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Diabetes Day 2015 poster prize winners announced

Diabetes Day poster winners

The Diabetes Research Center is pleased to announce the Poster Prize winners of the Diabetes Day Poster Session held in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center at Washington University on November 5, 2015.

The Diabetes Research Center’s Annual Diabetes Day is designed to showcase outstanding recent developments in diabetes research and to foster new scientific collaborations among our members.
Our judges were extremely impressed by the breadth and quality of work demonstrated by the presenters during the poster session.  The poster session concluded with a talk by Dr. Andrew Stewart of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “Advances and obstacles to human beta cell replication for diabetes.

The Prize Winners:

First Place Basic Science Category:  Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD 

Title:  “Functional deficits precede structural lesions in a mouse model of diabetic retinopathy induced by high-fat diet-feeding.”

Authors:  R. Rajagopal, G. Bligard, S. Zhang, P. Lukasiewicz, C. Semenkovich.

Second Place Basic Science Category:  Chris Emfinger, BS

Title:  “Metabolism-secretion coupling in the zebrafish islets of Langerhans.”

Authors:  C. Emfinger, A. Welscher, Z. Yan, M. Remedi, C. Nichols.

First Place Clinical/Translational Category:  Dominic Reeds, MD

Title:  “Tauroursodeoxycholic acid lowers intrahepatic triglyceride content and improves liver function tests and plasma lipid profile in insulin-resistant, HIV+ people receiving ritonavir”.

Authors:  D. Reeds, K. Chambers, R. Dunn, K. Yarasheski, B. Finck.

Second Place Clinical/Translational Category:  Latisha Love-Gregory, PhD

Title:  “SNPping away at CD36 and postprandial lipids”.

Authors:  L. Love-Gregory, A. Kraja, S. Aslibekyan, F. Allum, Y. Duan, S. Klein, H. Lawson, V. Blanc, N. Davidson, I. Borecki, D. Arnett, J. Ordovas, P. Hopkins, E. Grundberg, N. Abumrad.