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Phone: 615-322-7004


About the DRTC

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) 
is a NIH-sponsored Diabetes Center that facilitates the discovery, application, and translation of scientific knowledge to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
The DRTC highlights the research of its members by brief videos. Click here to watch DRTC members describing his/her research.


New postdoctoral positions available.

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Check them out under "Job Openings". 

Calendar of Events


Attend one of our upcoming meetings or seminars! Note that this calendar includes the BIG and MetabIG series!


Research Headlines

Featured Investigator

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Marcela Brissova, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism
Director, Islet Procurement & Analysis Core
 Research Specialty: 
Dr. Brissova’s research interests include the biology of pancreatic islets with a focus on the regulation of beta cell gene expression to provide insight into processes controlling normal pancreatic beta cell function in rodent models and translating this research to human islet biology. Her research also includes the study of molecular events involved in the development of pancreatic islet vasculature and innervation and their role in regulation of pancreatic islet function. 


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