Team Member

Marta Tarquis-Medina
PhD student

Phone: + 49 89 3187-1586
E-mail
Building/Room: Campus Neuherberg, building 3620, room 028b

Project Description

Pancreatic ß-cells are responsible for sustaining normoglycemia condition due to production of insulin. The malfunction of these cells results in development of diabetes complications. One of the recently emerging concepts of ß-cells dysfunction in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is loss of identity and dedifferentiation. Although several transcription factors have been shown to maintain ß-cell identity, the cellular machinery underlying this process is largely unknown. We are drawn towards understanding the cell biological processes defining and sustaining ß-cell identity and islet composition that will no doubt aid designing therapeutic approaches for diabetes treatment.

 

Academic and Research Activities

Since  2017PhD student, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research, Munich, Germany
2014 - 2016Master of Science in Biology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
2009 -  2013Bachelor of Science in Biology, Compultense University of Madrid, Spain

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