Dr Francoise Carlotti

Associate Professor


Françoise Carlotti, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Internal Medicine, and is Head of the Islet research lab. 


We do fundamental and pre-clinical research on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, with a focus on primary human pancreatic cells. Among our topics of interest are investigating beta-cell adaptation, beta-cell plasticity and alterations in beta-cell identity associated with a loss of function.
Furthermore, we have a major interest in beta-cell replacement therapy strategies. Building on an active clinical islet transplantation program headed by Prof.dr. Eelco de Koning, we are interested in exploring alternative sources of insulin-producing cells from potential adult progenitor cells and pluripotent stem.

Ultimately our goal is to develop novel preventive and regenerative therapeutic strategies for diabetes mellitus. 





Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 1
Kamer D3-39

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: 071 526 2011

Postzone D3-P
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden

E-mail: f.carlotti@lumc.nl