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In Press: Dr. Alison Roark, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Furman University, along with two students, Judith Carlisle and Grant Murphy, recently received acceptance for a publication in Symbiosis. This publication is a direct result of SC INBRE funding. 092316 Learn more

It's National Postdoc Appreciation Week, Sept 19-23. SC INBRE recognizes our INBRE-funded Postdoctoral Fellows and thanks you for your hard work in furthering research and discovery in the biomedical sciences! Learn more

In Press: Dr. David Hollis, associate professor in the Department of Biology at Furman University, along with two students, Anna Downs and Katie Scholles, recently received acceptance for a publication in Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. This publication is a direct result of SC INBRE funding. 091616 Learn more

SC INBRE wishes to congratulate Dr. Erin Wamsley, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Furman University, who was supported last summer as one of the recipients of the INBRE Faculty Fellows program (as selected by SC INBRE's review process). Wasmley was just awarded a $347,000 R15 Area grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study the effect of waking rest on memory. Another success for the SC INBRE program! 090916  Learn more

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New M.S. Opportunity: Applied Biotechnology Concentration in the M.S. in Biomedical Science Program, University of South Carolina at Columbia

The biotechnology industry is rapidly growing nationwide and in South Carolina. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts nationwide growth in biotechnology positions of 14% between 2010 and 2020, including growth in fields requiring advanced training in wet laboratories that require biochemists and biophysicists, microbiologists, and medical scientists. The goal of the Applied Biotechnology Concentration is to provide “hands-on training” on a range of techniques and instrumentation currently used in basic research in pharmaceutical laboratories, biotech companies, and biomedical research laboratories. The program consists of 39 credits taken over a 16 month period of study and includes 4 “hands-on” courses in which students learn to prepare samples and operate a wide range of equipment for the analysis of RNA and DNA, confocal and electron microscopes, cell sorters, and small animal imagers. An important component of the program is an internship in a biomedical research laboratory or biotech company where students will be able to participate in programs studying inflammation, cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and drug development. Students in the M.S. in Biomedical Science Applied Biotechnology Concentration will be required to successfully complete either a research or library based thesis.


AREA Grants 

The purpose of the R15 AREA grant program ( is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions, otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.  

SC INBRE will provide support to faculty who plan to submit AREA grant proposals, or any other extramural proposals, by organizing a pre-review of the proposal by experienced mentors. Please contact the SC INBRE office for details. Drafts of proposals should be made available for pre-review at least one month prior to the submission deadline.