PSU students will benefit from a five-year, $19 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, shared among several universities, will continue a longstanding cell and developmental biology research program.

PSU is one of 10 campuses in Kansas and Oklahoma that are part of the Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE). K-INBRE is a multi-disciplinary program to enhance Kansas’ research capacity through faculty development, retention and infrastructure, as well as inspire undergraduate researchers to pursue careers in biomedical research.

PSU’s participation in K-INBRE has made it possible for scores of undergraduate students to conduct original research and have very meaningful research experience, PSU officials said.

“K-INBRE has given PSU students opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and develop critical thinking skills,” said Virginia Rider, PSU’s K-INBRE coordinator and a professor of biology.

More information about the program can be found at