Current Scholars

M1

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Natalia Batchenkova
Research Interest:
Infectious Disease
Undergraduate:
University of Arkansas

Amanda Christensen
Research Interest: Maternal/Fetal Health
Undergraduate: University of Wyoming

Colman Freel
Research Interest:
Cardiovascular Disease
Undergraduate: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Cole Holderjano
Research Interest:
Infectious Disease and Global Health
Undergraduate:
Stanford University

Wenxian Zhou
Research Interest:
Neurodegenerative Disease
Undergraduate:
University of Nebraska-Omaha

 

M2

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Taylor Burke
Research Interest: Antimicrobial Resistance
Undergraduate: Creighton University

Caroline Case
Research Interest: Cancer
Undergraduate: University of Miami

Anna Kosmach
Research Interest:
Cardiovascular Disease
Undergraduate: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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Rebekah Rapoza
Research Interest: Pediatric Genetic Diseases
Undergraduate: Creighton University

   

G1

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Abi Heller
Research Interest:
Neurodegenerative Disease
Undergraduate:
University of Nebraska - Omaha

Linda Huynh, MS
Research Interest
: Health Outcomes, Epidemiology, and Genitourinary Cancers
Master's
: University of California - Irvine
Undergraduate: University of California - Irvine

William Miklavcic
Research Interest: Immunology and Inflammation
Undergraduate: Cornell University

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Molly Myers
Research Interest: Cancer
Undergraduate: Creighton University

Aaron Schwab
Research Interest
: Immunology and Host-Microbe Dynamics
Undergraduate
: Carleton College 

 

G2

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Gabrielle Brumfield
Cancer Research Program
Advisor
: Joyce Solheim, PhD
Research Focus: Immune Cell Interactions with Cancer
Undergraduate
: Chadron State College

Calvin Lam
Cancer Research Program
Advisor
: Kate Hyde, PhD
Research Focus
: Role of CXCR4 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Undergraduate: University of California - San Diego

Andrew Oleksijew
Cancer Research Program
Advisor
: Justin Mott, MD, PhD
Research Focus: Cholangiocarcinoma and Liver Disease
Undergraduate: Loyola University

 Maggie Rempe

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Maggie Rempe
Neuroscience
Advisor: Tony Wilson, PhD (Boys Town Research Hospital)
Research Focus
: Neuroimaging of Healthy Aging and Dementias
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Rebecca Slotkowski
Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
Advisor
: Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD
Research Focus: Social Health Programming and Future Pregnancy Outcomes
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University

Jake Son
Neuroscience
Advisor
: Tony Wilson, PhD (Boys Town Research Hospital)
Research Focus
: Mental Health and Learning Disorders
Undergraduate: Duke University

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Zachary VanRoy
Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Advisor
: Tammy Kielian, PhD
Research Focus
: Neuroimmunological Host-Pathogen Interactions and Epigenetics
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

   

G3

Nozima Aripova Honcoop-Adrien-2 Abraham Killanin

Nozima Aripova
Clinically Relevant Basic Research
Advisor
: Geoffrey Thiele, PhD
Research Focus: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University

Adrien Honcoop, MS
Health Practice & Medical Education Research
Advisor
: Russell McCulloh, MD
Research Focus
: Human Factors Associated with Pediatric Medicine
Master's: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Undergraduate
: Montana State University

Abraham Killanin
Neuroscience
Advisor
: Tony Wilson, PhD (Boys Town Research Hospital)
Research Focus
: Neurobiological Underpinnings of Psychiatric Disorders
Undergraduate
: Yale University

Kristina Pravoverov

Seth Springer

Natalie Sturd

Kristina Pravoverov
Cancer Research Program
Advisor
: Punita Dhawan, PhD
Research Focus
: Role of MASTL/Greatwall Kinase in Colitis-Associated Tumorigenesis
Undergraduate: Saint Mary's College of California

Seth Springer
Neuroscience
Advisor
: Tony Wilson, PhD (Boys Town Research Hospital)
Research Focus
: Functional Neuroimaging in Aging and Drug-Using Populations
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska - Kearney

Natalie Sturd
Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Advisor
: Elizabeth Rucks, PhD
Research Focus
: Chlamydia trachomatis Host-Pathogen Interactions
Undergraduate
: Carleton College

Heidi Vieira

 

 

Heidi Vieira
Cancer Research Program
Advisor
: Robert Lewis, PhD
Research Focus
: Cell Signaling in Ras-mutated Colon Cancer
Undergraduate
: University of British Columbia

 

 

G4

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Caitlin Molczyk
Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Advisor
: Rakesh Singh, PhD
Research Focus: Novel Approaches to Therapeutics with CXCR2 Antagonism
Undergraduate: Wayne State College

Nicholas Mullen
Cancer Research Program
Advisor
: Pankaj Singh, PhD
Research Focus
: Pancreatic Cancer Metabolism
Undergraduate
: University of Iowa

Molly Schieber, MS
Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
Advisor
: Iraklis Pipinos, MD, PhD
Research Focus: Vascular Disease and Biomechanics
Master's: University of Nebraska Omaha
Undergraduate
: Rockhurst University

M3

Shaker Dukkipati Safwan Elkhatib Laura Flores

Saihari (Shaker) Dukkipati, MS, PhD
Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
Advisor
: Max Kurz, PhD (Boys Town Research Hospital)
Research Focus: Human Motor Control and Neurodevelopment
Master's: Wright State University
Undergraduate: Emory University

Safwan Elkhatib, PhD
Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine
Advisor
: Adam Case, PhD
Research Focus: Stress and Immunity
Undergraduate: Iowa State University

Laura Flores, PhD
Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
Advisor
: Laura Bilek, PhD, PT
Research Focus: Osteoporosis Following Bariatric Surgery
Undergraduate: New Mexico State University

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Cassie Liu Maranda Thompson

Stephen Haller, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Advisor: Andrew Dudley, PhD
Research Focus: Matrix Biology and Biomechanics
Undergraduate: Oregon State University

Cassie Liu, PhD
Cancer Research Program
Advisor:
Adam Karpf, PhD
Research Focus:
Transcription Factor-Targeted Therapy for Ovarian Cancer
Undergraduate:
Wesleyan University

Maranda Thompson, PhD
Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
Advisor
: Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD
Research Focus
: Interaction of Omega-3 with the Placenta
Undergraduate
: Arizona State University

Pauline Xu

 

 
Pauline Xu, PhD
Cancer Research Program
Advisor
: So-Youn Kim, PhD
Research Focus: Oncofertility
Undergraduate: University of Maryland-Baltimore County
   

M4

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Jonathan (Yoni) Herskovitz, PhD
Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Advisor:
Howard Gendelman, MD
Research Focus:
HIV
Undergraduate:
University of California, Los Angeles

Brandon Lew, PhD
Neuroscience
Advisor: Tony Wilson, PhD (Boys Town Research Hospital)
Research Focus: Neuroimaging
Undergraduate: University of New York at Binghamton

Marissa Lobl, PhD
Cancer Research Program
Advisors
: Ashley Wysong, MD, MS and Justin Mott, MD, PhD
Research Focus: Gene Mutation in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Undergraduate: University of Miami

Andrew Phillips    

Andrew Phillips, PhD
Cancer Research Program
Advisor: Justin Mott, MD, PhD
Research Focus: Function of FGFR4 in Cholangiocarcinoma
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Whitewater