Chester Chamberlain

Dr Chester Chamberlain received his PhD from Harvard and holds a faculty appointment at the UCSF Diabetes Center, with an Assistant Researcher title. The central focus of his research is the insulin-producing beta cell. Beta cells reside in the pancreas, in small clusters of endocrine cells called the islets of Langerhans, and their loss, damage or dysfunction causes diabetes. He is particularly interested in the mechanisms that drive beta cell destruction in type 1 and 2 diabetes, and the proliferative pathways that can be triggered to regenerate them.