American Health Council Names Yuri Lyubchenko, Ph.D. to Education Board

Dr. Yuri Lyubchenko of the University of Nebraska Medical Center has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Nanomedicine, Biophysics, and Nanotechnology.

As a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 2004, Dr. Lyubchenko utilizes his platform as an opportunity to prepare the next generation of scientists. University of Nebraska Medical Center serves as the only public academic health sciences center committed to educating the healthcare work force to discover cures and treatments to provide the best care for patients. Dr. Lyubchenko’s day-to-day responsibilities consist of teaching biophysics and biochemistry, pharmaceutical courses, guiding graduates and professionals, conducting research, writing grants, and nanoimaging.

In 1971, Dr. Lyubchenko earned his PhD in Biophysics and Nanomedicine from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Dr. Lyubchenko maintains affiliations with the following organizations: American Chemical Society, Biophysical Society, American Association for Pharmaceutical Science, and American Association of Advancement of Science. Additionally, Dr. Lyubchenko volunteers with the US Against Alzheimers.

Dr. Lyubchenko’s interest in the field of Biophysics and Nanomedicine, developed after receiving encouragement from his physics high school teacher. He attributes his success to being goal-driven and hard work.

Among his many accomplishments, he is most proud to have written more than two hundred and fifty-four peer reviewed publications.

Due to his unwavering dedication to biophysics, Dr. Lyubchenko is recognized as the 2008 Distinguished Scientist.

Looking ahead, Dr. Lyubchenko hopes for continual growth in research and his personal life.

In his free time, Dr. Lyubchenko enjoys skiing, biking, and reading. Born in Siberia, Russia, he is fluent in Russian. As a graduate student, Dr. Lyubchenko learned Japanese and still remembers how to write “Japan” with characters.

Yuri Lyubchenko


Professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center 

  • As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving the state and its communities through award-winning outreach.
  • UNMC is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.
  • Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs.
  • UNMC’s primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth.
  • The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.


  • Nanoscale Characterization of Interaction of APOBEC3G with RNA. 2016. PubMed
  • Self-assembly of the full-length amyloid Aβ42 protein in dimers.2016.PubMed
  • Imaging of DNA and Protein-DNA Complexes with Atomic Force Microscopy. 2016. PubMed
  • Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Studies of APOBEC3A-Single-Stranded DNA Complexes. 2016. PubMed
  • Effect of acidic pH on the stability of α-synuclein dimers. 2016. PubMed
  • Polymorphism of amyloid fibrils formed by a peptide from the yeast prion protein Sup35: AFM and Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering studies. 2016. PubMed