Nicole L. Ackermans


Assistant Professor
Awards Committee Chair


  • Postdoc, Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • PhD, Evolutionary Biology, University of Zurich, Vetsuisse, Switzerland
  • MS, Comparative Vertebrate Morphology, Joint European Masters Program between the University of Antwerp and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
  • BS, Biology of Organisms, Populations and Ecosystems, Université Toulouse III, Paul Sabatier, France

Research Interests

Traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the sheep model

Selected Publications

  • Ackermans NL, Varghese M, Williams TM, Grimaldi N, Selmanovic E, Alipour A, Balchandani P, Reidenberg JS, Hof PR. Evidence of traumatic brain injury in headbutting bovids (2022). Acta Neuropathologica
  • Chusyd DE, Ackermans NL, Austad SN, Hof PR, Mielke MM, Sherwood CC, Allison DB. Aging: What we can learn from elephants (2021). Frontiers in Aging. 2(36). org/10.3389/fragi.2021.726714
  • Ackermans NL, Varghese M, Wicinski B, Torres J, De Gasperi R, Pryor D, Elder GA, Gama Sosa MA, Reidenberg JS, Williams TM, Hof PR. Unconventional animal models for traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (2021). Journal of Neuroscience Research, 00, 1-15. org/10.1002/jnr.24920

All publications here:

PDFs available on my website and on request.