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My decision to devote myself to efforts to find a cure for diabetes evolved out of experiences during my Ph.D. training, which focused primarily on theoretical computer science and formal logic. I developed algebraic modelling methods to embryonic development and predicted the existence of a new biochemical pathway, which was tested experimentally. This successful approach led me to want to apply it to a different organ, and to a problem that had more immediate application to helping people afflicted with disease. Thus, I focused on beta-cell regeneration in the pancreas. I was successful in obtaining a CIRM fellowship and used it to study beta-cell regeneration. In that approach, new beta-cells formed by transdifferentiation from pre-existing alpha-cells.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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ביולוגיה התפתחותית

Jan 2003Dec 2008


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