Stefan Taubert
University of British Columbia/BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
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​The Taubert lab at UBC is a genetics and genomics lab that uses several model organisms, but primarily the nematode worm C. elegans, the mouse, and cancer cell lines to study fundamental concepts of biology and their relevance to human health and disease. We are especially interested in how transcriptional regulators such as Mediator and Nuclear Receptors control metabolism and stress adaptation, and development. We hypothesize that modulating stress responses and metabolic pathways in beta cells may contribute to their resilince, both in Type 2 diabetes contexts and in transplanted islets used for therapy in Type 1diabetes.