May 2016, Dr. Kevin Francis was recently invited to present at the UND Better Brains Symposium in Grand Forks. Dr. Francis presented on his induced pluripotent stem cell research at this symposium which was sponsored by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Epigenomics of Development and Disease.

April 2016, “Dr. Francis was first author on a research article published in the April edition of Nature Medicine. The article is titled “Modeling Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome with induced pluripotent stem cells reveals a causal role for Wnt/?-catenin defects in neuronal cholesterol synthesis phenotypes”. This highly significant article was highlighted by the journal with a preview article and multiple social media highlights.

April 2016, Dr. Kevin Francis, an Associate Scientist in the Children’s Health Research Center, was recently interviewed for KSOO’s “A Better You” to talk about his work using induced pluripotent stem cells to study rare neurological disorders.

April 2016, Dr. Francis was invited to present at the Building Better Brains Symposium at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND on April 12th.

March 2016, Dr. Francis was invited to present on his research at Northern State University in Aberdeen., SD on March 16th. The title of Dr. Francis’ seminar was "Modeling human disease with pluripotent stem cells.”

October 2015, Dr. Kevin Francis was the senior author on an oral presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics entitled: Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome iPS cells demonstrate abnormal neuronal differentiation due to 7-dehydrocholesterol impairment of Wnt/-Catenin signaling.