Biomedical Research Excellence

Who We Are

  • Established in the fall of 2000 under the NIH Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.
  • Combines the expertise of Nebraska’s leading biomedical research institutions: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Creighton University.
  • Research programs focus on important viral diseases of humans, including HIV-1, Kaposi’s Sarcoma and herpes, as well as viruses within plants and animals.
  • Supported by the Center’s four core facilities: Flow Cytometry, Proteomics, Microscopy, and Bioinformatics.
  • Faculty engage in mentoring young scientists and students from the U.S. and abroad and seek to attract more researchers to Nebraska.

Grant Funds New Approach to HIV Vaccine


UNL researchers (from left) Qingsheng Li, Wei Niu and Jiantao Guo have received a $1.9 million grant to further research into a technique that may lead to a more effective HIV vaccine. The team is standing next to an HIV model in Morrill Hall.

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NCV Members Earn Awards

Dr. Charles Wood
Dr. Charles Wood

Six University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished achievements that advance science or its application...

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Dr. James Van Etten
Dr. James Van Etten

Election to NAI Fellows is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society...

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Welcome from the NCV Director: Dr. Charles Wood

Welcome to the Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV) web site. I hope you will find the information about our Center, our research program, and our research projects on different plant, animal and human viruses interesting and exciting. If you are a perspective student, we hope to inspire you to join our program to becoming a virologist, to explore the wonderful and challenging world of viruses......

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