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Jing Hughes, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)

The cellular antenna primary cilium is a beautiful and enigmatic structure that underlies some of the most important human diseases. We study primary cilia in the setting of pancreatic islet function and diabetes, using genetic models, metabolic tests, and molecular and cellular imaging to dissect the role of cilia in cellular communication.

Research keywords: Pancreatic islets; Primary cilia; Cell crosstalk

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