INBRE News, Opportunities & Events

OCTOBER 2023: WY INBRE Network Fall Retreat - Thursday, 10/26 - Saturday 10/28 30 students and 20 faculty members from across the Wyoming INBRE network visit the UW campus to tour biomedical research facilities, talk with recruiters and collaborate with their peers.

OCTOBER 2023: FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - 2023-24 WY INBRE Research Network Equipment Supplement Proposals due 5pm November 10 for research/teaching equipment (generally not to exceed $20,000)

OCTOBER 2023: FUNDING OPPORTUNITY -  Montana INBRE / RAIN Technology Access Grants 2023-2024 Priority review deadline is November 15, 2023, then rolling through mid-January 2024 (or until available funds are exhausted)

OCTOBER 2023: FUNDING OPPORTUNITY -  2023 WY INBRE 4 Pilot Grant Program - invited full proposal Letter of intent due 10/6, Invited full proposal submissions due 11/13

SEPTEMBER 2023: FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - RAIN Collaborative Research Projects Pre-proposals due October 13, 2023, Invitations to submit a full proposal by October 31, 2023, Full proposals due February 2, 2024 (11:59 pm PDT)

SEPTEMBER 2023: UW INBRE Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Program - research proposal/application and faculty letters due ONLINE FRIDAY September 29, 2023 5pm MDT. Fall-Spring Award is $2400 (160 hours at $15/hr). APPLY ONLINE.

OCTOBER 2022: UW INBRE Year 4 Thematic Research Projects FOA. Letter of Intent due 5pm Monday, October 24. Full FOA

OCTOBER 2022: Wyoming INBRE Research Network Equipment FOA Due 5pm October 14. Full FOA

OCTOBER 2022: UW INBRE Year 4 Thematic Research Projects FOA. Letter of Intent due 5pm Monday, October 3. Full FOA

SEPTEMBER 2022: Annual Wyoming INBRE Network Fall Retreat. Sept. 22-24, UW/Casper-Casper College UU 328. Registration and abstract submission (due Sept. 18th)

AUGUST 2021: Wyoming INBRE and the UW Sensory Biology Center are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Ken Gerow, UW Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, to the INBRE Data Science Core as affiliate biostatistician. This will facilitate research and training for INBRE and COBRE funded investigators, students, and other users by creating a team of support scientists that can provide seamless consultation from study design to data management and analysis.

JULY 2021: INBRE Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium: Thursday, July 29, 2021. Interns will present their research 9am-3:40pm in the WY Union Yellowstone Ballroom

JUNE 2020: Wyoming INBRE recieves new 5-year award from NIH NIGMS IDeA for Phase 4

MARCH 2020: Wyoming INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series: "Right-Sided Heart Failure: The Heart is Only as Strong as its Weakest Ventricule" by Dr. Danielle Bruns (Department of Kinesiology, University of Wyoming). Statewide locations: TBA. Friday, March 27th, 2020. 12-1PM.

FEBRUARY 2020:  Wyoming INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series: "Uncovering Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease Using Basic Biology" by Dr. Todd Schoborg (Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming) 
Statewide locations: TBA. Friday, February 7th 2020, 12-1PM.

OCTOBER 2019: 2019 NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference October 7-9, 2019. Click to request travel support from Wyoming INBRE.

OCTOBER 2019: WY INBRE Bioinformatics Core (IBC) free two-day workshop October 24-25th “Microbial Communities Profiling via QIIME2”. Apply. Limited enrollment and registrations will be confirmed by September 23rd.

Fall 2019 Wyoming INBRE video conference seminar series: October 18th, 2-3pm- "The Road Less Traveled: A Story of the Molds, Selenium and Evolution in Wyoming" by Dr. Ami Wangeline (LCCC).

SEPTEMBER 2019: Registration and Abstract submission for the WY INBRE Research Network Annual Fall Retreat Sept. 12-14. Casper WY. DUE 5 PM September 8.

SEPTEMBER 2019: Several WY INBRE-supported projects highlighted in latest issue of UWYO Magazine focused on Native American Partnerships.

SEPTEMBER 2019: INBRE-funded UW Assistant Professor Domen Novak Recieves NSF Award to Study Back Pain Relief with Intelligent Trunk Exoskeletons

SEPTEMBER 2019: INBRE-funded UW Assistant Professor Domen Novak Recieves NSF Award to Study Back Pain Relief with Intelligent Trunk Exoskeletons

MAY 2019: Wyoming INBRE Undergraduate Transition Fellow Hunter McCurdy Credits Research Opportunities for Admission to Yale School of Medicine

MARCH 2019: Wyoming INBRE Undergraduate Fellow Jasper Hunt Accepted into University of Oxford Neuroscience Doctoral Program

JANUARY 2019: Former INBRE Fellow and current WWAMI medical student Ryan Winchell is leading a series of Stop the Bleed workshops in Laramie over the next few months- WPR News Report

JANUARY 2019: Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellow Jelard Aquino recieves prestigious Smithsonian Fellowship

SEPTEMBER 2018: UW Center for Business and Economic Analysis- 2018 Wyoming INBRE Impact Analysis

OCTOBER 2017: 2017 Western Region IDeA Conference: October 18-20, Jackson, Wyoming Snow King Resort. Hosted by Wyoming INBRE. Details posted as available.

APRIL 2017: 2nd Annual Wyoming INBRE Conference: April 27-29, 2017, Laramie, WY, University of Wyoming Conference Center and Marion H. Rochelle Gateway Center

Spring 2017 Wyoming INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series:

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 from 12-1 pm: "Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-Makers: The Spectacular Diversity, and Ecological Roles, of ANTS" by Dr. Scott Newbold (Life Science Department, Northern Wyoming Community College District-Sheridan College, Sheridan)
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 from 12-1 pm: "Utility of a grapevine-derived transcription factor for precision breeding of grapevine" by Drs. Ami Erickson (1) & Sadanand Dhekney (2) ( (1)Department of Agriculture, Northern Wyoming Community College District-Sheridan College;  (2) Department of Plant Science, University of Wyoming-Sheridan Research and Extension Center, Sheridan)

Fall 2016 INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series:

  • Friday, November 18, 2016 from 12-1 pm: "Sub-micron scale anatomy in bacteria" by Dr. Grant Bowman (Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie); for all statewide locations, please see seminar flyer; article for the seminar Holmes & Bowman (2016)
  • Friday, December 2, 2016 from 12-1 pm: "What songbird mate choice can tell us about how brains make good decisions" by Dr. Jonathan Prather (Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming); for all statewide locations, please see seminar flyer; articles for the seminar Dunning et al (2014) and Heinig et al (2014)

OCTOBER 2016: Northwest College opens new INBRE Molecular Techniques Lab with Open House

JUNE 2016: National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Conference: June 26-28, 2016. Washington DC.

APRIL 2016: All Wyoming INBRE Conference: April 28-30, 2016. Laramie, Wyoming

Spring 2016 INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series:

  • Friday, March 4, 2016 (12-1 pm):“Growing Wyoming: What Can We Produce With Gardens”by Dr. Christine Porter, Alyssa Wechsler, and Melvin Arthur
  • Friday, April 22, 2016 (12-1 pm): “How Thin-Skinned British Nematodes Keep a Stiff Upper Lip: Mechanisms Underlying C. elegans Morphogenesis.” by Dr. David Fay

OCTOBER 2015: Fourth Biennial Western Regional IDeA Scientific Conference, October 12-14, 2015, Cour d' Alene ID.

Fall 2015 INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series:

  • Dr. Amy Navratil presents "Gonadotrope Network Dynamics in Regulation of Fertility". 12-1 pm on Friday, October 30, 2015
  • Dr. Rebecca Carron presents "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in American Indian Women: An Exploratory Study". 12-1 pm on Friday, November 20, 2015.

NOVEMBER 2014: Fall 2014 Wyoming Bioinformatics mini-Symposium: Dr. Jason Gigley presents "NK Cells in Adaptive Immunity and Immune Regulation during Toxoplasma gondiiinfection". 12-1 pm on Friday, November 5, 2014.

APRIL 2014: Spring 2014 Wyoming Bioinformatics mini-Symposium: April 16 8 am-3 pm, Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. Speakers include Matthew B. McQueen from the Department of Integrative Physiology in the Institute for Behavioral Genetics University of Colorado, Greg Voth, Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Chicago and Rongsong Liu from UW.

APRIL 2014: "Chemical Castration of the Coyote (Canis latrans): From the laboratory to the field" by Marjorie McGregor, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming. 12-1 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Spring 2014 INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series:

  • "Lineage-specific processes of genome diversification" by Dr. David Liberles, University of Wyoming Department of Molecular Biology. 12-1 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
  • "Optimizing Recombinant Glycoprotein Production in the Baculovirus-Insect Cell System" by Dr. Donald Jarvis, University of Wyoming Department of Molecular Biology. 12-1 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014.

Fall 2013 INBRE Videoconference Seminar Series:

  • "Agent Orange and environmental and health issues in Vietnam" by Diem Pham, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming. 12-1 pm on Friday, November 1, 2013.
  • "Optimizing Recombinant Glycoprotein Production in the Baculovirus-Insect Cell System" by Dr. Donald Jarvis, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming. 12-1 pm on Friday, December 6, 2013.

APRIL 2013: Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day: 27 April 2013, University of Wyoming Laramie, WY More Information

APRIL 2013: Spring External Advisory Committee Conference: 9-10 April 2013, UW Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn, Laramie Wyoming

MARCH 2013: NSF EPSCoR Workshop in Bioinformatics:3-5 March 2013 Little Rock, AR Funding Available for Ph.D. Student(s).

Fall 2012 Committee Meetings

November 14 INBRE Internal Advisory Committee Meeting

November 19-20 INBRE External Advisory Committee Conference

Spring 2012 Wyoming INBRE External Advisory Conference: 9-10 April 2012, UW Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn, Laramie Wyoming

Spring 2011 INBRE Community Videoconference Seminar Series Schedule:

28 January, Dr. Stephen Ford (presenting from Laramie). Fetal programming or you are what your mother eats.

25 February, Dr. Min Du (presenting from Laramie).  Maternal obesity and fetal skeletal muscle development.

8 April, Dr. Paul Johnson (presenting from Laramie).  A low-cost, point-of-care system for real-time diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis.

29 April, Dr Ami Wangeline (presenting from LCCC). Ultrastructural changes and crystal formation in filamentous selnophilic fungi.

Fall 2011 INBRE Community Videoconference Seminar:

Nov 9, 2012  TRP Channels: Truly Remarkable Proteins in Physiology and Disease

11 November 2011, Dr. John Oakey (presenting from Laramie) Microfluidics for diagnostics and therapeutics.

WY INBRE Sponsored Events:

Dr. David Pollock, PhD from University of Colorado will present "Transposable elements, mutation, and the evolution of vertebrate genomes" at 2pm on 1/23/13 at the University of Wyoming in HS 463.

September 13-15, 2012, Community College 2012 Retreat in Jackson Hole, WY.

Dr. Peter Grant and Dr. Rosemary Grant presenting, The Evolution of Darwin's Finches.

September 26, 2012, Casper Outreach Building Rm 150 (951 N. Poplar Street) at 7pm

September 27, 2012, Laramie Berry Center Rm 138 (10th and Lewis) reception at 3:40pm and seminar at 4:10pm.  

July 13, 2012, Undergraduate Research Symposium

June 25-27, 2012, National IDeA Meeting in Bethesda, MD.

Wednesday April 27, 2011, 12:00 PM. Pharmacy Building 293.  Ming-Hui Zou, M.D., Ph.D. Redox Regulation of Endothelial Cell Phenotype: Role of AMP activated protein kinase

Wednesday April 4, 2012, Nutrition Science Seminars.

Wednesday April 11, 2012, Mobile Technology and Rural Health Conference.

Saturday April 21, 2012, Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day hosted with Wyoming EPSCoR.

Western Region INBRE Summer 2011 Internship Programs:

Montana State, Bozeman MT

University of New Mexico Undergraduate Pipeline Network

INBRE Meetings:

National Center for Genomic Research New Mexico Bioinformatics Population-level Genetic Diversity Symposium, Santa Fe, NM, March 24-25, 2011

Western INBRE Biannual Conference- University of Nevada- Reno, June 6-7, 2011

March 22-23, 2012, New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE) and the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) 2012 New Mexico BioInformatics, Science and Technology Symposium (NMBIST) focusing on the study of functional genomics.