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Barbara L. Wehde

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Graduate Student

University of Nebraska Medical Center
985950 Nebraska Medical Center, DRCII
Omaha, NE 68198-5950
Tel: (402) 559-3536
Fax: (402) 559-8270


2011 B.S: Biology, South Dakota State University, Bookings, SD

2011 B.A: Spanish, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

2012- present, Graduate Student, Cancer Research Graduate Program (CRGP), Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Work Experience:

2010-2011: worked in partnership with Dr. Christopher Chase of South Dakota State University investigating the effects of BVD (bovine viral diarrhea) in fetal development of cattle.

2010-2012: Internship/Technician with Novartis, Animal Health, Larchwood IA. Research and Development, Vaccines.



Barb joined our group in July of 2012. She studies the role of Jak/Stat and PI3K/Akt signaling in mammary epithelial cells. In 2012, Barb was awarded a fellowship through the UNMC Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP).  


Schmidt, J.W.; B.L. Wehde;  K. Sakamoto; A.A. Triplett; S.M. Anderson; P.N. Tsichlis; G. Leone and K.-U. Wagner (2014):  Stat5 regulates the PI3-kinase/Akt1 pathway during mammary gland development and tumorigenesis. Mol. Cell. Biol. 34 (7):1363-1377

Schmidt, J.W.; B.L. Wehde;  K. Sakamoto; A.A. Triplett; S.M. W.W. West and K.-U. Wagner (2014): Novel transcripts from a distinct promoter that encode the full-length Akt1 in human breast cancer cells. BMC Cancer 14 (1):195



Big congratulations to Barb, who placed 3rd among the women runners in the 2013 Komen Race For The Cure!