KCOM faculty are listed in bold font; staff and students are identified in brackets.


Research Publications


Ahmad Z, Okafor F, Azim S, Laughlin TF. ATP synthase: a molecular therapeutic drug target for antimicrobial and antitumor peptides. Curr Med Chem. 2013;20(15):1956-73. PubMed

Cowan LJ, Stechmiller JK, Phillips P, Yang Q, Schultz G, Chronic wounds, biofilms and use of medicinal larvae. Ulcers, 2013, Article ID 487024, DOI:10.1155/2013/487024

Deady L [Student]. Cox JL. Uptake of cystatin by melanoma cells in culture. CellBio 2013;2:64-69

Dood KP [Student], Frey AD [Student], Geisbuhler TP (2013) The effect of hawthorn extract on coronary flow. J Evidence-Based Comp Alt Med (JEBCAM) 18: 257-267 (published online ahead of print June 13, 2013: doi:10.1177/2156587213491428).

Gan Y, Zhang Y, Buckels A, Paterson AJ, Jiang J, Clemens TL, Zhang ZY, Du K, Chang Y, Frank SJ. IGF-1R Modulation of Acute GH-Induced STAT5 Signaling: Role of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Activity. Mol Endocrinol. 2013 Nov;27(11):1969-79. doi: 10.1210/me.2013-1178. Epub 2013 Sep 12.

Johnson AW, Zipfel GJ, Han BH. Editorial: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: Perspectives on cerebrovascular dysfunction, J Neurol Dis. 2013 2:1

Kabir MA, Ahmad Z. Candida infections and their prevention. ISRN Prev Med. 2012 Nov 4;2013:763628. doi: 10.5402/2013/763628. eCollection 2013. Review. PubMed

Krueger EM, Cullum ME, Nichols TR, Taylor MG, Sexton WL, Murahata RI. Novel instrumentation to determine peel force in vivo and preliminary studies with adhesive skin barriers. Skin Res Technol. 2013 Nov;19(4):398-404. doi: 10.1111/srt.12059.

Moran AR, Norimatsu Y, Dawson DC, Macdonald KD. Aqueous cigarette smoke extract induces a voltage-dependent inhibition of CFTR expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014 Feb;306(3):L284-91. doi:10.1152/ajplung.00163.2013. Epub 2013 Dec 6

Ostrowski TD, Ostrowski D, Hasser EM, Kline DD. Depressed GABA and glutamate synaptic signaling by 5-HT1A receptors in the nucleus tractus solitarii and their role in cardiorespiratory function. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Jun 15;111(12):2493-504. doi: 10.1152/jn.00764.2013. Epub 2014 Mar 26

Ostrowski TD, Stumpner A. Processing of ultrasound in a bush cricket's brain. Physiol. Entomol 2013 Mar; 38(1): 33-44. Epub 2013 Jan 20.

Phillips P, Progulske-Fox A, Grieshaber S, Grieshaber N. Expression of Porphyromonas gingivalis small RNA in response to hemin availability identified using microarray and RNA-seq analysis. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2014 Feb;351(2):202-8. doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12320. Epub 2013 Nov 19

Phillips PL, Yang Q, Davis S, Sampson EM, Azeke JI, Hamad A, Schultz GS. Antimicrobial dressing efficacy against mature Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm on porcine skin explants. Int Wound J. 2013 Sep 13. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12142. [Epub ahead of print]

Phillips PL, Yang Q, Schultz GS. The effect of negative pressure wound therapy with periodic instillation using antimicrobial solutions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm on porcine skin explants. Int Wound J. 2013 Dec;10 Suppl 1:48-55. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12180

Rachakatla RS, Reuter A [student]. Neural Stem Cells Transduced with Adenovirus Interferon-Beta Prolonged Lives of MDA 231 Lung Tumor Bearing SCID Mice. Poster presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research; National Harbor, MD; September 21, 2013.

Rachakatla RS, Perugino D [student]. Isolation and Characterization of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Derived from Rabbit Umbilical Cords. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Ramachandra R [post-doc], Hassan B, McGrew SG, Dompor J [student], Farrag M, Ruiz-Velasco V, Elmslie KS. Identification of CaV channel types expressed in muscle afferent neurons.J Neurophysiol. 2013 Oct;110(7):1535-43. doi: 10.1152/jn.00069.2013. Epub 2013 Jul 10.

Ramachandra R [post-doc], McGrew S, Elmslie K. Identification of specific sensory neuron populations for study of expressed ion channels. J Vis Exp. 2013 Dec 24;(82):50782. doi: 10.3791/50782

Resazurin-based assay for screening bacteria for radiation sensitivity. Springerplus. 2013; 2(1):55. Epub 2013 Feb 16. Hudman DA, Sargentini NJ.

Ruhlen RL, Snider EJ, Sargentini NJ, Worthington BD [Student], Singh VK, Pazdernik VM, Johnson JC, Degenhardt BF. Influence of Manual Therapy on Functional Mobility After Joint Injury in a Rat Model. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Oct;113(10):738-752.

Svoboda SJ, Harvey TM, Owens BD, Brechue WF, Tarwater PM, Cameron KL. Changes in serum biomarkers of cartilage turnover after anterior cruciate ligament injury. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Sep;41(9):2108-16. doi: 10.1177/0363546513494180. Epub 2013 Jul 5

Vaish M, Singh VK. 2013. Antioxidant functions of nitric oxide synthase in a methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2013:312146.

White R, Holdaway BB, Moody JD, Chang Y. Chronic caffeine administration attenuates vascular injury-induced neointimal hyperplasia in rats. J Caffeine Res. 2013 Dec;3(4):163-168.

Whitman JK, Alviar AF, Fleschner CR, Stuart MK. Monoclonal antibody 10A5 recognizes an antigen unique to the water-insoluble 25/45 membrane fraction of the rat ocular lens. SpringerPlus 2013 Oct 2;2:500;13pp. doi:10.1186/2193-1801-2-500

Yang Q, Phillips PL,* Sampson EM, Progulske-Fox A, Jin S, Antonelli P, Schultz GS. Development of a novel ex vivo porcine skin explant model for the assessment of mature bacterial biofilms. (*Joint First-Author and corresponding author). Wound Repair Regen. 2013 Sep-Oct;21(5):704-14. doi:10.1111/wrr.12074. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

Presentations/Published Abstracts


Anderson TJ [student], Shaffer L [student] Sexton WL. Impact of Diabetes on Microvascular PO2 in the Rat Soleus after Femoral Artery Ligation. Med Sci Sport Exercise 45 (Suppl 5), S158, 2013. Poster presented at American College of Sports Medicine meeting; Indianapolis, IN; May 29, 2013, and at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Baxter JC [student], Elmslie KS. Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Expressed by Muscle Afferent Neurons. Presented at: Experimental Biology 2013; Boston, MA; April 22, 2013.

Chamberlain NR, Stuart MK, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Utilization of Clinical Case Presentations in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases to Improve Student Performance on Course Assessments. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; Baltimore, MD; April 24, 2013.

Chang Y, Holdaway BB [student], Moody JD [student], Fu M, Kolattukudy P. MCPIP-1 Deficiency Induces Hepatic Inflammation and Impairs Insulin Signaling in Mice. FASEB J April 9, 2013 27:918.5

Cohen EL, Ruhlen RL, Marberry KM, Pazdernik VK, Kondrashov PE, Cramberg M, Howard ML. Progression of Osteoarthritis Post-Destabilization in a Female Rat Model. Poster and oral presentation at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Duong QV [student], Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ. Novel Mutations in Escherichia coli that Increase the UV Radiation Survival of a uvrA Strain. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Duong QV, Hudman DA, Sargentini NJ. Mechanistic Roles of Novel Genes Involved in UV Radiation Survival of Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 2013 Summer Research Symposium at Truman State University; August 24, 2013; Kirksville, Missouri.

Ginsburg ZN, Ruhlen RL, Kondrashov PE, Marberry KM. The Effects of Gender and Female Sex Hormones on Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Gularte NP [student], Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ*. Survey of Keio Collection Escherichia coli Mutants for Sensitivity to UV and X-radiation. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 113th General Meeting; Denver, CO; May 18-21, 2013.

Hayes RT, Ruhlen RL, Marberry KM, Kvam VM, Kondrashov PE, Cramberg M. Manual Therapy and Exercise to Prevent Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in a Rat Model of Impact Injury. Presented at the 57th American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference; September 30-October 2, 2013; Las Vegas, NV.

Holdaway BB [student], Naik CY [student], Chang Y. Insulin-Induces Adipogenesis in Immortalized MEF Cells. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Houser JJ*, Degenhardt BF, Bird M, Valovich McLeod TC, Hodges C, Shurtz N, Kvam V, Kirsch J. Comparing EMG in Women with Chronic Low Back Pain to Healthy Controls During Selected Functional Activities. Presented at the 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain; October 27-31, 2013; Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Huber GA [student], Geisbuhler TP. Hydroxysafflor Yellow A Protects Cardiac Myocytes during Anoxia and Reoxygenation. Presented at: American Society of Pharmacognosy, 54th Annual Meeting. Natural Products at a Crossroad - Current and Future Directions. St. Louis, MO. July 13-17, 2013. Published: Planta Med 79: 837 (PH12).

Joshi K, Ramaraj P. Differential Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Between Mouse and Human Melanoma Cell Lines. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013

Kondrashov P, Johnson JC. Introduction of Case-Based Questions into Written Examinations in a Medical Histology Course. Abstract and poster presented at the17th annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators; St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; June 7-11, 2013.

Kondrashov P, Kondrashova T, Johnson JC, Boehm K, Rice D. Impact of the Clinical Ultrasound Elective Course on Retention of Anatomical Knowledge by Second-Year Osteopathic Medical Students in Preparation for Board Exams. Poster presented at the Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education; Columbia, SC; September 27-29, 2013.

Kondrashov P., Kondrashova T., Johnson J.C., Boehm K., Rice D. Impact of the Clinical Ultrasound Elective course on retention of anatomical knowledge by second-year osteopathic medical students in preparation for board exams. Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education, Columbia, SC, September 27-29, 2013. Best Poster Award.

Kondrashova T, Kondrashov P, Lockwood M. Feasibility of Ultrasound Integration into Anatomy and OMM Courses in Osteopathic Medical Education. Abstract and poster presented at the17th annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators; St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; June 8-11, 2013.

Kondrashova T, Wilson M. Use of Simulation Training Phantoms and Real-Time Ultrasonography During the First and Second years of Medical School. Poster presented at the Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education; Columbia, SC; September 27-29, 2013.

Moody J [student], Sedinkin J [student], Chang Y. The role MCPIP-1 in Maintaining Lipid Homeostasis. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Nickle TR [student], Middlemas DS. The Effect of Chronic Corticosterone-Induced Treatment in Pre- and Post-Pubescent Female Rats, Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Parfitt J, Reisbick M, Singh VK, Makin I, Shlossman M. Anerobic Bacterial DNA Characterization Using Real Time PCR and Pyrosequencing Techniques for Chronic Periodontal disease. VOLPE Award Winning Presentation; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; May 17, 2013.

Parfitt J, Reisbick M, Singh VK, Makin I, Shlossman M. Development of Anaerobic Bacteria DNA Isolation and Rapid PCR Assay of Periodontal Treatment Assessment. American Dental Association’s 49th Annual Dental Students' Conference on Research; Gaithersburg, MD; April 21-23, 2013.

Ramachandra R, Elmslie KS (2013) Kv currents in group III/ IV muscle afferent neurons. Abstract #422.10. Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience; San Diego, CA; Nov. 9-13, 2013.

Ramachandra R, Elmslie KS. KV Currents in Identified Muscle Afferents. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Ramaraj P, Chang Y, Cox JL. In-Vitro Determination of Biological and Anabolic Functions of Weak Androgen Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Using a Variety of Cell Lines. Meeting abstract published at Endocrine Rev 2013; 34 (03_Meeting/Abstracts): SAT-352. Poster presented at the 95th annual Endocrine-Society Meeting; San Francisco, CA; June 15, 2013

Ruhlen RL, Marberry KM, Kvam VM, Kondrashov PE, Evans ML, Hayes R, Howard ML. Impact Injury Progression to Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in a Female Rat Model. Presented at the 57th American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference; September 30-October 2, 2013; Las Vegas, NV.

Sexton WL, Shaffer L [student], Anderson TJ [student]. Impact of Exercise and Insulin on Microvascular PO2 in the Diabetic Rat Soleus after Femoral Artery Ligation. Med Sci Sport Exercise45 (Suppl 5), S158, 2013. Poster presented at American College of Sports Medicine meeting; Indianapolis, IN; May 29, 2013, and at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Springer MT [student], Chamberlain NR. Effect of the ClpPC Protease System in the Formation of Persister Cells in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster and oral presentation at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Stuart MK, Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Case Presentation Exercises in Immunology Enhance Relevance and Improve Student Satisfaction with the Course. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 113th General Meeting; Denver, CO; May 18-21, 2013.

Stuart MK, Hudman DA [staff], Pisano MD, Hiatt JL [student], Sargentini NJ. Recognition of radA ochre Mutants by RadA/Sms-Specific Monoclonal Antibodies. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Tran M, Winjobi M, Ahmad Z. ATP Synthase: A Molecular Drug Target for Dietary Polyphenols. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Vaish M [post-doc], Singh VK. Role of Staphylococcal Nitric Oxide Synthase in Oxidative Stress Tolerance. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 113th General Meeting; Denver, CO; May 18-21, 2013.

Winjobi M, Hernandez MG, Ahmad Z. Role of α-Subunit VISIT-DG Sequence Residues in the Catalytic Sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Wright A [student], Baxter JC [student], Elmslie KS. The Analgesic Effect of α9/10 Toxins Does Not Involve Activation of GABAB Receptors. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Young M [student], Middlemas D. Does Agomelatine Have Antidepressant Action? Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

Books, Chapters, Reviews


Cowan L, Phillips P, Stechmiller J, Yang Q, Wolcott R, Schultz G. Chapter 4: Antibiofilm strategies and antiseptics - the fundamental role of surgical debridement. In Antiseptics in Surgery Update 2013. (C. Willy, ed.). Antiseptics. Lindqvist Book Publishing. Ulm, Germany. 2013

Peterson, HL, A Hudder, MW Bradbury. The effects of excess fructose, glucose, and xylose on lipogenic gene expression and fat accumulation of HuH-7 hepatoma cells in long-term culture. LECOM Research Day