The Regional Alliance of INBRE Networks (RAIN) (states in blue, left) was formed to support regional collaborations focused on common scientific themes and includes collaborative seed grants, interstate opportunities for undergraduate student research, scientific and programmatic meetings, and resource exchanges. RAIN’s interstate activities augment the already strong networks in our individual states by expanding biomedical research collaborations and opportunities for faculty and students across the Western Region.
RAIN has three specific aims:
- Open interstate access to RAIN Research Core facilities.
- Promote interstate research through a Collaboration Studio and specific funding for Collaborative Research Projects. These collaborative research projects are intended to stimulate collaborative, biomedical research between two researchers in two RAIN states. The goal of RAIN is to increase interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty and broaden research and education opportunities for students.
- Expand student research opportunities through interstate exchange. A Visiting Undergraduate Fellows program provides opportunities for undergraduate students from the regions to participate in transformative research experiences in the RAIN states. Individual INBRE Programs within RAIN host expertise-specific student programs, such as summer laboratory fellowships and workshops.
RAIN Collaborative Research Projects in Idaho
RAIN Student Highlights
Carmina Chavez was an INBRE exchange student this past summer (2023) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). She worked in the University of Idaho laboratory of Drs. Mark and Michelle McGuire studying the microbiome of breast milk.
She presented her summer research project in Oregon at the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference. Camina received a poster presentation award in recognition of her work.
To learn more about other INBRE states, click on the individual links below.
(RAIN states are in RED)
The Idaho INBRE Program also collaborates with other programs in the state of Idaho. For more information, click on the logos below: