Eyleen J. O’Rourke Awarded the 2016 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

July 7, 2016 by

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From the Pew Charitable Trusts website: “The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.”

Please visit the site to read about Dr. O’Rourke’s award winning research.   The Pew Scholars Program

“My lab plans to uncover the complete network of genes that govern metabolism at the whole organism level using the worm C. elegans. While much has been learned about the buildup and utilization of energy units such as lipids and sugars at the cellular level, there have been limitations to understanding how these processes are controlled in a whole animal system.” ….  “The results will constitute the basis to model the metabolism of the whole animal with single-cell resolution—a resource that will transform our ability to unravel disease mechanisms and provide a tool for designing treatments for a variety of metabolic disorders such as diabetes.”