19th Annual K-INBRE Symposium

Program Schedule

Thursday, January 14, 2021

3:00 PM Poster Session I
4:00 PM Poster Session II

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

9:00 AM General Session
  Doug Wright, Ph.D., K-INBRE Principal Investigator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Opening Remarks
   
9:10 AM Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PT, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker, Clinical Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, and President and Co-Founder Likarda, Kansas City, MO
  Title: Academia to Commercial Product: The Long and Winding Road
   
9:40 AM Doug Wright, Ph.D., K-INBRE Principal Investigator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Moderator
   
9:45 AM Trainee #1: Aditya Vargheese, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Title: Loss of REST in Breast Cancer
   
10:00 AM Trainee #2: Johnny Dinh Phan, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Title: The Role of Ferritin & Iron Homeostasis in Polycystic Kidney Disease
   
10:15 AM Trainee #3: Abdul-Rahman M. Jesri, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  Title: Structure-Guided Design of SARS-CoV-2 Therapeutics
   
10:30 AM Break
   
10:40 AM General Session
  John Stanford, Ph.D., K-INBRE Associate Director, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Moderator
   
10:45 AM Trainee #4: MacKenzie Mims, Langston University, Langston, OK
  Title: Candidate Multicellularity Gene Profiling in Mutants of Colonial Alga Gonium Pectorale
   
11:00 AM Trainee #5: Davante Hammer, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  Title: The role of Beta 2 Glycoprotein I in a mouse model of melanoma
   
11:15 AM Trainee #6: Tania Wiest, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
  Title: RT-qPCR Analysis of Antioxidant Gene Regulation of Apis mellifera in Response to Coumaphos, Imidacloprid, and Cannabidiol
   
11:30 AM Lunch
   
12:30 PM Career Development Breakout Sessions
 
  What Can Bioinformatics Do For Me?: Susan Brown, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Stuart Macdonald, Ph.D., University of Kansas, and Devin Koestler, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center
 

Presenters from the K-INBRE Bioinformatics Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kansas, and Kansas State University will introduce bioinformatics educational opportunities available through K-INBRE, describe how we became interested in bioinformatics, how we use it in our work, and how you can pursue a career in bioinformatics. An interactive Q&A session after the short presentations will provide feedback to participant inquiries.

 
  Discovering The Regional Bioscience Ecosystem: Alexandra Erwin (pre-recorded), Ph.D., BioKansas
 

This session begins with participants thinking through the components required for a bioscience community to thrive. They learn about regional assets and investments that make up the Kansas bioscience ecosystem. Participants learn about the major contributions of area companies and local innovative technologies coming out of the startup ecosystem. The session concludes with participants reflecting on what they value most in the bioscience ecosystem, to guide their career planning.

 
  Navigating The Career Decision Making Process: Sonia Hall (Live session), Ph.D., BioKansas
 

This interactive session begins with participants identifying and discussing their professional strengths, interests, and weaknesses. Participants explore how their personal values and life experiences shape their goals and contribute to career satisfaction. Using the previous discussions and activities, participants design and critically evaluate an action plan to better position themselves for successful career decisions. 

 
  Delivering Your Message Through Effective Data Visualization: Alexandra Erwin (pre-recorded), Ph.D., BioKansas
 

This workshop covers the importance of effective data visualization, how to choose the right chart for a data type, and best practices for designing charts and tables, including the use of color and chart elements. Participants will work to improve an existing graph or visual and receive tools for creating and improving data visuals.

 
  Building And Advocating For Inclusive & Equitable Work Communities: Lynn Villafuerte (Live Session), M.S., BioKansas
 

Participants learn how workplaces that value diversity can create an environment for better productivity and job satisfaction. Participants learn strategies to actively build and contribute to more inclusive workplace cultures.

   
1:30 PM Award Announcements
  Doug Wright, Ph.D., K-INBRE Principal Investigator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Poster Awards
   
  John Stanford, Ph.D.,K-INBRE Associate Director, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Oral Awards
   
  Doug Wright, Ph.D., K-INBRE Principal Investigator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Closing Remarks