Graduate Students

The Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience at the University of Nebraska Medical Center houses the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Neuroscience graduate program, which offers formal courses and research training in neuroscience leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree.

Also, the INBRE or the Institutional Development Award Program (IDeA) Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, provides research opportunities for undergraduate students.  The INBRE program is supported by a $17.2 million National Institutes of Health Grant.

Current students and interns


Yasra Arif
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

Doctor of Medicine,
Ayub Medical College

Research Interests:
Changes in brain oscillations in visuospatial attention task after tdcs (transcranial direct current stimulation) via magnetoencephalography.


Yasra Arif

Lara Bergdolt
Dr. Anna Dunaevsky's lab

B.A., Chemistry and Biology,
Concordia University

Research Interests:
Maternal immune activation and exosomes


Lara Bergdolt

Ashish Bhandari
Dr. Matthew Van Hook's lab

MS, Biology
University of Houston

Research interests:
Retina, ganglion cells, glaucoma, TBI. and injury induced neurodegeneration, astrocytes, neuron-glia interactions.


Ashish Bhandari

Elizabeth Bierlein
Dr. Matthew Van Hook's lab

B.A. Neuroscience
Alma College

 


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Suyash Sanjay Deodhar
Drs. Howard E. Gendelman's and Benson Edagwa's labs

MS Pharmaceutical Sciences
Creighton University

 


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Abraham Killanin
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

BS, Psychology
Yale College


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Matthew McCumber
Rotating in labs

MS, Anatomy
Creighton University


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Christopher Mesnard
Dr. Wallace Thoreson's lab

BS, Neuroscience
Creighton University

Research Interests:
The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in aging, as well as mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and neurodegeneration


Chris Mesnard

Mohammad Ullah Nayan
Dr. Benson Edagwa's and Howard E. Gendelman's labs

B. Pharmacy
University of Dhaka


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Connor Phipps
Dr. David Warren's lab

BS, Bioinformatics
University of Nebraska - Omaha

 


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Meghan Ramirez
Dr. David Warren's lab

BS, Psychology
University of Oregon - Eugene


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Maggie Rempe
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

BS, Biochemistry
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Research interests: neuroimaging, cognitive function, memory disorders, Alzheimer's disease


Maggie Rempe

Farah Shahjin
Dr. Howard E Gendelman's lab

M. Pharm Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Research Interests:
Potential role of extracellular vesicles in the pathophysiology of drug addiction and neurotoxicity.


Farah Shahjin 

Devanshi Shukla
Rotating in labs

MS, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

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Jake Son
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

BSE, Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

Research interests: brain development, mental health disorders, neurodegenerative diseases


Jake Son

Seth Springer
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

BS Chemistry
University of Nebraska, Kearney


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Kevin Tyner
Dr. Steve Gliske's lab

BS Biology
Ottawa University

Research Interests:
Astrocytes in FXS Pathogenesis


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Chen Zhang
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

 

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Student Interns:

Jacob Cohen
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

Michael Douchey
Dr. Anna Dunaevsky's lab

Emily Fitzgerald
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

Lauren Ott
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

Samantha Penhale
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

 
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