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Guoqiang Gu

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt Diabetes Research Center (VDRC)
The Program of Developmental Biology
The Center for Stem Cell Biology

We study how organisms made optimally functional beta cells to reduce the risks of diabetes. Our focuses are the genetic pathways and epigenetic modifications involved in the process. We use mouse models and human islets for our studies.


Keywords: Diabetes , beta-cell development , beta-cell proliferation and survival , stress response , insulin transport and secretion , beta-cell aging

Research Area: Developmental Biology , Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism , Gene Regulation , Genomics , Imaging , RNA Biology , Stem Cell Biology & Regeneration