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UWMDI investigator Tomas Vaisar, PhD, is co-lead author in Circulation Research. Co-Author is Jay Heinecke

Dr. Thomas Vaisar, research professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) is co-lead author and Drs. Sina Gharib, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) and David Dichek, professor (Cardiology) are co-senior authors of “Parallel Murine and Human Plaque Proteomics Reveals Pathways of Plaque Rupture” in Circulation Research. DOM co-author is Jay Heinecke.  

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UWMDI investigator Dr. Alan Chait is senior author in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. Co-authors are Savitha Subramanian, Chang Yeop Han, Chongren Tang, Laura den Hartigh, and Baohai Shao.

Dr. Alan Chait, emeritus professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) is senior author of “Glycation of HDL blunts its anti-inflammatory and cholesterol efflux capacities in vitro, but has no effect in poorly controlled type 1 diabetes subjects” in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. DOM co-authors are Savitha Subramanian, Chang Yeop Han, Chongren Tang, Laura

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UWMDI Investigator, Dr. Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD and Albert Folch, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering have received an Innovative Pilot Award supported by WA State funds to the ISCRM.

The project will focus on the development of 3D printed gradient generators emulating in vivo-like morphogen gradients to guide stem cell differentiation into functional pancreatic islet cells. Current protocols for the derivation of pancreatic islet β-cells from stem cells remain relatively inefficient. To help advance the field of islet cell transplantation, the researchers will test

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UWMDI Investigator Kimberly Alonge, PhD, awarded ADA Fellowship

Dr. Kimberly Alonge has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship award from the American Diabetes Association for her project entitled “Novel role of hypothalamic extracellular matrices in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.” This 3-year project seeks to advance the understanding of the functional significance of sulfated hypothalamic glycosaminoglycans in mediating blood glucose homeostasis. Dr. Alonge

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UWMDI Investigator Kimberly Alonge, PhD, recipient of ITHS Early Investigator Catalyst Award

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences has awarded Dr. Kimberly Alonge an Early Investigator Catalyst Award for her project entitled “Investigation of hippocampal heparan sulfates in association with cognitive decline in obesity and T2D.” This 1-year project seeks to develop a novel tandem mass spectrometry method to detect and measure heparan sulfates from hippocampal brain

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CCEH P&F awarded to UWMDI Investigator Kimberly Alonge, PhD

The Co-operative Center for Excellence in Hematology has awarded Dr. Kimberly Alonge a pilot and feasibility award for her project entitled “Investigation of versican mediated recruitment of peripheral myeloid cells into the hypothalamus during diet induced obesity.” This 1-year project seeks to understand the functional role for hypothalamic proteoglycans in the recruitment and migration of

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UWMDI Investigator Dr. Laura Crisa is the Program Director of a new multi-PI R01 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The award will support a multi-disciplinary research project in collaboration with UWMDI Investigator Dr. Vincenzo Cirulli, and collaborator Dr. Cole DeForest

UWMDI Investigator Dr. Laura Crisa is the Program Director of a new multi-PI R01 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The award will support a multi-disciplinary research project in collaboration with UWMDI Investigator Dr. Vincenzo Cirulli, and collaborator Dr. Cole DeForest (UW Chemical Engineering) to develop innovative strategies for the transplantation

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UWDI Graduate Student Chelsea Faber receives PhD

Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) Program graduate student Chelsea Faber successfully defended her PhD thesis last week to earn her PhD. Dr. Faber joined the UWDI in 2015 under the mentorship of Gregory Morton, PhD and Michael Schwartz, MD. Please join us in extending our congratulations to Chelsea on this achievement.

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