About Mississippi INBRE

Mississippi INBRE is a network of colleges and universities throughout Mississippi. The Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is designed to build a biomedical research infrastructure in Mississippi. Our mission is to reach out to Mississippians in order to improve health throughout the state and to engage talented researchers and students in biomedical research projects that will increase the state’s research competitiveness as well as impact the health of citizens of Mississippi.

The scientific focus of Mississippi INBRE is obesity, cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.

Mississippi INBRE implements three major efforts in order to accomplish its mission:


Core Facilities

Mississippi INBRE supports three core facilities throughout the state of Mississippi: a genomics core facility at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, an imaging core facility at the University of Southern Mississippi, and a proteomics core facility at Mississippi State University. These facilities provide researchers in Mississippi access to the latest equipment and technical expertise and are available for student education and training.

Student Pipeline

Mississippi INBRE places students from our partner undergraduate institutions into biomedical research laboratories through the Research Scholars program and into the community for educational health outreach through the Service Scholars program. Students are given the opportunity to experience hands-on biomedical research in the most competitive laboratories in the State or engage the community in health education and intervention. These students make up the student pipeline. Competitive awards are available for Mississippi students for summer research or community outreach.

Research Infrastructure

Mississippi INBRE has built a biomedical research infrastructure by establishing research laboratories at our partner undergraduate institutions. Mississippi INBRE also provides competitive grants for Mississippi faculty for research and curriculum development.