Nora E Sarvetnick, PhD

Dr. Sarvetnick

Director, Holland Regenerative Medicine Program Professor, Surgery-Transplant College of Medicine Expertise Diabetes. Hematatopoietic and Mesenchymal Stem Cells
 University of Nebraska Medical Center
985965 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5965, USA
Phone: 402-559-6735 
Fax: 402-559-7521

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate: State University of New York at Stony brook
Fellowship: MDA Postdoctoral Fellow, Genentech, Inc.
Academic Appointment: 2010-Present Director, Holland Regenerative Medicine Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
2008-Present Research Director, Department of Surgery-Transplant
University of Nebraska Medical Center
2008-Present Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Centre
Specialty Interests: Nora Sarvetnick, PhD, Director of the regenerative medicine program, began her scientific career in the areas of genetics and immunology with a specific interest in diabetes. Dr. Sarvetnick became the director of the regenerative medicine program in November 2010. She was first recruited to join the surgery transplant team at UNMC as Director of Research, in the Fall of 2008. Prior to coming to UNMC, the New Jersey native had been a professor for 18 years at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Sarvetnick’s team wants to understand factors that contribute to the auto-inflammatory destruction of tissues. This knowledge will help them design new treatments aimed at predicting and curing diabetes. She has been involved in immunology research for 20 years and has made many seminal discoveries regarding the immunological basis of disease. Her group has developed numerous animal models that have been used to advance the field. They are now transitioning toward clinical immunology. 

Books and Publications Edited:

  1.  Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit: Pancreas Regeneration, R.G. Landes Company
  2. Cytokines and Autoimmune Diseases, Humana Press Inc.
  3.  Current Opinion of Immunology, Volume 9, 1998