Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE)

The KY INBRE (formerly KBRIN) 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.



May 13 News: NIH invites comments on a new diversity prize competition, Meet SURP student Alex Firmin, MoSU student award winners + a whole lot more!

Meet our 2022 SURPs

May 13: Meet Alex Firmin, a rising sophomore at Spalding University. Alex, a first-generation student with a Haitian background, is excited to do summer research on zebrafish embryos. More

EM Workshop

Free one-day statewide Electron Microscopy Workshop presented in hybrid format on August 4, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn tips and tricks, network and more! Register by July 25More

    Learn More about KY INBRE

new logoKY INBRE funds more than $1 million for biomedical research in Kentucky


The Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE), a statewide multi-million dollar, five-year renewable grant program funded by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), is pleased to announce the awarding of a combined total of $1,035,000 to our 2022 Awards grants recipients. A total of 28 awards are being distributed to faculty at six Kentucky institutions: Center College, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. Learn more



new logo

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.

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

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

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.

Genomics Core: Responsible for sequencing, arraying and access.

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

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

Network Institutions


Click here or the interactive map below to discover our Network Partners and Outreach Institutions