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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).

Justin YatesJanuary 10, 2018: Justin Yates, PhD, is the 2018 recipient of the B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award in the area of basic research. Dr. Yates, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Science at NKU, has been working in experimental analysis of behavior. He is currently a KBRIN-IDeA Pilot Research Awardee. He has been invited to speak at this year’s convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA (August 9-12).

Arlinghous and BahnsenNovember, 2017: Kandis Arlinghaus and Morgan Bahnsen, were awardees at the recent Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting in the areas of Health Sciences and Cellular & Molecular Biology, respectively. Both were participants in the 2017 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program. Watch videos about their research and experiences

Austin Parker, Ohio State, newly publishedNovember, 2017: 2016 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program participant Austin Parker is to be published in a peer-reviewed publication. With mentor and co-author Dr. Michal Hetman, their paper "Ribosomal stress and Tp53-mediated neuronal apoptosis in response to capsid protein of the Zika virus" will be published in Scientific Reports - Nature. Austin describes his research and program experiences in this video.

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.


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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."

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