SECIM Announces 2015 Pilot & Feasibility Awards

Published: August 11th, 2015

Category: News

2015_SECIM_pf_recipientsCongratulations to the award recipients of SECIM’s 2015 Pilot and Feasibility Program!

Overall, eleven research projects were funded, spanning seven institutions. Research will begin soon, and continue through 2016. This year’s recipients are:

  • Keith Choe, PhD
    University of Florida
    “Metabolic profiling of aging in a long-lived and stress resistant C. elegans mutant”
  • Paul Coen, PhD
    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
    “The role of NAD+ and SIRT1/3 in mitochondrial dysfunction during disuse-induced muscle atrophy”
  • Kunjan Dave, PhD
    University of Miami
    “Impact of recurrent hypoglycemia on brain metabolite profile”
  • Jesse Gregory, PhD
    University of Florida
    “Metabolic Consequences of Vitamin B6 Insufficiency and Associations with Cardiovascular Disease”
  • Kevin Kenworthy, PhD
    University of Florida
    “The Development of Metabolomic Markers in Bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) for Sting Nematode (Belonolaimus longicaudatus) Response”
  • Chris Martyniuk, PhD
    University of Florida
    “Metabolomics profiling in a diet-induced zebrafish model for obesity”
  • Laura Musselman, PhD
    Binghamton University, State University of New York
    “Tissue-specific analyses of Drosophila metabolism”
  • Laura Reed, PhD
    University of Alabama
    “Characterizing the metabolism of a deadly mushroom toxin in Drosophila”
  • John Seal, MD
    Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute
    “Metabolomics Approach to Allograft Assessment in Liver Transplantation”
  • Eric Triplett, PhD
    University of Florida
    “A metabolomics blueprint for culturing the citrus greening pathogen”
  • Maria Wing, PhD
    George Washington University
    “Prebiotics in Peritoneal Dialysis”

SECIM offers pilot and feasibility funding for projects that support the advancement of metabolomics. These applicants demonstrated that their pilot projects will provide critical preliminary data to support new extramural grant applications, and they will utilize SECIM’s state-of-the-art metabolomics services to complete their projects. Congratulations once again to all eleven 2015 SECIM Pilot & Feasibility Program award recipients.

For more information on funding opportunities for other NIH-sponsored metabolomics programs, visit the Metabolomics Workbench website. Stay tuned to the SECIM website for the 2016 P&F Program’s request for applications, coming in early 2016…