BioSNTR People - Out & About

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Sep 7, 2017 - BioSNTR & EPSCoR graduate students after presenting their posters to the NSF Site Visit review panel

BioSNTR on the Web

Microscopy trifecta examines how cells engulf nutrients, viruses [Mar 21, 2018]
Scientists have a better understanding of a mechanism that allows cells to internalize beneficial nutrients and not-so-beneficial viruses, thanks to collaboration among researchers from two South Dakota universities and the National Institutes of Health. 

SDSU holds first bio-imaging competition [Feb 08, 2018]
To help make science research understandable to those outside of science SDSU's Department of Biology and Microbiology created a bio-imaging competition. Many BioSNTR faculty and students are involved in the "Science@sdstate" goal of increasing awareness of the University's incredible science community.

DNA, RNA sequencing available on campus [Jan 04, 2018]
Instrumentation that can sequence the entire genome of an organism is now available on the South Dakota State University campus, thanks to funding from National Science Foundation, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, SDSU Office of Information Technology and South Dakota’s BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) Center.

Cancer research creates curiosity in biochemistry student [Sep 20, 2017]
It was the enthusiasm of Assistant Professor Severine Van Slambrouck that brought senior biochemistry major Jenna Soukup to her latest job in undergraduate research.

South Dakota BioSNTR researchers investigate how therapeutic antibodies work [Apr 26, 2017]
Researchers from South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota are investigating how antibodies protect the body from influenza through the state’s BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) center.

SDSU student from Pierre exhibits research results at Student Poster Session [Mar 02, 2017]
Pierre native, Carson Eisenbeisz...presented his research on macrophages, a type of white blood cell, and their colony stimulating factor 1 receptors (CSF1R).
Seniors share research with legislators [Mar 01, 2017]
Senior biology/microbiology major Carson Eisenbeisz of Pierre, who represents BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR), works on a type of white blood cells, known as macrophages, and the signaling mechanisms that control their cellular growth.
State Capitol Hosts Student Researchers March 2 [Feb 27, 2017]
South Dakota colleges and universities will send 12 outstanding undergraduate student researchers to the State Capitol this week to share their research work with lawmakers and the public.

Chemistry professor receives international award for breast cancer research [Oct 24, 2016]
Van Slambrouck was one of 10 scientists honored with the Spandidos Publications Award for Outstanding Achievement and Presentation in Advances in Oncology. Her research focuses on why cancer cells metastasize.

$4.6 Million NSF Grant Will Help Missouri-Led Team Study Grafting As A Way To Adapt Crops To Climate Change [Oct 05, 2016]
The five-year project will be led by Saint Louis University professor, Allison Miller, Ph.D. Miller, an evolutionary biologist specializing in perennial plant evolution and its applications to sustainable agriculture. Miller will be joined on the project by co-principal investigators based at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, the University of Missouri, Missouri State University, South Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SAB Biotherapeutics Receives $1.42 Million NIH SBIR Grant to Advance Influenza Treatment [Sep 07, 2016]
SAB Biotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical development company, announced today it has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for up to $1.42M to advance its treatment for influenza. The funding–specifically for the production and preclinical testing of its novel antibody therapeutic targeting influenza viruses–is a research collaboration project...initiated through the BioSNTR, a distributed research initiative that facilitates academic and industry research collaborations to advance biotechnology and commercialize innovations.

Innovation: Adam Hoppe and BioSNTR [Jun 09, 2016]
BioSNTR Director Adam Hoppe discusses the statewide collaborative endeavor, which includes participants from South Dakota’s public universities, private colleges and the public and private sectors.

South Dakota Reinventing Biotech Collaboration with Virtual Center [Jun 09, 2016]
“This is a huge undertaking,” director Adam Hoppe said. “We’re about team science. We’re about taking teams of individual faculty with individual expertise and grouping them together to form strong teams. We are across institutions and across departments in institutions. We’re very much a virtual center in that sense.”

MitoGenetics and BioSNTR Team Up to Strengthen Biotechnology Industry Throughout South Dakota [Sep 09, 2015]
MitoGenetics, a biomedical technology firm with strong South Dakota roots, is partnering with BioSNTR (pronounced bio-"center") to help bridge the gap that currently exists between the worlds of academia and scientific research.

NSF invests in science and engineering infrastructure across the nation [Aug 05, 2014]
Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will each receive $20 million for strategically aligned innovative research