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Research spotlight: Andrew Brittingham

Andrew Brittingham is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Des Moines University specializing in parasitology. His research emphasis has always focused on the host – pathogen interaction. He is particularly interested in the mechanisms used by pathogens to avoid destruction by the immune system. Current projects An examination of the processes that regulation […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Gregory Kolbinger

Gregory J Kolbinger MPAS, PA-C is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the clinical director of the Simulation Lab, which is a part of the Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills at Des Moines University. Research projects Currently working on two separate projects to […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Shane McClinton

Shane McClinton, D.P.T., CSCS, is a physical therapist within the Des Moines University Physical Therapy Clinic and Human Performance Laboratory. He graduated with a masters in physical therapy from Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center in 2001 and obtained his post-professional doctorate in 2007. Shane is currently a fellow in the manual physical therapy […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Marie Nguyen

Marie Nguyen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Des Moines University specializing in virology. Nguyen first became involved with research when undertaking an independent research project in high school. The project, entitled, “Fake Baking Bacteria,” involved convincing the local tanning salon owner to allow her to place Petri dishes of normal […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Simon Geletta

Simon Geletta, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the public health program teaching health care research and statistics courses. He is trained as a sociologist with a special emphasis in demography and population studies. He attended graduate school at the University of Missouri – Columbia campus. His research there mainly focused on […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Roxane Joens-Matre

In memoriam Dr. Roxane Joens-Matre was an Assistant Professor at Des Moines University in the Master of Public Health Program specializing in health promotion. Facts about Dr. Joens-Matre: My Education: Dr. Joens-Matre received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Physical Education from Iowa State University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Vassilios Vardaxis

Vassilios G. Vardaxis, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Des Moines University in the doctor of physical therapy program specializing in human biomechanics and gait analysis. His interest in human movement studies started as a young athlete back in Greece, he started his research career in sports biomechanics at McGill University in Montreal Canada studying the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Wayne Wilson

Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the biochemistry & nutrition department specializing in metabolic regulation. When Wilson was 5 years old, he was given a toy microscope to play with and ever since he can remember, he has always dreamed of becoming a scientist. In June 2008, Dr. Wilson […]

— Seth Stevenson