The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience (COBRE-NPN) is a research and educational program at the University of Mississippi on the Oxford campus. It is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of its Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).

The University of Mississippi was awarded a five-year $11 million COBRE Phase I grant in September 2006. It was the first COBRE award made to the Oxford campus, which allowed investigators to conduct state-of-the-art research to identify components and properties of natural products that affect the nervous system. In the fall of 2012, the program was awarded a five-year $10 million COBRE Phase II grant. 

The Phase III award was received in August 2018 in the amount of approximately $5.3 million.


Core Research Day Schedule

May 21, 2019 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Speakers – TCRC 1000 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Time Topic Presenter
9 a.m.  COBRE-NPN Program Overview Soumyajit Majumdar
9:30 a.m.  In Vitro Neuropharmacology Services Nicole Ashpole
10 a.m. In Vivo Neuropharmacology Services Kenneth Sufka
10:30 a.m. “Using Zebrafish for epilepsy drug development” Cammi Thornton
11 a.m. Chemistry Services Rama Gadepalli
11:30 a.m. Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics Services Suresh P. Sulochana

Poster Session – Atrium | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Poster topics will cover:

  • COBRE Phase III, including Research Cores, Pilot Project Program and Pilot Projects
  • Seahorse Technology
  • High-resolution Mass Spectrometry
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Natural Products Research

Core Research Day Agenda (PDF)

Core Research Day Graphic