Congratulations to Diabetes Investigator Yaima Lightfoot
We are pleased to announce that Yaima Luzardo Lightfoot has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled, “Understanding and Preventing Autoimmune Beta Cell Destruction: Protection Provided by mt-ND2a”. Dr. Lightfoot is a beta cell biologist and member of the Mathews Lab at the University of Florida. Her research is focused on discovering the process that leads to pancreatic beta cell death, with the long-term goal of developing therapies to protect these insulin-producing cells. Please join us in congratulating Yaima on her accomplishment.