A searchable database, UR-Linked allows aspiring undergraduate researchers, scholars, and artists to connect with faculty mentors across campus. UR-Linked includes faculty profiles as well as more specific information about their research projects and artistic endeavors.

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Leonard Dobens PROFESSOR

    Research Description
    I use Drosophila to study intercellular signaling pathways that control basic developmental processes, including cell proliferation, migration and differentiation. I combine molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches to understand the mechanisms by which gene interactions control organogenesis. The outcomes of these approaches will illuminate the conserved role of gene pathways in both normal development and disease.

    Afflicated Department(s)

    Molecular Biology&Biochemistry  

Now that UR-Linked has helped you to identify a faculty member whose interests align with your interests, be sure to review the essential steps in contacting a potential faculty mentor.

The Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Jane Greer., can provide you with further guidance about finding and connecting with faculty mentors at UMKC.

Once you have reviewed the essential steps to prepare for connecting with a potential faculty mentor, you can use the "Contact Details" for this project to connect with the faculty member and to begin a conversation about how you might work with that him or her.