Center for Pediatric Research CoBRE

Researching Children’s Health in the Upper Midwest

The Center for Pediatric Research fosters a collaborative and supportive environment for its innovative pediatric research laboratories. We contribute to enhancing children’s health research in South Dakota and across the Upper Midwest.


What We Research

The Center for Pediatric Research provides a framework for scientists performing research related to understanding the basic biology of human development. Researchers work in either a unique disease-based model or as it relates to the manifestation of clinical abnormalities that present during childhood.

Our interdisciplinary center applies genetic, biochemical, cell, and molecular biology approaches across model organisms to characterize alterations during development as they pertain to pediatric diseases.


 
How We Support the Scientific Community

The center supports and mentors junior investigators (project leaders) researching how key regulators of cellular pliancy contribute to the developmental origin of pediatric disorders. The leadership team provides project leaders with an individualized mentorship plan to enhance their professional skills and further their research goals to become successful, independent investigators.

The center also supports two interdisciplinary cores:

  1. Biochemistry Core
  2. Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core

These provide center affiliates and regional scientists with key expertise and access to the latest technology.


Our Publications

To learn more about the research center, see the published research under its CoBRE grant.

All Publications

Meet Our Team

Leadership

   David Pearce, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
   Kyle Roux, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator

 

 

 

External Advisory Committee

Linda Thompson, Ph.D.
Putnam City Schools Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research
Member, Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Research Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Sanku Mallik, Ph.D.
Director & Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
North Dakota State University

Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Director, Center for Autism Research and Treatment
University of California Los Angeles

Dale R. Abrahamson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Kansas Medical Center

 

Project Leaders

 Kurt Warnhoff, Ph.D.

Genetic analyses of molybdenum cofactor biology

 

LJ Pilaz, Ph.D.
Epigenetic mechanisms regulating neuron production during cortical development

Center Graduates

Events

Symposiums

Upcoming Event

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium

Fall/Winter 2022 Date TBD

 

 

Past Events

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium
December 7, 2021

Agenda

 

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium

August 2020 - Cancelled

 

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium
October 29, 2019

Agenda

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium
August 28, 2018

Agenda

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium
September 13, 2017

Agenda

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium
September 28, 2016

Agenda

Center for Pediatric Research Symposium
May 5, 2016

Agenda

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