Human Islet Research Network

Investigator Profile: Stephan Speier

Stephan Speier, PhD
Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden
Consortium: HPAC


In situ Analysis of Functional Endocrine, Vascular, and Immune Cell Interactions During 
Early Postnatal Development of the Human Pancreas








Where are you from originally, and where did you go to school?


►What is your current position?

Professor for islet cell physiology

►Why did you decide to become a researcher?

Because of my fascination to understand how the human body works

►What is the “Big Picture” of what you study?

To protect and recover endogenous control of glucose homeostasis by islet cells as prevention and therapy of diabetes

►What is your favorite aspect of your research?

The interaction, exchange and collaboration with researchers around the world

► What do you hope to achieve with your research?

 To contribute to the understanding of diabetes and the development of therapies

►What groups are you involved with? 

        European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Islet Study Group & nPOD Slice Working Group

►When not in the lab what are your favorite hobbies/activities?

Spending time with my kids