Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

Drs. Taylor and Potthoff receive Carver Collaborative Grant

Drs. Eric Taylor, PhD and Matthew Potthoff, PhD, Assistant Professors in the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, respectively, have been awarded a Carver Collaborative Grant. The project, titled “Regulation of Hepatic Gluconeogenesis by the Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier,” is focused on understanding the role of mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC) proteins in regulating hepatic metabolism. This project aims to determine whether decreasing MPC activity can reduce the excessive hepatic glucose production associated with type II diabetes.