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David M. Harlan, MD

Principal Investigator


Professor, Department of Medicine, Chief, Diabetes Division, Co-Director, UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence, William and Doris Krupp Chair in Diabetes

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

Education:
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

Interest:
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 Medical School

Education:
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

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

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