2024 - 2025 Pilot and Feasibility Awards

Juan Alvarez, Ph.D., (Year 2) Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Project Title:“Linking functional maturity to the human islet inflammatory response via integrated bioelectronics & spatial transcriptomic”

Kate Townsend-Creasy, Ph.D., (Year 2) Assistant Professor, Biobehavorial Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
Project Title:“Evaluating a ketogenic diet for the treatment of genetic disorders of glycogen metabolism”

Theodore Drivas, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Project Title:“Discovering novel roles for the primary cilium in insulin receptor signaling”

Marie Guerraty, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor,Department of Medicine
Project Title: “The cardiometabolic effects of human variant FOG2S657G”

Sarah Henrickson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Project Title:“Role of Endogenous Retroviruses in T-cell Exhaustion in Obese Asthma”

Stefanie Hinkle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Project Title: “Informing Preconception Guidelines for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: A Pilot Project”

Parker Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Project Title: “Single-cell detection of somatic mosaicism in diabetic kidney disease”

Pilot Award Overview

Current Awardees

Past Awardees