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Using human stem cells to understand and treat diabetes

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:00pm


Douglas Melton, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Co-Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Xander University Professor
Harvard University


We study how the pancreas normally develops and use that information to grow and develop pancreatic cells (Islets of Langerhans). Our laboratory focuses on the directed differentiation of stem cells to create functional pancreatic beta cells that can be used for research on the cause(s) of diabetes as well as exploring the use of stem cell-derived islets for transplantation.

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