6th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 13-16, 2009

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 PA - 01 

An Evaluation of Growth and Viability of the A549 and MRC-5 Cell Lines Upon Exposure to Selective Organic Inhibitors of Glycolysis

Veshell Lewis and Ibrahim Farah

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

PA - 02

Toxicity Level Assessment of Vernonia amygdalina Extract as Compared to Traditional Anti-Cancer Drugs in MCF-7 Cells

 

Lecia Gresham2, Ernest B. Izevbigie 2,3,4, Yi  Zhang 1,2 and Carolyn B. Howard 1,3,4

 

1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and 2The Laboratory of Phytoceuticals, cancer therapies and prevention;3NIH-center for Environmental Health,  College of Science, Engineering and Technology,  4Department of Biology,  Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

PA - 03

The Inhibition of NF-kB Activity and Prostate Tumor Cell Growth by Aqueous Vernonia amygdalina Extracts

 

Keyuna S. Seals and Ernest B. Izevbigie

 

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

PA - 04

Phototoxicity of Pyrene and its Mono-Substituted Derivatives on Hacat Keratinocyte Cells

 

Tracie E. Perkins and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PA - 05

Cytotoxicity and Photo-Cytotoxcity of Modified, Water-Soluble Carbon Nanotubes in Human Skin Keratinocytes

 

Danielle A. McShan, Shuguang Wang, and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PA - 06

Ethanol-Extracted Vernonia amygdalina Inhibits Spindle Formation of Microtubules in Hela Cells

 

Brandon J. Hill2, Ernest B. Izevbigie2 and Claire E. Walczak1

 

1Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

2The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies,  Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 07

Arsenic Trioxide Modulates Apoptosis in Lung Carcinoma (A549) Cells

 

Alice M. Walker1, Jacqueline J. Stevens2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, CSET, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Laboratory, NIH RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, CSET, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 08

Thioamide Derivative Modulates Annexin V Expression in Human Liver Carcinoma (HEPG2) Cells

 

Shannon Jackson1, Clement Yedjou2, Joseph Cameroon1, 2, and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Hinds Community College, Department of Biology; 2Jackcon State University. College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi

 

PA - 09

In Vitro Mechanisms of Water Soluble Garlic Extract Induced Cytotoxic Effect and Modulation of Caspase-3 Activity in Human Leukemic Cells

 

Jessica Milner, Clement Yedjou, and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 10

Preclinical Assessment of Water Soluble Garlic Extract-Induced Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis of Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Laurette Thuisseu, Clement Yedjou, and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 11

Ascorbic Acid Potentiation of Arsenic Trioxide-Mediated Oxidative Stress and P53 Expression in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Maria Gomes, Clement Yedjou, Carolyn B. Howard, and Paul Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 12

Thioamide Derivative-Induced Cytotoxic Effect in Human Liver Carcinoma (HEPG2) Cells

 

Jarret Young1, Clement Yedjou2, Joseph Cameroon1,2 and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Hinds Community College, Department of Biology, Jackson, MS, USA

2Jackson State University, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400

Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi

 

PA - 13

In Vitro Indices of Oxidative Stress in Human Liver Carcinoma (HEPG2) Cells Exposed to Lead

 

Nicolas Walker, 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, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

 

PA - 14

Molecular Mechanisms of Cadmium-Induced Toxicity in Human Liver Carcinoma (HEPG2) Cells

 

Anthony C. Skipper1, Clement Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1,2

 

1Molecular Toxicology Research laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, 2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 15

In Vitro Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Effects of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in Human Prostate (RWPE-1) Cells

 

Terrence T. Wright, Barbara Graham, Clement Yedjou and Paul Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 16

Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)-Induced Apoptosis of Human Prostate (RWPE-1) Cells via Oxidative Stress

 

Terrence T. Wright, Barbara Graham, Clement Yedjou and Paul Tchounwou

 

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

 


PA - 17

Basis Apoptotic Mechanisms of Lead Toxicity in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Herbert R. Giles, Myriam Ighoavodha, Dwayne Sutton, Clement Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 18

Arsenic-Induced Cytotoxicity and Apoptosis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HEPG2) Cells

 

Erika Brown, Clement G. Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Molecular 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, MS, USA

  

PA - 19

Lead Induces Apoptosis (Programmed Cell Death) in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells via Oxidative Stress

 

Adre Brown, Jessica Milner, Clement G. Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 20

The Study and Characterization of Hexachlorobenzene Effects on Jurkat CD4+ T Lymphocytes  

 

Lamar Reed, Kenneth Ndebele and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Molecular 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, MS, USA

 

PA - 21

Consequence of Arsenic-Contaminated Rice on Intestinal Membrane Gene Expression

 

Matilda O. Johnson1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2, Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Asit Panja3, Soam Prakash4, Omotayo R. Awofolu5 and Hari H. P. Cohly1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson Mississippi 39174, USA

3AlfaGene Bioscience Inc, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA

4Faculty of Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, 282005, India, 5Department of Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa

 

PA - 22

A Lentiviral RNAI Disruption of PAK4 Modulates its Function in Human Cervical Cancer Cells

 

Carvey Patterson1, Kenneth Ndebele1, Barbara Graham1and Tai-Guan Jin2

 

1Laboratory of Cancer Immunology: Target Identification and Validation, Jackson State University, Department of Biology, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Division of Cancer Biology: Harvard Medical School Boston, MA 02115

 

PA - 23

Functional Relatedness of Genomes in Oxygen Requirement Category of the Integrated Microbial Genomes System

 

Tyranni Thomas1,2, Akia Young1,2, Jamian Rush1,2, Hari H. P. Cohly1 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

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

2Participant in Microbial Bioinformatics Summer Program

 

PA - 24

Chromosomal Co-Localization of Stress Response and Sulfate Transport Genes in Arcobacter butzleri

 

Terriona Cowan1,2, Shaneka S. Simmons1, Udensi K. Udensi1, Hari H. P. Cohly1 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

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

22009 High School Summer Intern

 

PA - 25

Strain-Specific Overrepresentation of Transposes and Inactivated Derivatives in Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Stedman M. Ashley, Shaneka S. Simmons, Hari H. P. Cohly, and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

  

PA - 26

Visualization of Genomic Rearrangements in Regions Encoding Universal Stress Proteins of Rhodopseudomonas palustris Strains

 

Shyretha D. Brown, Shaneka S. Simmons, Hari H. P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 27

Strain-Restricted Chromosomal Cassettes Encoding Stress Response and HEME Biosynthesis in Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Shawntae J. Hughes, Shaneka S. Simmons, Hari H. P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 28

Biochemical Role of the Universal Stress Proteins from Finished Genomes of Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Shaneka S. Simmons, Raphael D. Isokpehi and Hari H. P. Cohly

 

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

 

PA - 29

Functional Relatedness of Energy Producing Rhodopseudomonas palustris Genomes

 

Shaneka S. Simmons, Raphael D. Isokpehi and Hari H.P. Cohly

 

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

 

PA - 30

Bio-Electrographic Method in Detecting Heterogeneity and Unique Features in Autism

 

Nataliya Kostyuk1,2, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan3, Raphael D. Isokpehi2, Mark Yeager4, Helene Mann5, Korotkov Konstantin6, Baraka Williams2, Jennifer Sims2, Susan Jean Howcroft1, Taunjah Bell7 and Hari H.P. Cohly2

 

1Center of Languages and Cultures, Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro 3810-193

2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, PO Box 18540, Jackson MS 39217, USA

3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

4FAAIDD, PO Box 37, Mize, MS, 39116, USA

5Department of Education, Iroquois Point El. School, Hawaii Ewa Beach, HI 96706

6St. Petersburg Federal University of Informatics, Mechanics and Optics, Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg, Drovyanoy pereulok 22, Russia

7Department of Psychology, Jackson State University, PO Box 18540, Jackson MS 39217, USA

  

PA - 31

Ontology of Language Disorder in Autism

 

Nataliya Kostyuk1,2, Raphael D Isokpehi2, Rajendram V Rajnarayanan3, Tolulola Oyeleye2, Susan Jean Howcroft1, Taunjah Bell4 and Hari H.P. Cohly2

 

1Center of Languages and Cultures, Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro 3810-193;

2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, PO Box 18540, Jackson MS 39217, USA

3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

4Department of Psychology, Jackson State University, PO Box 18540, Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 32

Functional Relatedness of Mycobacterium Genomes

 

Karen L. Saddler, Wellington K. Ayensu, Hari H. P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 33

Dibutyl Phosphate Peptides -A Marker For a Nuclear Enrichment Process

 

Donee’ McAllister1,2, Sara D’Angelo2, Jurgen Schmidt,2 and Julianna Fessenden2

 

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

2Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Health Research Laboratory, B-9 Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico; 32009 Summer Intern at LANL

 

PA - 34

Carbohydrate Utilization Network And Pathways in Sequenced Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Kafui Edusei, Shaneka S. Simmons, Raphael D. Isokpehi and Hari H. P. Cohly

 

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

 

PA - 35

Functional Annotation Based Classification of Genes Encoding Universal Stress Proteins

 

Jennifer N. Sims, Shaneka S. Simmons, Demareo J. Webb, Baraka S. Williams, Centdrika Dates, Shyretha D. Brown, Dominique N. Smith-McInnis, Shawtae Hughes, Brodericks Daniel, Donee' McAlister, Shelton Griffith, Gabrielle Cooper, Sean R. Scott, Stedman Ashley, Christina Bernard, Terriona Cowan, Natasha Amos, Tolulola O. Oyeleye, Udensi K. Udensi, Matthew N. Anyanwu, Wellington K. Ayensu, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 36

Understanding the Structural Basis of Anti-Estrogen Resistance

 

Jalonda Coats1, Bethany Rankin3, Hari H. P. Cohly2, Raphael Isokpehi2, and Rajendram V Rajnarayanan1,3

 

1Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS 39174, USA

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

3School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

 

 

PA - 37

Bioinformatics Awareness Month (April 2009) at Jackson State University, Mississippi

 

Iman Abdelrahman, Angelique C. Lee, Udensi K. Udensi, Hari H. P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB), College of Science, Engineering & Technology (CSET), Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 38

Update: West Nile Virus Infection in Humans - Text Mining and Trends from 2003-2008 in Mississippi and its Neighboring States

 

Gabrielle A. Cooper, Tolulola O. Oyeleye, Raphael D. Isokpehi and Hari H. P. Cohly

 

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

 

PA - 39

Synthesis of Pyridine Based Macrocycles for Anions and Cations

 

Don Gibson, Kalpana Rani Dey and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

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

 

PA - 40

Strain-Specific Fused Gene Encoding Stress Response and Sugar Transport in Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Dominique R. Smith-McInnis, Shaneka S. Simmons, Hari H.P. Cohly, and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 41

Small Conserved Universal Stress Proteins in Seven Salmonella enterica Genomes with Potential Role in Cell-Cell Aggregation in Non-Host Environments

 

Christina Bernard1,2, Shaneka S. Simmons1, Christopher Jackson1,2, Shyretha D. Brown1, Udensi K. Udensi1, Wellington K. Ayensu1, Hari H.P. Cohly1 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

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

22009 High School Summer Intern

 

PA - 42

Drug Resistance Observed in Novel Strain of Plasmodium falciparum

 

Centdrika Dates1, Emily Wilson1 and Joseph DeRisi2

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology Jackson State University,  Jackson, MS 39217, 2DeRisi’s Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of San Francisco California, San Francisco, CA* Summer Intern at UCSF

 

PA - 43

Functional Coupling of Stress Response and Cation Transport in Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Broderick K. Daniels, Sheneka S. Simmons, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 44

Genetically Engineered Mice as Models to Study the Role of Connexin 43 on Bones

 

Baraka S. Williams1,3, Nicolette Bivi2, Racheal Lee2, Yumie Rhee2, Lillian Plotkin2 and Teresita Bellido2

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

32009 Summer Intern at IUPUI

 

PA - 45

Substituted Adamantyl Benzenes as Sub-Type Specific Estrogen Receptor Modulators

 

Bethany Rankin1, Jolanda Coats2, Hari H. P. Cohly3, Raphael Isokpehi3 and Rajendram V Rajnarayanan1,3

 

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo MS 39174, USA

3Departmenf of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 46

Domain Classification, Sequencing Status and Functional Relatedness of Bacteria Genomes from Body Sample Sites

 

Anami Cohly1, Ashley Turner1,2, Taravien Turner1,2, Desaree Coleman1,2, Hari H.P. Cohly1, and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

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

2Microbial Bioinformatics Summer Program

 

PA - 47

Biochemical Analysis of Certain Liver Enzymes in Mice Exposed to Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube

 

Anita Patlolla1, Brittney McGinnis2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

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

2NSF-REU student from Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, USA

 

PA - 48

Bioinformatics Tools Categorizer

 

Tolulola Oyeleye, Raphael D. Isokpehi, Natarajan Meghanathan, Hari H.P. Cohly and Tzusheng Pei

 

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

 

PA - 49

“Tanning Beds as Deadly as Arsenic” – Analysis of Media Coverage after Publication of Report by International Agency for Research on Cancer

 

Adrean N. Mason1,2, Hari H.P. Cohly1 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

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

2Department of Mass Communications, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 50

Functional Insights into Universal Stress Proteins of   Pseudomonas species

 

Demareo J. Webb, Wellington K. Ayensu, Hari H. P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 51

Effect of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on N2 Fixation and Growth in Batch Cultures of Trichodesmium IMS101

 

Rajesh Veerepalli and Danuta Leszczynska

 

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

 

PA - 52

Carbon Nanoparticles: Quantum-Mechanical and QSAR Modeling of Fullerene C60 Solubility in Organic Solvents

                                                                                                                                                       

Tetyana Petrova1, Bakhtiyor F. Rasulev1, Andrey A. Toropov1, Danuta Leszczynska2, Jerzy Leszczynski1

 

1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217,USA

2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 53

Determining Cytotoxicity of Nano Iron Oxide in HepG2 Cell Line Using MTT Assay

 

Anita Patlolla1, Ashley Berry2, Dominique Land3 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1Molecular Toxicology Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA,

2Collins High School, Collins, MS, USA and 3Murray High School, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 54

Understanding the Size and Shape Dependence Geno, Cyto and Phototoxic Effects of Freshly Prepared Silver Nanomaterial

 

Wentong Lu, Dulal Senapati, Shuguang Wang, Oleg Tovmachenko, Hongtao Yu, Paresh Ray

 

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

 

PA - 55

Ultrasensitive and Highly Selective Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Using Two-Photon Rayleigh Scattering Properties of Gold Nanoparticle

 

Adria Neely, Perry Candice, Birsen Varisli, Anant K. Singh, Dulal Senapati, Jhansi Rani Kalluri, Tahir Arbneshi and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 56

Gold Nanorod Based Dynamic Light Scattering Probe for Selective Detection of Arsenic in PPT Level From Groundwater

 

Jhansi R Kalluri, Tahir Arbneshi, Perry Candice, Birsen Varisli, Sadia Afrin Khan, Brandon Newton and Paresh C Ray

 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, P.O. BOX 17910, MS, USA

  

PA - 57

Gold Nanorod Based Selective Identification of Escherichia Coli Bacteria Using Hyper Rayleigh Scattering Assay

 

Birsen Y. Varisli, Adria Neely, Perry Candice, Tahir Arbneshi, Dulal Senapati, Anant K. Singh, Jhansi Kalluri, Brandon Newton, Paresh C. Ray                 

 

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

 

PA - 58

Gold Nanoparticle Promoted 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions in Water

 

Atiereya Adley1, Ann Omollo2 and Ashton T. Hamme II2

 

1Department of Biology, Division of Natural Sciences and Public Health, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 59

Studies Toward the Synthesis of Spiroisoxazolines

 

Erick D. Ellis and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 60

Lewis Acid Promoted 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions in Water

 

Lenore S. Holmes and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 61

Probing Toxicity of Quantum Dots CDSE/ZNS in Water Environment

 

L. Beqa3 and D. Leszczynska1,2

 

1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, 1325 J. R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217-0510, USA

2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217-0510, USA

3Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217-0510, USA

 

PA - 62

The Use of POSS Nanostructured Chemicals to Improve the Physical Properties of Protective Coatings for Potential Health Related Applications

 

Elizabeth Muriuki1 and Wilbur L. Walters Jr.2

 

1REU Summer Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS                                                                                                                                    

2Departments of Physics and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

 

PA - 63

The Use of POSS Nanostructured Chemicals as Physical Barriers to Moisture Degradation

 

Tanika Robinson1 and Wilbur Walters Jr.2 

 

1REU Summer Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

2Departments of Physics and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

PA - 64

Determining Nanotoxicity of C60 Fullerenes in Organic Solvents Using the Bacteria Escherichia coli

 

Jessica Joy Jenkins1, Sean Cook2, Winfred Aker2 and Huey-Min Hwang2

 

1Division of Natural Sciences, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS 39174

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217

 

PA - 65

Choosing Safe Dispersing Media for C60 Fullerenes by Using Cytotoxicity Tests of the Bacterium Escherichia coli

 

Sean Cook, Winfred Aker and Huey-Min Hwang

 

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

 

PA - 66

Computational Suggestions of Methods for Targeted Cisplatin Delivery

 

Charlene Keyes, Glake A. Hill, Julia Saloni and David H. Magers

 

Computational Center for Molecular Structure and Supercomputing Research, Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, P.O. Box 17910, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 67

Multiscale Comparison of Air Quality Modeling for an Ozone Occurrence during the 1996 Paso Del Norte Ozone Campaign

 

Duanjun Lu1, Remata S. Reddy1, Rosa Fitzgerald2, William R Stockwell3, Quinton L Williams1 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Department of Physics, Atmos. Sci. & Geoscience, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Physics Department, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Avenue El Paso, TEXAS 79968, USA

3Howard University Program of Atmospheric Sciences, Howard University, Washington DC 20059, USA

 

PA - 68

Environmental Pollution and Health Effects

 

Suneet Kaur1, Leena El-Sadek2, Nabhan Karim3, Cherry Singh4, Natalie Newell5, Suseela Reddy6 and Paul Tchounwou6

 

1Clinton High School Clinton, MS, 39056, USA

2Terry High School, Byram, MS, 39170, USA

3Jackson Preparatory School Flowood, MS, 39232, USA

4Ridgeland High School, MS 39217, USA

5Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS 39154, USA

6Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 69

Effect of the “Clean Air Act” on Air Pollution and Subsequent Decline and Improved Health Status in Asthma Cases? Review of Scientific Literature from 1990 – present?

Ruel Michelin1, Cynthia Johnson2, Joseph Whittaker3 and Kelly C. Reiss1

 

1American Public University, MPH Environmental Health Program, AMU/APU, 111 West Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414,USA

2Morgan State University, School of Community Health & Policy, 1130 E Cold Spring Lane, & 3School of Computer Mathematical & Natural Sciences, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA

 

PA - 70

Assessment of Heavy Metals in Jackson Public School Playgrounds

 

Bridgette Demerritt1,2, Clement Yedjou1, and Paul Tchounwou1,2

 

1Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health; 2Enrironmental Toxicology Research Laboratory. College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

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Effect of Oxyfluorfen on Development of Medaka (Oryzias latipes)

 

Doris K. Powe1, Ikhlas A. Khan3, Asok K. Dasmahapatra3,4 and Paul B. Tchounwou1,2

 

1Department of Environmental Toxicology, Jackson State University,  2Office of the Dean, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

3National Center for Natural Product Research, Environmental Toxicology Research Program, University of Mississippi, 4Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA

 

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Effects of Bacteria Inoculation on Growth and Lead Accumulation of Triticum aestivum Grown on Lead Contaminated Soil

 

Miriam Ighoavodha, Maria Begonia, Gregorio Begonia, Halima Stringer, Marche Smith, Antoinette, Taylor, Corey Kinlaw

 

Department of Biology, P. O. Box 18540, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

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Growth and Survival of Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus

 

Wundu Kwembe1,3, Meshack Mudoh2, S Parveen2, Hari H.P. Cohly1, and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

1Center of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2University of Maryland Eastern Shore 2009

3REU Participant at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 

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Molecular Approach for Targeting Specific Fecal Contamination in the Grand Bay

 

Stephen S. Kishinhi1, Ibrahim O. Farah1, Kenneth Ndebele1, Barbara Graham1, Melanie McHenry1, Hilliard Lackey1, Christina Watters2, Mark Woodrey2, Dave Ruple2, Christine Walters2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Department of Biology; Environmental Microbiology Research Laboratory, NIH – Center for Evironmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University,  Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA; 2Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Point, MS, USA

 

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Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment of Mercury in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

 

MelanieMcHenry-Johnson1, Paul Tchounwou1, Zikri Arslan1, Stephen Kishini1, William McHenry1, Hillard Lackey1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, Mark Woodrey2 and Christina Watters2

 

1Jackson State University, Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, 1400 Lynch St., Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Grand Bay Reserve, 6005 Bayou Heron Road Moss Point, MS 39562, USA

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Profiling Mercury Distribution in National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) by Cold Vapor Generation AAS: Preliminary Results from Water, Sediment and Fish Samples

 

Melanie N. McHenry1, Zikri Arslan2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1Environmental Science PhD Program, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217

2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217 USA

 

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Effect of Lead Dissolution by Plants

 

Catherine C. Thomas1, Afrachanna D. Butler2, Victor F. Medina2 and Steven L. Larson2

 

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

2US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center – Environmental Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS, USA

 

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Environmental Release of Mercury from Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

 

Li Jin, Samson Bulti and Yadong Li

 

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

 

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Development of Water Correction Algorithm for Underwater Vegetation Signals

 

Marvin Washington, Hyun J. Cho and D. Lu

 

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

 

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Follow the Light: Is Inorganic Turbidity Solely Responsible for Light Limitations in Ross Barnett Reservoir?

 

Shawn Gompa1, Inderjeet Singh1 and Dmitri Sobolev2

 

1Summerhill Junior High School, Jackson, MS, USA

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

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Study of Beds of Rupppia maritima and Halodule whrightii at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi

 

Cristina C. Nica and Hyun J. Cho

 

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

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The Susceptibility of Structural Alveolar Cells to Ceramides-induced Autophagy

 

Dorothy K. Ndishabandi1,3, Daniela Petrusca2, Kenneth Ndebele1and Irina Petrache2

 

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

2Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46206, USA

3Summer Research Fellowship Program

  

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Biosurfactant Production in Deproteinised Juice (DPJ) of Eucalyptus by Rhizopus nigricans

 

Uma Aulwar1, Babu Patlolla2 and R. S. Awasthi1

 

1Mahyco Research Foundation Trust’s, Badrinarayan Barwale College, Jalna (Maharashtra) India

2Alcorn State University, Alcorn, MS, USA

 

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Effect of Culture Conditions on Growth and Biosurfactant Production by Different Soil Fungi

 

Uma Aulwar1, Babu Patlolla2 and R.S. Awasthi1

 

1Mahyco Research Foundation Trust’s, Badrinarayan Barwale College, Jalna (Maharashtra) India

2Alcorn State University, Alcorn, MS, USA

 

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Fungal Spore Data Preparation to Correlate with Weather Variables

 

Alicia M. Epps1, Fazlay  Faruque2 and Martha Brackin3

 

1College of Science Engineering and Technology, Jackson State  University, 1400 Lynch Street, P. O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39216, USA

3Independent Consultant, 609 Camelia Trail, Brandon, Mississippi 39047, USA

 

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Optically-Based System for Cancer Detection

 

Shelton D. Griffith1,3, Claire Sanders2, Antoinette Trujillo2 and Judith R. Mourant2

 

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

2Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Health Research Laboratory, B-9 Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico

32009 Summer Intern at LANL

 

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Measurement of Ionic Cadmium by ICP-AES from Liver and Kidney Samples of Rats Exposed to CdSe Nanoparticles

 

Wanaki McDuffy1 and Zikri Arslan2

 

1Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College,, Mississippi, 39174, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

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Light Scattering and Light Spectroscopy

 

Shelton D. Griffith1,3, Claire Sanders2, Antoinette Trujillo2 and Judith R. Mourant2

 

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

2Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Health Research Laboratory, B-9 Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico; 32009 Summer Intern at LANL

 

 

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Solid Phase Preconcentration on Activated Alumina with EDTA For Determination of Trace Elements in Water and Fish Otoliths by ICP-AES

 

Fahmida Zereen1, Sitki Baytak2 and Zikri Arslan1

 

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

2Department of Chemistry, Science and Arts Faculty, Nevsehir University, Nevsehir 50300 Turkey

 

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Determination of Antimony, Bismuth, Lead and Tin in Biominerals by On-Line Hydride Generation ICP-AES

 

Domingos de Oliveira Afonso1, Sitki Baytak2 and Zikri Arslan1

 

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

2Department of Chemistry, Science and Arts Faculty, Nevsehir University, Nevsehir 50300 Turkey

 

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Determination of Trace Sulfate Analysis

 

Ashley M. Tanner1, Yiming Liu2 and Hongtao Yu2

 

1REU Summer Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

 

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Anion Binding Studies with Tripodal Ammonium Hosts in Solution and Solid States

 

Whitney Quinn, Musabbir.A. Saeed and Md.  Alamgir Hossain

 

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

 

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Oxoanion Binding with Ployazamacrocyclic Receptors

 

Musabbir  A. Saeed  and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

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

 

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Disaccharide Utilization Annotation in Sequenced Vibrio Species: Cellobiose Utilization Network

 

Jennifer N. Sims1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Alison St. John2 and Hari H. P. Cohly1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, 2National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick MD 21702.

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