COBRE Pilot Projects
The Center is currently conducting five Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) pilot projects. The purpose of the pilot projects is to support meritorious biomedical research and to promote the initiation and development of interdisciplinary, federally-funded research projects on the NDSU campus, especially targeting future R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
These Pilot Project awards will be for a period up to two years. Support for the second and final year is contingent on good progress as judged by the Center’s External Advisory Committee and Internal Advisory Committee.
- Project 1: Understanding Outer Membrane Signaling in Gram-Negative Bacteria
- Project 2: Innate Immune Evasion and Dysregulation by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
- Project 3: Angiotensin-(1-7), A Target For Boosting Stem/Progenitor Cell Mobilization In Diabetes
- Project 4: Hemin-Conjugated Nanoparticles for Rapid and Near Real-time Detecting Gram-negative Pathogens
- Project 5: Investigating Beclin 1 structure