Course Projects Presented and Published

Projects Presented at National Scientific Meetings

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

  • • Analysis of persistent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Exxon- Valdez oil spill using computational systems biology54
  • In silico modeling of manganese- and iron-binding properties of a designed peptide inspired by the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans55

National Society of Toxicology Through 2015

• Decision trees for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) QSAR Toolbox, a primary local QSAR model builder for green chemistry initiatives56

  • • Environmental chemicals and breast cancer: geographic association between livestock waste, contaminated surface water, and breast cancer incidence in the san Francisco Bay Area57
  • • Chemical-disease category linkage methods linking traditional Chinese medicine and Western therapeutics58
  • • A computational analysis of the mechanistic relationship between cigarette smoking and risk of rheumatoid arthritis59
  • • An examination of the combined effects of environmental factors and susceptible genes on increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease60
  • • Lead interaction with three key haplotypes of delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase, vitamin D receptor, and human leukocyte antigen may affect susceptibility to multiple sclerosis61
  • • Role of beta-methylamino-L-alanine in GRIKl-mediated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease pathway62
  • • Developing a gene-gene interaction network for nonsyndromic orofacial clefts: connecting vitamin A and folic acid metabolic pathways with orofacial cleft gene candidates63
  • • Depleted uranium induction of lowered levels of folate in mothers increases the risk of neural tube defects in infants64
  • • Tea and atherosclerosis: an examination of green tea, oolong tea, and black tea and their effects on cholesterol biosynthesis and atherosclerosis65
  • • Arsenic and pancreatic cancer: a computational systems toxicology analysis of risk66
  • • Computational analysis of the combined therapeutic effects of traditional Chinese medicines and Western therapeutics in breast


  • • Computational analysis of potential interactions from the combined use of Western therapeutics and traditional Chinese medicines in postmenopausal osteoporosis68
  • • LocaTox: an interactive tool linking known environmental contaminants, associated chemical-human gene interactions, and birth defect statistics in specific locales69
  • • Computational identification of active phytochemicals and potential mechanisms for the alleviation of bleomycin-induced pulmonary


  • • Computational alternative analysis: network relationship of structural motifs for chemicals of concern correlated with health, ecological, and lifecycle impacts71
  • • Computational investigation of the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and Western therapeutics for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer72
  • • A computational analysis of the potential environmental and lifestyle risk factors associated with breast cancer incidence in South Napa, California73
  • • A computational analysis of ethnicity-specific polycystic ovarian syndrome treatments using Western and traditional medications74
  • • Computational analysis of active phytochemicals and potential synergism with Western therapeutics in the treatment of parkinson’s disease75
  • • Computational analysis of coffee constituents and their potential neuroprotection action in Alzheimer’s disease76
  • • Computational comparison of the anti-inflammatory targets of the traditional Chinese medicine Sargentodoxa cuneata (Hong Teng) and Western therapeutics for the treatment of osteoarthritis77

Projects from the Courses Published in Journals

  • • Computational toxicology: heading toward more relevance in drug discovery and development78
  • • Clustering and its application in multi-target prediction79
  • • CYP2C9 polymorphisms: considerations in NSAID therapy80
  • • Current HIV therapeutics: mechanistic and chemical determinants of toxicity81
  • • Interactions between traditional Chinese medicines and Western therapeutics82
  • • Ethanol toxicity in breast cancer83
  • • Evidence for a potential protective effect of carnitine-pantothenic acid co-treatment on valproic acid-induced hepatotoxicity84
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