May 21, 2016: Emily Yocom and Jacob Sifers publish paper 2015 KBRIN Undergraduate Summer Research Program participants are published in the May Journal of Comparative Physiology. Their study is titled "Modulatory effects on Drosophila larva hearts: room temperature, acute and chronic cold stress." Learn More
April 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)
February 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".
November, 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.
KBRIN-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
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, JOURNAL CLUB
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS
Sept 9, 2016: Call for proposals, KBRIN + Illumina KBRIN Next-Generation Sequencing Pilot Projects. Approximately ten pilot sequencing projects will be awarded. Initial bioinformatics analysis will be provided by the KBRIN Bioinformatics Core.Learn more
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
NOV 4-5, 2016: Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science hosted by the University of Louisville. Learn More
New Application Guidelines for 2016 KBRIN IDeA proposals instituted. New requirement to use the downloadable NIH R15 application package. Learn More
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?"