UMKC Fungal Genetics Stock Center awarded $500,000 National Science Foundation grant

Posted by on June 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

The Fungal Genetics Stock Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Biological Sciences has been awarded a grant of nearly $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to establish the United States Culture Collection Network. The goal of the network is to bring together scientists working with laboratory-based collections of microbes across the nation. […]

School of Medicine researchers explore molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction

Posted by on February 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could lead to improved treatment and prevention of cocaine addiction. Researchers in the lab of Xiang-Ping Chu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Basic Medical Science at the School of Medicine, […]

Common journey brings three uncommon young scientists to UMKC

Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 8:54 am

They are three bright, young, dedicated scientists who had offers to attend medical school, conduct research or teach at coastal powerhouses; but they have never doubted the wisdom of their decision to leave all that behind. In the opinion of these exceptional researchers, there is no better place to conduct scientific investigations than UMKC’s School […]

School of Biological Sciences student wins prestigious research award

Posted by on October 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Jouliana Sadek, a Ph.D. student working in the lab of Prof. Sullivan Read at the UMKC School of Biological Sciences, was honored with the Priscilla Schaffer Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation at the 36th Annual International Herpesvirus Workshop in Gdansk, Poland. This workshop brings together investigators from all over the world studying all of the […]

School of Pharmacy researcher exploring effect of light on gene expression

Posted by on October 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty and student researchers in the lab of Simon Friedman, Ph.D., are working to refine a technique for controlling gene expression with light. Dr. Friedman, Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy, recently received a grant through the National Science Foundation Chemistry of Life Processes […]

UMKC launches Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program

Posted by on July 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

In response to growing workforce demand for allied health care workers, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is offering a new Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) degree program. The program, which is accepting students for the Fall 2011 semester, is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in pursuing a degree in […]