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Archive for March, 2017

Nicholas McCarty-Fulbright-Imperial College London Award

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Congratulations to Nicholas McCarty, who received the 2017-2018 Fulbright-Imperial College London Award. Imperial College London, located in West Kensington, offers one award annually for a student to pursue a one-year Master’s degree in science, engineering, or medical subject. Nicholas will spend his Fulbright year completing a Master of Research (MRes) in Systems and Synthetic Biology, located in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial. Nicholas has worked in the Abel laboratory for the last four years, primarily studying the role of insulin signaling in regulating the cardiovascular system, and will graduate from the University of Iowa with honors this spring. Nicholas plans to pursue a PhD in Metabolic or Chemical Engineering in the United States upon his return, and develop new ways to produce cost-effective, targeted treatments for cardiovascular disease.

Eric Taylor named Director of FOEDRC Metabolomics Core Facility

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Eric Taylor, PhD, has been named Director of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) Metabolomics Core Facility. This facility will expand existing metabolomics capabilities at the University of Iowa, which until now has been offered through the High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS) Facility located in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Taylor’s deep, multidisciplinary understanding of metabolism and outstanding track record of publications and extramural funding has enabled him to articulate a vision that will lead this new core facility to success.  Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!