Post-doctoral Positions Available

NEW! NIH-funded postdoctoral researcher position available in Dr. Oleh Khalimonchuk's lab.  Help discover why mitochondrial quality control proteases are essential for mitochondrial homeostasis, stress managemetn and neuroprotection. (posted 9/15/14)

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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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Join us November 14th for the 2014 Redox Biology Center Symposium


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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2014 Symposium Speaker Highlight: Vadim Gladyshev

Vadim Gladyshev received his B.S./M.S. degree in 1988 and Ph.D. degree in 1992 from Moscow State University, Russia, followed by postdoc training at NIH, and faculty position at UNL in 1998. Dr. Gladyshev received Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award and served as Director of the Redox Biology Center (2007-2009). Since 2009, he has been Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Gladyshev has been working in the areas of selenium and redox biology as applied to aging and cancer, in which he has made contributions, such as characterization of the human selenoproteome (an entire set of selenium-containing proteins), methods to predict catalytic redox-active cysteines, and sequencing the genomes of exceptionally long-lived mammals. He has a long-term interest in the understanding of functions of trace elements, mechanisms of redox control, and aging. Dr. Gladyshev has published >250 articles, edited books on selenium and redox biology, and was elected as an AAAS fellow. He chaired the first GRC "Thiol-based redox regulation and signaling." Dr. Gladyshev is the 2013 recipient of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award.

 Dr. Gladyshev will be presenting "Selenium, redox biology and aging" on November 14, 2014 at the Sheldon Art Museum as part of the 2014 Redox Biology Center Symposium.  Pre-registration for the symposium is requested but free.  More information will be available soon on the event webpage.


Redox Biology Center Highlights

09/22/2014 - Congratulations to Oleh Kahlimonchuk, RBC Member and Department of Biochemistry Assistant Professor, was awarded funding from NIH for his project "Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Quality Control and Protection".

08/06/2014 - Mark Wilson, RBC Member and Department of Biochemistry Associate Professor, received another year of funding from NIH for his project entitled, "Redox Regulation of DJ-1 Function."

08/01/2014 - Congratulations to Nicole Buan, RBC member and Department of Biochemistry Assistant Professor.  Dr. Buan received an award from NSF for her project entitled "EAGER: Coupling Electron Transport and MEtabolism using Biological Routers."

08/19/2013 - 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".

06/17/2013 - 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.