Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network and INBRE


Erin Strome, PhDAUG 1, 2015: Northern Kentucky University Erin Strome, PhD, assistant professor of biological sciences, was awarded an NIH grant for her project titled “Investigation of Candidate Modifier Loci for Cancer Susceptibility." Learn more


Dr. Michael Smith, WKUAUG 1, 2015: Western Kentucky University Michael Smith, PhD, assistant professor of biological sciences, was awarded an NIH grant for his project titled “Finding Novel Platinum(II) Complex Anti-Cancer Drugs with Reduced Ototoxicity" Learn more


Amy Brausch, PhDMAY 1, 2015: Western Kentucky University Amy Brausch, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, received the Ogden College of Science & Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award at WKU. Learn more


Cecile Marczinski Northern Kentucky University Cecile Marczinski, PhD, a professor of psychological sciences, was awarded the honor of the 2015 Frank Sinton Milburn Outstanding professor award. Marczinski conducts research on the effects of mixing alcohol with energy drinks. Her work has been funded in part by KBRIN.


Western Kentucky University 2015 KBRIN Small Genome Discovery Workshop hosted bio faculty from five Kentucky institutions.

August 10-14, 2015




Recent KBRIN-INBRE awards to Kentucky researchers are listed on the Program Evaluation/Recent Awards page.

Current NIH Awards for KBRIN-Funded projects can be found here.


KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program. Learn about program

Year-round Faculty Mentored Student-Research Experiences. Learn more


The INBRE grant provides support for a research core, a primary tool for building research capacity within the primarily undergraduate universities in the state. The research core provides funding for several research-active faculty with the goal of helping them to achieve independently-funded research programs while simultaneously engaging undergraduate students in research. Learn More


IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

The goal of Kentucky’s INBRE program (also known as KBRIN) is to expand biomedical research activities across the state. Through increased student training and career development in the primarily undergraduate universities (PUI)s, INBRE funding develops KY’s next generation of biomedical researchers.

How this has benefited Kentucky

Upcoming Events

October, 2015: Registration Deadline, KBRIN NIH R15 Grant Writing Workshop to be held November 7th, 2015 at the KBRIN House – University of Louisville. Register online

November 7, 2015: KBRIN NIH R15 Grant Writing Workshop to be held at the KBRIN House – University of Louisville. Learn more

Nov 11-13, 2015: 3rd Biennial SouthEast IDeA Meeting. Hosted by Mississippi INBRE, the meeting will be held in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino. More Information

Jan 8, 2016: KBRIN IDeA Award Guidelines Revised: Review Guidelines and new deadline.

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Katy Carlson, PhD, Morehead State University, recent NIH grant recipient for her research on prosody. Learn more about Dr. Carlson and her research


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