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McLaughlin Research Institute is an independent, non-profit research organization. Research at the institute focuses on understanding the genetic control of normal development and disease susceptibility using the mouse as a model system. The institute fosters a collegial, interactive environment, minimizing bureaucratic impediments to research.

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Montana Health Research Institute (MHRI) was established in 1997. MHRI is an experienced multi-therapeutic medical research facility dedicated to providing high quality Phase II, III and IV clinical trials. Our research staff has NIH and research training certifications to conduct emerging pharmaceuticals or drug comparison studies.

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH, CREATIVITY AND Economic Development
Bozeman MT

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Montana State University has been designated as a Carnegie Higher Research University – R2. This recognizes the significant opportunities for research, scholarship and creative work at MSU. MSU has significant research strengths in energy, biomedical, laser optics, thermopiles, infectious diseases, paleontology, snow science, mental health research and science and natural history filmmaking. MSU contributes significantly to the economic health of the state through training a qualified, specialized workforce and conducting research that results in new technologies which can be commercialized. Currently, MSU has over 200 licenses of which almost one third are with Montana companies. MSU, with $118 million last year in research expenditures, is the largest research and development entity in the State. To promote the success of business throughout the state, several economic development outreach arms are housed on the MSU campus and provide critical support to business growth and development by supporting area companies: Technology Licensing Office, TechLink, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) and the Center for Entrepreneurship for the New West.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

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The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) prepares students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to society and their profession. The basis of both chemical and biological engineering is the useful transformation of materials from one form to another. This transformation may be brought about by chemical or biological processes. Both chemical and biological engineers often function as process engineers and research engineers at the graduate level. Both fields are continuing to develop as today’s research efforts create exciting new opportunities. Biological engineers work in many areas: environmental engineering, materials, pharmaceuticals, Bioengineering and biomedicine and the list will continue to expand as the field develops.

CENTER FOR BIOLFILM ENGINEERING

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At the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), multidisciplinary research teams develop beneficial uses for microbial biofilms and find solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems. The CBE was established at Montana State University, Bozeman, in 1990 as a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. As part of the MSU College of Engineering, the CBE gives students a chance to get a head start on their careers by working on research teams led by world-recognized leaders in the biofilm field.

CENTER FOR BIO-INSPIRED NANO MATERIALS

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The Center for Bio-Inspired NanoMaterials [CBIN] at Montana State University is a multidisciplinary research and education center focused on utilizing and expanding our fundamental understanding of the formation and hierarchical construction of biological materials such as viruses, cells, and biominerals (bones, teeth, seashells etc.). One extension of this fundamental work is the use of biological macromolecular assemblies as templates for the construction of novel functional nano-materials. However, the goal of the Center is to study a wide range of materials, beyond those of biological origin, to achieve unique physical properties by design.

THERMAL BIOLOGY INSTITUTE
Bozeman MT www.tbi@montana.edu

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The Thermal Biology Institute conducts and promotes research and education focused on the biology and interrelated physical and chemical processes of geothermal environments in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Montana State University (MSU) has a unique combination of expertise in pathogen biology, bioremediation, biofuels, immunology, cell and developmental biology, microbial ecology, host/pathogen interactions, biofilm biology, and geomicrobiology. With this diverse expertise, the department strives to provide a broad and thorough curriculum to both undergraduate and graduate students that are encouraged to cross boundaries and push their studies/research via interactions across departments and colleges.

ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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The Montana State University Energy Research Institute is an umbrella for MSU’s energy research and education programs, which account for roughly $15 million in research each year. The institute encompasses more than 170 faculty, staff and students spread across 11 university departments who are working fields such as clean-coal technology, fuel cells, wind, coal-bed methane and biofuels. Over the past several years, MSU has developed a number of programs focused on energy, making the university a significant contributor to national and international energy research and development.
MSU was awarded a $67 million research project from DOE to research carbon sequestration.

CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH AND RECOVERY

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The Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery, with support from the Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Montana), was created in 2014 to address the mental health challenges unique to Montana and similar rural regions. The Center seeks to advance innovation and discovery related to mental illness prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with an emphasis on the specific needs of Montanans, through productive partnerships with the world’s preeminent mental health scientists, Montana communities, and health service providers.

DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES

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The mission of the Montana State University Division of Health Sciences is to improve the health and healthcare services for citizens across the state of Montana and positively impact healthcare sciences nationally and internationally.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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The Department of Biological & Physical Sciences is a combined department of all sciences offering core programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science. We offer four-year baccalaureate degree programs in Biology, Broadfield Science and Chemistry. Students majoring in Biology may also focus their studies by selecting an option in Environmental Science, Medical Laboratory Science or Teaching Licensure. Broadfield Science and Chemistry majors may also work towards Teaching Licensure. Minors and Teaching Minors are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography and Physics. Two-year Associate of Science programs of study are available in Allied Health, Environmental Science and Pre-engineering. Pre-professional programs with an emphasis in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Pre-Engineering and Veterinary Medicine are also available.

COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS

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The mission of the Montana State University Billings College of Allied Health Professions is to prepare allied health professionals for their chosen field, and to meet the needs of society through education, discovery and service. We value collaborative partnerships and seamless curricular articulation among health related fields. We hold high regard for adding knowledge to the disciplines represented in the college and seek to engender rigor in the dissemination of new knowledge as part of the educational unit. We place high value in sharing expertise through community service, both locally and nationally.

Havre MT www.msun.edu

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Located in Havre, Montana, Montana State University-Northern (MSUN) is north central Montana’s comprehensive university offering programs and services at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s levels. MSUN also has educational centers in Great Falls (co-located with Great Falls College MSU) and in Lewistown. Degree programs emphasize both technology and liberal arts education. MSUN programs are in the disciplines of business, nursing, diesel technology, teacher education, natural sciences, and humanities. Applied research and service functions are aligned with many of the university’s disciplines and respond directly to the region’s economic and societal needs. Central to MSUN’s research initiatives are the programs of the Advanced Fuels Center with its focus on next-generation biofuels, bio-based products, and heavy-duty diesel engines. The Center can conduct comprehensive studies on biofuels, seed to fuel processing, fuel characterization, fuel life cycle analysis, and engine performance and emissions. It’s state of the art lab facilities that include oilseed processing lab, biofuel pilot plant, oil analysis lab, fuel chemistry lab, and engine performance and emissions testing lab.

Butte MT www.mtech.edu

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Since its founding in 1900, Montana Tech has established a strong reputation in science, engineering, and technology education, research, and outreach focused on meeting the changing needs of society. Bioscience efforts encompass vibrant research collaborations in ecology and evolution, restoration ecology, microbiology, hantavirus, nursing, rural and community health and health-care informatics. New directions include work on the effects of nanoparticles on natural systems including virus/host-cell dynamics, nano-based innovations in biomedical sensing and drug delivery, and modeling and 3-D visualization using high-performance computing. Interdisciplinary studies involve faculty and students from the departments of biology, chemistry, health-care informatics, occupational safety and health, nursing, computer science, environmental engineering and others. Numerous degrees and certificate programs at Montana Tech help prepare Montana’s bioscience and biomedical workforce.

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