Welcome to Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE)!

The KY INBRE (formerly KBRIN) is a collaborative network of biomedical researchers in state-supported and independent institutions of higher education within Kentucky and is funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Our website is packed with information to help biomedical researchers throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for more up-to-date information!

This grant (#5P20GM103436) has been funded by the NIH NIGMS awarded to University of Louisville as the lead institution. Dr. Martha Bickford, Program Director/Principal Investigator.

News for May 10

IT’S OFFICIAL! WE GOT OUR RENEWAL!!! KY INBRE Cycle V, >$20 million, May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2029NIH Cloud lab (90 day trial & $500 no-cost credits) • Lots of Entrepreneurial Training Opportunities • PLUS funding, hiring and a whole lot more! Learn more here

Free Workshop!

FREE FIJI Bioimaging Analysis Workshop will be held in-person and online on June 4, 10 am to 3 pm ET. Workshop will include intro to FIJI and image analysis workflows using FIJI. Registration required.

FREE Essentials of Next Gen Sequencing Workshop held in-person (at UK / UofL) and online July 22-25, 9 am to 5 pm ET. Workshop provides a ground-level intro to analysis of NGS data using the command line interface. Registration required.

Postbac 2-Year Experience

UKNeu-PREP is a two year, NIH-funded postbac program at the UK College of Medicine for recent college grads from underrepresented backgrounds interested in research careers in neuroscience. Apply by: rolling

Annual Economic Report: NIH-Funding in KY 

In FY23, the Commonwealth of Kentucky received $232 million in NIH funding which directly supported 2,900 jobs and $594 million economic activity.

Top-funded research institutions in Kentucky are all partner institutions of KY INBRE: University of Kentucky, University of Louisville (KY INBRE lead institution), Northern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University. More