Other IDeA Programs

COBRE: Smooth Muscle Plasticity Phase III

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IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

INBRE is a NIH program designed to help traditionally underfunded states build the infrastructure they need to compete successfully for federal NIH funding. Nevada INBRE offers researchers top-tier analysis and testing. Learn more about Nevada INBRE.

COBRE Integrative Neuroscience

The Center for Integrative Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary research center that brings together neuroscientists from across campus to foster complementary and synergistic approaches to understanding the brain and neurological disorders. It supports the research and mentoring of 5 junior faculty, as well as core facilities to provide access to modern neuroimaging techniques and to research with special neurological populations. Learn more about COBRE Integrative Neuroscience.

COBRE Cell Biology of Signaling Across Membranes

Signaling is a means of communication between different cells and across subcellular compartments to regulate cellular phenotypes and other important features of physiology and homeostasis. A variety of human diseases are caused by abnormalities in signaling and, more specifically, by defects in membrane trafficking. Such defects can lead to changes in cell proliferation (cancer) or changes in trophic support of cells (degenerative diseases). The former includes diseases with abnormal growth, such as cancer, and the latter includes neurological disorders. Many genes that encode important proteins in signaling processes are "ancient" and conserved between humans and simpler organisms. Understanding signaling in simpler organisms can accelerate the discovery of disease-relevant genes and proteins and provide important new insights how they are involved in mechanisms that are important in human physiology and pathology. Learn more about COBRE Cell Biology of Signaling Across Membranes.