KY INBRE (formerly KBRIN)2

The KY INBRE is a collaborative network of biomedical researchers in state-supported and independent institutions of higher education within Kentucky and is funded through the NIGMS INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) grant.

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  • Nov 20 – New Publication 
    Dr. Alexey Arkov and team published in Communications Biology

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Recent Publication


Alexy Arkov

(Nov 20, 2020) Alexey Arkov, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Samuel Tindell at Murray State University and Eric Rouchka from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Louisville have recently been published in Communications Biology.

Said Dr. Arkov, “Our publication, Glial granules contain germline proteins in the Drosophila brain, which regulate brain transcriptome is on the new structures in Drosophila brain's glia ("glial granules"), which resemble membraneless ribonucleoprotein granules in the germline. This includes results from our great collaboration with Eric, and libraries/sequencing were done in the UofL Genomics Core.”

View the article here.

You could be the next person to have data for a publication! KY INBRE currently has an open Call for Pilot Proposals for the Genomics Core (Next Gen Award). Learn more here.



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KBRIN (Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network) is rebranding to KY INBRE (Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence). The NIH BRIN Program (2001-2004) was the precursor to the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences INBRE Program. In a year of so many changes and with a change in our Program’s directorship, we felt it was time to change our name to match that of our 24 sister programs located throughout the US and its territories.

With the change in name, also comes a change in branding – a new look, new social media platforms and soon, a revised website.

Learn more about KY INBRE’s Supported Cores


Administrative Core: Responsible for planning, logistical support and evaluation.

Genomics Core: Responsible for sequencing, arraying and access.

Bioinformatics Core: Responsible for development of computer-based applications and access.

Mentoring Core: Supports educational outreach, workshops and collaborative faculty initiatives.

Research Core: Provides developmental awards to aid the establishment of research independence.

Applied Statistics Core: Provides statistical support for new projects, data analysis, experimental design, and statistical software correspondence.

Electron Microscope Core: The purpose of this core is to facilitate the sharing of state-of-the-art equipment and to enhance research and research training.

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