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REU Presentations

REU Student Presentations (Posters and Manuscripts) and Awards

2014

1. Alexandria Brooks,  R. Singleton,  C. Sanders, A.B. Waffo. 2014.  Presentation of Foreign Peptides to Q-Beta Phage for Au Nanoparticle Binding. NanoBio Summit Tuscaloosa Al, Oct 23-24, 2014.

2. Alexandria Brooks, A. B. Waffo R. Singleton, Carrie A. Sanders. 2014. Exposition of foreign peptides on Q-Beta coliphage for au nanoparticle binding. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX, USA Nov 13-17, 2014

3. Alexandria Brooks,  R. Singleton,  C. Sanders, A.B. Waffo. 2015. Presentation of Foreign Peptides to Q-Beta Phage for Au Nanoparticle Binding. ERN Washington DC, Feb 19-21 2015 (ERN Travel Award).

4. Marcus D. Davis, Saurabh Dixit, Shree R. Singh, Vida A. Dennis. 2014. Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Influences Polylactic Acid-Polyethylene Glycol (PLAPEG) Copolymer Morphology and Encapsulation Efficiency Characteristics.  NanoBio Summit, Tuscoloosa AL, USA Oct23-24, 2014 (3rd Prize for Undergraduate Poster at 2014).

5. Marcus D. Davis, Saurabh Dixit, Shree R. Singh, Vida A. Dennis. 2014 Effect of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) on Poly lactic acid Polyethylene glycol (PLA-PEG) Nanoparticle Morphology and Encapsulation Efficiency.  Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX, USA Nov 13-17, 2014 (ABRCMS Full Travel Award covering Registration, accommodation and Travel).

6. Marcus D. Davis, Saurabh Dixit, Shree R. Singh, Vida A. Dennis. 2015 Effect of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) on Poly lactic acid Polyethylene glycol (PLA-PEG) Nanoparticle Morphology and Encapsulation Efficiency. Science & Technology Open house, Alabama NSF Experimental program to Stimulate competitive Research (EPSCOR), Montgomery, AL, Jan 30-31st, 2015. (Honorary Mention)

7. Marcus D. Davis, Saurabh Dixit, Shree R. Singh, Vida A. Dennis. 2015. Effect of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) on Poly lactic acid Polyethylene glycol (PLA-PEG) Nanoparticle Morphology and Encapsulation Efficiency. Emerging Researchers National conference in STEM (ERN), Washington DC Feb 19-21, 2015 (ERN Travel Award).

8. Marcus D. Davis, Saurabh Dixit, Shree R. Singh, Vida A. Dennis. 2015. Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Influences Polylactic Acid-Polyethylene Glycol (PLAPEG) Copolymer Morphology and Encapsulation Efficiency Characteristics. Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Symposium, Montgomery AL, Mar 18-19, 2015.

9. Saurabh Dixit, Marcus D. Davis, Shree R. Singh and Vida A. Dennis. 2015. Influence of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) on Morphology and Encapsulation Efficiency of Polylactic Acid-Polyethylene Glycol (PLA-PEG) copolymer based Nanoparticle’s. TechConnect World 2015 Joint Conferences, EXPOS AND Innovation Showcase, Nanotech, Microtech, Biotech, Cleantech, (NSTI) Washington, D.C., June 14-17, 2015

10. Marcus D. Davis; Saurabh Dixit, Shree R. Singh, and Vida A. Dennis. 2015. Effect of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) on Polylactic Acid-Polyethylene Glycol (PLA-PEG) on Nanoparticles' Morphology and Encapsulation Efficiency.  Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington, November 11-14, 2015

11. Latisha Franklin, Minh Chung, Iris Y.F. Hou, Samaria Thornton, Harvey J.M. Hou. 2014. Spectroscopic Detection of Forensic Drug Cocaine in Fingerprint Samples using Nanoparticles. 41st Annual Meeting of National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), New Orleans, LA , September 23-26, 2014

12. Latisha Franklin, Minh Chung, Iris Y.F. Hou, Samaria Thornton, Harvey Hou. 2014. Nanotechnology Enhanced the Spectroscopic Detection of Forensic Drug Cocaine. ABRCMS, San Antonio, Texas Nov. 12-15, 2014

13. Chapman Wilson Jr., Komal Vig, Cleon Barnett. 2014. Using LIBS for Nanomaterials Analyzation and Quantification. NanoBio Summit, Tuscaloosa Al, USA Oct. 23-24, 2014.

14. Chapman Wilson Jr., Komal Vig, Cleon Barnett. 2014. Using LIBS for Nanomaterials Analyzation and Quantification. ABRCMS, San Antonio, Texas Nov. 12-15, 2014 (ABRCMS Partial Travel Award).

15. Chapman Wilson Jr., Komal Vig, Cleon Barnett. 2014. Using LIBS for Nanomaterials Analyzation and Quantification. Science & Technology Open house, Alabama NSF Experimental program to Stimulate competitive Research (EPSCOR), Montgomery , AL, Jan 30-31st, 2015.

16. Gabrielle Dupiche,  Shreekumar R. Pillai, Atul Chaudhari, Kasha Casey. 2014. Peptide Conjugated SPIONs as Antimicrobials. PLSAMP Fall Symposium & Research Conference Atlanta GA, USA Sept. 19-21, 2014 (3rd place Award in Life Science:  Microbiology category).

17. Gabrielle Dupiche,  Shreekumar R. Pillai, Atul Chaudhari, Kasha Casey. 2014. Peptide Conjugated SPIONs as Antimicrobials. ABCRMS San Antonio TX,  USA Nov 11-14, 2014. (ABCRMS  Travel Award).

18. Gabrielle Dupiche,  Shreekumar R. Pillai, Atul Chaudhari, Kasha Casey. 2015 Peptide Conjugated SPIONs as Antimicrobials.  ERN Conference, Washington DC, USA Feb. 19-21, 2015.  

19. India Chaney, Leandra B. Jones, Shree R. Singh, Komal Vig. 2014. PLGA Nanoparticles as anti-cancer drug Delivery agents. NanoBio Summit, Tuscaloosa AL, USA Oct. 23-24, 2014.

20. India Chaney and Komal Vig. 2014. PLGA Nanoparticles as anti-cancer drug Delivery agents. ABRCMS San Antonio TX,  USA Nov 11-14, 2014 (ABRCMS Partial Travel Award).

21. India Chaney, Leandra B. Jones, Shree R. Singh, Komal Vig. 2015. PLGA Nanoparticles as anti-cancer drug Delivery agents. Science & Technology Open house, Alabama NSF Experimental program to Stimulate competitive Research (EPSCOR), Montgomery, AL, Jan 30-31st, 2015.

22. India Chaney, Leandra B. Jones, Shree R. Singh, Komal Vig. 2015. PLGA Nanoparticles as anti-cancer drug Delivery agents. ERN Conference, Washington DC, USA Feb. 19-21, 2015 (ERN Travel Award).

23. India Chaney, Leandra B. Jones, Shree R. Singh, Komal Vig. 2015. PLGA Nanoparticles as anti-cancer drug Delivery agents. Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Symposium, Montgomery AL, March 18-19, 2015.

24. Quanesha Williams, Cleon Barnett, Atul Chaudhari, Shreekumar Pillai, Sapna Jain. 2014. Green synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles. Georgia Tech PSLSAMP conference September 19-20, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia.

25. Quanesha Williams, Cleon Barnett, Atul Chaudhari, Shreekumar Pillai, Sapna Jain. 2014. Green synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles. ABCRMS San Antonio TX,  USA Nov 11-14, 2014.

26. Martika Harper, Veolanda Peoples, Mamie Coats. 2014. The Inhibition of Different Isolated Strains of Streptococcus Pneumoniae using Penicillin and Silver Nanoparticles. ABCRMS San Antonio TX,  USA Nov 11-14, 2014 (ABRCMS Partial Travel Award).

27. Stephen H. Brown, Atul Chaudhari, Shree R. Singh, Shreekumar R. Pillai. 2014. Proteomic Studies of Antibacterial Peptides. NanoBio Summit, Tuscaloosa AL, USA Oct23-24, 2014 (2nd Place Poster Presentation Award).

28. Treasure T. Dotson, Komal Vig, Maiya Moore, Shree S. Singh.2014. Nanomaterial Toxicity and the Effect on Genomics. ABCRMS San Antonio TX,  USA Nov 11-14, 2014.

29. Treasure T. Dotson, Komal Vig, Maiya Moore, Shree S. Singh.2014. Nanomaterial Toxicity and the Effect on Genomics. ERN Conference, Washington DC, USA Feb. 19-21, 2015

2015  

1. Carlos G. Declet, Jesús Valdez Swapnil Bawage Komal Vig, Shree R. Singh. 2015. Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Using Gold Nanoparticles. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington, November 11-14, 2015. (ABRCMS Full Travel Award covering Registration, accommodation and Travel).

2. Carlos G. Declet Nieves, Jesús Valdez, Swapnil Bawage, Komal Vig, Shree R. Singh. 2015. Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Using Gold Nanoparticles. ERN Washington DC, Feb 25-28 2016 (ERN Full Travel Award).

3. Aundrya Montgomery, Swapnil Bawage, Leandra Jones, Komal Vig. 2015. Findings of Cytotoxicity and Gene Expression in HEp-2 Cells from Application of Gold Nanoparticles. 16th Annual Biomedical Research Symposium, Tuskegee, AL, September 17-18, 2015

4. Aundrya Montgomery, Swapnil Bawage, Leandra Jones, Komal Vig.  2015.Gold Nanorod Application to HEp-2 Cells to Observe miRNA Expression and Cytotoxicity. NanoBio Summit 2015, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Alumni House and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, October 15-16, 2015

5. Aundrya Montgomery, Komal Vig, Leandra Jones, Swapnil Bawage. 2015. Application of Gold Nanorods to Evaluate miRNA Expression and Toxicity in HEp-2 Cells.  Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington, November 11-14, 2015. (ABRCMS Full Travel Award covering Registration, accommodation and Travel).

6. Aundrya Montgomery, Swapnil Bawage, Leandra Jones, Komal Vig. 2016.  Effects of Gold Nanorod Applications to HEp-2 Cells to Evaluate miRNA Expression and Cytotoxicity. 2016 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Washington, DC, February 25-27, 2016. (ERN Full Travel Award).

7. Tatyana Givens, Enow Ayuk,  Atul Chaudhari, Shree Singh, Shreekumar Pillai. 2015.Silver coated carbon nanotubes conjugated to Peptides for the inhibition of E.coli. NanoBio Summit 2015, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Alumni House and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, October 15-16, 2015.

8. Joshua Bridges, Komal Vig, Elijah Nyairo, Vinoy Thomas, Derrick Dean. 2015. Nano and Micro Scale Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Scaffolds for Orthopedic Application. NanoBio Summit 2015, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Alumni House and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, October 15-16, 2015.

9. Joshua Bridges, Komal Vig, Elijah Nyairo, Vinoy Thomas, Derrick Dean. 2016. Nano and Micro Scale Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Scaffolds for Orthopedic Application. Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Symposium, Montgomery AL, March 16-17, 2016

10. Enow Ayuk, Atul Chaudhari, Shree R. Singh, Shreekumar Pillai. 2015. Bio-conjugation of Silver-coated carbon nanotubes (AgCNT) with a proprietary antibacterial peptide and its effects on Salmonella Typhumirum. Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PSLSAMP) Conference Athens, GA USA Oct 8-10, 2015.

11. Enow Ayuk, Atul Chaudhari, Shreekumar Pillai. 2015. Bio-Conjugation of Silver-Coated Carbon Nanotubes with a Proprietary Antibacterial Peptide and Its Effects on Salmonella Typhumirum. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington, November 11-14, 2015

12. Charles Walker, Veolanda Peoples, Flamoun Johnson, Mamie T. Coats. 2015. The Effect of Metallic Nanoparticles on Nasopharyngeal Colonization. The Black Doctoral Network Conference, Atlanta. GA, October 8 – 10, 2015

13. Taylor Noeller, Timothy Egbo, Alain Bopda Waffo. 2015. RNA Phage Display Peptide: A Platform for Biosensor Development.  NanoBio Summit 2015, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Alumni House and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, October 15-16, 2015

14. Komal Vig, Aaleyah Joe, Cleon Barnett. 2016. A Comparison of LIBS for the Quantification of Au Nanoparticles using 1064 nm, 532 nm, and 266 nm Excitation. 60th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting. Los Angeles, CA, USA Feb.  27- March 2, 2016

15. Stephano M. Iglesias; Saurabh Dixit, Rajnish Sahu, Vida A. Dennis. 2016. Expression of Outer membrane peptide of C. trachomatis and its Immunopotentiating effect on Dendritic Cells. 18th Annual Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium, Miami, Florida, March 3-4, 2016‚Äč

2016

1. Joshua Bridges, Komal Vig, Atul Chaudhari, Elijah Nyairo and Derrick Dean. “Three-Dimensional Scaffolds Fabrication for Orthopedic Application”. World Preclinical Congress conference, Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA, June 14-17, 2016

2. Jharion D. Gordon, Erika L. Ware, Atul A. Chaudhari, Shree R. Singh, Shreekumar Pillai. “Antibacterial effect of antimicrobial peptides and functionalized carbon nanotubes at different pH conditions using Kirby Bauer diffusion assay”. NanoBio Summit 2016, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, October 13-14, 2016

3. Myischionna Hunter, Elijah Nyairo and Derrick Dean. “Fabrication of Polymeric Tissue Scaffolds by 3-D Printing”. NanoBio Summit 2016, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, October 13-14, 2016

4. E. L. Ware, A. Chaudhari, S. Pillai, S. Singh. “Salmonella Typhimurium and Staphylococcus aureus Gene Transcriptional Changes in Response to Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and pH Variations”. NanoBio Summit 2016, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, October 13-14, 2016

5. Alexandria Brooks; Carrie Sanders, M.S.; Alain Bopda-Waffo, Ph.D.; and Rana Singleton, M.S. “Exposition of Foreign Peptides on Qβ Coliphage for Au Nanoparticle Binding”. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, FL, November 9-12, 2016

6. Erika L. Ware; Atul Chaudhari, Ph.D.; Shree Singh, Ph.D.; and Shreekumar Pillai, Ph.D. “pH Variations of Growth Medium Influence Gene Expression in Bacteria Treated with Peptide Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes”. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, FL, November 9-12, 2016

7. Farrah-Amoy W. Fullerton1; Bo Wang, Ph.D.2; and Jasqueline Staton3. “Structural Protein Retention of Decellularized Porcine Liver Tissue”. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, FL, November 9-12, 2016

8. Javiely D. Cedeno Ortiz1; Komal Vig, Ph.D.2; and Aundrya Montgomery2. “Effect of Docetaxel Attached to Nanodiamonds on Prostate Cancer (PC3) Cells Gene Expression”. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, FL, November 9-12, 2016

9. Diamond Wooten; Amber Grace; Deepa Bedi, M.D./Ph.D.; and Komal Vig, Ph.D. “Phage Display to Probe for Phages that Escape Endosomes”. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, FL, November 9-12, 2016

10. Erika Ware, A. Chaudhari, S. Pillai, S. Singh. “Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes Influence Salmonella Typhimurium and Staphylococcus aureus Treated With Peptide at pH Variations.” Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington D.C., March 2-4, 2017

11. Alexandria Brooks, Carrie Sanders, Rana Singleton, and Alain Bopda-Waffo. “Presentation of Foreign Peptides to Q-Beta Phage for Nanoparticle Binding”. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 2017  

12. Michael Wallace, Dieudonne Baganizi, and Komal Vig. “Inhibition of Human Resoiratory Syncytial Virus in HEp-2 Cells Using T118- Gold Nanoparticles”. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 2017

13. Myischionna Hunter, Elijah Nyairo and Derrick Dean. “Design and Fabrication of Polymeric Tissue Scaffolds by 3-D Printing”. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 2017

14. Jonathan Mwizerwa, Veolonda Peoples and Mamie T. Coats. “Effect of ZnO Nanoparticles on Streptococcus Pneumoniae”. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 2017

15. Derrick Dean, Elijah Nyairo and Myischionn Hunter. “Design and Fabrication of Polymeric Tissue Scaffolds by 3-D Printing”. Annual RCA Research Symposium, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, March 15-16, 2017

16. Michael Wallace, Dieudonne Baganizi, Komal Vig and Shree Singh. “Inhibition of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus in HEp-2 cells using T118-Gold Nanoparticles”. Annual RCA Research Symposium, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, March 15-16, 2017

17. A. Montgomery, S. Bawage, A. Chaudhary, S.R. Singh, K. Vig. “miRNA Expression Analysis in HEp-2 Cells after Gold Nanorod Application”. Tech Connect World Innovation Convention &Expo (NSTI), Washington D.C., May 14-17, 2017

2016 Scientific Conference Proceeding Manuscript

1. A. Montgomery, S. Bawage, A. Chaudhary, S.R. Singh, K. Vig. “miRNA Expression Analysis in HEp-2 Cells after Gold Nanorod Application”. Tech Connect World Innovation Convention &Expo (NSTI), Washington D.C., May 14-17, 2017

2016 Oral talks by PI to promote REU program

1. Komal Vig. “NanoBiotechnology Initiative at the Center for NanoBiotechnology”. Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, PR, October 25, 2016

2. Komal Vig. “NanoBiotechnology Initiative at the Center for NanoBiotechnology”. University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, October 26, 2016

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