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Honors & Awards

 

2010 – LSUS College of Sciences - Outstanding Research Scholar Award.
2011 – Chair elect, American Chemical Society, North West Louisiana Section.
2012 – Chair, American Chemical Society, North West Louisiana Section.
1999 - Hollings Cancer Center Travel Award, Eight South Carolina Research Conference (SCSRC), SC.
1999 - Science & Engineering Education Scholars Program Award, University of Wisconsin, WI.
1997 - Best Poster Presentation Award, Sixth South Carolina State Wide Research Conference (SCSRC).
 
 
Grants and Research Support:
 
1. Louisiana Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (LBRN), “Fusarochromanone Analogs as Potential Anti-
Cancer and Anti-Angiogenic Agents”, LSUS, Shreveport, LA, June 2005, ($32,586), PI.
2. Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF), “Enhancement of the 300MHz NMR Instrument at LSUS”,
LSUS, Shreveport, LA, June 2005, ($76,600), co-PI.
3. Louisiana Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (LBRN), “Synthesis and Biological Assessments of
Fusarochromanone Amide Analogs”, LSUS, Shreveport, LA, June 2006, ($25,614), PI.
4. Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF-RCS), “Synthesis of Novel Vitamin E Analogs with Potent Anti-
Cancer Activity”, LSUS, Shreveport, LA, June 2005-May 2008, ($66,542), PI.
5. LSUS Faculty Research Grant, “Biological-Activity Assessments of Fusarochromanone Amide-Analogs: Potential
Anti-Cancer and Anti-Angiogenic Agents”, LSUS, Shreveport, LA, September 2006, ($550), PI.
6. Louisiana Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (LBRN), “Synthesis and Assessment of Anti-Cancer and
Anti-Angiogenic Activity of Fusarochromanone and Its Analogs”, LSUS, Shreveport, LA, June 2008, ($29,126), PI.
7. Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF-ENH-TR), “Enhancement of the Biochemistry Laboratory
Courses at LSUS”, LEQSF (2008-9), ($72,432), PI.
8. Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF-ENH-TR), “Enhancement of the Chemistry Laboratory
Courses at LSUS”, LEQSF (2008-9), ($29,634), PI.
9. Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF-ENH-UG), “Enhancement of the Spectrometry in Biochemistry
Laboratory Courses at LSUS”, LEQSF (2008-9), ($58,200), PI.
10. Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF- ENH-TR), “Bridging Molecular Modeling and Chemical
Synthesis to Enhance Inquiry- Based Learning”, LEQSF (2008-9), ($89,878), co-PI.
11. Louisiana Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE-PILOT), “Development of Novel Anti-Cancer
Agents”, LSUS, Shreveport, LA, May 2009-April 2010 ($55,000), PI.
12. Louisiana Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), “Development of Novel Anti-Cancer Agents”,
LSUS, Shreveport, LA, May 2010-April 2015 ($700,000), PI.
13. Louisiana Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), “Assessment of Molecular Target of
Fusarochromanone”, ($642,000), co-PI.
14. Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF- ENH-TR), Enhancement of the Analytical Chemistry
Laboratory Course at LSU-Shreveport, May 2011 – April 2012 ($36,000), co-PI.
15. The Community Foundation Competitive Grant, “Academic Enrichment and Tutoring Program in Allendale and
Queensborough”, August 2011 – May 2012 ($17,000), co-PI.
16. American Chemical Society- IPG Proposal--Northwest Louisiana Section (Section L401), “Fuel Cells in Action:
Racing to our Future”, August 2011 – May 2012 ($2,955), co-PI.
17. NSF-Major Research Instrumentation Program. Acquisition of TEM Instrumentation at LSUS. ($182,000). May
2013 - April 2014. Co-PI.
18. American Chemical Society -Innovative Project Grant (IPG). Lighten Up Louisiana: Lets Explore Solar Energy.
($3,000). May 2013 - April 2014. PI.
19. Natural Product Group (NPG) -LSUHSC-S. “Fusarochromanone (FC101) as a novel anticancer agent”.
($15,000). Feb 2014 - June 2014. Co-PI.
20. BORSF. Acquisition of Electrochemical Workstation for Chemistry Laboratories at LSUS. ($58,000). June
2014 - May 2015. Co-PI.
21. LBRN Summer Student Research Program. “Identification of Fusarochromanone Biological Targets
Through Photoaffinity Labeling”. ($18,500). May 2013 - August 2013. Co-PI.