Human Islet Research Network

Research Staff Profile: Joshua Chiou

Graduate Student
University of California, San Diego
Consortium: HPAC

Project: Single Cell Analysis of the Human Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes, Co-Investigator






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

Fremont, CA. BS-UC Los Angeles. PhD (current)-UC San Diego

►What is your current position?

Graduate Student

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

I use diabetes genetic data (GWAS for T1D, T2D) and combine it with single cell data (expression, chromatin accessibility) to understand genetic risk mechanisms of diabetes.

►What is your favorite aspect of your research?

In genetics/genomics, most scientists focus on one aspect of data. I get to work with both human genetics (performing GWAS for diabetes) and also single cell epigenomics data.

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

Surfing, snowboarding and board game