Kyle Kroeck C-8676-2014

Kyle Kroeck

Graduate Assistant, Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine

Graduate Research Assistant, College of Medicine Molecular Medicine

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC07
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: kkroeck@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 396-9188

Education

  • BS, Neurobiology, Florida State University, 2011

Academic Philosophy

"Creativity, Critical Thinking, Community Engagement, Communication, Integrative Thinking, and Interdisciplinarity."

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology

Research Interests

  • Studying molecular interactions at the atomic level through high resolution X-ray crystallography; Carrying out fragment-based molecular docking for drug discovery; Identifying novel inhibitors as potential drug leads and chemical probes for proteins of biomedical importance.

Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (Graduate Researcher, 2016 - Present)
  • AMSGS (Molecular Medicine Department Representative, 2013 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Smith EW, Lewandowski EM, Moussouras NA, Kroeck KG, Volkman BF, Veldkamp CT, Chen Y. Crystallographic Structure of Truncated CCL21 and the Putative Sulfotyrosine-Binding Site. Biochemistry. 55(40) : 5746-5753, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27617343
  • Breydo L, Sales AE, Ferreira L, Fedotoff O, Shevelyova MP, Permyakov SE, Kroeck KG, Permyakov EA, Zaslavsky BY, Uversky VN. Effects of osmolytes on protein-solvent interactions in crowded environment: Analyzing the effect of TMAO on proteins in crowded solutions. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics. 570: 66-74, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25712220
  • Parise EM, Alcantara LF, Warren BL, Wright KN, Hadad R, Sial OK, Kroeck KG, Iñiguez SD, Bolaños-Guzmán CA. Repeated ketamine exposure induces an enduring resilient phenotype in adolescent and adult rats. Biological psychiatry. 74(10) : 750-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23790225

Awards/Honors

  • Gordon Research Conference Travel Award (GRC - 2015)
  • AMSGS Summer Travel Award (AMSGS - 2015)
  • USF Graduate Fellow (University of South Florida - 2013)