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New Hampshire INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) is a program funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop a coordinated network of biomedical research and research training in New Hampshire. The program is part of the larger NIH IDeA program.

The primary activity of NH-INBRE is identifying and funding outstanding biomedical researchers among faculty members of the Partner institutions so they can lead research programs that contribute to biomedical research and expose their students to top level biomedical research.

NH-INBRE further supports biomedical research and research training in New Hampshire by offering technical training programs, supporting facility renovation, sponsoring employment in research labs for undergraduates and supporting a Bioinformatics Shared Resource for bioinformatics utilization and training.



Who is NH-INBRE?

The NH-INBRE network is comprised of two “lead” research-intensive institutions, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire at Durham; and the “Partner” primarily undergraduate institutions, Colby-Sawyer College, Franklin Pierce University, Keene State College, New England College, Plymouth State University, Saint Anselm College, and University of New Hampshire at Manchester, along with the Community College System of New Hampshire and the new Associate Member, Rivier University.

NH-INBRE supports a variety of research projects for junior faculty working at our Partner colleges. The research support helps faculty develop their projects to a point where they can then begin to seek research funding support on their own or in collaboration with other INBRE partners. NH-INBRE Research Themes:

  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Human Health

The NH-INBRE Goals are:

  • Improve the biomedical research capacity of the NH-INBRE Network and moreover the State of NH
    through collaborative partnership.
  • Increase hands-on, experiential research opportunities, and professional and research related training
    for undergraduate (and graduate) students, postdocs, faculty, and research core staff.
  • Expand our recent focus on Workforce Development to provide the necessary robust early entry of
    trainees to develop the pipeline for the specialized, diverse, research-related skill sets increasingly needed
    for biomedical team science.
  • Further enhance the biomedical research culture at the Partners by funding faculty, student, postdoc
    and staff involvement through INBRE grants.
  • Leverage NH-INBRE programs in NH and regionally/nationally by collaboration with both other IDeA
    grants (INBRE; COBRE; regional, such as the DRIVEN tech hub; and national) and non-IDeA (e.g. the R25
    grant iTREP, and company) funded programs.