Dr. Joshua St. Clair awarded NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Joshua St. Clair, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Richard Benninger’s research
group in the Department of Bioengineering, has been awarded a 2-year Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, totaling $113,412. Josh’s studies will be focused on determining how the electrical activity of pancreatic islets is altered in pre-type2 diabetes. Specifically, Josh will study the mechanisms by which electrical coupling of pancreatic beta-cells is dysregulated in the early type2 diabetic environment, and exploit these mechanisms to engineer novel biologics in hopes of preventing disease progression.
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