Human Islet Research Network

Islet Advisory Committee

A HIRN Islet Advisory Committee (IAC) has been created as a means for HIRN Investigators to provide centralized feedback related to the procurement, isolation and analysis of human islets for basic research. IAC meetings will be organized by the HIRN Coordinating Center (CC). The committee will consist of one-representative per HIRN consortium; this individual will serve as a liaison for their consortium to and from the IAC. The IAC will meet regularly to discuss emerging issues and opportunities related to the use of human islets for basic research, and will formulate consensus recommendations as appropriate. 


HIRN Human Islet Research Network

Joyce Niland, PhD

City of Hope
Committee Chair
Representative of CC/BC

Marcela Brissova, PhD

Vanderbilt University
Representative of CTAR

Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD

Joslin Diabetes Center
Representative of CBDS

Clayton Mathews, PhD

University of Florida
Representative of CMAI

Camillo Ricordi, MD

University of Miami
Representative of CHIB

Kristin Abraham, PhD

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIH NIDDK Program Staff

Representative of CC

Representative of CC

Layla Rouse, MS

City of Hope
Representative of CC