Klingelhutz and Ankrum to lead a new 5-year project as part of the Iowa Superfund Research Program

FOEDRC members Drs. Al Klingelhutz (Microbiology and Immunology) and James Ankrum (Biomedical Engineering) have received funding as part of the Iowa Superfund Research Program (ISRP). As co-directors of 1 of the 5 projects, “Role of Airborne PCBs in Adipogenesis, Adipose Function, and Metabolic Syndrome”, they will focus on how PCB accumulation in fat affects the development of obesity, liver steatosis, and type II diabetes. The ISRP, headed by Keri Hornbuckle (Civil and Environmental Engineering), will receive a total of $11.4 million over a 5-year period to continue its research on polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and the impact they have on human health.

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