Pilot and Feasibility


P & F WINNERS

The 2016 – 2018 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Owen Carmichael
Effect of carnitine supplementation on liver mitochondria fatty acid processing


The 2017-2018 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Matthew Calamia
Apathy, unintentional weight loss, and cognitive decline late in life

Sangho Yu
Zinc finger and BTB domain containing 16 in cold-adaptive responses


The 2015-2016 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Jason Collier
Regulation of Pancreatic Islate ß-cell Growth and Function by the IL-1 Receptor

Carrie Elks
Effects of adipocyte STAT5 deletion on mammary fat pad morphology and mammary gland development and function


The 2013-2014 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

John Apolzan
Effects of varied macronutrient composition on weight loss in obese adolescents

Sangho Yu
Gene profiling of neurons activated by temperature change

Henry Nuss
Breastfeeding duration & pro-inflammatory biomarkers obesity


The 2012-2013 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Robert Noland
Defining the importance of skeletal muscle peroxisomal function in regulating insulin resistance

Shawna Wicks
Identifying anti-obesiogenic myokines in a muscle-specific Cpt1b deficiency model

Stefany Primeaux
Role of hypothalamic QRFP on energy regulation in female rats.


The 2011-2012 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

David McDougal
Nutrient Detection in the Hindbrain

Krisztian Stadler

Mitochondrial lipid overload, renal pathology & oxidative stress in a podocyte specific Cre/Lox mouse model

Anthony Civitarese

RNF20

Robert Dubin
Obesity & Comorbities


The 2010-2011 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

David McDougal
The Role of Brainstem Astrocytes in the Autonomic Response to Hypoglycemia

Heike Muenzber-Gruening
Leptin and Central Control of Thermoregulation

Krisztian Staddler
Impact of diet restriction on kidney mitochondrial energy balance in obesity.

Shawna Wicks
Novel Role of the Carnitine Shuttle to Control Protein Acetylation and Activity

Eric Plaisance
Effects of GCN2 Kinase on Lipogenic Gene Expression Following Methionine Restriction


The 2009-2010 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Bolormaa Vandanmagsar
Endothelial-mesenchymal transition, adipocyte lineage and obesity

Rea Anunciado-Koza
Determine the effects of targeted inactivation of Slc25a25 on energy metabolism in vitro by comprehensive bioenergetic profiling of mouse embryonic

Michael Salbaum
Embryonic epigenetics in diabetic and obese pregnancies

Mingguan Zheng
The role of Vitamin D in Th2 and Th17 related asthma



The 2008-2009 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Gregory Sutton
The effects of maternal nutrition on clock gene expression in the offspring

Deep Dixit
Role of adipose-resident T cells in regulation of adipose tissue inflammation

Rea Koza
Effects of Slc25a25 deletion on thermogenesis and energy balance

Beth Floyd
Nutritional regulation of PPARgamma in adipocytes by O-lined glycosylation

Tiffany Stewart

Genetics and Binge Eating: A Case-Control Pilot Study



The 2007-2008 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Deep Dixit
Adipose Resident T cells and Regulation of Cellular Immune Responses

Robert Koza
Development of in vitro and in vivo models to study Mest and adipogenesis

Christopher Morrison
Maternal dietary fat independent of obesity predisposes offspring to obesity



The 2006-2007 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Yourka Tchoukalova
Effect of moderate in-utero nutrient restriction on baboon preadipocyte kinetics

Gregory Sutton
Role of maternal nutrition on behavioral and molecular adaptation to feeding

Corby Martin
Validation of innovative methods to measure behavioral phenotypes in free-living

Jong Rim
Nutritional Programming by methyl-donor diet and obesity



The 2005-2006 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Brenda Richards-Smith
Dietary Fat Avoidance in ACADS Mutant Mice: A new model of Nutrient Sensing?

Ken Eilertsen
Maternal Diet and Epigenetic Programming in utero

Tiffany Stewart

Genetics and Binge Eating: A Case-Control Pilot Study

David York
The Neuroprotective Role of Enterostatin



The PRE Winners

Aaron Adamson
N-truncated PGC-1 Enhances Transcription of PEPCK

Ken Eilertsen

Maternal Diet and Epigenetic Programming in utero

Matt Hulver

Whole-body effects of an up-regulation of stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 in muscle: A transgenic mouse approach

Rob Koza
Epigenetics and variation in diet-induced obesity