Sarah L. Schlichte
Sarah Schlichte

Sarah L. Schlichte

PhD Candidate in IGPBS - Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctotal Fellowship (2021-2023)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowships (F31 NRSAs) enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.  The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded Sarah Schlichte a 2-year F31 NRSA for her project, Anti-Hypertensive Properties of the Antioxidant, MnTnBuOE-2-PyP5+, and its Nanoformulation.  Sarah’s research focuses on the plight of individuals with high blood pressure whose current medication is not satisfactory reducing blood pressure, placing them at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and stroke. This project is designed to better understand how a new medication, MnTnBuOE-2-PyP5+ and its nanoformulation (nanoBuOE), decreases elevated blood pressure to provide another option for those resistant to current medications. Sarah is a PhD candidate in IGPBS – Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine and is pursuing her dissertation research under the tutelage of Matthew C. Zimmerman, PhD, in the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology.