Inside the UMKC School of Biological Sciences, you’d expect to find classrooms, labs, offices and study spaces. What you might not expect to find is a room filled, floor-to-ceiling, with fish tanks. The space resembles something like a high-tech pet store, without all the colored rocks and miniature castles. It’s kept at a balmy 82 … Continue reading Earning Her Stripes
Leonard Dobens, Ph.D., is not afraid to admit he spends much of his time with flies. Instead, he sees the beauty and importance of studying these tiny organisms. Dobens is currently researching the role of a gene called Tribbles in embryonic development and diseases. He uses Drosophila melanogaster, more commonly known as the fruit fly, … Continue reading The Little Things in Life
What is the focus of your research? Our team investigates how multiprotein complexes protect the brain. Learning more about the structure and function of these multiprotein complexes will help us understand why mutations, which can often occur, lead to many different diseases. In a number of neurodegenerative diseases, we know which proteins malfunction, but we … Continue reading Q & A with Ryan Mohan, Ph.D.