We are excited to announce that our for-credit online course for graduate students interested in islet biology is once again being offered by the University of Toronto in 2022.
This course consists of two modules:
Lectures in each module cover a wide array of islet biology topics and will be delivered by over 20 CIRTN-R2FIC members.
Xin (Grace) Dong
MSc Candidate, Janel Kopp Lab
Training: BSc (Combined Science), University of British Columbia
Project: My project focuses on the developmental process of mouse pancreas. I’m currently investigating the role of YAP1 on endocrine cellular differentiation in pancreas using an explant model. I’ll characterize the developmental process in explants and compare it to what happens in vivo.
Techniques: Embryonic dissection, genotyping PCR, immunofluorescent staining, and confocal microscopy.
About: Outside the lab, I enjoy gardening, reading, and walking my cat.