FASEB Capitol Hill Day

March 9, 2019 By Civelek Lab

Mete represented the Genetics Society of America as part of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Capitol Hill Day to lobby Virginia lawmakers to increase funding for NIH and NSF.

Harrison Undergraduate Research Award

February 1, 2019 By Civelek Lab

Rita Anane-Wae and Sarah Innis, both second year BME students, were awarded the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award. Rita will work with Redouane over the summer and Sarah will be part of the summer Diabetes Research Program at UVA.

American Diabetes Association Funding

January 1, 2019 By Civelek Lab

Our laboratory was awarded a three-year Innovative Basic Sciences grant from the American Diabetes Association entitled “Dissecting the KLF14-regulated transcriptional network in adipocytes.” See the news about the grant.

Dr. Qianyi Yang joins the lab

November 5, 2018 By Civelekl

Dr. Qianyi Yang joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. She is a molecular biologist who comes to our lab from another postdoc position in Washington University St Louis. She will work on adipose tissue-related projects in the laboratory.

NSF/BSF Grant on Data Storage in DNA

October 1, 2018 By Civelekl

Our lab received a joint grant from NSF with Farzad Hassanzadeh of UVA Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to characterize the local sequence context dependent errors in synthesis, replication, and sequencing of DNA and identify a mathematical model to correct these errors for data storage purposes.

BME Tug of War 2019

August 28, 2018 By Civelek Lab

PlaqOmics: Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Network of Excellence

August 24, 2018 By Civelekl

Our lab is now part of an international consortium funded by the Fondation Leducq: PlaqOmics Our goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms that lead to atherosclerotic plaque instability.

Second NIH Funding

August 22, 2018 By Civelek Lab

We received our second grant, a two-year R21, from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This grant will fund our computational work to characterize loci associated with increased risk for coronary artery disease.

NIH Funding

July 26, 2018 By Civelekl

Our lab is officially funded by an R01 grant from the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This grant will support our work in adipose biology.

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