About This Project
Can we engineer pancreatic beta cells to function properly and safely increase insulin production for diabetics?
Diabetes is caused by a severe lack of insulin and disfunctioning beta cells. My project proposes a beta cell culture study where I would evaluate the efficacy of mitochondrial-enzyme and nucleotide-specific insulin-building isoforms on NOD (non-obese diabetic), normal, and cancerous mouse cell samples to safely increase insulin production and cell functionality. If the data supports my hypothesis, this project could lead to new forms of genetic therapy for diabetic laboratory studies.