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Undergraduate Coordinator Office

The overall goal of the Undergraduate Research Office continues to be the support of improved and expanded biomedical research experiences for undergraduates on K-INBRE campuses. The Core will do this by 1) Soliciting and qualifying programs submitted by the 10 Campuses to attract and retain promising students into biomedically-related science majors and to involve these students in cutting edge research; 2) Assist the Coordinators at K-INBRE participating institutions in implementing their programs; 3) Work with the Communications Core to continue and expand communication to trainees through networking via the videoconferencing network; 4) Assist the PI and staff in the implementation of symposia and workshops where students can present their research and hear research presentations by internationally recognized scientists; and 5) Supervise the award of funds to support Summer Scholars, Translational Research Scholars, Community Based Scholars, Bioinformatics Scholars, and Star Trainees.

Undergraduate Coordinator Office Contacts

Tim Burnett, PhD

Undergraduate Office Director and ESU Campus Coordinator

Associate Professor & Chair of Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Department
Emporia State University

1200 Commercial St., Campus Box 4050
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: 620-341-5910
[email protected]


K. J. Abraham, PhD

LU Campus Coordinator

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Langston University

219 HAMH, HWY 33 P.O. Box 1500
Langston, OK 73050
Phone: 405-466-3310
[email protected]


Brian Ackley, PhD


Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Bioscience
University of Kansas

Haworth Hall, 1200 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045-7566
Phone: 785-864-5821
[email protected]


James Balthazor, PhD

FHSU Campus Coordinator

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Fort Hays State University

Tomanek Hall 322
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: 785-628-4638
[email protected]


Christine Brodsky, PhD

PSU Campus Coordinator

Associate Professor
Biology Department
Pittsburg State University

1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-235-4947
[email protected]


Bridgett Chapin, PhD

HINU Campus Coordinator

Environmental Science Department
Haskell Indian Nations University

155 Indian Avenue, Box 5029
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: 785-832-6609
[email protected]


Sherry Fleming, PhD

KSU Campus Coordinator

Division of Biology
Kansas State University

18A Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-6130
[email protected]


William Hendry, III, PhD

WSU Campus Coordinator

Professor and Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Wichita State University

529 Hubbard Hall, 1845 Fairmount Dr.
Wichita, KS 67260-0026
Phone: 316-978-6086; Fax: 316-978-3772
[email protected]


Sam Leung, PhD

WU Campus Coordinator

Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Washburn University

1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
Phone: 785-670-2375
[email protected]


John A. Stanford, PhD

Program Coordinator, KUMC Campus Coordinator

Professor & Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7416; Fax: 913-588-7430
[email protected]