Ernest Chivero, PhD, Biographical Information

PhD, University of Iowa, 2015Ernest Chivero, PhD
Iowa City, Iowa

E-mail: Ernest Chivero


Positions and Employment
Professional Membership
Honors and Awards
Fellowships
Funding


Positions and Employment

2017 - Present  Instructor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE (mentor: Shilpa Buch, PhD)

2015 - 2017 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE (mentor: Shilpa Buch, PhD)


Professional Memberships and Activities

2014-2016       Member, International AIDS Society (IAS)

2016-               Member, Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology

2016-2018        Member, Society of Neuroscience

 


Honors and Awards

2020   Arthur Falek Early Career Investigator Travel Award, Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology, 26th Annual Scientific Conference.

2019   Celebral Vascular Biology (CVB) Travel award for underrepresented junior faculty. Cerebral Vascular Biology Conference 2019, Miami, Florida, USA.

2017   Arthur Falek Early Career Investigator Award (outstanding post-doctoral poster presentation), Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology 23rd Annual Scientific Conference

2016    Rex Montgomery Dissertation Award, University of Iowa

2015    Keystone Symposia travel award- Mechanisms of HIV persistence

2014    Helen Levitt Centre for Viral Pathogenesis travel award

2014    NIDA-IAS-ANRS Drug Abuse and HIV Research fellowship

2013    Michael Solursh HIV-AIDS Travel Award

2010    Fulbright International Science and Technology Scholar at the University of Iowa

2009    World Intellectual Property Organization masters in Intellectual Property fellow at Africa University


Fellowships

2015     National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA-IAS-ANRS)
HIV and Drug Abuse fellowship
Eighteen months merit-based international fellowship
Role: Post-doctoral fellow

2010-2013 Fulbright International Science and Technology fellowship
Three-year merit-based international fellowship. Included advanced enrichment seminars & funding for both tuition and research
Role: Graduate fellow: PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology

2009      World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),
one-year merit-based fellowship
Role:  Masters in Intellectual Property graduate fellow


Funding

Ongoing research support

2019-2024    

Agency: National Institutes of Health - NIDA;
Award Number: R01DA050545-02S1
Title: “Molecular mechanisms underlying HIV & cocaine-mediated microglial activation: targeting NLRP3 inflammasome.”
Role: Recipient of diversity supplement.

2018-2021
Agency: National Institutes of Health - NIDA;
Award Number: R21DA046831
Title: “Intranasal delivery of exosomes loaded with miRs -223 and -124 as therapeutic strategy for HAND in cocaine users.”
Role: Multiple-Principal Investigator (M-PI).
Project period: 09/30/2018-08/31/2021 (no cost extension).

 

Completed research support

2017-2018
Agency: Nebraska Centre for Substance Abuse Research (NCSAR), UNMC
Award: Pilot grant
Title: “Role of HIV viral proteins and cocaine-mediated microglial activation in neuropathic pain.”
Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI).
Project period: 11/01/2017-11/30/2018.


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