7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 12-15, 2010

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PA - 01

Role of Language Anxiety in Public Health

 

Nataliya Kostyuk1, Raphael Isokpehi1 and Hari Cohly2

 

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

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

 

PA - 02

Experimental Validation of Bioinformatics Prediction of Rhodopseudomonas palustris Strain-Specific Gene Encoding Universal Stress Protein Domain Fused to the Major Facilitator Domain

 

Shaneka S. Simmons1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Leslie M. Perry2, Michael S. Allen2, Raphael D. Isokpehi1 and Sarah Martinez2

 

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

2Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203

 

PA - 03

Rationale for Infusion of Visual Analytics into the Biology Curriculum

 

Shawn Hughes, Matilda O. Johnson, Hari H.P. Cohly, Wellington K. Ayensu, and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 04

Rationale for Text Mining Resource for Literature on Arsenic in Foods

 

Matilda O. Johnson1, Hari H.P. Cohly2, Matthew N. Anyanwu2, Raphael D. Isokpehi2 and Omotayo R. Awofolu1

 

1Department of Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 003, South Africa; 2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 05

Visual Analytics of Trends in Reporting Human West Nile Virus Infection in the United States, 1999 to 2009

 

Oluwakemi O. Olawatuyi, Gabrielle A. Cooper, Wellington K. Ayensu, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 06

Domain Architecture and Functional Coupling of Genes Encoding Universal Stress Proteins in Sequenced Genomes of Vibrio Species

 

Jennifer N. Sims, Raphael D. Isokpehi, Wellington K. Ayensu and Hari H.P. Cohly

 

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

 

 

PA - 07

Distribution of Universal Stress Proteins Encoded in Vibrio, Escherichia, and Burkholderia Genomes

 

Jennifer N. Sims, Raphael D. Isokpehi, Wellington K. Ayensu and Hari H.P. Cohly

 

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

 

PA - 08

Diversity of Genome Sequences of Vibrio Genus Compared with Escherichia and Burkholderia Genera

 

Jennifer N. Sims, Raphael D. Isokpehi, Wellington K. Ayensu and Hari H.P. Cohly

 

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

 

PA - 09

Automatic Extraction of Spatio-Temporal Models of West Nile Virus Transmission

 

Gabrielle A. Cooper, Oluwakemi O. Olawatuyi, Sean R. Scott, Tolulola O. Oyeleye, Matthew N. Anyanwu, and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 10

Recent Trends in HIV and Tuberculosis: The United States and Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Ousman Mahmud, Centdrika Dates and Hafiz A. Ahmad

 

Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 11

Distinctive Features of Sequences of Metazoan Universal Stress Proteins

 

Ousman Mahmud, Raphael D. Isokpehi, Wellington K. Ayensu and Hari H.P. Cohly

 

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

 

PA - 12

Bacteria Genomes with Tandem Genes Encoding Water/Glycerol Transport and Stress Response

 

Tamara Medley, Hari H.P. Cohly, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 13

Functional Annotation Analytics of Universal Stress Proteins Encoded in Shewanella Genomes

 

Baraka Williams, Hari H.P. Cohly, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

 

PA - 14

Comparative Analysis of Bioinformatics Software for Genetics and Population Genomics

 

Xavier Alexander1, Ousman Mahmud1, Olusola L. Oladoyinbo1,2, Tolulola O. Oyeleye1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Wellington K. Ayensu1 and Hari H.P. Cohly1

 

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

2University of Ibadan Health Service, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

 

PA - 15

Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Diseases Represented using Visual Analytic Techniques

 

Dominique R. Smith-McInnis, Hari H.P. Cohly, Matilda O. Johnson, Wellington K. Ayensu, Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 16

Functional Genomics of Aquaporin 7 and its Role in Male Fertility

 

Charnia Hall1, Wellington K. Ayensu1, B. S. Hennington2 Hari H.P. Cohly1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1 and Erdogan Memili2

 

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

2Department of Basic Sciences of College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA

 

PA - 17

Encoding Enzyme for High Pressure Adapatation in the In Marine Bacteria Photobacterium Profundum

 

Centrdika R. Dates1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Wellington K. Ayensu1, Rajendaram V. Rajnarayanan2,  Arun  P. Chopra3,  D. Sarweshwar Rao4 and Hari H.P. Cohly1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217; 2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo. 3Department of Biotechnology, Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Farha, Mathura 281 122 UP, India, 4Department of Agriculture, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, 281 122 UP, India

 

PA - 18

Response of Edwardsiella ictaluri Universal Stress Protein Genes to SPF Catfish Serum

 

Bezawit Berhaneselassie1, J. Lu2, Mark Lawrence2, Shaneka Simmons, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

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

2Department of Basic Sciences of College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA

 

PA - 19

Evolutional Conservation of the Mediator of Transcription Regulation from Yeast to Human

 

Christine Tchounwou1,2, Kentaro Yamada2, Tsuyoshi Imasaki2 and Yuichiro Takagi2

 

1Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; 2Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

 

 

PA - 20

Basis Apoptotic Mechanisms of Lead in human leukemia (HL-60) cells

 

Herbert Giles, Dwayne Sutton, Clement 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, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

 

PA - 21

β-Estradiol Induced Oxidative Stress in Leukemic (HL-60 and Jurkat) Cells

 

Joanna Hullitt, Clement Yedjou, Joseph Cameron and Paul 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, Mississippi, USA.

 

PA - 22

Garlic Extract-Induced Phosphatidylserine Externalization Independent of Oxidative Stress in human leukemia (HL-60) cells

 

Laurette Thuisseu, Clement 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, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

 

PA - 23

Modulation of Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells by Thioamide

 

Shannon Jackson, Clement Yedjou, Alamgir Hossain, Joseph Cameron, and Paul Tchounwou 

 

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

 

PA - 24

In vitro Indices of Oxidative Stress in Lead-Exposed to Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells

 

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 - 25

Modulation of Caspase-3 activity in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells by Garlic Extract

 

Angelique Taylor, Clement 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, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 26

The Study and Characterization of Hexachlorobenzene Effects on Leukemia T Lymphocytes   

 

Lamar Reed1, Kenneth Ndebele1 and Paul B. Tchnounwou2

 

1Cancer Immunology Research Laboratory, 2Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, NIH-RCMI  Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. USA

 

PA - 27

Vernonia amygdalina Extracts Inhibit the Expression Survival, Tumorigenesis, Metastasis, and Invision Signaling Molecules in Human Breast Cancer Cells

 

Lecia Gresham1,2 and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3

 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, Cancer Prevention and Therapies;

2NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology;

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217 USA

 

PA - 28

Water Soluble Garlic Extract Induced Cytotoxic Effect on Human Leukemic Cells: Involvement of Nucleosomal DNA Fragmentation

 

Jasmine Smith, Clement 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, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 29

Arsenic Trioxide­Induced Genotoxicity and Morphological Changes of Apoptosis in Lung Cell

 

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

 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA

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

 

PA - 30

Oxidative Stress Mediated DNA Damage and Apoptosis in Arsenic-Treated Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma 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 - 31

Assessing the Photo-induced Cytotoxicity of C60 Fullerenes by Measuring the Viable Count of Escherichia coli

 

Jasmine I. Watson1, Erbo Ying2, Winfred G. Aker2 and Huey-Min Hwang2

 

1Department of Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Dr., New Orleans, LA 70125, USA

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

 

PA - 32

Phototoxicity of Pyrene and it’s Mono-Substituted Derivatives on Human Skin Keratinocyte Cells

 

Tracie Perkins and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PA - 33

Cytotoxicity of Fe2+, Fe3+, Hg2+, Mn2+, Cd2+, Mg2+, and Pb2+ to PC-12 Cells

 

Talia Sanders1, Yi-Ming Liu2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

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

 

PA - 34

A Genomic Approach:  The Effects of Bisphenol A on Zebrafish

 

Jessica L. Davis1, Lynn Escalon2, Edward Perkins3, Dan Villeneuve4, Raphael D. Isokpehi5 and Natàlia Garcia-Reyero6

 

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

2 SpecPro, Vicksburg, MS 39180

3 US Army Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS 39180

4 US Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Duluth, MN 55802

5Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217

6Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217

 

PA - 35

Effect of Oxyfluorfen on Development of Medaka (Oryzias latipes)

 

Doris K. Powe1, Ikhlas A. Khan3, Asok K. Dasmahapatra1, 3, 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

 

PA - 36

Assessing the Role of Supra-physiologic Levels of Retinoids in Ovalbumin-sensitized Lung Tissue and Reversal of Related Pathology by Citral in the Fischer Rat Model

 

Carlene Holt-Gray and Ibrahim O. Farah

 

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

 

PA - 37

The Effect of Humic Acids on the Cytotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles to a Natural Aquatic Bacterial Assemblage

 

Thabitha P. Dasari1 and Huey-Min Hwang1, 2

 

1Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

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

 

 

PA - 38

Determination of Mercury in Water, Sediments and Fish Samples from National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)

 

Melanie N. McHenry1, Zikri Arslan2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

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

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

 

PA - 39

Determination of Mercury Levels in Cosmetics Formulations; Mexico’s Case

 

Claudia P. Peregrino, Alma D. Rubio, Myriam V. Moreno, Silvia V. Miranda and Luz O. Leal

 

Environmental Department, Advanced Material Research Center, Miguel de Cervantes 120, Chihuahua, Chihuahua 31109, México

 

PA - 40

Water Quality Assessment in a Dam for Domestic Purposes by Using Two Indexes

 

Celia de la Mora-Orozco1, Javier Garcia-Velasco2, Héctor O. Rubio-Arias3 and Hugo E. Flores-López1

 

1Environmental health and water resources, National Research Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Animal Production, Km 8 Tepatitlán-Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco,Tepatitlán de Morelos, Jalisco, México

2College of Environmental Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, Km 15.5 Carretera a Nogales, Las Agujas, Zapopan, Jal, México

3Ecology Department, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 41

Assessment of Water Quality in the Laguna De Bustillos Lagoon in Chihuahua, Mexico

 

Daniel Frescas1, Hector O. Rubio-Arias2, Celia Holguin2, Rey Quintana2, Javier Camarillo2 and Flor Najera1

 

1Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

2Natural Resources Department, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, Periférico Francisco R. Almada, Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 42

Physical-Chemical-Heavy Metal Parameters in Water of the Conchos River before and after a Man-Made Caption Dam

 

Jesús Manuel Ochoa1, Héctor Rubio-Arias2 and Rey Manuel Quintana2

 

1Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. CP. 31031.

2Natural Resources Department. Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico CP: 31031.

 

PA - 43

Water Quality Index (WQI) for the Luis L. Leon Man-Made Dam in Northern Mexico

 

Jhoannca O. Martinez1, Hector O. Rubio-Arias2, Daniel Sivitos1, Jose L. Gonzalez1 and Celia Holguin2 

 

1Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

.2Natural Resources Department. Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 44

Assessment of Water Quality in the La Boquilla Dam in Chihuahua, Mexico

 

Roberto C. Ortiz1, Hector O. Rubio-Arias2 and Rey M. Quintana2 

 

1Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

2Natural Resources Department. Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 45

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 and Corey Kinlaw

 

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

 

PA - 46

Environmental Pollution, Oil Spill and Health Effects


Leena El-Sadek1, Apas Aggarwal2, Vineet Aggarwal2, Suseela Reddy3 and Paul Tchounwou4


1Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus, MS 39701
2St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Ridgeland MS, 39157, USA

3Dept. of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

4College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

 

PA - 47

Environmental and Health Effects on Mississippi Gulf Coast Resulting from Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

 

Jerry Beasley, Suseela Reddy Remata and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 48

Air Monitoring on the Gulf Coastline after the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

 

Jessica L. Hicks, Hari H.P. Cohly, Matilda O. Johnson, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 49

A Model to Predict the Response of Airborne Fungal Spores to Meteorological Conditions

 

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

   

PA - 50

Molecular Approach for Targeting Specific Fecal Contamination in the Grand Bay Mississippi

 

Stephen S. Kishinhi, Paul B. Tchounwou and Ibrahim O. Farah

 

Department of Biology; Environmental Microbiology Research Laboratory, NIH – Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University,  Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA.

 

PA - 51

Study of Seagrass Beds 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,

 

PA - 52

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, Jackson, MS

2US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center – Environmental Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS

 

PA - 53

Effects of Lead and Cadmium on Seed Germination and Early Seedling Growth of Tall Fescue, Indian Mustard, and Wheat

  

Sonya Hentz, J. McComb, P. Payton, M. Smith, A. Taylor, H. Stringer, C. Donaldson, G. Miller, M. Begonia and G. Begonia

 

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

 

PA - 54

Lead Determination by Fi-Hg-AFS Utilizing Different Oxidizing Agents in Environmental Samples

 

Blanca G. Beltrán, Silvia V. Miranda, Myriam V. Moreno and Luz O. Leal

 

Environment Department, Advanced Material Research Center, Miguel de Cervantes 120, CP: 31109, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 55

Evaluation of Heavy Metals in Soil using the XRF Niton Instrument

 

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

 

PA - 56

Habitat Relationships of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation of Mississippi Coastal River Systems

 

James A. Garner and Hyun Jung Cho

 

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

 

PA - 57

Soil Resource Area Affects Herbivore Health

 

James A. Garner1, H. Anwar Ahmad1 and Chad M. Dacus2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39269, USA

2Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Jackson, MS 39211, USA

 

PA - 58

Assessment of Lead in Luanda Soil from Angola, Africa

 

Devonte Thomas, Maria Gomes, Clement Yedjou and Paul Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 59

Assessment of Heavy Metals in Luanda Soil from Angola, Africa

 

Maria E. Gomes1,2,3, Clement G. Yedjou3, Maria L. Morais3, Carlos M. Baptista3 and Paul B. Tchounwou1, 2

 

1University of Science Agostinho Neto, Angola;  2Enrironmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, 3Cellomics 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 - 60

Depth-Induced Variations in Hyperspectral Reflectance for Optical Water Quality Studies

 

Philemon K. Kirui and Hyun J. Cho

 

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

 

PA - 61

Selective Imaging and Monitoring of Photo-Thermal Process of Drug Resistance Bacteria Using Different Shape Gold Nano Structures

 

Sadia Afrin Khan, Zhen Fan, Wentong Lu, Anant K. Singh, Dulal Senapati, and Paresh C. Ray

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS-39204, USA

 

PA - 62

The Study of Plant Growth Pattern in Pea Plants (Pisum sativum) Induced by Different Nanomaterials

 

LaBethani May1 and Anita Patlolla2

 

1Murray High School-SEPA Program, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 63

Aquatic Plants of Mississippi Gulf Coast

 

Annie Lu1 and Hyun Jung Cho2

 

1Northwest Rankin High School, Flowood, MS 39232, USA 

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39157, USA

 

PA - 64

Dormancy and Germination of Ruppia maritima Seeds with Implications for Seagrass Restoration Using Seeds and Seedlings   

 

Jacqueline McComb1, Hyun Jung Cho1 and D. Biber2

 
1Department of Biology Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, The University of Southern Mississippi, 703 East Beach Drive Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

 

PA - 65

Gold Nanoparticle Base Simple Colorimetric and Ultrasensitive Dynamic Light Scattering Assay for Selective Detection of Pb(II) from Environmental Sample

 

Lule Beqa, Anant Singh and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 66

In-Situ Monitoring of Photothermal Nanotherapy Response Using Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticle Based NSET

 

Zhen Fan, Sadia Afrin Khan, Wentong Lu, Anant K. Singh, Dulal Senapati, Lule Beqa and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 67

Gold Nanorod Based Selective Identification of Escherichia coli Bacteria Using Two-Photon Rayleigh Scattering Spectroscopy

 

Adria Neely,  Shuguang Wang, Candice Perry, Jhansi Rani Kalluri, Tahir Arbneshi, Birsen Varisli, Dulal Senapati, Anannt Kumar Singh and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 68

Gold Nano-Popcom Based Targeted Diagnosis, Nanotherapy Treatment and In-Situ Monitoring of Photothermal Therapy Responses of Prostate Cancer Cells Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

 

Wentong Lu, Anant Kumar Singh, Sadia Afrin Khan, Dulal Senapati, Hongtao Yu and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 69

Synthesis of Spiro-Isoxazolines via Intramolecular Cyclization

 

Jillian K. Jackson 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 - 70

Synthesis of a Schiff-base derived Macrocycle for Anion Binding

 

Marcy L. Pilate1, Muhammet Işiklan1, Frank R. Fronczek2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

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

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

 

PA - 71

Synthesis of Isoxazolines via 1, 3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions in Aqueous Media: A Green Approach

 

Lenore S. Holmes and Ashton T. Hamme II*

 

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

 

PA - 72

Synthesis and Characterization of a New Naphthalene-Based Tripodal Amide as a Potential Host for Anion Sensing

 

Jameka N. Grigsby , Kalpana R. Dey and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, MS 39212, USA

 

PA - 73

Exploration of Binding Modes between p300 And Chetomin by Zn Ejection Using Computational Methods

 

Mike Cato1, Megan Peach2 and Marc Nicklaus2

 

1Jackson State University, Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson, MS 39217

2Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, MD 21702

 

PA - 74

Rotational Barriers Effects on the Activity of Various Selective Estrogen Modulators Used as Anti-Tumor Agents

 

M. Buckles1, J. S. Cooperwood2, J. Ford-Green3, M. Cato3, T. D. McGee4, L. Mandela5, L. D. Thomas6, A. Turner1, N. Wong2, A. Roitberg4, J. Leszczynski3 and J. Edwards1

 

1Department Chemistry, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32307

2College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32307

3Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217

4Department of Chemistry/Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32608

5Department Chemical Engineering, Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida, 32307

6Department of Biology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32307

 

PA - 75

Determination of Organic Arsenic by Coupling Multisyringe Flow Injection Analysis with Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry with On-Line Photo Oxidation and Hydride Generation

 

Laura L. Chaparro1, Laura Ferrer2, Luz. O. Leal1, Blanca G. Beltrán1 and Victor Cerdà2

 

1Environment Department, Advanced Material Research Center. Miguel de Cervantes 120. CP:31109, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

2Chemistry Department, Islas Baleares University, Baleares, Spain

 

PA - 76

Molecular Encapsulation and Recognition of Sulfate Ion in an Azamacrocycle

 

John S. Mendy1, Marcy L. Pilate1, Toyketa Horne1, Victor W. Day2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39212,

2Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

PA - 77

Binding and Selectivity Aspects of an Expanded Azamacrocycle for Anions

 

Toyketa Horne, Kalpana R. Dey, Frank R. Fronczek and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39212, USA

PA - 78

Selective Detection of Phosphate by a Novel Chemosensor in Neutral Water

 

Musabbir A. Saeed1, Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

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

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

 

PA - 79

On-Line Preconcentration of Trace Metals in Natural Waters on Chromosrb 106 Resin

 

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

 

PA - 80

The Influence of Polarity Therapy, Massage, Physical Activity, and Age on Fatigue in Breast Cancer (BC) Patients during Radiation Therapy

 

Marquita Watkins, Charles Heckler, Joseph Roscoe, Gary R. Morrow, Karen M. Mustian

 

University of Rochester Cancer Center

 

PA - 81

Utilization of Folk Medicine in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study

 

Joshua Green1, Wanda Keahey2, Wendy White1, Donna Antione-Lavigne3, Avis Simms4 and Daniel Sarpong3

 

1Jackson Heart Study, Tougaloo College, 500 W. County Line, Tougaloo, MS 39174; 2CLS SVS-B PHARMACY, University of Mississippi Med. Center, 2500 North State St.,  Jackson, MS 39216; 3Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson state University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 701, Jackson, Mississippi; and 4University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

 

PA - 82

Retention Patterns in the Jackson Heart Study: A Systematic Review

 

Mary E. Crump1, Clifton C. Addison2, Donna Antoine-LaVigne3, Evelyn Walker4, Debra Wilson5, Daniel Sarpong5

 

1Department of Medicine/UMMC, Jackson Heart Study, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213. 2Jackson Heart Study/Project Health, Jackson State University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213. 3Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213. 4NHLBI Field Site, Jackson Heart Study, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213. 5Jackson State University, Jackson Heart Study, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213.

 

PA - 83

Effects of Socioeconomic Factors on Obesity Rates in Four Southern States and Colorado

 

Luma Akil and H. Anwar Ahmad

 

Environmental Science, College of Science, Engineering and technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 84

Mass Media and Social Media Participation in the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

 

Adrean Mason, Hari H.P. Cohly, Wellington K. Ayensu, and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 85

Fostering Collaboration between Mississippi and Belize Research and Educational Institutions

 

Lee E. Campbell, Udensi K. Udensi, Baraka S. Williams, Centdrika R. Dates, Jessica Davis and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 86

Distribution of Genes Encoding Universal Stress Protein Domain in Salmonella Genomes

 

Kafui Edusei, Christina Bernard, Tranquility Gordon, Stedman Ashley, Kenneth Campbell, Chidoze Adindu, Wellington K. Ayensu, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA – 87

Cabohydrate Utilization Pathways Encoded in the Genome of Dental Pathogen Streptococcus mutans UA159

 

Christopher D. Cathey, Hari H.P. Cohly, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA – 88

Protein Length Variation in Universal Stress Proteins from Salmonella Genomes

 

Christina Bernard, Kafui Edusei, Tranquility Gordon, Stedman Ashley, Kenneth Campbell, Chidoze Adindu, Wellington K. Ayensu, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 89

Annotated Molecular Interactions of the Kallikrein-Related Peptidase Gene Family

 

Donee’ McAllister1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Udensi K. Udensi, Barbara E. Graham-Evans, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA – 90

GDV Investigation of Biological Signature for Stuttering

 

Phyadragren Cole1, Nataliya Kostyuk1, Nola Radford2, Wellington K. Ayensu1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1 and Hari H.P. Cohly1

 

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

2Department of Communicative Disorders, Jackson

 

PA – 91

Towards Semantic Tagging of Waste Management Plans for Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010

 

Samson Emeakpor, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 92

Ascorbic Acid Caused Cytotoxic Effects, but not Genotoxic Effects on Human Leukemia Cells: Implication in Leukemia Prevention

 

Ariane Mbemi and Clement Yedjou

 

Department of Public Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health Sciences, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch  Street, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

 

PA - 93

The Mechanisms by Which Fractions of Ocimum gratissimum (Og) Leaf Extracts Inhibit The Proliferation of Prostate Cancer (PC-3) Cells and Colon Cancer (HT-29) Cells

 

Michael A. Webb1, Stephen I. N. Ekunwe1, Brittney-Shea Herbert2 and Gregorio Begonia1

 

1Jackson State University Bridges to Doctorate Program, Jackson, MS,USA

2Indiana University School of Medicine and Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA

 

PA - 94

The Self-assembly of Virus-like Particles using a Multiscale Simulation Approach: Are We There Yet?

 

Kristen Lewis1, A. Singharoy2, H. Joshi2 and Peter J. Ortoleva2

 

1Jackson State University:  2Center for Cell and Virus Theory, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

PA - 95

Phototoxicity of Pyrene and it’s Mono-Substituted Derivatives on Human Skin Keratinocyte Cells

 

Tracie Perkins and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PA - 96

Identification of Different Hemolytic and Non-Hemolytic Strains of Bacterium Causing Mastitis by DNA Sequensing of 16s  rDNA from Genomic DNA and Comparative Analysis of Sequences

 

Himanshu Gupta1, Anil K. Vishwakarma1, Siddhartha Pandey1 Sharik Khan1 Centdrika R. Dates2, Raphael D. Isokpehi2, Wellington K. Ayensu2, RajendaramV. Rajnarayanan3, Pooja Gupta,1 , Dhiraj K. Ray,1., Arun P. Chopra3, D. Sarweshwar Rao4, and Hari H.P. Cohly2

 

1Department of Biotechnology, Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Farha, Mathura 281 122 UP, India 2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217; 3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo. 4Department of Agriculture, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, 281 122 UP, India

 

PA - 97

Photo Alterations of Hydrocarbons from Oil Spills in Sea Water Under Varying Conditions

 

Bharat Agrawal1, Sarada P. Vissapragada1, Hari H. P. Cohly1, Arun P. Chopra2, D. Sarweshwar Rao3, Raphael D. Isokpehi1 and Rajendaram V. Rajnarayanan4

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, 2Department of Biotechnology, Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Farha, Mathura 281 122 UP, India, 3Department of Agriculture, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, 281 122 UP, India; 4Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214.

 

PA - 98

Turmerin Interactome: The Structural Basis of the Natural Peptide Turmerin's Medicinal Activities

 

Sarada P. Vissapragada1, Hari H. P. Cohly2, Subhangi Varadharajan2 and Rajendaram V. Rajnarayanan1

 

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214; 2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217

 

PA - 99

Persistent Changes in the Gene Expression Profile of Retinal Endothelial Cells

 

Dorothy Ndishabandi1, Maria Tikhonenko1, Julia Busik1 and Kenneth Ndebele2

 

1Dept. of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing , MI, USA

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

 

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