Internal Funding Opportunities
Developing Research Strategies
The central vision of the Nebraska Center for Integrated
Biomolecular Communication (CIBC) is to transform our understanding of the mechanisms of information transfer
between biomolecules by fostering collaborations between researchers developing innovative methods with
those investigating biomedically important questions. The transfer of information between biomolecules is one
of the defining aspects of life at the molecular level and is essential for all homeostatic and disease processes.
Finely tuned molecular communication networks are disrupted in disease, yet there are many gaps in our
fundamental knowledge about how these pathways operate, resulting in an inadequate understanding of the
molecular etiology of complex diseases.
CIBC is addressing these gaps by developing new analytical tools and integrated research approaches to probe
communication pathways within and between cells with high chemical, spatial, and temporal resolution