The goal of the Collaborative Proposal Development Program is to promote collaborative research between a junior investigator from one of the primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI) in Rhode Island and an established investigator from either the University of Rhode Island or Brown University while also increasing the participation of PUI students in research at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University laboratories. The program is designed to accelerate the research progress of the PUI investigator by participating in research in the collaborative mentor’s laboratory during the summer. This is expected to strengthen their research skills and productivity while increasing the level of preparedness of the PUI investigator for submitting competitive grant proposals to external funding agencies such as NIH and NSF. Additional benefits of the program are to provide opportunities for PUI students to develop new scientific skills, learn new techniques, and explore future career options in biomedical research by interacting with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University.
Collaborative Proposal Development Research Projects
- Investigator: Christopher Bloom, Providence College Pathological grooming in the gabrg2 KO mouse model of body dysmorphism disorder
- Investigator: Christopher Reid, Bryant University Development of narrow spectrum antibodies that target bacterial GlcNAcases
- Investigator: Geoffrey Stilwell, Rhode Island College Characterizing enhancers in a Drosophila model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Investigator: Emily Cook, Rhode Island College Neurobiological Co-Regulation of Stress within Adolescents’ Friendships
- Investigator: Marla Tipping, Providence College Influence of IDH1/2 Mutations on Genome Stability