Spendier Kathrin


Kathrin Spendier

  Assistant Professor
  phone: 719-255-3197
  email: kspendie@uccs.edu
  room: Osborne A-450


Ph.D. : University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2012

Research Interests (website)


·       Role of cell surface curvature in disease models

·       Metallic nanoparticles for biomedical application

·       Cell membrane protein dynamics


·       Kinetic theory of particle nucleation

·       Reaction-Diffusion 

Recent Publications

1) Amanda Carroll-Portillo, Kathrin Spendier, Janet Pfeiffer, Gary Griffiths, Haitao Li, Keith A. Lidke, Janet M. Oliver, Diane S. Lidke, James L. Thomas, Bridget S. Wilson, and Jerilyn A. Timlin, "Formation of a Mast Cell Synapse: FcεRI Membrane Dynamics upon Binding Mobile or Immobilized Ligands on Surfaces" Journal of Immunology, Volume 184, Issue 3, 2010. (link)

2) Kathrin Spendier, Amanda Carroll-Portillo, Keith A. Lidke, Bridget S. Wilson, Jerilyn A. Timlin, and James L. Thomas, "Distribution and Dynamics of Rat Basophilic Leukemia Immunoglobulin E Receptors (FcεRI) on Planar Ligand-Presenting Surfaces" Biophysical Journal, Volume 99, Issue 2,  2010. (link)  

3) Kathrin Spendier and James L. Thomas, "Image Correlation Spectroscopy of Randomly Distributed Disks" Journal of Biological Physics, Volume 37, Issue 4,  2011. (link

4) Kathrin Spendier, Diane S. Lidke, Keith A. Lidke and James L. Thomas, "Single-particle tracking of immunoglobulin E receptors (FcεRI) in micron-sized clusters and receptor patches" FEBS Letters, Volume 586, Issue 4, 2012. (link

5) Kathrin Spendier and James L. Thomas, "Spatial Patterns in Mast Cell Activation" in Mast Cells: Phenotypic Features, Biological Functions, and Role in Immunity, Nova Science Publishers, 2013. (link)

6) Kathrin Spendier and V.M. Kenkre, "Analytic Solutions for Some Reaction-Diffusion Scenarios" J. Phys. Chem. B, Volume 117, Issue, 49, 2013. (link)

7) Kathrin Spendier, Satomi Sugaya, and V.M. Kenkre, "Reaction-Diffusion Theory in the Presence of an Attractive Harmonic  Potential" Phys. Rev. E, Volume 88, 062142, 2013.  (link

8) C. Aidalaj, L. Anaya, E. Andersse, A. Bambaugh, A. Barron, J.G. Boissevain, J. Bok, S. Boose, M.L. Brooks, S. Butsyk, M. Cepeda, P. Chacon, S. Chacon, L. Chavez,T. Cote, C. D'Agostino, A. Datta , K. DeBlasio, L. DelMonte, E.J. Desmond,J.M. Durham, D. Fields, M. Finger, C. Gingu, B. Gonzales, J.S. Haggerty, T. Hawke, H.W. van Hecke, M. Herron, J. Hoff, J. Huang, X. Jiang, T. Johnson, M. Jonas, J.S. Kapustinsky, A. Key, G.J. Kunde, J. Kurtz, J. LaBounty, D.M. Lee, K.B. Lee, M.J. Leitch, M. Lenz, W. Lenz, M.X. Liu, D. Lynch, E. Mannel, P.L. McGaughey, A. Meles, B. Meredith, H. Nguyen, E. O'Brien, R. Pak, V. Papavassiliou, S. Pate, H. Pereira, G.D.N. Perera, M. Phillips, R. Pisani, S. Polizzo, R.J. Poncione, J. Popule, M. Prokop, M.L. Purschke, A.K. Purwar, N. Ronzhina, C.L. Silva, M. Slunečka, R. Smith, W.E. Sondheim, K. Spendier, M. Stoffer, E. Tennant, D. Thomas, M. Tomášek, A. Veicht, V. Vrba, X.R. Wang, F. Wei, D. Winter, R. Yarema, Z. You, I. Younus, A. Zimmerman, T. Zimmerman, "The PHENIX Forward Silicon Vertex Detector" Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Volume 755, 44-61, 2014. (link)

9) R. S. Kalkur, A. C. Ballast, A. R. Triplett, K. Spendier, "Effects of Deuterium Oxide on Cell Growth and Vesicle Speed in RBL-2H3 Cells " PeerJ 2:e553, 2014  (link).

10) K. Spendier, "N-terminal amphipathic helix of Amphiphysin can change the spatial distribution of immunoglobulin E receptors (FcεRI) in the RBL-2H3 mast cell synapse " Results in Immunology, Volume 6, 1-4, 2016 (link).

11) V. Kravets, Z. Almemar, K. Jiang, K. Culhane, R. Machado, G. Hagen, A. Kotko, I. Dmytruk, K. Spendier, A. Pinchuk, "Imaging of biological cells using luminescent silver nanoparticles" Nanoscale Research Letters, 11:30, 2016 (link).  


Teaching (website)

·       General Physics III, Calc Based (PES 2130), Fall 2014, Spring 2016

·       General Physics II, Calc Based (PES 1120), Spring 2014

·       General Physics I, Calc Based (PES 1110), Fall 2013

·       Introduction to Biophysics (PES 3950), Spring 2013, Spring 2015

·       Classical Mechnics I (PES 3210), Spring 2016