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Maureen Gannon Laboratory
|Start Date / Time||November 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM|
|End Date / Time||November 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM|
|Location||9455 MRB IV|
|Presenter Name||Peter Kropp, Grad Student (Gannon Lab)|
|Presentation Title||Establishing Competency for Beta Cell Differentiation and Function|
|Status||This meeting has already occurred|
The pancreatic beta cell produces insulin: the key hormone for lowering blood glucose levels. Beta cell dysfunction can lead to diabetes, so understanding how beta cells develop to a functional state is of vital importance for treating diabetes. We study the cooperative role of two transcription factors, Pdx1 and Oc1, in promoting beta cell development and function.
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