Sarah A. Tersey

Sarah A. Tersey, PhD

Adjunct Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics


Dr. Sarah Tersey received her bachelor's from Colorado State Univeristy and her PhD from the University of Massachuesetts. Dr. Tersey subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachuesetts General Hospital, as well as a diabetes fellowship at the University of Virginia. She joined the research faculty at IUSM in 2008. Dr. Tersey is currently an Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Tersey is  the Associate Director of the Islet and Physiology Core and co-Associate Director of the Translation Core; and serves on the Indiana Diabetes Research Center (IDRC) Exectuive Committee.

Key Publications

Inhibition of 12/15-Lipoxygenase Protects Against β Cell Oxidative Stress and Glycemic Deterioration in Mouse Models of Type 1 Diabetes.

Hernandez-Perez M, Chopra G, Fine J, Conteh AM, Anderson RM, Linnemann AK, Benjamin C, Nelson JB, Benninger KS, Nadler JL, Maloney DJ, Tersey SA, Mirmira RG.

Diabetes. 2017 Aug 25. pii: db170215. doi: 10.2337/db17-0215. [Epub ahead of print]



Measurement of Differentially Methylated INS DNA Species in Human Serum Samples as a Biomarker of Islet β Cell Death.

Tersey SA, Nelson JB, Fisher MM, Mirmira RG.

J Vis Exp. 2016 Dec 21;(118). doi: 10.3791/54838.



12-lipoxygenase promotes obesity-induced oxidative stress in pancreatic islets.

Tersey SA, Maier B, Nishiki Y, Maganti AV, Nadler JL, Mirmira RG.

Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Oct 1;34(19):3735-45. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00157-14. Epub 2014 Jul 28.



Islet β-cell endoplasmic reticulum stress precedes the onset of type 1 diabetes in the nonobese diabetic mouse model.

Tersey SA, Nishiki Y, Templin AT, Cabrera SM, Stull ND, Colvin SC, Evans-Molina C, Rickus JL, Maier B, Mirmira RG.

Diabetes. 2012 Apr;61(4):818-27. doi: 10.2337/db11-1293.



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