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Current Research Award Recipients

The FOE DRC Pilot & Feasibility Project Program awards $50,000 catalyst grants to young investigators who propose to establish a research career in diabetes/obesity, to senior investigators in another field who want to explore a project related to diabetes/obesity, or to an established diabetes/obesity investigator who proposes to pursue an entirely new approach. The FOE DRC Pilot & Feasibility Project Program also awards $5,000 seed grants to innovative, high reward objectives than have potential to open to new directions in diabetes/obesity research. Recipients of these grants are chosen annually based on a competitive evaluation of proposals submitted by the applicants.

Current Pilot Project Program Recipients

Catalyst Awards

Jon Resch, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology 
Project title: "Genetic dissection of hypothalamic regulators of thermogenic adipose tissue." 

Ling Yang, PhD

Associate Professor 
Anatomy and Cell Biology 
Project title: "The Role of Pituitary-Hepatic Crosstalk in Obesity-Associated Fatty Liver Disease." 

Seed Grant Recipient

Erin Talbert, PhD

Assistant Professor
Health and Human Physiology
Project title: "Insulin resistance in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer-induced cachexia."