Brant R. Burkhardt

University of South Florida, USA


Brant R. Burkhardt received his M.S. degree from Clemson University, SC, USA in microbiology in 1996 and earned his Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Florida Medical School, Fla, USA, in 2001. Then, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Mark Atkinson at the Department of Pathology, University of Florida, investigating gene therapy approaches to treat, cure, or prevent type 1 diabetes from 2001 to 2003. Moreover, he received additional training as an NRSA Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Diabetes and Endocrinology Research and Training Center from 2003 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he served as a Senior Research Associate for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with funding from an NIDDK Career Award (DK070744). In 2010, he joined the University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology with a coappointment in the USF Diabetes Center. His recent research interests include the investigation of a novel pancreas-derived hormone known as PANDER or FAM3B that moderates glycemic levels via regulation of hepatic glucose production and insulin secretion. His primary area of interest is the investigation of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Biography Updated on 4 December 2011

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