March 1, 2021

Giulia Baldini selected to receive Provost’s Innovator Award

Giulia Baldini, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was selected as one of four inaugural recipients of the Provost’s Innovator Awards. Dr. Baldini is studying a potential new way to treat obesity. Her research is focused on naturally occurring genetic mutations of a receptor found in people with obesity. The receptor is expressed in the hypothalamus, where it controls food intake and energy expenditure. Baldini is targeting the receptor using nanoparticles to deliver a substance that induces appropriate signaling to help regulate weight.