Greg Westcott’s oral presentation at the Lymphatics Gordon Research Conference in Lucca, Italy, received an Abstract Award conferred by the European Vascular Biology Organisation. Congratulations Greg!
Congratulations to Greg Westcott on his newly awarded K08! It is titled Lymphatic-adipocyte interactions in obesity and lymphedema. The K08 will focus on specific mechanisms of the bidirectional relationship between adipocytes and lymphatic endothelial cells using metabolic and lymphatic vascular functional testing. It also includes single-nucleus RNA sequencing of adipose tissue hypertrophy associated with lymphatic diseases.
Frankie Heyward has discovered an unexpected transcriptional effector of leptin action in AgRP neurons. His manuscript “Integrated genomic analysis of AgRP neurons reveals that IRF3 regulates leptin’s hunger-suppressing effects” is now available on BioRxiv (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.01.03.474708v1). Check it out!