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Meet Our Lab Members

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Lab Team

Primary Investigator

Dr. Laura Alonso
Laura C. Alonso , MD
  • Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Director, Weill Center for Metabolic Health
Research Focus:

 The main focus of our lab is to understand which pathways guide beta cell proliferation, to find approaches to make more beta cells, to prevent or treat diabetes

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals Fellowship, Endocrinology, University of Chicago Hospitals Research Fellowship, Stem Cell Biology, Rockefeller University

Lab Members

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Joshua Burton , Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine
Research Focus:

ER stress response in neonatal islet cells

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Syracuse University
  • B.S. in Biology, Hampton University
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Thalia Castro
  • Research Technician I
  • B.A. in Biological Sciences, Rutgers University
Christine Darko
Christine Darko
  • Research Technician I
  • M.S. Biotechnology, B.S. Biology/Psychology, Brandeis University
Huguet
Huguet Landa , PhD
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine
Research Focus:

Molecular mechanisms involved in glucose-induced beta cell proliferation

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, M.S. in Biochemistry, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico City, Mexico
  • B.S. in Nutrition, Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Medicine, Medicine
Research Focus:

Gene expression and proliferation in human islets.

  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology & Biochem, Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, CH, India, M.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh, CH, India
Rachel Stamateris
Rachel Stamateris
  • Visiting Graduate Assistant in Medicine, Medicine
Research Focus:

Studying the atypical roles of a cell cycle kinase in beta cell function and maturation/differentiation.

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Allegheny College
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Ying Wang
  • Research Technician I
  • B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience, Binghamton University

Weill Cornell Medicine Alonso Lab 413 E 69th Street New York, NY 10021 Phone: 646-962-6193