Distinguished scientist: Tony Wilson, Ph.D.

February 21, 2019

Image with caption: Tony Wilson, Ph.D.

Tony Wilson, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2018-19 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award recipients.

The Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: Tony Wilson, PhD
  • Title: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences
  • Joined UNMC: 2009
  • Hometown: Borger, Tex.

    Research focus:
    Cognitive neuroscience

    The goal of my research is: To understand how human brain systems serve cognition, and how specific lifestyle and health factors affect these brain systems across the lifespan.

    My research will make a difference because: Our understanding of human brain function is in its infancy and unlocking these secrets is critical to developing new and improved treatments for the myriad of brain disorders that currently have no reasonable treatment or cure.

    The best advice I've ever been given is: Be persistent

    Three things you may not know about me are:

    • My evenings are filled with toddler fun.
    • I know every Metallica and Ozzy song, up until about 1995.
    • I have had more MEG scans than anyone else in Nebraska and possibly the United States

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    Tom O'Connor
    February 21, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Congrats, Tony. Great to see you get this recognition, as you are truly one of our outstanding researchers!

    Julie Ditter
    February 21, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Tony, what a well deserved award for all of the innovative work that you do. It is ALWAYS a pleasure working with you. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to research!