Stanford Diabetes Work-In-Progress Seminar Series


Participants: Members of Participating Stanford Research Groups.

Meeting Time: Every Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm.

Meeting Location: Beckman 302, Developmental Biology Library.

Each Friday, a different thematic group presents:

1st Friday: Pancreas and Islet Biology

2nd Friday: Metabolism and Signaling

3rd Friday: Bioengineering and Behavioral Sciences

4th Friday: Immunology and Islet Transplantation



Justin Annes MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology; Leader of the Enrichment Program for SDRC

Meeting Forum:

Each session, held monthly, includes two speakers who provide a 20-25 minute discussion of their ongoing diabetes-related research. Presentation topics range from clinical research to basic science investigation, promoting a knowledge and collaboration between these spheres. The presentation format encourages questions and discussion both during and after each presentation. Presentations primarily focus on un-published work and as these meetings are intended to build new collaborations, share new insights (particularly new technologic innovations and how they might be applied) and facilitate new ideas/ research directions. Presenters and attendees include everyone from professors to undergraduate students. Thus this venue also aligns with our center’s training mission. Typical attendance is ~30-40 individuals per session. Snacks and drinks are provided to facilitate informal socializing and discussion following the presentations.


Up-Coming Meetings

Oct 25, 2019: Dr. Ed Engleman: “Reprogramming Myeloid Cells for the Treatment of Disease”

Past Meetings

Oct 18, 2019: Max Wang (Arbabian), Christian Chamberlayne (Zare) and Haixia Xu (Annes): "Wireless Implants for Closed-Loop Drug Delivery to Prevent Diabetes Therapy-Induced Hypoglycemia"

Oct 11, 2019: David Amar (Ashley Lab): “MoTrPAC: Unraveling the molecular transducers of exercise”

Dr. Fahim Abbasi: “Relationship between Metabolic Syndrome Score and Insulin Resistance”

Oct 4, 2019: Dr. Ada Poon: “Islet Electrophysiology”

Dr. Shamik Banerjee (Kim Lab): “Deciphering the genetic and hormonal basis of diabetes with flies and humans”

Sep 27, 2019: Benson George (Weissman Lab): “Antibody Approaches to Enable Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Organ Transplant”

Sep 20, 2019: Laya Ekhlaspour: “Research Updates on an Automated Glucose Control System”

Sep 13, 2019: Mark Hlatky: “Hypoglycemia and cardiac troponin elevation”

Sep 6, 2019: Kevin Contrepois (Snyder Lab): “Dynamic System-Wide Molecular Response to Acute Exercise in Insulin Sensitive and Resistant Individuals”

Hannah Moeller (Annes Lab): “Discovering modulators of beta-cell zinc: opportunities for targeted drug delivery in diabetes” 

May 31st: Dr. Manisha Desai: “Collaborating with Data Scientists from the Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU)”

May 24th: Dr. Paul Bollyky: “Tissue Inflammation and Impaired Beta Cell Homeostasis in Type 2 Diabetes”

May 17th: Jessie Wong (Hood lab): “Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Self-Management”

May 10th: Sangbin Park (Kim lab): “Insulin resistance: How to measure it for Drosophila genetic screens” 

Yue Xu (McLaughlin lab): “Metabolism and cellular signaling of human visceral and subcutaneous fat”

May 3rd: Keren Hilgendorf (Jackson lab): “The ω-3 fatty acid receptor Ffar4/Gpr120 triggers cAMP-dependent adipogenesis via primary cilia”

Romina Bevacqua (Kim lab): “Molecular and Functional Studies of SIX2 and SIX3 transcription factors in human islets”

Apr 26th: CANCELLED; Frontiers in Diabetes Research Symposium week

Apr 19th: CANCELLED due to overlap with Pediatrics Retreat

Apr 12th: Christopher Gardner: “Insulin resistance: How to measure and define it for human trial recruitment and analyses?”

Apr 5th: Sooyeon Lee (Annes lab): "Mitochondrial Dysfunction Promotes Diabetes via A Previously Unrecognized Mechanism"

Joon Tae Kim (Long lab): “Apolipoprotein Regulation of Endogenous PM20D1 Activity and Potential Implications for Metabolic Disease and Atherosclerosis”

Mar 29th: Kyle Loh: “Steps towards generating human blood stem cells and immune cell-types from pluripotent cells”

Mar 20th: SDRC Guest Seminar: Dr. Tony Lam: “Metabolic impact of small intestinal nutrient sensing”

Mar 8th: Tracey McLaughlin: “Does inflammation in visceral fat cause insulin resistance?”

Mar 1st: No seminars due to admissions

Feb 22nd: Cancelled

February 15th: Kaisha Benjamin (Endy Lab): “Engineering a Live Bacterial Therapeutic for Type 1 Diabetes”

February 8th: Jon Long: “N acyl amino acids in energy homeostasis” 

Ivan Carcamo-Oribe (Knowles Lab): “Modeling insulin resistance through iPSC technology”

February 1st: Aida Habtezion: “Pancreatitis, Pancreatic cancer, and Type 3c Diabetes”

Wenyu Zhou (Snyder Lab): “Glucose dysregulation and individualized onset of diabetes revealed by longitudinal profiling”

January 25th: Linda Yip (Fathman Lab) : “It’s not the genes you have, it’s the genes you use:  Transcriptome analysis to study Type 1 diabetes”

January 18th: (With Zoom videoconferencing to Berkeley Nutrition Department)

Pam Sangwung(Josh Knowles’ Lab): “HumanN-acetyltransferase 2: a linker between mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance”
SeongKim (Sun Kim’s lab):
“Metabolically HealthyObesity”

January 11th: Dr. Rayhan Lal: “DIY Closed Loop and Technology Research Updates”

December 14th: Dr. Manpreet Singh: “Measuring Obesity and Mood Effects on Neurobehaviors ThroUgh Maturation (MOMENTUM): A Research Update”

December 7th: Dr. Roel Nusse: “Organ-Specific Stem Cells; the Liver”

Dr. Robert Whitener (Kim Lab): “Bringing a new model to Stanford: Using the pig to study islet cell development”

November 30th: CSB cutting edge lecture series: Dr. Paolo Sassone Corsi “Epigenetics and Metabolism: The Circadian Clock Link”

November 23rd: Cancelled for Thanksgiving break

November 16th: CSB cutting edge lecture series: Dr Philip Scherer “Systemic Contributions of the Adipocyte in Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer”. Munzer Auditorium 12:30-1:30pm

November 9th: Dr. Latha Palaniappan: “Physical Activity Interventions in Type 2 Diabetes”

November 2nd: Andrew Posselt (Professor of Surgery and Director of Pancreatic Islet Program at UCSF): “Clinical islet transplantation, the UCSF experience”

Greg Szot (Core Manager, Islet Production Core at UCSF): “Pancreatic islet cell processing and cell therapy”

October 26th: Graham Barlow (Bollyky/Nolan labs): “Progression of Pancreatic and Immune Tissue Architecture During Type I Diabetes”

October 19th: Vivek Bhalla: “Role of Esm-1 as a Kidney-enriched Inhibitor of Leukocyte Infiltration and Albuminuria in Diabetic Nephropathy”

Baohui Xu (Dalman Lab): “Aortic aneurysm inhibition in diabetes”

October 12th: Cancelled due to ISPAD 2018 conference overlap

October 5th: Katja Pekrun(Kay lab):“DirectedEvolution of AAV for Islet Targeting”
Andrew Lipchik(Snyder lab): “Antibody-mediated inhibition of mitochondrial respiration as a predictor of insulin resistance”

September 28th: Jon Piganelli (Associate Professor, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh): Adaptive but Not Terminal UPR Induces Human β cell Immunogenicity: First Step in the Progression of β cell Destruction”

September 21st: Jiehan Li (Ingelsson lab): Genetic screening in adipocytes: combining CRISPR perturbations and single-cell RNA sequencing

Francois Haddad: Precision Initiatives in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

September 14th: Peter Robinson: A new method for detecting antibody biomarkers in autoimmune diabetes

Molly Tanenbaum: Human factors as a pathway to improving diabetes care

September 7th: Gozde Durmus (Thakor lab): Levitating Pancreatic Tissues for Islet Transplantation

Kimberly Tsui (Bassik lab): Uncovering genetic modulators of Antibody-Drug Conjugate toxicity using CRISPR/Cas9 Screens

June 15th: Christopher Gardner: Recruitment Strategies for Trials – Lessons Learned, Resource Being Created

May 18th: Dr. Mohsen Fathzadeh (Knowles): The human lipodystrophy-like gene FAM13A affects fat distribution and function in mice
Dr. Katrin Svensson: Isthmin-1 is a hormone that regulates peripheral glucose homeostasis

May 11th: Dr. Eric Appel - Innovations in Insulin Formulation by Supramolecular Design

April 6th: Kyle Loh - Prospects for using human embryonic stem cells to treat diabetes: replacing the immune system or generating pancreatic progenitors?"

Hannah Moeller (Annes Lab) - Discovering Pathways Promoting Beta-Cell Identity and Function

March 30th: Dr. Eyal Dassau - The Artificial Pancreas and Connected Diabetes Care: A Patient Centric Design

March 23rd: Dr. Garrison Fathman - A novel approach to rejuvenate endogenous Treg function in the treatment of autoimmune diseases; can one drug treat all these diseases?

Discussion session led by the leaders

March 16th: Dr. Rick Kraemer - Cholesterol trafficking for steroidogenesis

Dr. Maurizio Morri (Ingelsson lab) – CRISPR-based high-throughput screening and validation of putative candidate genes for insulin resistance

March 9th: Event Cancelled

March 2nd: Event Cancelled

February 23rd: Dr. Jeffrey Liu (Roncarolo lab) - Engineering Tr1 cells to induce immune tolerance

Dr. Nadine Nagy - 4-methylumbelliferyl Glucuronide Inhibits Hyaluronan Synthesis and Promotes Foxp3+ Regulatory T-cell Induction

February 16th: Zahra Bahrami-Nejad (Teruel lab) - A core component of mature adipocytes enforces cell identity by mediating adipocyte differentiation

Dr. Terry Unterman - Regulatory Networks in Diabetes: Integrated Regulation of Hepatic Glucose and Lipid Metabolism by FoxO Proteins

February 9th: Jason Tsai (Bertozzi lab): Sensitive and multiplex quantification of anti-Islet cell antibodies for Type 1 Diabetes diagnostics and risk assessments

Dr. Anisha Patel: Examining Policies to Promote Access to Free Water in Schools as an Alternative to Sugar Sweetened Beverages

February 2nd: Monte Winslow: Genome Engineering in the Mouse Pancreas/Marina Basina: Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Where are we in 2018?

January 26th: Dr. Everett Meyer (Defining disease associated invariant NKT in human type 1 diabetes)/Dr. Paul Bollyky (IL-2 delivery and immune modulation in type 1 diabetes)

January 12th: Tom Soh (Technology for continuously measuring specific biomolecules in vivo)/Korey Hood (Science of Behavior: Opportunities to Optimize Diabetes Outcomes)

January 10, 2018: Invited guest speaker - Danny Chou, PhD Assistant Professor-University of Utah "Toward Optimal Insulin Action and Performance for People with Diabetes"