MIGs 2018

2018 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 10th  


Hsu Lab

Rebecca McCloud presenting;

“Investigation of azetidines for novel activity-based probes targeting diacylglycerol kinases”





Hsu Lab

Tim Ware presenting;

“Elucidation of diacylglycerol kinase isoform substrate specificity in vivo utilizing metabolomics and protein engineering”



February 14th  


Leitinger Lab

Subramanian (Subbu) Senthivinayagam presenting;

“Regulation of thermogenesis in brown adipocytes by Pannexin1”




Civelek Lab

Warren Anderson presenting;

“Investigating the molecular regulation of adipogenesis”



March 14th  

Harris Lab

Mitch Granade presenting;

“Characterizing mechanisms regulating lipin enzymatic activity.”




Bland Lab

Michelle Bland presenting;

“Transcriptional control of growth and metabolism by NF-kB homologs in Drosophila”



April 11th  

Barrett Lab

Eugene Barrett presenting;

“The vasculature- its role in insulin resistance”





May 9th  



Joint presentation:

Jie Li (Kundu lab) and Susanna Keller will present on;

“Cardiac Metabolic and Functional Changes Precede Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats”





June 13th  


Scott Lab

Brandon Newmyer presenting;

“Prefrontal cortical control of food intake”





Ewald Lab

Stephanie Melchor presenting;

Toxoplasma gondii induces IL-1 dependent cachexia and fibrosis in mice”



July 11th  

Wolf Lab

Matt Wolf presenting;

“The effects of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists on coronary flow reserve in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity”.



Civelek Lab

Mete Civelek presenting;

“Genetic Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Phenotypes. ”


August 8th  

Harris Lab

Mitch Granade presenting;

“Adipocyte lipolysis during myocardial infarction worsens cardiac dysfunction”



Alex Keller presenting;

“Endothelial alpha hemoglobin in the vasculature”


September 13th  

Leitinger Lab

Scott Yeudall presenting;

“Metabolic adaptations to heme clearance in microglia”




Schulman Lab

Ira Schulman presenting;

“Inflammation triggers liver X receptor-dependent regulation of fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis”



October 10th  


Kadl Lab

Alex Kadl presenting;

“Inhibiting lipid metabolism improves host response to severe infections”




Basu, Ananda Lab

Andy Basu presenting;

“Novel Approach to Measure Glucagon Turnover in Humans”



November 14th  

Bland Lab

Miyuki Suzawa presenting;

“The Toll signaling pathway targets the insulin-like peptide Dilp6 to inhibit growth in Drosophila”




Desai Lab

Philip Seegren presenting;

“Mitochondrial Ca2+ and macrophage metabolism in host defense”



December 12th  

Leitinger Lab

 Clint Upchurch presenting;

“Oxidized phospholipids…” 


Harris Lab

Katelyn Ahern presenting;

“The Adipokine Resistin is Acutely Released During Catecholamine-Induced Lipolysis



Previous years schedules