SBS News

Huge Success! Pre-Optometry Eyeglass Drive at UMKC

Dr. Tammy Welchert has been the Faculty Advisor for the UMKC Pre-Optometry Society since 2014.  Last year the group held an eyeglass drive at SBS and collected 56 pairs of eyeglasses and 39 eyeglass cases. This year, the group partnered ... Read more



The Little Things in Life: Dr. Leonard Dobens

Small creatures and small gestures mean big success for genetic researcher Leonard Dobens, Ph.D., is not afraid to admit he spends much of his time with flies. Instead, he sees the beauty and importance of studying these tiny organisms. Dobens ... Read more



Earning Her Stripes: Dr. Hillary McGraw

How zebra fish are helping this researcher understand human development in a brand-new way Inside the UMKC School of Biological Sciences, you’d expect to find classrooms, labs, offices and study spaces. What you might not expect to find is a ... Read more



Q & A with Dr. Ryan Mohan

Ryan Mohan, Ph.D., explores the role a protein complex plays in cell mutations. What is the focus of your research? Our team investigates how multiprotein complexes protect the brain. Learning more about the structure and function of these multiprotein complexes ... Read more



Small Connections, Big Implications: Dr. Xiaolan Yao

Exploring new ways to treat cancer and other diseases In most research, there’s no such thing as “minor details” or “the small stuff.” This is especially true for Xiaolan Yao, Ph.D. Her research team makes and uses three-dimensional models of ... Read more