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.


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Lara Bergdolt
Dr. Anna Dunaevsky's lab

BA, Chemistry and Biology,
Concordia University

Research Interests:
Maternal immune activation and exosomes


Lara Bergdolt

Elizabeth Bierlein
Dr. Matthew Van Hook's lab

BA, Neuroscience
Alma College

 


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Srijita Das
Dr. Steve Gliske's lab

MS, Biotechnology
St. Xavier's College

Research interests: The comparison of language and memory performance in epilepsy patients pre and post-surgery using MEG and fMRI


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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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Luis Daniel Estrella
Dr. Kelly Stauch's lab

BS, Chemistry
Wayne State College

 


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Abraham Killanin
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

BS, Psychology
Yale College

 


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Matthew McCumber
Dr. Steve Gliske's lab

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


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Mohammad Ullah Nayan
Drs. 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


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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.


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Devanshi Shukla
Dr. Xinglong Wang's lab

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


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Seth Springer
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

BS Chemistry
University of Nebraska, Kearney

 

 


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Jennifer L. Thompson
Dr. Matthew Van Hook's lab

BS, Neuroscience
BA, Biology
University of Nebraska - Omaha

 


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Kevin Tyner
Dr. Steve Gliske's lab

BS Biology
Ottawa University

Research Interests:
Functional connectivity of language networks in epilepsy using MEG and EEG


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Thomas Ward
Dr. Tony Wilson's labs

BS, Biomedical Science
Troy University - Troy

 

 


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Lubaba Zaman
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

B. Pharmacy
University of Dhaka

 


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Chen Zhang
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

BS, Medical Experiment
Peking University 

 

 


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Student Interns:

Jacob Cohen
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

Jaron Harmon
Dr. Dan Monaghan's lab

Kellen McDonald
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

Rachel Poulsen
Dr. Jennifer Merickel's lab

Maamoon Saleh
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

Megan Sandal
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

Raechel Tittor
Dr. Dan Monaghan's lab

Jina Yi
Dr. Sowmya Yelamanchili's lab

 

 
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