Current Scholars

M1

 Linda Huynh  William Miklavcic Molly Myers

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

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

Molly Myers
Research Interest: Cancer
Undergraduate: Creighton University

 Aaron Schwab    

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

 

 

M2

 Gabi Brumfield  Calvin Lam Andrew Oleksijew

Gabrielle Brumfield
Research Interest
: Cancer & Immunology
Undergraduate
: Chadron State College

Calvin Lam
Research Interest
: Synthetic Biology & Development
Undergraduate: University of California - San Diego

Andrew Oleksijew
Research Interest: Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
Undergraduate: Loyola University

 Maggie Rempe

 Rebecca Slotkowski

Jake Son

Maggie Rempe
Research Interest: Memory Disorders & Dementia
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Rebecca Slotkowski
Research Interest
: Infectious Disease 
Undergraduate
: North Carolina State University

Jake Son
Research Interest: Pediatric Neuroimaging
Undergraduate: Duke University

Zachary Van Roy

 

 

Zachary Van Roy
Research Interest: Molecular Neuroscience
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

   

G1

Nozima Aripova Aubree Honcoop Abraham Killanin

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

Aubree 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
Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Advisors
: James Talmadge, PhD and Zaid Al-Kadhimi, MD
Research Focus
: Transplant Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer
Undergraduate: Saint Mary's College of California

Seth Springer
Neuroscience
Advisor
: Tony Wilson, PhD (Boys Town Research Hospital)
Research Focus
: Functional Neuroimaging in Aging & 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

 

 

G2

Shaker Dukkipati Caitlin Molczyk Nicholas Mullen

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

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    

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

 

 

G3

Safwan Elkhatib Laura Flores Stephen Haller

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

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

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

Marissa Lobl Maranda Thompson Pauline Xu

Marissa Lobl
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

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

G4 and Beyond

Jonathan (Yoni) Herskovitz Brandon Lew Cassie Liu

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

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

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

Andrew Phillips    

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

 

 

M3

Andrew Cannon Joseph Carmicheal Simon Shin 

Andrew Cannon, PhD
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Advisor: Surinder Batra, PhD
Research Focus: Understanding the Role of Cytokines in PDAC
Undergraduate: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Joseph Carmicheal, PhD
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Advisor: Surinder Batra, PhD
Research Focus: Early Detection for Pancreatic Cancer
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska-Omaha

Simon Shin, PhD
Cancer Research Program
Advisor:
Michael (Tony) Hollingsworth, PhD
Research Focus: Pancreatic Cancer & Metabolism
Undergraduate:
University of Washington 

M4

Justin Grassmeyer Constance Mietus Richard (Lee) Sleightholm 

Justin Grassmeyer, PhD
Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience
Advisor
: Wallace Thoreson, PhD
Research Focus
: Physiology of Retinal Photoreceptors 
Undergraduate:
Augustana College

Constance Mietus, PhD
Medical Sciences Interdisciplinary Area
Advisor
: Iraklis Pipinos, MD, PhD
Research Focus: Microvascular Changes in Peripheral Artery Disease
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania

Richard (Lee) Sleightholm, PhD, MPH
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Advisor: David Oupicky, PhD
Research Focus: Drug Development & Pharmaceutical Science
Undergraduate: University of Missouri

Kelsey Yamada    

Kelsey Yamada, PhD
Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Advisor
: Tammy Kielian, PhD
Research Focus: Immunology & Hypersensitivities
Undergraduate
: Creighton University