BioResearch Forum

The La Crosse BioResearch Forum was established in 2010 to provide the opportunity for regional and national research faculty to share their work and foster collaboration.

The forum is open to all health professionals, students, and interested members of the public.

Presentations are in lecture format and are approximately 35 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for questions.

The forum is held once each month on either Monday or Thursday between 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. in the Overholt Auditorium of Gundersen, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. A hot buffet lunch is provided!

Faculty from a broad range of academic institutions are represented at the forum.
If you would like to attend either as a featured speaker or as a member of the audience, additional information is available by contacting Carl Simon Shelley, D.Phil. at csshelley@gundersenhealth.org.

2014 Recorded Presentations

  • January 16
    The Effect of TBX2 Over-Expression on Breast Cancer Development
    Matthew Rowley, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona
    Watch presentation

  • March 20
    Of Mice and Men: Virus-Host Interactions Critical for Chronic Gammaherpesvirus Infection
    Laurie Krug, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
    Watch presentation

2013 Recorded Presentations

  • January 17
    The Progress of Personalized Medicine
    Michael D. Caldwell, MD, PhD, FACS
    Director, Wound Health Program, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin
    Watch presentation

  • February 18
    HIV, HTLV and Injection Drug Use: Bad News, Good News
    Mark A. Beilke, MD
    Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Wisconsin and VA Medical Center, Milwaukee
    Watch presentation

  • March 21
    A Novel Assay to Predict Oral Cancer Risk and Treatment Efficacy
    Lurdes Queimado, MD, PhD
    Presbyterian Health Foundation Chair in Otorhinolaryngolgy, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
    Watch presentation

  • April 15
    Cancer Chemoprevention
    Howard Bailey, MD
    Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Watch presentation

  • May 16
    Can We Win the War Against Cancer by Prevention?
    Zigang Dong, MD, PhD
    Professor and Executive Director, the Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Austin
    Watch presentation

  • June 17
    Targeting Small GTPases in the Ras and Rho Families to Suppress Malignancy
    Carol L. Williams, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Watch presentation

  • July 18
    Characterization of T-Cell Activation Before and After Successful Treatment of Early Lyme Disease
    Steven M. Callister, PhD
    Director, Microbiology Research Laboratory, Gundersen Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Watch presentation

  • August 19
    Updates on Hairy Cell Leukemia
    Michael R. Grever, MD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
    Watch presentation

  • September 19
    Developmental Ethanol Exposure Implications for Multiple Generations: Brain, Behavior and the Epigenome
    R. Charles (Charlie) Lawrence, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Watch presentation

  • October 21
    Practice-based Research: How Patients and Providers Drive Discoveries to Health Impact
    Paul V. Targonski, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor and Director, Mayo Clinic Health System Practice-based Research Network, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
    Watch presentation

  • November 21
    Lipocalin 2: A Moonlighter in the Inflammatory Response?
    Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, PhD
    Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysic,s and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames
    Watch presentation

  • December 16
    Determining the Clinical Significance of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
    Ronald S. Go, MD
    Section of Hematology and Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
    Watch presentation

2012 Recorded Presentations

  • January 19
    Improving Warfarin Dosing through Genetic Testing
    James K Burmester, PhD
    The Center for Human Genetics, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin
    Watch presentation

  • February 13
    Targets and Shields: Improving Cancer Chemotherapy in the Post Genomic Era
    James P. Thomas, MD, PhD
    Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Watch presentation

  • March 15
    Controlling Tumor Cell Metastasis with Chemokines
    Michael B. Dwinell, PhD
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Watch presentation

  • April 16
    Experimental Therapeutics for Advanced Melanoma: Is a Cure possible?
    Svetomir Markovic, MD, PhD
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
    Watch presentation

  • May 17
    Targeting Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3β in Neuroendocrine Cancers
    Muthusamy Kunnimalaiyaan, PhD
    Department of Surgery, Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research, Madison
    Watch presentation

  • June 18
    Signaling Networks that Regulate T Cell Activation and Integrin Function
    Yoji Shimizu, PhD
    Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    Watch presentation

  • August 1
    Issues in Rural General Surgery
    Thomas H. Cogbill, MD
    Department of General Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Watch presentation

  • September 20
    From Roundworms to Man: The Role of NUD-1 in Development and Disease
    Jennifer A. Miskowski, PhD
    Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    Watch presentation

  • October 15
    Proteins Involved in Global Translational Repression in Response to Physiological Stress also Play a Role in Cell Cycle Regulation
    Scott P. Segal, PhD
    Department of Biology, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
    Watch presentation

  • November 15
    Scatterer Size Imaging via Medical Ultrasound
    Anthony L. Gerig, PhD 
    Department of Chemistry and Physics, Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Watch presentation

  • December 17
    Psychedelics Revisited: Structures, Activities, and New Clinical Applications
    Aaron Monte, PhD 
    Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    Watch presentation
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