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2012

Albretsen, E., *Shakarian, A. 2012. Determining differences in protein expression patterns among four different Leishmania species through cDNA cloning and sequencing. The 70th Eastern New England Biological Conference, StoneHill College, Easton, MA, April 28.

Albretsen, E., Shakarian, A. 2012. Determining protein differences between four different Leishmania species through cDNA cloning and sequencing. The SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

Adochite, R.,  Daniels, J., Yao, L., Sigdel, A., Moshnikova, A., Sun, S., Reshetnyak, Y. Andreev, O. 2012. pHLIP®-mediated delivery of nanoparticles to cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Gordon Research Conference Drug Carriers in Biology and Medicine, Waterville Valley, NH, August 12-17.

Adwan, L., Zawia, N. 2012. A novel approach for lowering multiple targets in Alzheimer’s disease. The 12th annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 18.

Adwan, L., Zawia, N. 2012. A novel therapeutic approach for lowering multiple targets in Alzheimer’s disease. The Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives International Conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, September 28 – September 30.

Ahmed, A., Seeram, N., Subaiea, G., Zawia, N. 2012. The ability of Pomegranate Husk extract to Modify Alzheimer’s disease pathology in Aged transgenic Mice. The Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives International Conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, September 28 – September 30.

Bainter, W., Gay, J., *Symington, S. 2012. Pyrethroid Modulation of T-type Voltage-Sensitive Calcium Channel Isoforms. The 3rd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

Bainter, W., Gay, J., *Symington, S. 2012. T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channels are differentially inhibited by pyrethroid insecticides. The 4th Annual Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10 – 11.

Beels, S., *Symington, S. 2012. Molecular Modeling: History and Benefits. The 3rd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

Best, C., Calianese, D., Szulak, K., Cammarata, G., Brum, G., Carbone, T., Still, E., Higgins, K., Ji, F., Di, W., Wanebo, H., *Wan, Y. 2012. Paclitaxel disrupts polarized entry of membrane permeable C6 ceramide into ovarian cancer cells resulting in synchronous induction of cell death. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 31 – April 2.

Bihaqi, S., Bhamani, A., Subaiea, G., Zawia, N. 2012. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Environmental Exposure to Lead (Pb): Behavioral and Biochemical Evidence. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, October 13- 17.

Bihaqi, S., Bhamani, A., Subaiea, G., Zawia, N. 2012. Exploring relation between early life lead (Pb) exposure and cognitive decline in old age. Northeast Society of Toxicology, Newport, RI, October 19.

Bihaqi, S., Zawia, N. 2012. Alzheimer’s disease. Tau and early life exposure to Pb in primates. The 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, San Francisco, CA, March 11-15.

Black, R., *Shakarian, A. 2012. Cloning and sequencing of polymorphic cDNA-AFLP fragments obtained from four Leishmania species. The 70th Eastern New England Biological Conference, StoneHill College, Easton, MA, April 28.

Black, R., *Shakarian, A. 2012. Cloning and sequencing of polymorphic cDNA-AFLP fragments obtained from four Leishmania species. The SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

*Bloom, C., Blumenthal, B., Eslinger, N., Bastings, R., Sokolowski, L., Holly, S. 2012. A Novel Animal Model of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). The Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, APS, Chicago, IL, May 24-27.

Boisvert, R., Rego, M., Neira, K., Howlett, N. 2012. Characterization of a putative nuclear localization signal in the FANCD2 protein. Gordon Research Conferences: Mutagenesis A Delicate Balance: Cellular Mutation Pathways in Genetic Stability and Disease, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, August 19-24.

Brennan, C., Goulet, M., Sexton, Z., D’Agostino, C., Keane, M., Hunt, T., Mazzucca, N., Mezoian, T., Douglas, K., Osborn, J., Tjaden, B., *Pellock, B. 2012. Characterization of a null allele of the hfq gene in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. The Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, San Diego, CA, April 21-25.

Brennan, C., Goulet, M., Sexton, Z., Keane, M., Hunt, T., Mazzucca, N., Mezoian, T., Douglas, K., Osborn, J., Tjaden, B., *Pellock, B. 2012. Construction and characterization of a null allele of the hfq gene in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Boston Bacterial Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 7-8.

Brennan, C., Penterman, J., *Pellock, B., Walker, G. 2012. Resistance mechanisms to host antimicrobial peptides in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Sigma Xi Annual Poster Session, Providence College, Providence, RI, September 27.

*Britt, D., Fernandez, X., Inman, K. 2012. Defining a role for BCP1 in the DNA damage response. Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, July 31- August 5.

Brown, K., *Austriaco, N. 2012. Characterization of Cell Death in the Choanoflagellate, Monosiga brevicolis. The 66th Eastern Colleges Science Conference, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, April 14.

Brum, G., Carbone, T., Still, E., Correia, V., Szulak, K., Calianese, D., Best, C., Cammarata, G., Higgins, K., Ji, F., Di, W., *Wan, Y. 2012. N-acetylcysteine potentiates doxorubicin-induced ATM and p53 activation in ovarian cancer cells. Experimental Biology 2012/Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, San Diego, CA, April 21-25.

Brum, G., Lin, F., Wan, J., Chang, R., Nalbandian, A., Falzone, K., Calianese, D., Szulak, K., Best, C., McCauley, M., Higgins, K., Kouttab, N., Xu, A., *Wan, Y. 2012. Oxidative stress induces translocation of calreticulin in cultured human melanocytes cells. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Raleigh, NC, May, 9-12.

*Cook, E. 2012. Stress response and adolescents’ adjustment. Brown Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, January 1.

Cook, N., *Levine, M. 2012. Progress Toward the Synthesis of Fluorescent Organic Macrocycles. The 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, March 25-29.

Cote, H., Watts, L., Chace, J., *Symington, S. 2012. Heavy metal identification in soil samples collected from the melville pond watershed. The 4th Annual Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10 – 11.

Daniels, J., Yao, L., Reshetnyak, Y., Andreev, O. 2012. Membrane Fusion Mediated by pH-Low-Insertion-Peptide (pHLIP). March Meeting of American Physics Society, Boston, MA, February 27-March 2.

Darwish, S., Tiwari, R., Oh, D., Parang, K. 2012. An amphiphillic bicyclic peptide as a cellular delivery agent of phosphopeptides. 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives, Kingston, RI, Sept. 28-30.

*DeGiorgis, J., Scollins, B., Walsh, R. 2012. The Amyloid Precursor Protein of Alzheimer’s Disease Localizes to Plaques on the Surfaces of Axoplasmic Organelles. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 21-25.

Deng, R. 2012. Bile Acids and Bile Salt Export Pump: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. University of Massachusetts, School of Health and Environment, Lowell, MA, November 8.

Diss, P., *Symington, S. 2012. Computational approaches to characterize receptor ligand interactions. The 3rd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

*Espinosa A. 2012. The gut microbiome: An eco-evolutionary analysis of infectious diseases. II Meeting in Collaborative Research on Infectious Diseases, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, June 19-21.

*Espinosa, A., Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. Biochemical signaling, aggregation and pathogenesis in the Entamoeba lineage. II Meeting in Collaborative Research on Infectious Diseases, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, June 19-21.

*Espinosa, A., Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. Using behavioral and chemical cues to resolve crypticity in free-living, commensal, and parasitic Entamoeba lineages. Protist 2012, Oslo, Norway, July 29- August 3.

Florence, A., *Shakarian, A. 2012. A genomic comparison of three Leishmania species based upon geographical origin, with the use of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis. The 4th Annual Northeast Research and Development Symposium (NURDS), University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10-11.

Gay, J., Bainter, W., Irving, C., *Symington, S. 2012. Stereospecific inhibition of the human T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channel isoforms by pyrethroids. The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington, DC, June 25-27.

Gharavi, J., Moran, K., *Levine, M. 2012. Synthesis of Chiral Polyethyleneimines for RNA Complexation and Delivery. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

*Goldfield, B., Fornari, K., Gencarella, C., Lepore, K. 2012. Comprehension of nouns and verbs: Comparing parent report and laboratory assessment. The Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA, October 12-13.

Gonzalez-Sarrias, A., Yuan, T., Seeram, N. 2012. Anticancer and structure activity related (SAR) studies of maple gallotannins seeds. The 244th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Philadephia, PA, August 19-23.

Goulet, M., Brennan, C., D’Agostino, C., Tjaden, B., *Pellock, B. 2012. Identification of sRNA genes in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. The American Society for Microbiology 112th General Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 16-19.

Guo, L., Gaboriault, K., *Lu, W. 2012. Photothermal-chemotherapy of melanoma with hollow gold nanospheres. The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington, DC, June 25-27.

Gutelius, D., *Basu, A., *Hokeness, K., *Reid, C. 2012. Characterization of Clostridium difficile germination-specific lytic enzyme SleC. The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington, DC, June 25-27.

*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, West Greenwich, RI, June 7-8.

Hawes, K., Sullivan, M., Miller, R., Salisbury, A., Bigsby, R., Taub, M., Laptook, A., Padbury, J., Lester, B. 2012. The practice environment, stress, and burnout among nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals prior to the transition to single family room NICU. The Massachusetts General Hospital, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Nursing Research Expo, Boston, MA, May.

Hawes, K., Sullivan, M., Miller, R., Salisbury, A., Bigsby, R., Taub, M., Laptook, A., Padbury, J., Lester, B. 2012. The practice environment, stress, and burnout among nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals prior to the transition to single family room NICU. The Women & Infants Hospital, Nurses Week, Providence, RI, May 6-12.

Henry, G., Yuan, T., Edmonds, M., Seeram, N. 2012. Antioxidant and -glucosidase inhibitory activities of maple (Acer spp.) bark extracts. International Congress on Natural Products Research, American Society (ASP) National Meeting, New York, NY, July 28-August 1.

Higgins, K., Paz-y-Miño-C, G., *Espinosa, A. 2012. Kin discrimination and cryptic varieties in the Entamoeba lineage. 6th Biology New England South (BioNES) Meeting, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Hoertz, L., *Shakarian, A. 2012. The effect of various metal ions on the enzymatic activity of the secreted lipase from Leishmania donovani. The 4th Annual Northeast Research and Development Symposium (NURDS), University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10-11.

Hoertz, L., *Shakarian, A. 2012. The effect of various metal ions on the enzymatic activity of the secreted lipase from Leishmania donovani. The 70th Eastern New England Biological Conference, StoneHill College, Easton, MA, April 28.

Hoertz, L., *Shakarian, A. 2012. The effect of various metal ions on the enzymatic activity of the secreted lipase from Leishmania donovani. The SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

*Hokeness, K., Lux, H., *Reid, C. 2012. Exposing the Hidden Link between Toxic Black Mold and Human Disease: Analyzing the Effects of 1-Octen-3-ol on Murine Bone Marrow Stromal Cells. Research and Engagement Day, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, April 20.

Holly, S., Mahoney, M., Gonsalves, P., Clooney, T., *Bloom, C. 2012. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury as a Symptom of Deficits in Problem Solving: a Developmental Perspective. The Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, APS, Chicago, IL, May 24-27.

Hurton, M., Roblee, E., DiBiasio, E., Bennett, R., *Austriaco, N. 2012. Genome Reduction in Yeast Involves Programmed Cell Death. Experimental Biology 2012/Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, San Diego, CA, April 21-24.

Irving, C., *Symington, S. 2012. Characterization and expression of the human N-type voltagesensitive calcium channel (Cav2.2) into Xenopus laevis oocytes. The 4th Annual Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10 – 11.

Karabadzhak, A., Weerakkody, D., Thakur, M., Engelman, D., Andreev, O., Markin, V., Reshetnyak, Y. 2012. Membrane-associated peptide folding: pH triggered insertion and helical structure formation. March Meeting of American Physics Society, Boston, MA, February 27-March 2.

*Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2012. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. 11th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, December 1.

*Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2012. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Long Beach, CA, November 11-15.

*Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2012. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Leominster, MA, June 20.

*Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2012. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, West Greenwich, RI, June 7-8.

Kutil, N., *Taylor, D. 2012. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Narragansett, RI, January 26.

*LeBlanc, G., *Taylor, D. 2012. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). 11th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, December 1.

*Levine, M. 2012. Supramolecular Macrocycles for Sensing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Stonehill College, Easton, MA, December 7.

*Levine, M. 2012. Supramolecular Organic Chemistry in Explosive Detection, Catalysis, and Cancer Treatment. Colby College, Waterville, ME.

*Levine, M. 2012. Synthesis and DNA Binding of Chiral Cationic Polyamines. The Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives International Conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, September 28 – September 30.

*Levine, M., Marks, P. 2012. Synthesis of Organic Conjugated Polymers in an Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

*Levine, M., Potvin, J., Cook, N. 2012. Synthesis of Fluorescent Macrocycles and Polymers by Click Chemistry. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

*Levine, M., Rhadaram, B., Potvin, J. 2012. A Suite of Dissymmetric Organic Macrocycles. Gordon Research Conference in Organic Reactions and Processes, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, July 15- 20.

Lin, F., Wan, J., Chang, R., Brum, G., Kouttab, N., Xu, A.,*Wan, Y. 2012. MSH protects from H2O2-induced loss of melanocyte dendricity via activation of mTOR pathway. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Raleigh, NC, May, 9-12.

Lombardo, K., Keras, G., Smith, M., *Munge, B. 2012. Novel Multi-Labeled Magnetic Beads with Polymer Brushes for Ultra-Sensitivity Electrochemical Detection of Protein Cancer Biomarkers. The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington, DC, June 25-27.

*Lu, W. 2012. Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics with Hollow Gold Nanospheres. 2012 Chinese Pharmaceutical Conference (Annual Meeting of China Chapter, Controlled Release Society & The 3rd Asian Pharmaceutical Technologies Arden Conference & Annual Meeting of Pharmaceutics Committee of CPA), Chengdu, Sichuan, China, September 20-21.

Lux, H., Whitham, S., McGovern, M. Vando, A., *Reid, C., *Hokeness, K. 2012. Effect of toxic mold metabolites on bone marrow stromal cells. The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington, DC, June 25-27.

Ma, H., Guo, L., Yuan, T., Edmonds, M., Lu, W., Seeram, N. 2012. Inhibitory effects of sumac fruit extracts and pentagalloyl glucose on mushroom tyrosinase enzyme. The 244th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Philadephia, PA, August 19-23.

Mako, T., *Levine, M. 2012. Energy Transfer Between Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Fluorophores in the Presence of Macrocycles. Northeast Student Undergraduate Research Conference, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10-11.

Mako, T., *Levine, M. 2012. Fluorescent Nanoparticles in an Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory. Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation Anniversary Celebration, Brown University, Providence, RI, November 5.

Mako, T., *Levine, M. 2012. Synthesis of a Self-Assembled Near-Infrared Emitting Macrocycle. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

*Malloy, T. 2012. The effects of skin tone and social stereotypes on Whites’ visual attention to the faces of Blacks. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Austin, TX, October 25-27.

Marks, P., *Levine, M. 2012. Fluorescent Organic Nanoparticles with Significant Visible Light Absorption for Cancer Imaging and Detection. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

Mauro, M., Rego, M., Boisvert, R., Esashi, F., Cavallo, F., Jasin, M., Howlett, N. p21 prevents genomic instability by promoting homologous recombination at stalled replication forks. Gordon Research Conferences: Mutagenesis A Delicate Balance: Cellular Mutation Pathways in Genetic Stability and Disease, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, August 19-24.

McInnis, C., *Van Reet, J. 2012. The Cognitive Representation of Fantasy versus Pretense. New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA, October 12-13.

*Meedel, T., Izzi, S., Colantuono, B., Sullivan, K., Pickett, CJ., O’ Connor, K. 2012. Functional Evolution of Myogenic Regulatory Factors. The 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, Montreal, CA, July 19-23.

Miller, K., *Levine, M. 2012. Energy Transfer from a Variety of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Fluorophores. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

*Munge, B., Coffey, A., Doucette, J., Malhotra, R., Patel, V., Gutkind, J., Rusling J. 2012. Nanostructured Immunosensor for Attomolar Detection of Cancer Biomarkers Using Massively Labeled Superparamagnetic Particles. The 243rd American Chemical Society meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29.

Murphy, K. 2012. Bax Inhibitor Links the ER and Programmed Cell Death in Yeast. The 66th Eastern Colleges Science Conference, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, April 14.

*Murphy, K., Nalbandian, A., Selinski, C., Swan, B., Frazier, R., Gonzales, A., *Austriaco, N. 2012. Genetic Interactions Between BXI1 and IRE1 in the Regulation of the Unfolded Protein Response and Cell Death in Yeast. The 9th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis, Rome, Italy, September 16-20.

Nahar, P., Driscoll, M., Slitt, A., Seeram, N. 2012. Anti-inflammatory effects of a solid lipid curcumin particle formulation. The 244th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Philadephia, PA, August 19-23.

Nahhas, A., Tiwari, R., Parang, K. 2012. Application of self-assembled amphiphilc peptides containing tryptophan, arginine, and glutamic acid for generation of gold nanoparticles. The 43rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Baltimore, MD, May 31-June 2.

Nahhas, A., Tiwari, R., Parang, K. 2012. Peptides containing tryptophan and arginine as Src kinase inhibitors. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

Nasrolahi Shirazi, A., Parang, K. 2012. Amphiphilic cyclic peptide-selenium nanoparticles: Synthesis and antiproliferative activity. 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives, Kingston, RI, Sept. 28-30.

Nasrolahi Shirazi, A., Tiwari, R., Oh, D., Ye, G., Parang, K. 2012. Amphiphilc cyclic peptide [WR]4 as an efficient transporter of negatively charged phosphopeptides. The 43rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Baltimore, MD, May 31-June 2.

Nasrolahi Shirazi, A., Tiwari, R., Mandal, D., Parang, K. 2012. Cyclic and linear homochiral decapeptides containing tryptophan and arginine/lysine residues as Src kinase inhibitors. The 43rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Baltimore, MD, May 31-June 2.

Niesen, D., Gonzalez-Sarrias, A., Yuan, T., Henry, G., Seeram, N. 2012. Bioassay guided isolation of cytotoxic constituents from Carex vulpinoidea seeds. The 244th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Philadephia, PA, August 19-23.

Oh, D., LaPlante, K., Bobcock, K., Parang, K. 2012. Acylated cyclic polyarginine cell-penetrating peptides as molecular transporters and antibacterial agents. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

Oh, D., Northup, K., Parang, K. 2012. Cyclic polyarginine peptide-fatty acid conjugates as cellpenetrating molecular transporters. 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives, Kingston, RI, Sept. 28-30.

Osborn, J., Tjaden, B., *Pellock, B. 2012. Construction and characterization of a null allele of the hfq gene in the dissimilatory metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Sigma Xi Annual Poster Session, Providence College, Providence, RI, September 27.

Palance, D., *Taylor, D. 2012. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. 13th Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 4-5.

Palance, D., *Taylor, D. 2012. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder(Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Narragansett, RI, January 26.

Picket, C.J., O’Connor, K., *Meedel, T. 2012. Testing the Myogenic Code Hypothesis. Fall Colloquium, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.

*Reid, C. 2012. Adventures in Glycomics: from proteins to lipids and points in between. Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, February 17.

*Reid, C. 2012. The sweet kiss of death: the microbial glycome as a source for antimicrobial targets. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, April 6.

Rhadaram, B., *Levine, M. 2012. Design and Synthesis of a Dissymmetric Organic Macrocycle. The 4th Annual Northeast Research and Development Symposium (NURDS), University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10-11.

Rhadaram, B., *Levine, M. 2012. Design and Synthesis of a Dissymmetric Organic Macrocycle. The Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives International Conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, September 28 – September 30.

Santos, C., *Shakarian, A. 2012. cDNA-AFLP reveals unique expression profiles among pathogenic and nonpathogenic Leishmania species. The 4th Annual Northeast Research and Development Symposium (NURDS), University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10-11.

Santos, C., *Shakarian, A. 2012. cDNA-AFLP reveals unique expression profiles among pathogenic and non-pathogenic Leishmania species. The SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

Savino, S., *Symington, S. 2012. Development and evaluation of a mouse neocortical cells neurodevelopment assay to assess the effects of pyrethroids. The 3rd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

Selinski, C., Swan, B., O’Brien, J., Frazier, R., Murphy, K., *Austriaco, N. 2012. Genetic Interactions Between BXI1 and IRE1 in the Regulation of the Unfolded Protein Response and Cell Death in Yeast. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19.

*Shakarian, A. 2012. Identification of differentially expressed genes among pathogenic and nonpathogenic Leishmania species. American Society of Cell Biology 52th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 15-19.

Shirazi, A., Tiwari, R., Chhikara, B., Mandal, D., Parang, K. 2012. Synthesis and evaluation of cellpenetrating peptide-doxorubicin conjugates. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

Stafstrom, K., Bierce, A., Gallipoli, A., Guaraccino, A., Morton, K., Shea, J., *Swanson, J.D. 2013. Effect of Gallic Acid Exposure on Rubus Callus and Mammalian Stomach Cancer Cells. Plant and Animal Genome Meeting XXI, San Diego, CA, Jan 12-16.

Subaiea, G., Ahmed, A., Zawia, N. 2012. Attenuation of cognitive deficits in amyloid pathology by Tolfenamic Acid in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. The Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives International Conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, September 28 – September 30.

Suits, M., *Levine, M. 2012. Progress Towards the Synthesis of a Chiral Fluorescent Polyamine. The 4th Annual Northeast Research and Development Symposium (NURDS), University of New England, Biddeford, ME, March 10-11.

Sullivan, M., Miller, R., Winchester, S., Barcelos, M., Oliveira, E., Popa, A. 2012. Developmental Origins Theory and HPA axis function: Evidence from a longitudinal study of preterm infants at young adulthood. The Massachusetts General Hospital, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Nursing Research Expo, Boston, MA, May.

Sullivan, M., Miller, R., Winchester, S., Barcelos, M., Oliveira, E., Popa, A. 2012. Developmental Origins Theory and HPA axis function: Evidence from a longitudinal study of preterm infants at young adulthood. The Women & Infants Hospital, Nurses Week, Providence, RI, May 6-12.

Sullivan, M., Msall, M., Miller, R. 2012. Functioning and participation outcomes of preterm infants at age 17. The Massachusetts General Hospital, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Nursing Research Expo, Boston, MA, May.

*Symington, S. 2012. Bioassays in pharmacology and toxicology. Providence College, Providence, RI, April 10.

*Symington, S. 2012. Microtransplantation of rat brain neurolemma in Xenopus oocytes. Brown University, Providence, RI, April 6.

*Symington, S., Murenzi, E., Clark, J. 2012. Microtransplantation of rat brain neurolemma into Xenopus oocytes, as a direct, comparative and physiologically-relevant assay to characterize the neurotoxic actions of pyrethroids on native ion channels. The 42nd Society of Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 13 -17.

Szulak, K., Calianese, K., Brum, G., Best, C., Kouttab, N., Wang, W., Xu, A., *Wan, Y. 2012. Human melanoma cells resist to oxidative stress due to active EGFR/AKT and overproduction of melanin. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Raleigh, NC, May, 9-12.

*Threlkeld, S. 2012. Insight into human developmental learning impairments from rodent models of early neuropathology. Psychology Colloquium Series, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI, April 8.

*Threlkeld, S. 2012. Neurobehavioral remediation following inter-alpha-inhibitor protein treatment in a rodent model of neonatal brain injury. Neuroscience Research Colloquium, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, November 13.

*Threlkeld, S. 2012. Neurobehavioral remediation following inter-alpha-inhibitor protein treatment in a model of neonatal brain injury. Pediatric Research Colloquium, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence RI, November 2.

*Threlkeld, S. 2012. Novel neurobehavioral protection following inter-alpha-inhibitor protein treatment in a model of perinatal brain injury. Biology Colloquium Series, Rhode Island College, Providence RI, September 27.

*Threlkeld, S., Dugas E., Hill, C., Gaudet, C., Mabardi, L., Lim, Y., *Stonestreet, B. 2012. Improved longitudinal learning performance following treatment with inter-alpha-inhibitor proteins in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic rats. The Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, October 16.

Tiwari, R., Brown, A., Nasrolahi Shirazi, A., Boltan, J., Sun, G., Parang, K. 2012. Dasatinib-amino acid and dasatinib-fatty acid conjugates: Synthesis, comparative tyrosine kinase inhibition, and antiproliferative activity. 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives, Kingston, RI, Sept. 28-30.

Tiwari, R., Brown, A., Shirazi, A., Sun, G., Parang, K. 2012. Dasatinib-fatty acid conjugates: Synthesis and evaluation of tyrosine kinase inhibitory and anticancer activities. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

Tiwari, R., Brown, A., Shirazi, A., Sun, G., Parang, K. 2012. Synthesis and evaluation of dasatinib amino acid derivatives for their anticancer and protein tyrosine kinase activity. The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.

Tucker, D., Murphy, M., Wilcox, A., *Austriaco, N. 2012. Genetic Characterization of the Mechanism of Action of Sulforaphane in the Yeast, S. cerevisiae. Experimental Biology 2012/Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, San Diego, CA, April 21-25.

*Van Reet, J., McInnis, C., Fast, A. 2012. Measuring the Representation of Pretend Object Substitutions. The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington, DC, June 25-27.

*Van Reet, J., McInnis, C., Fast, A. 2012. Measuring the Representation of Pretend Object Substitutions. The Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, May 24-27.

Vando, A., *Basu, A., *Hokeness, K., *Reid, C. 2012. Porous Graphite Carbon-HPLC Assay for the Analysis of Peptidoglycan Hydrolases and Lyases. The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington, DC, June 25-27.

Varkey, K., Irving, C., *Symington, S. 2012. Human N-type calcium channel expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes. The 3rd Annual SRyou Symposium, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, March 23.

Wan, J., Lin, F., Chang, R., Kouttab, N., Wang, W., Xu, A., *Wan, Y. 2012. Application of dopamine and L-Dopa-loaded chitosan nanoparticles to enhance melanin production in cultured human skin melanocytes. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Raleigh, NC, May, 9-12.

*Wu, J., Zhou, M., Liu, D., Lin, F., Luo, X., Li, Y., Zhao, D., *Wan, Y., Xu, A. 2012. Perilesional CD8+ T cells from vitiligo patients that fail in transplantation induce autologous melanocyte apoptosis. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Raleigh, NC, May, 9-12.

Yang, J., Chin, C., Helming, K., *Austriaco, N. 2012. Caspofungin Induces AIF1-Dependent Programmed Cell Death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The 66th Eastern Colleges Science Conference, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, April 14.

Yuan, T., Ferreira, D., Seeram, N. 2012. Punicatannins A and B: -glucosidase inhibitory
ellagitannins from Pomegranate (Punica granatum) flowers. International Congress on Natural
Products Research, American Society (ASP) National Meeting, New York, NY, July 28-August 1.

Zhou, M., Wu, J., Lin, F., Wu, X., *Wan, Y., Xu, A. 2012. Dermal mesenchymal stem cells suppress CD8+ T lymphocyte derived from vitiligo patients. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Raleigh, NC, May, 9-12.

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