ChE faculty member Dr. Rebecca Carrier was awarded 1.8M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall goal of the project is to gain quantitative mechanistic insight into and predictive capability of how lipids in the GI tract impact compound (drug, nutrient, lipid) absorption. Ingested lipids, whether from food or a drug delivery vehicle, can result in almost ten-fold positive or negative changes in compound absorption, but these effects are currently poorly understood and not possible to predict. The resulting experimental and theoretical framework will be useful for providing practical, relevant guidance for orally dosing drugs and nutritive supplements and meaningful insight into food related diseases, including obesity.
Congratulations Rebecca from the Chair, Faculty, and Staff of the Chemical Engineering Department!