About Dr Melkam Kebede

A major feature in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the loss of pancreatic β-cell function. This manifests mainly as a reduction in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. The molecular mechanisms that control β-cell failure during the progression to T2D remain poorly understood. Our research interest is to understand the mechanisms of β-cell failure in the pathogenesis of T2D. The current projects in the lab focus on understanding the mechanisms behind insulin biogenesis, maturation, stability and targeting for secretion.

Dr Kebede is a researcher in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. For more information, please refer to her Academic Profile Online.