School of Biological Sciences

UMKC Hospital Hill Campus hosts 2011 Health Sciences Research Summit

Posted by on April 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools co-hosted the UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit on Wednesday, April 20, in the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill Campus. The purpose of the Research Summit was to make the UMKC community aware of the health sciences related research being conducted in the Schools of Biological […]

UMKC student wins prestigious astrophysics research award

Posted by on February 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Daniel McIntosh, an astronomy professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, recently took three UMKC physics students — Jennifer Nielsen, Andrew Cooper and Cory Wagner — to present original research at the 217th American Astronomical Society (AAS) Conference in Seattle.  One of these students, Jennifer Nielsen, returned home with a Chambliss […]

UMKC researcher elected to international biology organization executive board

Posted by on December 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

UMKC School of Biological Sciences (SBS) Research Associate Professor Kevin McCluskey, Ph.D., was recently elected to the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) Executive Board. The Board includes leading scientists from countries around the world, including Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Russia. McCluskey is the only current Board member representing […]

UMKC investigator provides key expertise to international sepsis research

Posted by on November 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

When a team of scientists in Portugal were looking for someone to fill in some key blanks in their recently published collaborative research on sepsis, they immediately set their sights on Ann Smith’s laboratory at UMKC. The research centered on the role of a specific protein in combating the types of bacterial infection that lead […]

UMKC Staph research published by National Academy of Sciences

Posted by on October 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm

The reason that some Staphylococcal infections, such as MRSA, are so virulent lies in their ability to “evade” many of the human body’s immune responses. Scientists at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Biological Sciences (SBS) are part of a research team working to understand the mechanisms that allow certain pathogens to evade […]

School of Biological Sciences researcher receives NIH “technology transfer” grant

Posted by on August 24, 2010 at 9:51 am

The technological advances that led to the advent of target-based drug discovery in the 1990s enabled researchers to chemically target specific genes and molecules, thus allowing for the development of drugs that can be more precisely delivered. The drawback to this approach lies in the often time-consuming “hit-and-miss” process of matching the right drug with […]