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You are cordially invited to attend the SC INBRE Spring Symposium 2015! All scientific presentations will be in poster format, students are particularly encouraged to participate. Abstract submission is now closed, but you can still bring your abstract (print 100 copies, the abstract must fit in one page) and present a poster if you like, we will have extra slots for last minute submissions. There is no registration fee, but we need for you to register by sending an e-mail with your name, title, status (undergraduate, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty, institutional PI or other) affiliation and contact information to Ms. Kiona Thomas at We need to know how many will attend to properly plan for coffee breaks and lunch for everyone. Please also indicate in your registration e-mail whether you have any special dietary restrictions (vegetarian; gluten-free; lactose-free; etc.)


Friday, February 27, 2015, noon to 5:00 pm: EAC meeting with SC INBRE Steering Committee. USC School of Medicine Dean's Boardroom

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm: Scientific Symposium, USC School of Medicine, Building 1 and corridors, Buildings 1 and 2

8:00 – 8:50 am registration and coffee; poster set-up (Atrium, Building 1 corridors; Conference Room B1A)

8:50 - 9:00 am – Introductions and housekeeping information (MI Classroom)

9:00 -10:45 am- Concurrent workshops/panel discussions with EAC members:

   1) Target faculty meeting/Panel Discussion with EAC members (MI Classroom)

    2) Workshop: "Insights into NIH Funding opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs" Conference Room B21, Building 1

     3)  Workshop: "Grad School 101" B1 Classroom, Building 1

10:45 am-11:00 am- Coffee Break 

11:00 am-12:30 pm- Poster Session I (odd numbers) Corridors, Buildings 1 and 2

12:30-1:30 pm- Lunch 

1:30-3:00 pm- Poster Session II (even numbers) Corridors, Buildings 1 and 2

3:00 – 3:30 pm Update on SC INBRE III - Dr. Pirisi-Creek MI Classroom

3:30 pm adjourn


Congratulations to Dr. Eric Birgbauer on his new AREA grant! See for details


The SC INBRE community mourns the passing of Dr. W. Scott Argraves, Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC. Scott, who joined MUSC in 1995, established and directed a vigorous research program, continually funded by NIH over almost two decades, centered on extracellular matrix and receptor biology with a strong focus on cardivascular development and disease.  He also established and directed the MUSC Proteogenomics Core Facility, the first of its kind in the state. Scott was an active participant in the SC INBRE network in many capacities over the years. He directed the Bioinformatics Core in SC INBRE I, and served as a mentor and collaborator to target faculty and students in the network. He initiated the Bioinformatics Pilot Project program that is a main feature of the Bioinformatics Core to this day. He was a friend to many of us, and we will miss him dearly.  Please visit for information, and to leave a message for Scott's family.

Bioinformatics Pilot Project (PP) Submission Deadline extended to May 30, 2014

Applications for Bioinformatics Pilot Project are now being accepted. Please refer to the full solicitation for details of the application. 

Postdoctoral Academic Career Development (PACD) Program (Closed)

Applications are now being accepted from individuals for 2014-2015 funding under the PACD program. This program seeks to provide additional teaching/research experience at primarily undergraduate institutions for postdocs interested in a career in academics. The application deadline is March 10, 2014 and interested individuals should consult the full solicitation for application details.

Congratulations to Bioinformatics Pilot Projects 2013 recipients:

  • Igor Roninson
  • Michael Shtutman (SCCP)
  • Sue Lessner (USC)
  • Chris Farrell (Presbyterian College)

2012 Diversity Summit: Promoting Excellence in Faculty Recruitment and Retention

The 2012 Diversity Summit was held on February 22, 2012 in Columbia, SC to explore the diversity landscape in South Carolina and discuss prospecting, recruiting and hiring strategies as well as creating a favorable environment for faculty retention. 

AREA Grants Program Announcement Released

The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program (Parent R15) is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions, otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.  

SC INBRE will provide support to faculty who plan to submit AREA grant proposals, or any other extramural proposals, by organizing a pre-review of the proposal by experienced mentors. Please contact the SC INBRE office for details. Drafts of proposals should be made available for pre-review at least one month prior to the submission deadline.

Scientific Seminars
Participating institutions in SC INBRE regularly offer scientific seminars.  For upcoming seminars, please visit the events page of the SC INBRE Facebook page.  They are open to everyone, and if you're interested in having one broadcast by videoconference, please contact the SC INBRE office in advance.