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NSRI Fellows

123 NU researchers ready to contribute to our national security

Welcome 2022 Cohort

On May 4, 2022, NSRI announced 49 new NSRI Fellows who aim to contribute their expertise to the strategic deterrence and countering weapons of mass destruction mission areas. These researchers join the more than 70 NSRI Fellows who launched with the program in May 2021.

Kearney

Lincoln

Medical Center

Omaha

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Meet the NSRI Fellows

Each of the NSRI Fellows bring forward deep expertise in areas from information science and technology to biomechanics to psychology to engineering and more. All also actively leverage the facilities, technologies and students convened by NU’s four campuses. Use the drop downs below to see the NSRI Fellows from each campus.

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Jacques Bou Abdo

Cyber Systems

Kim Carlson

Biology

Angela Hollman

Cyber Systems

Kristy Kounovsky-Shafer

Chemistry

Julie Shaffer

Biology

Melissa Wuellner

Biology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Craig Allen

Natural Resources

Matt Andrews

Biochemistry

Tala Awada

Physiological Plant Ecology

Sina Balkir

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mark Bauer

Electrical & Computer Engineering

William Belcher

Anthropology

David Berkowitz

Chemistry

Justin Bradley

Computer Science & Engineering

Nicole Buan

Biochemistry

Edgar Cahoon

Biochemistry

Mehmet Can Vuran

Computer Science & Engineering

Carrick Detweiler

Computer Science & Engineering

Eric Dodds

Chemistry

Brittany Duncan

Computer Science & Engineering

Pat Dussault

Chemistry

George Gogos

Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Ingrid Haas

Political Science

Andrew Harms

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tomas Helikar

Biochemistry

Michael Hempel

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Terry Howell

Food Science & Technology

Qing Hui

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Scott Johnson

Engineering

Rebecca Lai

Chemistry

Xu Li

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dustin Loy

Veterinary Medicine & Microbiology

Elsbeth Magilton

Law

Scott McVey

Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Eric Markvicka

Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Rupal Mehta

Political Science

Martha Morton

Chemistry

Rod Moxley

Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Carl Nelson

Mechanical &  Materials Engineering

Jill O'Donnell

International Trade & Finance

Angela Pannier

Biological Systems Engineering

Yi Qian

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Byrav Ramamurthy

Computer Science & Engineering

Ben Riggan

Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Mark Riley

Biological Systems Engineering

Mario Scalora

Psychology

Daniel Schachtman

Agronomy & Horticulture

Hamid Sharif

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mark Svoboda

Natural Resources

Kees Uiterwaal

Physics & Astronomy

Donald Umstadter

Physics & Astronomy

Liz VanWormer

Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Shari Veil

Mass Communications

Hiep Vu

Animal Sciences

Ashley Votruba

Psychology

Brian Wardlow

Natural Resources

Tyler White

Political Science

You Zhou

Virology

Craig Zuhlke

Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Ken Bayles

Pathology and Microbiology

Jesse Bell

Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health

David Brett-Major

Epidemiology

Mara Broadhurst

Pathology & Microbiology

Keely Buesing

Surgery

Eric Carnes

Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health

Rao Chundury

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Rebecca Deegan

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Babu Guda

Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy

Angela Hewlett

Infectious Disease

Corey Hopkins

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Victoria Kennel

Allied Health Professions

Chris Kratochvil

Clinical Research, Psychiatry

Ronald Krueger

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Marilynn Larson

Microbiology & Pathology

James Lawler

Internal Medicine

Bethany Lowndes

Neurological Sciences

Aaron Mohs

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Daniel Monaghan

Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience

Stephen Obaro

Infectious Disease

Nicholas Palermo

Computational Chemistry

Gurudutt Pendyala

Anesthesiology

St. Patrick Reid

Pathology & Microbiology

Stephen Rennard

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Matthew Rizzo

Neurological Sciences

Eleanor Rogan

Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health

Michael Rosenthal

Physical Therapy Education

Anthony Sambol

Pathology & Microbiology

Alicia Schiller

Anesthesiology

Paul Sorgen

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Denis Svechkarev

Pharmaceutical Sciences

James Talmadge

Pathology & Microbiology

Steven Yeh

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

University of Nebraska at Omaha

T. Lynne Barone

Sociology & Anthropology

Michelle Black

Political Science

Chris Burcal

Health & Kinesiology

Elizabeth Chalecki

Political Science

Paul Davis

Biology

Paul Denton

Biology

Doug Derrick

Interdisciplinary Informatics

Austin Doctor

Political Science

Robin Gandhi

Interdisciplinary Informatics

Dario Ghersi

Interdisciplinary Informatics

Deanna House

Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis

Samuel Hunter

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Thomas Jamieson

Public Administration

Alexey Kamenskiy

Biomechanics

Erin Kearns

Criminology

Brian Knarr

Biomechanics

William Kramer

Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Aaron Likens

Biomechanics

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Mass Communications

Spyridon Mastorakis

Computer Science

Jody Neathery-Castro

Political Science

Lana Obradovic

Political Science

Roni Reiter-Palmon

Psychology

Ryan Riskowski

Physics

Dustin Slivka

Health & Kinesiology

Dustin White

Economics

Latest Features

Gain insights into some of our fellows' expertise and current research as well as the career paths that led them to help move NSRI's mission forward for strategic deterrence and countering weapons of mass destruction.

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Nebraska Today| NSRI Fellow Mark Svoboda
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KETV Omaha | NSRI Fellows Rebecca Deegan, Ken Bayles
Conference focus: Data security amid new technology
UNMC Today | NSRI Fellow Matthew Rizzo

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