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INBRE Administration

Dr. R. Scott SevilleRobert "Scott" Seville, Ph.D.
INBRE Principal Investigator, Program Director, and Outreach Core Director
Professor of Zoology and Physiology
UW at Casper, University-Union Bldg. 424 | (307) 268-2543, (307) 277-3106 (cell)

Naomi Ward, Ph.D.Naomi Ward, Ph.D.
INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Botany
Office: (307) 766-3527; Lab: (307) 766-3518

David Fay, Ph.D.David Fay, Ph.D.
Developmental Research Projects Program Core Director
Professor of Molecular Biology
Office: (307) 766-4961; Lab: (307) 766-4962 

INBRE External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee (EAC)  consists of six prominent scientists. Responsibilities of this committee include preparation and submission of written critiques of scientific progress of the Wyoming INBRE, as well as progress and activities of each of the three mandatory cores (Administrative, Bioinformatics, and Outreach) to the PI and VP of Research & Economic Development. As in the past this committee will continue to have major input into programmatic issues and assessment/evaluation. In addition, the EAC will review and approve candidates for additional (or replacement) projects, mentors, and investigators as required before such requests are forwarded to NCRR for administrative confirmation and approval. The EAC will meet at least twice per year. Wyoming INBRE accomplishes the stated goals of the program.

Current EAC Members

Dr. John Sladek is the current Chair of the INBRE EAC. He is a Professor in the Program in Neurobiology, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, CO. His laboratory has been at the forefront of research for therapeutic approaches for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and more recently, Down syndrome. Much of their earlier work detailed the precise chemical neuroanatomy of the mammalian brain including key systems in the non-human primate. His laboratory also developed histochemical approaches for the simultaneous localization of monoamine and peptide neurons and stUdied their relationship during neural development and aging. His research has been continuously funded through extramural resources since 1971 including a number of NIH grants and 3 current ROl awards. He has held several editorial positions including serving as the Editor- in-Chief for Experimental Neurology, Editor for Cell Tissue and Research, and Section Editor for Cell Transplantation. Dr. Sladek has also held a number of administrative positions including Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School, Vice Chancellor for Research at the UC at Denver Health Sciences Center, and President and CEO at California Lutheran University.

Dr. Carolyn Bohach is a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Idaho, has served as the Idaho INBRE Director since 2006 and, before that, as the Idaho INBRE Associate Director from 2002 to 2006. Her BS and PhD are in microbiology from the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota, respectively; and she trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in microbiology and molecular genetics. She is an established research scientist with a history of continuous NIH funding since 1993 through R01/R01-like grants and contracts. She has collaborated with and mentored numerous junior researchers, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates. Her background, coupled with her knowledge of the challenges and opportunities unique among the Western IDeA states, will facilitate the realization of the Wyoming INBRE goals to improve research infrastructure, mentor early-stage investigators, provide biomedical research experiences to undergraduate students, and improve the scientific knowledge of the workforce.  

Dr. Chuck Henry is a Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University.  He also holds appointments in Chemical & Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Prior to joining the Chemistry Department at Colorado State University in 2002, he was an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Henry’s research interests lie in the general fields of chemical separations and lab-on-a-chip devices and he is specifically interested in the development of microfluidic devices for rapid diagnostics in biomedical application and point-of-measurement analyses for environmental samples. With the addition of the new thematic research focus “Technologies for Chronic Disease Research and Therapeutics” Dr. Henry’s membership on the EAC will provide the expertise and experience needed to foster program development and junior scientists in this new research area.

Dr. David Pollock is Director of the Consortium for Comparative Genomics and Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and Computational Bioscience at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the founding Director of the Consortium for Comparative Genomics and also is a member of the programs in Computational Bioscience, Structural Biology and Biochemistry, and Human Medical Genetics and Genomics. His BS and PhD are in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and in biological sciences from Stanford University, respectively; he trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research (UK), UC-Berkeley, and Los Alamos National Laboratories on Burroughs Welcome Fund Hitchings-Elion and LANL Director's Fellowships in mathematical biology and theoretical biology and biophysics. Dr. Pollock studies the relationship between structure/function and sequence evolution and also has a focus on comparative vertebrate genomics, particularly the genomics of snakes, as well as an interest in human population genetics and geographic history. Molecules of interest include proteins, mitochondrial genomes, transposable elements, transcription factors, and microsatellites. He holds multiple NIH awards and has received NIH R21, R33, R01, and Minority Development awards. He has served on numerous NIH, NSF, and international grant review panels, including those for K99, SBIR/STTR, and COBRE awards. Dr. Pollock is a co-founder of the Colorado Evolutionary Response Team (CERT), a group dedicated to defending education in the sciences, particularly the teaching of evolution.

Dr. Doug Seals is a Professor of Integrative Physiology at University of Colorado Boulder. He is a senior investigator whose laboratory studies the influence of aging on cardiovascular function and the risk of cardiovascular disease, and the efficacy of interventions that can prevent cardiovascular aging. Dr. Seals has extensive experience in clinical and translational research in human subjects. He currently holds a MERIT award and 4 ROl awards from the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Seals currently serves on the Aging and Systems Geriatrics NIH study section, as well as an Associate Editor for the "Journal of Applied Physiology". Dr. Seals will bring expertise in the area of human cardiovascular research.

Dr. George Seidel is a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor. He is also a member of the National Academy of Science and is known internationally for his pioneering breakthroughs in the area of animal reproduction, specifically sexing sperm, in vitro fertilization and embryonic development, cryopreservation of embryos, and microsurgical procedures with embryos, including transgenesis and cloning. During the past 40 years, Dr. Seidel has had numerous postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and visiting scientists in his laboratory. He brings a number of strengths to the committee, not only critical thinking related to scientific projects, but also a sincere interest in training outstanding scientists. Dr. Seidel’s background is such that he can contribute in the overall assessment and evaluation of individual research projects, project investigators, and project mentors.


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