About LBRN



Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) was established in September 2001 with Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks (BRIN) funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Grant P20RR016456, the LBRN is committed to raising the research competitiveness of Louisiana researchers. IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is the second phase of the BRIN Program when LBRN initially started. Currently, LBRN is in the third phase with continued funding by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Grant 8P20GM103424 and the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund.



LBRN is the result of a collaboration among:

northwestern state university southern university system lsu health - shreveport louisiana tech university centenary college of louisiana louisiana college mcneese state university tulane national primate research center LSU Health New Orleans gramling state university lsu - shreveport university of louisiana at monroe lsu - alexandria university of louisiana at lafayette southern university and a&m college baton rouge community college nicholls state university pennington biomedical research center louisiana state university tulane university southeastern louisiana university our lady of the lake college xavier university of louisiana dillard university southern university at new orleans university of new orleans Image Map

Flagship Campus:

PUI Campus:

Mentor Campus:

Summer Research Program Campus:



The goals of LBRN are to:

  • Maintain and expand the previously established state-wide infrastructure and intellectual research network supporting interdisciplinary biomedical research.
  • Expand and improve the critical mass of biomedical investigators at primary PUI campuses through the support of mentored research, and enhanced communication.
  • Increase student interest in biomedical research careers throughout Louisiana by providing summer research opportunities to all institutions within the State.
  • Evaluate, assess and continuously monitor the progress within LBRN through detailed tracking of research accomplishments, the development of human resources, and productive collaborations among participating institutions.