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Ben Harrison, PhD, WKUOctober, 2016: ADVANCEMENT: Ben Harrison, PhD, new Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science Department of the University of New England The KBRIN staff member and researcher completed his postdoctoral training at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center under Dr. Jeffrey Petruska (KSCIRC) and Dr.Eric Rouchka (KBRIN). Congratulations, Ben!

Noah Ashley, PhD, WKUSep 21, 2016: Noah Ashley, PhD, receives R15 Award The WKU Assistant Professor was awarded over $400,000 for his research project "Sympathetic Regulation of Inflammation from Sleep Fragmentation."

Yocom and SifersMay 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

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)


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KBRIN BIOINFORMATICS JOURNAL CLUB Schedule January meetings: Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25

April 21-23, 2017: 16TH ANNUAL UT-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit 2017, to be held at Montgomery Bell State Park Register Online or learn more


JAN 13, 2017: Deadline for proposals, for KBRIN Investigator Development Awards (IDeA). Learn more


February 13, 2017: Application Deadline for the 2017 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program View details and application information


IDeA Applicates: please note that it is a requirement to use the downloadable NIH R15 application package. Learn More

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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."

NSF (5 years, $950,000+)He received an NSF research grant to study how arctic songbirds in Alaska have adapted to diminished sleep patterns and how that might help in the understanding of sleep loss in humans.

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