Investigator Profile: Stephan Speier
►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