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September 12, 2022
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Edwin Oh Joins
Alaska INBRE's EAC

Jynene Black | Reporting and Outreach Coordinator

Alaska INBRE welcomes Dr. Edwin Oh, the latest member to join our External Advisory Committee (EAC). Dr. Oh hales from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he is an Associate Professor at the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience in neuroscience and human genetics to include infectious diseases, Schizophrenia and Autism, personalized medicine, and addiction. 

Dr. Oh graduated with his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. After his postdoc, he served as an assistant professor in the department of neurology at Duke University. 

One of Dr. Oh’s current projects is screening wastewater for the presence of the SARS-COV-2 virus and influenza. In addition, he sequences the RNA of the virus to contribute to future vaccine development. Read his latest COVID article here.

He has been published in many journals, including Blood, Human Molecular genetics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Check out his latest abstract in Cancer Research, Abstract 5414: RNA sequencing reveals that CYP3A5 siRNA treatment induces cell cycle blockade and senescence in MDAPCa2b human prostate cancer cells. He is often featured in the news! Check out the latest article in the Las Vegas Sun!   

Alaska INBRE is excited to have Dr. Oh’s expertise on our External Advisory Committee!

Alaska INBRE Carryover Award

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Announcement Date: August 29, 2022
Submission Date/Time: Sept 30, 2022 at 5pm AKT

Awards Announced: variable

Funding Period: January 2023 – July 31, 2023

Read the full FOA here
Alaska INBRE’s goals are to expand our network’s capacity for conducting multi-disciplinary biomedical and health research and to grow and diversify the pipeline of students entering biomedical research careers. This funding opportunity is to join in an application to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for use of carry over funds from our primary award for one-time expenditures towards meeting these goals that are not eligible for funding through the existing mechanisms within our cores. 

27-28 October, 2022 - University of Alaska Anchorage

Focused research talks, discussions, and workshop on emerging zoonotic diseases in Alaska, the Arctic, and related lands and waters.
  • Thursday, 27 Oct - afternoon workshop
  • Friday, 28 Oct - full day symposium

Format:  In-person meeting, workshops, and poster sessions. COVID 19-safety measures are highly recommended according to UAA and CDC guidelines, including masking for participants; rapid testing recommended; keynote and short talks will also be broadcast online (link TBA).
8th Biennial
Virtual Format
Dec 12-14, 2022
The 8th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) will be held virtually, December 12-14. The NISBRE is a national scientific meeting to showcase the scientific and training accomplishments of the IDeA program of the NIGMS. The IDeA program develops scientific centers of excellence and trains biomedical scientists in the IDeA eligible states.

The registration fee is $200 per program (COBRE, INBRE, CTR). This registration fee will allow investigators, faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students to register for free and submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations provided that their corresponding program has registered. Alaska INBRE has registered for the event. If you have problems registering, please email and we'll see what we can do to help. REGISTER HERE
The Mountain West CTR-IN Program invites you to participate in their Grant Writing Workshop Interest Survey. This survey will ensure that they continue to provide a tailored workshop experience to build research infrastructure in their Mountain West communities.

Take the survey here
Alaska INBRE Carryover Award - Deadline to apply Sept 30, 2022. See the complete FOA here.

BLaST Request for Proposals for Equipment - deadline Oct 2, 2022
Funding Announcement

Kenneth Toovak & Max Brewer Memorial Research Award will offer successful awardees free logistical support for field research conducted in and/or around Utqiaġvik. The application deadline is January 31, 2023. Details and how to apply.


in on
UAF Metabolomics Journal Club - Fridays at Noon -  via Zoom  

IAB Life Sciences Seminars - Fridays at 3pm via Zoom and/or in person in Murie Auditorium, UAF.
Sept 16 - Kristen DeAngellis, Professor of Microbiology, University of Massachussetts Amherst, will present "Soil microbes adapt to climate warming." More information

ANTHC October Research Brownbag - Noon -1PM Alaska time via Zoom
Oct 19 - Stephen O'Keefe, MD, University of Pittsburgh, will present "Preliminary Findings from the Alaska Colon Cancer Fiber Study: High Dose Fiber Supplement Suppresses Colonic Mucosal Biomarkers of Cancer Risk in Alaska Native People at High Risk of Colon Cancer."
Upcoming Webinars/Conferences
Fall Virtual Bioinformatics Workshops on Differential gene Expression (DE) and Single Cell RNA-Seq - sponsored by New Mexico INBRE and NCGR - Virtual
  • Oct 10-14, 2022 - Differential Gene Expression Workshop - Learn now to use the UNIX command line, analytical workflows and public tools to independently analyze sequencing data, plus how to visualize and render data using graphing tools. This workshop covers analyzing RNA-Seq data using popular DE tools. Applications due Sept 20. Apply here.
  • Oct 17-21, 2022 - Single Cell Workshop - A typical RNA sequencing experiment captures transcriptional changes at the bulk tissue level representing a heterogenous mixture of cells and providing an aggregated expression result. By performing RNA sequencing on isolated single cells, one can pinpoint cellular expression and consider genome sequences from individual cells to investigate cell lineage relationships, variability between cells and how a cell functions in its local environment. We will create and import single cell data, and cover topics such as normalization, quality control, dimensionality reduction, visualization, and data interpretation. Applications due Sept 27. Apply here.
NIHGMS Grant Writing Webinar Series for Institutions Building Research and Research Training Capacity
  • Webinar 1 (concluded)
  • Webinar 2 - Sept 26, 2-3:15pm ET (10-11:15 Alaska Time) - Determining Whether a Funding Opportunity is Right for You
  • Webinar 3 - Nov 1, 2-3:15pm ET (10-11:15 Alaska Time) - Writing a competitive application
  • More information and RegistrationPlease note - The session capacity is much larger than 1000 - signing up for the waitlist is the same as securing a spot to attend live.
2023 One Health, One Future Conference - Early Bird Registration is Open!  The conference will be held from February 28th - March 3rd, 2023 in-person or online.  Apply Here!   Interested in presenting?  The deadline to submit a speaker abstract or poster is October 5, 2022.  Submit Here!

Grants & Budget Analyst Position - UAS

The successful applicant will work closely with UAS College of Arts & Sciences, and the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center. Job Posting.
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