UROP Mentor:

Dr. Mehboob Hussain

UROP Research Team

  • Weina Cheng
  • Daniel Lee
  • Aditi Prabhu

What is your research project?

We study what goes wrong with insulin producing beta cells in diabetes

What are the goals of your research project?

To identify mechanisms (and drug targets) that cause insulin producing beta cells to malfunction

Why is this research important?

Diabetes is an epidemic and also makes people more vulnerable to other diseases.
We have no cure for it and the drugs that we have do not always work well. We need to find better treatments and a cure.

What drives you to conduct this research?

We always see the devastating consequences of the disease in our clinics and in the hospital.

Is there a Call to Action you would like to encourage?

Call your Congressperson in Washington DC to encourage increasing research funding.

What resources would you recommend to learn more about your research topic?

American Diabetes Association Website and The Endocrine Society Website