The mission of the ABI is to improve the health of Arkansans through new and expanded agricultural and medical research initiatives.
A Leader in Health Sciences Research
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. 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.
Arkansas Biosciences Institute - Established Investigator Research Award
This award was presented to Dr. Malathi Srivatsan's research , "Neuroprotective Effect of Peanut Hairy Root Extract Against Oxidative Stress in PC12 Derived Neurons" authored by Badanavalu M. Prabhu, Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Jose Condori, Ganapathy Sivakumar, and Malathi Srivatsan at the 2013 Annual State ABI Fall Research Symposium at UAMS in Little Rock on October 15.
For being considered for this award, ABI supported investigators, with at least four years affiliation to ABI, were eligible to submit a manuscript or a progress report on a research/education project that had been published in a Peer Reviewed Journal (or a manuscript with an official 'in press' designation) or presented at a local, regional, national, or international scientific conference between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
Congratulations Dr. Srivatsan!