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PRESENTATIONS

2008

Ellis Benjamin, Jessica Lack*, Janet Jamison*, John Cooper*, Yousef Hijji, Benjamin Rougeau, Louise Sowers, Earl Benjamin*. Computational Modeling of Thalidomide and it Derivatives to Multiple Protein Targets. Pharmforum 2008, Little Rock, Ar. (May 18-20, 2008)

Earl Benjamin*, Jessica Lack*, Janet Jamison*, John Cooper*, Brittany Bailey, Arthur L. Williams, Louise Sowers, Benjamin Rougeau, and Ellis Benjamin. Theoretical binding efficiency of triclosan derivatives to E. Coli. enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase enzyme. Pharmforum 2008, Little Rock, Ar. (May 18-20, 2008)

John Cooper*, Ellis Benjamin, Janet Jamison*, Jessica Lack*, and Earl Benjamin*. The Synthesis and Computationally Modeling of Glutamate Receptors Antagonist as Novel Anticonvulsants. New England Science Symposium - Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) Harvard University School of Medicine. Boston, Mass (April 2008)

Yousef Hijji and Ellis Benjamin. Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Thalidomide and Analogues. 1st International Conference on Drug Design and Discovery (ICDDD), Dubai, UAE. (February 4 ­ 7, 2008)

Amanda Harvey, Shengkuei Chui, Rian Snell, Mark Draganjac, and Ellis Benjamin. Preliminary Investigation of the Microwave Reaction of RuCl3 in DMSO. 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Memphis. (February 2008)
 

2007

 

Ellis Benjamin,Yousef M. Hijji. A Novel Microwave Synthesis of Unsubstituted Cyclic Imides. 11th International Electronic Conference On Synthetic Organic Chemistry (November 2007)

Earl Benjamin III, John Cooper, Janet Jamison, Wilbert Long, Ellis Benjamin. "Computational and Experimental Probing of Product Formation and Reaction Energies for the Esterification of Maleic Anhydride Derived Surfactants using Microwave Energy" 11th International Electronic Conference On Synthetic Organic Chemistry (November 2007)

Earl Benjamin III, Arthur L. Williams, and Ellis Benjamin. “Effect of zinc ions on the microwave disinfection of fecal coliforms" Presented at the South Central Division of the American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting (October 2007)
 

2006

 

Ellis Benjamin, and Dr. Yousef Hijji. Eco-Friendly Synthesis Of Cyclic Imides And Related Biologically Active Molecules Using Microwave Technology. 13th Annual Morgan State University Undergraduate / Graduate Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. (April 2006)

Earl Benjamin III, Ellis Benjamin, Arthur Williams. A Novel Method For The Deactivation Of Enterococcus Faecalis, Staphylococcus Aureus, And Escherichia Coli. 13th Annual Morgan State University Undergraduate / Graduate Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. (April 2006)

Earl Benjamin III , Ellis Benjamin, and Arthur Williams , “A Novel Method For The Deactivation of Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli” Presented at the New England Science Symposium at Harvard Medical School (March 2006)


2005

 

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. A Novel One-Pot Synthesis of Thalidomide and its Derivatives Under Microwave Irradiation. Selected Poster Presented at the 230th ACS National Meeting. Washington DC (Sci-Mix), (Aug-Sept 2005)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. A Novel One-Pot Synthesis of Thalidomide and its Derivatives Under Microwave Irradiation. Poster Presented at the 230th ACS National Meeting. Washington DC (Medicinal Chemistry), (Aug-Sept 2005)

Yousef Hijji, Ellis Benjamin, Melvin Bolden. “Efficient Synthesis of Enaminones and Cyclic Imides Using Ammonium Acetate Under Microwave Conditions” Poster Presented at the 39th Annual International Microwave Power Institute Microwave Symposium. Seattle, Washington. (July 2005)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. “The Microwave Synthesis of Thalidomide and its Derivatives” Poster Presented at the 12th Annual Morgan State University Undergraduate / Graduate Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. (April 2005)

Tarrah N. Ezell, Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji, LaVentrice D. Taylor. “Do Cells Treated with Thalidomide Analog H1 and H2 Exhibit Decreased Cytotoxicity as Compared to Cells Treated with Thalidomide?” Poster Presented at the 12th Annual Morgan State University Undergraduate / Graduate Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. (April 2005)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. “A One-Pot Microwave Synthesis of Thalidomide and its Derivatives” Poster Presented at the Annual RCMI Spring Symposium 20th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium. Houston, Texas. (April 2005)

2004

 

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. “Improved Synthesis of Imide Dervived Compounds by Microwave Irradiation” Poster Presented at the 9th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities. Baltimore, Maryland. (December 2004)

Ruel Michelin, Lafayette Fredrick, Temilade Adelore, Laura Uradu, Ellis Benjamin, Fredrick Oladeinde. “Comparative Antimicrobial Activity of Bacterial Derivied Extract and Amphotericin B During Disk Diffusion and Agar Dilution Assays.” Presented at the 9th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities. Baltimore, Maryland. (December 2004)

R. Michelin, L. Fredrick, F. Weichold, E. Benjamin, E. Batta, W. W. Leitner, M. Jenkins, E. Bergmann-Leitner, J. Howard, A. Williams. “In Vitro Cytotoxic and Anti-Poliferative Activity of Microbial Derived Extract on Human and Mouse Cancer Cell Lines.”Poster Presented at the 9th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities. Baltimore, Maryland. (December 2004)

Tarrah N. Ezell, Ellis Benjamin, Gregory Shield, Yousef Hijji, LaVentrice D. Taylor. “Do Cells Treated with Thalidomide Analog H1 and H2 Exhibit Decreased Cytotoxicity as Compared to Cells Treated with Thalidomide?” Speech at the 9th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities. Baltimore, Maryland. (December 2004)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. “A Novel Microwave Assisted Synthesis of N-Hydroxy and N-Methoxy Imides as Potential Anticancer and Antidepressant Agents.” Poster presentation at the 228th ACS National Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (August 2004)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji “A Novel Microwave Synthesis of Unsubstituted, Hydroxy, and Methoxy Imides towards the Creation of Antidepressant Functionalities” Poster presentation at the Morgan State University Undergraduate / Graduate Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. (April 2004)
 

Ruel Michelin, Ellis Benjamin .“Partial Characterization of an Antifungal Metabolite from an Unidentified Bacillus Species” Poster Presented at International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Atlanta, Georgia (March 2004)
 

2003

 

Yousef Hijji, Ellis Benjamin. “Microwave Assisted Synthesis Of Cyclic Imides, N- Methoxyimides and Thalidomide Analogues” 2nd International Microwaves in Chemistry Conference. Orlando, Florida (March 4-7, 2003)

 

Ruel Michelin, Ellis Benjamin. “Isolation and Partial Characterization of an Antifungal Metabolite from an Unidentified Bacillus Species” Poster Presented at 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (December 2003)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. “A Microwave Assisted Efficient Conversion of Anhydrides to Cyclic Imides and N- Methoxy Imides” The Seventh International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry (ECSOC-7), http://www.mdpi.org/ecsoc-7.htm (November 1-30, 2003)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. “A Simple One-Pot Synthesis of Thalidomide.” Poster presented at Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) –American Chemical Society. Princeton, New Jersey (June 2003)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji “Novel Pathways to Thalidomide Synthesis” Poster presentation at the Morgan State University Undergraduate / Graduate Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. (April 2003)

Yousef Hijji, Ellis Benjamin, Joseph Wanene, Soe Mon. “Microwave Assisted Diels-Alder Reactions and the Synthesis of Cyclic Imides. Poster presented at the Advanced Library Design and Organic Synthesis. La Jolla, California (April 2003)

Yousef Hijji, Ellis Benjamin, Joseph Wanene, Soe Mon. “Microwave Assisted Diels-Alder Reactions and the Synthesis of Cyclic Imides. Poster presented at the Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis. La Jolla, California (April 2003)


2002

 

Yousef Hijji, Ellis Benjamin. “Microwave Assisted-Synthesis of Cyclic Imides and Thalidomide Analogues”” Poster presentation at RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities 2002. Hawaii. (December 2002)

Ellis Benjamin, Yousef Hijji. “Microwave Assisted Cyclic Imide Synthesis” Poster presentation at the Morgan State University Undergraduate / Graduate Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. (April 2002)

Yousef Hijji, Ellis Menjamin (Misspelled). Synthesis of Unsubstituted Cyclic Imides Assisted by Microwave Heating. Abstracts of Papers, 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, (April 2002)


1999

 

Ellis Benjamin, Kraig Wheeler. “The Creation of Novel Non-linear Optical Materials.” Oral presentation at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Pomona, New Jersey (April 1999)

Ellis Benjamin, Mukta Hendi, Kraig Wheeler. “Crystal Engineering: An Approximate Centrosymmetric Approach.” Oral Presentation at Midwest Solid State Chemistry Symposium X.” Indianapolis, Indiana (July 1999)


1998

 

Mukta Hendi, Shella Fomulu, Ellis Benjamin, Kraig Wheeler, Raymond E. Davis. “Approximate Centrosymmetry as a Tool for Crystal Engineering.” Poster Presented at the Northeast Solid State Symposium. Buffalo, New York (August 1998)

1995

 

Peter Straub, Ellis Benjamin, Paul Kaplan, Georgia Shearer and Daniel Kohl. “Isolation of a Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PDH) gene probe from Soybean (Glycine max) by a Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction.” Poster Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Seattle, Washington. (July 1995)
 

Peter Straub, Ellis Benjamin, Paul Kaplan, Georgia Shearer and Daniel Kohl. “Isolation of a Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PDH) gene probe from Soybean (Glycine max) by a Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction.” Presented Published Abstract: American Journal of the Botany (1995)

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