Faculty Presentations


2024 Presentations

Rosana Ferreira (assistant professor) gave a virtual lecture titled "The human skin microbiome" at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Biophysics Department on May 20, 2024.

Caetano Antunes (assistant professor) gave a virtual guest lecture titled "The microbiota and its metabolites in health and disease" for the Microbiome, Metabolome, and Immune System course at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on May 13, 2024.

Anthony Fehr (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "The Impact of ADP-ribosylation on Virus Infection and Innate Immunity" at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Microbiology in Philadelphia, PA on May 1, 2024.

Robin Orozco (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Understanding the benefits of the commonly expressed, disease-causing mutation of PTPN22 " at the KUMC Pulmonary Research groups weekly seminar speaker at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, MO  in May 2024.

Caetano Antunes (assistant professor) gave a virtual guest lecture titled "The microbiome" for the Parasitology I course at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on April 24, 2024.

Caetano Antunes (assistant professor) gave a virtual guest lecture titled "The human microbiota" for the Mechanisms of Virulence and Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria course at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on April 15, 2024.

Caetano Antunes (assistant professor) gave a virtual guest lecture titled "The human microbiota"  for the Bacteriology Applied to Immunobiologicals course at the the Immunobiological Technology Institute (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on April 11, 2024.

Lynn Hancock (associate professor) gave a seminar titled “Host-derived glycans contribute to nutrient acquisition by Enterococcus faecalis” at the Kansas State University Division of Biology in Manhattan, KS on April 8, 2024.

Anthony Fehr (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "New developments in the function, biochemistry, and drug discovery for the CoV macrodomain" at the Cold Spring Harbor Meeting: PARPs and ADP-ribosylation in Cold Spring Harbor, NY on April 6, 2024.

Robin Orozco (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Impact of the PTPN22 allele on tumors and virus infection" at the KU Cancer Center weekly seminar at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, MO  in March 2024.

Rosana Ferreira (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "Searching for bioactive compounds produced by skin commensals" at the Kansas State University Division of Biology in Manhattan, KS on February 19, 2024.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave an invited virtual talk focused on Cancer Biology to the PIVOT group (Patient and Investigator Voices Organizing Together) with attendees from Missouri and Kansas, on February 15, 2024. 

2023 Presentations

Rosana Ferreira (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "Searching for bioactive compounds produced by skin commensals" at the KUMC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Kansas City, KS on December 1, 2023.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited seminar at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK on November 28, 2023.

Erik Holmstrom (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Uncovering the conformational dynamics of the Hepatitis C Virus 3′ X RNA" at the American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK on November 17, 2023.

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Pleiotropy and the maintenance of genetic variation in Drosophila immune genes". at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland on November 6, 2023.

Roberto De Guzman (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Structures and molecular interactions of virulence proteins" at Great Plains Infectious Disease (GPID) at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO on November 4, 2023.

Rosana Ferreira (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "Bacterial interactions in the skin microbiome and their role in colonization and virulence" at the Great Plains Infectious Disease meeting held in Columbia, MO on November 3-4, 2023.

Caetano Antunes (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "Modulation of enteric pathogen virulence by microbiome-derived small molecules" at 1) the KU Chemical Biology Symposium, held in Lawrence, KS on October 13-14, 2023 and  2) at the Great Plains Infectious Disease meeting held in Columbia, MO on November 3-4, 2023.

Dan Dixon (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Drug Discovery, Delivery, and Experimental Therapeutics (D3ET) Program Presentation" at the KUCC Community Advisory Board in Kansas City, KS, on October 25, 2023. 

Rosana Ferreira (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "New antimicrobial molecules active against Staphylococcus species" at the 32nd Brazilian Congress for Microbiology held in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil on October 18-22, 2023.

Mizuki Azuma  (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "Role of EWSR1 in Maintaining Chromosomal Integrity" at the Advances in Ewing Sarcoma Research (AESR) 2023 symposium held in Leeds, UK on October 13, 2023.

Kristi Neufeld  (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Tales from the Crypt: adenomatous polyposis coli and intestinal inflammation" at the SCIENCE FRIDAY TALK held at Kansas City University in Kansas City, MO on October 13, 2023.

Liang Xu (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Heating up “cold” tumor—improve cancer immunotherapy by targeting RNA-binding protein HuR" at the BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM, which was organized by the KU Bioengineering Program, on October 9, 2023. 

Dan Dixon (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Control of Extracellular Vesicles in Colon Cancer" at the KU Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, in Lawrence, KS, on October 3, 2023. 

Robin Orozco (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled " Autoimmunity and Infection: Understanding how the autoimmunity-associated allele of PTPN22 impacts anti-viral immune responses" at 1) Illinois Tech in Chicago, IL in September 2023 and 2) at the KU Chemical Biology Symposium in Lawrence, KS in October 2023.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Modeling Challenges for Membrane-Bound Proteins" at the Discovery on Target meeting in Boston, MA on September 27, 2023.

Roberto De Guzman (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Bacterial Nanoinjectors as Target for New Antimicrobials " at American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting in Washington DC in July 23, 2023.

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "The genetic basis of divergence in immune defense between species" at the Evolution Conference in Albuquerque, NM on June 22, 2023.

Caetano Antunes (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "Modulation of enteric pathogen virulence by microbiome-derived small molecules" at the ASM Microbe 2023 meeting held in Houston, TX on June 15-19, 2023.

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Sex-ratio meiotic drive in Drosophila affinis" at the Genomic consequences of meiotic drive workshop in Arolla, Switzerland on June 12, 2023.

Anthony Fehr (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "The Impact of ADP-ribosylation on Virus Infection and Innate Immunity" at the FEBS Advanced Course PARP2023 in Hvar, Croatia on June 6, 2023. 

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation titled "General features of transmembrane beta barrels from a large dataset" at the Modeling Protein Interactions Conference in Lawrence, KS on May 25, 2023.

Caetano Antunes (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "Microbiome-derived small molecules modulate enteric pathogen virulence" at the KU Center for Genomics Symposium in Lawrence, KS on May 19, 2023.

Anthony Fehr (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "CoV macrodomain vs PARPs: The Impact of ADP-ribosylation on Viral Replication and IFN Antagonism" at the XVIth International Nidovirus Symposium (NIDO2023) held in Montreux, Switzerland on May 17, 2023. 

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Viral infection dynamics at single cell resolution" at the Nexus Informatics Conference in Kansas City, MO on April 21, 2023.

Anthony Fehr (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled  "ADP-ribosylation and its Impact on Coronavirus Infection" at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Pathobiology, in Urbana-Champaign, IL on April 20, 2023. 

Anthony Fehr (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "The Coronavirus Macrodomain: Decades of New Surprises" at Loyola University Chicago Department of Microbiology and Immunology, in Chicago, IL on April 13, 2023.   

Anthony Fehr (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "The Coronavirus Macrodomain: Decades of New Surprises" at the University of California-San Francisco in San Francisco, CA on April 4, 2023. 

Erik Holmstrom (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Uncovering the role of positively charged residues in proteinaceous RNA counterions" at the University of Oregon Physical Chemistry Department in Eugene, OR on April 3, 2023

Erik Holmstrom (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Single-molecule Insights into Hepatitis C Virus Genome Dimerization" at the University of Zurich Department of Chemistry in Zurich, Switzerland on March 13, 2023

David Davido (professor) gave an invited talk titled "HSV-1 ICP0 dimer domain adopts a novel β-barrel fold” at the Nebraska Center for Virology Annual Retreat in Nebraska City, NE on March 12, 2023.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Machine Learning for Accelerating the Design of Metalloenzymes" at the Keystone Symposium, Computational Design and Modeling of Biomolecules in Banff, Canada on March 14-17, 2023.

Rosana Ferreira (assistant professor) gave a virtual talk titled "Bacterial interspecies interactions within the skin microbiome. What can we learn?" at the Georgia State University Department of Biology in March 2023.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation at the Center for Advancement of Bio-Medicine, Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ in March 2023.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA on February 20, 2023.

Erik Holmstrom (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Uncovering the Biophysical Mechanisms of Riboregulatory Interactions Involving the Hepatitis C Virus 3´X RNA Using Single-Molecule FRET" at the 67th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting: Biological Fluorescence Subgroup in San Diego, CA on February 18, 2023.

Robin Orozco (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Autoimmunity associated allele of PTPN22 influences anti-viral and anti-tumor immunity" at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA in February 2023.

Robin Orozco (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Pro-Autoimmune Allele of PTPN22 influences anti-viral and anti-tumor immunity." at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, MO in February 2023.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited seminar at the Wichita State University Chemistry Department in Wichita, KS in January 2023.

2022 Presentations

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited seminar at the University of Missouri Department of Biology in Kansas City, MO on December 1, 2022

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "ADP-ribosylation and its Impact on Coronavirus Infection at the KU Medical School Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Kansas City, Kansas on December 9, 2022.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Go with your gut: the study of proteins to fight colon cancer” at the KU Office for Diversity in Science Training on December 8, 2022.

Yoshiaki Azuma (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Tales of TopoIIa Tail in mitosis: Molecular function of C-terminal domain of TopoII on chromosome segregation” at the Institutional Seminar at National Institute of Basic Biology in Okazaki, Japan in December 2022.

Robin Orozco (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled "Genetic influences on immunity: Pro-autoimmune of tyrosine phosphatase PTPN22, enhances anti-viral immune responses. at the 20th Great Plains Infectious Disease Conference in Columbia, MO on November 11-12, 2022.

Stuart Macdonald (professor) gave a talk titled "Genetic dissection of toxicant resistance in Drosophila" at the University of
Houston Department of Biology and Biochemistry in Houston, TX in November 2022.

Josie Chandler (associate Professor) gave an invited virtual talk titled "Quorum sensing and the evolution of antibiotic resistance" at Brazilian Society for Microbiology Workshop on Pathogenesis in November 2022.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited seminar 1) at the Tel Aviv University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Tel Aviv, Israel in November 2022,  2) at the Hebrew University Bioclub seminar in computational biology in Jerusalem, Israel in November 2022 and 3) at the  Advances in Protein Design Workshop in Kfar Blum, Israel in October 2022.

Brian Ackley (associate Professor) gave an invited seminar titled "A Wnt-Hox Pathway Regulates Motorneuron Development in C. elegans" at the Sanford Institute in Sioux Fall, SD  on October 25, 2022.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "The Discovery of Novel SARS-CoV-2 Macrodomain Inhibitors at the University of Kansas Chemical Biology Symposium in Lawrence, KS on October 22, 2022.

Dan Dixon (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Control of Extracellular Vesicles in Colon Cancer" at the KU BIOE Colloquium in Lawrence, KS on October 17, 2022.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Tales from the Crypt: adenomatous polyposis coli and intestinal
inflammation” at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Science and Engineering in Kansas City, MO on October 13, 2022

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Natural Variation in Pathogen Susceptibility and Immune Response in C. elegans Wild Isolates" at the 6th International Model Hosts Conference in Rhodes, Greece on October 6, 2022.

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Why is genetic variation maintained in antimicrobial peptides?" at the 6th International Conference on Model Hosts in Rhodes, Greece on October 3, 2022.

David Davido (professor) gave a seminar titled "Virus-host Interactions Regulate the Switch Between HSV-1 Lytic and Latent Infections” University of Missouri-Kansas City Division of Biological and Biomedical Systems in Kansas City, MO on August 25, 2022.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Novel Insights into Tauopathies using C. elegans Models" at the KU Molecular Biosciences Symposium in Lawrence, KS on August 19, 2022.

Dan Dixon (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Control of Extracellular Vesicles in Colon Cancer" at the KU Department of Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Symposium in Lawrence, KS on August 19, 2022.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Computer simulations of GB1 beta-hairpin folding" at the KU Department of Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Symposium in Lawrence, KS on August 19, 2022.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation titled " Bacterial Membranes, Cell Walls, and Transport " at the BPS thematic meeting: Physical and Quantitative Approaches to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance in Stockholm, Sweden on August 15, 2022.

Brian Ackley (associate Professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Novel Nematode Models of Tauopathy" at the Innovation Discovery Festival in Kansas City, KS on August 5, 2022.

Dan Dixon (professor) gave a virtual talk titled "Control of extracellular vesicle secretion in colon cancer" at the University of Michigan ClinCAP Consortium on August 5, 2022.

Yoshiaki Azuma (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Chromatin Dependent Regulation of DNA Topoisomerase II Function” at the KUCC-Cancer Biology annular meeting in Kansas City, MO in August 2022.

David Davido (professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled "HSV-1 ICP0 dimer domain adopts a novel β-barrel fold” at the 46th International Herpesvirus Workshop on July 28, 2022.

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Can genetic conflict select for aneuploidy?" at the American Genetics Association Presidential Symposium in Bainbridge, WA on July 25, 2022.

David Davido (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Inhibitors of cellular aurora kinases impair the replication of HSV-1 and other DNA and RNA viruses with diverse genomes and life cycles” at the American Society for Virology Meeting 2022 in Madison, WI on July 18, 2022.

Josie Chandler (associate Professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Adaptive mutations alter tobramycin sensitivity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa LasR mutants" at the Microbiology society cell-cell communication meeting in Cambridge, United Kingdom on June 29, 2022.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Simulations of GB1 hairpin. folding" at the Conference Bioinformatics in Toruń 2022 held at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland on June 23-25, 2022.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation titled  "Colicin E1 Opens Its Hinge to Plug TolC"  at the BPS: Molecular Biophysics of Membranes Meeting in Tahoe, CA on June, 9 2022.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave a webinar at the Protein Society Webinar: Membrane Protein Design in May 2022.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled "The Coronavirus Macrodomain: A Unique and Exciting Therapeutic Target" at the Kansas City University Symposium on April 12, 2022.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited presentation titled  "Can we determine which enzyme designs will be catalytic without experimentation? "  1) at the Advances in Protein Folding, Evolution, and Design in Bayeruth, Germany on  April 6-8, 2022 and 2) at the European RosettaCon in Warsaw, Poland on May 12, 2022.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled" The Impact of ADP-ribosylation on Coronavirus Infection and Innate Immunity" at the Rockefeller University in New York, NY on April 04, 2022.

Berl Oakley, (distinguished professor), gave an invited presentation titled "Ad astra per Aspergillus, from mitosis to natural products chemistry". at the Eighteenth International Aspergillus Meeting in Asilomar, California on March 15, 2022.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave an invited seminar at the Uppsala University Department of Chemistry in Sweden in March 2022

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Modeling helix folding with optimal dimensionality reduction" at the KU Department of Chemistry in Lawrence, KS on February 25, 2022.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled" The Coronavirus Macrodomain: A Unique and Exciting Therapeutic Target" at  Arizona State University CiVVaholics Seminar on February 23, 2022.

2021 Presentations

Lynn Hancock (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled "The role of glycosyl hydrolases in the biology of Enterococcus faecalis" at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS on December 2, 2021.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "The Impact of ADP-ribosylation on Coronavirus Infection and Innate Immunity" at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS on November 12, 2021.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "PARP12 and coronavirus infection in vitro and in vivo" for the Federation of European Biochemical Society (FEBS) Advanced Course on “Cellular stress and ADP-ribosylation” in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy on November 11, 2021.

Josie Chandler (associate professor) gave an invited virtual talk titled "Interbacterial competition and the evolution of quorum sensing" at the Brazilian Society for Microbiology Workshop on Pathogenesis in November 2021.

Dan Dixon (professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled “Control of extracellular vesicle secretion in colon cancer” at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Baltimore, MD on October 24, 2021.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "The Impact of ADP-ribosylation on Coronavirus Infection and Innate Immunity" at the Nebraska Center for Virology Symposium held at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE on October 15, 2021.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “The impact of ADP-ribosylation on Coronavirus Infection and Immunity” at the KU Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry on September 28, 2021

Josie Chandler (associate professor) gave an invited virtual talk titled "Adaptive mutations alter tobramycin susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa LasR mutants" at the Conference on Environmental Microbial Signal Communication in Hangzhou, China in September 2021. 

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave a virtual talk titled "Recurrent evolution of a virulent viral haplotype in a Drosophila/DNA virus system" at the American Society of Virology Conference Platform Talk on July 21, 2021.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Length Dependent Folding Kinetics of Alanine-Based Helical Peptides from Optimal Dimensionality Reduction" 1) at the Virtual Conference Bioinformatics in Toruń 2021 held at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland on June 24, 2021 and 2) at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Fundamental Technological Research in Warsaw, Poland on July 26, 2021.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave a virtual seminar at the University of Kansas Cancer Center in June 2021.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave an invited talk titled “The tangled relationship of APC and Topoisomerase IIα” at Penn State University College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Hershey, PA on April 19, 2021.

Rob Unckless (associate professor) gave a virtual talk titled "Recurrent evolution of a virulent viral haplotype in a Drosophila/DNA virus system" at the Departmental Seminar of the Penn State University Department of Biology on April 6, 2021.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave a virtual seminar titled " Targeting Antibiotic Efflux of Membrane Barrels: Inhibition and Evolution" at Lehigh University Chemistry Department on April 13, 2021.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled “New Insights into the Coronavirus Macrodomain at Baker University on March 31, 2021.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave a virtual presentation at the Bacterial Cell Envelopes: Structure, Dynamics, and Function meeting in March 2021.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled “On the Battlefront: Host PARPs vs the Coronavirus Macrodomain” to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Biology Department on January 21, 2021, and the same presentation to the Department of Kansas State University Biology Department on February 1, 2021.

Dan Dixon (professor) gave an invited virtual talk titled “Control of exosome secretion by the RNA-binding protein HuR“ at the Kansas City VA Life Science Seminar Series in Kansas City, MO on January 21, 2021.

2020 Presentations

Josephine R. Chandler (associate professor) gave a virtual invited oral presentation titled “Quorum sensing in mixed species communities" at the Brazilian Society for Microbiology Workshop on Pathogenesis on November 18, 2020.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled" On the Battlefront: Host PARP enzymes vs the Coronavirus Macrodomain"  at the Columbia University COVID-19 Virtual Symposium on November 4, 2020

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave a virtual invited talk titled "Accelerated Molecular Simulations and Computer-Aided Drug Design" at the Chemistry Colloquium hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 13, 2020.

Joanna Slusky (associate professor) gave a webinar talk for the Protein Engineering Design & Selection (PEDS) journal on September 24, 2020.

Liang Xu (professor) gave an invited talk entitled “Precision Cancer Medicine Targeting RNA-binding Proteins” at the departmental seminar of the KU Department of Medicinal Chemistry on September 10, 2020.

Anthony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a invited virtual talk titled “The Unique Activities of the Coronavirus Macrodomain”. at the Cold Spring Harbor COVID-19 Rapid Research Reports Virtual Conference: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories COVID19/SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Research Reports on July 21, 2020.

Anthony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a invited virtual seminar titled “On the Battlefront: Host PARP enzymes vs the Coronavirus Macrodomain” for the University of New Mexico Autophagy Inflammation and Metabolism Center on June 30, 2020. 

Yoshiaki Azuma (professor) gave an oral presentation titled “Regulation of chromosomal SUMOylated proteins by PICH: Can PICH be a therapeutic target for TNBC?” at the 7th Annual Cancer Biology Research Program Meeting held at the University of Kansas Cancer Center on May 28, 2020.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave a seminar titled "The causes of balancing selection on immunity genes: from populations to molecular interactions" at the Kansas State University Division of Biology seminar in Manhattan, KS, on March 2, 2020

Josephine Chandler (associate professor) gave a virtual invited oral presentation titled “Bacterial social behavior: quorum sensing, cooperation and conflict among microbes" at the Microbiology Institute Seminar held by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2020.

Dan Dixon presented a talk titled “Reaching Outside the Tumor Cell: Control of Exosome Secretion by HuR” at the Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK, on February 28, 2020.

Berl Oakley (professor) gave an invited talk titled “How McrA regulates secondary metabolism” at the European Congress on Fungal Genetics 15 in Rome, Italy, on February 19, 2020.

Berl Oakley (professor) presented a poster titled “How McrA regulates secondary metabolism” at the 17th International Aspergillus Conference in Rome, Italy, on February 16, 2020.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Two vignettes: Opine metallophore and riboflavin biosynthesis by bacterial pathogens” at the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, TX, on February 13, 2020.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave a seminar titled "Recurrent evolution of a virulent viral haplotype in a Drosophila/DNA virus system" at the 2020 Kansas INBRE Symposium in Wichita, KS on January 18, 2020.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Multiple timescales of peptide folding from computer simulations" at the Center for Biological and Chemical Sciences (CNBCh) at Warsaw University in Warsaw, Poland on January 9, 2020.

Josephine Chandler (associate professor) gave an invited presentation titled “8. Bacterial social behavior: communication, cooperation and conflict among microbes" at the University of Kentucky Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics in Lexington, KY in January 2020.

2019 Presentations

Mizuki Azuma  (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "The Mechanism of chromosomal Instability Induction in Ewing Sarcoma" at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, KS on December 18, 2019.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Two vignettes: Opine metallophore and riboflavin biosynthesis by bacterial pathogens” at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on December 2, 2019.

Liang Xu (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Drug the undruggable: molecular therapy targeting RNA-binding proteins” at the KUMC Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics in Kansas City, KS on November 19, 2019.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited research talk titled “The far out chemistry of riboflavin biosynthesis” at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH on October 31, 2019.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “The genetic basis of evolutionary divergence in immune defense in Drosophila” at the 2019 UNVEIL Symposium in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 11-13, 2019.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave the invited presentation titled "Multiple pathways of helix folding from kinetic coarse grained models" at the KU Computational Biology Program on September 10, 2019 .

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled "Keep CALM and Mind the Gap: Calcium-dependent signaling regulates synaptic patterning" at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL in September, 2019.

Mizuki Azuma (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “The Chromosomal Instability in Ewing Sarcoma” at the International Symposium for Rare Diseases 2019 hosted by the Ritsumeikan University in Japan on August 30, 2019.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave an invited keynote talk titled "Interactions with G-Protein-Coupled Receptors" at the 5th Biennial Symposium – Optical Micro-spectroscopy & Molecular Imaging at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI on August 19-20, 2019. 

Erik Holmstrom (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Disordered RNA chaperones enhance nucleic acid folding via local charge screening” at the 2nd Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly, and Nanobiotechnology Applications in Columbus OH on July 29-31, 2019.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Microbial Twitter: communication, cooperation and competition in bacteria” and session co-chaired at the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology conference in Washington DC on July, 24 2019.

Anthony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “The coronavirus macrodomain is required to prevent PARP-mediated inhibition of virus replication and enhancement of IFN expression” at the 38th annual American Society for Virology Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 20-24, 2019.

Dan Dixon (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "Reaching outside the tumor cell: Control of exosome secretion by HuR" at the 8th mRNA Stability Conference: Mechanisms, Regulation and their Implication in Infectious and Age Related Diseases in Montreal, Canada on June 25-28, 2019.

Stuart Macdonald (professor) gave a talk titled "Genomewide expression analysis of the adult female gut in the Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource" at the Evolution Conference 2019 in Providence, RI on June 21-25, 2019.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave the invited presentation titled "Multiple pathways of helix folding from kinetic coarse grained models" at 1) the BIT019 - Bionformatics in Torun 2019 held at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland on June 27-29, 2019 and 2) at tthe 6th Conference on Nano- and Micromechanics in Rzeszow, Poland on July 3-5, 2019.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Gaussian Accelerated Molecular Dynamics: Free Energy Calculations of Biomolecular Interactions.”  at the Santa Fe Workshop “Free energy calculations: Entering the fourth decade of adventure in chemistry and biophysics (2019)in Santa Fe, NM on June 16 – 21, 2019.

Stuart Macdonald (professor) gave an invited talk titled "Genomewide expression analysis of the adult female gut in the Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource" at the Complex Traits Consortium / Rat Genomics 17th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on June 8-11, 2019.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Interbacterial competition and the evolution of quorum sensing” at the International Society of Chemical Ecology Conference held in Atlanta, GA on June 2–7 2019.

David Davido (professor) gave a talk titled "A high-throughput assay to examine HSV-1 ICP0 transactivation function during acute infection and reactivation" at the Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Symposium in Vail, CO on May 9, 2019. He also served on the symposium planning committee. 

Erik Lundquist (professor) presented the Alumni Lecture titled “Axon Guidance in neural Circuit Formation” at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Biological Sciences in Lincoln, NE on April 11, 2019.

Christian Ray (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Identifying determinants of cell cycle variability during a stress response” at the Kansas State University Department of Anatomy and Physiology in Manhattan, KS on April 2, 2019.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Accelerated Simulations and Drug Design of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors" at the Kansas State University Department of Anatomy & Physiology on April 9, 2019.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave three invited talks: (1) "Activation dependent G-protein-coupled receptor-membrane interactions", (2) "Enhanced molecular dynamics simulations of G-protein-coupled receptor-G protein interactions", and (3) "Gaussian accelerated molecular dynamics (GaMD): Enhanced sampling of ligand binding and protein-protein interactions" at the 2019 Spring American Chemical Society Meeting in Orlando, Florida held March 31 - April 4, 2019.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave a keynote address titled, “Microbial Twitter: communication and conflict in social bacteria” at Fort Hays State University Department of Biological Sciences in Hays, KS in April, 2019.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Pathogens, pH and ROS: C. elegans tells us about host-pathogen interactions” at the  University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO in April 2019.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled, “Making friends to make war: quorum sensing, cooperation and interbacterial competition” at the University of Indiana Department of Biology in Bloomington, IN on March 26, 2019.

Christian Ray (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled “Identifying determinants of cell cycle variability during a stress response” at Oklahoma State University Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in Stillwater, OK on March 11, 2019.

Liang Xu (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Drug the undruggable: molecular therapy targeting RNA-binding proteins”  at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences in Kansas City, MO on March 7, 2019.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled “New Insights into Mechanisms of Coronavirus Innate Immune Evasion” at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Biological Sciences in Kansas City, MO on March 5, 2019.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave an invited talk titled “The tangled relationship of APC and Topoisomerase IIα" at the KU Cancer Biology Interest Group in Lawrence, KS on February 7, 2021.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Enhanced sampling of G-protein-coupled receptor-G protein interactions” & “Multiscale Modeling from Macromolecules to Cell: Opportunities and Challenges of Biomolecular Simulations”at the CECAM workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland in February 2019.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled "The causes of balancing selection on immune genes: from populations to molecular interactions” at the University of Toronto Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in Toronto, Ontario on January 18, 2019. 

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave a seminar titled “New insights into mechanisms of coronavirus innate immune evasion” at the KU Medical Center on January 17, 2019.

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “Virus-host interactions regulate the switch between HSV-1 lytic and latent infections” at the LSU Health -Shreveport Department of Microbiology and Immunology in Shreveport, LA on January 9, 2019. 

2018 Presentations

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled, “Making friends to make war: quorum sensing, cooperation and interbacterial competition” at the Oklahoma State University Department of Microbiology in Stillwater, OK in December  2018.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave a seminar titled “From opine to evidence: staphylopine, pseudopaline and yersinopine biosynthesis” for the Biomolecular Sciences Graduate Programs at Boise State University in Boise, ID on November 14, 2018.

Chris Gamblin (professor) gave an invited talk titled “In vitro inhibition of Alzheimer’s pathology with fungal natural products” at the KU Medical Center Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology on October 29, 2018.

Dan Dixon (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "Regulation of exosome secretion in colorectal cancer" at the II Workshop on Inflammation 2018 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 22-23, 2018.

Tony Fehr (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “New Insights into Mechanisms of Coronavirus Innate Immune Evasion” at the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases of Oklahoma State University on October 17, 2018.

Erik Lundquist (professor) gave a presentation titled “A New Model of Directed Growth Cone Migration in Axon Guidance” at the KU Medical Center Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology on October 15, 2018.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Keep CALM and Mind the Gap: Calcium-dependent signaling regulates synaptic patterning” 1) at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA in September 2018 and 2) at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR in October 2018.

David Davido (associate professor) gave  a seminar titled “To Be Lytic or Not to Be Lytic: A Question of HSV-1-Host Interactions” at the Virginia Tech Life Sciences Seminars in Blacksburg, Virginia on September 28, 2018.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave a talk titled “Structure function study of colon tumor suppressor APC” at the KU Medical Center Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on September 28, 2018.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave a seminar titled “The causes of balancing selection on immunity genes: from populations to molecular interactions” at the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln on September 20, 2018. 

Joanna Slusky (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “The structural evolution of outer membrane proteins” at the Membrane Protein Expression Purification and Crystallization EMBO workshop in Hamburg, Germany on September 14, 2018.

Dan Dixon (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "HuR Regulation of Exosome Secretion in Colorectal Cancer" at the ELAVENICE-2018 Conference held in Venice, Italy, September 13-15, 2018.

David Davido (associate professor) gave a seminar titled "Regulation of Lytic and Latent Infections: What We Have Learned from Herpes Simplex Virus-Host Interactions" at the University Kansas Cancer Center on September 11, 2018.

David Davido (associate professor) gave a seminar titled: "Virus-host Interactions Regulate The Switch Between HSV-1 Lytic and Latent Infections" at the KU Department of Molecular Biosciences on September 10, 2018.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “Mechanistic convergence in genetic conflict across species” at the Midwest Population Genetics Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 24, 2018.

Roberto De Guzman (professor) gave a talk titled "NMR of translocon of bacterial nanoinjectors" at the 28th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems held at the University College Dublin, Ireland on August 19-24, 2018.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave several talks: (1) “Binding Modes and Effects of Allosteric Drug Leads in the Adenosine A1 Receptor”; (2) “Ligand Binding Pathways and Conformational Transitions of the HIV Protease”; (3) “Mechanism of the G-Protein Mimetic Nanobody Binding to a Muscarinic G-Protein-Coupled Receptor”; and (4) “Acceleration of Biomolecular Kinetics in Gaussian Accelerated Molecular Dynamics” at the 2018 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA on August 19-23, 2018. 

Liang Xu (professor) gave an invited talk titled “CRISPR Technology in Precision Cancer Medicine” at the 2018 One Health Research Symposium in Kansas City, MO on August 19, 2018.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Modeling Non-exponential peptide kinetics” at the BIT018 - Bionformatics in Torun 2018 meeting at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland on June 28-30, 2018.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) was a plenary speaker and gave a talk titled “The Landscape of Resistance to Natural and Synthetic Gene Drives” at the 2018 Workshop on Resistance to Gene Drive in Arolla, Switzerland on June 18, 2018.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “Genomic consequences of genetic conflict in Drosophila” at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City, MO on May 22, 2018.

Dan Dixon (associate professor) gave a talk titled “The RNA binding protein HuR regulates exosome secretion in colorectal cancer” at the 4th Annual Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Meeting in Iowa City, IA on May 22, 2018.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited seminar titled, “From Opine to Evidence: Staphylopine, pseudopaline, yersinopine biosynthesis"  at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Texas A&M University on May 17, 2018. 

Christian Ray (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled, “Quantifying Cellular Individuality” at the Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle, WA on May 14, 2018.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave a talk titled “Structure-Function Studies of APC Tumor Suppressor Protein” at the COBRE-PSF meeting held at the KU School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, KS on May 1, 2018.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “Bacterial genetics 101” at the 2018 FASEB workshop on Rigor and Reproducibility: Promoting Credible Science and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on April 26, 2018.

Joanna Slusky (assistant professor) gave a student-invited Sigma Xi research talk titled "The complex evolution of outer membrane proteins" at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS on April 25, 2018.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) was one of four KU scientists to present at the Chancellor’s Inaugural Research Symposium and  gave a TED- talk style presentation titled “Go with your gut: the study of proteins to fight colon cancer” in Overland Park. KS on April 19, 2018. 

Steve Benedict (professor) gave a talk titled "Immune cells and Functions: Relationships to immunotherapy and the tumor microenvironment” to the Clinical Trials Management Staff of the University of Kansas Cancer Center in Kansas, MO on April 18, 2018.

Lynn Hancock (associate professor) was chosen 1) to be a member of the organizing committee, 2) to convened a session on Biofilms and Post-Exponential Behavior and 3) to gave a talk entitled, “Carbon catabolism shapes biofilm development in Enterococcus faecalis” at the 5th International Conference on Enterococci in Chamonix, France on April 15-19, 2018.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave a talk titled, “Making friends to make war: quorum sensing, cooperation and interspecies competition” at Fio Cruz University on March 21, 2018, and at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro on March 22, 2018, both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave a talk titled, "Computer-Aided Drug Discovery Targeting G-Protein-Coupled Receptors" and a hands-on tutorial titled "Gaussian Accelerated Molecular Dynamics" at the Frontiers in Computational Drug Discovery (FCDD) Symposium held at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan on March 16-20, 2018. 

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “To be lytic or not to be lytic: a question of HSV-1-host interactions” at Kansas State University Division of Biology on March 16, 2018. 

Mizuki Azuma (associate professor) gave a talk entitled, “Role of Ewing sarcoma proteins in Tumorigenesis” at the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Forum hosted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD on March 9, 2018.

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave a talk titled, “Accelerated Computer Simulations and Drug Discovery of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors” at Kansas State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in Manhattan, Kansas on March 7 2018.

Eric Deeds (associate professor) was selected to give a “New and Notable Symposium” talk titled “Fundamental Trade-offs Between Information Flow in Single Cells and Cellular Populations”, at the Biophysical Society National Meeting in San Francisco, CA on February 21, 2018.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Go with your gut: the study of proteins to fight colon cancer” at Bethel College Mennonite Church in N. Newton, KS on February 18, 2018. 

2017 Presentations

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “Making friends to make war: bacterial quorum sensing, cooperation and competition” at the University of Missouri Division of Biological Sciences in Columbia, MO on December 5, 2017.

Audrey Lamb (professor) served as the discussion leader for the “Chemical Biology of Microbial Processes” morning session and gave an invited talk titled “Unraveling the MSTery” at the American Chemical Society Midwest Regional Meeting held at KU on October 20, 2017.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Interspecies competition and the evolution of quorum sensing” at the 6th Annual American Society for Microbiology Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria Meeting in in Athens, GA on October 17, 2017.

Kristi Neufeld (professor)  gave a talk titled “Structure-Function Studies of APC Tumor Suppressor Protein” at the COBRE-PSF External Advisory Board Meeting held at the KU School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, KS on September 14, 2017. 

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “To be lytic or not to be lytic: a question of HSV-1-host interactions” at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology in Manhattan, KS on September 7, 2017. 

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Accelerated Computer Simulations and Drug Discovery of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors” at the 4th Biennial Symposium – Optical Micro-spectroscopy & Molecular Imaging held at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI on August 31 - September 1, 2017.

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “The Enemy Within: Viral and Host Factors Control the HSV-1 Life Cycle”. 2018 KU Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Symposium in Lawrence, KS. on August 18, 2017. 

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “TInhibition of Viral DNA Replication Limits the Efficacy of an HSV-1 Neuro-attentuated Vaccine in Mice” at the 2th International Herpesvirus Workshop in Ghent, Belgium on August 2, 2017. 

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Unraveling the MSTery” in the Enzymes Structure, Discovery and Mechanism session of the Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways Gordon Research Conference in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire on July 16-21, 2017.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “Dissecting Trait Variation using Multiparental Mapping Populations in Drosophila” at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology special symposium: Evolution and Core Processes in Gene Expression held at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City, MO on July 13-17, 2017.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Modeling peptide solvation by denaturing and protective co-solvents” at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, on June 14, 2017.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Adaptation of Nucleopolyhedroviruses in Drosophilaand other arthropods” at the Entomological Society of America’s North Central Branch Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 5, 2017.

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “Inhibition of Viral DNA Replication Limits the Efficacy of an HSV-1 Neuro-attentuated Vaccine in Mice” at the 7th Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Symposium in Vail, CO on May 18, 2017. 

Yoshi Azuma (professor) gave a seminar titled “SUMO wrestles at the mitotic centromere to protect the integrity of genome” at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland on May 3, 2017.

Kristi Neufeld (professor) gave a TED-like talk titled “Go with Your Gut: The Study of a Protein that Fights Colon Cancer” at the Research and Discovery Grand Rounds which was hosted by the KU Medical Center Vice Chancellor of Research in Kansas City, MO on March 30, 2017.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Leveraging a multiparental population to dissect the genetic basis of variation in Drosophila” at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences on February 20, 2017.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Iron In: Unusual regulation of siderophore biosynthesis” at the Penn State University Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department on January 31, 2017.

Mizuki Azuma (associate professor) gave the invited lectures titled “Function of Ewing sarcoma EWS protein in skeletogenesis and tumorigenesis”  1) at the KUMC Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in Kansas City, MO on December 19,  2) at the Retirement Symposium for Dr. Igor Dawid at the NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Division of Developmental Biology in Bethesda Maryland on January 13, and 3) at the KUMC Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in Kansas City, MO on January 26, 2017.

Yoshi Azuma (associate professor) gave a seminar titled ” SUMO Wrestles at the Mitotic Centromere to Protect the Integrity of Genome” at the KUMC Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology in Kansas City, MO on January 19, 2017.

2016 Presentations

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave a talk entitled "The maintenance of genetic variation through conflict” at the KU Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department on November 8, 2016. 

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave a lecture titled “Iron In: Unusual regulation of siderophore biosynthesis” at the 14th Annual Symposium held at the University of Nebraska Redox Biology Center in Lincoln, NE on November 8, 2016.

Rob Unckless (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Convergence and balancing selection in insect antimicrobial peptides.” at Kansas State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in Manhattan, KS on November 2, 2016.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Keep CALM and Mind the Gap: Calcium-dependent signaling regulates synaptic patterning” 1) at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, KS in November 2016 

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Pyochelin Biosynthesis: The Enzymes from A to G” at the KU Medical Center Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Kansas City, MO on October 21, 2016.

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “To be lytic or not to be lytic: a question of HSV-1-host interactions.”  1) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Biological Sciences in Kansas City, MO on October 6, 2016 and 2) at the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases in Stillwater, OK on October 19, 2016. 

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “Genomewide dissection of natural variation in sleep and drug resistance in flies” at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Biological Sciences on October 13, 2016.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Making friends to make war: Quorum sensing, cooperation and interspecies competition” at McGill University Department of Microbiology and Immunology in Montreal, Canada on August 23, 2016.

Christian Ray (Assistant Professor) gave a talk titled, “Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Static Protein Distributions in Growth-Arrested Microbes” at the Tenth Annual q-bio Conference held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN on July 29, 2016.

Matthew Buechner (Associate Professor) gave an invited seminar “Tube Formation in the Model Nematode C. elegans” at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, Australia, on July 21, 2016. 

Rob Ward (associate professor) gave the guest speaker presentation titled “Small Fly, Big insight into growth: using fly genetics to understand tissue specific growth” at the Science Café Woo in Worchester, Massachusetts on June 20, 2016. 

Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson distinguished professor) gave a seminar titled "Discovery of McrA: a master regulator of fungal secondary metabolism" at Concordia University Center for Functional and Structural Genomics in Montreal, Canada on May 27, 2016.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Modeling passive membrane permeation of aromatic dipeptides” 1) at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland on June 1, 2016 and 2) at the  Nicolaus Copernicus University Department of Physics and Astronomy in Torun, Poland on May 23, 2016.

David Davido (associate professor) co-chaired the graduate student and post-doctoral trainee presentation symposium session and gave a presentation titled “Mutations in HSV-1 UL39 impair pathogenesis in mice and constitute a potential vaccine against HSV-1” at the Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Symposium in Vail, CO, May 18-20, 2016.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave a presentation entitled “Dissecting Complex Trait Variation in Flies Using a Multiparental Mapping Population” at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Biology in Norman on April 20.

Roberto De Guzman (professor) gave a seminar titled  “NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors.”  1) at the University of Potsdam in  Potsdam, Germany on April 7, 2016  and 2) at Ruhr University Bochum in Bochum, Germany on April 14, 2016.

Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson distinguished professor) gave a talk titled ““Engineering Aspergillus nidulans for natural product discovery and production” at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland on April 8, 2016.

Christian Ray (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “Lineage as a conception of space in compartmental stochastic processes across cellular populations” at the Advances in numerical and analytical approaches for the study of non-spatial stochastic dynamical systems in molecular biology workshop held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK on April 8, 2016.  

Roberto De Guzman (professor) gave a talk titled  “The (un)structure of LcrG and PcrG” at the Type III Secretion Systems 2016 meeting held at the University of Tuebingen in Tübingen, Germany on April 5, 2016.

Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson distinguished professor) gave a talk titled “Building a diamond-level assembly of the Aspergillus nidulans genome.” at the Thirteenth International Aspergillus Meeting in Paris, France on April 3, 2019. 

John Karanicolas (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Modulating Antibody Activity using Chemical Biology” at the Antibody Biology & Engineering Gordon Research Conference in Galveston, Texas, March 20-25, 2016.

Scott Hefty (associate professor) gave the keynote lecture titled “Genetic Tools for Chlamydia” at the German Workshop on Chlamydia in Freiburg, Germany on March 16-18, 2016.  

John Karanicolas (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Chemical tools to modulate p53 folding in cells” at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Symposium in San Diego, California, March 13-17, 2016. 

Chris Gamblin (professor) gave a talk titled “Fungal Metabolome as a rich resource for tau aggregation inhibitors” in the Bioactives & Neurodenerative Diseases session: In the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Symposium in San Diego, California, March 13-17, 2016. 

Eric Deeds (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "The noise is the signal: information flow in single cells and cellular populations” at the Advances in numerical and analytical approaches for the study of non-spatial stochastic dynamical systems in molecular biology workshop held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK on March 12, 2016.  

Eric Deeds (associate professor) gave a seminar titled "Crosstalk and the evolvabililty of intracellular communication" at the Département d'Informatique of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France on March 5, 2016

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “Making friends to make war: quorum sensing, cooperation and interspecies competition” at the Missouri Valley Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Kansas City, MO on March 4, 2016.

Audrey Lamb (professor) have an invited talk titled “Pyochelin biosynthesis: the enzymes from A to Z”  at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Biological Sciences in Kansas City, MO on March 3, 2016.

Audrey Lamb (professor) have an invited talk titled “Pyochelin biosynthesis: the enzymes from A to Z” at Pennsylvania State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Hershey, PA on February 22, 2016.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave a talk titled “Making friends to make war: quorum sensing, cooperation and interspecies competition”  1) at the KU Medical Center Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Kansas City, MO on February 5, 2016,  2) at the Kansas State University Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in Manhattan, KS on February 11, 2016 and 3) at the KU 2016 Higuchi Biosciences Center Science Talks on February 19, 2016.

Lynn Hancock (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled "The role of peptide signaling in Enterococcus faecalis" at the University of Minnesota MinnCREST Program in Minneapolis, MN on February 17, 2016

Mizuki Azuma (associate professor) and Chad Slawson (KUMC) gave a joint talk titled "O-GlcNAcylation in mitosis” as recipients of cancer biology program pilot award at the KUCC Cancer Biology Research Program Meeting in Kansas City, MO on January 22, 2016.  

Brian Ackley (associate professor) presented a talk titled “Keep CALM and mind the synapse” at the 14th Annual K-INBRE Symposium in Overland Park, KS on January 16, 2016.

Lynn Hancock (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled “The role of peptide signaling in the biology of Enterococcus faecalis” at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Pathology and Microbiology in Omaha, NE on January 13, 2016.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Keep CALM and Mind the Gap: Calcium-dependent signaling regulates synaptic patterning” at the K-INBRE Symposium in Overland Park, KS in January 2016.

2015 Presentations

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Pyochelin Biosynthesis: the enzymes from A to G” at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Milwaukee, WI on December 11, 2015.

Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor) gave the Roger E. Koeppe Endowed Lecture titled “A new/old path to drug discovery: Reengineering the Aspergillus genome for natural product discovery and production.” at Oklahoma State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on November 20, 2015. 

David Davido (associate professor) gave a presentation tilted  “To be lytic or not to be lytic: a question of HSV-1-host interactions” at the at the University of Florida School of Medicine Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology on November 2, 2015.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited seminar titled “Breaking a Pathogen’s Iron Will: inhibiting siderophore production as an antimicrobial strategy” at the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in Indianapolis, IN on October 28, 2015.

Scott Hefty (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled “Structural Proteomics and (Early) Functional Genomics in Chlamydia”  1) at the University of Washington Department of Global Health in Seattle, WA on October 15, 2015 and 2) at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine on October 20, 2015.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Quorum sensing-controlled antibiotics and antibiotic-resistance factors and their role in interspecies competition" at the Great Plains Infectious Diseases Conference at KU on October 7, 2015.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Making friends to make war: quorum sensing, cooperation and interspecies competition" at the University of Missouri at Kansas City in Kansas City, MO on October 1, 2015.

David Davido (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Taking control of the HSV-1 life cycle: role of viral and host factors” at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology in Springfield, IL on September 25, 2015.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "One Renegade Cell: Understanding Cancer" at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, KS on September 23, 2015.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Drug the ‘undruggable’: New Frontiers in Precision Medicine” at 1) the KU Cancer Center Seminar Series on August 25, 2015 and 2) at the 2nd Annual Center for Drug Discovery Symposium held at Purdue University on September 18, 2015.

Yoshi Azuma (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “SUMOylated DNA Topoisomerase IIα regulates phosphorylated histone H3 kinase Haspin at the centromere” at the EMBO Workshop on DNA topoisomerases, DNA topology and human health in Les Diablerets, Switzerland on September 17, 2015.

Chris Gamblin (professor) and Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology) gave a presentation titled “Fungal Natural Products as Lead Compounds for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease” at the KU Alumni Association Meeting in Winfield, Kansas, on September 15, 2015.

 

Susan Egan (professor) gave an oral presentation titled “Allosteric Rhamnose Signaling in the E. coli AraC Family Protein RhaR” at the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting in Madison, WI, on August 5, 2015.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Protein-protein interactions important for iron homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa." at the University of Washington Cystic Fibrosis Working Group in Seattle, WA in August 2015.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Antibiotic regulation by an unusual LuxR homolog in Burkholderia" at the University of Iowa Department of Microbiology in Iowa City, IA in July 2015.

Audrey Lamb (professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Breaking a Pathogen’s Iron Will: inhibiting siderophore production as an antimicrobial strategy” for the Summer Science Seminars at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on June 25, 2015.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled "Genetic Dissection of Sleep Variation in the Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource" at the 14th Annual Complex Trait Community Annual Meeting in Portland, OR on June 10, 2015.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Modeling rotational diffusion of molecules” at the Institute of Fundamental Problems of Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland on May 20, 2015.

John Karanicolas (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled “New computational approaches for addressing non-traditional drug targets” to the KU Cancer Center in Kansas City, MO on April 28, 2015.

Mizuki Azuma (assistant professor) gave an invited seminar titled “Function of EWS in mitosis and tumorigenesis” at the Inaugural Ewing Sarcoma Symposium sponsored by Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX on April 23, 2015.

Lynn Hancock (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled “The role of peptide signaling in Enterococcus faecalis” at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in Houston, TX on April 9, 2015.

Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology) gave a plenary session talk titled “γ-Tubulin: a Multifunctional Cell Organizer” at the 28th Fungal Genetics Conference in Pacific Grove, CA on March 19, 2015.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Deciphering the cancer puzzle: Exploring the functions of colon tumor suppressor APC” at MidAmerica Nazarene University in both the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and the Department of Mathematics (STEM) in Olathe, KS on March 13, 2015.

Erik Lundquist (professor) gave a seminar presentation titled “Using the Model Organism Nematode Worm C. elegans To Understand Nervous System Development at Southwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Biology in Weatherford, OK on March 10, 2015.

David Davido (associate professor) a presentation titled “Taking Control of the HSV-1 life cycle: role of viral and host factors” 1) to members of the intrinsic and innate immunity research groups at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research in Glasgow, United Kingdom on February 23  and 2) gave a similarly titled presentation at the Free University (Freie Universitaet) Berlin in Berlin, Germany on March 2, 2015.

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) 1) served as moderator of the New Chemical Approaches to Target Enzymes session and 2) gave a presentation titled “Expanding the Results of a High Throughput Screen Against an Isochorismate-Pyruvate Lyase to Enzymes of a Similar Scaffold or Mechanism” in the Focusing on Difficult Target Enzymes session of the GTCbio's Inaugural Enzymes in Drug Discovery Conference held in San Diego, CA on February 26 - 27, 2015.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Reconsidering tumorigenesis studies: Genetic modifiers can confound xenografts in outbred Mice” at the second annual KU Cancer Center Cancer Biology Program meeting in Lawrence, KS on February 13, 2015.

Christian Ray (assistant professor) gave a seminar titled “The outsized effects of enzyme saturation on cellular physiology” at the 2015 Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium in Kansas City, KS on January 18, 2015.

John Karanicolas (associate professor) gave a seminar titled “Designing inhibitors of non-traditional drug targets: protein-RNA interactions” at the 2015 Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium in Kansas City, KS on January 17, 2015.

Erik Lundquist (professor) gave a seminar presentation titled “Using the Model Organism Nematode Worm C. elegans to Understand Human Genetics” at Clemson University in Clemson, SC and the Greenwood Genetic Center in Greenwood, SC  on January 13, 2015.

2014 Presentations

Erik Lundquist (professor) gave a seminar titled “Mechanisms of Netrin-mediated axon repulsion” at the University of Minnesota Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development in Minneapolis, MN on December 4, 2014.

Scott Hefty (associate professor) gave a seminar titled "Molecular Biology and Genetics of Chlamydia" at the Institute for Functional Genomics of Microorganisms of the Heinrich-Hiene University Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany on December 3, 2014. This presentation was part of a mini-symposium for which Dr. Hefty was joined by Dr. Michael Starnbach (Harvard University) and Dr. Agathe Subtil (Pasteur Institute) as keynote speakers.

Erik Lundquist (professor) gave a seminar presentation titled “Mechanisms of Netrin-mediated axon repulsion” at Kennesaw State University Department of Biology and Physics in Kennesaw, Georgia on November 21, 2014.

Josie Chandler (assistant professor) gave a lecture titled “Making friends to make war: the role of cell-cell signaling in bacterial interspecies competition” at KU Department Ecology and Evolutionary Biology on November 18, 2014.

Lynn Hancock (associate professor) gave an invited seminar titled “The role of peptide signaling in Enterococcus faecalis” at the University of Chicago Department of Microbiology in Chicago, IL on November 12, 2014.

Yoshi Azuma (associate professor) gave a lecture titled “The role of mitotic SUMOylation on the centromeric functions” at the at the University of Minnesota Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics in Minneapolis, MN on November 5, 2014.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Calcium-regulated events in C. elegans synaptic patterning” at Benedictine College, Atchison, KS in November 2014.

Christian Ray (assistant professor) gave a talk titled "Structured cellular populations emerging from enzyme-metabolite interactions" at the Modeling of Protein Interactions Conference in Lawrence, KS on October 24, 2014.

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) gave a lecture titled “The Importance of Magnesium in MST Enzymes” at the Iowa State University Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology in Ames, IA on October 23, 2014.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Antibody against CD44s Inhibits Pancreatic Tumor Initiation and Post-Radiation Recurrence in Mice” at the 4th World Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy in Chicago, IL on Oct 20-22, 2014.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave a talk titled "Uncovering the complex pathway of helix folding”, at the KU Department of Chemistry DyMERS seminar in Lawrence, KS on September 24, 2014.

Roberto De Guzman (associate professor) gave a talk titled "PRE studies of assembly of bacterial nanoinjectors" at the 26th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS), in Dallas, Texas, August 24-29, 2014

Susan Egan (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Novel Antibacterial Strategies with Potential to Reduce Development of Resistance” at the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute symposium entitled “Antibiotics: Choosing the Path of Least Resistance” in Kansas City, MO on August 25, 2014. 

Chris Gamblin (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “Novel Inhibitors of Tau Aggregation” as part of the 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease/Parkinson’s Disease Seminar Series at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Department of Pathology in Boston, MA on August 12, 2014.

Steve Benedict (professor) gave an invited talk titled “Manipulating the immune response to design therapies for autoimmune disease and transplant rejection in humans, mice and horses" at the Children's Mercy Hospital Ward Family Heart Center,  in Kansas City, MO on August 11, 2014.

Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson distinguished professor) gave an invited talk titled “A system for heterologous expression of fungal secondary metabolite genes in Aspergillus nidulans” at the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology annual meeting in St. Louis, MO on July 23, 2014.

Dr. Wonpil Im (associate professor) gave a lecture titled “Biomolecular Modeling and Simulation using CHARMM-GUI” at the 2nd Molecular Simulation Summer School in Calgary, Canada on June 24, 2014.

Dr. Erik Lundquist (Professor) presented a talk titled “Using the model organism nematode worm C. elegans to understand neuronal development” at the NIH, NIGMS Fifth Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) in Washington D.C. on June 18, 2014.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a lecture titled “The C. elegans Celsr ortholog, FMI-1, regulates axon guidance and synaptogenesis via distinct mechanisms.” at the 7thInternational Adhesion GPCR Workshop held at The Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA on June 6, 2014.

Dr. Wonpil Im (associate professor) gave a lecture titled “Membrane Protein Simulation: One Step Closer to Users” at the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire Workshop in Dublin, Ireland on June 4, 2014.   

Scott Hefty (associate professor) presented an invited review titled “Molecular Biology of Chlamydia” and an invited research presentation on “Conditional Expression of Sigma 28 in C. trachomatis”.at the International Symposium of Human Chlamydia Infections in Pacific Grove, CA, in June 2014.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Uncovering the complex pathway of helix folding” 1) at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Fundamental Problems of Technology in Warsaw, Poland on May 28, 2014,  2) at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine in Warsaw, Poland on May 22, 2014  and 3) to the Nicolaus Copernicus University Theoretical Biophysics and Bioinformatics Group in Torun, Poland on May 20, 2014.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Computer simulations of slow biological processes” at the Nicolaus Copernicus University Department of Physics and Astronomy in Torun, Poland on May 19, 2014.

Wonpil Im (associate professor) gave lectures at the computational modeling core workshop and mini-symposium in the Frontiers in Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics 2014 Conference which is hosted by the Membrane Protein Structure and Dynamics Consortium in Chicago, IL on  May 7-9, 2014.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) presented a seminar titled “Keep CALM and Mind the Gap” Saint Louis School of Medicine Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science in St. Louis, MO on May 6, 2014.

Susan Egan (professor) presented a seminar titled “AraC Family Transcriptional Regulators: Mechanisms and Potential as Antibacterial Targets” at the University of Minnesota Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology Program in Minneapolis, MN on April 28, 2014.

Liang Xu (associate professor) presented a seminar titled “Blocking Post-Radiation Tumor Recurrence by Molecular Therapy Targeting Cancer Stem Cells” at the KU Cancer Center Clinical Research and Translational Meeting in Kansas City, KS on April 22, 2014.

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) presented a seminar titled “Engineering enzymatic pericyclic reactions” at the Florida State University Institute of Molecular Biophysics and at the Florida State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Tallahassee, FL on April 1, 2014.

Erik Lundquist (professor) gave a seminar presentation titled “Mechanisms of Netrin-mediated axon repulsion” ,at the University of Texas-Austin Department of Molecular Biosciences in Austin, TX  on March 4, 2014.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “The genetic basis of xenobiotic resistance in Drosophila” at the Higuchi Biosciences Center Science Talks, in Lawrence, KS on February 7, 2014.

David Davido (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Taking Control of the HSV-1 Life Cycle: Role of Viral and Host Factors” at the University of Buffalo Department of Biological Sciences in Buffalo, NY on February 6, 2014.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Genetic analysis of sexual trait variation in Drosophila” at the KU Medical Center Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine on January 29, 2014.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “The genetic basis of Complex Trait Variation: Insights from Drosophila” at the K-INBRE Symposium in Kansas City, KS on January 18, 2014.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation entitled “Mouse model reveals roles for nuclear Apc in regulation of differentiation, inflammation, & tumor suppression” in the KU Medical Center Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology in Kansas City, KS on January 13, 2014.

2013 Presentations

Lisa Timmons (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "Roles for small RNAs in chromatin disjunction and ABC transporters in RNAi"  at Kansas State University Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology on December 12, 2013.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Mouse model reveals roles for nuclear Apc in regulation of differentiation, inflammation, & tumor suppression” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology on December 10, 2013.

Chris Gamblin (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "Models to determine the toxicity of tau aggregates"  at the 2013 Annual curePSP International Research Symposium in Baltimore, MD on November 23, 2013.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Mouse model reveals roles for nuclear Apc in regulation of Wnt signaling, differentiation, inflammation, & tumor suppression” at the University of Iowa Department of Biology in Iowa City, Iowa on November 13, 2013.

David Davido (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Virus-host interactions influence the outcome of HSV-1 infection” at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Department of Microbiology in Minneapolis, MN on November 11, 2013.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “The adhesion GPCR flamingo functions in axon guidance, extension and synaptogenesis in C. elegans” at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.

Brian Ackley (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Getting the Right Start:  Directional Axon Initiation is Guided by Multiple Pathways” of the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Cell and Molecular Biology in  Chicago, IL on October 28, 2013.

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) gave a presentation entitled “Structural and functional characterization of an N-hydroxylating flavin monooxygenase, the ornithine hydroxylase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa” in the department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA on October 25, 2013.

David Davido (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Virus-host interactions influence the outcome of HSV-1 infection” at St. Louis Universitydepartment of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at  on October 24, 2013.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled “Designing chemical tools to modulate protein function” at 1) at Virginia Tech Drug Discovery Center in Blacksburg, VA on October 8, 2018 and 2) at the Stony Brook University Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology in Stony Brook, NY on October 10, 2013.

Chris Gamblin (associate professor) and Berl Oakley(Irving S. Johnson distinguished professor) gave a presentation entitled “Identification of fungal secondary metabolites as lead compounds for treatment of senile dementias” at the H.L. Synder Medical Foundation in Winfield, Kansas on September 25,2013.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave a talk entitled “Genomics and Systems Biology of Complex Traits in Drosophila” at the KU Cancer Center on September 24, 2013.

Eric Deeds (assistant professor) gave a talk entitled “The evolution of crosstalk in signaling networks” at the joint Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. program in Computational Biology on September 20, 2013.

Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson distinguished professor) gave a presentation entitled “Gamma-tubulin: A multitasking cell organizer” in the department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology at the University of Kansas Medical Center on September 19, 2013.

Eric Deeds (assistant professor) gave a lecture titled “The Evolution of Crosstalk in Signaling Networks” at the Seventh Annual q-bio Conference in Santa Fe, NM on August 9, 2013.

Mizuki Azuma (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled “Role of Ewing’s sarcoma Ewsa protein during skeletogenesis in zebrafish” at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France on July 8, 2013.

Ilya Vakser (professor) gave a lecture titled “Knowledge Based modeling of PPI” at the Conference on Modeling Biomolecular Structures, Interactions and Functions in Telluride, CO on July 1, 2013.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled “Small-molecule modulators of protein interactions” at the Proteins Gordon Research Conference in Holderness, NH on June 17, 2013.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave a talk titled “Dissecting complex trait variation with the Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource”  and a second talk titled “The Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource” at at the Workshop on MAGIC-type Populations, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge, UK in June 2013.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Computer simulations of spectroscopic signals” at the  Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland on May 29, 2013.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Influence of co-solvents on helix folding” at the Institute of Fundamental Problems of Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland on May 28, 2013.

Matthew Buechner (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled "Keeping tubes in shape:  EXC proteins regulate apical endosome trafficking in C. elegans" at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC on May 23 2013.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled  “Simulations of peptide folding and helix permeation” at Pittsburg State Universit Department of Chemistry in Pisttsburg, KS on April 5, 2013.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Nuclear APC Suppresses Inflammation-Associate Colon Tumorigenesis” at the 2013 Central Region IDeA Conference; Kansas City, MO on May 20-22, 2013.

Eric Deeds (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Crosstalk and the topological evolution of signaling networks” at Harvard Medical School Department of Systems Biology in Boston, MA on May 20, 2013.

David Davido (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “HSV-1 ICP22 but not its truncated form Us1.5 is required for VICE domain formation and efficient acute replication and latent infection in mice" at the Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Symposium in Vail, CO on May 16, 2013. 

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Structure informs on function: the thiazolinyl imine reductase of siderophore biosynthesis” at the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry in Iowa City, IA on May 10, 2013.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave the talk titled “The Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource”  at the 12th Annual Complex Trait Community Meeting, Madison, WI, in May 2013.

Yoshi Azuma (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled "The role of mitotic SUMOylation on the regulation of centromeric functions" at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC on April 18, 2013.

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Structure informs on function: the thiazolinyl imine reductase of siderophore biosynthesis”  at Kansas State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in Manhattan, KS  on April 10, 2013.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled "Computer simulations of slow biological processes: peptide folding and membrane permeation”, at the XLVIII Zakopane School of Physics in Zakopane, Poland on  May 20-25, 2013.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “Molecular Therapy Targeting Cancer & Cancer Stem Cells” at the KU Cancer Cent Inaugural Clinical Research and Translational Meeting in Kansas City, KS on March 26, 2013.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Mouse model reveals roles for nuclear Apc in regulation of Wnt signaling, proliferation, inflammation, & tumor suppression“ at Georgetown University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology in Washington, DC on March 12, 2013.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Designing chemical tools to modulate protein function” at the University of Michigan Chemistry-Biology Interface Program in Ann Arbor, MI in March 2013.

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled “Catalysis in enzymatic pericyclic reactions: analyses of the isochorismate synthase and isochorismate-pyruvate lyase” at the 23rd Enzyme Mechanisms Conference in Coronado, CA on January 6, 2013.

2012 Presentations

Dr. Chris Gamblin(associate professor) gave a research presentation titled "Biochemical Determinants of Tau Toxicity" at the Alzheimer's and Aging Research Colloquium organized by the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center and held at the KU Edwards Campus BEST Conference Center in Overland Park, Kansas on December 14, 2012.

Dr. Erik Lundquist (professor) presented a seminar titled “UNC-6/Netrin and Rac GTPases regulate growth cone protrusion in attractive and repulsive axon guidance in C. elegans.” at Vanderbilt University Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in Nashville, TN on November 12, 2012. 

Dr. Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “Use of Heat Shock Induction to Alter Intestinal Tumorigenicity” at The University of Kansas Cancer Center 2012 Research Symposium held at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS on November 8, 2012.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave a seminar titled "Computer simulations of helix folding pathways” at the Department of Physics and Astronomy Biophysics colloquium in Lawrence , KS on October 31, 2012,

Dr. Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) was the Keynote speaker and presented "Understanding Cancer: Exploring the function of colon tumor suppressor APC at Bethel College's STEM Symposium in North Newton, KS on October 13, 2012. Neufeld was also part of a panel to discuss careers in Biological Sciences and was elected as a member of the Bethel College STEM Alumni Advisory Council.

Dr. John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Designing chemical tools to modulate protein function" as an invited guest of the University of Delaware Chemistry-Biology Interface Program in Newark, DE on September 26, 2012.

Dr. Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "Genomewide Dissection of Complex Trait Variation in Drosophila" at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, MO, on September 5, 2012.

Dr. David Davido (associate professor) gave an oral presentation titled "N-terminal HSV-1 ICP0 phosphorylation site mutations differentially regulate ICP0's functions and impair viral replication" at the 37th International Herpesvirus Workshop held in Calgary, Canada, August 4-9, 2012.

Dr. John Karanicolas (associate professor) gave three presentations in August 2012.  The first one titled “Designing allosteric control into enzymes by chemical rescue of structure” was given at the Protein Society in San Diego CA.  The second one titled “Designing chemical tools to modulate protein function”,  was given at the Scripps Research Institute Department of Molecular Biology in La Jolla, CA.  The third one titled “Designing chemical tools to modulate protein function”, was given at Kansas State University Department of Biochemistry, in Manhanttan, KS.

Dr. Liang Tang (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled “The Structural Basis of DNA-packaging Initiation by The Bacteriophage Sf6 Terminase Small Subunit: a DNA-Spooling Device” at the 2012 American Crystallographic Association annual conference in Boston, July 28-August 2, 2012. 

Dr. Wonpil Im (associate professor) gave talk titled "Ion channel Brownian dynamics: approximate, yet still useful approach" at the Ion Channels Gordon Research Conference at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA on July 11, 2012.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave  an invited presentation titled "Computer simulations of helix folding pathways" at the 5th annual meeting of the Polish Bioinformatics Society (PTBI) in Gdansk, Poland on May 25-27, 2012.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave  an invited presentation titled "Computer simulations of helix folding pathways” 1) at the Warsaw University Institute of Biophysics in Warsaw, Poland on May 18, 2012, 2) at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Fundamental Problems of Technology in Warsaw, Poland on May 23, 2012, and 3) at Nicolaus Copernicus University Department of Physics and Astronomy in Torun, Poland on May 28, 2012.

Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) gave a talk titled "Genetic dissection of genome-wide expression variation in Drosophila heads" at the 14th annual meeting of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) neld in Boulder, CO on May 15-19, 2012.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "Mouse model reveals roles for nuclear APC in regulation of Wnt signaling, proliferation, inflammation, and tumor suppression" at the University of Kansas Cancer Center Seminar Series in Kansas City, KS on April 24, 2012.

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "Two structures of an N-Hydroxylating Flavoprotein Monooxgenase: the Ornithine Hydroxylase (PvdA) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa" in the Wesleyan University Department of Chemistry in Middletown, CT, on April 6, 2012.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "Molecular therapy targeting cancer and cancer stem cells" at the University of Kansas Cancer Center Seminar Series in Kansas City, KS on March 13, 2012.

Eric Deeds (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled "The dynamics of assembly in biological networks" at the Département d'Informatique of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France on February 15, 2012.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "Molecular cancer therapy targeting cancer stem cells" at KU Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Lawrence, KS on February 14, 2012.

Eric Deeds (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled "Optimizing ring assembly: the strength of weak interactions" at the Systems Biology and Bioenergetics Symposium held at the Radboud University Medical Centre, Centre for Systems Biology and Bioenergetics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands on February 13, 2012 

Berl Oakley (professor) gave a presentation titled "Accessing the fungal secondary metabolome—a rich source of medically important compounds" at the Kansas State University Department of Plant Pathology in Manhattan, KS on January 19, 2012.

Berl Oakley (professor) gave a presentation titled "Accessing the fungal secondary metabolome to improve human health" at  Ohio State University School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics in Columbus, Ohio on January 11, 2012.

2011 Presentations

Berl Oakley (professor) gave a presentation titled "Illuminating the Aspergillus secondary metaolome" to the New Zealand Microbiological Society in Palmerston North, New Zealand on November 24, 2011.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled "Mouse model reveals roles for nuclear Apc in regulation of Wnt signaling, proliferation, & tumor suppression" for the Online conference, Mouse Models of Cancer on November 17, 2011.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled “Modulating protein function with small molecules” at Washington University Department of Genetics in Saint Louis, MO on November 8, 2011.

Stuart Macdonald (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled "Genetic dissection of complex traits using the Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource" at the 9th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium in Kansas City on November  4, 2011.

Fusao Takusagawa (professor) gave a presentation titled “Structure and Function of Prostaglandin E2 synthase (PGES)” at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS in November 2011.

Brian Ackley (assistant professor) gave a presentation titled “Heads or Tails? Flamingo orients anterior-posterior axon outgrowth and synaptogenesis in C. elegans”   1) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM on October 6, 2011 and 2) at  the Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS on October 25, 2011.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave a seminar titled  “Mechanisms of helix folding”  at the KU Department of Chemistry Physical Chemistry Colloquium in Lawrence, KS on October 12, 2011.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave a presentations titled "Identifying Inhibitors of Protein Interactions using Pocket Optimization", at the International Chemical Biology Society meeting, Kansas City, MO on October 11-12, 2011.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a presentation titled “Tumor Suppressor APC and Musashi1: Double-Negative Feedback, Wnt Signaling and Colon Cancer” at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS on October 12, 2011.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave a presentations titled “Small molecule modulation of protein function using computational design”, at the Wichita State University Department of Chemistry, in Wichita, KS in October 2011.

Yoshi Azuma (associate professor) gave the research presentation titled “The regulation and function of PIASy-mediated SUMOylation on vertebrate mitosis” at 1) Wayne State University Department of Biological Sciences in Detroit, MI on September 26, 2011, and 2) at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute in Ann Arbor, MI on September 27, 2011.

Liang Xu (associate professor) was in the organizing committee, served as co-chair of a session, and gave an oral presentation entitled “Molecular cancer therapy via modulating autophagy” at the International conference of cancer science and therapy held in Las Vegas, NV on August 15-17, 2011.

Yoshi Azuma (associate professor) gave the research presentation titled “The regulation and function of PIASy-mediated SUMOylation on vertebrate mitosis” at 1) NICHD/NIH on August 8, 2011, 2) Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD on August 9, 2011.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave an oral presentation titled “Molecular cancer therapy targeting cancer and cancer stem cells” at the 1st Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB-2011) held in Beijing, China on August 6-8, 2011. 

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave an oral presentation titled "Designing allosteric control into enzymes" at the RosettaCon 2011 meeting held in Leavenworth, WA on August 4-7, 2011.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) presented a seminar titled "Small-molecule modulation of protein function using computational design" at the University of California San Francisco Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences in San Francisco, CA in June 2011.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) presented a seminar titled "Designing Tumor-Specific GITRL Inhibitors to Combat Immunosubversion" at the Next Generation Protein Therapeutics Summit held in San Francisco, CA  in June, 2011.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled “Mechanism of helix folding” at 1) the Warsaw University Institute of Biophysics in Warsaw, Poland on May 27, 2011, 2) at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Fundamental Problems of Technology in Warsaw, Poland on June 1, 2011 and 3)  at the conference BIT011 - Bionformatics in Torun 2011 held  at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, June 2-4, 2011

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave an invited lecture titled "Building biomolecular switches by chemical rescue" at the IDeA Central Regional Meeting held in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 24, 2011.

Berl Oakley (professor) gave the invited lecture titled "An unexpected role for gamma-tubulin in cell cycle regulation" at the KU Medical Center Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in Kansas City, KS, on May 2, 2012 and 2) at the Falkenthal Colloquium held at the Ohio State University Department of Molecular Genetics in Columbus, OH on May 14, 2011.

Liang Xu (professor) gave a talk titled “Molecular targeted therapy of cancer stem cells”  at the inaugural KU Cancer Biology Interest Group Monthly Meeting, in Kansas City, KS, on April 22, 2011.

Susan Egan (professor) gave the invited lecture titled “Mechanisms of AraC Family Regulation of Virulence and Carbon Metabolism” at 1) Wichita State University Department of Biological Sciences in Wichita, KS on March 7, 2011  2), at the American Society for Microbiology, Missouri Valley Branch Meeting, held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, NE on April 1, 2011, and 3) at the Kansas State University Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology in Manhattan, KS on April 14, 2011.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave a lecture titled “Small-molecule binding pockets at protein interaction sites” at the Drug Discovery Chemistry: Protein-Protein Interactions as Drug Targets Conference in San Diego, CA on April 14, 2011.

Berl Oakley (professor) gave the University of Kansas Biology Alumni Advisory Board Distinguished Lecture titled “Ad astra per Aspergillus” in Lawrence, KS on April 7, 2011.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled "microRNAs: Native Regulators and Potential Therapeutics for Cancer Stem Cells" at the Seventh Annual Conference on microRNA in Human Disease and Development held in Boston, MA on March 28-30 2011.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave an invited lecture titled "Molecular Therapy Targeting Cancer and Cancer Stem Cells" at the KU Medical Center Liver Center in Kansas City, KS on March 24, 2011.

Dr. Roberto De Guzman (assistant professor) presented a seminar titled "Structure and Assembly of Bacterial Needles" at the 2011 Keystone Symposium on Frontiers of NMR in Biology held in Big Sky, MT on January 8-11, 2011.

2010 Presentations

Audrey Lamb (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "Catalysis of Enzymatic Pericyclic Reactions: Structural and Functional Analyses of the Isochorismate-Pyruvate Lyase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa" at the KU Physical Chemistry Colloquium  in Lawrence, KS, on November 10, 2010.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) presented a seminar titled "Small-molecule modulation of protein function using computational design" at the University of North Carolina Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in Chapel Hill, NC on November 9, 2010.

Liang Xu (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "Molecular cancer Therapy: Autophagy versus Apoptosis" at the 2010 Cancer Research Symposium held at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS, on November 4, 2010.

Erik Lundquist (associate professor) gave an invited talk titled "Cytoskeletal signaling and axon pathfinding" at KU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Lawrence, KS, on October 27, 2011.

Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) gave a selected attendee talk and poster presentation titled “A Knock-in mouse model reveals roles for APC NLS in c-Myc regulation lymphocyte homeostasis and tumor suppression” at the Colon Cancer in Murine Models and Humans III meeting held in Bar Harbor, ME, on October 20, 2010. 

Roberto De Guzman (assistant professor) presented a seminar titled "Bacterial nanoinjectors and hantaviral zinc fingers" at 1) the University of Montana Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics in Missoula, MT, on October 14, 2010 and 2) at the Montana State University Department of Microbiology, in Bozeman, MT on October 15, 2010.

Berl Oakley (professor) gave an invited talk titled “An unexpected role for gamma-tubulin in cell cycle regulation” at the Oklahoma State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Stillwater, OK on October 8, 2020.

Stuart Macdonald (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Approaches for the dissection of complex traits in model systems" at Kansas State University Department of Biochemistry in Manhattan, KS, on September 22, 2010.

Berl Oakley (professor) gave an invited talk titled "An unexpected role for γ-tubulin in cell cycle regulation" at the University of Wisconsin Department of Bacteriology in Madison, WI, September 9, 2010.

Mark Richter (professor) gave a lecture titled "Structure and function of the chloroplast ATP synthase" at the Structural Biology Center of the Chinese National Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China on August 27, 2010.

Mark Richter (professor) gave a lecture titled "Torque generation by the ATP synthase rotary motor" at the Inner Mongolia Medical College in Huh Hot City, China on August 22, 2010.

Berl Oakley (professor) gave an invited talk titled "An unexpected role for γ-tubulin in cell cycle regulation" at the Ninth International Mycology Congress in Edinburgh, UK on August 7, 2010. Dr. Oakley was also co-author on the paper "Genomic mining of secondary metabolites from Aspergillus species" presented as an invited talk by Dr. Clay Wang at the same meeting. 

Erik Lundquist (associate professor) gave an invited platform lecture titled "Cytoskeletal regulation of growth cone lamellipodia and filopodia in axon pathfinding" at the Neuronal Development, Synaptic Function & Behavior C. elegans Meeting held at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, WI on June 28–30, 2010.

Scott Hefty (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled “Mechanisms and Proposed Role for ChxR: An Atypical Response Regulator” at the Twelfth International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections in Salzburg, Austria on June 25, 2010.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled “Simulations of peptide folding: populations, kinetics and pathways”, 1) at the Nicolaus Copernicus University Department of Physics and Astronomy in Torun, Poland on May 7, 2010,  2) at the Warsaw University Department of Biophysics in Warsaw, Poland on May 11, 2010  and 3) at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Fundamental Problems of Technology, in Warsaw, Poland on May 19, 2010.

Krzysztof Kuczera (professor) gave an invited presentation titled  “Simulations of peptide folding: microscopic explanation of spectroscopic effects”, Institute of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, May 18, 2010.

Berl Oakley ( professor) gave his inaugural lecture as the Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology titled "Understanding the mitotic apparatus, a remarkable biological machine" on April 22, 2010.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Structure-based Design of a D-amino Acid Peptide Inhibitor of Tau Fibrillation" at the PepCon "Protein and Peptide Conference" in Beijing, China on March 22, 2010.

John Karanicolas (assistant professor) gave an invited talk titled "Computational Redesign of Receptor-Specific Ligands." at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Ninth Annual PEPTALK in San Diego, CA on January 13, 2010.