Biology, development, and function of the endocrine pancreas and clinical studies on islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes treatment.
The Endocrine Pancreas program supports research on the basic biology, development, and function of the endocrine pancreas, as well as clinical studies on islet transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The research in this program includes developmental biology studies on tissue formation, particularly the development and regeneration of pancreatic islets, and basic biology studies on hormone synthesis and secretion from pancreatic endocrine cells (alpha, beta, delta, etc.) within the islet. Areas addressing islet transplantation include studies on optimizing islet yield, viability, and durability in the procurement and pre-transplant process; enhancing islet graft survival and promoting immune tolerance of islet grafts; and evaluating transplantation alternatives to human islets.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Guillermo A. Arreaza-Rubín, M.D. Diabetes and endocrine disease bioengineering and glucose sensing
- Olivier Blondel Pathophysiology of the endocrine pancreas in diabetes; technology development (i.e. genomics and systems biology) in metabolic disease
- Thomas Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D. Cystic fibrosis research and translation centers, Cystic Fibrosis basic research and clinical trials, rare metabolic diseases basic and clinical trials, clinical islet transplantation registry; advanced artificial pancreas clinical trials, post COVID-19 new onset diabetes
- Albert J. Hwa, Ph.D. Basic mechanisms underlying the organogenesis and regeneration of pancreatic islets during health and disease; generation of islet cells from stem cells for disease modeling and regenerative medicine
- Xujing Wang, Ph.D. Data science; computation modeling; integrative genomics; network biology; genotype-phenotype relationship
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Integration of Novel Measures for Improved Classification of Type 2 Diabetes (U01, Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Integration of Novel Measures for Improved Classification of Type 2 Diabetes Biostatistics Research Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Limited Competition for the NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Evaluating Neurocognitive Complications of Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Potential Risk and Protective Factors Biostatistics Research Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Evaluating Neurocognitive Complications of Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Potential Risk and Protective Factors Clinical Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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