JDRF Northern California Center of Excellence

Stanford and UCSF

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Our Mission

Center of Excellence: A center of excellence (COE) brings together people from different disciplines and provides shared facilities/resources

JDRF Centers of Excellence are intended to support Universities and/or Research Institutes that have a track record of excellence in T1D research to develop and pursue collaborative research programs that drive towards translational outcomes and clinical impact and are aligned with JDRF Research goals.

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Seung K. Kim

Faculty Profile: Seung Kim, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental Biology and (by courtesy) of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Kim’s diabetes research program over the past 20+ years has made important contributions in several models, including fruit flies, mice and humans. He has innovated methods for studying pancreas and islet biology in these models, and discovered cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms governing growth, cell fate and development and function of endocrine and exocrine cells in mouse and human pancreas. His collaborations in these areas are extensive and productive. Dr. Kim leads or has led multi-investigator research and training programs, and serves as the Stanford Diabetes Research Center (SDRC) Director.

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