The Sander lab is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie the formation of endocrine cells in the pancreas. Our studies aim to identify strategies, by which to generate replacement insulin-producing cells for treatment of diabetes.

Specifically, we are combining mouse genetic, ES-cell-based, biochemical and genomic approaches to identify the key transcription factor-mediated gene activation and gene silencing events that control endocrine cell differentiation.

UCSD School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
The UCSD Stem Cell Program
University of California, San Diego
SCRM 3006 (office)
SCRM 3103 (lab)
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Congratulations to Wen Jin for receiving the JDRF Postdoctoral Fellowship!

We welcome graduate students interested in rotating in the lab. Please see the Biomedical Sciences website for descriptions of potential rotation projects.

We welcome post-doctoral fellows who have a strong interest and/or prior training in stem cell, computational, beta cell or cancer biology. To apply for a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory, please send the following information to Dr. Maike Sander:   

               -A detailed curriculum vitae

               -Names and contact information of 3 references

               -Why you are interested in the lab and your post-doctoral training goals