Dr Shareen Forbes


Shareen Forbes is Senior Lecturer in Metabolic Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Lead Physician and Diabetologist for the Islet Transplant Programme in Scotland and a Principal Investigator in the UK Islet Transplant Consortium. Her laboratory in the BHF/ Centre  for Cardiovascular Science has expertise in the study of islet metabolism and she has set up islet transplantation in immunodeficient mouse models to study the metabolic consequences of islet transplantation in vivo. She has several funded research projects with the main aim of optimising the process of islet transplantation using co-transplantation with cell therapies and growth factors so as to improve long term graft function in Type 1 diabetes.


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