BioResearch Forum

NOTE: BioResearch Forum presentations have been suspended during renovation of the auditoriums. The Forum is expected to resume some time in 2017. Stay tuned!

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 quarter on either Monday or Thursday between 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. in Gundersen's Overholt Auditorium, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. A hot buffet lunch is provided.

If you would like to attend either as a featured speaker or as a member of the audience, additional information is available by contacting Paraic A. Kenny, PhD, at Gundersen Medical Foundation's Department of Medical Research,

2016 Recorded Presentations

April 7

  • Optimizing Cancer Therapy by Matching the Drug to the Tumor Genome
  • Mark E. Burkard, MD, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • Watch presentation

2015 Recorded Presentations

November 19

  • Targeting Ras-driven Tumors
  • Robert E. Lewis, PhD
  • Professor, Eppley Institute, Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
  • Watch presentation

October 14

  • Nanoparticles for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Y. Andrew Wang, PhD
  • President, Ocean NanoTech, LLC, San Diego, California
  • Watch presentation

September 17

  • Chemically Self-Assembled Nanorings (CSANS): From Drug Delivery to Targeted Cell Therapy
  • Carston R. Wagner, PhD
  • Professor and Endowed Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
  • Watch presentation

August 25

  • Teaching Old Targets New Tricks: Unorthodox Modulation of Membrane Proteins
  • Christopher Dockendorff, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Watch presentation

July 16

  • Targeted Delivery of Tumor Antigens to Dendritic Cells Using Nanocarriers
  • Medha Joshi, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University, Downer's Grove, Illinois
  • Watch presentation

June 15

  • Targeted Approaches To Treatment Of Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Associated Malignancy
  • Lee Ratner, MD, PhD
  • Alan A & Edith L Wolff Professor Of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Watch presentation

April 20

  • Goldilocks and the Gammaherpesviruses: Viral Interactions with p53 Must Be Just Right
  • J. Craig Forrest, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Watch presentation

February 16

  • Signaling Pathway Activations in Breast Cancer Stem-Like Cells
  • Sierra A. Colavito, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Watch presentation

January 15

  • Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis: Animal Modelling of Gene-Environment Interactions
  • Colleen E. Hayes, PhD
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Watch presentation
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