Faculty members located in academic departments/centers can be formally associated with the IGBB in two different ways:
Through its Fellows Program, the IGBB rewards those faculty who have worked within the IGBB to build a strong, vibrant molecular biosciences/computational biology research community at MS State. IGBB Fellows receive not only formal recognition for their accomplishments, but they are given a voice in many aspects of IGBB operation including, but not limited to, input on purchases, new hires, and overall research direction. The IGBB Fellows literally serve as the Director's Advisory Committee. To be an IGBB Fellow, a faculty member from an academic department must (1) regularly submit proposals through the IGBB, (2) have had at least one funded external grant (with overhead) administered through the IGBB, (3) have a record of high-impact scientific productivity, and (4) have a national/international reputation in his/her field. IGBB Fellows have full "internal user" access to the HPC² supercomputers and receive HPC² computer, technical, and administrative support.
An IGBB Faculty Affiliate is any faculty member in an MS State academic department who (1) conducts research in the molecular biosciences and/or computational biology and (2) collaborates in some manner with IGBB faculty/staff. Like IGBB Fellows, IGBB Faculty Affiliates are encouraged to submit proposals through the IGBB, but are not obligated to do so. IGBB Faculty Affiliates generally do not have HPC² supercomputer access unless they are working on an IGBB research project. Faculty Affiliates can request access to the HPC² supercomputers if they are interested in generating data/results for an eventual proposal submission through the IGBB. Any IGBB Faculty Affiliate that submits and receives an external grant (with overhead) through the IGBB will be eligible for the IGBB Fellows Program.