University of Nebraska Medical Center

Gwenn Skar Lab

Gwenn Skar, MD
Dr. Gwenn Skar leads a lab dedicated to improving the care of children with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections. Primarily through improved diagnostics and better understanding the mechanisms of neurologic damage associated with shunt infections.

Lab Features

Lab Contact Information
Matthew Beaver, BS
Lab Manager
985900 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-5900
Lab Personnel

Gwenn L. Skar, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Matthew Beaver, BS, Lab Manager

Lab Techniques
  • Rodent models
  • Multiplex
  • Flow cytometry
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Synaptosome isolation
  • Bacterial culture
Areas of Interest

Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection

  • CNS infections
  • CNS infection diagonstics
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Neuroimmunology
Current Funding
  • NINDS K08NS110923
  • CHRI Pilot Grant