U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Arthur Sherman
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-496-4325
Email: arthurs@helix.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Ph.D.New York University1986
  • M.S.New York University1983
  • B.A.Cornell University1973
 

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Correlation ID:bf022a2f-982d-46bc-9b0b-bac70a7e144a
Specialties
  • Cell Biology/Cell Signaling
  • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Mathematics
  • Neuroscience/Neurophysiology/Neurodevelopment

Research in Plain Language

Insulin is a hormone that allows the body to use carbohydrates for quick energy.  This spares fat for long-term energy storage and protein for building muscle and regulating cellular processes.  Without sufficient insulin many tissues, such as muscle, cannot use glucose, the product of digestion of carbohydrates, as a fuel.  This leads to diabetes, a rise in blood sugar that damages organs. It also leads to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and finally, premature death.  We use mathematics to study how the beta cells of the pancreas know how much glucose is available and how much insulin to secrete.