MSTP students in the Sahoo lab
Medical Scientist Training Program
Casey Zoss

Casey Zoss

G2 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Kathleen Schmainda, PhD, Biophysics


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


BS, Biochemistry; Mathematics, Briar Cliff University, 2020

Research Interests

Cancer biology, neuro-oncology, and neuro-imaging

Research Experience

Medical College of Wisconsin, 2022-present
Advisor: Kathleen Schmainda, PhD
Project: Discovery and application of glioblastoma biomarkers to optimize treatment with gallium maltolate

Briar Cliff University, 2018-2020
Advisor: Paul Weber, PhD and Daniel Jung, PhD
Project: Antibacterial and structural characterization of compounds isolated from the prairie turnip (Psoralea esculenta)

Sanford Research, 2019
Advisors: Jill Weimer, PhD and Jacob Cain, PhD
Project: Stereological investigation of cortical interneuron loss in CLN3 Batten Disease

Briar Cliff University, 2017-2018
Advisor: Ted Bryan, PhD
Project: Synthesis and IR spectroscopy of ruthenium coordinate complexes


Jennings CE, Zoss CJ, Morrison EA. Arginine anchor points govern H3 tail dynamics. Front Mol Biosci. 2023 May 2;10:1150400. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2023.1150400. PMID: 37261328; PMCID: PMC10228543

Meeting Abstracts

Zoss C, Paintsil E, Hammonds E, Morrison E. Arginine anchor points in histone H3 tail dynamics. Biophysical Society Annual Meeting; 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2021.11.511.

Zoss C, Johnson T, Cain J, Likhite S, White K, Timm D, Meyerink B, Pratt M, Davis S, Dennys-Rivers C, Meyer K, Weimer J. Stereological Investigation of Cortical Interneuron Loss and Rescue in CLN3 Batten Disease. Sanford Research Symposium; 2019; Sioux Falls, SD, USA.

Pham A, Soria R, Zoss C, Jung D, Weber P. Antibacterial and Chemical Properties of Components Isolated from Prairie Turnip (Psoralea esculenta). Briar Cliff University Excellence Event; 2019; Sioux City, IA, USA.

General Interests

Playing volleyball, eating desserts, and re-watching The Office