About Us

Creating the Next Generation of Nebraska Researchers.

ResearcherThe Nebraska INBRE program strives to enhance the competitiveness of biomedical research in Nebraska.  This is accomplished by developing the research infrastructure and providing research opportunities for students and faculty at Nebraska's institutions of higher education.

The Nebraska INBRE network consists of nine undergraduate institutions and three PhD granting institutions that serve the network as training and mentoring institutions.

Faculty and students on the undergraduate campuses receive support to develop research projects.  This support includes faculty salaries, student stipends, equipment, supplies and travel.  The aim of this component of the program is to develop research capacity on the undergraduate campuses and to enhance research opportunities for undergraduate students at these institutions.

An integral component of the program is the INBRE Scholars Program.  The scholars program provides summer fellowships for advanced research training at one of the PhD granting institutions, as well as research assistantships during the academic year.  Scholars are provided with numerous opportunities to present work at regional, national and international scientific meetings.  With the end result of the scholars program being to recruit students to graduate programs at PhD granting institutions.

The scientific themes of the NE-INBRE program that bring the network together are cell signaling, infectious disease and cancer biology.  Collaborative arrangements between undergraduate faculty and research mentors are integral to the development of these focus areas and increase the research base and capacity for Nebraska.