UF Researcher Receives T1D Grant To Study Mitochondria

Jing Chen, M.D., Ph.D., researcher at the UF Diabetes Institute, is the recipient of a $300,000 research grant to study Lymphocyte Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Type 1 diabetes, allowing further understanding of how mitochondria function affects two important cellular players in T1D: T cells and beta cells.

The grant is made possible by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world’s largest private non-profit funder of diabetes research. Dr. Chen’s research is slated to commence in early October.

In addition, Dr. Chen will become a member of the new JDRF Biomarker Consortium, a collaborative community of scientists from around the world, whose primary objective is to foster collaborations and exchange of information that will enable synergies among the individually funded projects. Please help us congratulate Dr. Chen on her achievements!

To learn more about Dr. Chen and her research interests, please click here.