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Darian Thomas

Graduate Student, Gannon Laboratory, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease hypothesis postulates that the in utero environment has an influence on disease susceptibility into adulthood. In the Gannon lab, I investigate how maternal diet and metformin intake influence pancreatic beta cell development in offspring. We work in a multi-institutional non human primate consortium that investigates the impact of in utero exposure to diet on fetal development. Originally from Spartanburg,SC, I got my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Clemson University in 2018. Outside of the lab, I like to focus my efforts on mental health advocacy, diversity efforts, and listening to good music.