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Microbiologists’ work adds to research on microbiome fungi and childhood disease

June 23rd, 2022

A surge in research projects on the human microbiome — the complex ecosystem of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract — is bolstering scientific understanding of health, disease and environment. Much of the research has focused on gut bacteria and viruses, leaving a third factor — fungi — little studied.

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NFHC Member- Dr. Robert Hutkins Spotlight Video

June 9th, 2022

We want you to get to know more about NFHC!  Stay tuned as we provide short videos of our PIs and students.  Get to know their lab, what they study, and how they complete their work.

Our faculty spotlight for June is Dr. Robert Hutkins!

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Team makes first large-scale estimate of Americans’ consumption of live microbes

June 6th, 2022

Nutrition studies are increasingly exploring the health benefits from friendly microbes found in food. A new study coauthored by a University of Nebraska–Lincoln food scientist provides the first large-scale estimate of Americans’ consumption of those microbes.

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Nebraska in the national news: May 2022

June 3rd, 2022

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty member was interviewed for a May 23 Successful Farming article on the new National Agricultural Producers Data Cooperative, which aims to help ag producers take advantage of their data. The story was among 30-plus national news stories featuring Husker faculty, students, staff, centers and programs during the month.

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Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait Among 2022 Research Leaders Program Participants

May 27th, 2022

The Office of Research and Economic Development is accepting nominations and applications for the next cycle of the Research Leaders Program (RLP).The initiative seeks to identify and develop the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s next generation of research leaders.

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Dr. James Schnable Promoted to Professor

April 21st, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. – NFHC member, Dr. James Schnable is among 111 Faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln who were recently awarded promotion and/or tenure.

For the full announcement click here

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Nebraska U helps Cano Roca pursue her passion for food safety

April 13th, 2022

As a problem-solver with an affinity for STEM, it was only natural for Carmen Cano Roca to pursue food engineering as an undergraduate.

Now, she’s completing a doctoral program as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and looks to stay close to the community she’s built for herself in the Midwest.

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Students share research, life lessons in Slam presentation

April 14th, 2022

Bowen Yang, a graduate student studying bioinformatics, encouraged his audience Wednesday to better understand computer technology to benefit their work and their lives.

Yang was the audience’s choice as winner of the first-ever Student Research Days Slam, earning a $500 prize. The five students chosen for the slam were asked to answer this prompt: “What skill or ability have you developed through your research experience or creative activity that you think would make the world better if everyone had it?”

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Regents tour highlights campus progress during pandemic

April 8th, 2022

A comprehensive April 7 campus tour offered the University of Nebraska Board of Regents a behind-the-scenes look at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new facilities and ongoing, strategic projects.

The day marked the first NU Regents’ tour of any NU system institution since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.

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