University of Nebraska Medical Center

Advisory Committees

External Advisory Committee

Dr. William Mobley

William Mobley, MD, PhD

Dr. William Mobley is the Chair of Department of Neurosciences at University of California San Diego. Dr. Mobley is a clinician and researcher who is internationally known for his work on degenerative diseases of the central nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease and the neurobiology of Down syndrome. Dr. Mobley serves as the Chair of the CoNDA Center's External Advisory Committee.

Dr. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz

Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, PhD

Dr. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz is the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Michael I. Posner Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Dr. Reuter-Lorenz serves as a member of the CoNDA Center’s External Advisory Committee. Her research investigates how aging affects the neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention, working memory and executive control.

Dr. Rick Bevins

Rick Bevins, PhD

Dr. Rick Bevins is the Chair of Department of Psychology at University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. Bevins is also the director of the Rural Drug addiction Research Center, another COBRE center in NE. Dr. Bevins’ expertise is in neuroscience, pharmacology and animal learning and behavior. Dr. Bevins uses preclinical animal models to elucidate the behavioral, neural, and pharmacological factors involved in the etiology of drug abuse.

Dr. Qian-Quan Sun

Qian-Quan Sun, PhD

Dr. Qian-Quan Sun is a Professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology and the Neuroscience Program at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Sun is the Director of the Laboratory of Neural Development and Learning, with a main research interest in understanding the adaptive changes in the properties of neural circuits at multiple spatial levels during the sensitive-periods of neurodevelopment, and maladaptive changes associated with disease states. Dr. Sun is also the Principle Investigator of the Wyoming Sensory Biology Center (SBC) COBRE.

Internal Advisory Committee

Dr. Howard Fox

Howard Fox, MD, PhD

Dr. Howard Fox is the Senior Associate Dean of Research & Development in the College of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Neurological Science at UNMC. He serves as a Supervisory Committee member for the CoNDA Center.

Dr. Jeffrey French

Jeff French, PhD

Dr. Jeff French is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNO. He serves as a member of the CoNDA Center’s Supervisory Committee. His research areas include reproductive physiology and behavior as well as vocal communication in primates.

Dr. Ryan McCreerty

Ryan McCreery, PhD

Dr. Ryan McCreery is the Director of Research at Boys Town National Research Hospital, as well as the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition Laboratory. He serves as a mentor to Dr. Heinrichs-Graham and as a member of the Supervisory Committee for the CoNDA Center. His research aims to describe how amplification, language and cognition support speech perception in children who are hard of hearing in effort to maximize outcomes for children wearing hearing aids.

Dr. Wallace Thoreson

Wallace Thoreson, PhD

Dr. Wallace Thoreson is a Professor of Ophthalmology at UNMC, specializing in Retinal Physiology. He serves on the CoNDA’s Internal Advisory Committee and as a mentor to Dr. Peng Zhong. Dr. Thoreson’s lab combines state-of-the-art electrophysiological and imaging techniques to study the physiology of retinal neurons in vision.

Dr. Peter Steyger

Peter Steyger, PhD

Dr. Peter Steyger is a Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Creighton University. He is also the Director of the Dr. Richard J. Bellucci Translational Hearing Center COBRE. His unique expertise in mechanisms of iatrogenic hearing loss originates from acquiring hearing loss via treatment with the life-saving aminoglycosides when afflicted with bacterial meningitis as an infant. Dr. Steyger recognizes how critical it is to translate our now wide-ranging collective knowledge in the etiologies of hearing loss and vestibular disorders into efficacious strategies that preserve or restore optimal hearing and vestibular function to maximize the personal goals, familial relationships, friendships and career trajectories of those afflicted with these sensory disorders.

Dr. David E. Warren

David E. Warren, PhD

Dr. David E. Warren is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He serves as an Internal Advisory Committee Member for the CoNDA Center. Dr. Warren is an expert in neuroimaging and brain stimulation, particularly MRI and TMS methods.