Don Harn PhD, Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine received $9,000 funding from the Obesity Initiative and $1,250 from his department and $1,250 from the UGA Office of Research in support of his efforts to generatae additional preliminary evidence to support his project: Identification of Cellular Receptros for Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) Conjugates on Macrophages, Adipocytes, and Hepatocytes.
Dr. Chad Paton and his research group’s seed grant proposal, “Suppression of mitochondrial maturation through free fatty acid-mediated miRNA expression”, has also been awarded the total amount budgeted in the proposal of $10,000. The research group is Dr. Chad Paton, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, Dr. Jarrod A. Call, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, and Dr. Arthur Grider, Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences.
Dr. Emily Noble and her research group’s proposal, Diet induced neuronal and mitochondrial network remodeling as a mechanism for dysregulated appetite in obesity, was selected for funding this year. They have been awarded the total amount budgeted in the proposal of $12,854.00. The funds include matching funds of $1,500 from the Department of Foods and Nutrition and $1,500 from the UGA Office of Research. The research group consists of: Emily Noble, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Jarrod Call, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Lohitash Karumbaiah, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science.