Division Announcements and Accomplishments

July 2021

Congratulations to Alisa Nelson for passing her oral PhD qualifying exam for her proposal entitled, 'Mapping metabolic pathways of insulin resistance in the liver microenvironment.' Strong work!

June 2021

Congratulations to Curtis Hughey for his co-authored paper, ‘Multitissue 2H/13C flux analysis reveals reciprocal upregulation of renal gluconeogenesis in hepatic PEPCK-C-knockout mice’

Congratulations to David (Blake) Stagg and members of the Crawford-Puchalska lab for their paper, Diminished ketone interconversion, hepatic TCA cycle flux, and glucose production in D-β-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase hepatocyte-deficient mice.

May 2021

The Crawford-Puchalska Lab welcomes Alisha Seay to the group! 

April 2021

Congratulations to Greg Shobert (Hughey lab) for his presentation at the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Congratulations to David (Blake) Stagg for receiving the Jan Lunden Award!! The Jan Lunden Award honors outstanding research by a graduate or medical student in the field of molecular hepatology.

January 2021

We welcome Sneha Jena, new research associate to the Wernimont lab!

December 2020

October 2020

September 2020

  • Congratulations to the Crawford and Puchalska lab for receiving R01 AG069781, ‘Ketogenic Oscillations and Neurometabolic Healthspan,' an inter-institutional project with the University of Kansas Medical Center, with the lab of John Thyfault.
  • Congratulations to the Crawford and Puchalska lab for receiving a renewal to R01 DK091538, 'Ketone body metabolism and integrated metabolic homeostasis.'
  • Congratulations to the Crawford and Puchalska lab for receiving Academic Investment Research Program (AIRP) funding, ‘Engineering the inhospitable cancer niche via intercellular metabolic shuttles,’ a collaborative endeavor with Kaylee Schwertfeger, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and David Wood, College of Science and Engineering.

August 2020

July 2020
We welcome Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health to the Division of Molecular Medicine!

June 2020
Alisa Nelson, PhD student in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program (Crawford lab), is awarded a 2020-2021 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship. The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) provides a unique opportunity for outstanding Ph.D. students who are engaged in interdisciplinary research to study with faculty at one of the University’s interdisciplinary research centers or institutes during the fellowship year. Ms. Nelson’s host center is the Institute for Engineering in Medicine. Congratulations, Alisa!

May 2020

April 2020
Dr. Morwena Solivio joins the Hughey Lab.  Welcome to the team, Morwena!