RaghavendraGMirmira

Raghavendra G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

Lilly Foundation Professor in Pediatric DiabetesDepartments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Cellular and Integrative Physiology Indiana University School of Medicine
635 Barnhill Drive MS 2031B Indianapolis, IN 46202
Research Program Membership Islet Function and Survival
Research Description

Dr. Mirmira’s research program over the past 10 years has centered upon the biology of islets as it relates to islet development/growth, maintenance, and survival. The laboratory has made seminal contributions to the area of diabetes research, including the identification of key histone modifications that facilitate or maintain insulin gene expression during conditions of islet stress, as in type 2 diabetes, and also the identification of the novel posttranslational modification hypusine in the response of islets to cytokine-mediated damage.

Education
PhD University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1991
Medical School University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1993
Residency University of California, San Francisco
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of California, San Francisco