Seung K. Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Title
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department
Division of Oncology
Institution
Stanford University
Address
Beckman Center B300
279 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Stanford, CA 94305-5329
Phone
(650) 723-6230
E-mail
seungkim[at]cmgm.stanford.edu
Website
http://seungkimlab.stanford.edu/
Research Field
Developmental Biology
Award Year
1999

Research

Research in our laboratory focuses on the developmental biology of the pancreas, a vital organ with endocrine and exocrine functions in the vertebrate digestive tract. One goal of our work is to translate our studies into novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for common pancreatic disease states in humans, particularly diabetes mellitus and pancreatic cancer. Our major research areas include: 1) Genetic dissection of ‘islet’ cell development and function in Drosophila 2) Pancreas development 3) Purifying endoderm and pancreatic progenitor/stem cells 4) Decoding the basis of physiological and pathological ?-cell proliferation