Graduate Students

 

In the News

Former INBRE and department graduate students Emily Harrison, Ph.D. and Jessica Hutter-Saunders, Ph.D., were featured in the October 2011 issue of INROADS.   

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


Mohannad Almikhlafi
Dr. Howard Fox's lab

M.S., Pharmacology
MCPHS University, Worcester, MA

Research Interests:
Asthma, ASM (airway smooth muscle) remodeling,
ET-1 (endothelin 1)


Mohannd Almikhlafi

Joseph Aloi
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab &
Dr. James Blair's lab

B.S.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests:
Functional neuroimaging; affective, cognitive, and social neuroscience; brain development; disruptive behavior disorders; addiction


Joseph Aloi

Hassan Alsaad
Dr. Daniel Monaghan's lab

Pharm. D., Pharmacy
King Faisal University

Research Interests:
pharmacology, immunology


Hassan Alsaad

Yasra Arif
Rotating Labs

Doctor of Medicine,
Ayub Medical College


Yasra Arif

Mary Banoub
Dr. Howard Gendelman's lab

B.A., Biology
Rutgers University, Newark Campus, NJ

Research Interests: HIV


Mary Banoub

Lara Bergdolt
Dr. Anna Dunaevsky's lab

B.A., Chemistry and Biology
Concordia University, Seward, NE

Research Interests: Maternal immune activation and exosomes


Lara Bergdolt

Ashish Bhandari
Rotating in Labs

M.S. Biology
University of Houston


 Ashish Bhandari

Denise Cobb
Dr. Howard Gendelman's Lab

B.S., Kansas State University

Research Interests: Natural and Synthetic Nanoparticles, Antiretroviral Therapies


Denise Cobb

Justin Grassmeyer
Dr. Wallace Thoreson's lab

B.A., Biochemistry
Augustana College

Research Interests:
Retinal physiology


Justin Grassmeyer

James Hilaire
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

B.A., Psychology, Rutgers University

Research Interests:
Nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery, HIV


James_Hilaire

Ibrahim M. Ibrahim, M.D.
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests:
Nanomedicine, targeted cancer chemotherapy


Ibrahim Mohammad

Brandon Lew
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

B.S. Physics, Psychobiology
State University of New York at Binghamton


 Brandon Lew

Ke Liao
Dr. Shilpa Buch's Lab

M.S.
China Pharmaceutical University

Research Interests: The extracellular vesicles mediated cross talking between astrocyte and pericyte implication for BBB

First Prize-Poster Presentation
27th Annual Inter-campus Virology Retreat
"The role of autophagy in HIV tat mediated disruption of BBB"


Kei Liao

Christopher Mesnard
Rotating in Labs

B.S. Neuroscience
Creighton University


Chris Mesnard

Jeffrey Moffat
Dr. Woo Yang Kim's Lab

B.S.
Brigham Young University

Research Interests: ARID1B gene, neural development


Jeffrey Moffat

Katherine Odegaard
Rotating labs

B.S. Biology
Gordon State College


Katherine Odegaard

Brendan Ottemann
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

B.S.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Research Interests:
HIV, Parkinson's Disease, neuroinflammation


Brendan_Ottemann

Brady Sillman
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's laboratory

B.S.
University of Nebraska, Omaha,

Research Interests:
Development and characterization of long-acting
Dolutegravir nanoparticles for antiretroviral therapy


Brady Sillman

Amanda Smith
Dr. Woo Yang Kim's lab

B.S., Chemistry
Azusa Pacific University


Amanda_Smith

Nate Smith
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

B.S., Chemistry
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Interests:
Nanomedicine, antiretroviral therapy, metabolomics


Nate Smith

Rachel K. Spooner
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

B.S.
Central College

Research Interests: Parkinson's Disease


Rachel Spooner

Hang Su
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

B.S., Medicine
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Research Interests:
Mechanism of HIV infection; HIV treatment;
animal behavior science


Hang Su

Michael Trevarrow
Rotating in Labs

B.S. Neuroscience
University of Nebraska - Omaha


Michael Trevarrow

Xiangyi Wen
Dr. Wally Thoreson's lab

Bachelor of Clinical Medicine
Tongji University, China

Research Interests:
Regenerative medicine, neurodegenerative diseases,
stem cells


Xiangyi_Wen

Alex Wiesman
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

B.A., Psychology; BS, Neuroscience
University of Nebraska-Omaha

Research Interests:
Magnetoencephalography, neurodegenerative disorders, neuroimaging genetics

Alex in the News

Alex Wiesman received National Institute of Aging award.


Alex Wiesman

Rebecca Wilshusen
Dr. Lee Mosley's lab

B.S., Biology and Chemistry
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Research Interests:
Parkinson's Disease, immunology, t-cell mediated death,
neuroinflammation

NINDS/NIH F31 NS090880
T Cell-Mediated Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Models of Parkinson's Disease


Rebecca_Wilshusen_2012

Chris Woldstad
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

B.S.
University of Texas, Austin

Research Interests:
MRS/MRI, bioimaging, metabolomics


Chris_Woldstad

Niming Wu
Dr. Howard Fox's Lab

M.D.
Shanghai JiaoTong University  School of Medicine

Research Interests:
miRNA, exosome, TLRs, CNS diseases


Niming Wu

Runze Zhao
Dr. Jialin Zheng's lab

B.S., Biological Sciences
Fundan  University, China

Research Interests:
Neuroimmunology and neural stem cells

Runze in the News
Student spotlight: Meet Runze Zhao


Runze Zhao
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