HIRN Webinar: “Synthetic Biology and Type 1 Diabetes: New Approaches to Protect and Construct Islets”

Click HERE to view YouTube recording of the webinar.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 (1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific)

Presentation by:    Wendell Lim, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Topics discussed:

  • Immune destruction of islets in T1D requires therapeutic strategies to protect and/or replace islets
  • Expanding set of synthetic biology tools for precision engineering of cell interactions/functions that could be applied to T1D
  • Engineering synthetic immune suppressor cells that can sense and protect islets through local tissue-targeted suppression
  • Developing new ways to steer organoid formation that could be used generate islets








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