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MD/PhD candidate Rachel Stamateris named Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellow

Rachel's research on beta cell proliferation was recently highlighted in a UMass Medical School "Women in Science" segment.  WATCH THE VIDEO  

Confirming the accuracy of BrdU labeling to measure beta cell replication

A study published in Diabetes confirms the fidelity of this widely used method to measure beta cell replication, despite doubt by some in the field.  FULL STORY

Laura Alonso, MD elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious medical honor societies, it supports the work of top physician-scientists whose research translates laboratory findings into the advancement of clinical practice.  FULL STORY

Alonso Lab developed a simplified and improved method for preparation of islet sections.

Experiments using isolated pancreatic islets are important for diabetes research, but islets are expensive and of limited abundance.  Our efficient new method generates high-quality paraffin sections of whole cultured islets, without disrupting their architecture.