Clean Sweep for the Diabetes Research Center in the Inaugural Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Competition for Paper of the Year by Post-doc or Graduate Student

The PBI recently held a competition for Best Paper of 2015 with categories for graduate students and postdocs. The finalists gave short presentations about their work to determine the winners.

FOEDRC labs had two finalists in each category and all four won prizes! The titles of the manuscripts and the presenters are shown below.

Grad student finalists presented Thursday afternoon

First place ($750 Travel Award)
Lucas BonDurant (Potthoff Lab)
“FGF21 Mediates Endocrine Control of Simple Sugar Intake and Sweet Taste Preference by the Liver.” Cell Metab. 2015 Dec 22

Second place—tie ($500 Travel Award)
Xun (Allison) Chi (Davies Lab)

“Angiopoietin-like 4 Modifies the Interactions between Lipoprotein Lipase and Its Endothelial Cell Transporter GPIHBP1.” J Biol Chem. 2015 May 8

The Postdoc finalists presented on Tuesday:

First place ($750 travel award) 
Lawrence Gray (Taylor Lab)

“Hepatic Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier 1 Is Required for Efficient Regulation of Gluconeogenesis and Whole-Body Glucose Homeostasis.” Cell Metab. 2015 Oct 6

Second place ($500 travel award) 
Scott Ebert (Adams Lab)

“Identification and Small Molecule Inhibition of an Activating Transcription Factor 4 (ATF4)-dependent Pathway to Age-related Skeletal Muscle Weakness and Atrophy.” J Biol Chem. 2015 Oct 16

Monday, January 25, 2016