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Craig Nunemaker, PhD

Craig Nunemaker
Associate Professor
Academic & Research Center 302C, Athens Campus
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute


  • Physics (BS), College of William and Mary
  • Neuroscience (PhD), University of Virginia


  • Diabetes
  • Insulin
  • Beta cells
  • Pancreatic islets
  • Endocrinology
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Calcium imaging
  • Calcium homeostasis
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cell culture
  • Metabolism
  • Insulin signaling
  • Cytokines
  • Autoimmunity
  • Inflammation
  • Glycolysis

Summary of Work:


I study beta-cell decline in early diabetes. I showed that circulating levels of cytokines caused by obesity are sufficient to trigger beta-cell failure in diabetes-prone mice. We are also develop novel dual-action compounds that stimulate insulin secretion and block immune-mediated beta-cell death.


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