Congratulations to Tony D'Ippolito for receiving a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health!
This grant will support the remainder of Tony's graduate studies with the Reddy lab. He will continue to explore how the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) represses gene transcription. It is well established that the GR can activate gene transcription, but how it represses transcription is less well understood. Tony has identified potential candidate genes that are activated by the GR, and likely result in downstream repression of genes. Tony is looking forward to investigating how GR represses transcription through secondary means.