The SDRC Pilot and Feasibility program has two main goals: 1) to stimulate innovative clinical and translational research and 2) to encourage collaborative, transdisciplinary work. We are excited to announce the following publications have resulted from pilot projects funded by SDRC. If you have received funding support from SDRC and published the work, please provide the reference to be added here. Please acknowledge specifically the support of SDRC P&F program and award P30DK116074 in your relevant publications.


  1. Ren G, Rezaee M, Razavi M, Taysir A, Wang J, Thakor AS. Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells rescue the function of islets transplanted in sub-therapeutic numbers via their angiogenic properties. Cell and Tissue Research 2019. Epub ahead of print

  2. Medina CO, Nagy NBollyky PL. Extracellular matrix and the maintenance and loss of peripheral immune tolerance in autoimmune insulitis. Curr Opin Immunol 2018.55: 22-30.

  3. Horton TM, Allegretti PA, Lee S, Moeller HP, Smith M, Annes JP. Zinc-chelating small molecules preferentially accumulate and function within pancreatic β cells. Cell Chemical Biology 2018. Epub ahead of print 

  4. Nagy N, de La Zerda A, Kaber G, Johnson PY, Hu KH, Kratochvil MJ, Yadava K, Zhao W, Cui Y, Navarro G, Annes JP, Wight TN, Heilshorn SC, Bollyky PL, Butte MJ. Hyaluronan content governs tissue stiffness in pancreatic islet inflammation. J Biol Chem 2018. 293(2): 567-578.