Francis Lynn
University of British Columbia/BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
fclynn@interchange.ubc.ca
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Research in the Lynn lab is targeted at understanding the insulin-producing pancreatic β-cell, how it fails during diabetes mellitus and how we can make surrogate cells to cure diabetes. We use a variety of models to study the regulatory pathways important for embryonic β-cell genesis and function. The current focus of research in the lab is understanding how DNA-binding transcription factors regulate β-cell formation and function, how they are regulated post-translationally and how they prevent β-cell dysfunction and diabetes.