Congratulations to Dr. Betty Leibold
Jul 13, 2016 9:00 AM
Congratulations to Dr. Betty Leibold who was awarded a competitive RO1 research grant from the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK Institute. Dr. Leibold's research grant builds on her discovery that the processing of proinsulin is impaired in mice lacking the iron regulatory protein 2 (IRP2). The irp2 -/- mice exhibit elevated proinsulin levels and reduced pancreatic insulin secretion. She seeks to elucidate the mechanism by which IRP2 contributes to proinsulin processing.