PROJECTS The Role of “Gatekeeper” MTCH2 in Controlling ObesityProfessors Anthony Vella and Atan Gross lead collaborative teams to investigate the role of a key outer mitochondrial membrane protein called mitochondrial carrier homolog 2... Involvement of Stress-Signaling Molecules in Metabolic FunctionsProf. Alon Chen, Dr. Yael Kuperman, and Dr. Gerald I. Shulman will exchange expertise and knowledge available at the Yale and Weizmann Institute Metabolic Phenotyping... Altering Microbial Communities in the GutThe Kriegel lab is interested in understanding how genetics shape the microbiome, the collection of all microbes living on us. These microbes are needed for... High Fructose Corn Syrup and Brain Response PatternsDr. Robert Sherwin, investigates whether consumption of commonly-consumed sugars, such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), affects neural responses in reward-motivation, hunger-satiety, and decision-making areas... Effects of the Microflora on Human Immune ResponsesEffects of the Microflora on Human Immune Responses Kevan Herold, MD Professor of Immunobiology and Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine Project: Yale researchers have... Effects of the Microbiome on Immune Responses in Humanized MiceProfessors George M. Weinstock, Anthony T. Vella, Atan Gross, and Kevan C. Herold investigate the relationships between increases in common diseases such as allergies, autoimmune... Study on the Microbiome and its Role in Obesity and Metabolic SyndromeProf. George Weinstock, Dr. Eran Elinav and Dr. Kevan Herold will collaborate on a study of immunological and microbial contributions to obesity and the metabolic... PROJECT UPDATE FORM Project Update Form Name(Required) First Last Title/Affiliation(Required) Email(Required) PhonePartner Institution(s)(Required) Add RemoveProject Title(Required) Principal InvestigatorFirst NameLast NameAcademic Title & DepartmentInstitution Add RemoveProject Type(Required) Event Printed Publication Research (preliminary) Research (existing) Relationship Building/Partnership Exploration Project Start Date(Required) MM slash DD slash YYYY Project End Date MM slash DD slash YYYY Funding Sources & Amounts(Required)Funding SourceAmount (incl. Currency) Add RemoveWrite N/A if this is not a funded project. If this project was funded by Global Affairs, please note below in "Progress Notes" how the funding contributed to its progress; detail how the funds were used; and explain if/how this deviated from what was initially supported in the funding request.Project Abstract/DescriptionUConn Faculty InvolvedFirst NameLast NameAcademic Title & Department Add RemovePartner Faculty InvolvedFirst NameLast NameAcademic Title & DepartmentPartner Institution (if multiple) Add RemovePublicationsProgress NotesAdditional Information & Documentation Drop files here or Select files Max. file size: 100 MB. Please upload any additional materials you would like to share (e.g. event programs, photos, etc.)CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.