Associate Professor, Dept of Surgery and SBME


Research Theme:

Research Interests:

islet beta cell formation from pancreatic stem or progenitor cells, cell-based prevention and reversion of beta cell deterioration and loss in diabetes


The Lynn laboratory focuses on the gene regulatory networks at play in the progenitor cells and how these networks change during differentiation to mature endocrine cells and in the long-term maintenance of the β-cell. A greater understanding of these genetic mechanisms and pathways will refine cell-based approaches for preventing and reversing the β-cell deterioration and loss that occurs with diabetes.