Congratulations Daniel Greiner

We would like to congratulate a recent Boise State University graduate Daniel Greiner, who will be matriculating into the Bioscience Ph.D. program at the University of Utah this fall. Daniel regularly collaborated with the Beard Mv.P. Lab on multiple research projects and stated having "benefited extensively from Dr. Beard's mentoring." We wish him the best of luck in all his endeavors. He will be greatly missed.

Congratulations Desiree

We are proud to announce Desiree Self has achieved the high honor of being awarded a 2018 Graduate Summer Fellowship, in which Dr. Beard will mentor her in her research. "The overarching goal is to create a sustainable change in the biomedical research culture at Boise State, thereby empowering researchers to address national health challenges." -COBRE IN MATRIX BIOLOGY “The INBRE Fellows are the best and brightest undergraduate students in Idaho. The selection process is competitive and rigorous.” -IDAHO INBRE

NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference

Dr. Beard attended the National Institute of Health (NIH) Regional Conference 2017 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming from October 18 to 20. Event included: 15 science talks representing each of the seven states in the Western IDeA RegionEntrepreneurship PanelMentoring PanelCouncil on Undergraduate ResearchProfessional Etiquette for Students workshopProgrammatic SessionsNetworking OpportunitiesUpdates from NIH, NAIPI, SEPA, NRMN, IDeA

AHA Research Leaders Academy

Dr. Beard was invited to attend the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Research Leaders Academy. This year's invitation-only conference was held September 17 through 19, in Denver, CO. "The AHA Research Leaders Academy was launched to create an annual platform to ensure that the AHA and its research leaders are best equipped to achieve the AHA’s Mission. Components of this platform include a systematic debate of important contemporary and future issues within the global research environment as well as fostering a robust professional network of academy members of all career stages within the cardiovascular and stroke fields." -AHA website 

Director of NIH visits Boise State University

Dr. Beard and Travis Wertz, from Beard Mv.P Lab, were honored to have the opportunity to discuss both current and future biomedical research conducted at Boise State University with Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the NIH, and Mike Simpson, U.S. Congressman. Press Release Clockwise from top left: Dr. Julie Oxford meets Dr. Collins and Congressman Simpson, Travis Wertz presents his research, roundtable discussion with BSU students, Dr. Collins and Congressman Simpson pose with the BSU Mascot, Dr. Collins and Congressman Simpson greet Dr. Beard.

Idaho INBRE Statewide Research Conference

Dr. Beard has had the pleasure of mentoring both INBRE Undergraduate Fellows and high school-to-college STEM Transition Trainees this summer through Idaho's INBRE program at Boise State University. From July 31st to August 2nd, Dr. Beard joined these students as they presented their research at the Idaho INBRE Statewide Research Conference. Left: Dr. Beard and Heidi Henderson outside the main event.Right: Idaho INBRE student dinner. Learn more about these programs by clicking below:

Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR)

July 26 - 27, 2017, Boise State University Beard Mv.P Lab is proud to announce the participation of four of its undergraduate students in the 2017 Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research. These students conducted their research under the mentorship of Richard S Beard Jr., Ph.D., and presented their research findings at Boise State University on July 26th and 27th. Congratulations to (clockwise from upper left) Jessica McAllister, Steven Pilarski, Heidi Henderson, and Alex Lanza. Learn more about the ICUR program at Boise State University.