Welcome to “She’s a Scientist,” a video series launched to highlight the work of female researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Today, we’re showcasing Rebecca Wachs, assistant professor of biological systems engineering, who is studying new ways to treat chronic lower back pain. Ultimately, her work could help reduce opioid addiction as the drug is prescribed in roughly a third of low back pain cases. Click through to watch a video about Wachs’ research.
“She’s a Scientist” videos are a regular feature in Nebraska Today. To nominate a researcher for the series, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-472-8515.