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Accomplishments by Nitika Parmar

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "TCTP as a Regulator of mTOR Signaling." with L. Milbrandt and S. Kennedy. Poster delivered at CSUPERB Annual Symposium. Anaheim. Jan 4, 2013.
  • "Over-expression of Mutant Rheb Proteins and mTOR Signaling." with D. Teran and W. Akberzie. Poster delivered at CSUPERB Annual Symposium. Anaheim, CA. Jan 4, 2013.
  • "Over-expression of Mutant Rheb Proteins and mTOR Signaling." with L. Milbrandt. Poster delivered at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Conference. CSUCI. Nov 17, 2012.
  • "TCTP Silencing and mTOR Signaling." with D. Teran, W. Akberzie, and S. Kennedy. Poster delivered at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) Annual Meeting. CSUCI. Nov 17, 2012.
  • "TCTP-Role in mTOR Signaling." with L. Milbrandt. Poster delivered at Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual Meeting. Seattle, OR. Oct 13, 2012.
  • "Transient Silencing of TCTP Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference." with L. Milbrandt. Paper delivered at CSU Student Research Competition. Long Beach, May 8, 2012.
  • "TCTP as a Regulator of Rheb: Impact on mTOR Signaling." with M. Grabiak and J. Cortez. Poster delivered at American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Annual Meeting. San Diego. Apr 21, 2012.
  • "TCTP Silencing: Impact on mTOR Signaling." with J. Cortez, M. Grabiak, and L. Milbrandt. Poster delivered at National Council on Undergraduate Research. Ogden, UT. Mar 29, 2012.

Publications:

  • "Developing Cultural Literacy in the STEM Disciplines." with J. Balen, N. Deans, B. Gillespie, B. Rasnow, and C. Wyels. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education. Vol. 8 No. 1 2012 Oct 10, 2012. 1-19. (https://www.wtamu.edu/journal/volume-8-number-1.aspx)

Other Activities:

  • CSUPERB Faculty Travel Grant. CSUPERB. 1500.00. 2012.

2011

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Isolation and Identification of Novel Bioplastic Producing Microbial Species." with P. Singh. Poster delivered at American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting,. New Orleans, LA. May 15, 2011.
  • "Bioplastics: Isolation and Identification of Novel Biodegradable Plastic Producing Microbial Species." with P. Singh. Poster delivered at 3rd Annual SAGE Faculty Student Research Forum. CSU, Channel Islands. May 7, 2011.
  • "Natural Oils as Cancer Suppressors." with S. Majeno and K. Belicove. Poster delivered at 25th Annual CSU Student Research Competition. Fresno, CA. May 7, 2011.
  • "Silencing of the Rheb Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference." with A. Bonneau. Poster delivered at 3rd Annual SAGE Faculty Student Research Forum. CSU, Channel Islands. May 7, 2011.
  • "Double Knockdown of the Rheb Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference." with A. Bonneau. Poster delivered at American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Annual Meeting. Washington DC. Apr 24, 2011.
  • "Managing the Learning Environment: Strengthening Student Engagement." Paper delivered at 14th Annual California State University Symposium on University Teaching. CSU, Channel Islands, Apr 21, 2011.

Other Activities:

  • CSUPERB Faculty Travel Grant. CSUPERB. 1500.00. 2011.

2010

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Bioplastics: Isolation and Characterization of Novel Biodegradable Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) Producing Microbial Species." with P. Singh. Poster delivered at CSU Biotechnology Symposium. Orange, CA. Jan 7, 2011.
  • "Effects of TCTP Over-expression in Bacteria." with A. Mukim, S. Deshmukh, and M. Grabiak. Poster delivered at CSU Biotechnology Symposium. Orange, CA. Jan 7, 2011.
  • "Natural Oils as Cancer Suppressors." with S. Majeno. Poster delivered at CSU Biotechnology Symposium. Orange, CA. Jan 7, 2011.
  • "Double Knockdown of the Rheb Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference." with A. Bonneau. Poster delivered at CSU Biotechnology Symposium. Orange, CA. Jan 7, 2011.
  • "Genomics Analysis & Technology." with S. Sharp. Panel discussion at CSUPERB Biotech Symposium. Orange, CA, Jan 6, 2011.
  • "Isolation and Characterization of Novel Bioplastic-Producing Bacteria." with P. Singh. Poster delivered at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2010. Malibu, CA. Nov 20, 2010.
  • "Natural Oils as Cancer Suppressors." with S. Majeno. Poster delivered at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2010. Malibu, CA. Nov 20, 2010.
  • "Effects of Recombinant TCTP Overexpression in E. coli." with A. Mukim, S. Deshmukh, and M. Grabiak. Poster delivered at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2010. Malibu, CA. Nov 20, 2010.
  • "Silencing of the Rheb Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference." with A. Bonneau. Poster delivered at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2010. Malibu, CA. Nov 20, 2010.
  • "Stem Cells- A Boon or Bane?." Guest lecture at the Camarillo Senior Center, Town Meets Gown event. Sep 18, 2010.
  • "Improving Communication Skills with Improvisation." Presented to Faculty Development Office. CSU Channel Islands. Sep 17, 2010.
  • "Poster presented at the HSI-STEM (Hispanic Serving Institution) Summer Program Reception." Presented to CSU Channel Islands. Camarillo, CA. Jun 27, 2010.
  • "Poster presented at the President's Annual Celebration of Excellence (ACE)." Presented to CSU Channel Islands. Camarillo, CA. May 5, 2010.
  • "Posters presented at the 24th Annual CSU statewide Research Competition." Presented to San Jose. State University. Apr 30, 2010.

Publications:

  • "Isolation and Characterization of Two Novel PHB-Producing Bacteria." with P. Singh. African Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 10 No. 24 Jun 6, 2011. 4907-4919.
  • "Rheb G-Proteins and the Activation of mTORC1." with F. Tamanoi. The Enzymes, Vol. 27. Edited by M. Hall and F. Tamanoi. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2010. 39-56.

Other Activities:

  • CME Award for Multicultural Engagement. Center for Multicultural Engagement, CSU Channel Islands. 2011.
  • President's Summer Fellowship. CSU Channel Islands. 2010.
  • Provost's Faculty Resource Funds Award. CSUCI. 2010.
  • SAGE Faculty Research Mentor Award. CSU Channel Islands. 2010.
  • "Isolation and Identification of Novel Bioplastic Producing Bacteria." CSU Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Seed Grant, CSUPERB. 2010.
  • UNIV498 Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Award.. CSU Channel Islands. 2010.
  • IRA Award. CSU Channel Islands. 2010.

2009

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Silencing of the Rheb Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference." with A. Bonneau. Poster delivered at CSUPERB Annual Symposium, 2010. Santa Clara. Jan 9, 2010.
  • "Screening for Novel Regulators of Adipogenesis: A Chemical Screen for Identifying Inhibitors and Activators of Fat Cell Formation." with G. Gibson and S. Pehrson. Poster delivered at CSUPERB Annual Symposium, 2010. Santa Clara. Jan 9, 2010.
  • "Bioplastics: Isolation and Identification of Novel Biodegradable Plastic." with P. Singh and A. Paden. Poster delivered at CSUPERB Annual Symposium, 2010. Santa Clara. Jan 9, 2010.
  • "Scaling Up what works in Laboratory Experiences." Presented to CSUPERB. Santa Clara. Jan 9, 2010.
  • "Silencing Genomes Workshop." Presented to Cold Spring Harbor Lab. CSU, Dominguez Hills. Jun 9, 2009.
  • "Teaching Multicultural Perspectives." with J. Balen. Presented to Center for Multicultural Engagement. CSU Channel Islands. May 26, 2009.
  • "Study of the Rheb2 Protein." Presented to MS Biotechnology Program. California State University Channel Islands. May 17, 2009.
  • "Faculty-Student Collaborative Research presentation at the Annual Celebration of Excellence." Presented to CI. CSU Channel Islands. May 14, 2009.
  • "Screening for Modulators of Adipogenesis." with S. Pehrson and D. Cantero. Poster delivered at CSUCI Faculty Student Research Forum. CSU Channel Islands. May 9, 2009.
  • "Over-expression and Purification of Mammalian TCTP." with A. Lloyd and Y. Payes. Poster delivered at CSUCI Faculty Student Research Forum. CSU Channel Islands. May 9, 2009.
  • "Chemical Screening of Natural Plant Extracts for Inhibition of Cellular Growth." with T. Brown, M. Grabiak, M. Karta, and S. Pehrson. Poster delivered at CSUCI Faculty Student Research Forum. CSU Channel Islands. May 9, 2009.
  • "Silencing of the Rheb Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference." with A. Bonneau. Poster delivered at CSUCI Faculty Student Research Forum. CSU Channel Islands. May 9, 2009.

Publications:

  • "Production and Characterization of a Highly Specific and Potent Antibody Capable of Detecting Endogenous RhebL1 Protein in Mammalian Tissues and Cell Lines." with A. Bonneau. Journal of Biotech Research. Vol. 2, March 2010. 21-33. (http://btsjournals.com/default.aspx)

Other Activities:

  • Silencing of the Rheb Gene in Mammalian Cells Using RNA Interference. with A. Bonneau. CSU Student Research Competition. CSULA. Apr 28, 2009.
  • SAGE Faculty Research Mentor Award. SAGE Publications, CSU Channel Islands. 2009.
  • Panelist. Academic Research Infrastructure - Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R2) review panel. 2009.

2008

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Chemical Screening of Natural Plant Extracts for mTOR Inhibitors." with T. Brown, M. Karta, and S. Pehrson. Poster delivered at CSUPERB Annual Symposium. Los Angeles, CA. Jan 16, 2009.
  • "Faculty-Student Collaborative Research presentation at the Annual Celebration of Excellence." Presented to CSUCI. CSUCI. May 9, 2008.

Other Activities:

  • UNIV498 Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Award. CSUCI. 2009.
  • UNIV498 Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Award. CSUCI. 2008.
  • "Stem cell training program in Stem Cell Technology and Laboratory Management." with C. Wang and R. Honigmann. CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Training Grant, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. $1.73 million. 2008.
  • "Establishment of a Biotechnology Training Center." with S. Baxter. Small Business Administration earmark grant, CSUPERB. $280,000. 2008.
  • Nominated for Maximus Outstanding Faculty Award. CSUCI. 2008.

2006

Other Activities:

  • "Functional Analysis of Rheb2 Protein." Faculty Development MiniGrant, California State University Channel Islands. $6600. 2006.