VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN), led by the University of South Dakota and its Sanford School of Medicine, has been awarded a $16.92 million five-year continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for student and faculty research in cell biology.
Developing human resources and research talent in the areas of biomedical sciences and bioinformatics is a goal of SD BRIN. This grant continues NIH’s long-term support provided to SD BRIN since 2002 that totals nearly $57 million.
SD BRIN is directed by Barbara E. Goodman, Ph.D., professor of physiology in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the USD Sanford School of Medicine.
The project offers research opportunities and core scientific facilities for students and faculty not only at USD, but also at SD BRIN partner institutions, including Augustana University, Black Hills State University, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mount Marty University, University of Sioux Falls, and Sisseton Wahpeton College and Oglala Lakota College.