Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Funding and Grants

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Ashok Balasubramanyam
U54 (MPI) Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus 
Total Funding: $13,150,938
Funding Dates: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023

Sean Hartig, Ph.D.            
ADA A Microrna Rheostat Regulates Fuel Utilization          
Total Funding: $344,679
Funding Dates: Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2020

Sean Hartig, Ph.D.            
NIH R01 An Anti-diabetic Microrna That Promotes Metabolically Healthy Obesity               
Total Funding: $1,981,250
Funding Dates: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2022

Massimo Pietropaolo, M.D.    
NIH R01 Enhancement of Biomarkers for Type 1 Diabetes    
Total Funding: $3,816,461
Funding Dates: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022

Rajagopal Sekhar, M.D.    
NIH R01 Age-related Mild Cognitive Impairment and the Protective Role of Glutathione: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease    
Total Funding: $2,465,037
Funding Dates: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022

Rajagopal Sekhar, M.D.    
NIH R01 Trial of Glynac in Older Adults With Covid-19: Glutathione, Inflammation And Recovery    
Total Funding: $520,809
Funding Dates: June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021

Rajagopal Sekhar, M.D.    
NIH R01 (MPI) Glutathione, Brain Metabolism and Inflammation in Alzheimer's Disease    
Total Funding: $4,008,075
Funding Dates: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025

Zheng Sun, Ph.D.    
NIH R01 Epigenomic Remodeling Of Metabolism by Exercise Through Ap-1    
Total Funding: $400,000
Funding Dates: Sept. 1, 2020 – Aug. 31, 2021

Zheng Sun, Ph.D.    
NIH R01 Gender-specific Effects of Arsenic in Diabetes    
Total Funding: $2,208,375
Funding Dates: Jan. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2021

Zheng Sun, Ph.D.    
NIH R01 Cardiac Circadian Clock and Dilated Cardiomyopathy    
Total Funding: $1,920,000
Funding Dates: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2024

Dennis Villareal, M.D.    
NIH R01 Does Lifestyle Intervention in Obese Older Adults Improve Bone Quality?    
Total Funding: $3,830,826
Funding Dates: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2022

Reina Villareal, M.D.    
NIH R01 Aromatase Inhibitors and Weight Loss in Severely Obese Men with Hypogonadism    
Total Funding: $2,793,112
Funding Dates: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022

Li Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.    
NIH R03 Using Insulin Pathogenic Register Specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor Redirected Regulatory T Cells to Modulate Type 1 Diabetes    
Total Funding: $158,500
Funding Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021

Wenjun Zhou, Ph.D. 
ADA Regulation of Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity by Hypothalamic Circadian Clock    
Total Funding: $196,743
Funding Dates: Jan. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2021