August 2, 2019 | Hilton Jackson, Jackson, Miss

“Mentoring: Guidance along the Yellow Brick Road from Bunkie, LA to Endowed Chair at Louisiana State University”


Professor Isiah Warner is an analytical/materials chemist with more than 360 refereed publications and a dozen acquired or pending patents. He has particular expertise in the area of fluorescence spectroscopy, where his research has focused for more than 40 years. He is considered one of the world’s experts in analytical spectroscopy. For example, from 1992 to 2016, he was the corresponding author in the highly cited biannual reviews on “Molecular Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, and Chemiluminescence Spectrometry” for the journal, Analytical Chemistry.

Over the past 20 years, he has also maintained a strong research effort in the areas of organized media, separation science, and more recently in the area of ionic liquid chemistry, particularly as applied to solid phase materials for applications in materials science and nanomaterials. He has also conducted educational research that focuses on mechanisms for maintaining and enhancing student education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), with a particular focus on encouraging under-represented students (women and minorities) to pursue terminal degrees in STEM.

Dr. Warner was recently recognized as 2016 SEC Professor of the Year, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016), Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2017), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2017), and Nature Mentor of the Year (2019). He is Phillip W. West Professor of Chemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at LSU, and has achieved the highest professorial rank in the LSU system, i.e. Boyd Professor. He has chaired sixty-five doctoral theses and is currently supervising seven others. More than half of his doctoral students are women and more than a third are under-represented minorities.

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The 2019 Mississippi IDeA Conference will be held at Hilton Jackson, Jackson, MS. The address is 1001 East County Line Road, Jackson, MS 39211. To place a reservation for the conference you can call (602) 957-2800 and provide the reservationist with the group code: INBRE8. You can also follow this link to place your reservation directly under the block at a conference rate of $119.00 per night. The block will close on July 12th, 2019 or once the block is full.

Mohamed Elasri, Ph.D., Mississippi INBRE Director, The University of Southern Mississippi

John Hall, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Cardiorenal & Metabolic Disease Research Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Soumyajit Majumdar, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Natural Products Neuroscience, University of Mississippi

Stephen Pruett, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Pathogen-Host Interactions, Mississippi State University

Jane Reckelhoff, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center

James Wilson, M.D., CTR Director, Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mohamed Elasri, Ph.D., Director, Mississippi INBRE, The University of Southern Mississippi


Caroline Iverson, Research Support Liaison, Mississippi INBRE

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Mary Ann McRaney, Network Coordinator, Mississippi INBRE

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Ashley Young, Administrative Specialist, Mississippi INBRE

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Where is the meeting?

The 2019 Mississippi IDeA Conference will be held at Hilton Jackson, Jackson, Miss. The physical address is 1001 East County Line Road, Jackson, Miss.

When is the meeting?

The 2019 Mississippi IDeA Conference will be held on August 2, 2019.

How do I find information about the hotel?

You can find the information about the hotel/conference center at Hilton Jackson’s website. Click here to visit their website. 

When is the deadline for the abstract submission?

The deadline for submission of abstracts will be June 30, 2019.

What is the maximum poster size?

Maximum poster size is 60” wide x 40” tall.

How much are the registration fees?

There is no registration fee for this conference.

How do I register for the meeting?

The registration form can be found at the “Registration & Abstracts” tab above.

Can someone else register another person?

Yes, as long as they can provide all of the necessary information.

How do I confirm that I'm successfully registered?

Once your registration is finalized, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that you are officially registered.

Will I receive my meeting badge and materials prior to traveling to the meeting?

No. You will receive your meeting badge and materials for the meeting during registration on Friday morning. Please see the full agenda for details.

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