MIGs 2022

2022 Metabolic Interest Group (MIGs) Schedule

Running since 2009 the Metabolic Interest Group is a collection of labs at UVA that meet monthly to discuss research in progress pertaining to the broad area of metabolism. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM in the Pharmacology library (Room 5023). Two labs present for 30 minutes at each meeting. The intent of this meeting is to provide students, postdocs, and faculty an opportunity to get feedback on current projects.

Month Presenting Labs Presenting Labs
January 12th Civelek Lab

Jordan Reed presenting;

“A novel role for fat distribution genes in Wnt signaling and adipocyte differentiation”

Harris Lab

Thurl Harris presenting;

Function of the adenosine receptors in the metabolic adaptation to fasting/feeding

February 9th Hsu Lab

Anthony Ciancone presenting;

Sulfur-triazole exchange chemistry (‘SuTEx’) to characterize and pharmacologically target RNA granules

Leitinger Lab

Scott Yeudall presenting;

A role for macrophage PFKFB3 in control of metabolism and inflammation during exacerbation of Sickle Cell Disease?

March 9th Bland Lab

Miyuki Suzawa presenting;

The insulin-like peptides Dilp2 and Dilp6 are regulated by distinct dietary nutrients in Drosophila

Keller Lab

Susanna Keller presenting;

Distinct Cardiac Metabolic Defects Mark Diastolic and Systolic Heart Failure in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

April 13th Bochkis Lab

Irina Bochkis presenting;

Lamina-domains, Foxa2, and development of NAFLD

Yan Lab

Zhen Yan presenting;

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC)”

May 11th Ferris Lab

Heather Ferris presenting;

Regulation of ApoE Particle Size and Secretion by the Mevalonate Pathway

Harris Lab

Mike Lemke presenting;

The Enigmatic AGC: The role of Microtubule Serine/Threonine Kinase 2 (Mast2) in Anabolic Signaling

June 8th Civelek Lab

Yonathan Aberra presenting;

Identifying the sex-specific therapeutic potential and transcriptional regulation of KLF14

Leitinger Lab

Clint Upchurch presenting;

Establishing a mass spec assay for discovery of oxidized phospholipids as biomarkers in human plasma”

July 13th Wolf Lab

Matt Wolf presenting;

Inhibition ofDYRK1a as a therapeutic target to treat myocardial infarction

August 10th Hsu Lab

Miaomiao Chen presenting;

Chemoproteomics investigation of DAGLB mediated signaling cross-talk in macrophages

Fu Lab

John Fu presenting;

Pharmacological modulation of primary cilia


September 14th

Yan Lab

Yuntian Guan presenting;

Mitophagy in Exercise-mediated Protection against Diastolic Dysfunction in Diabetes


October 12th Bland Lab

Miyuki Suzawa presenting;

Opposing endocrine responses to dietary nutrients in the Drosophila insulin-like peptide family

Harris Lab

Danny Lank presenting;

Postprandial Increase of A2BR in Adipose Tissue Changes Lipid and Glucose Homeostasis


November 9th Bochkis Lab

Irina Bochkis presenting;

Foxa2, Lamina Domains, and development of NAFLD

Leitinger Lab

Clint Upchurch presenting;

Oxidized phospholipids in multi-organ dysfunction

December 14th Smith Lab

Elisa Enriquez Hesles presenting;

Serine, an unexpected longevity factor mediating Chronological Lifespan in budding yeast





Previous years schedules