COBRE CMADP 10th Anniversary Symposium: Advances in Biomedical Research

posters at poster session
students giving poster presentations

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

School of Pharmacy Building, West Campus

8:30am - 12:15pm: Symposium (Room 1020)

12:30 - 2:00pm: Lunch and poster session (Atrium)

Event details

Links to complete schedule of symposium speakers, full list of poster titles and poster session photos
Questions? Please contact Cady Bush (, COBRE CMADP Assistant Director.

Carol Saunders, Keynote Speaker

"A Decade of Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy: What We’ve Learned and Where We are Headed"

Director, Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Professor of Pathology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Kansas School of Medicine

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Justin Blumenstiel

"Genomic autoimmunity as a cost of small RNA-based genome defense"

Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
(COBRE CMADP Pilot Project Investigator, 2013-2014)

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Josephine (Josie) Chandler

"Bacterial social behavior: cooperation, conflict and the evolution of quorum sensing"

Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas
(COBRE CMADP Research Project Investigator, 2015-2018)

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Prajnaparamita Dhar

"interface-induced protein particle formation in monoclonal antibody solutions subjected to stress"

Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas
(COBRE CMADP Research Project Investigator, 2012-2015)

profile of Prajna Dhar

Michael A. Johnson

"Light-initiated Zn2+ Signaling in Parkinson's Disease Model Zebrafish"

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Kansas
(COBRE CMADP Research Project Investigator, 2012-2015; Pilot Project Investigator, 2023-2024)

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Michael Veeman

"Asymmetric cell division in the Ciona posterior neuromesodermal b6.5 lineage"

Associate Professor of Biology, Kansas State University
(COBRE CMADP Research Project Investigator, 2015)

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