SC INBRE Developmental Research Project Program

The South Carolina IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE) offers a Developmental Research Project Program (DRP) designed to promote the career development of SC INBRE Target Faculty.

DRP awards are offered on a competitive basis and support independent research and mentored career development of Target Faculty. All DRP proposals must focus on Biomedical Science and fit within at least one of the broad scientific focus areas of SC INBRE: Regenerative MedicineCell and Molecular BiologyNeuroscience; and Bioinformatics.

Awards and competitive renewals are made to Faculty at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) and to faculty from the three Comprehensive Research Institutions: USC, MUSC and Clemson University. 

SC INBRE Target Faculty will utilize SC INBRE support to establish their independent research programs and, in the process, provide research training to students and/or postdoctoral fellows in the Biomedical Sciences.

Currently Closed for Applications (2018 RFA)


Current and Past SC INBRE Target Faculty include:

  • Walden Ai, Benedict College, Structural and functional relationship in KLF4 in pressure ulcers, 2017-2018
  • Shanora Brown, South Carolina State University, The Functional Significance of Human MxB protein in Prostate Cancer Metastasis, 2015-2016
  • Christine Byrum, College of Charleston, Sorting it out: An in vivo model examining roles of importins in neurogenesis
  • William Case, Converse College, Xerogel based amperometric biosensing for the detection of diagnostic markers, 2015-2016
  • Renee Chosed, Furman University, Modeling the Mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL1) multi-protein complex in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 2015-2016
  • Renee Cottle, Clemson University, Ex vivo CRISPR-Cas9 induced gene correction of inborn errors of liver metabolism
  • Marion Cooley, Medical University of South Carolina, Defining the Role of Fibulin-1 in Cerebral Vascular Formation, 2015-2016
  • April DeLaurier, University of South Carolina Aiken, Genetic mechanisms underlying cranofacial skeletal development in zebrafish, 2017-2018
  • Adi Dubash, Furman University, Desmoplakin harnesses Rho GTPase and p38 MAPK signaling to coordinate cell migration, 2017-2018
  • Renaud Geslain, College of Charleston, Intracellular delivery of a new anticancer tRNA drug complexed with a cell-penetrating peptide, 2015-2016
  • Michael Guiliano, College of Charleston, Piece-wise NMR Study of Human Neuropeptides and Their Receptors, 2017-2018
  • Holly LaVoie, University of South Carolina, Pregnancy, TIMP4 and cardiac remodeling, 2017-2018
  • Jeremy Mercuri, Clemson University, Comparing the therapeutic efficacy of perinatal and adult stem cells in osteoarthritis, 2015-2016
  • Kasia Pawelek, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Modeling within and between-hosts dynamics of influenza infection including immune responses, behavior change, and other control strategies, 2015-2016
  • Jason Rawlings, Furman University, Mechanism of chromatin decondensation in lymphocytes, 2015-2016
  • Mark Sarzynski, University of South Carolina, The Effect of Exercise Training on Proteins and MicroRNAs Bound to High-Density Lipoproteins, 2017-2018
  • Tarek Shazly, University of South Carolina, Integrating mechanical and chemical signals to enhance in-vitro growth and remodeling of tissue engineered blood vessels, 2015-2016
  • Matthew Stern, Winthrop University
  • Yukiko Sugi, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mark Uline, University of South Carolina, Effect of geometry and inter-leaflet relaxation on protein segregation in phase separated lipid bilayers, 2015-2016
  • Brian Wakefield, Coastal Carolina University, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Phidianidine Analogues, 2017-2018
  • Daniel Williams, Coastal Carolina University, Genetic Analysis of ROS-Mediated Neurodegeneration, 2015-2016
  • Naohiro Yamaguchi, Medical University of South Carolina, Making Mutant hiPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes as Models of Human Heart Disease, 2017-2018
  • Tong Ye, Clemson University, High-Speed Volumetric Imaging: Method of Recoding Neural Activity in 3D, 2015-2016
  • More to come