Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Molecular Engineering

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Faculty Advisor
SIAMAK NEJATI
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Start Date
Mon, 05/30/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
20

The molecular engineering (ME) program at the Transromantic Interfaces and Coatings is accepting applications to fill two research positions for conducting research at the frontier of materials discovery, exploring the organic networks and frameworks with applications in carbon capture, carbon dioxide conversion, oxygen reduction, molecular separation, and ion sorption. This project is in line with two recently awarded grants from National Science Foundation proposing to develop a new approach to ME.

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Antiviral Research

Nebraska Center for Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Shi-Hua Xiang
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Start Date
01/17/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

You will join a dynamic research team to develop drugs, vaccines and other novel therapeutics for combating several important viral pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, Ebola and Zika. This position will be involved in drug screening or vaccine development.

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The Ecology of Nebraska Lakes and Streams

School of Natural Resources

Faculty Advisor
Jessica Corman
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Start Date
06/01/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

Lakes and streams in Nebraska not only provide important habitats for birds and fish, but they also recharge groundwater that is used for irrigation and drinking water. The quality of lake and stream water is dependent, in part, on the nutrients in it. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus – often from surrounding fields or rangeland – can impair stream water, as well as lead to eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems. However, streams can also process these nutrients, minimizing the risks to eutrophication.

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Nebraska Center for Virology Website Research

Nebraska Center for Virology

Faculty Advisor
Hernan Garcia-Ruiz
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Start Date
12/01/2021
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Up to 20

The Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV) is seeking a student who is willing to engage in research related to science communications while developing its web site as a model of science communication practices. There is a website for the entire NCV and is the main assignment. Within NCV there are individual laboratories, each one with its own website.

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Viral Control of Stem Cell Fate

Biochemistry, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Faculty Advisor
Lindsey Crawford
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Start Date
1/18/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding, Paid by faculty funding, or Volunteer.
Hours Per Week
10

Our lab studies how viruses manipulate the human immune system. Specifically, we are focused on how HCMV (a common human herpesvirus) infects and controls hematopoietic stem cells (the foundational cell for the immune system). Projects in the lab address fundamental questions about viral biology, stem cell biology, and immune system development, and students will learn to use tools and techniques from biochemistry, virology, immunology, and stem cell biology.

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Virus, stem cells, and human diseases

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Luwen Zhang
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Start Date
May 1, 2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

For a stem cell, the future is wide open. It can divide infinitely to create more stem cells, or it can grow up into other kinds of cells, taking its place in the heart, brain, or other organs. It’s important that stem cells be protected from infection: some of them are starting material for babies, and others make up a crucial reservoir to build or rebuild body tissues as needed. An intruder that damaged or killed stem cells would be disastrous, but how they go about protecting themselves has been a decades-long mystery.

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Birth Outcomes and Water

School of Natural Resources

Faculty Advisor
Martha Rhoades
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Start Date
10/1/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10

Are you interested in learning more about adverse birth outcomes associated with exposure to agrichemicals in drinking water?

The Birth Outcomes and Water (BOW) research project might appeal to someone wanting to pursue a career in public health, epidemiology and/or statistics.

The successful applicant will participate in data collection, interpretation and dissemination of results.  More information about the BOW study can be found at http://bow.unl.edu.

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Anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules

Nutrition and Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jiujiu Yu
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Start Date
9/1/19 and flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 10 hours per week

The laboratory of Dr. Jiujiu Yu in Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is recruiting one undergraduate student and one part-time research technician to work on a research project that focuses on anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules. The research will involve cell culture, mouse models, and many state-of-the-art molecular and biochemical techniques. Previous laboratory research experience is preferred but not required.

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