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Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
at Pittsburg State University


Pittsburg State faculty and students are involved in a federally-funded effort to enhance biomedical research and training. This web site describes the activities of the program on this campus.

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) to foster research within states that traditionally have not received significant levels of competitive funding from the NIH. One of the approaches of the IDeA Program and the source of support on this campus was the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks (BRIN) now referred to as the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE).

The objectives of K-INBRE are to:

  • bring together institutions within a state to establish a network,
  • provide competitive funding to the state-based network,
  • support institutional alterations and renovations,
  • provide funding for modern laboratory equipment, and
  • assist in the recruitment of new faculty.

K-INBRE funding is also intended to strengthen the basic science departments of the undergraduate institutions in the network by involving students in research. The undergraduate institutions also serve an important "feeder" role to the science departments of graduate schools within the IDeA-eligible areas.

The lead campus for K-INBRE is the University of Kansas Medical Center. Participants in Kansas K-INBRE in addition to Pittsburg State University are Emporia State University, Forth Hays State University, Haskell Indian Nation University, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Washburn University, and Wichita State University.

Pitt State K-INBRE attendees from Biology and Chemistry at the 2016 Conference

Faculty and students attend the Fourteenth Annual K-INBRE Research Symposium held in Overland Park, Kansas January 16-17, 2016. Eleven faculty members and twenty-eight students represented PSU.

Poster Winners

Winners of the posters presented

Oral Presenters

Oral presenters at the Symposium


Campus Representative (and Faculty Mentor)

Biology Faculty Mentors

Mailing Address:

Department of Biology [or Department of Chemistry]
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 6676