Scientific Cores


COBRE Principal Investigator Pennington Biomedical Research Ctr
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 763-3165
(225) 763-2807
(225) 763-0274 Fax

About the Pennington Biomedical COBRE

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center's Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) was initially established in 2006 through an award from the National Center for Research Resources at NIH, and Phase II of our COBRE was renewed for another 5 years in August 2011.

The Center provides support for outstanding junior faculty at Pennington Biomedical as they transition from training to independence and establish their own extramurally funded research programs.

Main Goal

Our primary goal is to expand the critical mass of investigators devoted to the study of metabolic disease through a programmatic commitment to mentoring our junior faculty and facilitating their establishment of extramurally funded research programs. The broader objective is to create a rich academic and technical environment in which to train the next generation of scientists that will power the discovery process in the areas of obesity, diabetes and metabolic disease.

Projects PIs

If you used the Cell Biology & Bioimaging Core and/or the Genomics Core, both of which are supported by COBRE and NORC, please acknowledge these grants in your manuscript using the following statement:

"The project/work used (Genomics or Cell Biology & Bioimaging) core facilities that are supported in part by COBRE (NIH8 1P30GM118430-01) and NORC (NIH 1P30-DK072476) center grants from the National Institutes of Health."

If you have further questions about acknowledging COBRE in manuscripts, please contact PBRC Library and Information Center at (225) 763-2567 or Cindi Tramonte, COBRE Administrative Coordinator, by email or phone (225) 763-2807.