May 25, 2012
From: Laura J. Woodard, Director of Media Relations
ULM pharmacy student receives MALTO award
College of Pharmacy graduate student Fathy Behery was recently awarded the Robert A. Magarian Outstanding Student Podium Presentation Award. This highly-competitive award is the best podium presentation of the MALTO meeting as evaluated by participating faculty. Behery was presented a plaque and a $300 check.
Fathy Behery was recently awarded the Robert A. Magarian Outstanding Student Podium Presentation Award.
Created in 1974, MALTO began with the concept of a miniature medicinal chemistry meeting at which students could have the opportunity to present their research to their peers and mentors. Thirty nine years later, the MALTO Medicinal Chemistry Pharmacognosy annual meetings continue to provide a place for inspiration, networking, and concept sharing among individuals with medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, and related research interests in the broader Gulf South/Mid-South regions.
"This is a clear indication of the excellence and competitiveness of ULM medicinal chemistry faculty and students. Medicinal chemistry faculty, Fathy's graduate committee members and the entire Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty take a great credit share of this achievement," said Khalid El Sayed, ULM Associate Professor-Natural Products/Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy.
Behery’s topic of his presentation was "Tocotrienol electrophilic substitution products as breast cancer proliferation and migration inhibitory leads." His graduate committee members were Drs. Paul Sylvester, Ronald Hill, Seetherama Jois, and Amal Kaddoumi.
For information about MALTO and its history, please visit http://www.ulm.edu/pharmacy/malto.html.