Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network and INBRE


Juw Won ParkFall, 2015: Juw Won Park, PhD, joins KBRIN Bioinformatics Core Staff Recently appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Dr. Park is providing service and collaboration to the KBRIN Bioinformatics Core. He specializes in RNA Sequencing Analysis. Welcome, Dr. Park! Learn More

Cecile MarczinskiSeptember 17, 2015: Cecile Marczinski, PhD, receives new R15 to continue research on the effects of mixing alcohol and energy drinks. Dr. Marczinski is an associate professor at NKU whose research has been cited in recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigations into the safety of alcohol and energy drinks. Learn More

Ben Busby, PhD, NIHSeptember 15, 2015: The UofL Bioinformatics Seminar Series and KBRIN presented a bioinformatics seminar with Ben Busby, PhD, from the NIH National Center for Biotechnology Information. The presentation described how NCBI has enhanced several of its genomics resources in the last several months and how some of its public databases can be queried for computational biology and clinical questions. Learn More

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



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 7, 2015: Juw Won Park, Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department and KBRIN Bioinformatics Core will present, “Complementary sequence-mediated exon circularization” Learn more

October 13-14, 2015: UCSC Genome Browser Workshop for the University of Louisville research community. Space is limited, sign up by September 11. Learn more

DEADLINE October 23, 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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