Carol Huang
University of Calgary
Lab Interests:

Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate beta cell mass and function. We use pregnancy as a physiologic model of increased insulin demand to understand how pancreatic beta cells adapt to stress. Our current research focus is on 1) identification of novel signalling pathways that regulates β-cell function and survival during pregnancy, 2) identification of non-cell autonomous function of prolactin receptor in β-cell function, 3) mechanism underlying fetal programming of β-cells in the context of prenatal exposure to mild hyperglycemia.