Two postdocs in the Diabetes Center win significant awards

Two postdocs in the Diabetes Center win significant awards

Diabetes Center at UCSF

SAN FRANCISCO ( September 22, 2016) The Diabetes Center at UCSF is proud to announce new awards for two exceptional trainees. Eleonora de Klerk, PhD and Gabriel Eades, PhD in the McManus Lab each won competitive awards for excellent in science.

Dr. de Klerk received the 2016 Kraft Fellowship, donated by the Kraft Family to promote stem cell research in diabetes. Her focus will be to identify genes which promote the generation of pancreatic beta cells that can one day be used in transplantation.

Dr. Eades received a 2016 Susan Komen Award for pioneering a lineage tracing system that may be used to map cell fates. This technology will be transformative in helping scientists understand changes in cell identity that relate to diabetes, cancer, and neurological disease.

Congratulations to our junior scientist training in the Diabetes Center. Postdocs are the veritable engine for research productivity at UCSF.