Rhode Island IDeA Network for Excellence in Biomedical Research

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

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


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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.

Dr. Alexandra Deaconescu Awarded $1.6M NIH R01 Grant

Dr. Alexandra Deaconescu, Brown University, was awarded a $1.6M NIH R01 Grant. The 5-year award is entitled “Mechanisms for stress-induced transcriptional reprogramming via anti-adaptors”


Stephen Kennedy & Geoffrey Bothun Receive NSF Grant

Dr. Stephen Kennedy & Dr. Geoffrey Bothun, both of the University of Rhode Island, received a $325,000 NSF Grant entitled “Remotely Activated Biomaterial Scaffoldis for Flexibilty Directing the Recruitment & Differentiation of Bone Progenitor Cells.”



Deyu Li Receives NIH R15 Award

Dr. Deyu Li, Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island, received the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15), entitled “Inhibitory Effect of Nitric Oxide on DNA Repair Enzyme.”  The three-year grant has a total value of $411,000.


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