Division Announcements and Accomplishments

November 2022

Congratulations to the Hughey lab for their paper, 'Loss of hepatic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase 1 dysregulates metabolic responses to acute exercise but enhances adaptations to exercise training in mice,' accepted by the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism

October 2022

Congratulations to Eric Queathem for receiving a scholarship to attend the 14th annual NIDDK Course: Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis.

August 2022

June 2022

Congratulations to Curtis Hughey for receiving an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant titled "Defining the Role of Methyl Donor Availability in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Pathophysiology and the Underlying Metabolic Remodeling".

May 2022

Congratulations to Peter Crawford for co-authorship paper, “Krebs takes a turn at cell differentiation”.

April 2022

Congratulations to  David (Blake) Stagg for receiving the J. Jacob Kaplan Award, which recognizes outstanding research by undergraduate or graduate medical students in one of the following areas: cardiology, immunology in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and gastroenterology.

March 2022

Congratulations to Alisa Nelson and members of the Crawford-Puchalska lab for their paper, “Artifactual fatty acid dimers mimic FAHFA signals in untargeted metabolomics pipelines”.

February 2022

November 2021

  • Congratulations to Alisa Nelson for receiving the Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award for her abstract and presentation entitled “Acute exercise unveils serum metabolomics markers distinguishing overweight and normal weight runners” at the 2021 Hebbel Research Day
  • Congratulations to Ferrol Rome for receiving the Outstanding Predoctoral Researcher Award for her abstract and presentation entitled “Disrupted Liver Metabolism in GNMT-Deficient Mice is Mitigated by Dietary Methionine Restriction” at the 2021 Hebbel Research Day

October 2021

September 2021

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

May 2021

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

April 2021

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!