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


Research Publications


Ahmad Z, Cox JL. ATP Synthase: The Right Size Base Model for Nanomotors in Nanomedicine. ScientificWorldJournal. 2014 Jan 29;2014:567398. eCollection 2014. Review

Ahmad Z, Winjobi M [student], Kabir MA. Significance of αThr-349 in the catalytic sites of Escherichia coli ATP synthase. Biochemistry. 2014 Dec 2;53(47):7376-85. doi: 10.1021/bi5013063. Epub 2014 Nov 17 PubMed

Baxter JC [student], Ramachandra R , Mayne DR, Elmslie KS. Functional Expression of α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors by Muscle Afferent Neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Jun 25. pii: jn.00035.2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Baxter JC [student], Ramachandra R [post-doc], Mayne DR [sstudent], Elmslie KS. Functional Expression of α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors by Muscle Afferent Neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Jun 25; 112:1549-1558. pii: jn.00035.2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Bierman HS, Thornton JL, Jones HG, Koka K, Young BA, Brandt C, Christensen-Dalsgaard J, Carr CE, Tollin DJ. Biophysics of directional hearing in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). J Exp Biol. 2014 Apr 1;217(Pt 7):1094-107. doi: 10.1242/jeb.092866

Buraei Z, Liang H, Elmslie KS. Voltage control of Ca2+ permeation through N-type calcium (CaV2.2) channels. J Gen Physiol. 2014 Sep;144(3):207-20. doi:10.1085/jgp.201411201. Epub 2014 Aug 11

Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC, Fossum C, Andicochea CT [student], Stuart MK. Changes in cytokines, sensory tests, and self-reported pain levels after manual treatment of low back pain. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2014 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim GS, Cho S, Nelson JW, Zipfel GJ, Han BH. TrkB agonist antibody pretreatment enhances neuronal survival and long-term sensory motor function following hypoxic ischemic injury in neonatal rats. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 14;9(2):e88962. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088962. eCollection 2014

Kondrashov P, Johnson JC, Boehm K [student], Rice D [student], Kondrashova T. Impact of the clinical ultrasound elective course on retention of anatomical knowledge by second-year medical students in preparation for board exams. Clin Anat. 2015 Mar;28(2):156-63. doi: 10.1002/ca.22494. Epub 2014 Dec 22

Lee MC, Franco M, Vargas DM, Hudman DA, White SJ, Fowler RG, Sargentini NJ. A ΔdinB mutation that sensitizes Escherichia coli to the lethal effects of UV- and X-radiation. Mutat Res. 2014 Mar 20;763-764C:19-27. doi:10.1016/j.mrfmmm. 2014.03.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Mann JB, Ivey PJ, Brechue WF, Mayhew JL. Reliability and smallest worthwhile difference of the NFL-225 test in NCAA Division I football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2014 May;28(5):1427-32. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000411

Martin JL [student], Ishmukhametov R [student], Hornung T [student], Ahmad Z, Frasch WD. Anatomy of F1-ATPase powered rotation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 11;111(10):3715-20. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317784111. Epub 2014 Feb 24. PubMed

Mayhew JL, Jacques JA, Mann JB, Brechue WF. Reliability of the NFL-225 and 3-repetition maximum test in college football players. J Athl Enhancement 2014, 3:3

Milner E, Holtzman JC, Friess S, Hartman RE, Brody DL, Han BH, Zipfel GJ. Endovascular perforation subarachnoid hemorrhage fails to cause Morris water maze deficits in the mouse. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2014 Sep;34(9). doi:10.1038/jcbfm.2014.108. Epub 2014 Jun 18

Milner E, Zhou ML, Johnson AW, Vellimana AK, Greenberg JK, Holtzman DM, Han BH, Zipfel GJ. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy increases susceptibility to infarction after focal cerebral ischemia in Tg2576 mice. Stroke. 2014 Oct;45(10):3064-9. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.006078. Epub 2014 Sep 4

Most MG, Grace KM, Young BA. Terrestrial locomotion in the marine filesnake, Acrochordus granulatus (Schneider, 1799). Hamadryad 2014 36(2):142-8

Ostrowski TD, Hasser EM, Heesch CM, Kline DD. H₂O₂ induces delayed hyperexcitability in nucleus tractus solitarii neurons. Neuroscience. 2014 Mar 14;262:53-69. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.12.055. Epub 2014 Jan 4

Ostrowski TD, Stumpner A. Response differences of intersegmental auditory neurons recorded close to or far away from the presumed spike-generating zone. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2014 Jul;200(7):627-39. doi: 10.1007/s00359-014-0907-1. Epub 2014 Apr 13

Pantrangi M, Singh VK, Shukla SK. Regulation of staphylococcal superantigen-like gene, ssl8 Expression in Staphylococcus aureus strain, RN6390. Clin Med Res. 2015 Jun 4. pii: cmr.2014.1226. [Epub ahead of print]

Rachakatla RS, Johnson S, Marberry K. Platelet-Rich Plasma and Umbilical Cord Stem Cells as Treatments of Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Ramaraj P, Cox J. In-vitro effect of sex steroids on mouse melanoma (B16F10) cell growth. CellBio, 2014. 3(2):60-71. doi: 10.4236/cellbio.2014.32007

Ramaraj P, Cox JL. In vitro effect of progesterone on human melanoma (BLM) cell growth. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2014 Nov 15;7(11):3941-53. eCollection 2014

Reese EA, Norimatsu Y, Grandy MS, Suchland KL, Bunzow JR, Grandy DK. Exploring the Determinants of Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1's Functional Selectivity for the Stereoisomers of Amphetamine and Methamphetamine. J Med Chem. 2014 Jan 23;57(2):378-90. doi: 10.1021/jm401316v. Epub 2014 Jan 7

Ruhlen RL, Singh VK, Pazdernik VK, Towns LC, Snider EJ, Sargentini NJ, Degenhardt BF. Changes in rat spinal cord gene expression after inflammatory hyperalgesia of the joint and manual therapy. JAOA 114(10) J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Oct;114(10):768-76. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.151

Singh VK. High level expression and purification of Atl, the major autolytic protein of Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2014;2014:615965. doi: 10.1155/2014/615965. Epub 2014 Jan 19.

Singh VK. Lack of a functional methionine sulfoxide reductase (MsrB) increases oxacillin and H2O2 stress resistance and enhances pigmentation in Staphylococcus aureus. Can J Microbiol. 2014 Sep;60(9):625-8. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2014-0360. Epub 2014 Aug 18

Presentations/Published Abstracts


Ahmad Z. Identification of Phosphate Binding Residues in the Catalytic Sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Ahmad Z. Significance of α-subunit VISITDG Sequence Residues in the Catalytic Sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase. Poster presented at the FASEB Experimental Biology 2014 Conference; San Diego, CA; April 26-30, 2014. Abstract published in FASEB J. 2014 Apr;28(1): Supplement LB247.

Barrett KL [student], Kondrashov P, Kondrashova T, Clay IS [student], Johnson J. Image Recognition and Development of Hands-on Sonographic Skills by First-Year Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Students as Assessed by Practical Ultrasound Skill Assessment Exam. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

Baum KR [student], Pannu M [student], Choudhry M [student], Ring R [student], Singh VK. Regulation of Oxacillin Inducible Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Baum KR [student], Singh VK. Roles of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in the Virulence of Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Baum KR [student], SinghVK, Vaish M [post-doc], Johansson T [student]. Significance of Four Msr Proteins in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014. Poster also presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

Boehm K [student], Fraticelli N [student], Jordan RM [student], Riccardi M [student], Houser J, Kondrashov P. Does Alternating Dissection Effect Student Performance on Practical Examinations? Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014.

Buell JH [student], Shaffer LB [student], Rath TD [student], Sexton WL. Effects of Enalapril on Interstitial PO2 and Contractile Function in the EDL of Diabetic Rats. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Clay I [student], Kondrashova T, Kondrashov P, Barrett K [student]. The Impact of a Clinical Ultrasound Elective Course on Student Performance at an Ultrasound Skills Station During Performance Assessment III Testing. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) April 2-5 2014; Washington, DC. Poster also presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

Foreman M [student], Fleschner C. The Role of Vimentin, Filensin, and Phakinin in the Development of Cataracts. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014

Goodrich AS [student], Swan JW, Nichols TR, Taylor MG, Sexton WL, Mondo D, Cullum ME. Preliminary study of peel force and discomfort of removal of adhesive barriers in normal and peristomal skin. Abstract published in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e93. Poster presented at the 58th Annual AOA Research Conference; Seattle, WA; Oct 26, 2014; and at the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Govro EJ [student], Stuart MK. Growth Characteristics of THP-1 and Trichomonas tenax Cells In Vitro. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Habtu DY [student], Chamberlain NR. Investigation into Induction of Persistence in Staphylococcus aureus SH1000. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Harper JM [student], Parfitt J [student], Makin IR, Singh VK. A Multi-Plex Quantitative PCR to Evaluate Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Periodontal Disease. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

Houser JJ, Degenhardt BF, Hodges C, Kirsch J, Pazdernik V, Yang Q, Webb SJ, Shurtz NR, McDonald M, Molzen E, Webb EK, Pamperin K. Relationship of pelvic landmark positional asymmetry tests to low back pain syndromes. Poster presented at: 58th American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference; October 25-27, 2014; Seattle, WA; and published at J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e94.

Jordan RM [student], Boehm K [student], Fraticelli N [student], Riccardi M [student], Kondrashov P. Does Pre-Medical Anatomy Experience Affect Student Performance in Gross Anatomy Courses in Medical School? Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB31.

Kondrashov PE. Phylogenetic relationships of archaic ungulates based on dental, cranial, and postcranial data. Talk presented at the Fourth International Palaeontological Congress; Mendoza, Argentina; October 2, 2014.

Kondrashova T, Sexton WL, Baer RW, Kondrashov P. Using Ultrasound to Enhance Student Understanding of Cardiac Function and Electrophysiology. Presented at the Third Annual World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education; Portland, OR; Oct. 10-12, 2014

Leder DC [student], Joshi K [student], Ramaraj P.* Rescued and recovered in-vitro functions of progesterone treated human melanoma (BLM) cells. Poster was presented at the 96th annual Endocrine Society meeting; Chicago, IL June 20-24, 2014

Leder DC [student], Ramaraj P. In-Vitro Rescue and Recovered Studies on Human Melanoma (BLM) Cell Growth, Adhesion and Migration Functions after Treatment with RU-486. Poster presented at the 2014 American Society for Cell Biology/ International Federation for Cell Biology Meeting; Philadelphia, PA; Dec 6-10, 2014

Leder DC [student], Ramaraj P. In-Vitro Rescue and Recovery Studies of Human Melanoma (BLM) Cell Growth, Adhesion and Migration Functions after Treatment with Mifepristone (RU-486). Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014

Lighthouse NC [student], Brittingham A, Wilson WA, Stuart MK. Antibodies to Trichomonas vaginalis Glycogen Phosphorylase Isoenzymes. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Marler TL [student], Elmslie KS. Expression of NaV1.9 Channels by Muscle Afferent Neurons. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology annual meeting; San Diego, CA; April 29, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):1129.10.

McIntire S [student]*, Cox JL. Effect on cystatin C construct clones on B16 melanoma in vitro cell behavior. Poster presented at: 2014 American Society for Cell Biology/International Federation for Cell Biology Meeting; December 6-10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA. Abstract published in: Mol Biol Cell. 2014;25(25):3987(P1881).

McIntire SL [student], Cox JL. Effects of Cystatin C Variant Clones on B16F10 Metastasis. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014

Naik CY [student], Chang Y. Possible Role of MCPIP1 in Insulin-Enhanced Vascular Injury-Induced Restenosis. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Naik CY [student], Chang Y. Role of MCPIP1 in Insulin-Induced Migration and Proliferation in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

Priest SM [student], Huber GA [student], Geisbuhler TP*. Hydroxysafflor yellow A and the cardiac permeability transition pore. . Abstract published in: Planta Med. 2014;80(10):850(PU7). Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy; August 2-6, 2014; Oxford, MS; and at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

Ramachandra R [post-doc], Elmslie KS. Ion Channels and Receptors in Group IV Muscle Afferents. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Ramachandra R* [post-doc], Elmslie KS. Ion Channels/Receptors Expressed along Group IV Sensory Afferent Fibers within Rat Skeletal Muscle. Presented at: Society for Neuroscience 2014 Annual Meeting; Washington, DC; November 15-19, 2014.

Ramaraj P. Effect of Progesterone and its Receptor Antagonist RU-486 on Melanoma Cell Growth. Invited talk at the Research Seminar, Dept. of Internal Medicine and Dept. of Health and Life Sciences, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA; October 29, 2014

Rath TD [student], Shaffer LB [student], Buell JH [student], O’Brien ML, Sexton WL. Effect of Exercise Training on Interstitial PO2 and Contractile Function in the Diaphragm of Diabetic Rats. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Ricana CL [student], Hart RG [student], Chamberlain NR. Characterizing Persistence Inducing Factor in Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62A. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Riccardi M [student], Fraticelli N [student], Jordan RM [sudent], Boehm K [student], Marberry K, Kondrashov P. Histological Changes in the Structure of Lateral and Medial Menisci Following the Destabilization of the Knee in a Rat Model. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB18.

Ruhlen RL, Ginsburg ZG [student], Pazdernik VK, Kondrashov PE, Marberry KM. Effects of Gender and Hormones on Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; March 15-18, 2014.

Sedinkin JD [student], Chang Y. Role of MCPIP1 in Controlling Hepatic Lipid Handling. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014; and at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Sexton WL, Buell J [student], Rath T [student]. Coupling of Contractile Function with Oxygen Delivery in Fatigued Rat Skeletal Muscle. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting; Orlando, FL; May 29, 2014.

Shaffer L [student], Buell J [student], Rath T [student], Sexton WL. Impact of Endothelial Nitric Oxide (eNOS) Synthase Inhibition on Diaphragm Interstitial PO2 and contractile function. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting; Orlando, FL; May 29, 2014; and at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Stanley EM, Middlemas DS, Smith S, Hovorka M, Ewing D. Effects of 8-OH-DPAT and Olanzapine on Adolescent Rats. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Stuart MK, Hudman DA [staff], Hiatt JL [student], Sargentini NJ. Recognition of radA Ochre Mutants by Monoclonal Antibody 2A2. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

Veteto AB [student], Marberry K, Kondrashov P. The Histological Structure of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament: Implications in Knee Stability and Pain Generation. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB914.9.

Whitman JK [resident], Fleschner CR, Stuart MK. Isolation of a Ganglioside Unique to the Water-Insoluble Membrane Fraction of Rat Lens. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014

Wright AB [student], Ramachandra R [post-doc], Elmslie KS. KV7 Channels are Potential Regulators of the Exercise Pressor Reflex. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

Books, Chapters, Reviews


Bradbury, MW. Challenges and Obstacles: ACOM, presented as part of a Focus Session on Challenges and Obstacles for the First Year of a New Medical School at the Annual IAMSE conference (Oral presentation)

Bradbury, MW. Implementing active learning at a new medical school and student response to different learning formats, IAMSE conference

Cowan L, Stechmiller J, Phillips P, Schultz G. Science of wound healing. In Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials. ( D.L. Krasner, G. T. Rodeheaver, R. G. Sibbald, and K. Y. Woo, eds). HMP Communications LLC. Malvern, PA. 2014

Young BA, Mathevon N, Tang Y. 2014. Reptile auditory neuroethology: What do reptiles do with their hearing. In: Insights from Comparative Hearing Research, Springer Handbook for Auditory Research (R. Fay, C. Koppel, G. Manley, A. Popper, eds.) Springer, New York. 49: 323 – 346