Conferences

2021

Conference #1: Spring 2021 National ACS meeting (Virtual, April 5-16, 2021)

1) Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Talk at the Spring 2021 National ACS meeting “Macromolecular Chemistry: the 2nd Century”. Session: Understanding and Treating Disease, April 9, 2021. Title of talk: Iron Metabolism in Biological Systems: The Story of Transferrin and Ferritin and Why We Do Not Rust”. (Oral Talk)

2) Gideon Smith, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Mutant L-Chain ferritins Responsible for Neuroferritinopathy. (Poster presentation)

3) Aliaksandra Reutovich, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah The Effect of Physiological Phosphate Concentrations on Iron Mineralization and Mobilization in Ferritin. (Poster presentation)

4) Ruth Reichard, Cass Welch, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Complexation of Ferrous Ions by Ferrozine, 2,2’-Bipyridine and 1,10-Phenanthroline: Implication for the Quantification of Iron in Biological Systems. (Poster presentation)

5) Ayush Srivastava and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies of the Interaction of Nuclear Receptor Coactivator‑4 (NCOA4) with Human Ferritin. (Poster presentation)

Conference #2: 2021 Protein Society Conference - The 35th Anniversary Symposium (PS35 Virtual Symposium, July 7 – 9, 2021)

1) Ayush Srivastava, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A Novel Approach for the Synthesis of Human Heteropolymer Ferritins of Different H to L Subunit Ratios. (Oral Presentation)

Conference #3: Fall 2021 National ACS meeting (Virtual, August 22-26, 2021)

1) Ayush Srivastava, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Expression, Purification and Characterization of Recombinant Human Heteropolymer Ferritin Using a Novel Expression System. (Oral Presentation) Division of Biological Chemistry, Postdoctoral Fellow Symposium

Conference #4: National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference (NCUR 2021, April 12 - 14, Virtual)

1) Gideon Smith, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Mutant L-Chain ferritins Responsible for Neuroferritinopathy. Poster presentation. (Oral presentation)

2) Ruth Reichard, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A Rapid and Sensitive Colorimetric Method for the Detection of Several Toxic Heavy Metal. (Poster presentation)

3) Aliaksandra Reutovich, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah The Effect of Physiological Phosphate Concentrations on Iron Mineralization and Mobilization in Ferritin. (Poster presentation)

4) Cass Welch, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Dependence of Ferrozine and Iron Concentration on the Kinetics of Ferrozine-Fe 2+ complexation Reaction. (Poster presentation)

Conference #5: SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2021-SUNY Old Westbury

1) Ruth Reichard, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A Rapid and Sensitive Colorimetric Method for the Detection of Several Toxic Heavy Metal. (Poster presentation)

2) Gideon Smith, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Mutant L-Chain ferritins Responsible for Neuroferritinopathy. Poster presentation. (Poster presentation)

3) Aliaksandra Reutovich, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah The Effect of Physiological Phosphate Concentrations on Iron Mineralization and Mobilization in Ferritin. (Poster presentation)

4) Cass Welch, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Dependence of Ferrozine and Iron Concentration on the Kinetics of Ferrozine-Fe 2+ complexation Reaction. (Poster presentation)

Conference #6: 11th NNY ACS Annual Research Symposium (April 17, 2021-Virtual)

1) Ayush Srivastava, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A Novel Engineered Plasmid for the Synthesis of Human Heteropolymer Ferritins that Mimic Native Ferritins. (Poster Presentation) Winner of the Graduate Poster Competition (2nd Place)

2) Aliaksandra Reutovich, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah The Effect of Physiological Phosphate Concentrations on Iron Mineralization and Mobilization in Ferritin. (Oral presentation) (Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation - 1st Place Winner of the Oral Presentations)

3) Cass Welch, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Dependence of Ferrozine and Iron Concentration on the Kinetics of Ferrozine-Fe 2+ complexation Reaction. (Poster presentation) (Winner of the Undergraduate Poster Competition (2nd Place)

4) Ruth Reichard, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A Rapid and Sensitive Colorimetric Method for the Detection of Several Toxic Heavy Metal. (Poster presentation)

5) Gideon Smith, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Mutant L-Chain ferritins Responsible for Neuroferritinopathy. (Poster presentation)

Learning and Research Fair – SUNY Potsdam (May 3-7, 2021, Virtual)

1) Aliaksandra Reutovich, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah The Effect of Physiological Phosphate Concentrations on Iron Mineralization and Mobilization in Ferritin. (Poster presentation) (Winner of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Student Research)

2) Ruth Reichard, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A Rapid and Sensitive Colorimetric Method for the Detection of Several Toxic Heavy Metal. (Poster presentation) (First Place Winner of the Frederick B. Kilmer Research Award)

3) Gideon Smith, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Mutant L-Chain ferritins Responsible for Neuroferritinopathy. (Poster presentation)

4) Cass Welch, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Dependence of Ferrozine and Iron Concentration on the Kinetics of Ferrozine-Fe 2+ complexation Reaction. (Poster presentation)

2020

Due to COVID, all planned travel and physical conference presentations that we have signed up for were cancelled. However, we managed to have one of our collaborator present a poster at the Biophysical Annual Society Meeting in San Diego, CA on a joint-work based on a fluorescent probe called “Mag-Fluo4”, with one of my students (Aliaksandra Reutovich*) as a co-author.


  1. Milán AF, Giraldo MA, Arango L, Reutovich AA * , Gideon Smith * Bou-Abdallah F, Calderón JC.

Characterization of the Ca 2+ -Mag-Fluo-4 reaction in vitro and in situ: implications for the calibration of skeletal muscle Ca 2+ transients. 64th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society, Feb 15-19, 2020, San Diego, CA.

  1. Participated in a 3-day 2020 Virtual Cottrell Scholar Conference – Theme: Challenges and Opportunities with Online Education- July 8 - 10, 2020

  2. Participated in numerous workshop/webinar sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on proposal writing, and on various grant initiatives and opportunities. Fall 2020

  3. Participated in a number of online workshops sponsored by the American Chemical Society, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) on “Enhancing Online Laboratory Experiences: Insights from Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry Courses”, “Teaching Remotely Together: Lessons Learned”, “The Future of the Chemistry Laboratory Course”, “Restarting Research”, and “Virtual Teaching and Learning (for current and aspiring educators and mentors) " Spring and Fall 2020

  4. Participated in a few online workshops sponsored by SUNY including “Incorporating Accessibility into Course Development”, “Introduction to Accessible Online Learning”, “Creating Captions Using YouTube” and “Online STEM Lab Accessibility”, Spring and Fall 2020

  5. Milán AF, Giraldo MA, Arango L, Reutovich AA * , Gideon Smith * , Bou-Abdallah F, Calderón JC. Characterization of the Ca2+-Mag-Fluo-4 reaction in vitro and in situ: implications for the calibration of skeletal muscle Ca2+ transients. Poster Presentation at the Latinamerican Congress of Physiology- Nov 2020.

  6. Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah: Seminar at Syracuse University (via Zoom): Iron Transport and Storage in Biological Systems. Why We Do Not Rust! Nov 10, 2020

2019

Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah was on Sabbatical during Spring 2019


Poster Presentations-2019:

  1. Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah (Poster Presentation) at the Henry-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Conference: “Research Frontiers in the Chemical Sciences - Leaders in the Chemical Sciences”, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, New York, October 26, 2018.

  2. Thomas Longo, Lauren Hurley, Kaixuan Ji, Lara Varden, Britannia Smith, Fadi Bou-Abdallah, Paolo Arosio, Arthur Viescas, and Georgia Papaefthymiou. Comparative Studies of the Superparamagnetic Properties of Engineered H-rich and L-rich Human Ferritins Reconstituted with 500 57 Fe-atoms / Protein. Poster presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the APS Mid-Atlantic Section. November 9-10, 2018, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.


Oral Presentations-2019:

  1. Nicholas Flint * , Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Probing the Interactions between the Nuclear Receptor Coactivator-4 and Ferritin. Oral Presentation at the Northern New York ACS 10th Annual Research Symposium, SUNY Plattsburgh, March 2, 2019.

  2. John Paliakkara * , Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Detection of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Water Systems Using Capillary Electrophoresis. Oral Presentation at the Northern New York ACS 10th Annual Research Symposium, SUNY Plattsburgh, March 2, 2019.

2018

Oral Presentations-2018

  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Attended the 256 th National Conference of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 19–23, 2018. (Oral presentation): Ferritin and Neuroferritinopathy: Characterization of Iron Uptake and Release


  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Attended the 256 th National Conference of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 19–23, 2018. (Oral presentation): The Kinetics of the Cis-to-Trans Thermal Isomerization of Disperse Orange: A Simple Undergraduate Experiment for the Physical Chemistry Lab.


  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah (invited speaker). Attended the Biometals 2018 conference, University of Ottawa, July 15-19, 2018, and presented a talk on “Mutant L-Chain Ferritins that Cause Neuroferritinopathy Significantly Alter Ferritin Functionality and Iron Permeability”.


  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Attended (by invitation) the 24 th Annual Cottrell Scholar Conference in Tucson, AZ (Theme: Personalizing Education), July 11-13, 2018.


  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Attended (by invitation) the MSI/PWI conference, University of California at Irvine on June 25-26, 2018. The theme of the conference was “Building Authentic Partnerships: Minority Serving Institutions and Primarily White Institutions Working Together to Improve Research and Education”.


  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Mechanistic Details of Biomolecular Interactions Revealed by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry”, Invited seminar, Clarkson Univ., April 27, 2018.


  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Northeast Nanomaterials Meeting of ACS (NENM 2018), Lake Placid, NY, June 1-3, 2018. Attended as the conference organizer.


  1. Heidi Kreckel*, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. (Oral Presentation: The Binding of Ferritin to the Nuclear Receptor Coactivator-4 (NCOA4) – A Kinetic and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study) at the 256 the National Conference of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 19–23, 2018.


  1. Aiden Farragher-Gnadt*, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “The Antioxidant Activity of Mushrooms”. American Chemical Society 9 the Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry & Biology Research Symposium, March 3, 2018, SUNY Potsdam (Oral Presentation).



Poster Presentations-2018

  1. John Paliakkara*, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. (Poster Presentation: Thermodynamics of Glutathione Binding to Fe(II), Cu(II)and Zn(II). An Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study) at the 256 th the National Conference of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 19–23, 2018.


  1. Nicholas N. Flint*, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. (Poster Presentation: Effect of Chaotropes on The Kinetics of Iron Release From Ferritin By Flavin Nucleotides) at the 256th National Conference of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 19–23, 2018.


  1. Thomas J. Longo, Arthur J. Viescas, Georgia Papaefthymiou, Lara Varden *, Britannia Smith*, Fadi Bou-Abdallah, and Paolo Arosio. “Genetically engineered human ferritins over expressed in E. coli with various H/L chain ratios: A comparative Mӧssbauer study of their iron cores”. American Physical Society (APS) meeting, Los Angeles, California, March 5-9, 2018 (Poster Presentation).


  1. Nick Flint*, Lindsay E. Johnson, Tyler Wilkinson, Artem Melman, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Study of the Kinetics of Iron Release from Ferritin by Flavin Nucleotides”. American Chemical Society 9 th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 3, 2018, SUNY Potsdam (Poster Presentation).


  1. John Paliakkara*, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Thermodynamic Characterization of Glutathione Association with Different Metal Ions”. American Chemical Society 9 th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 3, 2018, SUNY Potsdam (Poster Presentation).


  1. Aiden Farragher-Gnadt*, Gabriella Holevinski*, John Michelotti, Erica Sharpe, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. The Antioxidant Activity of Mushrooms. American Chemical Society 9 th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 3, 2018, SUNY Potsdam (Poster Presentation).



2017


Oral Presentations-2017:


  1. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Three Pathogenic L-Ferritin Mutants that Cause Neuroferritinopathy. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017 (Invited).

  2. Alaa Farghli*, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Accumulation Inside Human Ferritin. 25th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY, April 7-9, 2017.

  3. Daniel Coelho*, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Oxidation and Release Properties of L-ferritin mutants linked to the Neurodegenerative Disease Neuroferritinopathy. 8th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), April 22, 2017, St. Lawrence Univ.


Poster Presentations-2017:


  1. Lara Varden*, Britannia Smith, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Determination of inorganic anions and cations in potable and waste waters with capillary zone electrophoresis with indirect UV detection. NorthEast 2016 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2016), October 5-8, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.

  2. Britannia Smith*, Matthew Mehlenbacher, Poli Maura, Paolo Arosio, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Oxidation and Core Formation in Recombinant Heteropolymer Ferritins. NorthEast 2016 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2016), October 5-8, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.

  3. Alaa Farghli*, Daniel Coelho*, Matthew Mehlenbacher, Maura Poli, Paolo Santambrogio, Paolo Arosio, Sonia Levi, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Comparison of the Iron Oxidation Mechanisms in Heteropolymer Ferritins of Different H to L Ratios. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017.

  4. Daniel Coelho*, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of three L-Chain Mutants that Cause Neuroferritinopathy. 25th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY, April 7-9, 2017.

  5. Alaa Farghli*, Daniel Coelho, Matt Mehlenbacher, Maura Poli, Paolo Arosio, Paolo Santambrogio, Sonia Levi, N. Dennis Chasteen, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Accumulation Inside Human Ferritins. 8th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), April 22, 2017, St. Lawrence Univ.

  6. Lindsay Johnson*, Artem Melman, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Release from Ferritin in the Presence of Chaotropic Agents. 8th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), April 22, 2017, St. Lawrence Univ.

  7. Nicholas Flint*, Maura Poli, Paolo Arosio, Fadi Bou-Abdallah.Ferritin Subunit Characterization by Capillary Electrophoresis. 8th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), April 22, 2017, St. Lawrence Univ.

  8. John Paliakkara*, Britannia M. Smith, Laurent Consentino, Christina Nielsen LeRoux, Rebecca Abergel, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Uptake by the Pathogenic Bacterium Bacillus Cereus. 8th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), April 22, 2017, St. Lawrence Univ.

  9. Britannia M. Smith*, Jay Tinklepaugh, Robert P. Doyle, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A2E Binding to Saposin B Prevents its Enzymatic and Photo-oxidation. 8th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), April 22, 2017, St. Lawrence Univ.

2016

Oral Presentations-2016:

  1. Britannia Smith* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Lipofuscein (A2E) Degradation and Age-Related Macular Degeneration 7th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 26, 2016, Clarkson Univ.


Poster Presentations-2016:

1. Abigail Widrick* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Investigation of Iron Accumulation in Heteropolymer Ferritin Mutants Responsible for Neuroferritinopathy. North East 2015 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2015), June 10-13, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

2. Thomas Giffune* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Fluorescence and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Studies of NSAIDs Interactions with Serum Albumins. North East 2015 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2015), June 10-13, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

3. Britannia Smith* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Ionic Liquids Induce Structural Damage to Human Serum Albumin in Aqueous Media. North East 2015 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2015), June 10-13, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

4. Thomas Giffune* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and Fluorescence Studies of NSAIDs Interactions with Serum Albumins. 7th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 26, 2016, Clarkson Univ.

5. Britannia Smith* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Lipofuscein (A2E) Degradation and Age- Related Macular Degeneration 7th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 26, 2016, Clarkson Univ.

6. Lara Varden* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Our Drinking Water. Why We Should Care? 7th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 26, 2016, Clarkson Univ.

2015

Oral Presentations-2015:

  1. Sam Sprague* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. The Thermodynamics of Drug-Protein Interactions. 6th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 28, 2015, SUNY Potsdam


Poster Presentations-2015:

  1. Thomas Giffune* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Uptake by Heteropolymer Ferritin Causing Neuroferritinopathy. 6th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 28, 2015, SUNY Potsdam

  2. Britannia Smith* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Effect of Several Ionic Liquids on Human Serum Albumin. 6th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium (ACS), March 28, 2015, SUNY Potsdam

  3. Abigail Widrick* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Investigation of Iron Accumulation in Heteropolymer Ferritin Mutants Responsible for Neuroferritinopathy. North East 2015 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2015), June 10-13, Ithaca, College, Ithaca, NY

  4. Thomas Giffune* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Fluorescence and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Studies of NSAIDs Interactions with Serum Albumins. North East 2015 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2015), June 10-13, Ithaca, College, Ithaca, NY

  5. Britannia Smith* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Ionic Liquids Induce Structural Damage to Human Serum Albumin in Aqueous Media. North East 2015 Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2015), June 10-13, Ithaca, College, Ithaca, NY

  6. Sam Sprague* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. The Thermodynamics of Drug-Protein Interactions. The Learning and Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 15, 2015.

  7. Thomas Giffune* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Uptake by Heteropolymer Ferritin Causing Neuroferritinopathy. The Learning and Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 15, 2015.

  8. Britannia Smith* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Effect of Several Ionic Liquids on Human Serum Albumin. The Learning and Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 15, 2015.

2014

Oral Presentations-2014:

  1. Thomas Giffune and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Interaction of the the Antimalarial Drug Atovaquone with Human Serum Albumin. 5th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium. SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, April 26, 2014.


Poster Presentations-2014:

  1. Matthew Mehlenbacher and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. The Antimalarial Drug “Atovaquone” and Coenzyme Q10 Bind Equally to Saposin B. 22nd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, The Sagamore on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY, April 11-13, 2014.

  2. Matthew Melenbacher and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. The Antimalarial Drug “Atovaquone” and CoQ10 Bind Equally Well to Saposin B. 5th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium. SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, April 26, 2014.

  3. Sam Sprague and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. DSC as a Clinical Diagnostic Tool for Disease Detection. 5th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium. SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, April 26, 2014.

  4. Matthew Mehlenbacher, Xing Xin Liu, Artem Melman and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Calorimetric Studies of Nickel and Copper Binding to Oligo-Histidines. Learning & Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 23, 2014.

  5. Thomas Giffune and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Interaction of the the Antimalarial Drug Atovaquone with Human Serum Albumin. Learning & Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 23, 2014.

  6. Sam Sprague and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. DSC as a Clinical Diagnostic Tool for Disease Detection. Learning & Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 23, 2014.

  7. Britannia Smith and Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Ionic Liquids as Potential Solvents for Poorly water-Soluble Drugs. Learning & Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 23, 2014.

2013

Oral Presentations-2013:

  1. Matthew Mehlenbacher, Poli Maura, Paolo Arosio, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Iron Oxidation and Mineral Core Formation in Recombinant Heteropolymer Ferritins. Gordon Conference (Cell Biology of Metals) – Newport, RI (July 28- August 2, 2013)

  2. Matthew Mehlenbacher and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Oxidation and Deposition in Heteropolymer Human Ferritins. 4th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium. St Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY, April 20, 2013.

  3. Sean Atkinson, Justin R McNally, Paolo Arosio, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Examining Ferritin L-Subunit Mutations as a Cause for Neuroferritinopathy. Learning & Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 17, 2013

  4. Deneen Cole, Paolo Santambrogio, Sonia Levi and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Binding Studies of Hemin to Ferritin. Learning & Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 17, 2013

  5. Matthew Mehlenbacher and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Iron Oxidation and Deposition in Heteropolymer Human Ferritins. Learning & Research Fair, SUNY Potsdam, April 17, 2013


Poster Presentations-2013:

  1. Elise Abi Khalil, Diego Segond, Fadi Bou Abdallah, Mireille Kallassy Awad, Christina Nielsen-LeRoux, Didier Lereclus – Investigation of an Iron Regulated Leucine Rich Repeat Surface Protein (IlsA) from Bacillus cereus in iron uptake from ferritin and hemoproteins. Biometals 2012, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, July 15-19, 2013.

  2. Matthew Mehlenbacher and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. An ITC Study of Iron(II) and Zn(II) Interaction With Transferrin. 4th local CSTEP programs-17th Annual Career Exploration Symposium, St Lawrence University, Canton, NY, February 2, 2013.

  3. Matthew Mehlenbacher and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Structure-Function Relationship of two Heteropolymer Human Ferritins. 21st Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY, April 12-14, 2013.

  4. Deneen Cole and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Binding Studies of Hemin to Ferritin. 21st Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY, April 12-14, 2013.

  5. Matthew Mehlenbacher, Paolo Arosio and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Structure-Function Relationship of Heteropolymer Human Ferritins. 4th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium. St Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY, April 20, 2013.

  6. Sean Atkinson, Justin R McNally, Paolo Arosio, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Examining Ferritin L-Subunit Mutations as a Cause for Neuroferritinopathy. 4th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium. St Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY, April 20, 2013.

  7. Deneen Cole, Paolo Santambrogio, Sonia Levi and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Binding Studies of Hemin to Ferritin. 4th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium. St Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY, April 20, 2013.

2012

Poster Presentations-2012:

  1. Galina Melman Fadi Bou-Abdallah and Artem Melman. Gordon conference “Metals in medicine”, June 24-29, 2012, Andover NH – Role of Flavin Nucleotides in the Release of Iron Cations From Ferritin.

  2. Deneen Cole, Paolo Arosio, Sonia Levi, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Characterization of Iron Deposition in Recombinant Heteropolymer Ferritins.” American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)-Anchorage, Alaska,November 1-3, 2012.

  3. Sean T.Atkinson, Justin R. McNally, Paolo Arosio, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Characterization of heteropolymer ferritins responsible for a hereditary ferritinopathy disorder.” – 2012 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting, NERM 2012, September 30 – October 3, 2012, Rochester, NY.

  4. Sean T. Atkinson, Elise Abi Khalil, Diego segond, Mireille Kallassy Awad, Christina Nielsen LeRoux, Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Role of the Iron Regulated Leucine Rich Surface Protein (IlsA) in Iron.” Uptake and Release in Bacillus cereus – 2012 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting, NERM 2012, September 30-October 3, 2012, Rochester, NY.

  5. Matthew Mehlenbacher, Tyson Terpstra, Justin McNally, Shaina Byrne, Anne B. Mason, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Fe(II) and Zn(II) Binding to Transferrin and its Interaction with the Transferrin Receptor.” – 2012 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting, NERM 2012, September 30 – October 3, 2012, Rochester, NY.

2011

Oral Presentations-2011:

  1. Justin McNally* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Characterization of Several L-Ferritin Mutants that Cause Neuroferritinopathy. Presented at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Ithaca College, NY, April 2, 2011 (NCUR Booklet, P. 108, Sat 9:10-9:30 a.m.)

  2. Tyson Terpstra* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Iron Binding and Oxidation at the Trinuclear Ferroxidase Center of E. coli Bacterial Ferritin (EcFtnA), 2nd Annual Chemistry Research Symposium, Northern New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society, April 16, 2011, SUNY Potsdam

Poster Presentations-2011:

  1. Tyson Terpstra*and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Human Serum Transferrin Interaction with the Soluble Portion of the Receptor: An Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study. Presented at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Ithaca College, NY, March 31, 2011 (NCUR Booklet, P. 130, Tripod 18A)

  2. Tyson Terpstra* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; SUNY Potsdam; New Insights into the Odd Iron Oxidation Stoichiometry and the Role of the C-Site in E. Coli Bacterial Ferritin (EcFtnA). Presented at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Ithaca College, NY, March 31, 2011 (NCUR Booklet, P. 127, Tripod 20C)

  3. Justin McNally* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Rapid Release of Iron from Ferritin by BHT Chelate Ligands. Presented at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Ithaca College, NY, March 31, 2011 (NCUR Booklet, P. 131, Tripod 22A)

  4. Brenna Cooper*and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Characterization of Iron Oxidation and Mineral Core Formation in Recombinant Heteropolymer Ferritins. Presented at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Ithaca College, NY, April 1, 2011 (NCUR Booklet, P. 156, Tripod 15C)


Papers presented at the 2nd Annual Chemistry Research Symposium, Northern New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society, April 16, 2011, SUNY Potsdam:

  1. Terpstra Tyson* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah SUNY Potsdam; New Insights into the Odd Iron Oxidation Stoichiometry and the Role of the C-Site in E. Coli Bacterial Ferritin (EcFtnA).

  2. Tyson Terpstra*and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Human Serum Transferrin Interaction with the Soluble Portion of the Receptor: An Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study.

  3. Justin McNally* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Rapid Release of Iron from Ferritin by BHT Chelate Ligands.

  4. Justin McNally* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Characterization of Several L-Ferritin Mutants that Cause Neuroferritinopathy.

  5. Brenna Cooper*and Fadi Bou-Abdallah; Characterization of Iron Oxidation and Mineral Core Formation in Recombinant Heteropolymer Ferritins.

2010

Poster Presentations-2010:

  1. Justin McNally*, Xing Xin Liu, Artem Melman, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Oxygen Catalyzed Mobilization of Iron from Ferritin by Chelate Ligands. Poster presented at NERM2010, SUNY Potsdam, June 2-5, 2010

  2. Brenna Cooper*, Paolo Santambrogio, Sonia Levi, N. Dennis Chasteen, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. The Iron Oxidation Mechanism in Recombinant Heteropolymer Ferritins. Poster presented at NERM2010, SUNY Potsdam, June 2-5, 2010

  3. Banu Kandemir*, Ashley N. Steere, Anne B. Mason, N. Dennis Chasteen, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Interaction of the Human Serum Transferrin with its Receptor. Poster presented at NERM2010, SUNY Potsdam, June 2-5, 2010

  4. Adeola Awomolo*, Huidong Yang*, Mark Woodhall, Simon C. Andrews, N. Dennis Chasteen, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. “Iron Oxidation and Mineral Core Formation in the Non-Heme Escherichia coli Ferritin, EcFtnA”. Poster presented at NERM2010, SUNY Potsdam, June 2-5, 2010

  5. Justin McNally*, Huidong Yang*, Mohan Rajasekaran, Kim Watson, Simon Andrews, and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. Characterization of Metal Binding to EfeO, an Iron Transport Protein from Escherichia coli. Poster presented at NERM2010, SUNY Potsdam, June 2-5, 2010

  6. Fadi Bou-Abdallah, Justin McNally, Xing Xin Liu, Artem Melman. Iron chelation and oxidative stress: a controversial relationship. Paper presented at NERM2010, SUNY Potsdam, June 2-5, 2010

  7. Fadi Bou-Abdallah chaired a Symposium at NERM2010. Symposium Title: Metal Ions and Metalloproteins”; June 2-5, 2010.

  8. Justin McNally* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah. A look Into Our Iron Reserves: The Story of Ferritin and the Mechanism of Iron Uptake and Release. Poster presented at the Legislative Office Building in Albany New York, April 13, 2010. Justin McNally was one of two students who represented SUNY Potsdam at the “SUNY Undergraduates Shaping New York’s Future: A Showcase of Scholarly Posters” conference in Albany, NY.

2009

Poster Presentations-2009:

  1. Banu Kandemir*, Shaina Byrne, Anne B. Mason, N. Dennis Chasteenand Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Isothermal Titration Calorimetry of Human Serum Transferrin Interaction with the Soluble Portion of the Receptor”. Poster presented at the 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, August 16-20, 2009

  2. Adeola Awomolo*, Mark Woodhall, Simon Andrews, Dennis Chasteenand Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Insights into the Role(s) of the Unique Third C-site in Bacterial Ferritin EcFTnA”. Poster presented at the Northern New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society, 1st Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry Research Symposium, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, April 4th, 2009

  3. Banu Kandemir*, Shaina Byrne, Anne B. Mason, N. Dennis Chasteenand Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Isothermal Titration Calorimetry of Human Serum Transferrin Interaction with the Soluble Portion of the Receptor”. Talk and poster presented at the Northern New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society, 1st Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry Research Symposium, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, April 4th, 2009

  4. Gustavo Gonzales*,Paolo Santambrogio, Sonia Levi and Fadi Bou-Abdallah:“Mechanism of Iron Deposition and Oxidation in Recombinant Heteropolymer Ferritin”. Poster presented at the Northern New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society, 1st Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry Research Symposium, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, April 4th, 2009

2008

Poster Presentations-2008:

  1. B. Kandemir* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Insights into the Thermodynamics of human transferrin interaction with its receptor”. Poster presented at the 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-21, 2008

  2. Roy P. Planalp, Joon Cho and Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Iron Coordination Chemistry of Curcumin and metabolites” Paper presented at the 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-21, 2008

  3. Roy P. Planalp, Joon Cho and Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Iron Coordination Chemistry of Curcumin and metabolites” Paper presented at the Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), University of Vermont, VT, June 29 – July 2, 2008

  4. Banu Kandemir* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Thermodynamic analysis of human transferrin interaction with its receptor. An isothermal titration calorimetry study”. Poster presented at the North East Regional Sigma Xi Conference, April 19th, 2008, Cornell University, Ithaca,

  5. Adeola Awomolo* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Iron binding and oxidation at the trinuclear ferroxidase center of /E. Coli bacterial ferritin (EcFtnA)”. Poster presented at the North East Regional Sigma Xi Conference, April 19th, 2008, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  6. Hiba Iqteit* and Fadi Bou-Abdallah: “Characterization of iron oxidation, hydrolysis, and mineralization in heteropolymer ferritin of various H to L ratios”. Poster presented at the North East Regional Sigma Xi Conference, April 19th, 2008, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  7. Joon Cho, Daniel P. Kennedy, Fadi Bou-Abdallah, N. Dennis Chasteen, Roy P. Planalp: “Iron Coordination and Redox Chemistry of Curcuminoids” Poster presented at the 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008

  8. Fadi Bou-Abdallah and N. Dennis Chasteen: “Ferritins and Dps Proteins: Different Strategies for Iron Storage and Detoxification”. Poster presented at the Gordon conference: Oxygen Radicals, February 3-8, 2008, Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, CA


Poster Presentations-prior to 2008

  1. Joon Cho, Daniel P. Kennedy, Fadi Bou-Abdallah, N. Dennis Chasteen and Roy P. Planalp “Iron Coordination Chemistry of Curcumin” Poster presented at the Boston Regional Inorganic Colloquium (BRIC-14), University of Connecticut, July 28, 2007

  2. Bou-Abdallah, F. “Molecular Characterization and Structure-Activity Relationship of Metal Ion-Protein and Protein-Protein Interactions Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and Rapid Kinetics, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, 01 June 2006

  3. Bou-Abdallah, F. “Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC): Thermodynamic Characterization of “Metal Ion-Protein” and “Protein-Protein” Interactions”. Seminar presented at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, 07 April 2006, Burlington, VT, USA

  4. Bou-Abdallah, F. “Application of Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) to Study Metal Ions Binding to Proteins”. Two seminars presented at the departments of Chemistry at SUNY Potsdam, NY, and St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, USA, 05 April 2005

  5. Bou-Abdallah, F. “East Cost Iron Club meeting (ECIC)”. A round table discussion. 05 November 2004, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

  6. Bou-Abdallah, F. “Unique Iron Binding and Oxidation Properties of Human Mitochondrial Ferritin. A Comparative Analysis with Human H-Chain ferritin” Seminar presented at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Chemistry and Biochemistry department, 03 November 2004, Dartmouth, MA, USA

  7. Bou-Abdallah, F., Adinolfi, S., Pastore, A., Laue, T. M., and Chasteen, N. D. “The Iron Chemistry of Bacterial Frataxin (CyaY)” Poster and short talk presented at the Gordon Conference “Metals in Medicine“, 13-18 June 2004, Colby College, Waterville, ME, USA

  8. Bou-Abdallah, F., Levi, S., Arosio, P., Santambrogio, P., and Chasteen, N. D. “Unusual Iron Oxidation And Hydrolysis Chemistry of Human Mitochondrial Ferritin (MtF)” Poster presented at the Gordon Conference “Metals in Medicine“, 13-18 June 2004, Colby College, Waterville, ME, USA

  9. Six posters presented at the “International BioIron Society, World Congress an Iron Metabolism”, 4-9 May 2003, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA:a) Bou-Abdallah, F., Woodhall, M. R., Andrews, S. C., and Chasteen, N. D. “Exploring The Role of The C-Site in E. Coli Bacterial Ferritin (EcFtnA)”
    b) Chasteen, N. D., Bou-Abdallah, F., Arosio, P., Levi, S., and Janus-Chandler, C. “Defining The Sites of Zn(II) And Tb(III) Binding And Inhibition of Iron Uptake by Human Ferritins Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry”
    c) Bou-Abdallah, F., Adinolfi, S., Pastore, A., Laue, T. M., and Chasteen, N. D. “The Iron Chemistry of Bacterial Frataxin (CyaY)”
    d) Bou-Abdallah, F., Levi, S., Arosio, P., Santambrogio, P., and Chasteen, N. D. “Unusual Iron Oxidation And Hydrolysis Chemistry of Human Mitochondrial Ferritin (MtF)”
    e) Chasteen, N. D., Zhao, G., Arosio, P., Levi, S., Janus-Chandler, C., and Bou-Abdallah, F. “A New Pathway For Mineral Core Formation in Mammalian Apoferritin. The Role of Hydrogen Peroxide”
    f) Chasteen, N. D., Zhao, G., Arosio, P., Mayne, H. R., and Bou-Abdallah, F. “Origin of The Unusual Stopped-Flow Kinetics Profile of The Peroxodiferric Complex of Human H-Chain Ferritin”

  10. Bou-Abdallah, F., Zhao, G., Arosio, P., Levi, S., Janus-Chandler, C., and Chasteen, N. D. (2003) “A New Pathway For Mineral Core Formation in Mammalian Apoferritin. The Role of H2O2″. Paper presented at the “International BioIron Society, World Congress an Iron Metabolism”, 4-9 May 2003, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

  11. Bou-Abdallah, F., “Application of Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) to Metal Ions Binding to Proteins”. Seminar presented at the University of New Hampshire, department of Chemistry, 24 April 2003, Durham, NH, USA

  12. Bou-Abdallah, F., Arosio, P., Santambrogio, P., Yang, X., Janus-Chandler, C., and Chasteen, N. D. “Ferrous Ion Binding to Recombinant Human H-Chain Ferritin. An Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study”. Poster presented at the Gordon Conference “Metals in Medicine“, 21-26 July 2002, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, USA.

  13. Bou-Abdallah, F., Yang, X., Arosio, P., and Chasteen, N. D. “Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Measurements of Fe(II) and Zn(II) Binding to Recombinant H-Chain Apoferritins”. Poster presented at “The 30th American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting”, 24-27 June 2001, Durham, NH 03824, USA.

  14. Bou-Abdallah, F., El Hage Chahine, J. M., and Chasteen, N. D. “Iron Uptake and Release by Transferrins”. Poster presented at the “Inorganic Biochemistry Summer Workshop“, 29 July – 9 August 2000, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.

  15. Bou-Abdallah, F., and El Hage Chahine, J. M. (1999) “The Mechanism of Iron Release from Lactoferrin”. Paper presented at the “Premières rencontres du G.D.R. 1879″ 26-29 September 1999, Saint Jorioz, France.

  16. El Hage Chahine, J. M., Pakdaman, R., and Bou-Abdallah, F. “The in-vitro Mechanism of Iron Uptake by Transferrins”. Poster presented at the “Iron in Medicine and Biology workshop”,European Iron-Club, (1998), Utrecht, Holland.


* SUNY Potsdam Undergraduate Students