A Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant was awarded to the MDI Biological Laboratory in September 2013 through funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Program is part of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program. This grant builds upon and expands the Institution’s unique scientific expertise, providing support for junior scientists as they establish independent, extramurally funded research programs.
The Administrative Core provides leadership, direction and administrative support for all COBRE activities, including fiscal and scientific core resource management, organization of all meetings, implementation of mentoring plans and program evaluations.
Comparative Animal Models Core
Core Leader: Voot Yin, Ph.D.
The Comparative Animal Models (CAM) Core provides diverse vertebrate and invertebrate model system resources and services for COBRE Project Leaders and collaborating scientists.
Comparative Functional Genomics Core
Core Leader: Joel Graber, Ph.D.
The Comparative Functional Genomics (CFG) Core provides critical data management and analysis for COBRE Project Leaders and establishes a novel informatics resource to conduct a systems-level analysis of regeneration and stem cell self-renewal.