The 8th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) will be held virtually December 12-14, 2022, while the 2024 and 2026 NISBRE will be held in Washington, DC. Louisiana State University (LSU) has been awarded an NIH: NIGMS U13 grant to organize 2022, 2024, and 2026 NISBRE Meetings.

The NISBRE is a national scientific meeting to showcase the scientific and training accomplishments of the IDeA program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The IDeA program develops scientific centers of excellence and also supports Networks such as INBRE and IDeA-CTR programs and trains biomedical scientists in the IDeA-eligible states.


Organizing Committee

Krishan Arora, Ph.D.

Chief of the Networks and Development Programs Branch in the Division for Research Capacity Building, NIH

Michele McGuirl, Ph.D.

Chief of the Research Advancement Programs Branch in the Division for Research Capacity Building, NIGMS-NIH

Bongsup Cho, Ph.D.

Program Director of RI-INBRE and Professor, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Kingston, Rhode Island

Ian D. Meng, Ph.D.

Professor, Physiology, Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

Alexandra Adams, M.D., Ph.D.,

Director CAIRHE/ Principal Investigator: Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity, Montana

Janos Zempleni, Ph.D.

Willa Cather Professor/ Principal Investigator of COBRE, Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules

Carolyn Bohach, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Professor and Director, Idaho INBRE

Sally Hodder, MD

Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Science/ Director, West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute

John P. Kirwan, MSc, PhD,

FACSM George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition Executive Director,

Lisa Cassis, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky/Principal Investigator of the Center of Research on Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease, COBRE, Kentucky

Dr. Marcia Roxana Cruz Correa, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator of Hispanic Alliance for Clinical and Translational Research (Alliance), Puerto Rico

Gus Kousoulas, PhD, Chair

Principal Investigator, Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) School of Veterinary Medicine Louisiana State University