Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by the destruction or dysfunction of the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. My lab studies the mechanisms that regulate pancreas development with the idea that this will shed light on the key steps necessary to regenerate the beta cells lost in individuals with diabetes. In short, my lab uses animal models (mouse and zebrafish) and human donor tissue to understand what instructs cell growth and how these processes go wrong in disease.

Past Affiliations
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biological Science, Cellular Biochemistry, Molecular Biochemistry
Bachelor, University of Guelph
PhD, University of Toronto
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