Biomedical Engineering

Katherine Ferrara Collaborates on New $3.8 Million Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Professor Katherine Ferrara

The National Institutes of Health today awarded $3.8 million to the University of California, Davis, to fund a new mouse-based research center devoted to studies of the physiology and genetics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular health. Katherine Ferrara is one of the collaborators in the new Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center.

A major focus for the new Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center will be cardiovascular disease, which affects more than 82 million Americans, costs an estimated $444 billion annually and is the nation’s leading cause of death. The new center will provide scientists worldwide with complete physiologic characterizations of mice that have been genetically altered for metabolic studies. It will be one of only six such centers in the United States, and the only one that can create the mice for researchers.

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