2016 Pilot and Feasibility Projects

SECIM is committed to offering pilot and feasibility funding for projects that support the advancement of metabolomics. See below to view past awardees, their funded projects and their research.

For additional pilot awards and funding opportunities, please visit the UF CTSI.


sarah borengasser

“Targeted Metabolomics for 1C Metabolites from Maternal Dried Blood Spot Samples Prior to and During Pregnancy”

PI:  Sarah Borengasser, University of Colorado at Denver


fernando bril

“Identification of Biomarkers Associated with the Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”

PI:  Fernando Bril, University of Florida


Hans Ghayee

“Metabolic Analysis of Human PCC/PGL Cancer Cells Reveals the Importance of Chromogranin-mediated Deacidification in Cancer Survival”

PI: Hans Ghayee, University of Florida


john hartman

“Integration of genetic and metabolic networks that influence cellular aging”

PI: John Hartman, University of Alabama at Birmingham


peter kanetsky

“Investigating Eicosanoids Implications on the Blood Pressure Response to Thiazide Diuretics”

PI: Peter Kanetsky, Moffitt Cancer Center


hendrik luesch

“The functional interplay of marine natural products: marine cyanobacterial small molecules as activators of secondary metabolism in marine actinobacteria”

PI: Hendrik Luesch, University of Florida


luke norton

“The Regulation of Hepatic Pyruvate Metabolism by Pioglitazone”

PI: Luke Norton, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


christina pacak

“Human Urinary Renal Epithelial Cells as Metabolic Biomarkers for Barth Syndrome”

PI: Christina Pacak, University of Florida


mohan raizada

“Discovery of an Unique Bacterial Metabolic Profile in Resistant Hypertensive Patients”

PI: Mohan Raizada, University of Florida


stephanie wohlgemuth

“Effect of early gestational heat stress on the skeletal muscle metabolome in dairy cows”

PI: Stephanie Wohlgemuth, University of Florida


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