Molecular Medicine Newsletter We are pleased to share with you the first annual University of Utah Molecular Medicine Newsletter. This report highlights some of the many accomplishments by our Investigators, Staff, and Trainees during FY19.
Congratulations to Dr. Katsu Funai for making the cover of Nature. Please click the link to view https://www.nature.com/natmetab/volumes/1/issues/9
Dr. Drummond was nominated by the dean and department chair for the Presidential Scholar Award and selected from an exceptional cadre of nominees from units across the university. Please congratulate him on this wonderful recognition for excellence and achievement.
Congratulations Dr. Matthew Rondina! He is co-senior author with Dr. Jorge DiPaola from the University of Colorado on a new paper that just came out in the Blood Journal.
You may find the paper here. Please also congratulate Dr. Natalie Sanders (Geriatrics) and Dr. Lauren Shih (former medical student who did a summer MSRP with Dr. Rondina’ group) as co-authors on this manuscript.
H. Joseph Yost has been named the 2019 recipient of the University of Utah Distinguished Mentor Award!
Dr. Yost has long been committed to the training of graduate students and postdocs, and is currently Director of the Developmental Biology Training Grant among other important contributions. Find more information on the award here.
You can read more on the KSL article here.
The developments outlined in these articles from Dr. Chaurasia and his lab have the potential to reverse prediabetes; a development that could change millions of lives. His article in Science Magazine entitled “Targeting a ceramide double bond improves insulin resistance and hapatic steatosis” can be found here. Eurekalert published an article entitled “Tiny change has…