Become a Center Member

APPLICATIONS FOR CENTER MEMBERSHIP ARE INVITED:  The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD for short or the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases) invites applications from all faculty who would like to become active members of the Center.  Faculty with research interests in nutrient signaling, non-coding RNAs, and the metabolic syndrome are particularly encouraged to seek membership. 


1)     Membership benefits

  • Network with fellow researchers with similar interests
  • Establish collaborations
  • Have “preferred member” access to the Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biostatistics Core (MB3C), which provides services in human and mouse imaging, body composition analysis in humans and mice, mouse phenotyping, molecular biology protocols, and mouse metabolism protocols
  • Secure financial support and assistance through MB3C’s “Tool Development” program
  • Free use of server space at Holland Computing Center
  • Access to services in bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Develop mentoring relationship with junior researchers
  • Opportunity to nominate national seminar speakers 
  • Receive priority information about Pilot Project funding opportunities
  • Showcase your research at NPOD monthly meetings and seminars

 2)     Membership Responsibilities

  • Attend NPOD monthly meetings where members present and discuss their research. 
  • Be actively involved by attending seminars, symposiums, and all events sponsored by the Center

HOW TO APPLY:  Faculty interested in becoming a Center member should email a letter of application describing his/her research background and research interests to the NPOD Director, Dr. Janos Zempleni, at  Applications are reviewed at each monthly meeting and new members are notified by email of their acceptance.