Dr. Melanie Schorr Haines Awarded NIH/NIDDK Supplement

Dr. Melanie Schorr Haines, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and BNORC Pilot Investigator received an NIH/NIDDK Supplement (5 K23 DK115903-04S1) for her project entitled “Relative Sarcopenia and Cardiometabolic Risk in Young Adults with Obesity”.

Pilot & Feasibility Awarded to Dr. Andrew Lutas

Andrew Lutas, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received pilot and feasibility funding for his project “Peptidergic control of the motivation to eat via presynaptic modulation”. This study will determine the feasibility of recording neuropeptide-evoked intracellular signals in mice actively seeking food and whether manipulating specific intracellular signals can suppress cue-triggered […]

Pilot & Feasibility Funding Awarded to Dr. Hassan Dashti

Hassan Dashti, PhD, RD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital has received pilot and feasibility funding for his project “Phenome-wide interactions between obesity genetic risk and lifestyle traits in an electronic health record biobank”. This study will test the hypothesis that phenomewide interaction scans of electronic health record biobanks […]

Year 2 Funding Awarded to Dr. Dong Wang

BNORC has awarded continued (Year 2) funding to Dong Wang, ScD, Associate Scientist, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, for his pilot project “Mediterranean Diet, Gut Microbiome and Cardiac Structure and Function”.  Click here to read more about funded investigators.

Year 2 Funding Awarded to Dr. Sarah Lessard

BNORC has awarded continued (Year 2) funding to Sarah Lessard, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center for her pilot project “Impact of Western Diet on the molecular and physiological response to exercise”.  Click here to read more about funded investigators.

Year 2 Funding Awarded to Dr. Melanie Schorr Haines

BNORC has awarded continued (Year 2) funding to Melanie Schorr Haines, M.D., Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Assistant Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital for her pilot project “Effects of exercise on circulating myokine levels in insulin-resistant vs insulin-sensitive adults with overweight/obesity”. Click here to read more about funded investigators.

Small Grant Awarded to Rucha Patel

Rucha Patel, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center received a BNORC small grant award for her project “Biosynthetic regulation of a novel class of lipids with anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects”, which will use the Center’s Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM). Dr. Barbara Kahn’s laboratory discovered a novel […]

Small Grant Award Recipient

Dr. Jennifer Lee, Instructor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received a small grant award to support the project entitled “Molecular Basis for Enteroendocrine Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes”.  Dr. Lee will work with the Center’s Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core using RNA sequencing to characterize novel transcriptional signatures from intestinal enteroendocrine cells in […]

Small Grant Award Recipient

Gordon Jiang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Associate Director/Physician-Scientist Track of IM residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School has received a small grant award for his project “Single-cell driven spatial transcriptomics of nonalcoholic and alcoholic fatty liver disease”.  The project aims to develop a strategy to […]