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NIH IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

The National Institutes of Health IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program has the express purpose to increase Idaho’s competitiveness for federal biomedical research funding and to improve the quality of biomedical education in the state. It is a collaborative effort of research-intensive institutions to sponsor research and science-based educational opportunities with primarily undergraduate institutions and community colleges.

It includes a network of 10 Idaho schools, plus the Boise VA Medical Center.


  1. Deliver unique, innovative, state-of-the-art biomedical research that contributes to improving human health
  2. Invigorate faculty careers by sponsoring mentored, collaborative research and provide rich, intensive, competitive research experiences for students who are training as Idaho and the nation’s next generation of biomedical scientists
  3. Create an environment for Idahoans with the talent and desire to solve health problems through research to do so.

Biomolecular Research Center

A collaborative research center designed to provide a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and education.

Focus: study of biomolecules with emphasis on proteins and protein interactions provides seminars, training workshops, and other networking opportunities.

Mission: facilitate multidisciplinary research and research training programs in biomolecular sciences with a goal of increasing the level of biomolecular research achieved at Boise State University.

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