Karen Houseknecht part of research team to win $11 million grant to study metabolic diseases

Karen Houseknecht

September 13, 2017

Karen Houseknecht, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and interim dean of the College of Pharmacy, is part of a research team at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) that was awarded an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award titled, “Mesenchymal and Neural Regulation of Metabolic Networks,” will fund research projects for four young investigators examining various aspects of metabolic disease. Houseknecht, who has extensive research experience in the area of endocrinology and metabolism, will serve as a technical and strategic advisor on the COBRE’s steering committee. She will also act as faculty mentor to two of the investigators, Katherine Motyl, Ph.D., and Christine Duarte, Ph.D., and will be a research collaborator on projects led by Motyl and Aaron Brown, Ph.D.

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To learn more about the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, visit www.une.edu/com

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