Recent News

New Center Member – Dr. Joseph Majzoub

Joseph A. Majzoub, M.D., Thomas Morgan Rotch Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Chief Emeritus, Division of Endocrinology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital has joined BNORC as a member.  The ultimate goals of Dr. Majzoub's work are to understand how various stresses affect... More

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... More

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... More

Diabetes Virtual Camp

Following a successful Diabetes Virtual Summer Camp and Fall Camp, gathering 537 students from 111 colleges, 44 states, 10 countries, and including 213 students of underrepresented minorities, we are continuing with the Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, starting on Jan. 23rd.   Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp is... More

New Center Member – Dr. Wade Regehr

Dr. Wade Regehr, Professor of Neurobiology at HMS has joined BNORC as a full member. The research in his lab mainly focuses on synapses, specifically how presynaptic neurons influence the firing of their targets and to understand how physiologically significant computations are performed by synapses. Other areas of research include... More

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.