What is INBRE?
IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a federally funded grant program that originates from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). INBRE promotes the development, coordination, and sharing of research resources and expertise that will expand the research opportunities and increase the number of competitive investigators in the IDeA-eligible states. The core mission of Hawaii INBRE is two-fold and supported by eight academic institutional partners statewide: Encourage undergraduate students to pursue a biomedical science career by providing them with research opportunities, mentoring workshops and workforce development, and to enhance the caliber of scientific faculty by providing resource and mentorship opportunities to Junior and Pilot Investigators. INBRE serves as a catalyst for the advancement of the research scientist pipeline with the ultimate goal of expanding the biomedical research community to make new and important discoveries for improving health and well-being in the state of Hawaii.
The INBRE Experience
Why should I consider biomedical research through INBRE?
Doing science in the lab is exciting and rewarding
Research is learning
Doing research builds skills
Research results in the opportunity to exchange new ideas
Research is opportunity
Research helps build the future
What kinds of research opportunities are there?
Biomedical research across the state ranges from:
• Cancer research • Neuroscience research • Immune System research • Natural Product Development • Drug Development • Toxicology • Parasitology • Virology • Cell Stress • Analytical Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Monoclonal Antibody Production •
Once you become an INBRE student intern, you are an integral part of our network, but more importantly, you are the future of biomedical research in Hawaii.
Who do I contact?
Contact your INBRE Campus Coordinator. For a listing of campus coordinators and a description of each research site, visit the Student Research Experience page.
Start here to apply for the Student Research Experience program!
For general questions about the experience as well as career development, please contact:
Dr. Jon-Paul Bingham, Ph.D.
Director of the INBRE PATHway Program