National Strategic Research Institute

About the NSRI

The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) is a partnership between the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the University of Nebraska. It is the only biomedical research-focused, Department of Defense-funded University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) established to identify strategies to improve defenses against biologic and chemical weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The NSRI partnership provides a rapid response pipeline for researchers to compete for federal awards in core competency areas.

The mission of the NSRI at the University of Nebraska is to provide mission-essential research and development capabilities in five distinct core competencies:

  • Detection of chemical and biological weapons
  • Nuclear detection and forensics
  • Active and passive defense against weapons of mass destruction
  • Consequence management
  • Mission-related research

Key Contacts

If you think you have expertise in or are conducting/planning on conducting research of interest to NSRI, contact any of the following individuals:

Director of Government Relations
Mark Bowen
Phone: 402-559-6669

Director of Research Resources
Tess Kuenstling, PhD, MBA, PMP
Phone: 402-559-6162

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