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Sakeneh Zraika PhD

Dr. Sakeneh Zraika received her PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia and her Postgraduate Fellowship from the University of Washington. Dr. Zraika's research interests are:

  • Regulation of normal insulin and glucagon secretion
  • Pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and death in type 2 diabetes
  • Role of peptidases, such as neprilysin, in modulating insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis
  • Actions of the pancreatic islet renin-angiotensin system
  • Effects of intra-islet and circulating GLP-1 on glucose homeostasis
  • Impact of islet amyloidogenesis on beta-cell function and survival
  • Rodent models of type 2 diabetes and obesity