Post-doctoral Positions Available

The Redox Biology Center currently has several postdoctoral opportunities available.

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The Redox Biology Center welcomes applications from faculty at UNL or UNMC who are interested in being considered for membership. We are particularly interested in further broadening our base to include members whose research interests are in the general area of redox biology and who would benefit from and contribute to the activities sponsored by the RBC. Faculty interested in becoming a member of the Center should contact Dr. Donald Becker ( or 402-472-9652).


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The 2014 Summer REU program began June 2, 2014.

The Redox Biology Center (RBC) is organized as a broad-based interdisciplinary and multi-institutional entity involving researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (UNMC). The RBC is funded by the National Institute of Health grant P20 RR017675 from the COBRE program of the National Center for Research Resources.

The specific aims of the COBRE-supported Redox Biology Center (RBC) are to buttress and expand the existing strengths in redox biology in Nebraska by mentoring junior faculty to success, recruiting new faculty with complementary research interests and strategically enhancing biomedical research structure. Scientists are amalgamated from two major research institutions in the state (UNL and UNMC).

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New Pilot Project Funding Opportunity Available

The Nebraska Redox Biology Center (RBC), funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant from the NIH, invites applications for a new grant opportunities.

Pilot Grant Program – to stimulate research in the area of redox biology and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support.

ELIGIBILITY:  The principal investigator and another co-investigator must be members of the RBC, and each collaborative team must include at least three investigators. Collaborations across UNL/UNMC are strongly encouraged but not required. Proposed research should be based on collaboration, which may involve research cooperation, sharing of resources, and use of core facilities and services in the RBC. Only one proposal per principal investigator is permitted per competition. However, there is no limit on the number of proposals a RBC investigator may participate in as a co-investigator.

APPLICATION: The application form for pilot awards is available on this page. Application forms can also be obtained from Hannah Kahler, Administrative Coordinator, Nebraska Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, E247 Beadle Center, Lincoln, NE 68588-0662, phone 402.472.3173, fax 402.472.4961, e-mail


Since the inception of the RBC, 21 pilot projects have been funded; 11 were awarded to new investigators and 7 were converted or led to major funding.


RFA - Pilot Grant Program

Applications - Pilot Grant Program Application



Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The Nebraska Redox Biology Center at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, offers undergraduates an opportunity to pursue independent research projects in redox biology. Research areas range from molecular medicine to environmental biochemistry and plant biochemistry.Students will participate in exciting projects at the cutting edge of research in redox biology. They will formulate and test hypotheses, develop experimental problem-solving skills, and receive training in biochemical, biophysical and molecular biology techniques. Students will also be exposed to a variety of instrumentation such as HPLC and FPLC systems, EPR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy and microscopy which are located in the Beadle Center.


The ten-week summer program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and pairs students with a faculty mentor in whose lab the student's research project will be pursued. Each student will participate fully in the life of the mentor's lab. In addition, there will be informal meetings of all program participants to exchange information on research being done and to discuss areas of biochemistry/redox biology that are of particular interest and excitement. There will also be weekly meetings in which various scientists describe the latest advances in their own research or career opportunities in biomedical or biotechnology fields. Social, recreational and cultural events with program participants and faculty will further enhance informal interactions. The summer experience will be capped by a luncheon and research symposium in which program participants will present a poster on their project and receive certificates of completion.


Redox Biology Center Highlights

8/19/2013 - Congratuations to Jay Reddy, RBC member and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor.  Dr. Reddy successfully captured funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for his project "Autoimmunity in the Mediation of Infectious Myocarditis".

6/17/2013 - Hatch Equipment funding was awarded to Don Becker, Redox Biology Center Director.  He and six other RBC members submitted a successful proposal to ARD for an UltiMate 3000 HPLC system.  Dr. Becker wrote "The new HPLC will enable UNL faculty to conduct state-of-the-art research requiring separation, isolation and quantification of key molecules from  complex biological mixtures." The new equipment will be installed in the George W. Beadle Center by October 2013.

3/28/2013 - Redox Biology Center announces new funding opportunities.  The RBC is now accepting applications for two grant opportunities; Pilot Grant Program and Exploratory Grant Program.  Awards will be $2,000-$50,000 per year.  For more information please contact Hannah Kahler at 472.3173 or or visit the pilot project page by clicking here

3/26/2013 - Don Becker, Redox Biology Center Director, was named as Charles Bessey Professor of Biochemistry.  Charles Bessey Professorship is awarded to full professors in recognition of distingued scholarship or creative activity.  Dr. Becker joined UNL in 2003 and became the Director of the Redox Biology Center in 2009.  For the complete article visit

3/5/2013 - 
Redox Biology Center member, Jim Alfano, graduate student Anna Joe and co-authors recently reported their findings on how plants defend themselves against invaders in the European Molecular Biology Organization Journal.  For the complete article visit

2/19/2013 -
Congratulations to Chandirasegaran Massilamany.  Chandirasegaran, member of Dr. Jay Reddy's lab, received a grant from the Myocarditis Foundation for the project, "Delineating the Role of Cardiac Myosin-Specific CD8 T Cells in Autoimmune Myocarditis."