MRC2 P/F Small Grants Program

Small P/F grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to University of Michigan investigators who are interested in running metabolomics samples in the BRCF - Metabolomics Core.

Out of the $5,000, one-third ($1,667) will come from the MRC2, one-third ($1,667) will come from MICHR, and the remainder from the awardee. Grants of less than $5,000 will also be divided into one-third from MRC2, one-third from MICHR, and one-third from the awardee.

The grants are intended for any investigator doing translationally oriented research who do not yet use metabolomics in their research.

There is no deadline. Awards will be determined on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted. We anticipate funding approximately 15 grants/year.

To apply, please visit the University of Michigan Medical School CompetitionSpace. *

* Available to University of Michigan investigators only. Requires login.

Any questions should be directed to Terri Ridenour at


Leslie Satin, PhD - Professor - Pharmacology
Metabolomics of TBI
Yang Mao-Draayer, MD, PhD - Associate Professor - Neurology
Metabolomic Analysis in Secondary Progressive and Benign MS
Jiaqi Shi, MD, PhD - Clinical Assistant Professor - Pathology
Metabolic profiling of cyst fluid from patients with cystic mucinous neoplasms to guide clinical management
Isabel Dennahy, MD - Surgical Research Fellow
Impact of valproic acid on metabolomics of the traumatic penumbra
Anna Seekatz, PhD - Research Fellow - Internal Medicine
Metabolic contribution of microbial communities during recovery from recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in a mouse model
Lindsay Caverly, MD - Clinical Lecturer - Pediatrics
The microbial ecology of nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis
Rita Loch-Caruso, PhD - Professor - School of Public Health
Metabolomic Evaluation of Phthalate Toxicity in Human Placental Cells In Vitro
Nobuhiko Kamada, PhD - Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
UC associated luminal mal metabolism and the risk of intestinal infection
Zora Djuric, PhD - Research Professsor - Family Medicine
Effects of fish oils and obesity on colon lipid stores
Joseph Holoshitz, MD - Professor - Internal Medicine
Tryptophan Metabolomics in a Novel Mechanism of Gene-Environment Interaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ilana, Chefetz Menaker, PhD - Research Fellow - Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Effect of oncomorphic p53 mutation on metabolism
Ghada Soliman, MD, PhD, RD, LMNT - Research Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Metformin and mTOR inhibitors synergism in pancreatic cancer
Krishnan Raghavendran, MD, FACS - Professor - Surgery Department
Adaptation to hypoxia and changes in oxidative phosphorylation mediated by HIF -1α in lung contusion
Evan T. Keller, DVM, PhD - Professor - Urology Department
Prostate cancer-derived exosome-mediated alteration of the metabolic state of the bone marrow microenvironment
Ingrid L. Bergin, VMD - Assistant Professor - Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Lanthanide-mineral induced alteration of bile acid metabolism in a murine model of steatohepatitis
Mohamad El Zaatari, PhD - Research Fellow - Internal Medicine
The Role of Tryptophan-Kynurenine Pathway Metabolites in Gastric Pre-Neoplasia
Vincent Young, MD - Associate Professor - Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Shifts in the gastrointestinal metabolome fudring C. difficile infection