The Danwei Huangfu Lab

The Danwei Huangfu Lab
 
The Huangfu laboratory is interested in understanding human biology through the lens of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), including embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (hESCs and hiPSCs). Our specific goal is to understand how insulin-secreting β cells form and function in the context of normal development, adult tissue maintenance and regeneration, aging, and disease. The pathways that regulate these processes can be exploited for therapeutics to prevent and reverse diseases such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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Pictured: Danwei Huangfu

Danwei Huangfu, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Developmental biologist Danwei Huangfu uses human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) as a new genetic model to investigate mechanisms of pancreatic development and disease.

Education

PhD, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Publications

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Selected Achievements

  • Basil O’Connor Scholar, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation (2012-2014)
  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Young Investigators Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2011-2014)
  • Award from Harvard Catalyst & InnoCentive for the Ideation Challenge on “What Do We Not Know to Cure Type 1 Diabetes” (2010)
  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-2009)