Wyoming INBRE awards two UW- Wyoming Community College Collaborative Grants
Wyoming INBRE has awarded two UW- Wyoming Community College Collaborative Grants. Ami Wangeline (Laramie County Community College), Bill Murdock and Franco Basile (UW) are receiving funding for their project Identification and analysis of bioactive substances from selenophilic fungi antagonistic against cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Steve McAllister (Central Wyoming College) and Naomi Ward are receiving funds for their project Functional significance of the microbiome in Hirschsprung’s enterocolitis. The goal of the program is to support research projects that engage University and Wyoming Community College researchers and students in projects with the potential to produce publishable results and develop into fundable programs at NIH and other federal agencies. The project should engage undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs at UW and the community college in the collaboration and facilitate the development of undergraduates into independent researchers. It should also help undergraduates identify and pursue pathways to the baccalaureate degree and graduate training in the biomedical sciences.