Category Archives: Lab Member News
Congratulations to Megan Huang, BSPH student in Makowski lab, for the receipt of an honors thesis award for $500 to fund research on her project “The Role of Macrophage Substrate Metabolism on Obesity-Induced Inflammation
Dr. Liza Makowski (Nutrition) received a grant to address NCI provocative question PQA2 “how does obesity affect cancer risk”. The title is Reversing Carcinogenic Effect of Obesity on Basal-like Breast Cancer. It is a 2 year grant for $352,000. Link … Continue reading
Dr. Alex Freemerman, Research Associate in the Makowski Lab, was awarded the Nutrition Department Star Heel Award for his excellent service.
Liza Makowski, assistant professor of Nutrition, received an American Heart Association Beginning Grant-in-Aid entitled “The Role of Macrophage Substrate Metabolism in Atherosclerosis.” The grant will fund two years of research for a total of $77,000 per year.
Dr. Liza Makowski, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, received a research grant from the McAllister Heart Institute – UNC Cardiology grant program for a $20,000 grant to pursue a project examining the role of Mφ substrate metabolism in … Continue reading
Dr. Liza Makowski, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, received a research grant from The Mary Kay Foundation 2013 for $100,000 over two years to study obesity and basal-like breast cancer.
Yuanyuan Qin, doctoral graduate student in the Makowski lab was awarded a $1,000 Sabin Family Travel Grant from the UNC McAllister Heart Institute to attend the 2013 FASEB-ASN meeting where she was invited to orally present her project on lipid … Continue reading
Megan Huang, a Bachelors in Science in Public Health (BSPH) undergrad in Liza Makowski’s lab, was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) to fund summer research on the role of metabolism in macrophage … Continue reading
Amy Johnson, Ph.D. won the postdoc talk competition at the 2013 McAllister Heart Institute/Intravascular Biology symposium at UNC March 12, 2013. Yuanyuan Qin, 3rd year graduate student in the Makowski lab, presented a poster. http://www.med.unc.edu/mhi
Dr. Amy Johnson, postdoctoral fellow in the Makowski lab, was invited to present her work in a short presentation entitled “The manipulation of macrophage glucose metabolism alters inflammatory response”at the McAllister Heart Institute/Intravascular Biology Symposium March 12, 2013. Link to … Continue reading