Thank you and congratulations to our powerful presenters for their hard work and dedication to research during the 2016 KCU Research Symposium.

Thank you and congratulations to our powerful presenters for their hard work and dedication to research during the 2016 KCU Research Symposium.

Research Symposium 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016 

Academic Center, KCU-Kansas City Campus

Featured oral and poster presentations by KCU College of Biosciences and College of Osteopathic Medicine students, along with keynote speaker Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Randy Schekman.

Dr. Randy Schekman 
Nobel Prize Winner

Dr. Randy Schekman is a cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Schekman shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Drs. James Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof for their ground-breaking work on cell membrane vesicle trafficking. 

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Dr. Randy Schekman

Dr. Schekman presented "The Importance of Basic Research and How it Impacts Science" at the KCU Research Community Reception on Thursday, March 24
at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. He presented "Unconventional Secretion of Proteins and RNA from Cultured Human Cells" at the KCU Research Symposium Day
on Friday, March 25 in the Academic Center at KCU-Kansas City campus.

2016 Winners

Oral Presentation - Norbert W. Seidler Prize for Research

“Using Anatomical Landmark to Avoid Phrenic Nerve Injury During Balloon-Based Procedures in Atrial Fibrillation Patients”

Nicolina (Taylor) Smith, Anatomy Fellow
Authors - Nicolina (Taylor) Smith, Larry Segars, Travis Kauffman, and Anthony Olinger
Mentor – Dr. Anthony Olinger

Poster Presentation - 1st Place

“Loss of Neuronal Calcium Pump Function in Models of Parkinson’s Disease”

Shaneisha Williams, Research Track COB Student
Authors Shaneisha Williams, Paul Ramlow, John Stanford, Asma Zaidi
Mentor – Dr. Asma Zaidi


Poster Presentation - 2nd Place

“Death of Dopaminergic Neurons in the Substantia Nigra in Parkinson's Disease - Is Calcium the Silent Killer?”

Sidrah Sheikh, Research Track COB Student
Authors - Sidrah Sheikh, Paul Ramlow, and Asma Zaidi
Mentor – Dr. Asma Zaidi

Betty Jo White Research Award 

"Muscle-Bone Interactions in Progression of ALS"

Dr. Jingsong Zhou, Faculty