University of Nebraska Medical Center



Katie Muilenburg

Year: 4th
Lab: Dr. Aaron Mohs
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hometown: Aurora, NE
Interests: Stargazing, watching sports, playing my instruments, running, reading, exploring nature
Words of advice: “Keep moving forward” – Walt Disney. Stay positive and don’t give up!
Contact: kathryn.muilenburg@unmc.edu



Sophia Kisling

Year: 4th
Lab: Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Cortland, NE
Interests: Reading, painting, music, and movies.
Words of advice: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill. Graduate school is hard, but if it were easy, everyone would do it. Remember your goals, and never give up!
Contact Information: sophia.kisling@unmc.edu



Namita Bhyravbhatla

Year: 2nd
Lab: Dr. Surinder Batra
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Interests: Hanging out with friends, traveling, cozying up to a good book, binding TV shows 🙂
Words of Advice: “If you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room.”
Contact Information: namita.bhyravbhatla@unmc.edu



Christabelle Rajesh

Year: 2nd
Lab: Dr. Prakash Radhakrishnan
Department: Eppley Institute of Cancer Research
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Interests: Reading, karaoke, brunching, hiking
Words of Advice: Stepping outside your comfort zone can get you anywhere 🙂
Contact Information: christabelle.rajesh@unmc.edu



Clara Mundry


Year: 4th
Lab: Dr. Tony Hollingsworth
Department: Eppley Institute of Cancer Research 
Hometown: Kassel, Germany
Interests: Traveling, Nature, Hiking, Swimming, Baking, Cooking, Tennis, Salsa Dance, Inline-Skating, Camping
Words of Advice: Don’t take life and yourself too seriously, laugh often, find time to do things that only you like, eat well, sleep more and never forget “others have survived Grad School as well, so why shouldn’t I!”
Contact Information:  clara.mundry@unmc.edu



Sidharta Kumar

Year: 1st
Department: Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Interests: Traveling, hiking, motorcycling, skydiving, skateboarding, and everything in between
Words of advice: “Many people live their whole lives struggling to fall in line, instead of drawing their own line.”
Contact: sidharta.kumar@unmc.edu



Neha Kumari

Year: 2nd
Lab: Dr. David Oupicky
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hometown: India
Interests: Cricket, volleyball, dancing
Words of Advice: When knowledge and ability aren’t enough, be persistent.
Contact Information: neha.kumari@unmc.edu



Wafaa Aldhafiri

Year: 3rd
Lab: Dr. DJ Murry
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Interests: Hiking, golf, reading, and collecting books.
Words of Advice: “Art and science are two sides of the same coin. Science is a discipline pursued with passionart is passion pursued with discipline”  Arthur M. Sackler
Contact Information: wafaa.aldhafiri@unmc.edu



Evie Ehrhorn

Year: 2nd
Lab: Dr. Aaron Mohs
Department: Eppley Institute of Cancer Research
Hometown: Papillion, NE
Interests: Singing, exploring nature, and playing tennis
Words of Advice: “Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.” -Herb Brooks
Contact Information: eehrhorn@unmc.edu



Rachel Kehrberg

Year: 4th
Lab: Dr. Sushil Kumar
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Hinton, Iowa
Interests: Traveling, hiking, reading, playing board games, rock climbing 
Words of advice: “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe 
Contact Information: rachel.kehrberg@unmc.edu



Molly Muehlebach

Year: 2nd
Lab: Dr. Sarah Holstein
Department: Eppley Institute of Cancer Research
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Interests: Sports, outdoor activities, reading, and eating my way through the city of Omaha!
Words of advice: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Graduate school can be a big change and bring on lots of stress and anxiety. But there are so many people here at UNMC who want you to succeed and are willing to help. Utilize these people and resources because they will make the biggest difference in your everyday work and school life.
Contact Information: mmuehlebach@unmc.edu



Ashruti Pant

Year: 3rd
Lab: Dr. Aaron Mohs
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Interests: Hiking, travelling, exploring local coffee shops
Words of advice: “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Contact information: ashruti.pant@unmc.edu



Adrian Flores

Year: 4th
Lab: Dr. Gurudutt Pendyala
Department: Anesthesiology
Hometown: Cicero, IL
Interests: Reading, weightlifting, and playing board games
Words of Advice: “[Our job] isn’t to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up” – Stephen King
Contact Information: a.flores@unmc.edu



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