Pharmacology

Drs. Potthoff and Taylor receive Carver Collaborative Grant

Drs. Matthew Potthoff, PhD and Eric Taylor, PhD, Assistant Professors in the Department of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, 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.