Rhode Island IDeA Network for Excellence in Biomedical Research

RI-INBRE, Rhode Island The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence,

495J, Pharmacy Building, 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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    Welcome to the Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence…

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RI-INBRE is based out of the University of Rhode Island and is housed at the College of Pharmacy. The statewide network objective is to support and develop talented individuals, committed to research careers in Rhode Island, and to build the biomedical research capacity of Rhode Island institutions. The seven participating research institutions are the University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Bryant University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, and Salve Regina University.  The Community College of Rhode Island serves an outreach institution for the network. The research foci of the RI-INBRE are: cancer, neuroscience, and molecular toxicology.

R.I. Foundation Awards 5 RI-INBRE Investigators

This round of seed funding for medical research projects was awarded to five RI-INBRE investigators! Jamie Towle-Weicksel, Ph.D. at R.I.  College ($20,566) for “DNA Polymerase Theta & its Potential Role in Cancer.” Four of our University of Rhode Island investigators: Arnob Dutta, Ph.D. ($25,000) for “Regulation of Trasscription by Mutant Swi/Snf Complexes,” Matthew Ramsey,  Ph.D. ($22,788) for “Identifying Bacterial Species in the Serum Microbiota of Type II Diabeties,” Daniel Roxbury ($25,000) for “A Carbon Nanotube Reporter to Quantify the Permeability of Tumor Spheriod Models,” and Yi Zheng, Ph.D, ($25,000) “Metamaterials-based Near-field Biosensing for Early Detection of Lung Cancer.”


Jodi L. Camberg Receives NIH R01 Award

Dr. Jodi Camberg, Assistant Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology at the University of Rhode Island, graduated from the RI-INBRE investigator program by earning the prestigious NIH R01 award entitled: “Mechanism of Cell Division in Prokaryotes,”  awarded for 5-years and for $1.4M.


Ashley E. Webb Receives NIH R01 Award

The 5-year $1.25M award is entitled “Molecular mechanisms underlying the preservation of neural stem cell quiescence during aging.”  Dr. Webb, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Brown University, graduated from the RI-INBRE investigator program by earning this prestigious award.



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