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


Elizabeth (Liz) Bierlein
Dr. Matthew Van Hook's lab

BS Neuroscience
BA Psychology
Alma College

Research interests: The electrophysiological effects of glaucoma on neurons in visual centers in the brain.

Publications PMID:  33584206 and 35179406 


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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

Presentations: ICTALS 2022


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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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Emma Foster
Rotating in labs

BS, Neuroscience & Psychology
Northern Kentucky University

 


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Abraham Killanin
Dr. Tony Wilson's lab

BS, Psychology
Yale College

 


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Mohit Kumar
Rotating in labs

MS, Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati

MS, Biochemistry
Kurukshetra University


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Shaylah McCool
Dr. Matt Van Hook's lab

BS Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa

 


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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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Samiksha Raut
Rotating in labs

MS, Biotechnology
Savitribai Phule Pune University

 


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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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Samuel Shipley
Rotating in labs

BS, Neuropsychology
Brown University

 


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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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Ashrafi Sultana
Rotating in labs

M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences
State University of Bangladesh

 

 


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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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Lou Townsend
Dr. Wallace Thoreson's lab

BS Bioengineering
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

 


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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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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:

Jaron Harmon
Dr. Dan Monaghan's lab

Eugene Lu
Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab

 
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