The Administrative Core includes Carolyn Hovde Bohach, PI and Director and Michael Laskowski as Associate Director at the University of Idaho. Note: to capture Carolyn's publications she is listed as Carolyn J. Hovde. Three other Co-PIs are Julie Oxford from Boise State University (BSU), Chris Daniels from Idaho State University (ISU)), and James Foster, Director of Bioinformatics at the University of Idaho (UI). Joan Gustin is the Administrative Coordinator at the UI where the INBRE Program is housed in the offices of the WWAMI Medical Program. The Statewide Steering Committee meets monthly by conference call or in person and consists of the PI and Co-PIs plus Richard Olson (Boise VA), Dwight Wray, replaced by Steve Christenson (BYU-Idaho), and Mark Sugden (CSI), Michael Laskowski, Associate Director, the PIs for two COBRE Programs (Drs. Gregory Bohach and Larry Forney), the VP for Research at the UI (Dr. Charles Hatch), and representatives of the new colleges under the INBRE Program: Mr. Robert Murray (NIC), Drs. Matthew Johnston and Jane Finan (LCSC), Dr. Dan Nogales (NNU), and Dr. Ann Koga (ACI). The External Advisory Committee (EAC) meets twice yearly and consists of Drs. Craig Scott (Univ. of Washington), Charles Garcia (Univ. of Washington), Dr. Beulah Gray (University of Minnesota) and Michael Gribskov (Purdue Univ.), and Lee Weber (Univ. of Nevada Reno). Mary Bekerle from Utah State University resigned from the EAC in late 2006. The EAC provides guidance in establishing priorities for INBRE, for recruiting students and faculty from disadvantaged backgrounds, and tools for assessing the program.