Philip Purnell, PhD
Advisor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
August 15, 2014
"Mediators of Neuronal Autophagy and Mitochondria"
Current Position:  3rd Year Medical Student, UNMC

Qiang Chen, PhD
Advisor:  Jialin Zheng, MD
August 15, 2014
"CXCR7 Mediated Neural Progenitor Cell Migration and Signaling in the Absence of CXCR4"
Current Position:

Max Kuenstling, MS
Advisor: R Lee Mosley, PhD

Lance Villeneauve, PhD
Advisor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
April 22, 2014
"The fole of mitochondria in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease"
Current Position:  Medical Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nicole Haverland, PhD
Advisor: Pawel Ciborowski, PhD
April 7, 2014
"Proteomic alterations of the macrophage following HIV-1 infection and methamphetamine exposure"
Current Position:  Postdoc, Northwestern University

Lisa Kosloski Bilek, PhD
Advisor: Howard E. Gendleman, MD
December 6, 2013
"Immune Modulation for Parkinson's Disease"
Current Position: Medical Science Liaison, AssureRx Health

Jianxun (Jensen) Xia, PhD
Advisor: Huangui Xiong, MD, PhD
November 20, 2013
"An electrophysiological study of roles of d-serine and synergistic effects between gp120 and methamphetamine in the pathogenesis of HIV-1 associated neuronal dysfunction"
Current Position: Postdoc, City University of New York

Jessica Winkler, PhD
Advisor: Howard Fox, Md, PhD
November 22, 2013
"Systems Biology as a tool to Elucidate Differentiation and Disease"
Current Position: Post Doc, Plant Genetics Laboratory, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Carly Ninemire Bycenski, PhD
Advisor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
November 18, 2013
"Inflammatory factors reduce neuronal autophagy"
Current Position:

Poornima Suresh, MS
Advisor: Alexander V. Kabanov, PhD, Dr Sci
July 30, 2013
"Nanozymes for the delivery of superoxide dismutase 1 to the brain"
Current Position: American Journal Experts

Amrita Datta Chaudhuri
Advisor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
May 30, 2013
"Role of microRNA-142 in Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders"
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Eunsung Junn's lab, Rutgers University

Richa Hanamsagar
Advisor: Tammy Kielian, PhD
"Role of the Inflammasome in the Pathogenesis and Immune Responses to Staphylococcus Aureus Infection in the Central Nervous System"
Current Position: Postdoc, Dr. Staci Bilbo's laboratory, Duke University Medical School.

Caronda Moore, PhD
Advisor:  Keshore Bidasee, PhD
April 28, 2013
"Reactive Carbonyl Species and Cardiovascular Complications during Diabetes"
Current Position:Intern UNeMed

Anna Brynskikh, PhD
Advisor: Alexander Kabanov, PhD
"Block Ionomer Complexes of Antioxidant Enzymes (Nanozymes) As Therapeutics for Neurologic Disorders"
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, UNMC

Jessica Hutter-Saunders
Advisor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
April 16, 2012
"Immunophenotyping, Behavior and Therapeutic Efficacy Testing in Experimental Models and in Parkinson's Disease"
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Jorg Goronzy's laboratory, Department of Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University

David Stone, MD, PhD
Advisor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
April 9, 2012
"Neuroimmune Regulation in Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases"
Current Position:  UNMC 4th year medical student

Agnes Constantino, PhD
Advisor: Jialin Zheng, MD
November 18, 2011
"HIV-1 Clades B and C Infection Disparity in Macrophages: Potential Relevance to HIV-1 Neuropathogenesis"
Current Position:  Intern UNeMED

Puttappa R. Dodmane, PhD
Advisor:  Myron Toews, PhD
July 5, 2011
"Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activation and Regulation by an Aqueous Extract of Hogbarn Dust in Airway Epithelial Cells"
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Aaron Mercer, PhD
Advisor:  Wallace Thoreson, PhD
April 22, 2011
Architecture of the Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapse: L-type Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Mobility and the Role of Cholesterol in Neurotransmission
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Departments of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Ari Nowacek, MD, PhD
Advisor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
March 31, 2011
"Development of a Macrophage-Mediated Delivery System for Crystalline Antiretroviral Nanoparticles"
Current Position: Resident, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Stephanie-Kraft Terry, PhD
Advisor:: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
March 28, 2011
"Dynamics of the monocyte-macrophage proteome during differentiation and HIV-1 infection" 
Current Position: Junior Specialist-Academic Advising and Assessment, Department of Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Theodore (Ted) Bartoletti, PhD 
Advisor: Wallace Thoreson, PhD
September 23, 2010
"Synaptic Strength at the Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapse: Vesicle Pools, CA (2+) Channel Number and Vesicular Glutamate Concentration"
Current position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Hotchkiss Brain Institutes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Lynn Roy, PhD
Advisor: John Davis, PhD
November 16, 2009
"Cross-Talk between cAMP/PKA and GSK3-b/b-Catenin Signaling in Corpus Luteum Progesterone Sythesis"
Current position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Nicholas Whitney
Advisor:  Jialin Zheng, MD
November 6, 2009
"The Role of Calcium-permeable AMPA Receptors Containing Q/R-unedited GluR2 Subunits in Neurogenesis"
Current position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Megan Montgomery
Advisor: David Bylund, PhD
August 24, 2009
"Binding and Functional Properties of the Alpha-2C-Del322-325 Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphis"
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Cardiology, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California (Dr. Paul Simpson)

Clara Chao
Advisor: Anuja Ghorpade, PhD
August 14, 2009
"TIMP-1-mediated Neuroprotection in HIV-1 Infection of CNS"

Vivek Gautam
Advisor: Daniel Monaghan, PhD
July 7, 2009
"Identification of NMDA Receptor Subunit NR2D-Associated Signal Transduction Pathways: Novel Insights into Synaptic Plasticity and Excitotoxicity"
Current position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Sugato Banerjee, PhD
Advisor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
March 30, 2009
"Molecular Regulators of HIV-1 Pathogenesis"
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Dawn Eggert, PhD
Advisor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
March 5, 2009
"Development of Adjuvant Therapies for HIV-1 Associated Dementia"
Current Position: Staff Fellow, USDA

Crystal Cordes, PhD
Advisor: Fredrick G. Hammel, PhD
December 4, 2008
"Nitrosylative and oxidative regulation of insulin-degrading enzyme"
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery, VA Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Abbey Reed, PhD
Advisor: David Bylund, PhD
August 5, 2008
"Characterization of animal behavioral models using juvenile rats for screening antidepressant efficacy"
Current position: Medical Student, UNMC

Nathan Erdmann, MD, PhD
Advisor: Jialin Zheng, MD
June 27, 2008
"Brain Inflammation and Glutaminase-Mediated Excitoxicity in HIV-Associated Dementia"
Current position: University of Alabama, Birmingham

Jessica Gardner, PhD
Mentor: Anuja Ghorpade, PhD
April 25, 2007
"Astrocyte-TIMP-1 Regulation in Neuroinflammation"
Current Position: Senior Technical Writer, Department of Hematology & Oncology, University of Michigan

Karen Kassel, PhD
Advisor: Myron Toews, PhD
April 23, 2007
"Regulation of EGF Receptors and Mitogenic Signaling by LPA and b2-Adrenergic Receptors in Airway Cells"
Post Doctoral fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill