The 2017 Idaho INBRE Statewide Research Conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2017 at the University Inn Best Western Plus in Moscow, Idaho.

More information will be available this summer.

2016 Idaho INBRE Statewide Research Conference

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of Fast Pitch Science and the Undergraduate Poster session!

Fast Pitch Science
1st Place: Frank Gigray, The College of Idaho
2nd Place: Christian Keetch, Idaho State University
3rd Place: Ezekial Adekanmbi, University of Idaho
Undergraduate Summer Research
Faculty Choice
1st Place: Katie Yocham, Boise State University, “Cartilage Tissue Grown Within a Three-Dimensional Graphene Foam Scaffold”
2nd Place: Arianna Bartlett, College of Southern Idaho, “Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)? entrained to a feeding schedule show post-prandial intestinal transporter upregulation when fasted”
3rd Place (Tie): Hailey Chamber, The College of Idaho, “The Effect of Electronic Cigarette Liquids on Human Osteoblast-Like MG63 Cells”
3rd Place (Tie): Joao Barros, The College of Idaho, “Neurosphere-like GL261 celles display up-regulation of adhesion genes:
Undergraduate Summer Research
Student Choice
1st Place: Kevin Field, Northwest Nazarene University, “The Generation of Recombinant Metalloproteinase of Clostridium sordellii-I (McsI) Utilizing an Escherichia coli Expression Host System”
2nd Place: Frank Gigray, The College of Idaho, Synthesis of Novel Adenine-Based Small Molecule Inhibitors of 5′-methylthioadenosine/S-adenosylhomocysteine Nucleosidase”
3rd Place: Samantha Roberts, University of Idaho, “Effects of Immunosuppression on Synapes Formation in the Retina”
Industry Interns
1st Place: Corey Koerner, North Idaho College, “Correlation of Iron and Cyanobacteria Blooms”
2nd Place: Tyson Steigers, North Idaho College, “Cyanobacteria bloom prevention in Fernan Lake”
3rd Place: George May, North Idaho College, “Contamination of Public Multi-User Computer Equipment in Libraries by Escherichia, Pseudomonas, MRSA, and Group A Streptococcus”
1st Place: Brenda Hansen and Alyssa Roach, College of Western Idaho, “What’s in a Name? DNA Barcoding as a Method of Plant Taxonomy”
2nd Place: Kali Burrows and Megan Combe, College of Southern Idaho, “The Effects of Noise Pollution on Bird Abundance”
3rd Place: Lauren Gould, Jessica McClay, and Amy Wheeler, Northwest Nazarene University, “Integrating DNA Barcoding and Bioinformatics in Plant Species Identification”

Conference Dates: Monday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Conference Location: The Best Western-University Inn, Moscow, Idaho

Conference Website:

Question: I am bringing a guest to one or more of the meals during the conference. How do I pay for their meals?
Answer: We are offering a Meal Pass for either dinner on Tuesday or Wednesday evening. The cost of this pass will be determined at a later date.
For ANY other questions or concerns contact Whitney Myers (; 208-885-2097) or Linda Liou (; 208-885-5373).
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