Tyler D. Scherr

Tyler Scherr Student of Distinction

Tyler D. Scherr

PhD in Pathology & Microbiology

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship (2014-2016)

The American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship program provides research assistance and training to help students initiate careers in areas broadly-related to cardiovascular function, disease and stroke, or to related basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.  Tyler Scherr was awarded a two-year AHA fellowship for his project, entitled “S. aureus carbamoyl phosphate synthetase enhances immune evasion through ammonia generation.” He declined a UNMC Graduate Studies Assistantship in order to accept the AHA fellowship. A former McNair Scholar at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Tyler enrolled at UNMC in the summer of 2011.  He served as President of the Graduate Student Association, and as the graduate student representative in the department of Pathology and Microbiology.  He studied under the mentorship of Tammy L. Kielian, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Microbiology and received his PhD in December 2016.