DOCE Associate Director Karin Bornfeldt, PhD, Receives NIH R01 Award

Dr. Bornfeldt has been awarded a new R01 from the NIH/NHLBI for her project entitled Obesity and Arterial Metabolism. The overall hypothesis is that expression of the glucose transporter GLUT1 is of critical importance for the obesity-induced arterial metabolic signature, smooth muscle cell phenotype, and obesity-accelerated atherosclerosis. Dr. Bornfeldt is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Professor of Pathology and the Deputy Director of the Diabetes Research Center.