Faculty Profile

Princess U II Imoukhuede

Bioengineering
Princess U II Imoukhuede
Princess U II Imoukhuede
Assistant Professor
  • Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Bioengineering
  • Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
3235 Digital Computer Lab MC 278
1304 W. Springfield
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-2651

Affiliation

  • Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Bioengineering
  • Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Primary Research Area

  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Education

  • PhD, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, 2008
  • SB, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, 2012-
  • Affiliate, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 2012-
  • Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of Illinois, 2012-
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, 2008-2012

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Major Consulting Activities

  • Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Fluoro~Path, LLC 2015-

Research Statement

Dr. Imoukhuede's research applies systems biology to study clinically relevant questions in cancer and cardiovascular disease. The laboratory engineers fluorescent nanosensors that quantitatively characterize the vascular microenvironment and develops computational models that integrate those molecular and cellular data to inform on the processes occurring in vascular pathologies. These systems biology methods, experimental and computational, are used to predict the efficacy of angiogenic therapeutics and to identify novel drug targets and treatment schemes.

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is looking to fill a position at the Post-Doctoral Research Associate level in the research laboratory of Assistant Professor Princess Imoukhuede. This research laboratory employs systems biology to study tumor angiogenesis and vascular pathologies.

The hired Postdoc will be responsible for an interdisciplinary project developing computational models to characterize the tumor microenvironment in various cancers. Additionally, the hired Postdoc will be responsible for preparing publications. Some travel to scientific meetings to present research results will be required. The hired post-doc is expected to closely work with Assistant Professor Princess Imoukhuede in managing research activities in the lab and develop models while assisting students with research.

The hired Postdoc is expected to have a strong background in mathematics, computer science/engineering, and receptor biology, with an eagerness to solve biological problems. The hired Postdoc must have earned a Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as: Bioengineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics, or a related area before the date of joining and have at least 2-3 years experience in the following areas:

￿ Proteomics

￿ Statistics

￿ Programming languages (e.g., java, c/c++, sbml, Matlab)

Graduate Research Opportunities

We accept graduate student applications through the Department of Bioengineering and the Medical Scientist Training Program. We look for students with experience in molecular/cellular biology, biophysics/biophotonics, computer science/engineering, and/or mathematics.

Research Interests

  • membrane biology
  • tyrosine kinase receptors
  • nanosensors
  • fluorescence
  • computational modeling
  • systems biology
  • angiogenesis

Research Areas

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomolecular modeling
  • Biophotonics
  • Biophotonics angiogenesis
  • Cell and molecular engineering
  • Computational bioengineering
  • Fluorescence
  • Membrane biology
  • Nanosensors
  • Systems biology

Research Topics

  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Fang Y, Chen S, Imoukhuede PI (2017) Quantification of VEGF Receptors on Circulating Endothelial Cells, 1st Annual Bioengineering Graduate Student Symposium (Urbana, IL).
  • Chen S, Harley B, Imoukhuede PI (2017) Multiplexed quantification of angiogenic receptors on endothelial cells and glioblastoma xenografts via qFlow cytometry and Qdot-nanosensors, 3rd Annual Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Meeting at Washington University (St. Louis, MO).
  • Mamer S, Castleberry C, Imoukhuede P (2017) What's in a name? Would a growth factor by any other name bind VEGFRs just as strong?, Gordon Research Conference: Physical Science of Cancer (Galveston, TX)
  • Imoukhuede P (2016) qBio + cBio = sBio: Advancing Knowledge on Biomarkers, Drugs, & Disease, Midwestern Quantitative Biology (MidQBio) Seminar (Urbana, IL)
  • Imoukhuede P (2016) Computational Analysis of Growth Factor Regulation of Angiogenesis, Gordon Research Conference: Signal Transduction in Engineered Extracellular Matrices (Biddeford, ME)
  • Imoukhuede PI (2016) Quantitative + Computational Biology: Towards Directed Control of Neovascularization, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Weddell J, Chen S, Mamer S, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Merging Quantitative Experimental Biology and Computational Biology to Control Angiogenesis, NIH-NIDDK: Network of Minority Health Research Investigators Midwest Regional Meeting, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Ansari A, Chen S, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Enabling gentle and rapid spiral microfluidic-based cell isolation via flow rate, antibody, and buffer optimization. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference (Waikoloa, HI).
  • Weddell JC & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Integrative Meta-Modeling Ranks RTK Signaling and Identifies Connection Between Nuclear Translocation and Extracellular Ligand Concentrations. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  • Weddell JC & Imoukhuede P (2016) VEGFR1 Mediates Cell Migration through Activation of PI3K and PLCɣ. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  • Ansari A & Imoukhuede P (2016) Gentle Cell Capture and Release: PLL Stabilization of the Secondary Anchor Targeted Cell Release System. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede P (2016) Enabling multiplexed single-cell mapping of receptors via quantum dot (QD) nanosensors. International Vascular Biology Meeting. Boston, MA.
  • Mamer, SB, Wittenkeller A, Imoukhuede PI (2016) VEGF-A splice variants bind VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 with differential affinities. International Vascular Biology Meeting. Boston, MA.
  • Fang Y, Chen S, Ansari A, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Identifying Patient Responsiveness to Anti-Angiogenic Drug Through Angiogenic Biomarker Quantification. BMES Midwest Regional Conference (Champaign, IL).
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Quantum dot-enabled Quantitative Single-cell Proteomics. 4th Midwest Quantitative Biology Symposium. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Enabling Multiplexed Single-cell Measurement of Angiogenic Receptors via Quantum dot (QD) Nanosensors: A High-throughput Quantification Approach. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Weddell JC & Imoukhuede PI (2016) PI3K and PLCγ pathways regulate VEGF-A--VEGFR1-mediated cell migration. Biomedical Engineering Society. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Weddell JC & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Meta-modeling reveals that tyrosine kinase receptor signaling is primarily directed by endocytic vesicles, late endosomes, and the nucleus. Biomedical Engineering Society. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Ansari A, Chen S, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Towards fast & gentle cell isolation: integrating microfluidics & Secondary Anchor Targeted Cell Release. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mamer S, Wittenkeller A, Imoukhuede P (2016) Pro- and Anti-angiogenic VEGF-A Splice Variants Bind VEGFRs with Differential Affinities. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Weddell J, Imoukhuede P (2016) Meta-Modeling Reveals that Tyrosine Kinase Receptor Signaling is Primarily Directed by Endocytic Vesicles, Late Endosome, and the Nucleus. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Weddell J, Imoukhuede P (2016) PI3K and PLCγ Pathways Regulate VEGF-A--VEGFR1-Mediated Cell Migration. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kumar D, Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2016) Trypsin Upregulates Membrane PDGFR Localization. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Erstling J, Jensen C, Schad S, Wall M, Mamer S, Chen S, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Quantifying Quantum Dot Nanosensor Binding Affinities to Angiogenic Receptors via SPR-Based Assay. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Enabling Multiplexed Single-cell Measurement of Angiogenic Receptors via Quantum dot (QD) Nanosensors: A High-throughput Quantification Approach. Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care through Genomics. Rochester, MN.
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Towards precision medicine: enabling multiplexed single-cell mapping of angiogenic receptors via quantum dot (QD) nanosensors. Global Engage 2nd Digital Pathology Congress. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Enabling high-throughput single-cell quantification of angiogenic receptors via quantum dot (QD) nanosensors. 14th Annual CNST Nanotechnology Workshop. Urbana, IL.
  • Ansari A & Imoukhuede PI (2016) Titration of PLL Stabilizes Cellular Environment of Secondary Anchor Targeted Cell Release System. 14th Annual CNST Nanotechnology Workshop. Urbana, IL.
  • Ansari A & Imoukhuede PI (2016) A Method of Targeted Cell Isolation via Glass Surface Functionalization. Midwestern Quantitative Biology (MidQBio). Urbana, IL.
  • Yadavalli B, Schultheis K, Patel R, Ansari A, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Optimizing flow rate and Surface Components for the SATCR System. ResearcHStart Symposium. Chicago, IL.
  • Schultheis K, Patel R, Ansari A, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Optimization and calibration of a microfluidic device for clinical pathology. Illinois Summer Research Symposium. Urbana, IL
  • Erstling J, Mamer, S, Chen S, Jensen C, Schad S, Wall M, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Quantification of binding affinities between quantum dot nanosensors and angiogenic receptors via surface plasmon resonance-based assay. Illinois Summer Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Al-Qadi K, Chen S, Ansari A, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Surface Receptor Quantification on Isolated Cells. Illinois Summer Research Symposium. Urbana, IL
  • Grubb N, Weddell JC, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Confirming computational models of anti-angiogenic treatments with enzyme linked immunosorbent assays. Illinois Summer Research Symposium. Champaign, IL.
  • Schultheis K, Patel R, Ansari A, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Calibration and optimization of a microfluidic device for clinical pathology. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL
  • Palasz A, Mamer SB, Imoukhuede PI (2016) Computational Modeling of Generalized RTK Dimerization Kinetics. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Research Symposium (Urbana, IL).
  • Chen S, Guo X, Imarenezor O, Imoukhuede P (2015) Quantification of PDGFRs on Fibroblasts Reveals Serum, Intra-Family Ligand, and Cross-Family Ligand Regulation, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (Tampa, FL)
  • Rosch D, Imoukhuede P (2015) Teambuilding & Leadership Interventions Improve Undergraduate Bioengineering Students’ Leadership Self-Construal, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (Tampa, FL)
  • Imoukhuede PI (2015) Predicting Tumor Response by Integrating Quantitative VEGFR1 Profiling with Kinetic Modeling, Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA)
  • Weddell J, Imoukhuede P (2015) Systems Biology and Angiogenesis: Developing Integrative Models of VEGFR1 Activation in Hypoxic Environments, NIH-NIDDK: Network of Minority Health Research Investigators 13th Annual Workshop (Bethesda, MD)
  • Mamer S & Imoukhuede P (2015) Identification and Quantification of Novel VEGF-PDGF Cross-Family Binding. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Mamer S & Imoukhuede P (2015) Computational Modeling of Generalized RTK Dimerization. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Wittenkeller A, Mamer S, Imoukhuede P (2015) VEGF-A Splice Variants Bind VEGFR2 with Differential Affinities. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Weddell J & Imoukhuede P (2015) Integrative Modeling Identifies VEGFR1 as an Essential Regulator of VEGF‐Induced Migration. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Ansari A & Imoukhuede P (2015) Secondary Anchor Targeted Cell Release Integrated Spiral Mixer for the Selective Isolation of Cell Types. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede P (2015) Quantitation of angiogenic receptor levels and heterogeneity in fibroblasts-endothelial co-culture. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2015) Fixation Affects Angiogenic Receptor Levels on Endothelial Cells and Fibroblasts, in vitro. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Schultheis K, Sridharan A, Ansari A, Imoukhuede P (2015) Optimizing Cell Capture Via Surface Functionalization. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • White R, Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2015) Towards multiplexed quantitative flow cytometry: optimizing nanosensor binding saturation. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Mathias B, Guo X, Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2015) Characterization of microvascular endothelial cell-fibroblast co-culture: quantifying receptors & sprouting. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • White R, Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2015) Towards multiplexed quantitative flow cytometry: optimizing nanosensor binding saturation. Council on Undergraduate Research: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium. Arlington, VA.
  • Chen S & Imoukhuede P (2015) Quantitative profiling of angiogenic receptors on human dermal fibroblasts. International Year of Light Workshop. Urbana, IL.
  • Guo X, Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2015) Fibroblasts-endothelial co-culture and its surface receptor quantification. Vasculata. Charlottesville, VA.
  • Naumovski V, Ansari A, Imoukhuede P (2015) Optimization of a secondary anchor targeted cell release microfluidic device. Illinois Summer Research Symposium. Champaign, IL.
  • Ezzat A, Ansari A, Imoukhuede P (2015) Using Western Blots Technique to Study Cancer Cell Behavior. Nano@Illinois Summer RET Symposium. Champaign, IL.
  • Weddell JC & Imoukhuede P (2015) Developing mechanistic models of adapter-receptor interactions to predict cell response. Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • Mamer S & Imoukhuede P (2015) Quantitative and Computational Analysis of Novel VEGF-PDGF Cross-family Binding Kinetics in Angiogenic Cell Signaling. Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology 13th Annual Workshop. Urbana, IL.
  • Imarenezor O, Guo C, Imoukhuede P (2015) Levels of Cell Confluence Influence PDGFR-alpha and PDGFR-beta Angiogenic Receptor cell Surface Localization. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Imoukhuede PI (2014) Systems Biology: Merging Experiment with Computation, Frontiers in Bioengineering Symposium (Urbana, IL)
  • Storm A, Woods W, Imoukhuede P (2014) Examining The Partitioning Of Angiogenic Receptors In Vitro. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Guo X, Imarenezor O, Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2014) PDGFRα and PDGFRβ Cell Surface Levels Are Positively Correlated with Cell Confluency In Vitro. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Ansari AA, Imoukhuede PI (2014) Novel Tunable Functionalized Surface for the Isolation of Tumor Associated Cells. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Weddell J, Kwack J, Masud A, Imoukhuede P (2014) Quantitative Analysis of Hemodynamics in a Novel Standardized Geometry Reveals Inconsistencies between Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Constitutive Models. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Chen S, Imoukhuede P (2014) Quantitative Profiling of Angiogenic Receptors on Human Dermal Fibroblasts. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Mamer S, Imoukhuede PI (2014) Quantification of VEGF/PDGF Ligand-Receptor Kinetics using Surface Plasmon Resonance. North American Vascular Biology Organization Vasculata. Seattle, WA
  • Chen S., Imoukhuede PI (2014) Quantification of platelet-derived growth factor receptors on human dermal fibroblasts using high-throughput flow cytometry. North American Vascular Biology Organization Vasculata. Seattle, WA
  • Ansari, A.A., Imoukhuede PI (2014) Engineering a Novel Capture and Release Method for Isolating Cells from Cell Mixtures. North American Vascular Biology Organization Vasculata. Seattle, WA
  • Weddell, JC, Kwack, JH, Masud, A, Imoukhuede P (2014) Quantitative characterization of membrane VEGFR heterogeneity to predict anti-angiogenic therapy efficacy. North American Vascular Biology Organization Vasculata. Seattle, WA.
  • Lee Montiel FM, Imoukhuede PI (2014) Systems Biology and Angiogenesis: Engineering Nanosensors and Calibration Standards for Angiogenic Receptor Mapping. National Institutes of Health Network of Minority Health Research Investigators 12th Annual Workshop. Bethesda, MD.
  • Mamer S., Imoukhuede PI. (2014) Quantitative Analysis and Computational Modeling of PDGFR-VEGFR Crosstalk. CMMB IGERT and M-CNTC Annual Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Mathias B, Guo X, Imarenzor O, Imoukhuede P (2014) Quantitative Flow Cytometry of Angiogenic Growth Factor Receptors in the EA.hy926 Cell Line. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Kumar D, Imoukhuede P (2014) Quantification of Gene Expression in Angiogenic Receptors and Ligands using qPCR. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Kumar M, Cowman T, Mamer, S, Imoukhuede P (2014) Quantitative Analysis and Computational Modeling of PDGFR-VEGFR Crosstalk. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Storm A, Woods, W, Imoukhuede P (2014) Methods of Investigating the Subcellular Localization of VEGFR-3 in HUVECs. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Weddell J, Kwack J, Masud A, Imoukhuede P (2013) Interpreting the effect of heterogeneity and hemodynamics on tumor angiogenesis using a multi-scale model of anti-angiogenic therapy. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Seattle, WA.
  • Conard G, Gupta P, Parkin JM, Imoukhuede P (2014) Quantitative Flow Cytometry Analysis of Angiogenic Growth Factor Receptors. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.
  • Imoukhuede PI (2013) Advancing computational modeling and quantitative receptor profiling of vascular pathologies, Frontiers in Systems Biology, Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA)
  • Lee Montiel FM, Imoukhuede PI (2013) Advancing quantum dot nanosensors and calibration beads for quantitative cellular profiling. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Seattle, WA
  • Gupta PK, Conard G, Parkin J Montiel, FL, Imoukhuede P (2013) Quantitative Flow Cytometry Analysis of Angiogenic Growth Factor Receptors. Biomedical Engineering Society National Meeting. Seattle, WA.
  • Braswell S, Imoukhuede PI (2013) Linking Mechanobiology & Cellular Heterogeneity in Angiogenesis. UIUC: Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Workshop. Urbana, IL.
  • Lee Montiel FM, Imoukhuede PI (2013) Engineering quantum dot calibration beads for the profiling of cellular heterogeneity. UIUC: Postdoctoral Symposium Beckman Institute. Urbana IL.
  • Lee Montiel FM, Imoukhuede PI (2013) Engineering Quantum Dot Calibration Beads for the Profiling of Cellular Heterogeneity. Georgia Tech: Frontiers in Systems and Synthetic Biology (FSSB13). Atlanta, GA.
  • Lee Montiel FM, Imoukhuede PI (2012) Engineering a multiplex biosensor for the quantification of cell receptors in mammalian cells. UIUC: Biophotonics Summer School. Urbana, IL.
  • Weddell J, Kwack J, Masud A, Imoukhuede P (2013) A Multi-Scale Model of Tumor Angiogenesis & the Effect of Heterogeneity & Hemodynamics on Anti-Angiogenic Therapy. Georgia Tech: Frontiers in Systems and Synthetic Biology (FSSB13). Atlanta, GA.
  • Lee Montiel FM, Imoukhuede PI (2012) Engineering a multiplex biosensor for the quantification of cell receptors in mammalian cells. UIUC: BioSensing BioActuation BioNanotechnology Summer Institute. Urbana, IL.
  • Imoukhuede PI (2012) Systems Biology in Angiogenesis. Minority Faculty Development Workshop. Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA.
  • Imoukhuede P, Dokun A, Annex B, Popel A (2011) Quantification of VEGF Receptor Expression in Hindlimb Skeletal Muscle under Normal and Ischemic States, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, (Hartford, CT)
  • Imoukhuede PI Popel AS (2011) Quantitative Characterization of Endothelial VEGF Receptors. NAVBO Workshops in Vascular Biology. Hyannis, MA.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Popel AS (2011) Quantitative Experimental Characterization of Angiogenic Receptors for Systems Biology. Multiscale Modeling Consortium Systems Biology Meeting. Bethesda, MD.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Popel AS (2011) Quantifying the basal and pathological surface expression of VEGFRs on endothelial cells. Gordon Research Conference. Newport, RI.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Popel AS (2009) Determination of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor balance on human macrovascular and microvascular endothelial cells. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Cardiovascular Diversity Research Supplement Awardee Session. Orlando, FL.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Popel AS (2009) Quantifying the surface density of receptors regulating angiogenesis. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Popel AS (2009) Endothelial cell surface density of angiogenic receptors. Merck Research Laboratories. West Point, PA.
  • Pantoja R, Srinivasan R, Moss FJ, Kadambi S, Imoukhuede PI, Lester HA (2009) Characterizing nicotine induced α4* nAChR upregulation with fluorescence microscopy. Biophysical Society National Meeting. Boston, MA.
  • Imoukhuede PI (2008) Quantitative fluorescence reveals novel protein-protein interactions and transporter density on vesicles, Merck Research Laboratories (Boston, MA)
  • Imoukhuede PI, Moss FJ, Michael DJ, Chow RH, Lester HA (2008). Ezrin mediates tethering of the γ-aminobutyric acid transporter GAT1 to actin filaments via a C-terminal PDZ interacting domain. Merck Research Laboratories. West Point, PA.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Moss FJ, Michael DJ, Chow RH, Lester HA (2007). Trafficking and lateral mobility of the γ-aminobutyric acid transporter, GAT1, visualized using FRAP and TIRF. Biophysical Society National Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
  • Drenan RM, Nashmi R, Imoukhuede PI, Just H, Lester HA (2007) Subcellular trafficking, pentameric assembly and subunit stoichiometry of neuronal nicotinic ACh receptors containing fluorescently labeled α6 and β3 subunits. Emerging Frontiers in Basic Research and Clinical Science. San Diego, CA.
  • Moss FJ, Imoukhuede PI, Jankowsky JL, Hu, J., Quick M, Michael DJ, Chow R, Lester HA (2006) GAT1: Fluorescent constructs reveal motifs for correct transporter trafficking and dimerization, and reveal its lateral mobility. The GABAergic System. Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Moss FJ, Michael DJ, Chow RH, Lester HA (2006). Quantifying the dynamics of the γ-aminobutyric acid transporter, GAT1, at the membrane surface and the GAT1 vesicle with confocal microscopy and total internal refection fluorescence microscopy. American Society for Cell Biology National Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Moss FM, Imoukhuede PI, Jankowsky JL, Lester HA (2005). Fluorescent mGAT1 constructs for correct trafficking & dimerization, Society for Neuroscience National Meeting. Washington, DC.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Moss FJ, Jankowsky JL, Lester HA (2005). Fluorescent mGAT1 constructs for correct trafficking and dimerization, National Institute of Drug Abuse: Frontiers in Addiction Research. Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Moss FJ, Jankowsky JL, Lester HA (2005). Fluorescent mGAT1 constructs for correct trafficking and dimerization, Kavli Nanoscience Institute Symposium. Pasadena, CA: Kavli Nanoscience Institute.
  • Imoukhuede PI, Crumpler ET, Langer R (2000). Oxidation and biotinylation of the 2,3 positions of iodo-γ-cyclodextrin, American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Francisco, CA: American Chemical Society.
  • Crumpler ET, Venkataraman G, Imoukhuede PI, Langer R (2000). Design of tasp-based non-viral delivery vectors: Template assembled porating peptides, American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  • Crumpler ET, Imoukhuede P, Kitchens K, Keawphalouk M, Landa J, Langer R (1999) Controlled release of 9 chloro-2-methylellipticinium acetate from a biodegradable polymer: release kinetics, in vitro, and in vivo effects on cellular growth, American Chemical Society National Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Patents

  • Morales, R., Sherin, R.S., Imoukhuede, P.I.U., Burke, D., Gomez, M., Ramirez, D.L., Castaneda, A. (2003). Construction set for building structures (A63H 033/08 ed, U.S. Patent 6,641,453). United States of America: Academy of Applied Science.

Teaching Honors

  • Rose Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering (04/24/17)
  • List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students, Center for Teaching Excellence, UIUC (Fall 2014)
  • Collins Fellow, The Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, College of Engineering, UIUC (05/2013)

Research Honors

  • Young Innovator, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (2015)
  • Basic Science Research Award, NIH-NIDDK (2015)
  • Travel Award, American Society of Nephrology (2015)
  • Travel Award, NIH NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators (NMRI) (2014)
  • Poster Award, NSF Minority Faculty Development Workshop (2012)
  • Poster Award, Gordon Conference in Angiogenesis (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Professional Development and Enrichment Award, FASEB (2011)