My responsibilities include managing research programs in developmental biology, stem cell biology and the regeneration of endocrine tissue and organs. I direct a program in islet biology that supports mechanistic studies to understand integrated islet function, beta cell renewal, and pathophysiology.
In addition, I serve as a program officer for the Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC), and help coordinate research activities within the BCBC, a group that facilitates interdisciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of pancreatic islets. I serve as the program officer for the Integrated Islet Distribution Program.
In addition to my DEM duties, I also participate in NIDDK working groups that focus on genetics and genomics, obesity, stem cells, and type 1 diabetes.