Dr. Seth J. Field is one of two UC San Diego faculty members to win an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award grant from the National Institutes of Health for 2008.

Seth J. Field, M.D., Ph.D.Seth J. Field, M.D., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

The five-year, $1.5-million grant will support his research in phosphoinositides, a group of membrane molecules that function in intracellular signaling.

Although phosphoinositides are known to be involved in causing cardiovascular, inflammatory, and neurologic disease as well as diabetes and cancer, they are not well understood.

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Dr. Field’s project will use three new approaches to arrive at a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the roles the phosphoinositides play in health and disease. |   Read the public abstract of Dr. Field’s research project

The NIH Director’s New Innovator grants are awarded to a small number of promising new biomedical or behavioral research investigators each year.

Award recipients are selected for the exceptional creativity and potential impact of their research.

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