Minority Institution Research Collaborative (MIRC)
Empowering Individuals from Historically Underrepresented Groups in STEM (IHUGS) since 2008
The Minority Institution Research Collaborative (MIRC) is a virtual collaboration of more than 20 minority-serving institutions (MSIs), non-MSIs, and companies dedicated to significantly increasing the representation and participation of Individuals from Historically Underrepresented Groups in STEM (IHUGS) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within academia institutions, government agencies, and private corporations.
MIRC is primarily focused on providing research opportunities for IHUGS, including: faculty exchanges (e.g., from teaching-oriented MSIs to “Research 1” institutions); student exchanges between MIRC-affiliated universities; faculty-student team exchanges; and, international research opportunities for students. Mechanisms such as the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN) grants, NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) projects; NSF Research Opportunity Awards (ROA); and other core NSF, NIH, NASA funding mechanisms are used to support research exchange.
MIRC Directorship and Steering Committee
MIRC Membership (Liaisons and Institutions)
In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Bergen in Norway, a new article has been accepted to Frontiers in Microbiology: Global Biogeographic Distribution Patterns of Thermoacidophilic Verrucomicrobia Methanotrophs Suggest Allopatric Evolution by...
Congratulations to Ceballos Lab graduates: Safee Belbina (Magna Cum Laude), Ryan Hunter Rose (Magna Cum Laude), and James Wisener. Congrats Class of 2019..!
The Ceballos Lab welcomes Dra. Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo from La Universidad InterAmericana de Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Dr. Padilla is an accomplished scientist whose research focuses on microbiology and the use of microbes in biotechnology. She is visiting the...
The Ceballos Lab welcomes Mr. Jorge Bueno Prieto from Colombia, who is pursuing a PhD at La Universidad Alcala de Henares (Spain). Dr. Ceballos serves on Jorge's PhD committee. Jorge will be visiting the lab periodically over the next two years. Jorge also...
Ms. Jennie Finch, an undergraduate Biology Honors student in the lab has recently been awarded the 2019-2020 Guerdon D. Nichols Scholarship from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. As part of the Ceballos Lab, Jennie is engaged in a research...
Applications for the 2019 NSF REU International summer internship program in Thailand are now open. Please click on the Application link on the top menu bar and fill out our "Quick App".
The Ceballos Lab welcomes our new postdoc in protein biochemistry, Dr. Priyanka Sharma..!
The Ceballos Lab welcomes our new postdoctoral scholar in microbiology, Dr. Basha Sreenivasulu (India)...!