Sixth Annual ND INBRE Undergraduate Research Symposium is October 23

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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The sixth annual North Dakota INBRE Undergraduate Research Symposium is Thursday, October 23, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. ND INBRE is the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence. The goal of ND INBRE is to build biomedical research capacity by serving research universities, baccalaureate institutions, and tribal colleges within the state.

The focus of the symposium is on research conducted by undergraduate students from primarily undergraduate institutions, and tribal colleges and universities across North Dakota. The symposium will spotlight partners new to the ND INBRE program, including a researcher who is an alumnus of the program. Health and the environment is the topic of research conducted under the ND INBRE, which lends significant financial support to the research projects. Information about the INBRE program can be found at.

Students will present research on a variety of subjects that include the impact of road traffic and dust on environmental health, accumulation of cadmium in the Red River Valley, genetic risks of methamphetamine addiction, and mercury in fish from Sakakawea Reservoir.

The statewide INBRE network is administered by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Donald Sens, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Pathology at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences runs the program at UND.

The symposium has two sessions:

  • New INBRE researchers will give a series of presentations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A research poster session from 3 to 5 p.m. will highlight the research by undergraduates from Dickinson State University, Minot State University, Mayville State University, Valley City State University, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Turtle Mountain Community College, Fort Berthold Community College, and the University of North Dakota.

"INBRE provides a broad range of benefits in biomedical research and science education to research universities, baccalaureate institutions and tribal colleges across North Dakota," Sens said.