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Josh Stafford

Josh Stafford

Graduate Student

Locations

  • Biochemistry

Contact Information

Biography

Mentor: John Corbett, PhD
Year Entered MCW: 2013
Previous Education: BS, Biochemistry, Harding University 

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how environmental factors, specifically viral infection, can cause β-cell damage leading to the induction of autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes. I am examining the dichotomous roles that the inflammatory mediators IL-1 and nitric oxide can play in promoting both β-cell damage while also protecting against virally mediated cell death.