INBRE Small Grants Program – Funding Available

Dear Colleagues:

The INBRE program is continuing our Small Grants program to support the use of core facility services in Maine and the northeastern IDeA region. Up to $5,000 will be awarded per application. Faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers are invited to apply. Applications from graduate students or postdoctoral researchers require a letter of support from the principal investigator.  Funds are awarded for biomedical research projects only and on a competitive basis. Funds must be spent by the end of the fiscal year (April 30, 2021) and cannot be carried over. 

Application instructions can be found on the Maine INBRE website:
To give you an idea of how these funds might be used, here are examples of recently funded investigators and projects:

Dr. Eliza Grlickova-Duzevik, UNE faculty, “Nerve growth factor (NGF) regulation of 3’UTRs and RNA-binding proteins” – $5000 for use at the University of Delaware Biotechnology Institute Sequencing Facility.

Jessica Davis-Knowlton, Graduate student at MMC, “Role of smooth muscle cell Notch2 in murine atherosclerotic plaque composition.” – $2200 for use at the MMC Microscopy Core.

Dr. Michael Mason, UMaine faculty, “Bone Mimics, Hydrogel Collagen Replacements, and Porous Biopolymer Capillary Substrates” – $4939 for use at the UMaine Electron Microscopy Core.

Dr. Melody Neely, UMaine faculty, “Characterization of the Streptococcus agalactiae CpsA protein” – $5000 for use at the Jackson Lab Antibody Services Core.

Dr. Magdalena Blaskiewicz, UMaine postdoc, “Neuroimmune adipose connections: understanding the mechanistic

actions of cold-induced neuroimmune cells (CINCs) in subcutaneous adipose tissue.” – $4310 for FACS Services at the Jackson Laboratory.

Dr. Even Estell, MMCRI postdoc, “Conditional Knockout of FNDC5 to Investigate Effect of Muscle-Derived Irisin on Skeletal Development” – $5000 for Mouse Transgenic & Gene Targeting Core Facility at MMCRI.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until funds are expended.

Dustin Updike, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Maine INBRE Program Coordinator