Shin Receives Grant for Study of Hepatopancreatic Programming/ Reprogramming

Chong Shin (Assistant professor, School of Biology) has received a pilot grant from the Georgia Tech & Emory Center for Regenerative Medicine (GTEC). The objective of the project is to unveil mechanisms to program/reprogram hepatocytes/insulin secreting beta cells in zebrafish. Zebrafish not only has homologous liver and pancreas structure with mammals but also has significant capacity for regeneration. The knowledge from this study can be applied to stimulate endogenous generation/regeneration mechanisms in the human body.

Troy Hilley