8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 18-21, 2011

Faculty/Scientist Posters

Oral Presentations

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Student Posters

PB - 01

Assessing the Survival of MRC-5 And A549 Cell Lines upon Exposure to Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbate

 

Ibrahim O. Farah, Veshell L. Lewis, and Wellington K. Ayensu

 

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

 

PB - 02

Molecular Approach to Microbiological Examination of Water in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Mississippi

 

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

 

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

 

PB - 03

Kinetic Signatures of Cadmium, Mercury, Arsenic, Lead and their Quaternary Mixtures on MCF 7 Breast Cancer Cell Line

 

Egbe Egiebor and Ali B. Ishaque

 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Graduate Program in Toxicology, Department of Natural Sciences, Princess Anne MD 21853, USA

 

PB - 04

Effect Of Selenium Status in Critically Ill Patients with Systemic Inflammation: A Medical Geology Issue?

 

W. Manzanares1, A. Biestro1, N. Mañay2, G. Facchin3 and M.H. Torre3 

 

1Intensive Care Unit, Department of Critical Care, Hospital de Clínicas “Dr. Manuel Quintela”, School of Medicine, Avda Italia esq. Las Heras

2Toxicology and 3Inorganic Chemistry (DEC), Facultad de Química, Gral. Flores 2124, UDELAR, Montevideo, Uruguay

 

PB - 05

Prenatal Developmental Toxicity Study of [Poly (Hexamethylenebiguanide), Hydrochloride] (PHMB) in New Zealand White Rabbits

 

D. Cros1, M. P. Pore2, S. Moukha3, G. Legrand1, F. A. Legrand1 and E. E. Creppy3

 

1Laboratoire PAREVA, F-13310 St Martin de Crau;

2Intox PVT. Ltd, 411042 Maharashtra India;

3University Bordeaux Segalen, Toxicology Department, F-33076 Bordeaux, France

 

PB - 06

Detection of Bacillus Species from Local Samples, Implications in Agroterrorism

 

Bianca Garner1, Baraka S. Williams 1,2, Shanzeil Hinton1, Kimtrele Williams1 and Linden Haynes1

 

1Division of Natural Science, Department of Biology, Tougaloo College, Jackson Mississippi 39174, USA

2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 07

Visual Analytics for Environmental Health: Biological Concepts Enriched in Arsenic Responsive Genes

 

Raphael D. Isokpehi1,2, Andreas N. Mbah1, Udensi K. Udensi1,2, and Matthew N. Anyanwu1

 

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

2RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 08

Arsenic Skin Keratinocyte Carcinogenesis

 

Udensi K. Udensi and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PB – 09

Prediction of Arsenic-Modulated Molecular Networks Involving Transcription Factors Expressed in Onset of Keratinocyte Differentiation

 

Udensi K. Udensi,  Hari HP Cohly, Barbara E. Graham-Evans and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

RCMI Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 10

Automatic Information Extraction on Cell-Type Specific Arsenic Carcinogenicity

 

Matthew N. Anyanwu1,2, Raphael D. Isokpehi1,3, Udensi K. Udensi1,3, Hari H.P. Cohly1,3 and Barbara E. Graham-Evans3

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, PO Box 18540, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis, Memphis TN, USA

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

 

PB - 11

Fingertip and Toe Tip Temperature Analysis: A Distribution Profile Pattern of Subjects in an Academic Setting

 

H. H. P. Cohly1 and D. K. Chaturvedi2

 

1Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University)

 

PB - 12

Exposure to Lead and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases: A Methodological Proposal

 

Ana Carolina Bertin Almeida1, Conceição Turini2, Alissana Ester Camargo2, Tiemi Matsuo1,3 and Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello1,2

 

1 Graduate Program in Public Health, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

2Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, Health Science Center, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

3Department of Statistics, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

PB - 13

Genotoxicity and Citotoxicity of Permethrin/Allethrin in Human Peripheral-Blood Lymphocytes

 

M. Moreno-Godinez1, L. Ramos-Chávez1,2, M. Sordo2 and P. Ostrosky2

 

1Toxicology and environmental Health Research Laboratory, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico

2Biomedic Research Institute, UNAM, Mexico

 

PB - 14

Disaster Preparedness: Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program

 

Pao-Chiang Yuan

 

Hazardous Materials Management Program, Department of Technology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18480, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 15

Geospatial Distribution of Bulinus truncatus Snail Intermediate Host in Abeokuta, Southwest Nigeria

 

Uwem F. Ekpo1, Micheal E.  Abe1, David A. Ojo2 and Akinola S. Oluwole1

 

1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

2Department of Microbiology, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

 

PB - 16

Effects of Lead on Phytochelatin Contents and Lead Accumulation of Hydroponically-Grown Sesbania exaltata

 

Maria Begonia, Gloria Miller, Jacqueline McComb, Clarence Donaldson and Gregorio Begonia

 

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

 

PB - 17

Phytochelatin Contents and Cadmium Uptake of Triticum aestivum in Response to Various Concentrations of Cadmium

 

Gloria Miller, Sonya Hentz, Marche Smith, Maria Begonia and Gregorio Begonia

 

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

 

PB - 18

Identifying Young African American Risk Behaviors as Potential Contributors to Adult CVD

 

Brenda W. Jenkins, Clifton C. Addison, and Monique S. White

 

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

 

PB - 19

Optimistic Bias and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among African American Youths

 

Monique S. White1, Clifton C. Addison1, Brenda W. Jenkins1 and Mary Lou Gutierrez2

 

1Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA

 

PB - 20

RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) – A Collaborative Environment to Address Health Disparities and Bioterrorism

 

M. Edwina Barnett1, James Perkins1 and Keith C. Norris2

 

1Data and Technology Coordinating Center, Mississippi eCenter @ Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Box 1800, Jackson, MS, USA

2Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

PB – 21

Purchasing Power and Eating Patterns: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data between 1994 and 2009

 

Jae Eun Lee1, Junghye Sung2 and James Perkins1

 

1RTRN DTCC, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PB - 22

Engaging Computing Students in Environmental Health Research through Visual Analytics

 

Jacqueline M. Jackson and Loretta A. Moore

 

Department of Computer Science, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, PO Box18839, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PB - 23

Room Temperature Synthesis of PbSe Quantum Dots in Aqueous Solution for Biological Applications

 

Oliva M. Primera-Pedrozo and Zikri Arslan

 

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

 

PB - 24

Separation of Trace Elements from Otoliths by Coprecipiation Approach for Determination by ICPMS

 

Zikri Arslan1, Mehmet Ates1 and Domingos D. Afonso2

 

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

2Environmental Science PhD Program, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 25

Determination of Inorganic and Total Mercury in Fish Otoliths by Cold Vapor Generation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

 

Zikri Arslan1, Mehmet Ates1, Erdal Kenduzler2 and Melanie McHenry3

 

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

2Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Department of Chemistry, 15100 Burdur, Turkey

3Environmental Science PhD Program, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 26

Effects of Cuo Nanoparticles on Goldfish: Accumulation, Oxidadtive Stress, Red and White Blood Cells

 

Mehmet Ates, James Daniels and Zikri Arslan,

 

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

 

PB - 27

The Applications of GIS in Gauging the Susceptibility of Coastal Areas in the Southeast States of Louisiana and Mississippi

 

Edmund C. Merem, Joan Wesley, Sudha Yeramilli, Chandra Richardson, Jasmine Williams and Daphine Foster

 

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, 3825 Ridgewood Road, P.O. Box 23, Jackson, Mississippi 39211, USA

 

PB - 28

Environmentally Benign [2+3]-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions of Nitrile Imines with Dipolarophiles in Aqueous Media

 

Ashton T. Hamme II and Sureshbabu Dadiboyena

 

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, 1400 J. R. Lynch St., Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 29

Synthesis of Spiro-Isoxazolines via Intramolecular Cyclization

 

Prasanta Das1, Ann O. Omollo1, Eric McClendon1, Lungile Sitole1, Edward J. Valente2 and Ashton T. Hamme II1

 

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

2Department of Chemistry, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, USA

 

PB - 30

Synthetic Receptors for Anions of Environmental and Biological Relevance

 

Md. Alamgir Hossain1, Musabbir A. Saeed1, John S. Mendy1, Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell3 and Frank R. Fronczek2

 

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

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

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

 

PB - 31

Synthesis, Characterization and Structure of Bis(2-Aminopyrimidine)Tetrakis(Μ-Levulinato-O,O’)Dicopper

 

Sri Ranjini Arumugam1, Samuel S. R. Dasary1, Hongtao Yu1, Alvin Holder2, Ramaiyer Venkatraman1 and Frank R. Fronczek3

 

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

2Department of Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

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

 

PB - 32

Enhancing Emergency Response, Preparedness and Health Communications through DISCOVER MS

 

David Bandi, Dayakar Nittala, Sudha Yerramilli, and Albert Williams

 

National Center for Biodefense Communications (NCBC), Mississippi e-Center, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Box 900 Jackson MS – 39204-4530, USA

 

PB - 33

Microenvironment Cabonmonoxide Exposure, Caboxyhaemoglobin Levels and Risks of Cardiac Impairment in Some Commercial Transport Drivers

 

B. Banjoko1 and M. K. C. Sridhar2

 

1Department of Chemical Pathology & Institute of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

2Department of Community Medicine, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria

 

PB - 34

Modeling Tobacco Production in Pakistan

 

Muhammad Bilal1 and Muhammad Qaiser Shahbaz2

 

1Department of Statistics, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

2Department of Mathematics, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

 

PB - 35

Modeling Sugar-Cane Production in Pakistan

 

Muhammad Bilal, Rana Muhammad Ayyub, Mudassar Ayyub Awan

 

University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

 

PB - 36

Prediction Model for Blood Pressures in Children of Lahore

 

Muhammad Bilal1, Mudassar Ayub Awan2 and Rana Muhammad Ayyub3

 

1Dept. of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan

2Dept. of Economics, Allama Iqbal Open University Pakistan

3Dept. of Economics and Business Management, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan

 

PB - 37

Evaluation of Serum Molybdenum as a Biochemical Marker in Oral Carcinogenesis: A Pilot Study

 

Sunali Khanna

 

Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India

 

PB - 38

L-Cysteine Germanate – A Novel Hepatoprotector and Immunomodulator for Induced Hepatocarcinoma in Rats

 

Abdelfattah M. Badawi1, N. I. Zachary2, Dina Abdelkader1, Eman N. Aly3, Maged M.  Barakat4, Atef T. Fahim5 and Rania Farag El-Telbany5

 

1Applied Chemistry, Applied Surfactant Laboratory, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

2Medical Biochemistry, Cancer Biology Department, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

3Biochemistry, Radiobiology Department, National Center for Radiation Research, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

4Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

5Biochemistry, Biochemistry Department, October 6 University, Cairo, Egypt

6Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, October 6th University, Egypt

 

PB - 39

Characterization and Toxicological Studies of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

C. Vani1, Sundar Charles Vicas1, R. Joshua Perinbadurai1 and P. Sujatha2

 

1Department of Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences Karunya University, Coimbatore, 641 114, India

2Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641 046, India

 

PB - 40

Rhenium-Platinum Antitumor System Capsulated in Nanovesicules

 

Natalia Shtemenko1 and Olexander Shtemenko2

 

1Dnipropetrovs’k National University by Oles Gonchar, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, 72 Gagarin avenue, 49050Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine.

2Ukrainian State Chemical Technological University, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, 8 Gagarin Avenue, 49005 Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine

 

PB - 41

How to Provide Safety of Health Facilities in Natural Disasters: Experiences and Challenges from South East Europe: Croatia and Serbia

 

Vesela Radovic1, Ksenija Vitale2 and Paul B. Tchounwou3

 

1University EDUCONS, the Faculty of Environmental Protection, Vojvode Putnika, 85, 21 208 Sremska  Kamenica, AP Vojvodina, Serbia
2School University of Zagreb, Rockefeller Street 4, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

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

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