Islet Cell Biology Core

About the Core

The Islet Cell Biology Core provides services and hands-on training in the isolation and functional characterization of pancreatic islets from normal and diabetic humans and mice. In addition, it maintains a repository of insulinoma cell lines for distribution. The primary emphasis of the Core is to facilitate studies of primary islet cells and it has developed many unique tools and techniques for carrying such studies including novel animals models, biophysical methods and a library of adenovirus-based expression constructs for studying beta-cell function. The Islet Cell Biology Core provides state-of-the-art technology and know-how to understanding the beta cell in health and disease.

Director: Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD ; Associate Director: Piotr Witkowski, MD, PhD