SWOSU's Hubin Receives Large Biomedical Research Grant

09.04.2009

Biomedical Research Grant
SWOSU students Courtney Garcia (left) of Altus and Brooke Shockey of Elk City are working with Dr. Tim Hubin on a $126,216 biomedical research grant recently received from the Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Assistant Professor Dr. Tim Hubin in Weatherford has received a $126,216 grant for biomedical research from the Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

The award is administered through the National Institutes of Health.

Hubin's grant-entitled "Development and Screening of Transition Metal Complexes as CXCR4 Antagonists"-in part, supports scientific research that will enhance the professional and scholarly development of faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions. This program allows undergraduate students first-hand experience working in biomedical research laboratories. 

Hubin said promising students are exposed to the world of research and this research program is a mechanism for increasing the applicant pool for Oklahoma's graduate programs in biomedical research. 

Dr. Hubin also received $2,200 during the summer from a summer mentorship grant funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  The mentorship grant provided much needed supplies for the mentor's laboratory.