biomedical research

First Meeting of the NH-INBRE

The first meeting of the NH IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) was held August 1-2, 2011 in Whitefield, N.H. Seven Colby-Sawyer faculty members attended along with 10 students who shared their research through a presentation and in the poster session.

Biomedical Research

Colby-Sawyer is a partner in NH-INBRE, a program designed to enhance biomedical research training and opportunities in New Hampshire. Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it is a partnership between The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire (UNH) and seven other New Hampshire colleges. Its main goal is to increase opportunities for students and faculty at to participate in original scientific research

Opportunities For Students

  • Paid research assistant experiences working with Colby-Sawyer faculty during the academic year and/or over the summer (seven students were employed in Summer 2011).
  • Support of senior Capstone research projects
  • Access to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Dartmouth College.
  • Access to the Bench to Bedside summer research program for nursing students.
  • Invited speakers and seminars at Colby-Sawyer.
  • Travel to conferences to present research, including the NH-INBRE annual meeting.
  • Research equipment labs in clases

Opportunities For Faculty

  • Access to faculty mentors at Dartmouth and UNH
  • Access to technology core facilities at Dartmouth and UNH
  • Workshops in new equipment and emerging technology

Current Research Projects Supported by NH-INBRE

  • Dr. William Thomas, Biology: An analysis of a-catenin functions in transfected DLD-1 carcinoma cells.

  • Dr. Nick Baer, Biology: The role of ecological, chemical and landscape factors in determining methyl mercury bioaccumulation in stream food webs.

  • Dr. Kerstin Stoedefalke, Exercise Science: How well do the ACSM metabolic calculations compare to measured oxygen levels during submaximal exercise on both a cycle ergometer and treadmill?

  • Drs. Courtney McManus and Todd Coy, Psychology: The Role of Stigma in Smokers' Hesitation to Participate in Research.

In the News

August 2011 – Colby-Sawyer Students Present Research at First New Hampshire IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence Conference

August 2011 – Dreams of Medicine: Maria Cimpean '13 Gets a Head Start on her Future with Undergraduate Research

September 2010 – Colby-Sawyer College Is One of 10 New Hampshire Colleges to Receive National Institute of Health Award for Biomedical Research