Molecular Medicine

Kyle Kroeck C-8676-2014

Kyle Kroeck

Graduate Assistant, Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email:

Academic Phone:(813) 396-9188


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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