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Lisa M. Spain, Ph.D.

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Disease-modifying clinical trials in type 1 diabetes, etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes

Responsibilities & Activities

I serve as director of the Immunobiology of Type 1 Diabetes and Autoimmune Endocrine Diseases Program.

I am the Project Scientist for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet—an international consortium for the conduct of clinical trials for the prevention and reversal of type 1 diabetes. My special interest is in facilitating biomarker discovery.

I am the Program Director for K01, K08, K12, K23, R03 mentored investigator programs for the division. I provide advice and assistance to applicants, participate in funding decisions, and I am involved in program evaluations as needed.

Research Programs

Clinical Research in Type 1 Diabetes
Determinants, etiology, progression, prevention, and treatment of type 1 diabetes in children and adults.

Diabetes, Endocrine, & Metabolic Disease Translational Research
Studies that translate scientific findings into practice to enhance human health of those with, or at risk for, metabolic disease.

Pathophysiology of Diabetes & Metabolic Disease
Whole body intermediary carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism, energy balance, thermogenesis and mitochondria biology in obesity and diabetes

Committees & Working Groups

  • NIH Autoimmune Disease Coordinating Committee, NIDDK Representative
  • NIDDK Clinical Sciences Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK/DEM Autoimmunity/Transplantation Working Group, Member
Last Reviewed March 2023