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Forrest Kievit
Forrest Kievit, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Biomedical Engineer
Biological Systems Engineering
3605 Fair St.
228 LW Chase Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583
CV

Postdocs

See posting.

Graduate Students

Aria Tarudji
Aria Tarudji (2016-) - PhD student, Biological Systems Engineering, Multifunctional nanoparticles for improved delivery into diseased brain.

Evan Curtis
Evan Curtis (2018-) - PhD student, Biomedical Engineering, Development of small animal imaging techniques for monitoring disease progression.

Hunter Miller
Hunter Miller (2018-) - Biological Systems Engineering, Magnetic resonance imaging of mouse models of brain injury. NSF GRFP Fellow.

Connor Gee
Connor Gee (2020-) - Biological Systems Engineering, Mouse models of traumatic brain injury and testing post-traumatic markers of oxidative stress.

Brandon McDonald
Brandon McDonald (2020-) - Biological Systems Engineering, Mouse models of traumatic brain injury and testing post-traumatic markers of oxidative stress.

Undergraduate Students

Ry Steffen (2021-) - Biological Systems Engineering, Behavioral analyses of spatial learning and memory in our mouse models.

Chandler Brock (2019-) - Biological Systems Engineering, Sensitizing brain cancer cells to radiotherapy and oxidative stress.

Jenna Nekl (2019-) - Biological Systems Engineering, Post-traumatic markers of oxidative stress.

Rachael Stanek (2019-) - Biological Systems Engineering, MR imaging of the brain.


Alumni

Postdocs

Badrul Alam Bony
Badrul Alam Bony (2017-2021, Postdoc, Biological Systems Engineering, Nanoparticle development for active brain imaging and treatment) - Currently at Oncorus.

Sarah Romereim
Sarah Romereim (2017-2018, Postdoc, Biological Systems Engineering, Mouse model development and behavioral studies to assess effects of nanoparticle treatments on outcome from a TBI) -  Currently at Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute.

Graduate students
Kui Wang
Kui Wang (2011-2016, co-mentor with Miqin Zhang) - Currently Development Scientist at Casebia Therapeutics

Ian Bargar (2018-2020) - MS student, Biological Systems Engineering, Therapeutic nanoparticles for delivery into brain cancer


Undergraduate students

Gabriel Peterman (Summer 2021 BME REU student, Effects of traumatic brain injury variability on autophagy regulation) - Nanosystems Engineering at Louisiana Tech

Megan Otte (2018-2021) - Biological Systems Engineering, Therapeutic nanoparticle synthesis and characterization. Currently a PhD student at UNMC.

Connor Gee (2016-2020) - Biological Systems Engineering, Mouse models of traumatic brain injury and testing post-traumatic markers of oxidative stress. Currently graduate student in Biological Systems Engineering at UNL.

Brandon McDonald (2018-2020) - Biological Systems Engineering, Mouse models of traumatic brain injury and testing post-traumatic markers of oxidative stress. Currently graduate student in Biological Systems Engineering at UNL.

Dorian Bobbett (2019-2020) - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, FYRE (first year research experience) project - Characterization of astrocyte and microglial response to TBI.

Megan Ruckman (2016-2020) - Biological Systems Engineering, Sensitizing brain cancer cells to radiotherapy and oxidative stress. Currently in the Rotational Development Program at Pfizer.

Rose Nelson (2017-2020) - Microbiology, Sensitizing brain cancer cells to radiotherapy and oxidative stress. Currently a medical student at UNMC.

Anna Jacobsen (Summer 2019 BME REU student, Effects of DNA repair inhibition on brain cancer cell sensitivity to radiotherapy) - Biomedical Engineering at The University of Utah

Alex Magsam (2016-2019) - Biological Systems Engineering, Magnetic resonance imaging of mouse models of brain injury; quantitative image processing. Data Scientist at RadiusAI.

Emily Brooks (Summer 2018 BME REU student, radiosensitizing pediatric brain cancer cells through DNA inhibition) - Physchology at Southern Utah University

Ali Manske (2016-2018, Undergraduate Researcher, Mouse models of traumatic brain injury) - Currently in the orthotics and prosthetics program at UT Southwestern

Ian McGovern (2016-2017, Lab Tech) - Lab Tech, Industrial Ag Products Center, UNL.

Julia Xu (2015-2016, Undergraduate Researcher) - Software Engineer at Microsoft

Anthea Phuong (2015-2016, Undergraduate Researcher) - Medical student at University of Washington

Jasmon Pranoto (2015-2016, Undergraduate Researcher) - 

Wesley Wang (2016, Undergraduate Researcher) - MD/PhD student at the Ohio State University

Mengying Zhang (2013-2015, Undergraduate Researcher) – University of Washington Molecular Engineering Ph.D. Program

Anna Thompson (2014, High school researcher Neurological Surgery Summer Research Program) – Undergraduate in Neurobiology and Neurosciences, University of Pennsylvania

Melanie Coyne (2013-2014, Undergraduate Researcher) – Engineer, W. L. Gore & Associates