Investigator Profile: Stephan Speier

Consortium: HPAC








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



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