CV

Kendra Helen Oliver, Ph.D.

Kendra.h.oliver.1@vanderbilt.edu

Kendra.h.oliver@gmail.com

 Oliver_Kendra (1)

Education

Year
Degree
Institution
2010
B.S., Biology
Loyola University, Chicago, IL
2016
Ph.D., Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 

Training

Years
Program
Institution
2009-2019
UndergraduateResearcher
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2016-Present
Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

 

Academic Appointments

Years

Position

Institution

2017
Instructor of Record
Department of Science Communication, Vanderbilt University, Training of Eve Moll
2015-16
BOLD Fellow
Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
2015
Teaching Assistant
Department of Physics, Honors course, “Why is biology complex” with Dr. John Wikswo

 

Other Employment

2016 – Present
Scientific Program Manager
AspirnautTM, Nashville, TN
2015-2016
Scientific adviser
Systems Biology and Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Experience (SyBURE), Searle Undergraduate Research Program
2016
Volunteer outreach coordinator
Adventure Science Center Volunteer
2015-2016
Blended Online Learning and Design Fellow
Center for Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Certificates

2016
Summer Intensive for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
BRET office of Career Development, Vanderbilt University school of Medicine, Nashville, TN
2013
College Teaching Certificate Program
Center for Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 

Honors and Awards

2016
ASPET Travel Award- San Diego, California, USA
2014
American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship (14PRE19640007)
2014
SFB35 Student Travel Award- Transporters in Health and Disease- Vienna, Austria
2013, 2016
Vanderbilt Graduate Student Travel Award
2013
ATVB Young Investigator Travel Award- Dallas, TX, USA
2013
Mechanisms of Vascular Biology Training Grant
2012
Clinical Research Grants, VICTR

 

Professional Organizations

American Society of Cell Biology
American Society of Nephrology
American society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
American Heart Association Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
American Physiological Society

 

Professional Activities

Institutional Service

 
Positions
 2016-2017  BRET Newsletter Co-Editor
2016 Vanderbilt Pharmacology Student-Invited Form Committee
2015 President, Vanderbilt Pharmacology Graduate Student Association
2014-2016 Review Committee for Vanderbilt Pharmacology Journal Club
 2013-2015 Mentorship Chair, Vanderbilt University Women in Science

 

Teaching

2016 Brine shrimp; new biological model. Springfield Middle School, Springfield, TN
2016 Diversity Seminar Series, Aspirnaut High School and Undergraduates, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2015 TA: Why is biology complex?, Physics Department, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 

Publications

Kendra H Oliver, Favour Akabogu, Anika Mittal,  Ly Hoang, Justin Cartailler, Aaron Fidler, Elena Pokidysheva, Vadim Pedchenko, Neonila Danylevych, John R. Fitzgerald, Julie Hudson,  Billy Hudson: Triops cancriformis: A potential non-mammalian animal model for studies of mechanisms of kidney ultrafiltration. In Preparation. 2018

Kendra H Oliver, Aaron L Fidler, Billy G Hudson, and Julie K Hudson. AspirnautTM: Maximizing STEM achievement for students from diverse backgrounds by holistic, long-term commitment to scientific development. In Preparation. 2018

Michael Dohn, Christopher Kooker, Lisa Bastarache, Tammy Jessen, Capria Rinaldi, Seth Varney, Matthew Mazalouskas, Hope Pan, Kendra Oliver, Digna Velez Edwards, James Sutcliffe, Joshua Denny, and Ana Carneiro. “The Gain-of-Function Integrin β3 Pro33 Variant Alters the Serotonin System in the Mouse Brain”. Journal of Neuroscience. Aug 2017.

Kendra H Oliver, Matthew T. Duvernay, Heidi E. Hamm, and Ana M.D. Carneiro. Loss of Serotonin Transporter Function Alters ADP-Mediated Integrin αIIb/β3 Activation through Dysregulation of the 5-HT2A Receptor. JBC 2016.

Kendra H Oliver, Tammy Jessen, Emily L Crawford, Chang Y Chung, James S Sutcliffe, and Ana M Carneiro. Pro32Pro33 Mutations in the Integrin β3 PSI Domain Results in αIIbβ3 Priming and Enhanced Adhesion: Reversal of the Hypercoagulability Phenotype by the Src Inhibitor SKI-606. Mol Pharmacol 2014 Jun;85(6):921-31. PMID: 24695082

 

Articles

Kendra H. Oliver (2017). One BOLD-Fellows Journey from Cellular Platelet Biologist to Discovery Science Educator. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/2017/06/one-bold-fellows-journey-from-cellular-platelet-biologist-to-discovery-science-educator/

Kendra H. Oliver and Richard R. Coble (2016). Teaching with Blogs. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-with-blogs/.

 

Conference presentations/Posters:

American Society of Cell Biology. San Francisco, CA, December 2016

Poster: AspirnautTM: Maximizing STEM achievement for students from diverse backgrounds by holistic, long-term commitment to scientific development.

American Society of Nephrology. Chicago, IL, November 2016

Experimental Biology. San Diego, CA, May 2016

Talk: Loss of Serotonin Transporter Function Alters ADP-Mediated Integrin αIIb/β3 Activation through Dysregulation of the 5-HT2A Receptor.

Poster: Loss of Serotonin Transporter Function Alters ADP-Mediated Integrin αIIb/β3 Activation through Dysregulation of the 5-HT2A Receptor.

Poster: Probing the use of blogs to promote student learning.

Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Sessions. San Francisco, CA, May 2015

Talk: Chronic loss of serotonin transporter function alters platelet adhesion and spreading

Transporters in Health and Disease (SFB35). Vienna, Austria, September 2014

Poster: Bruise-blues with chronic selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment: lose of peripheral serotonin leads to bleeding phenotype

Vanderbilt University Pharmacology Department Retreat. Nashville, TN, October 2014

Talk: Modulation of serotonin homeostasis through chronic citalopram-treatment or loss of the serotonin transporter alters aIIbB3 mediated platelet function

Poster: Bruise-blues with chronic selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment: lose of peripheral serotonin leads to bleeding phenotype

Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Conference. Toronto, Canada, May 2014

Poster: Serotonin and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in platelet function and RhoA Activation

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Dallas, Texas, November 2013

Poster: Bleeding phenotype of SERT KO mice is due to reduced platelet function by GPIIbIIIa activation and α-granule exocytosis

Poster: Src Activation is an essential step in the hypercoagulability induced by the integrin β3 Pro33 polymorphism in the mouse

Vanderbilt University Pharmacology Department Retreat. Nashville, TN October 2013

Poster: Bleeding phenotype of SERT KO mice is due to reduced platelet function by GPIIbIIIa activation and α-granule exocytosis

Mechanisms in Vascular Biology Retreat. Nashville, TN, September 2013

Presentation: Role of Serotonin in Platelet Function

Poster: Characterizing the bleeding phenotype of SERT KO mice by looking at platelet function by GPIIbIIIa activation

ScienceOnline2013. Charlotte, North Carolina, February 2013

Vanderbilt Vascular Biology Retreat. Nashville, TN, September 2013

Poster: Hypercoagulability of platelets common polymorphism of GPIIbIIIa

Vanderbilt University Department of Pharmacology Retreat. Nashville, TN October 2013

Poster: Hypercoagulability of platelets in the clinically relevant mouse model for the Pro33 (HPA-1, PIA2) isoform of GPIIbIIIa

Microscopy and Microanalysis Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN, August, 2011

Gordon Conference – Intermediate filaments. Chicago, IL Summer 2010

Poster: Absence of vimentin is Protective under hyperoxic conditions by attenuation of the immune response

Chicago Undergraduate Symposium. Chicago, IL Summer 2010

Poster: Vimentin-null mice are protected under hyperoxia

Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Symposium. Chicago, IL, Fall 2009

Poster: Vimentin-null mice are protected under hyperoxia

Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Symposium. Chicago, IL, Spring 2010

Poster: Vimentin-null mice are protected under hyperoxia due to inhibition of inflammation

 

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