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Here we highlight our latest news that we want to share with everybody.

New publication - Manuscript published in Endocrinology Heading link


New publication - Manuscript published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology Heading link

06/19/19 Conference IMIBIC - Cordoba, Spain Heading link


Summary of the activity and interview (in Spanish) in the link



06/14/19 IBIMA Conference Malaga, Spain Heading link


04/2019 DRTC Pilot and Feasibility Grant: Suppression of hepatic glucose production by conjugated linoleic acid. Heading link

03/2019 Eram and Hanin were awarded with UIC Honors College Undergraduate Research Grants Heading link


06/22/2018 Invited seminar in the cycle of conferences of the Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research of Cordoba (Cordoba, Spain) Heading link

Invited seminar in the cycle of conferences of the Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research of Cordoba

Dr. Cordoba-Chacon was invited to give a seminar focused on the role of hepatocyte PPARgamma in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis by the Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research of Cordoba. Dr. Cordoba-Chacon talked about the actions of TZD, a class of drugs used to activate PPARgamma, in the control of diabetes and the results derived from clinical trials that have used these drugs to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. His presentations included published and unpublished results of our research group. This seminar was streamed on the research institute’s youtube channel.

06/13-06/15/2018 Conference on the Dissemination of Research in Molecular, Cellular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology in Cordoba, Spain Heading link

Conference on the Dissemination of Research in Molecular, Cellular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology

Dr. Cordoba-Chacon was invited to participate in a retreat organized by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Cordoba and held between June 13th and 15th 2018.  He showed the scientific interests and results of our group that focused on the regulation of the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mouse models with alteration of hepatocyte genes.

05/2018 - Dr. Gregory H. Norris joined our group. Heading link

Gregory Norris earned his PhD in the University of Connecticut on May 2018. The title of his PhD dissertation was: Dietary sphingomyelin for the prevention of metabolic dysfunction. He has joined our group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Welcome!!!

2018 Student Research Forum at UIC Heading link

Zac White 2018

Zac, Amna and Apoorva presented their work in the research forum a few weeks ago.

Amna 2018


03/2018 - Visiting Fellow - Pablo J. Remon-Ruiz Heading link

Dr. Remon-Ruiz will be working in our lab for two months. He is a fellow in Medical Intern in Endocirnology and Nutrition int eh University Hospital Virgen del Rocio (Seville, Spain). He will be obtaining experience in our clinic as well.

03/2018 - Early Investigator Award Heading link

Left to Right: Jose, Dr. Frahm from Univ Pittsburg, Dr. Leon from Massachussetts General Hospital, Dr. Nieman, Endocrine Society President, Dr. Sikora from Univ of Colorado and Dr. Scarlett from Univ of Washington

We were awarded with one of the five 2018 Early Investigator Awards supported by the Endocrine Society. The Early Investigators Awards provide monetary support to assist in the development of early career investigators and recognition of their accomplishments in areas of general endocrinology. Recipients will receive a monetary award, one-year complimentary membership to the Society, one-year complimentary access to the Society’s online journals, and public recognition of research accomplishments in various Society platforms. The Society’s Annual Meeting and Expo will be held March 17-20, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

In the picture (left to right): Jose, Dr. Frahm (Univ Pittsburg), Dr. Leong (Massachussetts General Hospital), Dr. Nieman, (President of the Endocrine Society), Dr. Sikora (Univ of Colorado), and Dr. Scarlett (Univ of Washington).

1/2018 - Apoorva was recognized with a Honorable Mention Certificate at the COM 2017 Research Forum. Heading link

Apoorva Tummala was awarded an Honorable Mention Certificate in the Research Assistant, Professor and Scientific Staff category at the COM 2017 Research Forum. Kudos for her!!! Apoorva is an undergraduate student in the GPPA-Medicine and Honors College (expected graduation May 2018).

01/2018 - K01 award funded by NIDDK Heading link

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney diseases has funded our a K01 award (K01DK115525) entitled “Hepatocyte PPARgamma regulated mechanisms in NAFLD and lipid homeostasis” for the next five years (02/01/2018 – 12/31/2022).

12/2017 - Danielle Oddo has joined our lab!!! Heading link

Danielle is our new Research Specialist. She has joined our lab after being volunteering in Dr. Grippo’s (Medicine/GI) lab.

09/2017 - Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award Heading link

Cecilia Nateras was awarded with a Chancellor’s undergraduate award for the academic year 2017-2018. Congrats!!

03/2017 Honors College Research Grant for Apoorva Heading link

Apoorva Tummala was awarded on March 2017 with the Honors College Undergraduate Research Grant to study how hepatocyte PPARγ regulates intestinal fat absorption and tissue-specific fat  uptake.