Assistant Professor in Medicine
Duke AHEAD role:
Our lab has worked on the regeneration of beta cells and their altered metabolic status during disease. We manipulate the remarkable ability of the zebrafish pancreas to re-grow beta cells after toxic insults and translate our findings into rodent and human models. Much of our research has studied intracellular signaling after small molecule interrogation of beta cells in vivo, generating useful pharmacological, physiological and molecular profiles during beta cell regeneration. The lab is also a member of Duke’s Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition within the Department of Medicine.