9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 16-19, 2012

Faculty/Scientists Posters 
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PB - 01

Role of Fructose Diphosphate (FDP) and Glycerol an the Differential Survival of MRC-5 and A549 Cell Lines

 

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

 

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

 

PB - 02

Therapeutic Implications of the Warburg Effect: Role of Oxalates and Acetates on the Differential Survival of MRC-5 and A549 Cell Lines

 

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

 

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

 

PB - 03

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

 

S. S. Kishinhi, P. B. Tchounwou, I. O. Farah and J. Lukasik

 

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

 

PB - 04

Genotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in Vicia faba: A Pilot Study on the Environmental Monitoring of Nanoparticles

 

Anita K. Patlolla1, Ashley Berry1, 2, La Bethani May1,2, 3 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

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

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

3Murray High School student-SEPA Program, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PB - 05

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles, Their Characterization and Application for Antibacterial Activity

 

Florence Okafor, Afef Janen and Tatiana Kukhtareva

 

Biological and Environmental Sciences and Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Departments, Alabama A&M University, 4900 Meridian Street, Normal, Alabama, USA

 

PB - 06

A Visual Analytic Decision Support System for Tracking Impact of Public Health Benefits of Mercury Emission Reductions:  Interdisciplinary Strategies to Advance from Disparity to Reform

 

Wellington Ayensu1,2, Raphael Isokpehi1,2 and Ibrahim Farah3

 

1Department of Biology & NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS39217, USA

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS39217, USA

 

PB - 07

Assessment of PM2.5 from MODIS-AOT Data over Mississippi Gulf Coast using Regression Analysis

 

Anjaneyulu Yerramilli, Srinivas Desamsetti, Venkata B. Dodla, Julius Baham, John Young and Chuck Patrick

 

Trent Lott Geospatial & Visualization Research Center, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Mississippi@e-Center, Jackson, MS 39204, USA

 

PB - 08

Environmental Modeling and Prediction for Climate Fluctuations over Grand Bay of Gulf of Mexico

 

R. Suseela Reddy1, Paulinus Chigbu2 and Paul Tchounwou3

 

1Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geosccience,1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson State University,  Jackson, MS, 39217, USA

2University of Maryland Eastern Shore, MD 21853, USA

3College of Science, Engineering and Technology, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 39217, USA

 

PB – 09

Separate and Joint Effect of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) on Aromatase CYP19a Transcription Level of Atlantic Tomcod (Microgradus tomcod)

 

Adam Tulu1, Ali Ishaque1, Egbe Egiebor1, Christopher Chambers2 and Rosemary Jagus3

 

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

2NOAA-Fisheries, 74 Magruder Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732, USA

3Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.701 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

 

PB - 10

Molecular Mechanisms of Vernonia amygdalina as Novel Botanical Agent for the Treatment of Breast Cancer

 

Clement G. Yedjou1, Ernest Izevbigie2 and Paul B. Tchounwou 1,3

 

1Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health; 2Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies; 3Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 11

Vernonia amygdalina: A Novel Botanical Agent for the Treatment of Breast Cancer

 

Clement Yedjou1, Lecia Gresham2, Ernest Izevbigie2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

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

 

PB - 12

Arsenic Trioxide Induced Transcriptional Activation of Stress Genes and Program Cell Death of Human Leukemia Cells

 

Sanjay Kumar, 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, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 13

Time-Course Gene Expression in Human Skin Cells Exposed to Arsenic Trioxide

 

Udensi K. Udensi, C. Galindo, Paul B. Tchounwou and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

College of Science, Engineering & Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

PB - 14

Ato Mediates Intrinsic Pathways of Apoptosis in Colon Cancer Cells

 

Jacqueline J. Stevens1, Alice M. Walker2, Halima Stringer1, Faith Sherman1 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Molecular 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, MS, USA

2Molecular 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

 

PB - 15

Bacterial Growth on a Lead- and EDTA-Amended Nutrient Broth Medium

 

Gloria Miller, Yasmin Partee, Terry Wilborn, Maria Begonia and Gregorio Begonia

 

Department of Biology, P.O. Box 18540, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 16

Discovery Dashboard for Exploring Health Disparities on Blood Lipids Traits

 

Yachi Spencer, Victoria D. Gilmore, Kayla A. Echols and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PB - 17

Physicochemical Properties and Modeled Structural Features of Schistosoma mansoni Guanosine Triphosphate Binding Protein

 

Andreas N. Mbah1, Henri L. Kamga2, Omatayo R. Awofolu3 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

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

2Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, P.O. Box 63 Buea, South West Region, Cameroon 3Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, P. O Box 392, UNISA, 0003, South Africa.

 

PB - 18

Comparative Genomics for Stress Responsiveness in Genomes of the Metabolically Versatile Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Shaneka S. Simmons, Andreas N. Mbah and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PB - 19

Iron Transport Gene Neighbors of Stress-Responsive Major Facilitator in the Genome of Bioenergy Relevant Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Shaneka S. Simmons and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PB - 20

Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of Garlic-Based Modern Traditional Medicine on Cutaneous Ulcer

 

E. Sekela Kabamba, J. Ndelo-di-Phanzu and H. Egboki

 

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

 

PB – 21

Helicobacter Pylori Responsible of Poisoning Suspicion in the Democratic Republic of Congo: About 56 Cases

                

J. Ndelo-di-Phanzu, Mputu Malolo, P. Ndelo Matondo and Y. Nuapia

                       

Laboratory of Toxicology, University of Kinshasa, DR Congo

 

PB - 21b

Assessment of Bacteriological and Fungal Quality of a Traditional Medicine Daily Consumed in Kinshasa

 

J. Luboma Mayinda, C. Mputu Malolo, P. Ndelo Matondo, Y. Nuapia and J. Ndelo-di-Phanzu

 

Laboratory of Toxicology, University of Kinshasa, DRC

 

PB - 22

Phenol Photooxidation in the Presence of Hydrogen Peroxide and SWCNTs

 

Danuta Leszczynska1, Corneliu Bogatu1, Anna Rabajczyk2, Dina Yegorova3 and A. B. M. Zakaria1

 

1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Interdisciplinary Center of Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Independent Department of Environment Protection and Modelling, UJK Kielce, Poland

3Ukrainian State Chemical-Technological University 49005, Dnepropetrovsk Ukraine

 

PB - 23

Predicting Toxicity of Nanoparticles: Discussion of Novel Computational Nanotoxicology Approaches and Recent Results

 

Bakhtiyor Rasulev1, Danuta Leszczynska2 and Jerzy Leszczynski1

 

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

2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 24

Cytotoxicity of Carbon Nanoparticles towards Cells Immunity System

 

M. Turabekova1,2, B. Rasulev1, M. Theodor3, J. Jackman3, D. Leszczynska2 and J. Leszczynski1

 

1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17910, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson MS, USA

3Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, MD, USA

 

PB - 25

Synthetic Studies toward the 11-Deoxyfistularin-3 Natural Product

 

Ashton T. Hamme II1, Prasanta Das1, Erick D. Ellis1 and Edward J. Valente2

 

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

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

 

PB - 26

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 - 27

Determination of Partition Coefficients of Various Silver Nanoparticles in Octanol/Water System

 

Husniye Imamoglu1, Zikri Arslan1, Oliva M. Premira-Pedrozo2 and Mehmet Ates1

 

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

2School of Science and Technology, Universidad Metropolitana (UMET), San Juan, PR 00926 USA

 

PB - 28

Determination of Lead by Hydride Generation ICP-MS: Affecting Plumbane (PbH4) Formation by Potassium Hexacyano Manganate (III)

 

Vedat Yilmaz, Zikri Arslan, LaKeysha Rose and Maria Little

 

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

 

PB - 29

A Novel Diquinoline Urea Receptor: Anion Complexation Studies in Solution and Solid States

 

Joyce Williams1,  Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

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

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

 

PB - 30

Comparative Binding and Recognition Studies of Sulfate Ion With P-Cyano Functionalized Dipodal and Tripodal Urea Receptors

 

Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

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

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

 

PB - 31

Wells of the Meoqui-Delicias Aquifer in Chihuahua, Mexico

 

Maria S. Espino1, Yaravi Barrera1, Blanca Rascón1, Ayde Dominguez1, Hector O. Rubio2 and Miguel Royo1

 

1College of Engineering, Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Circuito No. 1, Campus Universitario 2. C.P. 31125. Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México

2College of Zootechnology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PB - 32

Fluoride in the Groundwater of the Municipality of Rosales, Chihuahua, Mexico which is Utilized as Potable Water and its Potential Health Hazards

 

Lourdes Villalba1, Luis Colmenero2, Adan Pinales1, Guadalupe Estrada1 and Héctor Rubio3

 

1Engineering College of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Circuito No. 1, Campus Universitario 2. C.P. 31125, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México

2Basic Sciences Department, Technology Institute of Chihuahua II, 11101 Industrias Ave. P.O. Box 31310, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

3College of Zootechnology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PB - 33

Radiation Levels in Natural Soils Near the Main Cities of Chihuahua, México

 

Luis Colmenero-Sujo1, Lourdes Villalba2 and María Elena Montero3

 

1Basic Sciences Department, Technology Institute of Chihuahua II, 11101 Industrias Ave. P.O. Box 31310, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.

2Engineery College, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, University Circuit, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

3Advance Materials Research Center, Miguel de Cervantes Blvd, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PB - 34

 Analysis of the Milk Product System using a Sustainable Model in Northern Mexico

 

Roberto Espinoza, S. E. Lujan, G. H. Aranda, R. M. Quintana, N. Callejas and N. R. Becerra

 

College of Zootechnology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Periferico R. Almada, Km. 1, Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. CP:31000

 

PB - 35

Occupational Exposure Profile of Pb, Mn And Cd in Nonferrous Brazilian Sanitary Alloy Foundries

 

Tiago S. Peixe1,2, Elizabeth de S. Nascimento2, Carlos S. Silva3 and Marco A. Bussacos4

 

1Department of Pathology, Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil

2Graduate Program in Toxicology and Analytical Toxicology, Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

3Hygiene Division, Ministry of Labor, Fundacentro, São Paulo, Brazil

4Statistics Division, Ministry of Labor, Fundacentro, Brazil

 

PB - 36

 

 

 

Protective Effect of Social Support on Reducing Acculturative Stress Related to Discrimination among Latino and Asian Immigrants: National Latino and Asian American Study

 

Jae Eun Lee1, Jung Hye Sung2 and Ji Young Lee³

 

¹RTRN DTCC, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39204, USA

²Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

³Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PA, USA

 

PB - 37

Roles of Data Coordinating Center in Data-Sharing Practice

 

Jae Eun Lee1, James Perkins1, Daniel Sarpong1 and Jung Hye Sung2

 

1RTRN-Data Technology Coordinating Center, JSU, Jackson, MS, USA

2Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 38

Geospatial Assessment of Agricultural Landscape Variations in the Northern Mississippi Region

 

Edmund C. Merem1, Yaw Twumasi2, Joan Wesley1, Marshand Cristler1, Chandra Richardson1, Jasmine Williams1 and Daphine Foster1

 

1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211, USA

2Department of Agriculture, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS 39096, USA

 

PB - 39

Using Wiser on Man-Made and Nature Disasters

 

Pao-Chiang Yuan

 

Hazardous Material and Emergency Management Technology Program, Department of Technology, Jackson State University, P.O. Box 18480, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 40

Paper Currency as a Fomite for Biosurveillance of Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance Patterns in a Community

 

Robert Wolff and Ann M. Stewart-Akers

 

South University-Columbia, 9 Science Court, Columbia, S.C. 29203, USA

PB - 41

Windblown Dust Algorithm Development and Numerical Simulation for a Historical Case

 

Duanjun Lu1, Rosa Fitzgerald2, William R Stockwell3, Remata S. Reddy1 and Loren White1

 

1Department of Physics, Atmos. Sci. & Geoscience, 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

 

PB - 42

Effect of the Environmental Pollutant Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) on the Neuronal Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

 

Cynthia Addae1, Henrique Cheng2 and Eduardo Martinez-Ceballos1

 

1Department of Biological Sciences and Environmental Toxicology Program, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813, USA

2Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

 

PB - 43

Feasibility of City-Cluster-Economic Development Approach for the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

                                            

U. A. Chandrasena

                                         

Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, India

 

PB - 44

Phthalate Esters in Selected Foods from Commercial Stores around Tshwane Metropolis, South Africa

 

Omotayo R. Awofolu and Ntsako D. Baloyi

 

Department of Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, P. Bag X 6, Florida 1710, UNISA, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

PB - 45

Incidences of Endocrine Disrupting the Effects of  Occupational Exposure to Some Heavy Metals on Organ Functions, Expression of Cytokeratin -19 Fragments (CYFRA21-1) and Risk of   Lung Cancer in Some Welders

 

Bosun  Banjoko1 and  Olufunso Olorunsogo2

 

¹Dept of Chemical Pathology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

²Dept of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

 

PB - 46

Higher Blood Lead Levels in Rural than Urban Pregnant Women in Eastern Nigeria

 

Njoku Chinwendu1 and Orisakwe Orish Ebere2

 

1Department of Medical Lab Science, Faculty of Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

2Toxicology Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

 

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