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Virtual Summer Scholars Program

Virtual Summer Scholars Program

Summer research internships are critical for many students to have the time to immerse themselves in a real-world research environment to gain hands-on research experience. Since 2004, Mississippi INBRE has…

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Center for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at USM

Center for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at USM

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has recently formed the Center for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. The Center is designed to enhance and synergize USM’s ongoing contributions to high-quality research…

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84th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences

84th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences

The 84th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences meeting, sponsored by Mississippi INBRE, was held on February 20-21, 2020 at the Biloxi Convention Center. This conference boasted 489 scientific presentations in…

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Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center hosts Community Health Speaker Series

Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center hosts Community Health Speaker Series

On Jan. 31, 2020, the Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center hosted the Community Health Speaker Series featuring Dr. Ian Thompson from the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Choctaw Nation of…

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Mississippi INBRE & LSMAMP go to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Mississippi INBRE & LSMAMP go to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

On November 13-16, 2019, three former Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars and two LSMAMP members attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, CA. This conference is…

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Mississippi INBRE sponsors Sonia Shah at USM’s University Forum

Mississippi INBRE sponsors Sonia Shah at USM’s University Forum

On November 12th, 2019 Mississippi INBRE sponsored Sonia Shah, an award-winning investigative journalist, as the featured speaker for the University of Southern Mississippi's University Forum. Her presentation, "Pandemic," was held…

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Mississippi INBRE researchers present at Southeast Regional IDeA Conference

Mississippi INBRE researchers present at Southeast Regional IDeA Conference

On November 6-8, 2019, ten Mississippi INBRE researchers attended the Southeast Regional IDeA Conference in Louisville, KY. This biennial conference holds scientific sessions on topics like Bioinformatics, Data Science, and…

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Mississippi INBRE sponsors GRE Workshop at MVSU

Mississippi INBRE sponsors GRE Workshop at MVSU

On November 9th, 2019, Mississippi INBRE sponsored a GRE Workshop presented by The Learning Center, MSU for students at Mississippi Valley State University. During the Saturday workshop, instructors gave an…

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Mississippi INBRE Scholars go to Southeast Regional IDeA Conference

Mississippi INBRE Scholars go to Southeast Regional IDeA Conference

On November 6-8, 2019, ten former Mississippi INBRE scholars attended the Southeast Regional IDeA Conference in Louisville, KY. This biennial conference holds scientific sessions on topics like Bioinformatics, Data Science,…

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Dr. Rita Tamayo visits USM for CMB Seminar Series

Dr. Rita Tamayo visits USM for CMB Seminar Series

Dr. Rita Tamayo from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill visited The University of Southern Mississippi on October 23rd, 2019 as part of the Cellular & Molecular Biology…

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Dr. Joao Pedra visits USM for CMB Seminar Series

Dr. Joao Pedra visits USM for CMB Seminar Series

Dr. Joao Pedra from the University of Maryland School of Medicine visited The University of Southern Mississippi on October 9th, 2019 as part of the Cellular & Molecular Biology Fall…

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Dr. Rakez Kayed visits USM for CMB Seminar Series

Dr. Rakez Kayed visits USM for CMB Seminar Series

Dr. Rakez Kayed from the University of Texas Medical Branch visited The University of Southern Mississippi on September 25th, 2019 as part of the Cellular & Molecular Biology Fall Seminar…

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Impact of the Second Annual Mississippi IDeA Conference for Biomedical Research

Impact of the Second Annual Mississippi IDeA Conference for Biomedical Research

On August 2, 2019, Mississippi INBRE had the honor of supporting the 2019 Mississippi IDeA Conference for Biomedical Research held at the Hilton Jackson, in Jackson, Miss. At this conference,…

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Mississippi INBRE Sponsors The 2019 Mississippi College-Tougaloo College Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mississippi INBRE Sponsors The 2019 Mississippi College-Tougaloo College Undergraduate Research Symposium

On April 12, 2019, Mississippi INBRE had the honor of supporting the 2019 Mississippi College-Tougaloo Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Mississippi College. At this conference, 88 undergraduate students presented their…

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Mississippi INBRE Hosts CMB Seminar Series

Mississippi INBRE Hosts CMB Seminar Series

During the 2019 Spring semester, Mississippi INBRE is hosting a seminar series in partnership with the University of Southern Mississippi's Cell & Molecular Biology Division. This four-part series features speakers…

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Congratulations to former Mississippi INBRE Scholars on winning regional awards

Congratulations to former Mississippi INBRE Scholars on winning regional awards

Congratulations to three former Mississippi INBRE Scholars on being awarded for their research at the Southeastern Branch of Entomological Society of America's meeting. Kristina Smith, 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar:…

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83rd Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences

83rd Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences

The 83st Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences meeting, hosted by Mississippi INBRE, was held on February 21-22, 2019 at the Thad Cochran Center on the campus of The University of…

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Congratulations to Dr. Alex Flynt on his recent NSF Award

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Flynt on his recent NSF Award

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Flynt, Associate Professor at USM and Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director on his recent CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. This five-year award of approximately…

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Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Graduate Symposium Winner, Jennifer Price

Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Graduate Symposium Winner, Jennifer Price

2016 Mississippi INBRE Graduate Symposium Winner, Dr. Jennifer Price has gone on to not only graduate with her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Sciences from UMMC but now inspires students through…

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Mississippi INBRE Represented at ABRCMS

Mississippi INBRE Represented at ABRCMS

Congratulations to the Mississippi INBRE Scholars who represented us so well at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students on November 14-17. Students represented both the Mississippi INBRE Research…

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Introducing the Newest Mississippi INBRE Supported Faculty Member, Dr. Scoty Hearst

Introducing the Newest Mississippi INBRE Supported Faculty Member, Dr. Scoty Hearst

Mississippi INBRE is pleased to introduce our newest supported faculty member, Dr. Scoty Hearst from Tougaloo College! Dr. Hearst received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and his Master's in biomedical science…

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Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Paige Allen

Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Paige Allen

2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Paige Allen has used her summer research experience to push her further in her research and education. Paige said, “My experience with MS INBRE gave…

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South Central Branch ASM Presentations

South Central Branch ASM Presentations

Congratulations to all of the Mississippi INBRE Scholars and Friends who presented their research at the South Central Branch, American Society of Microbiology! Mississippi INBRE had 14 friends, former Scholars…

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Mississippi INBRE Researchers Awarded for Research Excellence at the Mississippi Entomological Association Conference

Mississippi INBRE Researchers Awarded for Research Excellence at the Mississippi Entomological Association Conference

Congratulations to Dr. Shahid Karim, Surendra Sharma and Faizan Tahir for being recognized for their hard work and research at the Mississippi Entomological Association’s 65th Annual Conference. Dr. Karim, Mississippi…

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Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Justin Coleman

Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Justin Coleman

Tougaloo College student, Justin Coleman participated in the 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program in order to reach his goal of obtaining an M.D./Ph.D. at a local medical school. During…

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Mississippi INBRE’s $19 Million Renewal Aims to Enhance Biomedical Research

Mississippi INBRE’s $19 Million Renewal Aims to Enhance Biomedical Research

The renewal of a $19 million grant for the next five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will allow Mississippi researchers and students to continue to…

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Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Kiandria Trevillion

Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Kiandria Trevillion

Alcorn State University student, Kiandria Trevillion is a recent graduate of the 2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars program. She applied for the program to gain experience in public health and…

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Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Cristina Craig

Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Cristina Craig

Co-Lin Community College student, Cristina Craig (pictured above on the right) gained much more than just research experience during her summer as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, she gained a…

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Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Ian Taylor

Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Ian Taylor

2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Ian Taylor from Millsaps College finished his summer research experience with new perspectives and a renewed ambition to accomplish his goals. He originally applied for…

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Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Hezekiah Williams

Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Hezekiah Williams

Hinds Community College student, Hezekiah Williams is a member of the Class of 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program who recently completed his summer experience working in the lab of…

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Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Kadriana Armstrong

Catching up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Kadriana Armstrong

Tougaloo College student, Kadriana Armstrong was one of 30 undergraduate students who spent their summer as a Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar with My Brother's Keeper, Inc. She originally wanted to…

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Catching Up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Mallory Greer

Catching Up with 2018 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Mallory Greer

Tougaloo College student, Mallory Greer (middle of above picture) is a recent graduate of the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program. She said that her experience with Mississippi INBRE is already…

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Big IDEAs for Improving the Lives of Mississippians, 2018 Mississippi IDeA Conference Showcases More than 130 Research Presentations

Big IDEAs for Improving the Lives of Mississippians, 2018 Mississippi IDeA Conference Showcases More than 130 Research Presentations

On July 27, the state’s largest biomedical research conference was held in Jackson, Miss. boasting over 400 attendees from more than 25 colleges and universities. The Big IDEAs for Improving…

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Mississippi INBRE showcased at the National IDeA Symposium on Biomedical Research Excellence

Mississippi INBRE showcased at the National IDeA Symposium on Biomedical Research Excellence

Congratulations to the 8 students who presented their research at the National IDeA Symposium on Biomedical Research Excellence. This conference held on June 23-26 in Washington, D.C. showcased biomedical research…

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Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars Complete Two Week Training Camp

Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars Complete Two Week Training Camp

On May 21-June 1, 30 undergraduate students embarked on the beginning of their summer research experience with a two week training camp. The students were welcomed by My Brother’s Keeper…

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Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars Complete Biomedical Research Training Camp

Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars Complete Biomedical Research Training Camp

On May 13-18, Mississippi INBRE welcomed 34 undergraduates to the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi to begin their summer research experience! During the biomedical research training camp, students…

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Catching up with 2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Maurice Whalen

Catching up with 2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Maurice Whalen

2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars are already hitting the news with their exciting achievements! Tougaloo College graduate, Maurice Whalen has been working hard to continue his education. With the goal…

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Mississippi INBRE Sponsors the Tougaloo College-Mississippi College Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mississippi INBRE Sponsors the Tougaloo College-Mississippi College Undergraduate Research Symposium

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, about 70 students gathered at Tougaloo College to present their research. The students represented Millsaps College, Mississippi College and Tougaloo College at this 15th year…

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Four Mississippi INBRE Scholars present research at Posters in the Rotunda

Four Mississippi INBRE Scholars present research at Posters in the Rotunda

On March 20, 2018 four Mississippi INBRE Scholars presented their research as a part Posters in the Rotunda. This state-wide event showcased some of the top research done in the…

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Mississippi INBRE Hosts Grant Writing Workshop

Mississippi INBRE Hosts Grant Writing Workshop

On Friday, March 9, 23 researchers gathered together at The Westin Jackson in Jackson, Miss. for a grant writing workshop hosted by Mississippi INBRE. This workshop, featuring Dr. John D.…

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Congratulations to Dr. Ghanshyam Heda as he continues his eighth consecutive year of INBRE funded research

Congratulations to Dr. Ghanshyam Heda as he continues his eighth consecutive year of INBRE funded research

Dr. Ghanshyam Heda, professor of biology at Mississippi University for Women, has received the Mississippi INBRE Research Development Award for the eighth consecutive year to continue his research. Dr. Heda…

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Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Christine Beck

Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Christine Beck

2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Christine Beck has worked hard to further her research since being a part of the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program. After completing the program, she…

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Mississippi INBRE Genomics Core-an invaluable resource for Mississippi scientists

Mississippi INBRE Genomics Core-an invaluable resource for Mississippi scientists

This Mississippi INBRE-funded Genomics Core, housed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has seen more than 200 projects from at least 15 UMMC departments and multiple other Mississippi institutions…

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Mississippi INBRE Faculty, Students and Staff Attend the 2018 Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting

Mississippi INBRE Faculty, Students and Staff Attend the 2018 Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting

On February 22-23, around 800 researchers, professors and students from across the state converged on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi for the 82nd Annual Mississippi Academy of…

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Catching up with 2012 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Denisha Spires

Catching up with 2012 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Denisha Spires

Congratulations to 2012 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Denisha Spires for recently being awarded the Steven M. Hovarth Professional Opportunity Award by the American Physiological Society. This award is granted annually…

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Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Allison Barnes

Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Allison Barnes

2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Allison Barnes has worked hard to continue her research since being apart of the Mississippi INBRE Scholars program. Since completing her summer experience, Allison has…

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Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Mack Davidson

Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Mack Davidson

Since completing the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program, Mack Davidson has continued his research and education. Currently, Mack is finishing up his degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University.…

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Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Britton Strickland

Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Britton Strickland

The University of Southern Mississippi graduate, Britton Strickland has worked hard to further his research and education since being a member of the Class of 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars.…

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Catching up with 2007 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Rupesh Patel

Catching up with 2007 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Rupesh Patel

The University of Southern Mississippi graduate, Rupesh Patel has continued to further himself since being a member of the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars in 2007. His summer experience allowed him…

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Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Tembra Jones

Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Tembra Jones

2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Tembra Jones has worked hard to further her research since her summer  experience. After being awarded with the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar summer experience, Tembra…

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Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Cassidy Hardy

Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Cassidy Hardy

Mississippi State University student, Cassidy Hardy has continued her research since her time as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar. Since completing her summer experience, Cassidy has continued to work in…

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Catching up with 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Courtland Brown

Catching up with 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Courtland Brown

Congratulations to 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Courtland Brown on his many achievements since being a member of the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program. Since completing his summer experience, he…

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Catching up with 2011 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Perceus Mody

Catching up with 2011 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Perceus Mody

Mississippi State University graduate, Perceus Mody has continued conducting research since his time as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar in 2011. After completing the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program, Perceus…

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Catching up with 2011 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Perceus Mody

Mississippi State University graduate, Perceus Mody has continued conducting research since his time as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar in 2011. After completing the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program, Perceus…

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Research Development Grant Recipient attends the National Cancer Institute’s Grant Writing Workshop

Research Development Grant Recipient attends the National Cancer Institute’s Grant Writing Workshop

Mississippi University for Women professor and research, Dr. Ghanshyam Heda recently attended the NCI Grant Writing Workshop in Little Rock, Arkansas. This workshop provided Dr. Heda with valuable information about…

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Student Spotlight: Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton

Student Spotlight: Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton

Congratulations to 2017 Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton on receiving one of only eight prestigious Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowships! This Academic-Year Scholar has recently begun working…

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Catching Up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Demitria Love

Catching Up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Demitria Love

Tougaloo College graduate, Demitria Love has continued to build on the experience she gained from the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars program. Before applying for the program, Demitria was unsure where…

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Catching Up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Gary Crispell

Catching Up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Gary Crispell

The University of Southern Mississippi graduate, Gary Crispell has continued to conduct valuable research since his time as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar. He says that being apart of the…

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Catching up with 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, JR Kent

Catching up with 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, JR Kent

Mississippi University for Women graduate, JR Kent has been using the experience gained from his time as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar to take him into the field of biomedical…

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Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Keith Cobb, Jr.

Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Keith Cobb, Jr.

Tougaloo student, Keith Cobb, has continued to conduct research even after his experience as a Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar. While still working on his undergraduate degree at Tougaloo College, Keith…

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Catching Up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Danielle Reed

Catching Up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Danielle Reed

Tougaloo College graduate, Danielle Reed has continued to excel in her field since completing her experience as a Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar. After graduation from Tougaloo and the completion of…

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Student Spotlight: Academic-Year Scholar, DJ Hawkins

Student Spotlight: Academic-Year Scholar, DJ Hawkins

Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, DJ Hawkins recently received an award for an outstanding research presentation in the Chemistry Division at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Phoenix,…

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Mississippi INBRE Sends Students to National Conference, ABRCMS

Mississippi INBRE Sends Students to National Conference, ABRCMS

Mississippi INBRE is proud of our Scholars, faculty and staff who represented Mississippi at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students on November 1-4, 2017. Mississippi INBRE had…

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Catching up with 2004-13 Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Dr. Davida Crossley

Catching up with 2004-13 Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Dr. Davida Crossley

Dr. Davida Crossley has gone far since working as a Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar. Dr. Crossley did her research in the lab of Dr. Glen Shearer at The University of…

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Mississippi INBRE Represented at Annual South Central Branch, American Society for Microbiology Meeting

Mississippi INBRE Represented at Annual South Central Branch, American Society for Microbiology Meeting

The annual South Central Branch, American Society for Microbiology Meeting was held on October 19-21, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. At this year's meeting, Mississippi INBRE was represented by nine…

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Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Raquema Williams

Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Raquema Williams

Tougaloo College student, Raquema Williams has been working hard to continue her research since her experience as a 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar. Currently, Raquema is a senior at Tougaloo…

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Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Zachariah Bashir

Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Zachariah Bashir

This year class of Mississippi INBRE Scholars featured many amazing students such as Jackson State University student, Zachariah Bashir. Zachariah spent his summer research experience conducting research entitled, "Histomorphometric analysis…

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Mississippi INBRE’s Dr. Banerjee receives grant from NASA

Mississippi INBRE’s Dr. Banerjee receives grant from NASA

Congratulations to Dr. Santanu Banerjee from Tougaloo College for receiving a grant from NASA for his research. Dr. Banerjee is a Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient. The $26,000 grant will…

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Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Reagan McGuffee

Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Reagan McGuffee

Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Reagan McGuffee was recently awarded second place in the Cancer Division at the Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting in Morgantown, WV. As a Millsaps College student, Reagan…

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Student Spotlight: 2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joshua Hurssey

Student Spotlight: 2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joshua Hurssey

Mississippi Valley State University student, Joshua Hurssey spent this summer as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research was entitled "Evaluation of Bone…

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Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton

Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton

Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton has been making strides in her research during her time working in the lab of Dr. Sharon Hamilton, Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant awardee.…

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Catching Up With 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Terra Parker Cody

Catching Up With 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Terra Parker Cody

As an undergraduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, Terra Parker Cody completed the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program in the lab of Dr. Glen Shearer during the summer…

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Mississippi INBRE Partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Introducing Students to Public Health, Health Disparities, and Research

Mississippi INBRE Partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Introducing Students to Public Health, Health Disparities, and Research

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recently visited Mississippi INBRE to study the Community Engagement and Training Core. This core is made possible through Mississippi INBRE's partnership with…

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Mississippi INBRE Scholars Present at Tougaloo College Research Symposium

Mississippi INBRE Scholars Present at Tougaloo College Research Symposium

On October 13-14, Mississippi INBRE Scholars, both past and present, presented their research at the Tougaloo College Research Symposium on Students' Summer Research Series. These Scholars were among the 39…

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Mississippi INBRE represented at SE IDeA 17

Mississippi INBRE represented at SE IDeA 17

Mississippi INBRE is proud of our Scholars, faculty and staff who are at the Southeast Regional IDeA meeting in Morgantown, WV. This year's group includes 12 students, 2 faculty and…

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Mississippi INBRE Director, Dr. Mohamed Elasri presents at the INBRE PI/PC Meeting

Mississippi INBRE Director, Dr. Mohamed Elasri presents at the INBRE PI/PC Meeting

This Monday, September 25, Mississippi INBRE Program Director, Dr. Mohamed Elasri presented on the Community Collaborations for STEM Education in Mississippi provided by Mississippi INBRE in partnership with STEMI and…

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Student Spotlight: 2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar Anna Hinton

Student Spotlight: 2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar Anna Hinton

Mississippi State University student, Anna Hinton spent her summer as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar in the lab of Dr. Steve Elder at MSU. Her research focused on injectable drug…

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Student Spotlight: 2017 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Tracey Le

Student Spotlight: 2017 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Tracey Le

This summer, Ole Miss student, Tracey Le spent her second summer in the Mississippi INBRE Scholars program. In her first summer, she completed the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars experience and…

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USM’s Dr. Shahid Karim Awarded Grant

USM’s Dr. Shahid Karim Awarded Grant

Congratulations to Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim from The University of Southern Mississippi for being awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for his research…

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Catching up with 2015-16 Academic-Year Scholar, Maurice Whalen

Catching up with 2015-16 Academic-Year Scholar, Maurice Whalen

Tougaloo College student, Maurice Whalen worked in the lab of Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient, Dr. Santanu Banerjee. During his time in Dr. Banerjee's lab, Maurice conducted research which…

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Dr. Pradip Biswas from Tougaloo College Published Biomedical Research

Dr. Pradip Biswas from Tougaloo College Published Biomedical Research

Dr. Pradip Biswas from Tougaloo College published his research entitled “Molecular insight into the differential anti-androgenic activity of resveratrol and its natural analogs: in silico approach to understand biological actions”…

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Alex Flynt Published Biomedical Research

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Alex Flynt Published Biomedical Research

Mississippi INBRE’s Imaging Facility Director from The University of Southern Mississippi published his research, “A Polyaniline-based Sensor of Nucleic Acids” in the Journal of Visualized Experiments. His research is supported…

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Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Joshua Boone

Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Joshua Boone

Hinds Community College student, Joshua Boone is working on his degree in biology. Upon completion of the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars program, Joshua began to work at My Brother's Keeper…

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Catching up with 2014-16 Academic-Year Scholar, Oluwabukola Omotola

Catching up with 2014-16 Academic-Year Scholar, Oluwabukola Omotola

Mississippi University for Women student, Oluwabukola Omotola worked in the lab of Research Development Grant recipient, Dr. Ghanshyam Heda for two years while working on her Bachelor's degree. While working…

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Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim Receives Grant for His Research

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim Receives Grant for His Research

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim from The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for his research on the “Evaluation…

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Delta State University, Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Grant for Research

Delta State University, Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Grant for Research

Delta State University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton was recently awarded a grant from her home institution for her research entitled, “Enabling Polymer Analysis in the Research Laboratory and the Classroom.” Dr.…

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Catching up with 2014-16 Mississippi INBRE Academic Year Scholar, Aurora Washington

Catching up with 2014-16 Mississippi INBRE Academic Year Scholar, Aurora Washington

Tougaloo College graduate, Aurora Washington worked in the lab of Mississippi INBRE Research Development Award Recipient, Dr. Santanu Banerjee for two years during her time at Tougaloo College. Upon graduation,…

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Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director, Dr. Alex Flynt Published Research

Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director, Dr. Alex Flynt Published Research

Mississippi INBRE’s Imaging Facility Director from The University of Southern Mississippi published his research, “Block ionomer complexes consisting of siRNA and aRAFT-synthesized hydrophilic-block-cationic copolymers II: The influence of cationic block…

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Tougaloo College’s Dr. Santanu Banerjee Receives Grant for His Research

Tougaloo College’s Dr. Santanu Banerjee Receives Grant for His Research

Dr. Santanu Banerjee, from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi was recently awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $4,500. Dr. Banerjee is a Mississippi INBRE Research Development…

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Catching up with Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Bijalben Patel

Catching up with Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Bijalben Patel

2016 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Bijal Patel is working to reach her goals since completing her summer experience. After completing the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar program, she returned to Millsaps…

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Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joseph Jelinski

Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joseph Jelinski

2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joseph Jelinski has worked hard to further his research since completing his summer experience. He was named an EAGLE SPUR Scholar in 2016, receiving a…

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Student Spotlight: 2016-17 Academic-Year Scholar, Will Weeks

Student Spotlight: 2016-17 Academic-Year Scholar, Will Weeks

2016-17 Academic-Year Scholar, Will Weeks has spent the past two years working in the lab of Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient, Dr. Sharon Hamilton. He has been an author…

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Tougaloo College’s Dr. Pradip Biswas Published Biomedical Research

Tougaloo College’s Dr. Pradip Biswas Published Biomedical Research

Dr. Pradip Biswas from Tougaloo College published his research entitled “Designer interface peptide grafts target estrogen receptor alpha dimerization” in the journal Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications. His research is…

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Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim Published Research on Tick-Bourne Diseases

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim Published Research on Tick-Bourne Diseases

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim from The University of Southern Mississippi recently published his research entitled, “Catalase is a determinant of the colonization and transovarial transmission of…

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DSU’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Grant for Research

DSU’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Grant for Research

Dr. Sharon Hamilton from Delta State University received a grant from DSU for her research entitled, “Modern technology in the chemistry laboratory: Progress towards an ‘Okra Strong Chemistry’ Program.” Dr.…

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Catching up with 2010 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Gerri Wilson

Catching up with 2010 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Gerri Wilson

2010 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Gerri Wilson has made strides in her research since completing the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars Program. Gerri graduated from Millsaps College in 2010 and began…

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Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Jennifer White

Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Jennifer White

2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Jennifer White has worked hard to further herself since completing her summer experience. Jennifer graduated from Tougaloo College in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree. Upon…

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USM’s Dr. Alex Flynt Published His Research on the Role of RNA Biology in Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation

USM’s Dr. Alex Flynt Published His Research on the Role of RNA Biology in Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation

Mississippi INBRE’s Imaging Facility Director from The University of Southern Mississippi published his research, “Functional, composite polythioether nanoparticles via thiol-alkyne photopolymerization in miniemulsion” in the journal Chemical Communications. His research…

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Tougaloo College’s Dr. Santanu Banerjee Receives Grant for His Research

Tougaloo College’s Dr. Santanu Banerjee Receives Grant for His Research

Dr. Santanu Banerjee from Tougaloo College recently was awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for his research entitled “Identify risks and vulnerability within a community…

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Dr. Rafael Luna Teaches Mississippi INBRE Scholars about “Scientific Storytelling”

Dr. Rafael Luna Teaches Mississippi INBRE Scholars about “Scientific Storytelling”

After completing their summer experience, Mississippi INBRE Scholars presented their research at the 2017 Mississippi INBRE Annual Symposium. At this symposium, each student was able to present his or her research-a…

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Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Tembra Jones

Catching up with 2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Tembra Jones

2016 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Tembra Jones has worked hard to further herself and her research since completing her summer experience with Mississippi INBRE. Besides presenting at the 2016 Mississippi…

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Mississippi INBRE’s Dr. Anant Singh Published Research

Mississippi INBRE’s Dr. Anant Singh Published Research

Alcorn State University’s Dr. Anant Singh recently published his research entitled “Anchoring Photothermal Therapy by Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticle.” Dr. Singh is a Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient.

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Shahid Karim Receives Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Shahid Karim Receives Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim from The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for his research on the “Characterizing…

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Congratulations to Dr. Sengupta on being Featured in Mississippi Link

Congratulations to Dr. Sengupta on being Featured in Mississippi Link

Dr. Bidisha Sengupta from Tougaloo College was recently featured for her research in Mississippi Link. Her research was titled, "Differential roles of 3-Hydroxyflavone and 7-Hydroxyflavone against nicotine-induced oxidative stress in…

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Catching Up with 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, LaTia Peavy

Catching Up with 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, LaTia Peavy

2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, LaTia Peavy used her summer experience to conduct research on the effects of water quality on human health. Since finishing her research experience with Mississippi…

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Tougaloo College’s Dr. Bidisha Sengupta Published Biomedical Research

Tougaloo College’s Dr. Bidisha Sengupta Published Biomedical Research

Dr. Bidisha Sengupta from Tougaloo College recently published her research entitled, “Includence of Aptamer-Enclosed Silver Nanoclusters on the Prevention of Biofilm by Bacillus thuringinesis.” Her research is funded by Mississippi…

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Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director, Dr. Alex Flynt Receives Grant for His Research

Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director, Dr. Alex Flynt Receives Grant for His Research

Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director, Dr. Alex Flynt from The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for his research on the “Metabolism of…

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Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Demetria Love

Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Demetria Love

2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Demetria Love completed her Service Scholar experience as a sophomore at Tougaloo College. Since completing this experience, Demetria has graduated from Tougaloo College with a…

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Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Jamie Avery/Holder

Catching up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Jamie Avery/Holder

Jamie Avery/Holder from Mississippi University for Women recently published research in conjunction with her mentor, Dr. Ghanshyam Heda. Their research, entitled “Effects of Reusing Gel Electrophoresis and Electrotransfer Buffers on…

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Mississippi University for Women’s Dr. Ghanshyam Heda Awarded Grant for His Research

Mississippi University for Women’s Dr. Ghanshyam Heda Awarded Grant for His Research

Dr. Ghanshyam Heda from Mississippi University for Women recently was awarded a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for his research on cystic fibrosis. Dr. Heda is a…

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Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim Published Research

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim Published Research

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim from The University of Southern Mississippi recently published research entitled, “A snapshot of the microbiome of Amblyomma tuberculatum ticks infesting the gopher…

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Delta State University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Research Grant

Delta State University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Research Grant

Congratulations to Delta State University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton for being awarded a grant from Delta State University’s Duice Fund. Dr. Hamilton is a Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient.

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Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director, Dr. Alex Flynt Published Research

Mississippi INBRE Imaging Facility Director, Dr. Alex Flynt Published Research

Mississippi INBRE’s Imaging Facility Director from The University of Southern Mississippi published his research, “Block ionomer complexes consisting of siRNA and aRAFT-synthesized hydrophilic-block-cationic copolymers II: The influence of cationic block…

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2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar Gary Crispell Published Research on Tick-Bourne Diseases

2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar Gary Crispell Published Research on Tick-Bourne Diseases

In collaboration with Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim from The University of Southern Mississippi, Gary Crispell published his research entitled “Rickettsia parkeri colonization in Amblyomma maculatum: the…

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UMMC’s Dr. Mike Garrett Publishes Research on the Genetic Basis of Complex Diseases

UMMC’s Dr. Mike Garrett Publishes Research on the Genetic Basis of Complex Diseases

Mississippi INBRE’s Genomics Facility Director, Dr. Mike Garrett from the University of Mississippi Medical Center recently published his research entitled, “Nephron number, hypertension, and CKD: physiological and genetic insight from…

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USM’s Dr. Shahid Karim Published Research on Tick-Bourne Disease

USM’s Dr. Shahid Karim Published Research on Tick-Bourne Disease

Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, Dr. Shahid Karim from The University of Southern Mississippi recently published his research entitled, “The microbiome of neotropical ticks parasitizing on passerine migratory birds” in…

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2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar Annabelle Clark Awarded Grant from the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research

2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar Annabelle Clark Awarded Grant from the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Annabelle Clark from The University of Southern Mississippi. She recently received a grant from the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research for her research…

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DSU’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Grant from Delta State University

DSU’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton Receives Grant from Delta State University

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Hamilton for being awarded a grant from Mississippi INBRE Partner Undergraduate Institution, Delta State University from the Kent and Janice Wyatt Faculty Development Fund. Dr. Hamilton…

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2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Paige Allen Receives Grant from the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research

2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Paige Allen Receives Grant from the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to 2015 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Paige Allen from The University of Southern Mississippi. She recently received a grant from the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research for her research…

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USM’s Dr. Shahid Karim Receives Grant for Research on Infectious Disease

USM’s Dr. Shahid Karim Receives Grant for Research on Infectious Disease

Dr. Shahid Karim, Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, recently received a grant from The University of Southern Mississippi for his research entitled “Assay development to quantify Selenium in tissues of…

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USM Researcher, Dr. Rangachari is Awarded an R01 for his research on Alzheimer’s Disease

USM Researcher, Dr. Rangachari is Awarded an R01 for his research on Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Vijay Rangachari, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded one of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) most…

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Mississippi INBRE Program Director Attends NIH-Hosted Workshop

Mississippi INBRE Program Director Attends NIH-Hosted Workshop

Mississippi INBRE Program Director, Dr. Mohamed Elasri attended a workshop hosted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute entitled, "Training the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers for Health Equity"…

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Catch up with 2013 Research Scholar, Teylor Bowles

Catch up with 2013 Research Scholar, Teylor Bowles

Jackson State University student, Teylor Bowles was a member of the Class of 2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars. Since her summer experience, she has continued her education and research experience…

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Dr. Bidisha Sengupta from Tougaloo College Published Research on Spectroscopic and Molecular Modeling

Dr. Bidisha Sengupta from Tougaloo College Published Research on Spectroscopic and Molecular Modeling

Dr. Bidisha Sengupta, faculty member at Tougaloo College, published her research entitled, “Chiral alkylated-aniline as a noninvasive fluorescence sensor: Spectroscopic and molecular modeling studies” in the journal Spectrochimica Acta Part…

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Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joshua Hurssey has an MD/PhD in his Sights

Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joshua Hurssey has an MD/PhD in his Sights

Joshua Hurssey, senior at Mississippi Valley State University spent his summer doing research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research is entitled, ““Evaluation of Bone Marrow and Subcutaneous…

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Dr. Shahid Karim Making Strides in Tick-Bourne Disease Research

Dr. Shahid Karim Making Strides in Tick-Bourne Disease Research

Dr. Shahid Karim, Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director from The University of Southern Mississippi, recently published his research entitled, "Catalase is a determinant of the colonization and transovarial transmission of…

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Dr. Anant Singh from Alcorn State University Published Research

Dr. Anant Singh from Alcorn State University Published Research

Dr. Anant Singh, faculty member at Alcorn State University, published his research entitled, “Bio-conjugated graphene oxide based Raman probe for selective identification of SKBR3 breast cancer cells” in the Journal…

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Tougaloo College’s Dr. Bidisha Sengupta Published Research

Tougaloo College’s Dr. Bidisha Sengupta Published Research

Dr. Bidisha Sengupta, faculty member at Tougaloo College, published her research entitled, “Differential roles of 3-Hydroxyflavone and 7-Hydroyflavone against nicotine-induced stress” in the journal PLOS One. Her research was funded by…

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Dr. Elizabeth Hussa from Millsaps College Published Research

Dr. Elizabeth Hussa from Millsaps College Published Research

Dr. Elizabeth Hussa, faculty member at Millsaps College, published her research entitled, “High Levels of the Xenorhabdus nematophila Transcription Factor Lrp Promote Mutualism with the Steinernema carpocapsae Nematode Host" in…

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Alexis Crockett conducted research at Jackson State University through the Research Scholars Program

Alexis Crockett conducted research at Jackson State University through the Research Scholars Program

Alexis Crockett, sophomore at Alcorn State University, was a member of the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program this summer. She conducted research in the lab of Dr. Joseph Cameron at…

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Rust College Student, Xavier Short learned how to be an asset to his community through the Service Scholars Program

Rust College Student, Xavier Short learned how to be an asset to his community through the Service Scholars Program

Xavier Short, senior from Rust College, was a member of the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars program this summer. His research was on the influence of social support on body image,…

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Wayneisha Williams conducted research on prevalence of birth defects in Mississippi through the Service Scholars Program

Wayneisha Williams conducted research on prevalence of birth defects in Mississippi through the Service Scholars Program

Wayneisha Williams, junior from Alcorn State University spent her summer as part of the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars Program. Her research was entitled “Investigating the Association Between Socio-Economic Factors and…

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Undergraduate students from across the state of Mississippi participated in the Mississippi INBRE Scholars program

Undergraduate students from across the state of Mississippi participated in the Mississippi INBRE Scholars program

This summer, undergraduate students from across the state of Mississippi participated in the Mississippi INBRE Scholars program. The summer experience concluded with presentations at the Mississippi INBRE Annual Symposium. Congratulations…

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University of Mississippi student, William Varner conducted research on contributing factors in osteoporosis through the Research Scholars Program

University of Mississippi student, William Varner conducted research on contributing factors in osteoporosis through the Research Scholars Program

This summer, University of Mississippi student, William Varner conducted research on contributing factors in osteoporosis at the University of Mississippi Medical Center under Dr. Andrew Smith. About his summer experience,…

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Mary Carr conducted research at Mississippi State University in the lab of Dr. Justin Thornton through the Research Scholars Program

Mary Carr conducted research at Mississippi State University in the lab of Dr. Justin Thornton through the Research Scholars Program

This summer, Mississippi University for Women student, Mary Carr conducted research at Mississippi State University in the lab of Dr. Justin Thornton. About her summer experience, Mary said, “Before doing…

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Mississippi INBRE Director, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Recently Honored for Work in Advancing Diversity in the State

Mississippi INBRE Director, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Recently Honored for Work in Advancing Diversity in the State

Mississippi INBRE Director, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, was recently honored by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning for the impact he has made in advancing…

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