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29 Sep 2017    

Janos Zempleni Recognized with Best Session Award

Janos Zempleni organized and chaired a session titled “Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos” at the 22nd International Conference by the Functional Foods Center, September 22-23, 2017, Harvard Medical Center, Beth Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. The session was recognized with the Best Session Award. In the session, Janos presented presented a talk titled “The communication of animal and bacterial kingdoms through exosomes and their RNA cargos in bovine milk,” which was co-authored by UNL faculty, staff and students, Fang Zhou, Di Wu, Jiang Shu, Henry Paz, Juan Cui and Samodha Fernando.

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07 Sep 2017    

Ramer-Tait awarded Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research award (YIGPRO)

NPOD Project Leader Amanda Ramer-Tait was one of the three recipients of this year’s Young  Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research award (YIGPRO).  YIGPRO grant awards are given to promote probiotics and gut microbiome research and this year’s awards emphasized “mechanisms through which diet/nutritional approaches affect the gut microbiome and health status”.  See the full story here: (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-re

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02 May 2017    

Mott Receives UNMC Outstanding Teacher Award

NPOD Project Leader Justin Mott, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor & medical assistant director, biochemistry and molecular biology, will receive the University of Nebraska Medical Center Faculty Senate Outstanding Teacher Award . Congratulations, Dr. Mott!

 http://cehs.unl.edu/npod/justin-mott/

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27 Apr 2017    

Manca awarded 1st Prize in Emerging Leaders Competition

Sonia Manca, a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Janos Zempleni, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, won First Prize in the Emerging Leaders competition for her work titled “The bioavailability and distribution of bovine milk exosomes are distinct from that of their cargos in mice.” This national recognition was bestowed by the American Society for Nutrition at the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Exomes and their various cargos are novel families of bioactive food compounds that regulate gene expression and metabolism.

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31 Mar 2017    

Dr. Chung Receives Emerging Scholar Research/Creative Award

NPOD Investigator Dr. Soonkyu Chung has been recognized by the College of Education and Human Sciences with the Emerging Scholar Research/Creative Award. Congratulations, Dr. Chung! 

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24 Feb 2017    

Amy Leiferman selected as finalist for American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

Amy Leiferman, a first-year graduate student working in Dr. Janos Zempleni’s lab, has been named one of 12 finalists for the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN’s) Nutritional Sciences Council 2017 Graduate Student Research Awards Competition – the society’s most prestigious national recognition for students conducting nutrition research. Her abstract is entitled “Dietary Depletion of Bovine Milk Exosomes Elicits Changes in Amino Acid Metabolism in C57BL/6 Mice”. 

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20 Dec 2016    

Winter NPOD Student Recognition Event

The NPOD Winter Student Recognition Event took place on December 11 at the Van Brunt Visitor's Center. Eleven posters were displayed by graduate students and postdocs. Thanks to all who attended this event! 

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12 Jul 2016    

NPOD Team earns $1.7M grant to study milk-conveyed molecules

Janos Zempleni (left) and Jiri Adamec

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help chronicle the fantastic voyage that gene-regulating molecules make from cow's milk to the human body.

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07 Jul 2016    

Dr. Edward Harris Secures NIH R01 Award

Dr. Edward Harris, NPOD seed grant recipient and associate professor
in UNL’s Department of Biochemistry has secured an NIH R01 award ($1.457 million)
for his research in synthetic heparin metabolism.

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28 Apr 2016    

Zempleni Receives 2016 College of Education and Human Sciences Faculty Student Mentoring Award


Janos Zempleni has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 College of Education and Human Sciences Faculty Student Mentoring Award for his contributions and excellence in teaching. His achievements and dedication to student learning and teaching pedagogy were formally recognized at the college award celebration on April 22 at the Sheldon Museum of Art.

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