Rheumatology Dept, Westmead

Lab head: Nicholas Manolios
Location: Westmead Hospital

Lab members: Dr M. Ali Dr A Limaye
Funding: Nil

Gene therapy for diabetes

Primary supervisor: Nicholas Manolios

This project aims to investigate the ability of a  lentiviral expression vector secreting an immunomodulatory peptide   transfected into islets to  prevent and treat diabetes.

Method:  Islets isolated from normal mice will be transfected with lentivirus and tranplanted into diabetic mice.  If the exoeriment works the diabetic mice will become normal.

Discipline: Applied Medical Sciences, Westmead
Co-supervisors: Wayne Hawthorne, Grant Logan