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Current and ongoing beta cell research is presented in this weekly seminar by faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students. If you are interested in attending the Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG) seminars and joining the BIG community, please contact David Jacobson.

Keywords: BIG beta cell

Record History
Added on April 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on August 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM by Brown, Deborah
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time September 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time September 5, 2018 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 206 PRB
Presenter Name Quinn Peterson, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
Presentation Title eating designer islets for transplantation and disease modeling
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

The development of new therapies for diabetes (type 1 and type 2) would be greatly enhanced by a renewable source of human islets for disease modeling and drug screening.  Recent advances in the development of protocols for the differentiation of stem cells to endocrine cells hold promise for the development of stem cell derived islets.  Advances in differentiation toward stem cell-derived alpha and beta cells and progress toward engineering islets from these cell will be presented.