Type II diabetes has a strong adversary in chemistry assistant professor James Hougland. Research conducted in his lab is aimed at developing new therapeutics to treat this all-too-common disease.
The American Diabetes Association granted Hougland a Junior Faculty Development Award in support of his research. The $414,000 grant will support three years of investigation into hormone interactions, which may lead to new diabetes treatments. “The research aims to develop a new biochemical avenue for treating type II diabetes,” he says.