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Program Highlights

Ben Harrison, PhD and Jeffrey Petruska, PhDApril 14, 2016: KBRIN-Funded researchers discover role of protein in neuron sprouting Benjamin Harrison, Ph.D (lead author), Jeffrey Petruska, PhD and Eric Rouchka, D.Sc., are among authors of an article featured in The Journal of Neuroscience. Their research into the role of adaptor protein CD2AP in neuron sprouting could lead to therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke recovery and spinal cord injury and was partially funded by KBRIN grants. Read more. (pictured at right: Ben Harrison, Jeffrey Petruska and Kristofer Rau)

Mark Bardgett, PhDFebruary 24, 2016: Mark Bardgett, PhD, receives an NIH R-15 award Dr. Bardgett, a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University and KBRIN Bridge Awardee, received his award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for his study "Long-term effects of early-life antipsychotic drug treatment".

Jeffrey Petruska, PhDNovember, 2015: Jeffrey Petruska, PhD, received a NIH R01 award Dr. Petruska, of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Center and a KBRIN-funded researcher, received the funding for his research, "Mechanisms Controlling Distinct Modes of Adult Axon Growth". His team includes Ben Harrison, PhD and Eric Rouchka, D.Sc., of KBRIN.

Ribbon Cutting New Laboratory MoreheadKBRIN-Funded Neuroscience Laboratory has ribbon cutting. Morehead State University’s Department of Psychology held a ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 in Reed Hall. KBRIN provided a $250,000 grant for the renovation. Learn More


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26TH Annual Louisville Neuroscience Day. Thursday April 7, 2016. Poster Competition for Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Post Docs and Residents. Abstract submission deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2016. View Itinerary and view Speaker and abstract submission information

APR 8-10, 2016: 15TH Annual UT-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit 2016, to be held at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, KY More information will be posted as it becomes available


Mar 1, 2016: Application Deadline for the 2016 Victoria J. and Dennis L. Molfese Summer Neuroscience Research Award, a summer research program opportunity for undergraduates. View details and application information


New Application Guidelines for 2016 KBRIN IDeA proposals instituted. New requirement to use the downloadable NIH R15 application package. Learn More


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Research Spotlight

NIH R01 Awardee Jeffrey Petruska, PhD, of the UofL Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, describes his research of the mechanisms controlling adult axon growth. Dr. Petruska has received funding from KBRIN and collaborated with the KBRIN Bioinformatics team on this study. He has recently been awarded an NIH R01 grant to continue his search for answers to the question "Are there two different genetic programs involved in adult axon growth?"


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