Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

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Diabetes

The Pediatric Diabetes Research team at the IU School of Medicine Wells Center is committed to understanding the biology and molecular mechanisms that lead to the development of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children.

The team has four nationally recognized NIH-funded principal investigators whose research focuses on the development, function and survival of insulin producing pancreatic islets. These investigators are supported by an outstanding team of researchers at multiple levels, including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates. Monthly meetings take place in order to provide students and trainees the opportunity to present work in progress to an audience with a broad range of interests.

7
Principal investigators
1
Million annually in research funds
16
Trianees

Faculty Research Team

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

J. O. Ritchey Scholar in Medicine
Ryan M. Anderson, PhD

Ryan M. Anderson, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics
Kok L. Kua, MD

Kok L. Kua, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Amelia K. Linnemann, PhD

Amelia K. Linnemann, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

Director, Diabetes Research Center
Emily K. Sims, MD

Emily K. Sims, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Hongxia Ren, PhD

Hongxia Ren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics