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Zoe Yeo

Chay Teng (Zoe) Yeo

Graduate Student

Locations

  • Biochemistry

Contact Information

Biography

Mentor: John Corbett, PhD
Year Entered MCW: 2015
Previous Education: BS, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Interests

Our lab is interested in understanding β-cell damage mediated by cytokines (i.e. IL-1) as an early event in the development of type 1 diabetes. IL-1 stimulates nitric oxide production in β-cells, and nitric oxide has been known to play both damaging and protective roles in β-cells. My research project focuses on identifying the protective mechanisms mediated by nitric oxide in β-cells.