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Program Highlights

EKU profsAugust, 2018: KBRIN-IDeA funded project has been highlighted in press release from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Bikram Subedi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Murray State University, has had his research highlighted in several periodicals. Read ACS Article or view all highlights.

EKU profsAugust 13, 2018: EKU's Dr. Lindsay Calderon, associate professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Margaret Ndinguri, associate professor of chemistry, received a a U.S. patent, with 15 claims approved, for their discovery of a chemical compound that better targets specific types of reproductive cancer tumors. Learn More

Samuel WhiteNovember 4, 2018: Samuel White, 2017 KBRIN Summer Research Program participant and student at Murray State University awarded First Place for his oral presentation at the Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting. The research is entitled "Courtship behavior, communication, and copulation in Tigrosa annexa."

Kristin MillerNovember 4, 2018: Kristen Miller, KBRIN Summer Research Program participant and student at WKU awarded First Place for her poster presentation at the Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Read about her project here.

Michael GuyMay, 2018: Michael Guy, NKU Assistant Professor awarded an (NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) for his work on “Identification of novel human tRNA modification genes.” Read more about this research and the award details

Samantha CarlisleApril, 2018: Samantha Carlisle is co-organizer of a local R Ladies Global chapter. The community is designed to develop members' R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community.Samantha is a doctoral candidate in Pharmacology and Toxicology and a long-time member of the KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club

Eric Rouchka and Sujata OhriFebruary 6, 2018: FUNDING AWARD! Eric Rouchka, KBRIN's Director of Bioinformatics Core and Co-PI Sujata Saraswat Ohri received funding from The Center for Restorative Spinal Cord Medicine for their pilot project "Role of Circadian Rhythm in SCI Pathogenesis." KBRIN's Julia Chariker, KBRIN's Networks and Data Visualization specialist, will participate.

Justin YatesFebruary 6, 2018: Justin Yates, PhD, is the 2018 APA Division 28 Young Psychopharmacologist Award which honors a young scientist doing original, meritorious work in psychopharmacology and encourages excellence in research at the interface between the disciplines of pharmacology and psychology. This is his second APA award this year. Dr. Yates is currently a KBRIN-IDeA Pilot Research Awardee. He will speak at this year’s convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA (August 9-12).


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JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE (Wednesdays at 11:15 am unless noted)

NOVEMBER 6-8, 2019 2019 NIH IDeA Southeast Regular Conference, Louisville, KY


Friday, November 30th: Deadline for receipts of “Letter of Intent” to submit a proposal for IDeA award which must be sent via email to Bruce Mattingly . Learn more about the KBRIN Investigator Development Awards (IDeA)

Friday, December 21st, 2018: Deadline for proposals, for KBRIN Investigator Development Awards (IDeA).

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5pm: Deadline for receipts of KBRIN Next-Gen Sequencing Pilot Projects. Approximately 5-6 pilot projects will be awarded by KBRIN Genomics Core. . Learn more about criteria, submission instructions and deadlines.

JAN 15, 2019: Preferred submission date for KBRIN Faculty Start-Up Awards


NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Open Date: January 26, 2019

Dept of Energy Scholars Program. Opportunities in Life Health and Medical Sciences. Stipends for undergrads, grad and post-grads. Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location. App due Dec 17, 5 pm EST

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February 11, 2019: Application deadline for the 2019 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program. Learn more and application link.

Learn about year-round mentored research at regional institutions here.


Important new updates to Application Guidelines for KBRIN-Investigator Development Awards (IDeA) Read

New IDeA Award Requirement: A “Letter of Intent” to submit a proposal must be sent via email to Bruce Mattingly at by Friday, November 30th

! Important recent changes in AREA R15 funding opportunities

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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522 E. Gray Street, Louisville, KY 40292
[Overnight zip code: 40202]

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