I am a Ph.D. qualified scientist working in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington in Seattle. My current appointment is a non-tenure track faculty position, as an Instructor (acting) & my research is conducted under the mentorship of John D. Scott.
My career path has followed the importance of the intracellular signalling molecule cyclic AMP in insulin-secreting beta cell function. I worked with Chris McIntosh at UBC on the insulinotropic hormones GIP, GLP-1 and glucagon, and regulation of their cognate receptors for my Ph.D. My expertise in beta cell function was honed at the JDRF Diabetes Research Center at the Free University of Brussels, working with Frans Schuit, Danny Pipeleers and Mark Van De Casteele. To come full circle, I tied my experience with beta cells back to signal transduction, joining the lab of John Scott at the Vollum Institute in Portland, Oregon; subsequently we relocated the laboratory to the University of Washington.
My work on AKAP150KO and knock-in mice has been accepted for publication in the EMBO Journal. They have released the following press release on our findings. My paper was also selected for a Have You Seen? article.
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