May 21, 2015 — Sudha Biddinger, assistant professor of pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, is the 2015 recipient of the Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award for Excellence in Endocrine Research. She spoke on “FMO3 as a novel player in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease” at the annual award ceremony and lecture on May 12, 2015. The award was presented by Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism and chair, Department of Molecular Metabolism.
The mission of the Biddinger lab is to define the molecular chain of events that link obesity, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease and gallstones, leading to more effective prevention and treatment of these disorders.
Armen Tashjian was professor of toxicology, emeritus, in the Department of Molecular Metabolism. He led the School’s toxicology program for nearly three decades. The Tashjian Research Award recognizes promising young faculty members and fellows at the School who are pursuing innovative research ideas in basic biomedical sciences.