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Laura Lowe Furge,Ph.D.

Invited Lectures & Consultations

  • University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, IL, Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program Seminar Series, “The Small Liberal Arts College Experience: A Sweet Spot for Total Professional Development,” Feb. 16, 2018
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine, Early Introduction to Health Careers II Summer Enrichment Research Camp held at Kalamazoo College, organizer and instructor, July 24-28, 2017.
  • Kalamazoo YWCA – Kalamazoo, MI, Tech Gyrls Camp, July 21, 2017.
  • Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, External Program Reviewer, May 18-19, 2017).
  • University of Arizona – Phoenix, AZ, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, invited speaker, “Effects of CYP2D6 Genetic Variations on Drug Metabolism and Enzyme Dynamics,” Nov. 30, 2016.
  • Willamette University – Salem, OR, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, External Tenure Track Biochemistry Search Committee Member, Oct. 2016.
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine, Early Introduction to Health Careers Summer Enrichment Research Camp held at Kalamazoo College, organizer and instructor, July 26-30, 2016.
  • Knox College – Galesburg, IL, Department of Biochemistry, External Program Reviewer, April 18-20, 2016.
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, UNC Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC-BEST), invited speaker (via Skype), Jan. 6, 2016.
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, invited speaker and session moderator, “From DNA Adducts Back to College” as part of the “F. Peter Guengerich Laboratory Celebration,” Oct. 16-17, 2015.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, invited panelist, “Starting and Running Your Faculty Research Lab” as part of the “Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Getting Ready for an Academic Career,” sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and the Rackham Graduate School. Sept. 30, 2015.
  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, invited lecture, “Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Understanding Inactivation of P450 Enzymes & Their Polymorphic Variants.” Feb. 16, 2015.
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Department of Chemistry, invited lecture. Oct. 16, 2014.
  • University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, invited lecture entitled, “Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Commonalities Between Inactivation of CYP2D6 and CYP3A4,” May 7, 2014.
  • University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, invited talk for graduate students entitled, “Careers in Academia: Undergraduate Institutions,” May 6, 2014.
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, Biomedical Science and Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, invited lecture entitled “Using Molecular Dynamics of P450 enzymes to Understand Adverse Drug Events,” March 28, 2014.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Program in Biomedical Sciences, invited lecture entitled “How to Get and Keep a Position at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution,” March 14, 2014.
  • Kalamazoo College at the University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, invited leader for workshop entitled “Structured Reflection as a Teaching Tool,” Dec. 8-15, 2013.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, College of Pharmacy, invited lecture entitled “Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Understanding Inactivation of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes,” Oct. 16, 2013.
  • Western Michigan School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, 31st Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, invited lecture entitled “Metoclopramide is Metabolized Primarily by Human CYP 2D6 and is a Reversible Inhibitor of CYP2D6,” April 10, 2013.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Program in Biomedical Sciences, invited lecture entitled “How to Have a Successful Career at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution,” March 15, 2013.
  • Oakland University, Rochester, MI, Department of Chemistry, invited lecture entitled “Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Understanding Inhibition of P450 Enzymes.” November 7, 2012.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, HHMI Art and Science of Medicine Camp, invited lecture entitled “Path to a career in healthcare: what should you do in college?,” June 18, 2012.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Program in Biomedical Sciences, invited lecture entitled “Careers in Science at Small Liberal Arts Colleges,” March 9, 2012.
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Department of Biochemistry, 3M Seminar Series (Metabolism, Membranes, and Metalloenzymology), invited lecture entitled “A Story, An Anthology, and a Puzzle: Studies of Mechanism-based Inactivation of Human CYP2D6,” September 27, 2011
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Fall Colloquium on Teaching and Learning, invited lecture entitled “Expanding and Infusing Structured Reflection,” September 6, 2011.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Program in Biomedical Sciences, invited lecture entitled “Teaching at a Small Liberal Arts College,” March 11, 2011. 
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Department of Pharmacology, group meeting presentation, July 29, 2010.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, HHMI Art and Science of Medicine Camp, invited lecture entitled “Path to a career in healthcare: what should you do in college?,” June 21, 2010.
  • Michigan State University-Kalamazoo Center for Medical Sciences Research Day, oral presentation entitled “Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Human Cytochrome P450 2D6 by a Piperazine-containing  Compound,” April 14, 2010.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Program in Biomedical Sciences, invited lecture entitled “The Small Liberal Arts College: a Rich Academic Life,” March 12, 2010.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, HHMI Art and Science of Medicine Camp, invited lecture entitled “Path to a career in healthcare: what should you do in college?,” June 22, 2009.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Invited lecture entitled “Creating a performance task with embedded course content: an HPV Vaccine Performance Task,” June 11, 2009.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Program in Biomedical Sciences, invited lecture entitled “Preparing for a Career in the Liberal Arts,” March 20, 2009.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Health Science Senior Seminar, invited lecture entitled “HPV Vaccine: Science and Ethics,” March 11 and 13, 2009.
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) in the Classroom Web Conference, CLA Spotlight, invited presentation, “Creating a performance task with embedded course content: an HPV Vaccine Performance Task,” December 16, 2008.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Honor’s Day Lecture, invited lecture entitled “Cancer in America and Beyond,” October 30, 2008.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Invited lecture entitled “CLA in the Classroom at Kalamazoo College,” June 12, 2008.
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) in the Classroom Academy, Austin, TX. May 29-30, 2008.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Health Sciences Program, Invited lecture entitled "Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Metabolism, Inhibition, and Toxicity," February 18, 2008.
  • Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, Laboratory of Cancer Genetics. "Tale of Two Cities: Exploring Sutent Resistance and Examining SAH in Myc-activated Tumors." September 21, 2007.
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Department of Chemistry, Invited adjunct faculty member to serve as graduate student (Paul R. Knoll) thesis committee member, May 2007 - May 2008.
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Department of Chemistry, Invited lecture entitled "Cytochrome P450 Enzymes in Drug Metabolism and Chemical Toxicology: An Introduction" as part of Biophysical Medicinal Chemistry course, February 9, 2007.
  • University of Michigan Science Learning Center, Ann Arbor, MI, Abstract selected for 1-hour oral presentation as part of Enriching the Academic Experience of College Science Students conference, "Making Believers and Re-establishing Interest - Engaging Non-science Majors in the Sciences," May 24, 2007.
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Department of Chemistry, Invited lecture as part of their external seminar series, "Oltipraz and Chemoprevention: Activation of Antioxidant Response and Inhibition of P450s," March 7, 2005.
  • American Chemical Society 228th National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Invited speaker for Topics/Symposium: "Teaching Bioinformatics in the Undergraduate Curriculum," August 22-26, 2004. Title of Presentation: "Integrating Bioinformatics into Existing Biochemistry Courses: Need, Implementation, and Student Reaction."
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Department of Chemistry, Invited lecture as part of their external seminar series, "Oltipraz and Chemoprevention: Inhibition of P450s and Activation of Antioxidant Defense," May 26, 2004.
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Invited lecture as part of their external seminar series, "Oltipraz: Mechanism of P450 Inhibition and Analysis of Gene Expression Profiles," December 12, 2003.
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Invited Lecture as part of their senior external seminar series, "Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Mechanism-based Inhibition and Clinical Application," February 26, 2003.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Endowed Professorship in the Natural Sciences Inaugural Lecture, "Cancer and Cancer Prevention: a Role for Cytochrome P450 Enzymes," November 13, 2002.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Faculty Study Seminar, "Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Roles in Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases," January 18, 2002.
  • Pharmacia Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI, Drug Metabolism & Disposition Research Division, "From DNA Adducts to Mechanism-based Inhibitors of Cytochrome P450s," December 14, 2001.
  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, Pew Midstates Science and Mathematics Consortium, Co-organizer for the workshop: "Shaping the Biochemistry Classroom of the 21st Century," June 22-24, 2001.
  • American Chemical Society, The Central/Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, Session on Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry, "Biochemistry Research with Undergraduates," June 11-13, 2001.
  • Hope College, Holland, MI, Department of Chemistry, Invited Lecture as part of their external seminar series, "Mechanism-based Onhibition of Cytochrome P450 enzymes: How the Consumption of Vegetables May Help Prevent Liver Cancer," Mar. 9, 2001.
  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, Biochemistry curriculum consult, sponsored by Pew Mid-States Consortium, July 28-30, 2000.
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, The Association of Post-doctoral Fellows in the Life Sciences, "Developing a Teaching Philosophy," Jan. 17, 2000.

 

Community Outreach

Kid’s Hope USA, Mentor, Westwood-King Elementary, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo, MI, September 2016 – December 2017.

Director, Early Introduction to Health Careers II Summer Enrichment Research Camp held at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, July 24-28, 2017.

Invited speaker, Tech Gyrls day camp, YWCA, Kalamazoo, MI, July 21, 2017.

Director, Early Introduction to Health Careers II Summer Enrichment Research Camp held at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, July 25-30, 2016.