Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) Core

The K-INBRE DRPP Core stimulates research in Biomedical Research in Kansas via mentored, interdisciplinary research opportunities. The DRPP Core will execute and oversee three mentored training programs, including the Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP), the Summer PUI Research INvestigator Grant (SPRING) Pilot Projects, and the Postdoctoral Awards. All three funding mechanisms will promote the development of multidisciplinary research projects in the area of biomedical research, with the specific focus of 1) providing young faculty with the skills to acquire independent funding 2) aiding PUI faculty to grow research programs primarily in the summer, with the inclusion of undergraduate research opportunities, and 3) supporting promising postdoctoral fellows as they develop tools and skills to advance in their careers. The DRPP Core seeks to grow research programs in young faculty and faculty at K-INBRE PUI institutions in particular to increase the number of students involved in research.

DRPP Core Contact


John Stanford, PhD


Professor & Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7405
[email protected]