Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center Outreach Scholars Symposium was held virtually on July 28th, 2020. Twenty outreach scholars presented ten research posters in two concurrent sessions. USM faculty and community partners served as judges at the symposium. This year's Top Scholars award was shared by Anna Shepard-Morgan Monroy and Reyes Willis-Raven Mingo, who will be presenting [...]
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Covid-19 Testing Team continues their work to control the spread of Covid-19 on the USM Campus. The team is made up of Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Dr. Olga Mavrodi, Tatum Seawell, Shelby Moore, Madison Woodard, and Jordan Laster. Since the beginning of August, the team has processed thousands of tests and [...]
Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar Wins First Place at the University of Minnesota BGREAT Diversity Conference!
Desiree Mills is a junior Biology major at Tougaloo College that has been performing academic-year biomedical since joining the laboratory of Dr. Scoty Hearst in 2018. “Getting the opportunity to work with Dr. Hearst on his research, which is funded by Mississippi INBRE, has fostered a genuine interest and passion for research in me as [...]
Telenutrition Center Presents at Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
Native Plant Foods of North America: Using Traditional Culture to Improve Modern Diets of Native Americans Native Americans suffer disproportionately from preventable chronic diseases (such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension) that are managed and prevented by healthy diet and physical activity behaviors. Typically residing in widespread, rural areas, Native Americans generally have limited food access [...]
The 85th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences meeting, sponsored by Mississippi INBRE, will be held August 4th – 6th , 2021 at the Biloxi Convention Center. Last year’s conference boasted 489 scientific presentations in both oral and poster format. In addition, the conference hosted and additional 12 speakers. There were over 1000 attendees at last [...]
Mississippi INBRE is pleased to introduce our newest supported researcher, Dr. Ethan Chen, at Delta State University!
Dr. Kuan-Hui (Ethan) Chen is the newest faculty hire recruited to Delta State University by Mississippi INBRE. Joining DSU in August 2020, Dr. Chen serves as an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Math and Sciences, where he will be teaching General Biology, Immunology, Biology of Human Diseases, and Cancer Biology courses in [...]
The Telenutrition Center recently installed a Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) device. DXA is the “gold-standard” for measuring a person’s bone and body composition. Bone and body compositions are direct measures of bone and metabolic health. The GE Lunar iDXA machine allows measures for: Estimation of Visceral Adipose Tissue fat (VAT): serves to help assess [...]
The Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence (GlyCORE), an NIH Phase I Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, was established earlier this year at the University of Mississippi. It is home to three fully staffed Research Cores that specialize in supporting glycoscience research. The Analytical and Biophysical Chemistry Core offers a wide variety of services including proteomics, [...]
The Mississippi INBRE Imaging Core provides access to a Leica SP8 confocal microscope. This microscope has four LED lasers (405nm, 488nm, 552nm, and 638nm) for full visible spectrum illumination. It has three detector channels, two of which are hybrid PMT/APD for the greatest sensitivity and spectral range. It is capable of both conventional confocal scanning [...]
"Headquartered on the USM Hattiesburg campus, the Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a statewide network of colleges and universities from across Mississippi, with USM serving as lead institution, whose goal is to increase competitiveness in biomedical research through provision of experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students from these schools, preparing them [...]