UW Diabetes Institute Researcher Mauricio Dorfman Receives AHA Scientist Development Grant

Dr. Mauricio Dorfman, PhD, has been awarded an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant for his project entitled “Sex-specific microglial signaling in the pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes.” This 4-year award seeks to elucidate the relationship between estrogen and CNS inflammatory signaling and explore the potential for targeting microglial activity to treat obesity and its associated metabolic disorders. Dr. Dorfman is a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.