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North Dakota IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

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North Dakota INBRE (http://ndinbre.org) has a goal of building biomedical research capacity by serving research universities, baccalaureate institutions, and tribal colleges within the state. The specific aims are to:

  • Initiate competitive, sustainable research programs at six predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs)
  • Increase the number of students from PUIs who choose to pursue advanced training in the biomedical sciences
  • Increase the number of students from tribal colleges who matriculate into baccalaureate degree programs in the sciences
  • Enhance the state's access to computational and electronic resources supporting biomedical research
  • Enhance existing proteomics and biology core facilities at the research universities to make them sustainable and effective training and service centers for the scientific network

 The centerpiece of this plan is grant support for research projects at PUIs and tribal colleges. Currently North Dakota INBRE provides a total of $270,000 annually in direct support of research projects at Minot State University.

Current INBRE supported research projects at Minot State University include:

  • Novel formamide ligands, their antifungal activity and methods of their synthesis - Mikhail Bobylev, Professor of Chemistry, Minot State University

  • Ghrelin interaction with genetic risk factors of methamphetamine addictionShkelzen Shabani, Assistant Professor of Biology, Minot State University

  • Non-auxin hormonal control of leaf expansion in Arabidopsis - Christopher Keller, Professor of biology, Minot State University

  • The effect of epigenetic manipulation on differentiation therapy in AML – Heidi Super, Professor of Biology, Minot State University

  • Environmental and geographical constraints on plant evolution – Alexey Shipunov, Associate Professor of Biology, Minot State University

  • Metagenomics of North American Tick Species – Paul Lepp, Professor of biology, Minot State University

  • The Role of Allosteric Disulfide Bonds in Cellular Infection and Metal Insertion – Bryan Schmidt, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Minot State University

  • Caffeine: A model drug for studying environmental factors in addiction – Shirley Cole-Harding, Professor of Psychology, Minot State University