Lab News

  • Congratulations Berina! She was selected for the Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship for Summer 2022. She will be doing research in the Cancer Research Priority Area with Dr. D’Orazio and was awarded a $3,000 stipend. At the end of the summer, she will do a presentation of her knowledge.
  • On January 22nd of 2022, Dr. Softic gave an update on Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease during the International Symposium on Pediatric Liver Diseases.
  • On January 13th of 2022, Taghreed presented her work of The Effects of Sugar Metabolism in Adipose Tissue.
  • Congratulations Berina! She was selected for the 2021 Diabetes and Obesity Summer Research Fellows Program and will be in the lab with us full time for 8 weeks. This is an amazing opportunity to present research data she compiles during the summer and will receive a $2500 stipend.
  • A 2nd-year University of Kentucky Medical Student, Nausherwan Hussain, joined our lab on 6-14-21. He will stay with us for 6 weeks over the summer. He was awarded the 2021 Diabetes and Obesity Summer Research Fellowship. Congrats and Welcome to our team!
  • Greg Graf, PhD presented the data from his lab for our ongoing collaboration studying the effects of CPT1a KO in the liver. Thanks for sharing your wonderful progress with us Greg!
  • Ramon Sun, PhD and his lab members joined our lab meeting on 5-21-21. We are looking forward to working with Sun lab on studying liver glycogen accumulation.
  • Coming up in June, Dr. Samir Softic was invited to chair an American Diabetes Association section on the effects of dietary fructose.
  • Patrick Sullivan, PhD., presented his research at our lab meeting onĀ  4-30-21. We are looking forward to collaborating with Pat to study mitochondrial uncouplers for the treatment of NAFLD.
  • We had a new member join our lab team! Steven Presnell joined us at the beginning of April.
  • On April 6th, our postdoctoral fellow, Nate Helsley, participated in the Annual Trainee Poster Session. This session was an opportunity to present data and develop presentation skills. Nate’s presentation covered dietary fructose and how it decreases fatty acid oxidation via post-translational regulation of CPT1a.
    • Here’s a link to show all of his data and what was presented: Nate’s Poster