Research Staff Profile: Xiaoqing Dai

Research Associate
Consortium: HPAC








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

University of Alberta

►What is your current position?

Research Associate 

►Why did you decide to become a researcher?

Life-long interests in medical science

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

I am studying human pancreatic islet function in health and diabetes

►What is your favorite aspect of your research?

I am specially interested in islet-cell phenotyping by combined electrical activities of single cells and single-cell gene sequencing

► What do you hope to achieve with your research?

Provide valuable information for understanding islet function and the molecular mechanisms underlying dysfunction
in diabetes

► What groups are you involved with? 

        Dr. Patrick MacDonald’s lab
        Alberta diabetes Institute
        University of Alberta, Canada

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

 Music, movies, traveling





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