Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Post-doctoral Award Recipients

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 17

PI University Title
Cao, Hongmei KUL Microfluidic Profiling of Circulating miRNAs in Cancer
Chakravorty, Somnath KSU Iron Deprivation of Cancer Cells by Aposiderophores
Chen, Yujun KSU Investigation of Protein Phosphatase function in collective cell migration
Huang, Gaochao KSU Identification of NTMT1 Substrates and Subsequent Interacting Partners in Tumorigenesis
Lee, ChuYu KUMC Development of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) techniques to assess antipsychotic drug concentrations in the brain
McCoin, Colin KUMC Hepatic mitophagy adaptations to exercise in the treatment of NAFLD
Peng, Chen KSU Identification of resting cell-specific responses to vaccinia virus infection
Rice, Clinton KUL Biomechanical functions of septate junction proteins in Drosphila dorsal closure. 
Sharma, Himanshu KUMC HIV-1 and Morphine Mediated Regulation of Autophagy Protein Expression
Verma, Rajni WSU Conformational dynamics and ligand binding in kynurenine 3-monooxygenase
Vishwakarma, Vikalp KUMC The RNA binding protein TTP regulates intestinal cell differentiation and microbial diversity by controlling  Notch signaling

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 16

PI University Title
Dandawate, Prasad KUMC Targeting prolactin signaling in pancreatic cancer by an antipsychotic drug
Hu, Xueyun KSU Modulation of Homeodomain Transcription Factors by Lipid Metabolites in Plants
Li, Xiaoyan KUMC Functional Roles of Smyd2 in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Manley, Sharon KUMC Characterization of interacting network of HMP19 in pancreatic cancer
McFadden, RitaMarie KU-L Microbial Transplantation for Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Morris, E. Matthew KUMC Hepatic control of diet-induced weight gain
Preet, Ranjan KUMC The RNA binding protein HuR enhances exosome secretion and impacts its mRNA cargo in colorectal cancer
Rogers, Robert KUMC Exercise prevents denervation by ameliorating aging loss of active zone proteins

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 15

PI University Title
Badawi, Yomna KUMC The role of neuroligin-calcium channel interaction in brain synapse organization
Culumber, Zachary KSU Molecular Pathways Mediating Responses to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure
Kumar, Dhruv KUMC Role of Tumor-Associated Fibroblasts in Head and Neck Cancer Metabolism 
Lei, Li KSU Polyadenylation Site Usage Variation and Its Genetic Basis in Arabidopsis
Liao, Ke KUMC Development of Human Oral Somatosensory Function in Preterm and Fullterm Infants
Liu, Wei KSU Target Profiling of NRMTs for Potential Cancer Therapeutics
Meekins, David KSU Serpin-6 protein-protein interactions in mosquito immunity against malaria
Sukthankar, Pinakin KU-L Developing a minimal model of beta-barrel ligands for cancer therapeutics
Usset, Joseph KUMC Assessment of Biases in Xenograft Mouse Models used in Cancer Research
Vishal, Kumar KSU The role of Drosophila  Trim 32 in progressive muscle wasting.
Zhang, Peng KU-L Nanobiotechnologies to study tumor-derived exosomes
Zhou, Xia KUMC Functional Roles of DNMT1 in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 14

PI University Title
Cooley, Megan KUMC Enhanced TGF-beta signaling causes ECM remodeling and tumor dormancy
Jacobs, Damon KUMC Molecular mechanism of hyperphagia in a novel ciliary mouse model of obesity
Koohestani, Faezeh KUMC Role of the PCP pathway in the pathogenesis of uterine leiomyomas
Marriage, Tara KSU Investigating the evolution of multicellularity through transcriptomics
Wilkins, Heather KUMC Bioenergetic influence of amyloid beta generation
Zhang, Wei KSU Efforts in PhaC crystallization for cancer drug delivery purpose

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 13

PI University Title
Marriage, Tara KSU The genetic basis of multicellularity by evolutionary transcriptomics
Singh, Chingakham KSU Role of ubiquitin-proteasome system in 40S ribosome quality control
Wu, Xiaoqing KU-L Molecular cancer therapy targeting RNA binding protein HuR

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 12

PI University Title
Marquez, Rebecca KU-L microRNA scaffolds for increased miRNA processing efficiency in cancer cells
Zeineldin, Maged KU-L Chemoprevention of inflammation-mediated colon cancer with novel activator of heat shock response

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 11

PI University Title
Cui, Yue KUMC Characterize the roles of microRNAs in bile acid homeostasis in developing liver

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 10

PI University Title
Borrego-Diaz, Emma KUMC Generation of an oncolytic virus to target colorectal cancer stem cells
Carletti, Martha KUMC The role of microRNA in the invasion of ductal carcinoma in situ
Ramsey, Jon KUMC Role of ZXDC in Myelopoiesis
Valdez, Kelli KUMC Development of human DCIS progression model by the MIND method

Post-doctoral Awards Yr 9

PI University Title
Bellon, Marcia KUMC The Regulation and Function of microRNA-124a in HTLV-I-associated Adult Tcell
Jacob, Jennifer KUMC Role of the histone methyltransferase, Dot1L, in DNA repair and breast cancer
Rockwell, Cheryl KUMC Mechanisms of impaired T cell cytokine production and immune response by Nrf2
Williams, Rachel KUMC Effects of aging on outcomes of traumatic brain injury