihuahua, Mexico and its Potential Health Risk  

L. R. Gutiérrez1, A. H. Rubio2, R. Quintana1, J. A. Ortega3, G. Quintana1 

1Faculty of Zootechnic of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua.  Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km.1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua. México, CP 31031.

2Experimental Research Station of La Campana-Madera, Faculty of Zootechnic of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua.


O – 27

Heavy Metal Transport in North Louisiana Recreational Waters 

Waneene C. Dorsey1 and Pia Alburquerque2 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA, USA


O – 28

Microbial Growth and Enzyme Activities in Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals and Chelates 

Maria F. T. Begonia, Gregorio B. Begonia, Jennifer Ntoni and Gloria Miller  

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


O – 29

Development of Nanomaterial Based Fret Sensor for Environment Protection 

Paresh Chandra Ray, Gopala K Darbha, Anandhi Ray, William Hardy and Joshua Walker 

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


O – 30

GIS for Analysis of Vector Borne Diseases 

IV Murali Krishna1, Valli Manickam2, Gwendolyn Spencer Prater3, and James Maddirala4 

1Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, INDIA; 2Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India; 3College of Public Service, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39211, USA, 4Academic Affairs, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39211, USA


O – 31

Leaching of Heavy Metals from E-Waste in Simulated Landfill Columns 

Yadong Li1, Jay B. Richardson1, Xiaojun Niu2, Ollie J. Jackson1, Arturo Jimenez1, Jeremy D. Laster1, and R. Mark Bricka3               

1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217-0168, USA

2P. R. China School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641,

3School of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39762, USA


O – 32

Dam Breach Flood Routing for a Rock-Fill Dam on Godavari River 

Ramesh Maddamsetty1, S. Surya Rao1, K. Manjula Vani2, and T. Shivaji Rao3 

1GITAM, Andhra Pradesh, India

2J.N.T.U, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

3GITAM, Andhra Pradesh, India


O – 33

Treatment of an Acid Hydrolyzate Derived from Waste Biomass for Ethanol Production 

Huey-Min Hwang1, Yi Zhang1, Jun Gao1, Jennifer Ntoni1, Maria F. T. Begonia1, and Ken S. Lee2 

1Department of Biology, 2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O – 34

Jackson Heart Study: A Response to Cardiovascular Disease Disparities  

Daniel Sarpong 

Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA


O – 35

A Method for Modeling Season of Birth as a Surrogate Environmental Risk Factor for Diseases such as Childhood Cancer 

Jimmy Thomas Efird1, Susan Searles Nielsen2 

1Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, 651 Ilalo Street, Biosciences Bldg. 320-B, Honolulu, HI  96813, USA. 

2Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Epidemiology Research Cooperative, P. O. Box 19024, 100 Fairview Ave, North, MS M4-C308, Seattle, WA  98109-1024, USA


O – 36

The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS In Cameroon: Implication For Control 

Martyn T. Sama1, Dora Mbanya2, and Paul B. Tchounwou2 

1Tropical Medicine Research Center, P. O. Box 55 Kumba, SW Province, Cameroon

2Ministry of Scientific Research & Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon

3NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O – 37

Respiratory Morbidity Problems in Cooks – Mostly Women – Due to Indoor Air Pollutants in Kitchens of Different Houses in and around Visakhapatnam City, Andhra Pradesh, India 

N. Someswara Rao and K. Srinivas 

Department of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003, India


O – 38

Bhopal: Multigenerational Health Effects Seen in Survivors of the World’s Worst Chemical Disaster, and Treatment Findings  

Aquene Freechild 

Sambhavna Trust & Clinic, Environmental Health Fund, 41 Oakview Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA


O – 39

Quality Assurance and Safety of Herbal Dietary Supplements 

Peter P. Fu 

National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR 72079, USA


O – 40

Opportunities for Students at the National Institutes of Health 

Patricia A. Cole 

Intramural Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, Office of Intramural Research, Office of Intramural Training and Education, 2 Center Drive, Building 2, Room 2E18, Bethesda, MD  20892, USA