Division Announcements and Accomplishments

December 2020

Congratulations to Gregory Shobert, Hughey lab, for receiving an award from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). He is testing the role of hepatic gluconeogenesis in the liver-specific and muscular adaptations to exercise.

Congratulations to Patrycja Puchalska and members of the Crawford-Puchalska lab for their paper, Determination of ketone bodies in biological samples via rapid UPLC-MS/MS

October 2020

The Crawford-Puchalska lab welcomes Jacob Gillingham to the team. He will be learning and applying targeted metabolomics and lipidomics analyses to mammalian tissue samples.

Congratulations to Patrycja Puchalska and Peter Crawford for their co-authored paper, ‘Mitochondrial pyruvate carriers are required for myocardial stress adaptation.

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!