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Larry Rudel Award Lectures

Natalia Do Couto, PhD | University of Illinois at Chicago

Cholesterol-Induced Suppression of Kir2.1 Contributes to Atherosclerotic Plaque Development

Kathryn Gunn, PhD | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Active Lipoprotein Lipase Dimer Revealed by CryoEM

Clint Upchurch | University of Virginia

AAV8-Mediated Expression of Scfv-E06 to Target Oxidized Phosphatidylcholines is an Effective Therapeutic Intervention to Prevent Progression to Hepatic Fibrosis

Selected Abstract Presentations

William Clarkson | University of South Carolina 

Association between Cholesterol Efflux Capacity and HDL-Sized and Whole Plasma Proteins in the HERITAGE Family Study

Alexander Bashore, PhD | Columbia University

High Plasma Lp(a) Levels Associate with a Specific Transcriptomic Signature in Monocytes in African Americans but not in Whites

Shunxing Rong, PhD | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Increasing Phosphatidylethanolamine Content in the Endoplasmic Reticulum

Ian Williamson, PhD | Duke University

Glycerate Production from Enteric Fructose Metabolism is Elevated by Dietary Fat, Inducing Glucose Intolerance through b-cell Damage

Madison Kirk | Wake Forest University

The Effect of Hydrogel Materials on Lipid Metabolic Capacity of Three-Dimensional Primary Human Hepatocyte Cultures


Virgil Brown Lecture


FLRC Keynote Speaker

Scott Summers.jfif

NCDRC Keynote Speaker

Deb Muoio, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Director, Basic Research

Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and Sarah W. Steadman Nutrition and Metabolism Center

Duke University

Karen Mohlke, PhD

Professor, Genetics

Associate Chair for Research

University of North Carolina

Molecular genetic mechanisms underlying inter-individual variation in lipid metabolism

Mitochondrial fitness and failure in health and disease

Scott Summers, PhD

Co-Director, Diabetes & Metabolism Research Center

Department Chair and Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

University of Utah

Ceramides and the two phases of lipotoxicity

Scientific Sessions

The Big Picture: Systems, omics and whole-body studies

Session Chair: Scott Gordon

I’m No Model! Lessons in lipid metabolism from unconventional systems

Session Chair:  Robert Bauer

Adios, Adipose: Lipids in Other Tissues

Session Chair:  Rebecca Haeusler

A Celebration of Innovation

Session Chair:  Svati Shah

Thinking outside the Sphere: Weird and wonderful functions of apolipoproteins

Session Chair: Sarah Cohen


North Carolina Diabetes Research Center

Annual Symposium

Social Event at Durham Bulls Baseball Game


Trainee Presentation Opportunities

Larry Rudel Award

Podium Presentations

Poster Sessions


Trainee Career Development Luncheon with two options:

Session I

How to Publish in High-Impact Journals:  A panel discussion with

Suzanne Barbour, Alan Daugherty, Scott Gordon and Deb Muoio

Session II

Transitional Awards from the NIH with Karin Lidman, PhD,

Program Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development,

Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI, NIH