Emilyn Alejandro
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Credentials
PhD

Associate Professor
Biography

Bio

Dr. Alejandro received her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of British Columbia.

Research Summary

Diabetes and metabolism roles of O-linked GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) signaling in pancreatic beta-cell development and programming of beta-cell susceptibility to diabetogenic conditions.

Research Interests
Metabolism
regulation of pancreatic β-cell
obesity

Honors and Recognition

American Physiological Society Henry Pickering Bowditch Award Lectureship
2022
McKnight Presidential Fellow, 2021 Council of Graduate Studies Outstanding Mentor
2021
McKnight Land-Grant Professor
2019
Young Investigator Award, American Journal of Physiology –Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
2017
Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring Program
2016
NIH NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
2014
Best Postdoctoral Fellow Poster, 1st Annual Meeting of the Protein Folding Diseases Initiative, University of Michigan
2014
The Hartwell Foundation Fellowship
2012
Plenary Abstract Presenter, Department of Internal of Medicine Research Day, University of Michigan
2012