Apr 10 “Catecholamine-Induced Lipolysis Inhibits Glucose Uptake and Causes mTOR Complex Dissociation in Adipocytes” – Pharmacology Dissertation Defense Seminar by Garrett Mullins

April 10, 2015 by Health System Enterprise Calendar

[Jordan 5023] Garrett Mullins is a Pharmacology Ph.D. Candidate in Thurl Harris’s lab. He recently accepted a Clinical Chemistry Fellowship position in the University of Virginia Department of Pathology. During this fellowship, which will begin in July 2015, he will be in training to direct a clinical chemistry (diagnostics) laboratory at a research hospital.

In 2014, Garrett earned a number of accolades, including:

The 2014 Robert Haynes Award for his talk on “Catecholamine-Induced Lipolysis Inhibits Glucose Uptake and Causes mTOR Complex Dissociation in Adipocytes” at the Pharmacology Retreat in October.

First Place in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2014 Student Poster contest with his “Lipolysis suppresses insulin signaling and glucose uptake” poster in September.

He also secured a Predoctoral Fellowship (which began in July) from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate “A Mechanistic Study of Stress-induced Hyperglycemia after Surgery.”