Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Research Interests:

Dr. Lynn’s research interest is in understanding the mechanisms that regulate the formation of islet β-cells (insulin producing cells) from pancreatic stem or progenitor cells during solid organ formation in order to ameliorate and eventually cure diabetes. The Lynn laboratory focuses on the gene regulatory networks at play in the progenitor cells and how these networks change during differentiation to mature endocrine cells and in the long-term maintenance of the β-cell. A greater understanding of these genetic mechanisms and pathways will refine cell-based approaches for preventing and reversing the β-cell deterioration and loss that occurs with diabetes.

 

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