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David M. Harlan, MD

Principal Investigator


William and Doris Krupp Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence at the UMass Chan Medical School, Investigator at the JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

B.S. Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1980
Residency and Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center 

David M. Blodgett, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MS, Clinical Investigation, University of Massachusetts Medical School
PhD, Biomedical Sciences, UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
BA, Chemistry & Spanish, Assumption College Worcester, MA

Gene expression differences in pancreatic alpha and beta cells due to diabetes, age, and/or stress

Alan Derr

Bioinformatician, Cammett Scholar for Type 1 Diabetes Research,
Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMass Chan Medical School

Bioinformatics, Brandeis University
MS, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
BS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Meet Alan and learn about his role analyzing the vast volume of data generated during our study of human insulin producing beta cells and the immune cells that attack human islets in people living with type 1 diabetes.

Sambra D. Redick, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

PhD, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
MA, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
BS, Genetics, University of Georgia

Functional and transcriptional profiling of islets from diabetic and non-diabetic donors