INBRE scholars: Meet Karl Krieser
They are called INBRE scholars and are part of the largest grant in UNMC history.
Today we feature Karl Krieser, a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha majoring in bioinformatics.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up here in Omaha and went to high school at Millard North High School. Currently at UNO I am on the golf team.
Has science always been a part of your life?
Why did you choose to participate in the INBRE program?
I chose the INBRE program because a couple of my professors suggested that I apply for the scholarship/internship. This program fits perfectly to my interest and my desired future career.
What do you hope to gain from the program?
I hope to gain an insight on what medical research is all about and find areas where I can improve to be a better researcher. This kind of experience will not only expand the way I think, but help me decide exactly what I want in the future.
The INBRE program
Established in 2001, the INBRE program was created to expose students to serious biomedical research, build a statewide biomedical research infrastructure between undergraduate and graduate institutions and to strengthen undergraduate institution's infrastructure and increase its capacity to conduct cutting-edge biomedical and behavioral research.
The students, referred to as INBRE scholars, enter the program after completing their sophomore year of college upon recommendation by their college professors. The students are given a two-year scholarship and spend 10 weeks each summer conducting research on either their home campus or at UNMC, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or Creighton University.
At the end of the summer the students attend the INBRE annual meeting where they will give an oral presentation.