faculty discussing research at poster session

Research & Pilot Projects

By providing mentor support and infrastructure, COBRE CMADP seeks to enhance the ability of junior investigators to compete independently for NIH individual research grants and other external peer-reviewed support.


One of CMADP’s central focuses is providing research support and career development guidance to early-stage faculty investigators in the state of Kansas through a research and pilot project program. This program identifies and funds scientifically worthy projects that will generate preliminary results in support of new external grant proposals and applications. By utilizing CMADP’s core lab capabilities in their research, project investigators are also able to translate biochemical or physical findings regarding a disease pathway to identify potential therapeutic targets.

Career and research guidance for project investigators is provided through individual mentoring by senior faculty, and monitoring of scientific progress and career development through CMADP group meetings and interactions with the External Advisory Committee. CMADP draws on existing and evolving expertise in the fields of bioanalytical chemistry, molecular design, genomics and bioengineering to support and mentor faculty investigators interested in studying the genetic, biochemical and/or physical causes of disease.