The University of Idaho
The University of Idaho Has an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students, including 1,700 students in graduate and professional programs. This public, doctoral-degree granting institution employs 875 faculty. The University is composed of 10 different colleges and offers degrees in 150 different undergraduate majors and 75 graduate programs. Faculty researchers with clinical and translational interests are located in various departments including Biological Sciences, Movement Sciences, Psychology and Communication studies, and Foods and Nutrition. Clinical and translational research topics include diabetes, obesity, cancer, virus induced birth defects, community health engagement, and the nervous system and neurological responses. All projects will include rural underserved populations. The ID INBRE Program has the express purpose to increase Idaho’s competitiveness for federal biomedical research funding. It profoundly affects biomedical research at every level and in all regions of Idaho. An unprecedented Network of research and educational collaborations among ten institutions in Idaho has been built. The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Idaho focused on understanding the patterns and processes of evolution that occur over comparatively short periods of time. The hallmarks of IBEST research are the coupling of empirical and theoretical research, and a strong orientation toward rigorous testing of hypotheses. The university places a high value on interdisciplinary collaborations that blend the expertise of biologists, biochemists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists to examine the underpinnings of evolutionary biology. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is a highly flexible interdisciplinary graduate program that prepares students to conduct research in academics, health sciences, agriculture, and other industries. The BCB program integrates research and coursework in Computer Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences.
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