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
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: 071 526 2011
2300 RC Leiden