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)
The Ceballos Lab welcomes new CEMB PhD student, Yeasin Ahmed.
A warm welcome to Allison Bratcher, who comes to the lab as a post-bacc for the Fall Semester 2019 pending processing of her PhD application for a Spring 2020 start in the CEMB program.
A warm welcome to Carson Stacy. Carson come to the lab as a graduate of UA to work as a post-baccalaureate lab technician/lab manager.
Congratulations to Huong "Maggie" Hoang who completed all requirements and successfully defended her master's thesis entitled, "Genetic Relationships using Mitochondrial versus Nuclear Markers: Is The Catfish Rag1 Gene Suitable for Species Differentiation in The...
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...