Only three Accelerator awards are given each year. They are designed to “support exceptional, independent early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, sustainable diabetes research programs.”
The ADA gives a total of six Pathway awards annually to investigators at different career stages. The award comes with $1.625 million over five to seven years in support of transformational research approaches to treat and stop diabetes. Praveen’s project seeks to identify the genetic factors that contribute the most to shaping the way human intestines respond to gut microorganisms under normal conditions and in diet-induced obesity and diabetes.
Read the full press release from the American Diabetes Association.