Did You Know?
All programs at Luther College offer study abroad opportunities. As an affiliate of the U of R, we have partnerships with 450 universities across 70 different countries.
Every single degree program at Luther College offers an optional experiential learning component; gain real world experience and get paid while you go to school!
Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony
The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.
It pays to go to Luther College. Literally. Luther students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in scholarships, in addition to all of the awards available to them as U of R!
Small classes = big advantages. As a federated college, Luther College classes are typically smaller. This allows for students to connect with their profs and classmates.
The Luther College Residence is a great place for student athletes; it’s conveniently located and comes with a great meal plan.
Dr. Nicole Hansmeier
Dr. Nicole Hansmeier joined Luther College in July 2018. Nicole is originally from Diestedde. She received her Diploma and Ph.D. in Biology from Bielefeld University, Germany. She then joined the Arizona State University, USA before heading to Osnabrueck, Germany.
Her current research focuses on the system biological understanding of host-pathogen interactions and the use of multi-omics approaches to identify disease pathways or markers indicative of human health. Nicole served as a member of the editorial board of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and currently teaches Introductory Biology for non-biologist (Biol 150) and Medical Microbiology (BIOL 303).
BIOL 150 – Biological Principles
BIOL 303 – Medical Microbiology
Selected Recent Academic Publications
Schulte M., Sterzenbach T., Miskiewicz K., Klein L., Hensel M.*, Hansmeier N.* (2019) A versatile remote control system for functional expression of bacterial virulence genes based on the tetA promoter. International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 309 (1), 54-65
Hansmeier N., Buttigieg J., Pelle S., Choi K.Y., Kopriva D. and Chao T.C. (2018). Identification of mature atherosclerotic plaque proteome signatures using Data-Independent Acquisition Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Proteome Research 17 (1), 164-76
Hansmeier N., Miskiewicz K., Elpers L., Liss V., Hensel M., Sterzenbach T. (2017). Functional expression of the entire adhesiome of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium. Scientific Reports 4;7(1):10326.
Vorwerk S., Krieger V., Deiwick J., Hensel M and Hansmeier N.* (2015). Proteomes of host cells membranes modified by intracellular activities of Salmonella enterica. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 14, 81-92.
Hansmeier N.*, Chao T.-C., Herbstman J. B., Goldman L.R., Witter F.R., Halden R.U.* (2015). Elucidating the molecular basis of adverse health effects from exposure to anthropogenic polyfluorinated compounds using toxicoproteomic approaches. Journal of Proteome Research 14, 51-58
Herwig J.-A., Hansmeier N., Otto A., Geffken A., Subbarayal P., Prusty B.K., Becher D., Hensel M., Schaible U.E., Rudel T., Hilbi H. (2015). Purification and proteomics of pathogen-modified vacuoles and membranes. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 5, 48