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Arkansas Biosciences Institute

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.

A Leader in Health Sciences Research


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.

Biosciences Institute Presents Award to Cramer

During the Arkansas Biosciences Institute's fall research symposium, Dr. Carole Cramerprofessor of molecular biology, received the Established Investigator of the Year award for her research in plant transgenics and biopharmaceutical production.  The award is for investigators who have been supported with ABI resources for at least four years.  Cramer returned to full-time research three years ago after serving as the first director of ABI at A-State, which hosted this year's symposium.  Dr. Bobby McGehee, ABI director and dean of the UAMS Graduate School, announced the award.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ABI is to improve the health of Arkansans through new and expanded agricultural and medical research initiatives.


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