Liza Makowski, assistant professor of Nutrition, received an American Heart Association Beginning Grant-in-Aid entitled “The Role of Macrophage Substrate Metabolism in Atherosclerosis.” The grant will fund two years of research for a total of $77,000 per year.
Dr. Liza Makowski, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, received a research grant from the McAllister Heart Institute – UNC Cardiology grant program for a $20,000 grant to pursue a project examining the role of Mφ substrate metabolism in the promotion of inflammation and atherogenesis.
Dr. Liza Makowski, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, received a research grant from The Mary Kay Foundation 2013 for $100,000 over two years to study obesity and basal-like breast cancer.
Yuanyuan Qin, doctoral graduate student in the Makowski lab was awarded a $1,000 Sabin Family Travel Grant from the UNC McAllister Heart Institute to attend the 2013 FASEB-ASN meeting where she was invited to orally present her project on lipid metabolism in macrophages.
Megan Huang, a Bachelors in Science in Public Health (BSPH) undergrad in Liza Makowski’s lab, was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) to fund summer research on the role of metabolism in macrophage biology.
Amy Johnson, Ph.D. won the postdoc talk competition at the 2013 McAllister Heart Institute/Intravascular Biology symposium at UNC March 12, 2013. Yuanyuan Qin, 3rd year graduate student in the Makowski lab, presented a poster. http://www.med.unc.edu/mhi
Dr. Amy Johnson, postdoctoral fellow in the Makowski lab, was invited to present her work in a short presentation entitled “The manipulation of macrophage glucose metabolism alters inflammatory response”at the McAllister Heart Institute/Intravascular Biology Symposium March 12, 2013. Link to event here.
Dr. Liza Makowski is co-investigator on a grant for $249,995 awarded to principle investigator and collaborator Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump (OB-Gyn, UNC) for a project entitled “Obesity exposure across the lifespan on Ovarian Cancer.” This is the second DOD grant awarded to Dr. Bae-Jump where Dr. Makowski serves as co-PI. Announcement HERE.
Yuanyuan Qin, doctoral candidate in the Makowski Lab, was selected to present her abstract as an oral presentation entitled “Fatty acid transport protein 1 mediates macrophage eicosanoid metabolism” at the FASEB ASN meeting in Boston on April 23, 2013 at 4pm. EB 2013 Boston.
Photo from Keystone Metabolic Control of Inflammation, Breckenridge, CO 2013 Ebru Erbay, currently at Bilkent University in Turkey (http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/index.html), and Liza trained together at Harvard School of Public Health in the lab of Gokhan Hotamisligil (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/gsh-lab/). Pictured with Ebru’s family.