Converse College INBRE Program
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Converse College INBRE Program

IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence

Converse College has received more than $626,000 in support of biomedical science research and student training from SC INBRE and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Converse is using the funds for research initiatives, enhancements to laboratories and equipment, and expansion of K-12 outreach.  INBRE stands for IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence.

The goal of INBRE is to increase the NIH research capacity of each of the participating 23 states through programmatic expansion and networking of research activities of faculty and students at academic institutions throughout the state. Converse is one of a coalition of 17 South Carolina colleges who are working together to increase biomedical research opportunities and excellence in our state.

IDeA Institutional Development Award

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

The Converse College IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Converse College INBRE) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The IDeA program was established for the purpose of broadening the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research. Currently NIGMS supports INBRE programs in 23 states and Puerto Rico. SC INBRE is funded by grant P20GM103499 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Principal Investigator

Neval Erturk, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department

Biology, Chemistry and Physics department chair Dr. Neval Erturk

Start-up Package Recipient

Maddy Behravan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics

Maddy Behravan

Start-up Package Recipient

Chris Varnon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Chris Varnon

Past Developmental Research Program Faculty Member
(2015-2017)

Will Case, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Will Case Traveling

Biology, Chemistry and Physics department chair Dr. Neval Erturk
Neval Erturk
Will Case
Will Case
Edna Steele
Edna Steele
Sheri Strickland
Sheri Strickland
Jeff Brotherton
Jeff Brotherton
Richard Keen
Rich Keen
Jessica Williams Sorrells
Jessica Sorrells
Photo of Dr. Hawk

SC INBRE Award Number: 5 P20 RR-016461 and 8 P20 GM103499 The INBRE grant should be cited in all abstracts, presentations, posters and publications where INBRE funds (start-up, salary, equipment, supplies, etc.) have contributed to support of the work. The publication’s (presentation’s, etc.) acknowledgement of NIGMS and NCRR funding and disclaimer should read as follows:
“This publication (presentation, etc.) was supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5 P20 RR016461) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM103499) from the National Institutes of Health,” or “This project was supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5 P20 RR016461) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM103499) from the National Institutes of Health,” and, as appropriate, “Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”

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