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2011

Alashwal, H., Dosunmu, R., H. Zawia, N. 2011. Genome wide analysis: Lead (Pb) exposure and alzheimer’s disease. Keystone Symposia, Asheville, NC, March 27- April 1.

Andrie, K., Chace, J., *Symington, S. 2011. Development of an inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry method to evaluate heavy metal concentrations in local streams and ponds. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

*Austriaco, N., Laprade, D., Toth, C. 2011. Filamentation protects Candida albicans from Amphotericin B-induced programmed cell death via a mechanism involving the yeast metacaspase, MCA1. 8th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, May 2-6.

Ares, N., *Taylor, D. 2011. Mercury and selenium relationships in local fisheries. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Boston, MA, November 13-17.

Ares, N., *Taylor, D. 2011. Mercury and selenium relationships in local fisheries. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Freeport, ME, June 9-10.

Arruda, J., Costa, J., Gargano, A., Giaquinta, M., Jacavone, A., Parenteau, M., Pina, K., Reinaldo, J., *Almeida, K. 2011. Functional studies of Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt). 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Bainter, W., *Symington, S., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Genetic comparison of Leishmania donovani and Leishmania mexicana using amplified fragment length polymorphism. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Barney, L., Carboni, E., Sevegny, R., Seeram, N., Worthen, D. 2011. Separation and purification of non-caloric sweeteners from an aqueous Stevia extract by foam fractionation. URI Discovery Day, Kingston, RI, April 13.

Barowski, J., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Metal ion cofactors alter the enzymatic activity of an expressed secreted lipase purified from Leishmania donovani. 69th Eastern New England Biological Conference, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, April 9.

Barowski, J., *Shakarian, A. 2011. The effect of metal ion cofactors on the enzymatic activity of an expressed secreted lipase purified form Leishmania donovani. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Bihaqi, S., Huang, H., *Zawia, N. 2011. Alzheimers disease: Epigenetic intermediates and early life exposure to Pb in primates. 50th Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting, Washington, DC, March 6- 10.

Bihaqi, S., Huang, H., Zawia, N. 2011. Alzheimers disease: Epigenetic intermediates and exposure to Pb in an in-vitro model. Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, Asheville, NC, March 27- April 1.

Bitzer, A., *Shakarian, A. 2011. AFLP Analysis of four species of Leishmania. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Black, R., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Analysis of the genetic relatedness of the human pathogens Leishmania donovani and Leishmania mexicana. Annual Meeting New England Association of Parasitologists, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Nov 19.

Black, R., *Shakarian, A., *Symington, S. 2011. Using amplified fragment length polymorphism to analyze the genetic relatedness of L. donovani and L. mexicana.2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Blake, D., *Symington, S. 2011. Determination of heavy metal leaching in soil samples using ICP-MS. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

*Bloom, C., Blumenthal, B. 2011. The multiple stressor model: A novel animal model for NSSI. The International Society for the Study of Self-Injury Meeting, New York, NY, June 25-26.

*Bloom, C., Blumenthal, B., Sokolowski, E., Eslinger, N., Basting, R. 2011. Development of an animal model of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

*Bloom, C., Sheehan, K., Dell’Isola, R., Klakoskaia, D., Hou, S., Blumenthal, B. 2011. The role of environmental stressors in stimulant elicited self-injury. Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, May 26-29.

Bordawekar, M., Vakil, R., Nair, R., Ruegger, C., Worthen, D. 2011. Evaluation of the physico-mechanical properties of pharmaceutical compacts by nano-indentation and compaction simulation: a comparison of the two techniques. W4252. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, D.C., October 23-27.

Brandl, U., *Williams, J. 2011. Microwave assisted synthesis of novel arylphosphonium salts and polymeric Biocides. Sigma Xi Poster Session, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, September 22.

Brennan, C., D’Agostino, C., Goulet, M., Sexton, Z., Vincent, N., Tjaden, B., *Pellock. B. 2011. Identification of sRNA genes in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Boston Bacterial Meeting, Cambridge, MA, June 16-17.

Brennan, C., Goulet, M., D’Agostino, C., Sexton, Z., Tjaden, B., *Pellock, B. 2011. Characterization of a null allele of the hfq gene in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Providence College Sigma Xi Annual Poster Session, Providence, RI, September 22.

*Britt, D., Fernandez, X., Lombardo, A., Svetcharnik, C. 2011. Defining a role for Bcp1 in cell cycle regulation and DNA damage response. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

*Britt, D., Fernandez, X., Lombardo, A., Svetcharnik, C. 2011. Defining a Role for Bcp1 in Cell Cycle Regulation and the DNA Damage Response. 6th Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Brooks, K., Ambrozaitis, K., Allard, N. 2011. Judging a Potential Roommate: Does race and sexual orientation matter? Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA, March 10-13.

Brum, G., Carbone, T., Still, E., Correia, V., Liu, Y., Ji, F., Lin, F., Di, W., *Wan, Y. 2011. N-acetylcysteine potentiates doxorubicin-induced ATM and p53 activation in ovarian cancer cells. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Cao, Y. *Austriaco, N. 2011. Filamentous cells in Saccharomyces cerevisiae are resistant to programmed cell death. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Cao, Y. *Austriaco, N. 2011. Filamentous cells in Saccharomyces cerevisiae are resistant to programmed cell death. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Experimental Biology 2011, Washington, DC, April 20.

Cascio, V., *Austriaco N. 2011. A genome-wide screen for transcriptional factors involved in programmed cell death in the yeast, Candida albicans. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Cascio, V., *Austriaco N. 2011. A Genome-wide screen for transcriptional factors involved in programmed Cell death in the yeast, Candida albicans. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Experimental Biology 2011, Washington, DC, April 20.

Cascio, V., Bennett, R., Morschhuaser, J., *Austriaco, N. 2011. A genome-wide screen for transcription factors involved in programmed cell death in the yeast, Candida albicans. 8th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, May 2-6.

Cebulski, J. *Austriaco, N. 2011. Yeast bax inhibitor-1, Bxi1p, is an ER-localized protein that links the unfolded protein response and programmed cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Cebulski, J. *Austriaco, N. 2011. Yeast Bax Inhibitor-1, Bxi1p, is an ER-localized protein that links the unfolded protein response and programmed cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Experimental Biology 2011, Washington, DC, April 20.

Cebulski, J., Malouin, J., Pinches, N., Cascio, V, *Austriaco, N. 2011. Yeast bax inhibitor-1, Bxi1p, is an ER-localized protein that links the unfolded protein response and programmed cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 8th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, May 2-6.

Cote, H., Watts, L., Andrie, K., Chance, J., *Symington, S. 2011. A survey of heavy metal concentrations in water and silt samples collected from Melville Pond. 6th Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Crumbie, L., Brandl, U., *Williams, J. 2011. Arylphosphonium salts attached to polymers by MAOS methods exhibit antibiotic activity. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

D’Agostino, C., Goulet, M., Sexton, Z., Nicholas, V., Tjaden, B., *Pellock, B. 2011. Identification of sRNA genes in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Providence College Sigma Xi Annual Poster Session, Providence, RI, September 22.

Dagliere, B., *Shakarian, A. *Symington, S. 2011. Comparative polymorphic bands through amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis of L.donovani and L.mexicana genomic DNA. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Davis, A., *Shakarian, A. 2011. A Genetic Analysis of Old World Leishmania donovani and New World Leishmania mexicana with the use of Amplification Fragment Length Polymorphism. Annual Meeting New England Association of Parasitologists, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Nov 19.

Davis, A., *Shakarian, A., *Symington, S. 2011. A genetic analysis of “old world” Leishmania donovani and “new world” Leishmania mexicana with the use of amplification fragment length polymorphism. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

*DeGiorgis, J. 2011. The role of the amyloid precursor protein in axonal transport. Cellular Dynamics Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, June 8.

Dickerson, M., DeMartin, S., Garcia, M., *Quinn, S. 2011. Does discrete trial teaching trump experimenter differences? New England Psychological Association Meeting, Fairfield, CT, October 28 – 29.

Duvuri, A., Listro, A., Acquarulo, L., Worthen, D. 2011. Hot-melt extrusion as a formulation technology for improving the solubility and oral bioavailability of naturally-occurring polyphenolic nutraceuticals. Northeast Regional Discussion Group, American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rocky Hill, CT, April 20.

Duvuri, A., Listro, A., Acquarulo, L., Worthen, D. 2011. Hot melt extrusion of poorly water-soluble polyphenolic nutraceuticals. W4244. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, D.C., October 23-27.

*Espinosa, A. 2011. Crypticity and incipient taxa in Entamoeba. VI European Congress of Protistology, Free University of Berlin, Germany, July 25-29.

*Espinosa A. Higgins K., Zubricki, H., Paz-y-Mino-C, G. 2011. Could Entamoeba invadens substrains VK and IP be two independent groups? Biochemical and cell biology characterization. New England Regional Center of Excellence / Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Retreat, Newport, RI, November 13-14.

Farmer, L., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Evaluation of three pathogenic species of Leishmania by comparison of gDNA profiles. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Farmer, L., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Three pathogenic species of Leishmania reveal unique of gDNA fingerprint profiles. Annual Meeting New England Association of Parasitologists, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Nov 19.

Florence, A., Savino, S., *Symington, S. 2011. IMPULSE and Social Networking: extending the global reach. 6th Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Florence, A., *Shakarian, A. 2011. A gene expression comparison between Leishmania species with the use of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Florence, A., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Gene expression comparison of three Leishmania species using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) analysis. Annual Meeting New England Association of Parasitologists, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Nov 19.

Florence, A., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Gene expression profile comparison of three Leishmania species using AFLP analysis. 69th Eastern New England Biological Conference, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, April 9.

Flynn, K., *Levine, M. 2011. Progress in the synthesis of an all-organic dissymmetric macrocycle. Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, March 5-6.

Fraulino, D., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Characterization of the 5’and 3′- UTRs and identification of the 5′- splice leader acceptor site and in LIP3 mRNA from Leishmania tarentolae. 69th Eastern New England Biological Conference, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, April 9.

Fraulino, D., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Identification and characterization of the 5′- and 3′- UTRs and the 5′- splice leader acceptor site in Leishmania tarentolae promastigote. LIP3 mRNA. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Friedman, H., Faraz, H., Chaudhary, I., Ahmed, A. 2011. Amino acid sequence of snake hemoglobin beta chain from sindhi krait (bungarus sindanus sindanus). 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Funk, C., *Williams, J. 2011. Arylphosphonium salts and microwave assisted cotton esterification. Sigma Xi Poster Session, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, September 22.

Galluzzo, D., Mutanguha, E., Valentine, Z., *Symington, S. 2011. Deltamethrin inhibits human voltage-sensitive calcium channel isoforms expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Northeast Society of Toxicology, Storrs, CT, October 15.

Galluzzo, D., *Symington, S. 2011. Deltamethrin inhibits human voltage-sensitive calcium channel isoforms expressed in Xenopus oocytes. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Garcia, M., Maynard, M., Rees, K., Pirrmann, L., *Quinn, S., Chait, S. 2011. The development and generalization of joint attention in children with autism. Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA, March 10 -12.

Gaudet, C., Dunn, M., Lennox, J., Hall, M., Lim, Y-P., *Stonestreet, B., *Threlkeld, S. 2011. Effects of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia and inter-alpha-inhibitor treatment on brain weight in the rat. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster Session, Washington, DC, November 14.

Gay, J., Bainter, W., Irving, C., Mutanguha, E., *Symington, S. 2011. Stereospecific and structural inhibition of the human T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channel (CaV3.2) by pyrethroids. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

Gay, J., Bainter, W., *Symington, S. 2011. T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channels are differentially inhibited by pyrethroid insecticides. 6th Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Gay, J., *Shakarian, A., *Symington, S. 2011. Student reproducibility of amplified fragment length polymorphism using Leishmania donovani and Leishmania mexicana. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Gemski, C.,*Williams, J. 2011. Microwave Assisted Polypeptide Synthesis. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Gervasi, C., *Taylor, D. 2011. Utilizing otolith microchemistry to assess fish habitat preference and mercury contamination. 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31.

Gharavi, J., *Levine, M. 2011. Synthesis of chiral cationic polyamines. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

*Goldfield, B., Cilento, K., Marcotte, M., Newman, T., Veiga, R., Whittle, L. 2011. Early comprehension of nouns and verbs. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10 – 12.

*Goldfield, B., Cilento, K., Marcotte, M., Newman, T., Veiga, R., Whittle, L. 2011. Early comprehension of nouns and verbs. New England Psychological Association Conference, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, October 28-29.

Hall, A., * Taylor, D., *Murray, D., *Prell, W. 2011. Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10 -12.

Hall, A., *Taylor, D., *Murray, D., *Prell, W. 2011. Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective. 10th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 19.

Higgins K., Guillermo Paz-y-Mino C., *Espinosa A. 2011. Kin discrimination and cryptic varieties in the Entamoeba lineage. 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Higgins K., Zubricki H., Guillermo Paz-y-Mino-C., *Espinosa A. 2011. Kin discrimination in the Entamoeba lineage. 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Hoertz, L., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Determining the effect of metal ions on an expressed secretory lipase activity from Leishmania donovani. Annual Meeting New England Association of Parasitologists, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Nov 19.

Hoertz, L., *Symington, S., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Using amplified fragment length polymorphism to compare species of Leishmania. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Howlett, N., Rego, M., Mauro, M. 2011. A novel role for the p21 cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor in DNA crosslink repair. Genomic Instability and DNA Repair Keystone Symposium, Keystone, CO, January 30 – February 4.

Hurlburt, A., *Symington, S., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Genetic polymorphisms of Leishmania donovani and Leishmania mexicana. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Hurton, M., Roblee, E., DiBiasio, E., *Austriaco, N. 2011. Genome reduction in yeast involves programmed cell death. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Hurton, M., Roblee, E., DiBiasio, E., *Austriaco, N. 2011. Genome reduction in yeast involves programmed cell death. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Experimental Biology 2011, Washington, DC, April 20.

Irving, C., *Symington, S. 2011. Characterization and expression of the human N-type voltage-sensitive calcium channel (Cav2.2) in Xenopus laevis oocytes. 6th Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Jacavone, A.,*Williams, J. 2011. Crystallization of DNA-Small Molecule Complexes. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Jacavone, A.,*Williams, J. 2011. Crystallization of DNA-small molecule complexes. Sigma Xi Poster Session, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, September 22.

Judge, E., Chace, J., Ryan, J., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Monitoring an impaired watershed: E. coli contamination along the Aquidneck Island watershed. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Kelly, W., *Symington, S., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Comparing genetic relatedness using amplified fragment polymorphism to differentiate between Leishmania donovani and Leishmania mexicana. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Boston, MA, November 13-17.

Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2

Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. 10th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 19.

Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Freeport, ME, June 9-10.

Ladd, G., *Montvilo, R., Despres, H., Desjarlais, J. 2011. Senior adult gambling behaviors: an age group comparison. National Council on Problem Gambling, Boston, MA, June 29- July 2

Lasker, S., Gupta, P., Cohenford, M., Dain J. 2011. Nonenzymatic glycation of guanosine 5‐ triphosphate by Methylglyoxal and Glucosamine: An In-vitro study of AGE formation. Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, March 13-18.

LeBlanc, G., *Taylor, D. 2011. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Boston, MA, November 13-17.

LeBlanc, G., *Taylor, D. 2011. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Freeport, ME, June 9-10.

Lennox, J. Dunn, M., Gaudet, C., Fitch, R., *Threlkeld, S. 2011. Alterations in thalamic morphology following embryonic day 15 methylazoxymethanol treatment in the rat. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, DC, November 12-16.

Lennox, J., Dunn, M., Gaudet, C., Fitch, R., *Threlkeld, S. 2011. Histometric changes in thalamic morphology in a rodent model of forebrain nodular heterotopia. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

*Levine, M. 2011. Synthesis and siRNA binding studies of chiral cationic polyamines. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

*Levine, M., Flynn, K. 2011. All-organic macrocycles for sensing and catalysis. 42nd National Organic Symposium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 5-9.

*Levine, M., Flynn, K. 2011. Supramolecular organocatalysis of challenging diels-alder reactions. Gordan Research Conferences in Organic Reactions and Processes, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, July 17-22.

*Levine, M., Gharavi, J., Sherman, M. 2011. Synthesis and siRNA complexation abilities of chiral cationic polyamines. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 28-September 1.

*Levine, M., Mako, T., Flynn, K., Marks, P. 2011. Energy transfer in nanoparticles and ternary complexes. Rhode Island Nanoscience Consortium, Providence, RI, April 7.

*Levine, M., Marks, P. 2011. Organic near-infrared squaraine dyes in an undergraduate teaching laboratory. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 28-September 1.

*Levine, M., Potvin, J., Flynn, K. 2011. Stepwise synthesis of dissymmetric all-organic macrocycles. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 28 – September 1.

Lichtenfels, B., Noonan, L., *Austriaco, N. 2011. A gain-of-function screen for transcription factors that regulate the response of Candida albicans to sulforaphane. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Lin, F., Wan, J., Chang, R., Brum, G., Kouttab, N., Xu, A., *Wan, Y. 2011. a-MSH protects against H2O2-induced loss of melanocyte dendricity via activation of mTOR pathway. Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Phoenix, AZ, May 9-12.

Liu, W., Cohenford, M., Senevirantne, P., Dain, J. 2011. The effect of sugar like compounds on Melamine: A study of Melamines reaction products. Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, March 13-18.

Lux, H., *Reid, C., *Hokeness, K. 2011. Finding the hidden link: analyzing the effects of 1-octen-3-ol on murine bone marrow stromal cells. Life Science Showcase, Brown University Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, October 12.

Mako, T., *Levine, M. 2011. Energy transfer in ternary cyclodextrin complexes. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 28- September 1.

*Malloy, T. 2011. Effects of in-group status and out-group stereotypes on reward allocation to an out-group when outcomes are contingent and non-contingent. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, May 26-29.

*Malloy, T. 2011. New methodological approaches for research on intergroup relations. International Conference on Immigration and Emigration, University of Tampere, Finland, April 17-19.

*Malloy, T. 2011. Workshop on the social relations model. International Conference on Immigration and Emigration University of Tampere, Finland, April 20.

Mammen, A., Mahoney, J., St. Germain, A., Badders, N., Taylor, J., Rosen, A., *Spinette, S. 2011. A novel conserved isoform of the ubiquitin ligase UFD2a/UBE4B is expressed exclusively in mature striated muscle cells. Gordon Research Conference: Myogenesis, Waterville Valley, NH, August 28 – September 2.

Mare, J., *Shakarian, A. 2011. Constructing an expression plasmid for LdLip3, a secretory lipase from Leishmania donovani, using the pFX4.1 ribosomal integration vector. 69th Eastern New England Biological Conference, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, April 9.

Maynard, M., Rees, K., Pirrmann, L. *Quinn, S., Chait, A. 2011. Comparison of two methods for measuring generalization of joint attention. Annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO, May 27 – 29.

McCormack, K., *Symington, S., *Shakarian, A. 2011. A comparative study of Leishmania donovani and Leishmania mexicana using amplified fragment length polymorphism. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

McGovern, B., Maynard, M., Rees, K., Pirrmann, L. *Quinn, S., Chait, A. 2011. Preliminary empirical evaluation of a task analysis of joint attention. Annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO, May 27 – 29.

Moran, K., *Levine, M. 2011 Successful synthesis of a variety of chiral polyamines. 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Montvilo, R., Ladd, G., Desjarlais, J., Sales, C., Depres, H. 2011. Attitudes toward gambling in mature adults. 23rd American Psychological Society Convention, Washington, DC, May 25-29.

Merloni, K., Gittings, D., *Austriaco, N. 2011. The Role of S-adenoysl-L-methionine in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders by enhancing the viability of the probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Misner, I., Lane, C. 2011. Visualizing transcriptome data using networks. Psychological Society of America Advanced Genomics Workshop, Seattle, WA, July 13-16.

Misner, I., Lopez, P., Bapteste, E., Bailey, J., Lane, C. 2011. Understanding oomycete gene evolution using evolutionary gene networks. Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network, Asilomar, CA, March 13-15.

Misner, I., Lopez, P., Bapteste, E., Bailey, J., Lane, C. 2011. Using evolutionary gene networks to uncover HGT in pathogenic oomycetes. Society for General Microbiology, York, England, September 5-7.

Misner, I., Lopez, P., Bapteste, E., Bailey, J., Lane, C. 2011. Utilizing Evolutionary Gene Networks to Uncover Genomic Consequences of Adopting a Parasitic Lifestyle. Psychological Society of America Meeting, Seattle, WA, July 13-16.

*Munge, B., Coffey, A., Doucette, J. 2011. Dual amplification strategy for ultrasensitive immunosensor for cancer biomarker based on nanoparticles and multienzyme labels. Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, March 13-17.

Munge, B., Coffey, A. , Doucette, J., Somba, B. 2011. Immunosensor arrays for immunoelectrochemical detection of oral cancer biomarker proteins in serum. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10-12.

Murphy, K., Selinski, C., Swan, B., Sullivan, J., *Austriaco, N. 2011. Investigating the role of calcium in BAX-induced cell death in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 65th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, April 2.

Mutanguha, E., *Symington, S. 2011. Effect of pyrethroid mixtures alone and in combination on the human T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channel (Cav3.2). 40th Society of Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 11-15.

Mutanguha, E., *Symington, S. 2011. Structural specific inhibition of pyrethroid insecticides on the human T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channel (Cav3.2) expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Northeast Society of Toxicology, Storrs, CT, October 15.

Mutanguha, E. *Symington, S. 2011. Structural specific modulation of human T-type voltage sensitive calcium channel (CaV3.2) by pyrethroid insecticides. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Ortiz, S., Schamus, S., Goellner, E., Sugrue, K., Sobol, R., *Almeida, K. 2011. NAMPT: connecting DNA repair and cellular energetics. Environmental Mutagen Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, CA, October 15-19.

Palance, D., *Taylor, D. 2011. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2

Palance, D., *Taylor, D. 2011. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. 10th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 19.

Pampati, P., Suravajjala, S., Dain J. 2011. Glycation of cyclic GMP by Methylglyoxal and Glyoxal: An in-vitro study of advanced Glycation endproducts. Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, March 13-18.

Perez, P., Mutanguha, E. *Symington, S. 2011. Deltamethrin accumulation in perfused Xenopus laevis oocytes. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Newport, RI, March 25.

Perez, P., Mutanguha, E., *Symington, S. 2011. Delatmethrin accumulation in perfused Xenopus laevis oocytes is unaltered by Cav3.2 expression. Northeast Society of Toxicology, Storrs, CT, October 15.

Pirrmann, L., *Quinn, S. 2011. Is it really so bad to watch TV while you study? The effect of programmed texts on multitasking. New England Psychological Association Meeting, Fairfield, CT, October 28 – 29.

Priya, C., Singh, B., Malekar, S., Doncel, G., Tiwari, R., Worthen, D., Parang, K. 2011. Design, synthesis, antiviral activity, and pre-formulation evaluation of multifunctional poly-L-arginine-fatty acyl derivatives of antiviral nucleosides. T2053. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, D.C., October 23-27.

Ramadan, S., Gaboriault, K., *Lu, W. 2011. Photothermal-chemotherapeutic gold nanospheres: a personalized strategy for cancer treatment. Rhode Island Cancer Summit, Warwick, RI, June 16.

Rego, M., Kolling, F., *Howlett, N. 2011. Identification of a putative ubiquitin-binding domain in FANCD2. 23rd Annual Fanconi Anemia Research Fund Scientific Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, October 20-23.

Rego, M., Mauro, M., Harney, J., Shen, M., *Howlett, N. 2011. Regulation of the activation of the Fanconi anemia pathway by the p21Cip1/Waf1 cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor. Genomic Instability and DNA Repair Keystone Symposium, Keystone, CO, January 30 – February 4.

Salerno L., Phay M., *Espinosa A. 2011. Iron binding affinity of Entamoeba invadens alcohol dehydrogenase E (EiADHE) in two varieties of E. invadens: VK and IP1. 6th Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Salisbury, J., *Williams, J. 2011. Drug design as a video game: a summer program integrating chemical biology and computer science. 1st Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Conference, Ewing, NJ, April 2.

Santos, C., *Shakarian, A. 2011. cDNA-AFLP analysis of several species of Leishmania indicates polymorphic gene expression profiles. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Santos, C., *Shakarian, A. 2011. DNA-AFLP reveals unique expression profiles among pathogenic and nonpathogenic Leishmania species. Annual Meeting New England Association of Parasitologists, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Nov 19.

Santos, C., *Shakarian, A. 2011. AFLP analysis of cDNA from several species of Leishmania reveal polymorphic gene expression profiles. 69th Eastern New England Biological Conference, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, April 9.

Sarode, A., Cote, C., Wang, P., Tiwari, R., Worthen, D. 2011. Low viscosity hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) SL and SSL polymers as hot melt extrusion excipients. RI Life Sciences Technology Showcase, Providence, RI, October 12.

Sarode, A., Cote, C., Wang, P., Tiwari, R., Worthen, D. 2011. Processing and performance of low viscosity hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) SL and SSL polymers as excipients for hot melt formulation. W5268. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, D.C., October 23-27.

Schrader, J., Koo, J., Scully, K., Tiwari, R., King, R., Worthen, D. 2011. Synthesis, purification, and In-Silico modeling of second generation anti-epileptic compounds. URI Discovery Day, Kingston, RI, April 13.

Scimeca, J., Vincent, N., *Pellock, B. 2011. Identification of sRNA genes in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Providence College, Providence, RI. April 27.

Scully, K., Schrader, J., Koo, J., Tiwari, R., King, R., Worthen, D. 2011. In-silico modeling, design, synthesis, and characterization of N-substituted diaminodiphenyl derivatives. W4045. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, D.C., October 23-27.

Scully, K., Schrader, J., Koo, J., Tiwari, R., King, R., Worthen, D. 2011. Modeling, synthesis, and purification of N-substituted diaminodiphenyls with anti-epileptic activity. RI Life Sciences Technology Showcase, Providence, RI, October 12.

Seneviratne, P., Cohenford, M., Liu, W., Dain, J. 2011. Advanced glycation endproducts of human serum albumin and fibrinogen with Glyceraldehyde and Methyl Glyoxal. Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, March 13-18.

*Shakarian, A. 2011. Studies of the Tropical Parasite Leishmania. Department of Natural Sciences, Clayton State University, Atlanta, GA, March 18.

*Shakarian, A. 2011. The Cell Biology and Immunology of Leishmaniasis. The Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health Symposium, Bethesda, MD, September 30.

Shurko, J., Celver, J., Worthen, D., Kovoor, A. 2011. Cell-based evaluation of novel anti-epileptic compounds. URI Discovery Day, Kingston, RI, April 13.

Shurko, J., Celver, J., Worthen, D., Kovoor, A. 2011. Determining the mechanism of action of novel anti-epileptic compounds. RI Life Sciences Technology Showcase, Providence, RI, October 12.

Somba, B., *Munge, B. 2011. Dual gold nanotube screen printed electrode array decorated with gold nanoparticles for immunoelectrochemical detection of two cancer biomarkers for head and neck squammous cell carcinoma. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport RI, August 10-12.

Subaiea, G., Ahmed, A., Zawia, N. 2011. Improvement of cognitive deficits in a transgenic mouse model for alzheimers disease after treatment with tolfenamic acid. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov 12-16.

Suravaijjala,S., Cohenford, M., Pampati, P., Dain, J. 2011. The effects of Glycation on the physical and kinetic properties of human Erythrocite Glutathone Peroxidase. Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, March 13-18.

*Symington, S. 2011. Human low voltage-activated calcium channel isoforms are inhibited by pyrethroids. 4th Northeast Regional IDeA Meeting, Newport, RI, August 10 – 12.

Tobin, M., *Shakarian, A., *Symington, S. 2011. The use of amplified fragment length polymorphism techniques to provide a comparison between old world and new world Leishmania. 2nd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 25.

Wan, J., Lin, L., Chang, R., Kouttab, N., Xu, A., *Wan, Y. 2011. MSH does not affect TNFa-induced NFkB activation in cultured human skin melanocytes. Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Phoenix, AZ, May 9-12.

Worthen, D. 2011. Hot Melt Extrusion (HME)- advantages and applications in solid pharmaceutical delivery systems. RI Nanotechnology Showcase, Providence, RI, April 9, 2011.

Yalcin, E., Neira, K., Slitt, A., King, R. 2011. Sulfotransferase expression and activity is altered by human metabolic disease. International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) 17th North American Regional Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 16-20.

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