Brady Atwood, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, IUSM
“The impact of high fat, high sugar diet on the dorsal striatum: neuronal behavioral consequences”

Nicolas Berbari, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, IUPUI
“Conditional loss of Rpgrip1l in hyperphagia and obesity”

Joseph Bidwell, PhD, Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology, IUSM
“Nmp4 is a novel regulator of beta cell mass and function”

Amelia Linnemann, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, IUSM
“Dysregulation of islet IL-6 signaling in type 2 diabetes”

Jacqueline Linnes, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue
“Portable, non-invasive monitor that detects glucose from exhaled breath condensates”

Hongxia Ren, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, IUSM
“Investigate the peripheral metabolic function of Gpr17”

Gregory G. Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, IUPUI
“Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Infection in Chronic Diabetic Wounds”

Tao Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, IUSM
“Role of lysine demethylase FBXL11 in type 2 diabetes”

Emily K. Sims, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, IUSM
“Circulating Extracellular Vesicle miRNAs as a biomarker of Type 1 Diabetes Development”

Sherry L. Voytik-Harbin, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences, PU
“Engineering an Islet Bioinstructive Microenvironment for Improved Survival, Function, Protection, and Delivery”


A. J. Baucum, II, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, IUPUI
“The role of spinophilin signaling in pancreatic β cell function”

Jie Sun, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology, IUSM
“Obesity and Enhanced Host Susceptibility to Influenza Infection”

Wanqing Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue
“Role of FADS1 in human hepatic fat accumulation & treatment”

Chien-Chi Lin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, IUPUI
"Biomimetic Hydrogel Coating for Enhancing Immuno-isolation of Pancreatic Islets"