Established by the National Institutes of Health, the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE) aims to increase research capacity by programmatic expansion and networking of research activities of faculty and students at academic institutions throughout the state. On September 15-17, SC INBRE hosted attendees from Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and West Virginia in Columbia, SC for the 2023 biennial Southeast Regional IDeA Conference. Several biomedical research-focused and data science-focused sessions and events were organized to enhance attendees’s learning and increase their networking experience. The scientific scope of the meeting was broad, covering a variety of topics from biomedical engineering to public health with more than 150 student/trainee presenters. Senior biology major Meaghan Arnold, who is currently conducting research in Dr. Lydia Matesic's lab, received first place in the category of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke for her poster titled “A Y2H Screen Identifies WBP2 as a Novel Target of the Ubiquitin Ligase WWP1 in the Heart.” Congrats!