MRC2 Pilot/Feasibility Grants

This program is intended to provide opportunities for investigators to advance basic, clinical and translational biomedical science by incorporating metabolomic technologies into their research program. The goal of this program is to enable investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies.

  • Submission Deadline: March 16, 2017
  • Award Cycle: 1 year
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Metabolomics
  • Funding Available: $50,000
  • Submission: Keep an eye out on the University of Michigan Medical School, Office of Research's CompetitionSpace portal.

Faculty or equivalent eligible to apply for NIH funding. We especially encourage applications from junior faculty (Assistant Professor or below) and those who have not previously utilized metabolomics in their research. Note: Investigators who have extensive use of metabolomic technology in their research program are generally ineligible for funding.

For pricing information, please see Services and Fees.

The Request for Application can be found here.

Questions about the P/F grant program can be directed to:
Alla Karnovsky, PhD
Director, (MRC2) P/F Grant Program
(734) 615-9314




Suresh Palaniyandi – Henry Ford Health System
“Role of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 in diabetic energy metabolism in iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes”
Mitchell Berger – University of Michigan
“Metabolomic Signatures of Systemic Estrogen and Lower Urinary Tract Symtpoms in Transwomen”
Joshua Thaler – University of Washington
“Microglial metabolomics in obesity”
Yvonne Huang – University of Michigan
“Metabolomic Studies to Understand Type 2-Low Inflammation and Airway Dysbiosis in Asthma”


Husam Abu-Soud - Wayne State University
“Targeted Metabolomic Analysis of Oocyte Dysfunction in Patients with Classic Galatosemia”
Xuequn Chen - Wayne State University
“Lipidomics Analysis of Altered Beta Cell ER homeostatis in Diabetes”
Melanie Cree Green - University of Colorado
“The role of branched chain amino acid metabolism in muscle insulin resistance in youth with obesity and Polycystic ovarian syndrome”
Ilana Chefetz Menaker - University of Michigan
“Cellular metabolome in necroptosis”
Guisheng Song - University of Minnesota
“microRNA-206-mediated lipidome alteration prevents the progression of simple steatosis to NASH”
Norann Zaghloul - University of Maryland Baltimore
“Role of TM6SF2 in systemic and tissue lipid homeostasis”
Cheong-Hee Chang - University of Michigan
“Regulation of immunity by microbiota-induced metabolic changes”


Stella Aslibekyan - University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Metabolomic Markers of Dietary Patterns in the Costa Rica Study"
Monica Dus - University of Michigan
"Dissecting the role of metabolites as key regulators of health and disease"
Ganesh Halade - University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Cardiosplenic Metabolism of DHA and EPA Intermediates Following Myocardial Infarction in Obesity"


Jaspreet Singh - Henry Ford Health System
"Metabolomics to reveal metabolite-phenotype link in X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy"
Laura den Hartigh - University of Washington
"Metabolomics analysis of adipose and liver tissue from CLA-supplemented mice"
Craig L. Hanis - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
"Metabolomics, genomics, sleep apnea and aortic stiffness among Mexican Americans"
Elizabeth K. Speliotes - University of Michigan
"Metabolomic Analysis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"
Jason Michael Tennessen - Indiana University
"Metabolomic Analysis of Aerobic Glycolysis in Drosophila"


Ameeta Kelekar - University of Minnesota
"Glucose and ROS responsive metabolic regulators in primary and leukemic T cells"
Jacques Izard - Forsyth Institute
"Digestive tract metabolomics in the context of diet"
Biao Hu - University of Michigan
"Metabolic regulation by PARP-1 in myofibroblast differentiation and fibrosis"
Henry Thompson - Colorado State University
"Metabolomic analyses: diet composition, weight control and breast carcinogenesis"