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Dr. Brandon Davies awarded a 2015 Carver Trust Grant

Dr. Brandon Davies, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and member of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative has been awarded a 2015 Carver Trust Medical Research Initiative Grant for his project entitled "Understanding the Roles of ANGPATL in Triglyceride Metabolism."

Three members of the angiopoietin-like (ANGPTL) family-ANGPTL3, ANGPTL4, and ANGPTL8, are important regulators of triglyceride metabolism. Each is thought the influence the activity of lipoprotein lipase, the enzyme responsible for processing circulating triglycerides. Dr. Davies' goal is to understand how ANGPTL3, ANGPTL4, and ANGPTL8 interact with each other and with LPL.

Friday, March 13, 2015