Adipocytes – Also known as fat cells, they are the primary components of adipose tissue and specialize in storing energy as fat.
Grantees: Bauer Lab, Foster Lab, Gousopoulos & Felmerer Lab, Haegerling Lab, Herbst Lab, Scherer Lab, and Swartz Lab
Extracellular Matrix (ECM)
Extracellular Matrix – A collection of molecules on the outside of cells. These molecules are secreted by cells to provide structural and biochemical support.
Grantee: Harten Lab
Interstitial Fluid – Fluid released by cells that bathes the exterior and surrounding of cells and tissue.
Grantees: Becker Lab and Swartz Lab, Donahue Lab, and Rachelle Crescenzi (of the Donahue Lab)