Montana INBRE Research Working Groups
MT INBRE sponsors three research working groups that have developed from the research conducted by the MT INBRE Project Leaders and Research Faculty.
Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG)
The MT INBRE Bioinformatics Core hosts monthly seminars on bioinformatics-related workshops and emerging technologies. BUG also hosts a GoogleGroup with resource pages and software application information, as well as a listserve and discussion group. For more information, to request a seminar topic, or to be added to the BUG listserve, please contact Kate McInnerney at 406-994-5666 or go to http://groups.google.com/group/msu-bioinformatics.
Big Sky Mycology Group
The Big Sky Mycology Group, administered by Dr. Robert Cramer, Assistant Professor of Fungal Pathogenesis in the Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology at Montana State University in Bozeman, hosts national speakers at meetings attended by MT INBRE Project Leaders and Research Faculty as well as other interested faculty and students. For more information please contact Dr. Robert Cramer at 406-994-7467.
Environmental Health Working Group
The Environmental Health Working Group was initiated through the work of Dr. Tim Ford (former MT INBRE PI and currently the Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of New England) and Mari Eggers, Project Leader at Little Big Horn College and currently a doctoral student at MSU-Bozeman. This group involves participants from several MT INBRE Network partners, including Montana’s seven tribal colleges, representatives from reservation communities, faculty from Montana State University-Northern and faculty and students from other Network institutions. One of the major components of this group is the Crow Environmental Health Steering Committee (CEHSC), which serves as an excellent community partnership research model. The CEHSC is comprised of Project Leader Mari Eggers, Project Mentor, Dr. Anne Camper (MSU-Bozeman), and participants from Little Big Horn College, the Crow Tribe, the Indian Health Service Hospital, the Apsaalooke Water and Wastewater Authority, the Tribal Elders Committee, and the University of New England. For more information, please contact Mari Eggers, Dr. Anne Camper, or Sara Young.