November 18, 2021

Kolonin research studies therapeutic approaches to muscular dystrophy

Recent research from the lab of Mikhail Kolonin, PhD, professor and Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Distinguished University Chair in Metabolic Disease Research at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine; on the depletion of pathogenic mesenchymal stromal cells and its effects on muscle…

October 21, 2021

Kolonin study on noninvasive imaging probes published in Cancer Research

A recent study from the lab of Mikhail Kolonin, PhD, on the identification of a new molecule that binds metastatic cells and demonstrates their application as noninvasive imaging has been published in Cancer Research. “Biomarkers or metastatic cells are lacking, and probes…

August 12, 2021

Research on regulation of fatty acid published in JCI Insight

JCI Insight, an open-access journal from the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), has published a recent study from the laboratory of Mikhail G. Kolonin, PhD, titled “Fatty acid mobilization from adipose tissue is mediated by CD36 post-translational modifications and intracellular trafficking.”…

July 29, 2021

Diabetes journal publishes Kolonin research on metabolic dysfunction

Recent research from the lab of Mikhail G. Kolonin, PhD, makes an important step toward understanding and confronting metabolic dysfunction. The study, titled “Prohibitin Inactivation in Adipocytes Results in Reduced Lipid Metabolism and Adaptive Thermogenesis Impairment,” published in Diabetes was supported by the…

January 28, 2021

New antibody therapies found to potentially fight COVID-19

Researchers at McGovern Medical School and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. The study was published in Nature Communications. Antibodies are proteins that allow the body to fight viruses such as SARS-CoV-2,…

December 17, 2020

Aging, diet-induced obesity, and metabolic disease link explored in new research

Unraveling the links among obesity, aging, telomere lengths and metabolic diseases is the subject of the study published Dec. 14 in Nature Metabolism by a collaborative research team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Telomeres act as…

June 18, 2020

Five research fellows named Dean’s Excellence in Postdoctoral Research winners

The Postdoctoral Association at UTHealth has named five McGovern postdoctoral research fellows as the winners of the 2020 Dean’s Excellence in Postdoctoral Research Award. This year’s winners (and their labs) are: Xin Li, PhD; (lab of Kai Sun, MD, PhD), Institute of Molecular Medicine….