Grants and Research

Dr. Mcfadden recently receives funding from Damon Runyon


Dr. David McFadden receives funding from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for "Identifying metabolic vulnerabilities in Hürthle cell carcinoma"

Dr. Bickel awarded NIDDK grant


The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases awarded Dr. Perry Bickel a grant for the study of "Perilipin 5 in the Regulation of Adipose Tissue Function."

Dr. Raskin awarded by NIDDK for D2d


Dr. Philip Raskin holder of the Clifton and Betsy Robinson Chair in Biomedical Research was awarded an NIH-National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant for his studies of Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d).

Towler receives funding for TARDIS Program


Dr. Dwight Towler, Vice Chair for Research in Internal Medicine receives support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for a new Physician Scientist training program titled "Training Resident Doctors as Innovators in Science (TARDIS)" 

CPRIT grant awarded to Dr. McFadden


The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded Dr. David McFadden an award for the study of "Deciphering Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms."

Dr. Jonathan Graff receives NIH Grant


Dr. Jonathan Graff, former faculty, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for Molecular Regulation of Adipose Tissue Development, Homeostasis, and Expansion.

Bickel Lab identifies protein that promotes the breakdown of fat


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells – and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes – can kick-start the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat.

The findings could have significant implications for development of new ways to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes, said Dr. Perry Bickel, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study published online today in Nature Communications.