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Jennifer Stancill, PhD

Jennifer-Stancill

Jennifer Stancill, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, John Corbett Lab

Locations

  • BSB 302

Contact Information

Biography

Dr. Jennifer S. Stancill received her Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of North Carolina in 2011, and a PhD in cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt University in 2017. Her primary mentor is John Corbett, PhD, chair and professor of biochemistry at MCW and member of the Cardiovascular Center’s Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Signature Program. With a strong background in gene expression and β-cell physiology, Dr. Stancill plans to expand her knowledge of type 1 diabetes by focusing on the biochemistry of β-cells and to assist the laboratory in the application of genomics to the study of β-cell function and viability. Because of the association of diabetes with increased risk for developing heart disease, an increased understanding of how β-cells respond to specific types of stress and how these responses relate to diabetes development may lead to a more effective treatment of diabetes, reducing the number of individuals at increased risk for heart disease.