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Sally K. Nelson, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine


  Sally K. Nelson, Ph.D.

  Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

  University of Colorado Denver

 Education/ Training
1992- Ph.D. Nutritional Biochemistry
1991-1994- Post Doctoral Fellow; Biochemistry

Honors/ Awards
NIH Traineeship:  Center for Human Nutrition, UCHSC, 1992-1993.
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 1994-1996.
Center for Human Nutrition, UCHSC, Pilot and Feasibility Study, 1996-1998.
SangStat, a Transplant Company, Preclinical study, 1997.
The American Heart Association, Grant-in-aid, 1998-1999.
The American Heart Association, Scientist Development Grant, 2001-2005.
Herrick Scientist Development Grant, 2001-2004.
Professional Experience
Jan 2006-Present:  Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

Jan 2006-2007   Science Coordinator
    LifeLine Therapeutics
    Denver, CO

June 2007-present  Senior Scientist
    SomaLogic, inc.
    Boulder, CO

June 2001 to Jan 2006:  Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Webb-Waring Institute

June 1999 to present:  Medical Advisory Committee
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association
    Tuscon, Arizona

July 1994 to June 2001:  Instructor
    Webb-Waring Institute,


Second International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis & Transfusion Medicine, Bangalore, India, 1996.
Emerging Potentials in Antioxidant Therapy, Goa, India, 1999.
University of Linkoping, Sweden, 2001.
South Asian Society for Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, Madras, India, 2002.
Cardiothoracic Transplantation, An International Update, Vail, CO, 2003.
Colorado Oxygen Radical Society, Colorado, 2004.
3rd International Conference on Superoxide Dismutases, Paris, France, 2004.
Department of Pharmacy, University of Cardiff, Wales, May 2005.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India, Dec. 2005.
Research Interests
Extensively trained in free radical biochemistry and as it relates to diseases that have an oxidative stress component.  Areas of research interests include aging, Heart/organ preservation and Transplantation chemistry, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrigs disease), Pre-eclampsia, Diabetes and Heart Disease.  Aptamer proteomics and biomarker discovery in neurological diseases which include Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Depression, Fibromyalgia and Autism.