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Arkansas Biosciences Institute

ABI will become internationally recognized as a leader in health and life sciences research. Its multifaceted programs will strengthen Arkansas through science-based economic development including research, education, and technology.

A Leader in Health Sciences Research


By working on joint and related research initiatives, the five member organizations created a large community of scientists and researchers who can better compete for external grant awards from federal sources and national foundations, increase the number of scientists and staff supported by extramural funding, share resources (equipment and expertise), attract other scientists to Arkansas, and encourage science-based economic development in the state.

ABI Summer Intern Presentations

The ABI summer interns recently presented highlights of their research. Students awarded the internships, their research titles and mentors are attached in the link below:

ABI Summer Intern Presentations 2017

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ABI Research Grant Findings-Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 PM in ABI 107

Six A-State faculty were awarded mini-grants in support of research projects consistent with the ABI mission.  The researchers will present their findings to the A-State community on Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 PM in ABI 107.  Refreshments will be available.

Researchers and their project titles are:

  • Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar “Innovative Plant Products for the Treatment and Prevention of Obesity”
  • Dr. Ilwoo (Josh) Seok “Interdisciplinary Study for Microfabrication of a Novel In-Field Biosensor”
  • Dr. Jonathan Merten “Rapid Method for Arsenic Determination in Hulled Rice”
  • Dr. Brett Savary “Preparation and Analysis of FAXOs from Rice Bran”
  • Dr. Maureen Dolan “Enabling Technologies to Stabilize Delivery and Efficacy of Fish Therapeutants in Aquaculture”
  • Dr. Jianfeng (Jay) Xu “Engineering Novel Designer Molecular Carriers”
Mission Statement

The mission of the ABI is to improve the health of Arkansans through new and expanded agricultural and medical research initiatives.


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