Name: Camille A.M. Webster, MSc.; PhD Student
College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Concentration: Environmental Toxicology
Institution: Florida A&M University.
The research interests that I have pursued include waste management and cancer
chemoprevention. In waste management, I have investigated the effect of a component,
chitosan, in blue crab shell waste as a potential antimicrobial agent on maize plants.
My current research focuses on the chemoprevention of curcumin, from the plant Curcuma
longa, on triple negative breast cancer cells (TNBC) (MDA-MB231). The research aims to
identify the genetic association and the proteins responsible for the proliferation of TNBC
tumors in breast cancer in African american women.
1. Webster, C., Onokpise, O., Abazinge, M., Muchovej, J., Johnson, E., and Louime, C. (2014). Turning waste into usable products: A case study of extracting chitosan from blue crab. American Journal of Environmental Sciences 10 (4): 357-362. Accepted 06/24/2014.
2. Masters Thesis (2007) – “ The Extraction and Use of Blue Crab Chitosan as an Antimicrobial Agent for Seed Treatment”
3. Webster C, Holness N. (1998) “Identifying Features for Important Trees at Hope Gardens”. Published by the Louis Fred Kennedy Environmental Foundation, Kingston Jamaica.
Peer Reviewed Publications:
1. Webster, C., Onokpise, O., Abazinge, M., Muchovej, J., Johnson, E., and Louime, C. The effect of chitosan on maize seeds innoculated with Pythium aphanidermatum and Cochliobolus heterostrophus. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. Accepted with major corrections – Under peer review; 06/20/2016.
Organizations and Affiliations:
1. Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society- Gamma Zeta Chapter- Florida A&M University
2. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
3. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS)
4. Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Program (FGLSAMP)- Florida A&M University.
5. Environmental Sciences Student Organization – Florida A & M University.