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Distinguished scientist: Tony Wilson, Ph.D.

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Tony Wilson, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2018-19 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award recipients.

The Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: Tony Wilson, PhD
  • Title: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences
  • Joined UNMC: 2009
  • Hometown: Borger, Tex.

    Research focus:
    Cognitive neuroscience

    The goal of my research is: To understand how human brain systems serve cognition, and how specific lifestyle and health factors affect these brain systems across the lifespan.

    My research will make a difference because: Our understanding of human brain function is in its infancy and unlocking these secrets is critical to developing new and improved treatments for the myriad of brain disorders that currently have no reasonable treatment or cure.

    The best advice I've ever been given is: Be persistent

    Three things you may not know about me are:

    • My evenings are filled with toddler fun.
    • I know every Metallica and Ozzy song, up until about 1995.
    • I have had more MEG scans than anyone else in Nebraska and possibly the United States

Ceremony March 5

A campus ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Durham Research Center Auditorium to recognize the scientist laureate, research leadership awardee, distinguished scientists and new investigators, as well as the winners of the Community Service to Research Award. A reception will follow.

Honorees include:
Scientist Laureate

  • Robert Lewis, Ph.D., Eppley Institute

Research Leadership

  • Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D., College of Public Health

Distinguished Scientists

  • David Dzewaltowski, Ph.D., College of Public Health
  • Corinne Hanson, Ph.D., College of Allied Health Professions
  • Javeed Iqbal, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Pete Iwen, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Donald Klepser, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
  • Max Kurz, Ph.D., Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • Yulong Li, M.D., Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Matthew Lunning, D.O., College of Medicine
  • Scot Ouellette, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Tony Wilson, Ph.D., College of Medicine

New Investigators

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