New Grant from the American Heart Association

In January of 2017, Dr. Michael Airola was awarded the Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association. A total of $231,000 will be distributed over the next 3 years to study the structure and function of lipins: enzymes that catalyze the penultimate step in triglyceride synthesis. Elevated levels of triglycerides are strongly associated with increased of cardiovascular disease. This grant will fund work to understand the basic mechanisms regulating triglyceride synthesis and provide new insights into cardiovascular disease.

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