". . . . . . promoting excellence in the biomedical sciences . . . . . "
The Chicago State University MBRS Programs support student training in the biomedical
sciences and faculty research.
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) is a student research training program designed to provide expanded opportunities
for undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry or physics to prepare for doctoral-level
Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) is a program to enhance the biomedical research capabilities of the university by
support of faculty research.
For answers to frequently-asked questions ("FAQ") about the Chicago State University RISE biomedical training program, click here. If you are interested in applying to be part of the RISE Program, please download
and print the RISE Student Employment Form, complete it and drop it off at the MBRS Office (room SCI-222). The Program Director
will contact you and make an appointment to discuss your eligibility to participate
in the program.
Congratulations to the nine new RISE (and one LS-AMP) trainees who completed the summer
9-week 2104 TILT research skills workshop. They join the ranks of the continuing RISE trainees for
the 2014-5 Academic Year. Welcome!
As a measure of the scientific impact of the CSU MBRS-RISE Program, publications authored or co-authored by program alumni in peer-reviewed scientific journals now exceed the 100 milestone.
Click here for a complete listing of publication citations.
Congratulations to twelve CSU MBRS Programs alumni awarded Ph.D. degrees during the
past three years (2011 - 2014):
Geraldine Cochran, Ph.D. in physics education research, Florida International University
Alfred Diggs, Ph.D. in biological engineering, Purdue University
Valerie Goss, Ph.D. in chemistry & nanomaterials, University of Notre Dame
Pablo E. Guzman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Emory University
Tyvette Hilliard, Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Crystalann Jones, Ph.D. in organic chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nicole Jones, Ph.D. in biological sciences, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign
Diana Mayweather, Ph.D. in biochemistry, Northwestern University
Diana Monsivais, Ph.D. in biological sciences, Northwestern University
George Pates, Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, Purdue University
Juan Reyes, Ph.D. in biological sciences, Northwestern University
Stephen Smith, Ph.D. in chemistry, Northwestern University
* This brings the total MBRS alumni awarded the Ph.D. degree in one of the biomedical sciences to 24. For a full list
, please click here.
Thirteen CSU RISE students attended the 13th Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Nashville, TN, November 12-16, 2013. They made 12 research presentations at the conference in wide scientific disciplines including biochemistry, physical chemistry, nanostructures,
and molecular and cell biology.
Research presentations by CSU RISE students were featured at the 2013 NOBBChE Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 1 -4.
This website is maintained by Dr. Warren Sherman. If you have comments, or if you
would like more information about the CSU MBRS Programs, contact program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Site updated 07/29/14