The University of Iowa

2018

Brittany Ripley

Brittany Ripley

 

As an American Heart Association Fellow, Ripley plans to advance her research dealing with DNA repair pathways.

Her research specifically focuses on how cells cope with DNA damage during cell division and how cells regulate the replication of damaged DNA.

“This award will open doors for me to obtain a position as a postdoctoral researcher in a well-respected laboratory. This in turn will project me into a productive career in academia,” Ripley says.

Sharon Idiga

Sharon Idiga

 

Sharon Idiga sees potential in her research, and so do others. Most recently, Idiga was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.

Idiga studies the neural mechanisms of a liver-derived hormone called FGF21 that has been identified as playing a role in the prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes. Her lab recently found that FGF21 acts in a specific region of the brain to lower sugar intake in mice.

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