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Presenter Profile: Let’s Talk about Sex (Differences in Islet Biology)


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Let’s Talk about Sex (Differences in Islet Biology)

Monday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m. PT
Ballroom 6A-B
San Diego Convention Center
(Livestream Available)

Presentation: Sex Differences in the Islet Stress Response

Elizabeth J. Rideout, PhD
Elizabeth J. Rideout, PhD

Elizabeth J. Rideout, PhD

Associate Professor,
The University of British Columbia

What is your presentation about?
I will present data suggesting female islets show greater resilience to endoplasmic reticulum stress to maintain insulin secretion.

What makes this topic important in 2023?
Achieving equity in health outcomes requires a deeper understanding of individual differences. Because biological sex is one factor that contributes to individual differences, we need more knowledge of how biological sex affects islet and beta cell function and dysfunction.

How did you become involved with this area of diabetes research or care?
My overarching research goal is to develop a detailed mechanistic understanding of sex differences in metabolic conditions.

How do you think your presentation will impact diabetes research or care?
My goal is to raise awareness of the importance of including sex as a biological variable across all fields of diabetes research.

What are you most looking forward to at the 83rd Scientific Sessions?
Learning about cutting-edge diabetes research from scientists at the earliest stage of their careers.