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Pilot and Feasibility Projects

This is the pilot grant page. Anyone can apply for a pilot grant at the metabolomic center if they want to study metabolomics.

West Coast Metabolomics Center - Pilot and Feasibility Projects

Funded Projects 2017

After a thorough three-tiered review and decision process, we congratulate the following applicants to receive funding for their pilot grant application with the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis.

      George Thomas, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
      "To Study Treatment-Induced Autophagic Metabolic Reprogramming"

      Andrew DeFilippis, University of Kentucky, Louisville, KY 
      "Targeted Plasma Metabolomic Profiling of Thrombotic Myocardial Infarction"

      Valentina Medici, UC Davis, CA
      "Identification of Unique Metabolite Networks between Latino and Caucasian Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"

      James Borneman, UC Riverside, CA
      "Integrated Metabolomic Analysis of Host and Microbiome in Mouse Intestines"

      Ulrike Luderer, UC Irvine, CA
      "The Exposome and Reproductive Function in Women"

      Manuela Martins-Green, UC Riverside, CA
      "Combined Metabolomics and Lipidomics Studies in Chronic Wound Initiation and Development "

      Nancy Keim, USDA / UC Davis, CA
      "Lipidomics Network Indicative of Metabolic Inflexibility in Women at High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes"

      Maria Roselle Abraham, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
      "Investigation of Metabolism in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"

      Biswapriya Misra, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
      "Lipidomics and Exposomics of Atherosclerotic Baboon Livers for Biomarker Discovery"

      David Asmuth, UC Davis, CA
      "Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Vitamin D Concentrations in HIV-Infected Patients Employing a Novel Method for Vitamin D Measurement"

      Funded Projects 2016

      After a thorough three-tiered review and decision process, we congratulate the following applicants to receive funding for their pilot grant application with the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis.

      Scott Damrauer, U Pennsylvania
      Supervised Exercise Training for Peripheral Artery Disease

      Jang Youn, U Southern California
      Dietary Potassium + Gut Microbiota in Postprandial Oxidative Stress

      Sean Wilson, Loma Linda U
      Maternal Hypoxemia and Oxidative Stress

      Stephan Lange, UC San Diego
      Inflammatory Resolution in Cardiometabolic Health and Disease

      Kip Connor, Harvard U
      Attenuation of Choroidal Neovascularization

      Jan Nolta, UC Davis
      Metabolic Modulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

      Joanna Chiu, UC Davis
      Cross-talk between Animal Circadian Clock and Metabolism

      Angela Zivkovic, UC Davis
      The Interplay of Diet and the Gut Microbiome In TMAO Production

      Funded Projects 2015

      After a thorough three-tiered review and decision process, we congratulate the following applicants to receive funding for their pilot grant application with the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis.

      Suzan Carmichael, Stanford University
      "Etiologies of Preterm Delivery Among Obese Women".

      John Sundberg, Jackson Laboratory
      "Lipids and Cicatricial Alopecias in Mice and Humans"

      Mark Sarzynski, LSU Pennington
      "Changes in the Metabolome and Lipidome in Response to Exercise Training"

      Kit Lam, UC Davis
      "Effect of the Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Therapies on Exosomal Bioactive Lipid Profiles"

      Vimal Selvaraj, Cornell University
      "Lipid profiles in Alzheimer's disease".

      Aimee Edinger, UC Irvine
      "Effect of Anti-Neoplastic Sphingolipids on the Metabolome of Normal and Cancer Cells"

      Katrine Whiteson, UC Irvine
      "Integrative ‘Omics to Study Human-Associated Microbial Communities"

      Amir Zeki, UC Davis
      "Statin Immuno-Metabolomics in Asthma"

      Funded Projects 2014

      After a thorough three-tiered review and decision process, we congratulate the following applicants to receive funding for their pilot grant application with the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis.

      Erwin Berthier with Nancy Keller, University of Wisconsin
      "Aspergillus fumigatus Oxylipins Disrupt Host Immune Eicosanoid Signaling"

      Nick Kenyon, UC Davis
      "Profiling of Downstream Metabolites of L-Arginine in Severe Asthmatics"

      Frances Sladek, UC Riverside
      "Integrated Analysis of the Factors Driving Soybean Oil-induced Metabolic Syndrome in Mice"

      Stephen Wedgwood, UC Davis
      "Metabolomics of Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension"

      Olivia Osborn, UC San Diego
      "Metabolite Changes Associated with Obesity and Weight Loss"

      Funded Projects 2013

      After a thorough three-tiered review and decision process, we congratulate the following applicants to receive funding for their pilot grant application with the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis.

      Graeme Bell, University of Chicago
      "Combined Metabolomics and Lipidomics of Type 1 Diabetes"

      Michele La Merrill, UC Davis
      "Dysfunctional Lipid Metabolism Underlies the Effect of Perinatal DDT Exposure on the Development of Metabolic Syndrome "

      Ernst Lengyel, University of Chicago
      "A Study of Changes in Lipid Metabolism of Ovarian Cancer Cells Co-Cultured with Adipocytes"

      Peter Kaiser, UC Irvine
      "Metabolite Changes Associated with Methionine Stress Sensitivity of Cancer"

      Roel Ophoff, UC Los Angeles
      "Biomarkers for Depression in CSF and Plasma in a Population Sample"

      Pei-an Shih, UC San Diego
      "Quantitative Profiling of Eicosanoids to Explore Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Anorexia Nervosa"

      Patricia Thompson, Jessica Anne Miller University of Arizona
      "Application of Oxylipin Metabolomics to a Celecoxib Intervention in Men at Risk for Colorectal Neoplasia Recurrence"

      Johanna Lampe, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at Univ. of Washington, Seattle
      "Metabolic Profiling of Visceral and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue from Colorectal Cancer Patients: Unraveling the Link Between Adipose Tissue and Cancer"

      Rudy Ortiz, UC Merced
      "Metabolomic and Lipidomic Profiles in Response to Exogenous Insulin and GLP-1 Infusions during Prolonged Fasting"

      Patricia Oteiza, UC Davis
      "Disruption of Zinc Homeostasis can Impair Maternal Glucocorticoid Metabolism: Consequences on the Developing Fetus"

      Vivian Hook, UC San Diego
      "Metabolomics Analyses of Neurotransmitter Profiles Regulated in Schizophrenia Modeled in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"

      Jayoung Kim, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
      "Urinary Metabolites in IC/PBS Diagnosis"

       

      For more information, contact  metabolomics@ucdavis.edu

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