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2020 Seminars

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The KIDDRC sponsors numerous educational series geared towards stimulating research collaborations among faculty and students, as well as public lectures that seek to educate the public about scientific advances in IDD. All upcoming talks are held virtually via Zoom.

Upcoming: 

11/19/2020 at 4 pm
Nicole Zieber, Ph.D.
University of Kansas
Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training


11/19/2020 at 4 pm
Isaac Sundar, Ph.D.
"Circadian Clock Disruption in the Lung by Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Allergen: Implications for Chronic Airway Disease"
University of Kansas Medical Center
Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar

11/30/2020 at 4 pm
Preethi Kunchala
"Role of centromere in mitotic spindle structure”
University of Kansas Medical Center
Physiology Seminar Series


Previous seminars:

1/6/20 The contribution of interhemispheric cross-talk to recovery after stroke Page Hayley University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
1/9/20 The function of osteoclast genes in dendritic cells - A novel regulatory mechanism in inflammatory diseases" "Targeting osteoclast genes to prevent cancer growth and cancer metastasis Wei Chen, MD Yi-Ping Li, PhD University of Alabama - Birmingham Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research Seminar Series
1/9/20 APE1: A DNA Repair Swiss Army Knife Amy Whitaker, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
1/13/20 Neural encoding of the arm and hand during coordinated and precise movements Adam G. Rouse, M.D., Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
1/23/20 Understanding Synaptic Biology Through the Neuromuscular Junction Weichun Lin, Ph.D. University of Texas - Southwestern Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
1/24/20 Exploring ribosomal DNA dynamics in fission yeast Alexandria Cockrell University of Kansas Medical Center Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
1/27/20 Neuronal basis of liking and remembering in Drosophila Consuelo Perez Sanchez University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
1/30/20 Neuroimmune contribution to pelvic pain in chronic prostatitis Praveen Thumbikat, PhD Northwestern University Seminar Series in Urology
1/30/20 Neuroimmune contribution to pelvic pain in chronic prostatitis Praveen Thumbikat, PhD Northwestern University Seminar Series in Urology
1/30/20 Tissue engineering approaches: Electrospinning, decellularized ECM, 3D printing and computational modeling Dr. Andras Czirok's Lab University of Kansas Medical Center Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
1/30/20 Children and Politics Meagan Patterson, Ph.D. University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
1/30/20 Restoring Communication Using Brain-Computer Interfaces Jon Brumberg, Ph.D. University of Kansas - Lawrence Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training Seminar Series
1/31/20 Structure and Function of Proteins that Regulate Replication-Coupled Nucleosome Assembly Lynne Dieckman, Ph.D. Creighton University Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
2/3/20 Rheostat and Toggles Switches for Modulating Protein Function Liskin Swint-Kruse, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
2/6/20 Host Regulatory Controls of HIV Antibody Responses Todd Bradley, PhD Children's Mercy Hospital Seminars in Development and the Pathogenesis of Disease
2/6/20 Host Regulatory Controls of HIV Antibody Responses Todd Bradley, PhD Children's Mercy Hospital Pathology
2/6/20 Pain from head to toe in mouse and human Steve Davidson, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
2/6/20 Learning about early literacy from parent-child conversations Sarah Robins, Ph.D. University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
2/7/20 Understanding mechanisms of obesity associated with pancreatic cancer progression Michael VanSaun, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
2/10/20 A-to-I RNA editing and its role in oocyte and ovarian function Lane Christenson, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
2/11/20 Immunogenomics approaches for development of cancer immunotherapies Malachi Griffith, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
2/13/20 A role for Nrf2 in alleviating neuropathic pain Peter M. Grace, Ph.D. University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
2/13/20 Legal services and support for KU graduate students Bill Larzalere, Adam Mansfield University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
2/13/20 Mechanisms of sensory and motor processes in autism spectrum disorder Erin Bojanek University of Kansas - Lawrence Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training Seminar Series
2/14/20 My Best Efforts to Heed Skinner’s (1956) First Unformalized Principle: “When You Run Onto Something Interesting, Drop Everything Else and Study It” Alec Bernstein University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
2/17/20 Translatable Resistance Exercise Interventions for Rat Models of Neuromuscular Function John A. Stanford, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
2/20/20 Harnessing Big-Data for Translation of Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury Research Adam R. Ferguson, Ph.D. Brain and Spinal Injury Center, UCSF Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
2/20/20 RNA Modifications and Cell Identity: The Importance of Forgetting the Past to Embrace the Future Pedro Batista National Institutes for Health Seminars in Development and the Pathogenesis of Disease
2/20/20 RNA Modifications and Cell Identity: The Importance of Forgetting the Past to Embrace the Future Pedro J. Batista, PhD National Institutes for Health Pathology
2/20/20 The use of Hope and Positive Emotion as generators of growth Scott Plohartz University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
2/21/20 Mechanistic Insights into Human DNA Damage Tolerance from Fluorescence-based Studies Mark Hedglin, Ph.D. Penn State University Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
2/23/20 Advancing the understanding of disease mechanisms through integrative genomics and epigenomics approaches Elin Grundberg, PhD Children's Mercy Hospital Seminars in Development and the Pathogenesis of Disease
2/24/20 Mechanistic studies of small-molecule modulators in gene splicing Jingxin Wang, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
2/27/20 Heading Down the Rabbit Hole: Investigating the Developmental Origins of Adolescent Rumination Robyn Kelton University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
2/27/20 Rethinking measurement standards of autism symptomology in Fragile X Syndrome Heather Fielding Gebhardt University of Kansas - Lawrence Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training Seminar Series
2/28/20 Mechanisms of Group II intron Splicing and Retrotransposition Aaron R. Robert, Ph.D. West Virginia University Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
2/28/20 The effects of audience gender on gender biased verbal behavior and self-editing​ in an analogue of online chat Fernanda Oda University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
3/2/20 Regulation of early mammalian development: importance of the extraembryonic trophoblast lineage Soumen Paul, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
3/5/20 Current research on mothers and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome Heather Fielding Gebhardt University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
3/5/20 Proteasome localization and autophagic degradation under cellular stress conditions Jeroen Roelofs, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
3/6/20 A Behavioral Approach to Preventing Youth Violence  Courtney Rose Moore University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
3/9/20 KUMC Nociceptor dysfunction during the acute phase of spinal cord injury (SCI): Implications for the development and management of chronic SCI-induced pain Kyle Baumbauer, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
3/12/20 Special Education: Parents' Rights & Responsibilities Darla Nelson-Metzger Families Together, Inc. Kansas LEND and Families Together, Inc.
3/19/20 Advancing Social-communication And Play (ASAP): Implementing interventions for children with ASD across contexts Brian Boyd University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
3/26/20 Discourse cues in the acquisition of L2 Spanish pronouns Nick Feroce University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
3/27/20 Human Operant Laboratory Research to Inform Organizational Behavior Management Matthew Novak Johns Hopkins Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
4/2/20 Diving Deeper into Reading in ASD Meghan Davidson, Ph.D. University of Kansas - Lawrence Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training Seminar Series
4/10/20 An Assessment of Token Value and Effectiveness Marcella Hangen University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
4/10/20 Managing the Coronavirus as an Individual with ASD or Caregiver Matthew Mosconi, Ph.D. University of Kansas - Lawrence Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training Seminar Series
4/16/20 Social Inclusion for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Xueqin Qian, Ph.D. University of Kansas - Lawrence Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training Seminar Series
4/24/20 Beyond the Matrix: The Role of TIMP-1 in the Regulation of Inflammatory Pain Kyle Baumbauer, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
4/24/20 Discriminative Control of Vocal Stereotypy Using an Empirically Identified Punisher Hayley Hypse University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
4/24/20 The effects of prompts on incorrect recycling behavior Jess Bostick University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
4/24/20 Effectiveness of TAGteach® Interventions: Comparing the Effects of Verbal and Audible Feedback Mariah Mussetter Kansas State University Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
5/7/20 A Kiss to Remember Stephanie Seminara, MD Harvard Medical School Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research Seminar Series
5/14/20 Pathomechanism of Thrombotic Microangiopathy: From Zebrafish to Men X. Long Zheng, MD, PhD University of Kansas Medical Center Seminars in Development and the Pathogenesis of Disease
5/21/20 Sperm RNA Code: How Many Secrets in Programming Offspring Phenotypes? Qi Chen, MD, PhD University of California - Riverside Seminars in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
6/3/20 Adenomyosis Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart, MD Mayo Clinic Seminars in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
6/11/20 Tips to Promoting Self-Determination at Home for Children Mayumi Hagiwara, Ph.D., Dana Rusher University of Kansas - Lawrence KUCDD - Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities and Kansas LEND
6/12/20 Assessing Vicarious Reinforcement Arrangements: An Experimental Analysis & Reflection Stephanie Glaze University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
6/26/20 Enhanced Written Instructions for Creating Publication-Quality Single-Case Design Graphs in Microsoft Excel Kelsey Dachman University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
7/9/20 Broadening Your Impact: Inclusivity in Research Carol Burdsal, Teresa MacDonald, and Jomella Watson-Thompson University of Kansas – Lawrence Child Language Doctoral Program Proseminar
7/10/20 A Behavioral Economic Approach to Quantifying Reinforcing Efficacy of Food Rachel Foster University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
7/10/20 Ideal Free Distribution in Canines: Free-Operant Evaluation of Group Foraging Ally Salzer University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
7/10/20 Graphing in the Field of Behavior Analysis: A systematic review Rebecca Woolbert University of Kansas - Lawrence Applied Behavioral Sciences Prosem
8/13/20 Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Waiver Mandy Flower Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization Kansas LEND
9/10/20 Supported Decision Making: A practical guide on alternatives Steve Gieber, Evan Dean, Brad Linnenkamp Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, University of Kansas - Lawrence Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities and Kansas LEND
9/14/20 Deciphering Clinically Meaningful Genetic Effects Influencing Complex Disorders Olivia J. Veatch, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
10/22/20 The Promotion of Weight Management and Physical Activity in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Lauren Ptomey, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
11/5/20 Sensorimotor and Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Autism Spectrum Disorder Shannon Kelly, MA University of Kansas Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
11/5/20 Sex differences in stress regulation of cognition and motivation Debra Bangasser, Ph.D. Temple University Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
11/9/20 CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Genome Editing and Its Application for the Study of Fertilization in Mice Masahito Ikawa, Ph.D. Osaka University, Japan Physiology Seminar Series
11/12/20 Mechanisms of selective exosome cargo loading during inflammation Ann Wozniak, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar
11/16/20 Emerging mechanisms in the regulation of vertebrate aging Bérénice A. Benayoun, Ph.D. University of Southern California Physiology Seminar Series