Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award - Anna L. Gloyn, DPhil | American Diabetes Association

2022 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
Anna L. Gloyn, DPhil

Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture
"Mining the Genome for Gold: Drilling Down on Mechanisms for Pancreatic Islet Cell Dysfunction in Diabetes"

Anna L. Gloyn, DPhil, is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognizes research in diabetes that demonstrates particular independence of thought and originality. Dr. Gloyn will present the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture on Monday, June 6.

Dr. Anna Gloyn is a Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at Stanford University. She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of the late Dr. Robert Turner, followed by postdoctoral training with Drs Andrew Hattersley & Sian Ellard (University of Exeter, UK) and Franz Matschinsky (University of Pennsylvania, USA). Her DPhil and post-doctoral research were both focused on the role of genetic variation in the genes encoding the KATP channel in type 2 diabetes and neonatal diabetes.

In 2004 she returned to Oxford where she established an independent research group focused on understanding beta-cell function through the functional characterization of genetic variants causally implicated in monogenic diabetes. For the past 10 years a major focus of her work has been translating discoveries from genome-wide association studies into biological and clinical insights. Her research combines genetic discovery and functional genomics with clinical phenotyping and disease modelling in human cell models to elucidate how changes in DNA sequence alter diabetes risk.

Dr. Gloyn is the recipient of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Rising Star (2005) and Minkowski (2014) awards, the Diabetes UK RD Lawrence (2009) and Dorothy Hodgkin (2019) Prize Lectures and the G.B. Morgagni Silver Medal (2014).

Please join us in celebrating Anna L. Gloyn, DPhil, for her transformative contributions to basic and translational diabetes research.

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