Faculty

Nebraska Center for Cellular Signaling Faculty

Director Associate Director
Keith R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor, Oral Biology at UNMC
Richard G. MacDonald, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UNMC
Current Project Leaders
Rene Opavsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Eppley Institute at UNMC
Aimin Peng, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Oral Biology at UNMC
Graduated Project Leaders (from 2003 to present)
Melanie Simpson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry at UNL
Received R01 funding 2005
James Wahl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Oral Biology at UNMC
Received R01 funding 2006
Steve Caplan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UNMC
Received R01 funding 2006
Yaping Tu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmacology at Creighton School of Medicine
Received R01 funding 2007
Xu Luo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Eppley Institute at UNMC
Received R01 funding 2006
Laura A Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences at Creighton School of Medicine
Received R01 funding 2007
Ali Nawshad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Oral Biology at UNMC
Received R01 funding 2008
Jing "Jenny" Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Eppley Institute at UNMC
Received R01 funding 2010
Greg Oakley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Oral biology at UNMC
Received ACS funding 2010
Mentors
Robert E. Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor, Eppley Institute at UNMC
Shantaram Joshi, Ph.D.
Professor, Genetics and Cell Biology at UNMC
Thomas M. Petro, Ph.D.
Professor, Oral Biology at UNMC
Melanie Simpson, Ph.D.
Jr. mentor/Graduated member
Parmender Mehta, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UNMC
Steve Caplan, Ph.D.
Jr. mentor/Graduated member
Joyce Solheim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Eppley Institute at UNMC
James K. Wahl, Ph.D.
Director Live Cell Core/Graduated member