Drs. Abraham Palmer and Laura Sittig awarded a grant from the Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) at the University of Chicago

The Pilot and Feasibility award is titled “Mapping epistatic modifiers of diabetes using the Akita mouse model of pancreatic beta cell stress” and provides $35,000 to study epistatic interactions between the Akita mutation in the insulin protein and genetic modifiers. The award can be renewed for a second and final year.

More information about the DRTC can be found here: http://drtc.bsd.uchicago.edu/