Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (MBRS)-Reseach Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program (RISE)

Jackson State University
Jackson, MS.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program


The focus of this program is Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research that fosters an environment of excellence and support for faculty and student research. The main objectives of the MBRS Program are to: (a) improve and expand the institution's biomedical research capability; (b) increase the number of minority faculty and further develop minority faculty expertise in biomedical research; (c) increase the number and quality of minority students with research skills applicable to careers in biomedical sciences. More specifically, investigators conduct biomedical research in areas relative to environmental toxicology, biophysical chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, medical entomology, biochemistry and medical microbiology. Facilities for all management and research activities are provided through the University's School of Science and Technology. The Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry continue to provide speciality laboratories for faculty/student research.


In order to qualify for the MBRS Program, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the grantee institution.

Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines. 

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Hiroyasu Tachikawa, Ph.D.
Dept of Biology,
Jackson, MS 39217
Phone: 601-979-2171
Fax: 601-979-5842