Ryan Splittgerber, PhD

Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for HSEC
Director, HSEC Gross Anatomy Lab

College of Allied Health Professions
Health Science Education Complex
2402 University Drive
Kearney, NE 68849-4510

Academic Appointments     
Assistant Dean for HSEC in Kearney
Assistant Professor, College of Allied Health Professions
Director, HSEC Gross Anatomy Lab

Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience), 2008
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Primary Teaching Responsibilities    
 Cross-Sectional Anatomy I         RSTE 410
 Cross-Sectional Anatomy II        RSTE 411
 Clinically Oriented Anatomy I     CAHP 445
 Clinically Oriented Anatomy II    CAHP 446    
 Cross-Sectional Anatomy            GCBA 913
 Clinically Oriented Anatomy        CBA 571

Scholarly Activity
Through UNMC’s E-Learning Initiative (RFA-1), Dr. Splittgerber developed a series of modules to supplement the neuroanatomy labs for medical students and continues to produce anatomy based e-modules for the College of Allied Health Professions.

Publications (last 5 years)
Liu Y, Hawkins OE, Su Y, Vilgelm AE, Sobolik T, Thu YM, Kantrow S, Splittgerber RC, Short S, Amiri KI, Ecsedy JA, Sosman JA, Kelley MC, Richmond Targeting aurora kinases limits tumour growth through DNA damage- mediated senescence and blockade of NF-κB impairs this drug-induced senescence. EMBO Mol Med. 2013 Jan;5(1):149-66. PMID: 23180582.

Thu YM, Su Y, Yang J, Splittgerber R, Na S, Boyd A, Mosse C, Simons C, Richmond A. NF-κB inducing kinase (NIK) modulates melanoma tumorigenesis by regulating expression of pro-survival factors through the β-catenin pathway. Oncogene. 2012 May 17;31(20):2580-92. PubMed PMID: 21963849.

Su Y, Vilgelm AE, Kelley MC, Hawkins OE, Liu Y, Boyd KL, Kantrow S, Splittgerber RC, Short SP, Sobolik T, Zaja-Milatovic S, Dahlman KB, Amiri KI, Jiang A, Lu P, Shyr Y, Stuart DD, Levy S, Sosman JA, Richmond A. RAF265 inhibits the growth of advanced human melanoma tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Apr 15;18(8):2184-98. PubMed PMID: 22351689.

Raman D, Milatovic SZ, Milatovic D, Splittgerber R, Fan GH, Richmond A. Chemokines, macrophage inflammatory protein-2 and stromal cell-derived factor- 1α, suppress amyloid β-induced neurotoxicity. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2011 Nov 1;256(3):300-13. Epub 2011 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 21704645.