Sanford Research Past Events

December 7, 2016 – Lewis and Clark Room
Joshua Reineke, PhD
Assistant Professor of the Department of Pharmaceuticals
South Dakota State University
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series

December 14, 2016 - Dakota Room
Joanna Kurtzberg, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series

November 18, 2016 - Dakota Room
Michel Roberg, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series

October 19, 2016 – Coyote Room
Kameswaran Surendran, PhD
Associate Scientist in the Children’s Health Research Center
Sanford Research
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series

September 21, 2016 – Coyote Room
Susan Puumala, PhD
Associate Scientist of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research
Sanford Research
Title: “Exploring Social Justice in Healthcare: Improving Patient Care and Experiences”
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series

September 14, 2016 – Discovery Room
Adam Hoppe, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
South Dakota State University

August 4, 2016 - Coyote Room
Ramendra Saha, PhD
Assistant Professor at the University of California, Merced
Title: "A Tale of Two Twins - H2A.Z Hypervariants in Neuronal Gene Transcription and Development"
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
 
July 13, 2016 – Dakota Room
Woo-Yang Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Department of Developmental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska
Title: “Role of a Chromatin Remodeler in Brain Development: Implications for Intellectual Disability and Autism”
 
June 22, 2016 – Lewis and Clark Room
Jennifer J. Westendorf, PhD
Margaret Amini Professor of Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine Research, Professor of Orthopedics & BMB
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
Title: "Hdac3 in skeletal development and aging”
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
 
June 15, 2016 – Lewis and Clark Room
Wonhwa Cho, PhD 
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Biology 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: "In situ quantitative imaging reveals new regulatory roles of lipids: A cholesterol story never told before"
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
 
May 25, 2016 - Dakota Room
Diane Darland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
University of North Dakota
Title: “Vascular Cell Influence on Cortical Neural Stem Cell Fate”
 
April 27, 2016 – Lewis and Clark Room

Jessica Hanson, PhD
Scientist, Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research
Sanford Research
Title: "A Preconception Approach to Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome"
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series

 
April 21, 2016 – Lewis and Clark Room
Tomas Kirchhausen, Ph.D.
Springer Family Chair, Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Title: "Cellular dynamics with high temporal and spatial resolution"
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
 
October 21, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center 
Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Integrative Physiology 
VA Staff Physician 
Director of Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy 
Department of Medicine 
Indiana University School of Medicine 
Title: “Albumin recycling by the kidney: Mechanism and Importance” 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
October 28, 2015: Lewis and Clark Room at the Sanford Center 
Vice President, Vaccine & Antibody Development
SAb Biotherapeutics 
Title: “Using SAB’s Tc Bovine to Fight Emerging Infectious Diseases” 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
September 23, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center 
Gallagher Family Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology 
Department of Biological Sciences 
University of Notre Dame 
Title: "Kidney development and regeneration in the zebrafish” 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
September 16, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Pete Vitiello, Ph.D. 
Associate Scientist, Children’s Health Research Center 
Sanford Research 
Title: “Cysteine-based redox relays during hyperoxic injury”
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
August 26, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center
Trent Tipple, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title: "Thioredoxin Reductase: A Novel Therapeutic Target to Prevent Oxidant Lung Injury"
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
 
August 19, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Scientist and Co-Director, Children’s Health Research Center 
Sanford Research 
Title: "Expanding the BioID Toolbox"
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
July 22, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Professor of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology 
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 
Title: “Molecular Pathophysiology of a Human Obesity Syndrome: Relationship to Hydrocephalus” 
Presented as a part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
July 15, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Associate Scientist, Children’s Health Research Center 
Sanford Research 
Title: “New Insights into a Misunderstood Organelle and its Role in Health and Disease” 
Presented as a part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
June 17, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics 
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 
Title: “Identifying Molecular Pathways from Genomics Data Using Bioinformatics” 
Presented as a part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
May 14, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center 
Dr. Soonhee Roh
The University of South Dakota
Title: "Cancer Survivors’ Depression and Coping among American Indian women: Directions toward Culturally Competent Interventions"
Presented as part of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Pilot Grant Program Seminar Series
 
Monday, May 11, 2015 – Dakota Room at Sanford Center 
6th Annual Sanford Health – USD Biomedical Research Symposium 
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey A. Golden, MD 
Chair, Dept. of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Title: "The Many Roads to Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Travels by Cortical Interneurons"
 
Friday, April 24, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center 
Dr. Alicia Mousseau
The University of Colorado
Title: TBD
Presented as part of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Pilot Grant Program Seminar Series
 
April 15, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Dr. Jennifer L. Ingram 
Assistant Professor, Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 
Title: “Allergic Asthma, Obesity and Glucose Metabolism – is there a Connection?” 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
April 10, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
March 25, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 
Title: “Elucidating Mechanisms of Motor Neuron Development and Disease Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
Thursday, March 19, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion 
Title: “Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology: State-of-the-Art and Applications in Large Genomic Data Analysis” 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
Friday, March 13, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center 
Dr. John Gonzalez
Bemidji State University
Title: "Is my healthcare making me sick? Microaggressions in American Indian healthcare"
Presented as part of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Pilot Grant Program Seminar Series
 
Thursday, February 26, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center 
Drs. Bruce Vogt & Jay Memmott
The University of South Dakota
Title: "Assessing the impact of lay patient advocate training in tribal communities"
Presented as part of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Pilot Grant Program Seminar Series
 
February 25, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Dr. Attila Kovacs 
Assistant Scientist, Children’s Health Research Center, Sanford Research 
Title: “Drug Treatment Trials, Accidental Therapeutic Findings, and Electrophysiological Approaches in Mouse Models of Batten Disease” 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
February 18, 2015: Coyote Room at the Sanford Center 
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Veterinary and Biomedical Science at South Dakota State University, Brookings 
Title: “Alteration of gut microbiome: Clostridium difficile infection, fecal microbiota transplantation and beyond” 
Presented as part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series 
 
January 21, 2015: Dakota Room at the Sanford Center
Director, Molecular Genetics Lab, Sanford Health
Title  Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndromes: A case report and review of clinical presentations 
Presented as a part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
 
December 17, 2014; Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Alexander G. Ruthven Professor of Life Sciences, Dept. of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, College of LS&A 
Life Sciences Institute at University of Michigan 
Title "Of you only have time to attend one talk on autophagy today, this is the one" 
Presented as a part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
 
December 11, 2014: Sanford Center 
Associate Scientist, Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research, Sanford Research 
Title: Use of Motivational Interviewing to Address Risky Health Behaviors 
Presented as a part of the PROMISE Community Lecture Series
 
December 3, 2014: Discovery Room at the Sanford Center
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Title  “Developing zebrafish methodology to investigate the vertebrate stress response system (SRS) and more”
Presented as a part of the Sanford Research Seminar Series
  

November 13, 2014; Volstorff Ballroom at South Dakota State University
Dr. Mark McNiven
Mayo Clinic
Second-annual Sanford Health/SDSU Biomedical Research Symposium
Topics include:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Children's Health
  • Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Research
  • Health Outcomes and Prevention Research

October 22, 2014; Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Dr. Steven Brody 
Professor of Medicine and Radiology 
Washington University School of Medicine 
Title: “Control of motile ciliogenesis in acquired and genetic lung disease" 
Invited by the Center for Pediatric Research and presented as a part of the Sanford Research

October 15, 2014; Dakota Room at the Sanford Center 
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Associate Professor of Pharmacology 
University of Arizona College of Medicine 
Title: “Exploiting Ca2+ channel protein-protein interactions for the development of pain therapeutics”  
Invited by the Center for Pediatric Research and presented as a part of the Sanford Research

October 9, 2014 
Michelle Baack, MD 
Physician/Associate Scientist with Children’s Health Research Center, Sanford Research 
Title: "Diabesity and the Developmental Origin of Disease" 
 
September 11, 2014 
Todd Wyatt, PhD 
Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, UNMC College of Public Health, Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Deputy Director, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health 
Title: Does my steak have a drinking problem? - A bovine model of alcohol-induced ciliary dysfunction
 
April 10, 2014
Kevin Kephart, PhD, Vice President of Research at South Dakota State University
Title: Edgar S. McFadden and the Beginnings of the Green Revolution

March 13, 2014
Megan Landsverk, PhD
Director, Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Sanford Health
Title: When your powerhouse goes bad: Mitochondrial Disease and Disorders
 
February 27, 2014 – Special Rare Disease Day Lecture
Michael Kruer, PhD
Associate Scientist, Sanford Research
Title: A Day in the Life of a Physician-Scientist
 
February 13, 2014
Peter Vitiello, PhD
Associate Scientist, Children’s Health Research Center, Sanford Research
Title: Back to Basics: The Role of Basic Research in a Clinical World
 
January 9, 2014
Jay Trobec, Ph.D. Chief Meteorologist, KELO-TV
Title: Meterorological Science in South Dakota
 
December 12, 2013
Ben Sayler, PhD
Director, Education & Outreach at Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake and
Professor, Physical Science & Mathematics at Black Hills State University
Title: Exploring the Universe from Deep Underground in the Black Hills 
 
November 14, 2013
Nathan Kasselder
Director of Marketing and Development, SD Lion’s Eye and Tissue Bank
Title: Giving the Gifts of Sight & Health
 
September 12, 2013 
Thayne Munce, PhD 
Associate Director of the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance
Title: Concussions and Youth Football - hard-Hitting Research
 
October 10, 2013 – Special Breast Cancer Awareness Month Lecture 
Kristi Egland, PhD 
Associate Scientist, Cancer Biology Research Center, Sanford Research 
Title: A Molecular Perspective of Breast Cancer from a Scientist who is a Survivor
 
March 14, 2013
Sam Kean 
Author and SD Native 
Title: The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
 
February 28, 2013
Quinn Stein, MS, CGC 
Senior Genetic Counselor, Sanford Health 
Title: "A Day in the Life of a (Sanford) Genetic Counselor" 
 

February 14, 2013
Renee Halgerson and Amos Aesoph
SDN Communications
Title: How the Internet Works