The University of Nebraska Medical Center administers a NIH sponsored neuroimmunology of disease T32 training program. This highly selective program provides research opportunities with mentors in various aspects of study, including:
Investigating the role played by glial inflammatory activities in brain disease
Utilizing advanced functional and structural neuroimaging to understand normal and aberrant cognitive processes
Cell signaling in the neuroimmunomodulation by drugs of abuse
Studying pathogenesis and immune responses elicited by Staphylococcus aureus
Investigating macrophage production of neurotoxic products that follow viral-infection and immune activation
Using non-human primate modeling of central nervous system infections
Using experimental paradigms to decipher the mechanisms mediating in the blood-brain barrier
Develop novel therapeutic strategies that may enhance neuronal function and survival in neurodegenerative diseases
Develop small animal models to study the pathogenesis of human-specific viral co-infection
Target cell types of the immune system to fight against HIV
To learn more visit our T32 mentor page.
All students accepted into the program will have tuition and fees waived.
Medical Insurance, moving allowance and a yearly stipend of $24,324 is also provided.
Entry into program
Students can enter the department graduate program directly or through UNMC's Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences or the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree programs. Other special programs and information are available through the Office of Student Services.
Additional information on the Neuroscience Graduate Program:
- Degree track
- Course of study
- Internship opportunities
- Cost of study
- Research facilities
- Current students
- Career possibilities
- About UNMC
- About Omaha, Nebraska
For on-line application go to the Graduate Studies Home Page