Several Creighton National Institutes of Health (NIH) INBRE (IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence) scholars presented this summer at the annual Nebraska INBRE meeting in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Creighton had six junior INBRE scholars (Tyler Rollman, Spencer Thompson, Logan Baumberger, Molly Myers, Eilidh Chowanec and Jacquelyn Wright) give oral presentations and five senior INBRE scholars (Zach Frevert, Alison Guyer, Connor Lejcher, Robyn Scott and Katie Sotelo) gave poster presentations.
The INBRE project is designed to enhance the competitiveness of biomedical research in Nebraska. Creighton has been part of the Nebraska INBRE grant for 16 years. The current five-year grant is an $18 million NIH grant to support the INBRE program aimed at increasing undergraduate research experiences and producing more scientists in the state.
Awards were given at the annual meeting and Creighton students won five of the 10 awards. In the oral talks, awardees were Eilidh Chowanec (working with James Fletcher, PhD, chemistry), Molly Myers (working with Mike Nichols, PhD, physics), and first place was awarded to Tyler Rollman (working with Anna Selmecki, PhD, medical microbiology and immunology, and Carol Fassbinder-Orth, PhD, biology). In the poster presentations, Robyn Scott (working with Lynne Dieckman, PhD, chemistry) was awarded second place, and Connor Lejcher (working with James Fletcher, PhD, chemistry) won third place.