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Program Highlights

lili maSeptember 21, 2017: NSF Award: Lili Ma, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry at NKU and past KBRIN IDeA Awardee has received a three-year $242,979 grant for her research work, “Unusual Oxidation and Domino Reactions via Palladium-catalyzed alpha-Heteroarylation of Ketones.” Read announcement on NKU website.

juw Won ParkSeptember 13, 2017: NIH R15 Awarded to Juw Won Park, PhD for his project "Detecting and characterizing circular RNA's using high-throughput sequencing data." Dr. Park serves on the KBRIN Bioinformatics Core Staff as the RNA sequencing analysis specialist.

Janelle Hare, PhD, MoSUAug 9, 2017: KBRIN-funded Dr. Janelle Hare, biology professor at Morehead State University was honored with the Distinguished Researcher award at Morehead State University. Read more

Dr. Janelle HareJune, 2017: Janelle Hare, PhD has just received her 3rd NIH R15 award. The KBRIN-funded researcher at Morehead University received her award for her research on "Mechanisms of Action of UmuD in Regulating DNA Damage-Induced Genes in a umuC-Deficient Bacterium."

Katy Carlson, PHD and Morehead State University researcherJune, 2017: KBRIN-funded Morehead State University professor Katy Carlson has just received her 2nd NIH R15 award. This award is for her ongoing work on Accents and Syntactic Attachment.

Christine CurranMay, 2017: Former KBRIN IDEA and R15 awardee Chris Curran has been elected Vice President of the Teratology Society. She will serve as President of the Society in 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Curran!

April 21-23, 2017: 16th UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit was held at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee.


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JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE (Thursdays at noon unless noted)

November 16, 2017 at 2pm: Guest speaker, Jae Yeon Hwang, from University of Utah. Dr. Hwang will present "Analysis of mRNA Cleavage by RelE Using Ribosome Profiling". 2pm at Clinical and Translational Research building (CTR), Room 102

November 18, 2017: KBRIN NIH R15 Grant Writing Workshop, University of Louisville, Health Sciences Campus, Clinical Translational Research Building (CTR), Room 124 More information. Registration Deadline in November 3. Register online


JAN 12, 2018: Deadline for proposals, for KBRIN Investigator Development Awards (IDeA) and for KBRIN Bridge Funding Awards Application

JAN 15, 2018: Preferred submission date for KBRIN Faculty Start-Up Awards


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February 12, 2018: Application deadline for the 2018 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program. Learn more and application link.


Investigators preparing R15 applications to NIH should first explore the NIH R15 (AREA) website

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Research Spotlight

NIH R15 ($400,000+) Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Assistant Professor, was awarded over $400,000 for his research project "Sympathetic Regulation of Inflammation from Sleep Fragmentation."

NSF (5 years, $950,000+)He received an NSF research grant to study how arctic songbirds in Alaska have adapted to diminished sleep patterns and how that might help in the understanding of sleep loss in humans.

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