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Congrats to Jason Hughes on Receiving HSV Award!

Apr. 21, 2021—Jason Hughes, graduate student in the Neuert lab, was awarded the Harold Stirling Vanderbilt award.

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Congrats to Payam Fathi on F31!

Apr. 21, 2021—In April 2021, Payam Fathi (Ayala lab) was awarded an NIH F31 titled “High fat diet induced remodeling of preproglucagon neuronal control of feeding behavior”.

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Kudos to Jessica Thomas for best poster award

Dec. 22, 2020—Jess won a “best poster” award at the 2020 symposium organized by the Vanderbilt Postdoc Association

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Jessica Biddinger Gets Paper Published, Congrats!

Dec. 18, 2020—In November 2020, Jessica Biddinger (Simerly lab) published a paper titled, “Leptin suppresses development of GLP-1 inputs to the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus” in eLife, 9.  

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Stellar Job- Rafael Arrojo e Drigo Awarded R03 Grant!

Dec. 18, 2020—In September 2020, Rafael Arrojo e Drigo was awarded an R03 New Investigator Gateway Awards for Collaborative T1D Research Grant: “Mapping the association of beta cell longevity and cell senescence in type 1 diabetes” from the Human Islet Research Network.

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Congrats to Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy on Being Award R01 Grant!

Dec. 18, 2020—In September 2020, Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy was awarded funding for her lab’s R01 Grant Award: “Parathyroid hormone (PTH) modulates lipid metabolism in the skeletal niche” from the NIA.

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Kudos to Sheila Collins on R01 Grant Award!

Dec. 18, 2020—In September 2020, Sheila Collins was awarded funding for her lab’s R01 Grant Award: “Regulation of Natriuretic Peptide Signaling in Adipose Tissue and Energy” from the NIDDK.

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Congratulations to Alyssa Hasty on Supplement Award!

Dec. 18, 2020—In June 2020, Alyssa Hasty was awarded NIA funding for an Alzheimer’s Disease-focused Administrative Supplement to her parent NIDDK R01 grant: “Adipose Macrophage Iron Handling.”

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Outstanding Job- Samuel Centanni Receives Postdoc Honorable Mention Award!

Dec. 18, 2020—In June 2020, Samuel Centanni (Winder lab) received the 2020 Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Postdoc Honorable Mention Award for demonstrating his excellence in research, scholarship, presentations, awards, service and mentoring.

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Congrats to Sheila Collins for her Publications!

Dec. 18, 2020—In May 2020, Sheila Collins published two papers: a paper titled, “The scaffold protein p62 regulates adaptive thermogenesis through ATF2 nuclear target activation” in Nature Communications 11(1) and another paper titled, “Control of Adipocyte Thermogenesis and Lipogenesis through β3-Adrenergic and Thyroid Hormone Signal Integration” in Cell Reports 31(5). She also a paper titled, “Manipulation of...

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Outstanding Job to Jack Walker on Getting Published!

Dec. 18, 2020—In January 2020, Jack Walker (Powers lab) published a co-first author paper titled, “Tacrolimus- and sirolimus-induced human beta cell dysfunction is reversible and preventable” in JCI Insight 5(1). He also published a co-first author paper titled, “Integrated human pseudoislet system and microfluidic platform demonstrate differences in GPCR signaling in islet cells” in JCI Insight 5(10)...

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Congratulations to Michelle Bedenbaugh on being awarded NIH F32!

Dec. 7, 2020—Congratulations to Michelle Bedenbaugh, postdoctoral fellow, on being awarded an F32 from NIDDK for her grant “Melanocortin 3 receptor in neural circuits linking reproductive state and metabolism”.

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Congratulations to Matt Cottam on being awarded NIH F31!

Dec. 7, 2020—Congratulations to Matt Cottam, graduate student in Alyssa Hasty’s lab, for being awarded a F31 from NIDDK for his grant “The role of T cells in adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance during weight cycling”.

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Congratulations to Ashley Christensen on being awarded an NIH F31!

Dec. 7, 2020—In August 2020, Ashley Christensen, graduate student in Maureen Gannon’s lab,was awarded funding for her F31 NRSA grant award: “Physiological and functional effects of beta-cell-specific inactivation of the PGE2 receptor EP3” from the NIDDK.  

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Congratulations to Jessica Thomas on Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Fellowship!

Dec. 7, 2020—Congratulations to Jessica Thomas, postdoctoral fellow in Roger Colbran’s lab, for being awarded the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Fellowship for “Somatosensory function in mice with CAMKII mutations linked to autism”.

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