Video highlights UMW biology research funding

UMW News Bureau

The University of Montana Western Biology Department was recently featured in an online video highlighting over $1 million in research funding the department secured through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). The University of Montana Western Biology Department was recently featured in an online video highlighting over $1 million in research funding the department secured through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). Since 2002, the biology department has received over $2 million in funding through the NIH. In 2002, the biology program received $100,00 through the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN), which was funded through the NIH's National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). In 2004, Morrow secured $950,000 for the department through INBRE, and in 2009, professors Mike Morrow and Mike Gilbert received over $1 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Morrow and Gilbert’s NIH research grants will each bring in $507,375 in total costs for biomedical research over the next five years. "The BRIN and INBRE funding we received over the last eight years has allowed Montana Western to establish cutting-edge research and teaching infrastructure in the biomedical sciences," Morrow said. "This equipment and expertise has allowed us to offer technologically advanced hands-on labs in our courses, as well as novel research projects for our undergraduate students that are interested in biomedical fields. "These students often present their work at regional and national meetings as well as in peer-reviewed publications. As a result of our expanded and top-notch biology programs, Montana Western Biology graduates are pursuing graduate degrees, medical degrees and professional health degrees all around the country." Video courtesy of Montana State University.