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Summer 2008

Meet the Scholars

Christine Kiruthu
Crystal Brickhouse
Jose Saltos
Kayla Thomas
Ke'Andrea Kelly
Fabian Wiley

 

Research Abstracts

Adesuwa Aighewi, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Mentor: Mr. Andre McNair, Department of Biology

The effects of Susceptibility and Resistance testing for standard antibiotic treatment for possible unknown Gram-positive bacterial species.

Crystal Brickhouse, Spelman College
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Fortunak, Department of Chemistry

The Polymorphism of Five Malaria Drugs: Lumefantrine, Artesunate, Dihydroartemisinin, Artemether And Amodiaquine

Evelena Cousin, Howard University
Mentor: Dr. Karen M. Hill-Williams, Department of Pharmacology

Alcohol Promotes Activation of Crucial Signaling Proteins, Akt And Erk 1/2, Which Promote Prostate Cancer Cell Survival"

Lauren DeBerry, Howard University
Mentor: Mr. Andre McNair, Department of Biology

The Effect of Susceptibility and Resistance Testing for Standard Antibiotic Treatment For Possible Unknown Gram Negative Bacterial Species

Bette' Ford, University of West Georgia
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Fortunak, Department of Chemistry

Synthesizing HIV Drugs, Specifically Ritonavir, to Make Them More Cost Efficient

 

Faculty Mentor Andre McNair and Amgen Scholars Lauren DeBerry and Ke'Andrea Kelly review samples in the lab

Benedict Ifedi, University of Houston
Christine Kiruthu, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Mentor: Dr. Jim Gnadt, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Tracing Brain Pathways: Mapping the Neurons that Make the Eyes Work

Anwar Jackson, Howard University
Mentor: Dr. Vernon Bond, Department of Health, Human Performance and Leisure Studies

The Effects of Exercise on Factors Associated with Prostate Cancer

Brittany Jelks, Alabama A&M University
Mentor: Dr. Angela Cole, Department of Psychology

Racial Differences in Men's Perceptions of Interracial Domestic Abuse Cases

Ke’Andrea Kelly, Alcorn State University
Mentor: Mr. Andre McNair, Department of Biology

The Effects of Climatic and Seasonal Patterns on Cell Wall Structure and the Frequency of Appearance on Acquired Microbial Air Samples

Lauren Roach, Alcorn State University
Mentor: Dr. Eric Walters, Department of Genetics

The Influence of Elevated Plasma Thyroxine on Olfactory Bulb Retinoid Receptors and Neurotrophins

Jose Saltos, College of Staten Island
Mentor: Dr. Yousef Tizabi, Department of Pharmacology

Antidepressant-Like Effects Of Ketamine In An Animal Model Of Depression

Makina Table, Howard University
Mentor: Dharmaraj Raghavan, Department of Chemistry

Nanoparticle Encapsulated Biodegradable Polymeric Implant for Bone Tissue Engineering

Sonia Taneja, University of Virginia
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Mellman, Department of Psychiatry

Potential Factors That Can Affect Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Remitted Patients

Kayla Thomas, Biola University
Mentor: Dr. Yousef Tizabi, Department of Pharmacology

Protective Effects of Low Alcohol Concentrations Against Salsolinol-Induced Toxicity

Leandria Thomas, Xavier University
Mentor: Dr. George Haddad, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

The Role of Growth Factor Proteins in Cardiac Hypertrophy Observed in Neonatal Cardiomyocytes

Angelica R. White, Alcorn State University
Mentor: Dr. Georges E. Haddad, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

The Gene Expression of Growth Factor Proteins as Indices of Cardiac Hypertrophy versus Apoptosis

Fabian Wiley Jr., Alcorn State University
Mentor: Dr. Hemayet Ullah

Arabidopsis Receptor for Activated C Kinase proteins: Role on environmental stress signaling pathways.

 

 

Fabian Wiley displays his poster at the 2008 Amgen Symposium

Faculty Mentors