Student spotlight - Jessica Hutter Saunders

April 01, 2011

Education is one of the four pillars of UNMC's mission and our students are the lifeblood of that aspect of campus life.

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Jessica Hutter Saunders
In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who are training to become tomorrow's health care professionals.

Today we meet Jessica Hutter Saunders, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in pharmacology and experimental neuroscience.

  • Name: Jessica Hutter Saunders
  • Hometown: Omaha
  • Year/program: Fourth year Ph.D. candidate in pharmacology and experimental neuroscience

What is your best memory from your time at UNMC?

The Parkinson's disease skate-a-thon! It was great to see scientists, doctors and people from the community gathering together under a common goal -- to raise awareness and funds for PD research and Parkinson's heath development. I had a wonderful time skating and watching others skate!

Our four brand values are leadership, commitment to excellence, working together and being a trusted resource. Pick one and tell us a time you witnessed it embodied at UNMC.

Working together and being a trusted resource. I use the UNMC Cell Analysis Core Facility several times per week and they have been wonderful to work with. They were very helpful when I was developing my protocols and trying to increase the yield of cells from my samples. They are definitely a trusted resource!

List three things people may not know about you.

  • I was in choir and swing choir all through high school and college;
  • I like to snowshoe; and
  • I get nervous on really tall/long escalators.

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