Diane C. Saunders, PhD
Research Instructor, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
Co-scientific Director, Pancreatlas Imaging Resource
In the Powers Lab, Diane is investigating the role of pancreatic endothelial cell populations in the islet microenvironment, by determining their role in macrophage recruitment and beta cell regeneration. She is also isolating subpopulations of human islet cells, ultimately characterizing how gene expression varies during developmental stages and in disease states.