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Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
in Cell Biology of Signaling across Membranes.

University of Nevada, Reno



Located in Reno, Nevada at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), this center is funded by a $10 million grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The center integrates the research activities of faculty in three different departments and colleges at UNR and significantly enhances UNR's research infrastructure and environment by establishing or expanding state-of-the-art scientific cores. The COBRE’s five research projects are a strong stimulus to integrate UNR’s research in cell biology, developmental biology, signaling and neuroscience and foster collaborations between basic scientists and clinicians.



Seminar Archive

March 17, 2014 - Ken Nakamura, MD, PhD from the Gladstone Institute and UC San Francisco will speak on "Understanding mitochondrial pathobiology in susceptible neurons" at 4:00 pm in the Lupan Auditorium, Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM 111) on the UNR Medical Campus. This visit is hosted by Dr. Robert Renden

December 6, 2013 - Listen to COBRE Project Leaders and other leaders in the field of Neuroscience speak at The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience's 5th Annual Research Symposium. Read more about the SNCSfN here.



COBRE personnel engage in conversation with the newest (2013) Nobel laureat in physiology/medicine, Professor Thomas Sudhof, M.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Sudhof visited UNR on March 29, 2013.


June 27, 2013

Kendal Broadie, Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University will speak on “The Fragile X mental retardation protein regulates trans-synaptic signaling” at 11:00 a.m. in the Davidson Math and Science Building, Room 104.

March 29, 2013

Thomas Sudhof, M.D. from Stanford University will speak on "Synaptic membrane traffic - from molecules to memory" at 5:00 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium of the Davidson Math and Science Center. A reception will follow the lecture. Please visit the event listing for details.





   News Archive


Congratulations to Brendan Lujan on winning the Graduate Student Competition at the George G. Bierkamper Student Research Convocation held on October 21, 2013. Lujan is pictured with Dr. James Kenyon, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Research. Lujan is a graduate student in the Cellular and Molecular Biology program at UNR and works in the lab of Dr. Robert Renden, our new leader of COBRE Project 5. Read More


Dr. Robert Renden has accepted our offer to become the new leader of COBRE Project 5. Congratulations, Bob, and welcome to our COBRE! Read more about Dr. Renden.


Dr. Ruben Dagda, leader of COBRE Project 4, co-authored a paper in Nature Cell Biology (October, 2013). Check out the media attention for Dr. Dagda's paper.















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