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Sensory Neuromodulation of Pancreatic Beta Cells

Sunday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. CT
Room 208
Level 2, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Streaming: On-Demand (after session)

Q&A with Abdelfattah El Ouaamari, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine,
Rutgers University

Abdelfattah El Ouaamari, PhD
Abdelfattah El Ouaamari, PhD

What is your presentation about?
I will present our recent work on the sensory modulation of pancreatic beta-cell function. I will describe the sex-biased nature of the sensory regulation of insulin secretion and discuss the biological underpinnings of this sex difference.

What makes this topic important in 2022?
Pancreatic beta-cell function has a neuronal component that is largely understudied.

How did you become involved with this area of diabetes research or care?
Investigating the neuronal control of pancreatic beta-cell activity has been a challenging endeavor. Understanding the underlying neurobiology of insulin secretion will help us to prevent and/or reverse beta-cell dysfunction.

What are you most looking forward to at the 82nd Scientific Sessions?
Good discussion, new collaborations, catching up with old friends and making new ones!