Fourth Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Symposium



Seung Kim, Director of Stanford Diabetes Research Center, Professor of Developmental Biology and Medicine (by courtesy): Medicine Grand Rounds – “Stanford Diabetes Research Center”  

9:00–10:00 am

10:00–11:00 am

SESSION I: Metabolism and Signaling in Diabetes

10:00-10:30 am Suneil Koliwad, Associate Professor, Diabetes Center, UCSF: “Translating Fat Fibrosis to Control Insulin Resistance”

10:30-10:45 am Joshua Knowles, Assistant Professor of Medicine: “Statin Associated Diabetes: Physiologic Insights”

10:45-11:00 am Joon Tae Kim, Department of Pathology: “Apolipoprotein Regulation of Endogenous PM20D1 Activity and Potential Implications for Metabolic Disease and Atherosclerosis”

11:00–12:00 pm

SESSION 2: Bioengineering and Behavioral Sciences

11:00-11:30 am Drew Endy, Professor of Bioengineering: “Can We Engineer a Skin Microbe to Diagnose and Treat Diabetes?”

11:30-11:45 am Bruce Buckingham, Professor of Pediatrics: “Moving to a Full Closed-Loop, Removing the Daytime as Well as the Nighttime Burden of Diabetes”

11:45-12:00 pm Diana Naranjo, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: “Novel Interventions for Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Helping Those Who Need It Most”

12:00–1:00 pm

KEYNOTE Speaker: Dr. Michael German, Justine K. Schreyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research; Professor, Clinical Director and Associate Director, Diabetes Center, UCSF: “Beta-Cell Generation and Regeneration”

1:00–2:30 pm

Lunch + Poster Session

2:30–3:30 pm

SESSION 3: Immunology and Islet Transplantation

2:30-3:00 pm Jon Piganelli, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh: "The role of oxidative stress induced inflammation in T1D"

3:00-3:15 pm Nadine Nagy, Department of Medicine: “Sustained Release of Il-2 Using an Injectable Hydrogel Prevents Autoimmune Diabetes”

3:15-3:30 pm Garry Fathman, Professor of Medicine (Emeritus): “A Novel Therapy to Restore Function of Endogenous Tregs to Prevent/Treat T1D”

3:30–4:30 pm

SESSION 4: Pancreas and Islet Biology

3:30-4:00 pm Julie Sneddon, Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center, UCSF: "Lineage Dynamics of Pancreatic Endocrine Development at Single-Cell Resolution"

4:00-4:15 pm Linda Yip, Department of Medicine: "High Iron Exposure and Loss of Pancreatic Iron Homeostasis May Contribute to the Pathogenesis of T1D"

4:15-4:30 pm Haixia Xu, Department of Medicine: “Novel Approaches to Rescuing Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia: Overcoming the Limitations of Glucagon”


Prizes/Awards announcements and closing remarks