Lab News

Items in blue are pending:

  • April 16, 2018 – Prachee is giving a talk in the Biology Department at Wichita State University (hosted by Moriah Beck).
  • March 21, 2018 – Prachee is giving a science + career talk in an NSF funded professional development seminar series organized by the Biochemistry & Cell and Molecular Biology Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (hosted by Maitreyi Das).
  • March 8, 2018 – Prachee hosts Mary Munson from the University of Massachusetts Medical School for the Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series. Welcome to Kansas City, Mary! 
  • February 7-9, 2018 – Prachee is attending a meeting on Transparency, Reward, and Innovation in Peer Review in the Life Sciences at HHMI, Chevy Chase MD.
  • January 11, 2018 – Prachee hosts Moriah Beck from the Wichita State University for the Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar Series. Welcome back to Kansas City, Moriah!
  • December 2-6, 2018 – The Avasthi Lab is going to the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting! See you in Philadelphia!
  • November 8-9, 2017 – Prachee is attending the eLife Early Career Advisory Group Annual Meeting at the Broad Institute, Cambridge MA.
  • October 9, 2017 – Prachee is giving a talk in the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics Seminar Series at the University of Pennsylvania (hosted by Casey Greene).
  • September 7, 2017 – Prachee is hosting Bob Keenan from the University of Chicago for the Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series. Welcome to Kansas City, Bob!
  • August 4, 2017 – Gabrielle Witter, KINBRE summer scholar, gives her end of summer talk and heads back to Springhill College. Thanks for spending the summer with us Gabrielle!
  • July 31, 2017 – Evan Craig, recent graduate of Rockhurst University, joins the lab! Welcome Evan!
  • July 28 , 2017 – The Avasthi Lab says farewell to David Mueller, who is starting medical school at Boston University. Congrats and good luck David!
  • July 16-21, 2017 – Prachee and Brittany head to Scottsdale, AZ for The Biology of Cilia and Flagella FASEB meeting, where Brittany will present a poster on actin redundancy in flagellar protein trafficking.
  • July 10, 2017 – Prachee was selected to be on eLife’s Early Career Advisory Group!
  • June 9, 2017 – Prachee is giving a talk in the Central Regional IDeA Meeting in Sioux Falls, SD.
  • May 30, 2017 – We’re looking for a new research assistant! See more information on the Join Us page. Update: position filled!
  • May 15, 2017 – K-INBRE summer scholar Gabrielle Witter joins the lab. Welcome Gabrielle!
  • May 11, 2017 – Prachee is hosting Casey Greene from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for the Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series. Welcome to Kansas City, Casey!
  • March 28, 2017 – The Avasthi Lab participated in the Teachers and Students for Community-Oriented Research and Education (T-SCORE) program to increase numbers of underrepresented minority high school students entering the health sciences. The lab gave a tour to students from Kansas City, KS high schools and Prachee participated in a career panel.
  • March 23, 2017 – Rockhurst student Taylor Kersten joins the lab. Welcome Taylor!
  • March 22, 2017 – Prachee gave a talk in the KUMC Cancer Center Seminar Series.
  • March 17, 2017 – Brittany was awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congrats Brittany!!
  • March 9, 2017 – David was accepted into two more medical programs (Boston University and KUMC)! Congrats David!!
  • March 6, 2017 – Prachee gave a talk in the Molecular & Integrative Physiology Seminar Series at KUMC (hosted by Vargheese Chennathukuzhi).
  • February 27, 2017 – Prachee visited the Biology Department at Washington University in St. Louis to give a seminar (hosted by Petra Levin).
  • February 24, 2017 – David was accepted into the medical school program at the University of Missouri. Congrats David!
  • February 20, 2017 – Brittany was accepted into the KUMC IGPBS graduate program. Congrats Brittany!
  • February 13, 2017 – Soumita’s paper, the first from the Avasthi Lab, was accepted for publication in the ASM journal, mSphere!
  • February 8, 2018 – UMKC medical student Kate Fee joins the lab. Welcome Kate!
  • December 21, 2016 – We posted our second preprint!
  • November 23, 2016 – We posted our first preprint!
  • November 10, 2016 – The Avasthi Lab hosts Wallace Marshall (Professor, UCSF), Prachee’s former postdoctoral advisor, for the Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series. Welcome to Kansas City, Wallace!
  • November 4, 2016 – Prachee gave a talk on preprints to the KUMC postdoctoral association (9am in 2099 HLSIC).
  • October 17, 2016 – Nicole Ellis starts her rotation in the lab! Welcome Nicole!
  • October 12, 2016 – Karla Prats, high school student from the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (BV CAPS) program joins the lab. Welcome Karla!
  • October 3, 2016 – Caleb Trecazzi joins the lab! Welcome Caleb!
  • Prachee is co-chairing a member-organized subgroup with Jessica Polka (Director of ASAPbio, Visiting Scholar at the Whitehead Institute) at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting (Saturday afternoon) on the topic of preprints in the life sciences. See the program here!
  • July 20, 2016 – Shengping Huang joins the lab! Welcome Shengping!
  • May 31, 2016 – David Mueller, recent graduate of Boston University joins the lab. Welcome David!
  • May 31, 2016 – Brittany Jack, Undergraduate from Rockhurst University joins the lab. Welcome Brittany!
  • May 17, 2016 – Prachee gave a talk in the Microbiology Molecular Genetics and Immunology Department seminar series at KUMC (hosted by Michael Parmely).
  • April 20, 2016 – Taylan Erdogan and Natalie Harmon, high school students from the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (BV CAPS) program join the lab. Welcome Taylan and Natalie!
  • February 26, 2016 – Rafia Mir receives K-INBRE postdoctoral award! Congrats Rafia!
  • February 12, 2016 – Prachee Avasthi obtains secondary appointment in the  Department of Ophthalmology.

  • December 1, 2015 – Rafia Mir joins the lab! Welcome Rafia!
  • November 18, 2015 – Soumita Dutta joins the lab! Welcome Soumita!
  • October 23, 2015 – Prachee gave a talk in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department seminar series at KUMC (hosted by Mark Fisher).
  • October 19, 2015 – Chris Musgrove joins the lab! Welcome Chris!
  • September 2, 2015 – Avasthi Lab doors open!
  • August 10, 2015 – Ashley Tetlow joins the lab! Welcome Ashley!