The PSTP is pleased to announce that Anjana Murali, a research year student in the program, was recently awarded a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) T32 Medical Student Research Training Supplement under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Jurczak in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. This grant will support her investigation of genetic and pharmacological activation of AMPK in the liver to reduce steatosis and improve glucose homeostasis in mouse models of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
"I'm so grateful for this opportunity and excited to see what I can accomplish during my research year! Grant writing is one of the most important tools in the physician-scientist toolbox and I'm thankful for the PSTP and my mentor for helping me develop this skillset."
Before joining the PSTP, Anjana received her Bachelor's Degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. In her free time, Anjana enjoys playing chess, running with friends, and exploring the food scene in Pittsburgh.