We have received a pilot grant from the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center, an NIH/NIDDK-sponsored Diabetes Center, to study the mechanism of leptin transport across the blood-brain barrier. We also received an R21 from NINDS to continue our work in unraveling mechanisms of blood-brain barrier function. Thanks to everyone in the lab for their hard work that made these grants possible!
Two new manuscript have been published in collaboration with Dr. Jim Connor at Penn State, focusing on mechanisms of iron transport across the blood-brain barrier. Check them out here:
We also published a recent manuscript in collaboration with Dr. Leon Bellan at Vanderbilt, focusing on new ways to perfuse large tissue structures with custom motor assemblies. Check it out here:
Emma was also selected to give a talk at the GRS conference preceding the main event. Way to go!
Nick joins us from the QCB program and will pursue his PhD in Chemical and Physical Biology. He has been appointed to the ITED T32 program and will focus on metabolic regulation of tissue barrier function.
Check it out here: http://patents.com/us-9902940.html
Allison's review article was published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, and one of Ethan's remaining papers from graduate school was published in Biotechnology Journal. Check them out!
Our first two official PhD candidates!