Elizabeth Rideout
University of British Columbia
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Lab Interests:

One major research focus in the Rideout lab is uncovering the mechanisms underlying sex differences in insulin production, secretion, and action. We use fruit flies as a model to discover genes that explain sex differences in insulin biology which may provide important clues about sex differences in insulin biology in other animals, including humans. Specific projects in the lab include identifying genes that trigger sex differences in insulin production and secretion, understanding the sex-specific coupling between dietary nutrients and insulin secretion, and characterizing sex differences in mouse pancreatic beta cells.