Dr. Christopher Glass and Colleagues Awarded $38 Million to Continue Lipid Mapping Project

Christopher K. GlassDr. Christopher K. Glass and colleagues at UCSD have received a renewal award of nearly $38 million to lead the Lipid Metabolites and Pathways Strategy (MAPS) Project for another five years.

Begun in 2003, the Lipid MAPS project is a 16-center consortium study of the structure and function of lipids. Lipids play a role in many major disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Christopher K. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UCSD. He is director of the LIPID MAPS Macrophage Biology Core.

Principal investigator of the Lipid MAPS consortium is Edward Dennis, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD. The project is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.


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