More than meets the eyepiece

Pancreatic islet β-cells may look similar, but their hormone-secretion activities may differ...

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ZnT8, Zinc & Diabetes

You wouldn't zinc they are related!

Malfunction of cellular Zn2+ homeostasis is implicated in a number of human diseases including diabetes. 

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Making β-Cells Great Again

Sustained elevated levels of saturated free fatty acids, such as palmitate, contribute to beta cell dysfunction, a phenomenon aggravated by high glucose levels. Using chemical biology and drug design, we aim to promote beta cells survival. 

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Science meets Art

September 2020 | Check out Ivan's interview by Maddy, a writer for Cell Mentor from Cell Press & Cell Signaling Technology, about the cover he designed for our ZIGIR paper! Learn to turn your research discovery into an eye-catching piece of cover art


Welcome Aboard!

September 2019 | Harrison Kidd and Sonia Fuentes are our two new lab associates! 

We made the cover!

July 2020 | Check out our recent work in Cell Reports.

Issue: Cell Reports


January 2020 | We kicked off the year with the Keystone Symposia which was co-organized by Dr. Li 

Happy New Year!