University Designated Centers and Institutes

Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (COBRE CMADP)

Director:  Sue Lunte, Ph.D.

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Research at the center is guided by specific goals:

  • Provide an empowering administrative and core structure that facilitates the successful implementation of research projects on the development of enabling technologies for the study of disease processes
  • Produce enthusiastic junior faculty with competitive independent research programs through personal mentoring, internal and external reviews of proposals, and short courses
  • Promote scientific interactions among investigators, mentors, core leaders and interested scientists through monthly meetings, workshops and an annual symposium
  • Grow the scientific infrastructure in the State of Kansas for the Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways through the continued support of new junior investigators, advertisement of the capabilities of the cores to potential users and renovation of space to house core facilities

In order to support and encourage these types of interactions, the Center comprises three core facilities in addition to the Administrative Core. These are:

  • Genome Sequencing Core (GSC) for the production and verification of genetically modified cells, C. elegans and zebrafish
  • Molecular Probes Core (MPC) for the synthesis and evaluation of novel fluorescent probes for the investigation of biochemical pathways and drug delivery
  • Microfabrication and Microfluidics Core (MMC) for the production of unique microfabricated devices for studying genetically modified organisms and biological pathways

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