Grant Saltzgaber

Grant Saltzgaber and Family

- Basic Information -

Time in Larsen Lab: 2007-2010
Basic Project Description: Grant was one of my very first research students -- starting work with me in my first semester as a professor. He worked with me for several years on a variety of projects -- mostly focusting on rainfall variability.

- Dissemination Based on work in Larsen Lab -

- Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers -

M.L. Larsen, A.S. Clark, M. Noffke, G. Saltzgaber, and A. Steele (2010). Scaling properties of rainfall accumulation as measured by a tipping-bucket rain gauge network. Atmospheric Research, 96, 149--158. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.12.008

- Professional Conference Presentations -

M.L. Larsen, A.S. Clark, M. Noffke, G. Saltzgaber, and A. Steele (2009). Examination of sub-pixel accumulation variability in central Nebraska. 34th Conference on Radar Meteorology. Williamsburg, VA. October 5-9, 2009.


- Student Research Presentations -

G. Saltzgaber and M.L. Larsen (2008). Rain distribution. UNK 10th Annual Student Research Day. April 1, 2008.

G. Saltzgaber and M.L. Larsen (2008). Construction of a dense rain gauge array. UNK Physics Student Research Day Presentation. April 29, 2008.

G. Saltzgaber and M.L. Larsen (2008). Rainfall analysis at a Nebraska site. UNK SciMath Colloquium. November 6, 2008.

G. Saltzgaber and M.L. Larsen (2009). Scaling properties of rainfall accumulation. UNK 11th Annual Student Research Day. March 25, 2009.

G. Saltzgaber and M.L. Larsen (2009). Rainfall analyses. 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. April 16-18, 2009.

G. Saltzgaber and M.L. Larsen (2010). Wavelet inspired analysis of discrete atmospheric data. UNK 12th Annual Student Research Day. April 8, 2010.

G. Saltzgaber and M.L. Larsen (2010). Wavelet inspired analysis of discrete atmospheric data. 120th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. Nebraska Wesleyan University. April 23, 2010.


- Awards won while working in Larsen Lab -

2008-2009 UNK Undergraduate Research Fellow

2009 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Student Fellowship


- Post-Graduation Activities and Current Status -

After graduation, Grant headed out to Oregon and obtained a Masters degree in Physics at Oregon State (Thesis "Comparison of carbon nanotube and graphene field-effect transistor biosensors") and got married (to a fellow UNK Physics undergraduate alumnus who didn't work in my lab, but did have to suffer through at least a class or two with me). They had a daughter (Lillian) who as of July 2018 is about 18 months old. They have moved back to Omaha, where Grant is working towards his M.D. at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Early in his time in Omaha, Grant did some research in the opthamology department -- working with vesicle release of neurotransmitter in photo receptor cells. A little googling suggests Grant ended up publishing on this.

In his 2018 update message to me, he told me that it should be about 10 more months until he becomes Dr. Saltzgaber (as an M.D. going into general practice). He has recently accepted a residency position at UNMC -- I don't understand all the ins-and-outs of the medical professional career track, but apparently he is in a program where he ultimately ends up being able to skip the 4th year of med school and start intern training.

updated: 27 July 2018