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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLRD Merit Review Research Career Scientist (RCS) Award (IK6)
Principal Investigator:

Alyssa H Hasty

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $69,759
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The prevalence of obesity and associated co-morbidities, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, has increased dramatically in the past several decades. It is well-established that an immune component contributes to the etiology of metabolic diseases – especially when driven by obesity. For example, nearly all of the immune cells in existence have been shown to reside in adipose tissue (AT). Resident macrophages in AT are thought to contribute to development and proper function of...

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