April 2017 Researcher of the Month

Current Research

As a member of the Diabetes Research Program, I am learning research techniques from Dr. Andisheh Abedini and Jinghua Zhang. My research projects include identifying the role of the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) in type 2 diabetes; particularly in damaged pancreatic beta-cells and islets. I have also studied how RAGE and Diaph1 regulate in lung cancer.


Future Plans

To explore the correlation between Diaph1 and lung diseases.