Wichita State University Department of Biology Seminar

Monday 4pm-5:00pm, HH 218

Seminars are open to the public. Attendance is required for all students enrolled in Biol 497, Biol 797, and all current graduate students.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Li Yao at li.yao@wichita.edu

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
Li Yao

Yongkuk Lee


Sarah Nickel

Biomedical Engineering, WSU
Medical Laboratory Sciences, WSU
Skin-like Electronics and their Applications for Human-Machine Interfaces and Health
SARS-CoV-2: Infection and Detection.

Zheng Long

Kansas University

From the discovery of ADAMTS13 to the development of practical guideline for the management of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
6-Sep Labor Day

Andrew Dudley

Nebraska Medical Center

Development of structural integrity and mechanical competence in cartilage


Jessica Bowser

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Dissecting the pathophysiology of endometrial cancer: insights from adenosine and its role in precision medicine

Arik Kershenbaum

Cambridge University, UK

Universal laws of biology - what we can and can't predict about extraterrestrial life

Randall Davis

Oklahoma State University

Targeting neuroinflammation: Advancing options for treating mood and anxiety disorders

Fall Break


Paul Durham

Missouri State University

Modulation of Inhibitory Descending Pain Pathway: Insights into Migraine Pathology and Treatment
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Stewart Gardner

Emporia State University

Studies of Bacterial Phosphate Signaling
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Kyle Baumbauer

University of Kansas Medical Center
Unraveling the contribution of inflammation to central and peripheral pain states

Ron Yu

Stowers Institute of Medical research

Molecular Control of Developmental Plasticity and the Permanence of Imprinted Odor Memory


Grad Students Presentations

Abby Carney-Bousfield lab:  Follicle-stimulating hormone macroheterogeneity in aging male pituitaries

Alexander Ratcliffe-Schneegurt Lab:  Survival of Salinotolerant Bacteria in Brines Relevant to Mars at Low Temperatures Nonpermissive for Growth

Haneesha Vishwa Sai-Yao Lab:  The biological interaction of astrocytes and collagen/soy protein based biocompatible materials for assistance in neural recuperation

Kimmy Tran-Yao Lab:  The impact of electrical signal on brain tumor cell migration and the study of molecular mechanism

Abraham Denner-McDonald Lab:  Anti-microbial synergy tests of a variety of Cranberry extracts for potential use against plant pathogen


David Kast

Washington University School of Medicine

Grad Students Presentations

Krista Ward-Luhring Lab:  Fish Presence and Spatial Distribution in Intermittent Stream Pools

Morgan Markley-Beck Lab:  Insights into the introduction and distribution of invasive Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum) through whole chloroplast sequencing

Stacy Holt-Beck Lab:  What is Salvinia molesta?  Determining genetic composition of the allopolyploid invasive giant Salvinia using genomic data

Charishma Aari:  Ecological limiting factors on poison ivy spread in a Kansas grassland

Fariha Tanveer-Hendry lab:  Developing a Human Patient "Avatar" System Particularly Relevant to Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)