Spotlight News and Updates

Research student spotlight: Tyler Nielsen

I received my B.A. in biology at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in 2008. I am currently working with Dr. Brittingham and Dr. Wilson on the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in the trichomonads. We are specifically studying Trichomonas vaginalis which is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. By happenstance we received T. tenax […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research student spotlight: Mike Stencel

Mike graduated from Millikin University in 2009 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry.  He first became interested in research after spending a summer at the University of Chicago, where he participated in research that was focused on understanding the role of connexins and intercellular communication.  Following the completion of his undergraduate […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Tim Steele

Tim Steele, Ph.D. is professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology. He has been on faculty at Des Moines University since 1999. His areas of research focus include tumor immunology and tumor immunotherapy. Aggressive natural killer (NK) cell leukemias are devastating diseases which are nearly always fatal within weeks or, at best, […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Rachel Reimer

Dr. Rachel Reimer is an assistant professor in the masters of public health program at Des Moines University. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology at Iowa State University in 2009. Her research is focused on the social psychology of health decisions. She is particularly interested in the social, cultural, and environmental factors that affect people’s […]

— Seth Stevenson