IANR’s Helikar receives named associate professorship

Tomas Helikar
Tomas Helikar is one of two outstanding University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members to have recently received a named associate professorship from the office of UNL’s executive vice chancellor.
May 14, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Tomas Helikar is one of two outstanding University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members to have recently received a named associate professorship from the office of UNL’s executive vice chancellor.

Helikar was named the Susan J. Rosowski associate professor of biochemistry.

“Professorships are one of the highest forms of recognition bestowed upon our faculty,” said Elizabeth Spiller, UNL’s executive vice chancellor. “The university is grateful to our most recent honorees for their excellence and contributions to our missions of teaching, research and service.”

Helikar’s research focuses on computational systems biology, technology development, and STEM education. The integrated nature of his program across research and teaching is evident in his records of publication and external funding.

He has established highly successful collaborations within his research network that have resulted in a large number of peer-reviewed publications in a diverse range of journals and significant funding from both the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

Growing national and international recognition of his work is reflected the number of his invited talks and visits, activities such as the sub-group co-lead for the NIH Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group’s MultiScale Modeling Consortium and his position as review editor for Frontiers in Physiology, a leading journal in its field.