Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)

COBRE in Cell Biology of Signaling across Membranes

Our COBRE center, funded by the National Center for Research Resources, aims to make discoveries in basic science that can be applied in the clinical setting in order to improve patient care. Through collaboration between the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the University of Nevada, Reno Biology department, the center supports the recruitment, mentoring and development of junior scientists who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Learn more about our COBRE.

Research Projects

To bridge the widening gap between clinicians and basic scientists, we provide an environment that encourages basic scientists to place their research in a biomedical context.

Seminar Series

Our COBRE hosts a range of seminars featuring some of the top researchers in the country, including the 2013 Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Thomas Südhof.

COBRE Publications in PubMed

COBRE publications can be viewed online at PubMed, a service of the US National Library of Medicine.

Our COBRE in the News

Our COBRE team has been recognized locally and nationally for their innovative work at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Learn about our COBRE's latest announcements, including featured articles, new technologies and expansion of the COBRE team.


Our diverse faculty includes skilled COBRE project leaders, mentors and administrators, all dedicated to the mission of our COBRE.