NIH NIDDK New Investigator Gateway Award Recipients (2021)

Congratulations to the 2021 Recipients of the NIH NIDDK New Investigator Gateway Awards

Congratulations to these three investigators on joining HIRN via the NIH NIDDK Gateway Award Initiative.  This award was designed to ensure that a robust pipeline of talented new investigators will continue to embark on successful careers in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The recipients will be embedded within the HIRN scientific framework to provide unique opportunities for New and Early Stage Investigators to increase their understanding of key questions in the field, to network, and to establish unique and potentially long-lasting collaborations that will propel their careers forward. It is anticipated that the Gateway award will provide the support needed to enhance the success of future R01 submissions from New Investigators interested in pursuing careers in T1D research.


Hirotake Komatsu, PhD
City of Hope 
Vascular Network-mimetic Oxygen-Transporting Mesh for Islet Graft” (CHIB)


Baoyu Liu, PhD
University of Utah
On the Plasticity of Beta-cell Antigen Recognition by Diabetogenic CD8 T cells” (CMAI)
Joao Pedro Saar Werneck de Castro, PhD
University of Miami
In vivo effects of physical exercise on human islet structure and function “(HPAC)







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