Biggs researcher awarded UT System STARs awardJuly 9, 2018
Xianlin Han, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine, the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases has received a $300,000 STARs award from the UT System.
Dr. Han’s laboratory focuses on lipidomics, a relatively new field of biomedical research which involves complex lipidome analysis.
He said his lab seeks to uncover “the causal factors of disease development by using a mass spectrometry-based technology developed in the laboratory to study lipids. Measurements of aberrant changes of lipid levels enable us to reveal insights into the causes of diseases. Currently, our research focus is on Alzheimer’s disease and diabetic complications, which affect a large number of people and still do not have a cure.”
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