The main focus of the Sussel laboratory is to understand the complex transcriptional networks that regulate development, differentiation and function of the pancreas. To date, only a handful of regulatory factors involved in pancreas development have been identified and many of the molecular pathways that specify islet cell differentiation are poorly understood. For this reason, we are using molecular biology and mouse genetics to identify the coding and non-coding genes that are involved in the development of the pancreas and in the regulation of islet cell differentiation and function.
Read more about our work on our research page.
Welcome to postdoc world Elena Abarinov, PhD !
Welcome Elliott, our newest graduate student, to the lab!
Laura has been awarded an F32 Postdoctoral NIH Fellowship!!
Congratulations to Dylan who will be starting his PhD in the Molecular Biology Program at UC Denver!
Laura’s and David’s Preview article “Fishing for Beta Cells” was published in Developmental Cell!
Alex has been awarded an F31 Predoctoral NIH Fellowship!!
Congratulations to Ruth for her very successful thesis defense!
Congratulations to Elena for a great PhD defense!
Congratulations to Alex for passing her comps!
Congratulations to David on receiving the American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship award!
Congratulations to Laura on receiving the inaugural Guild ACORN Postdoctoral Fellowship!
Congratulations to Lori on being the inaugural recipient of the Sissel and Findlow Family Stem Cell Endowed Chair!
Exciting summer in the Sussel Lab! Lots of fun interns and cute babies!