Peter Thompson, PhD

Peter earned his Ph.D. in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. He moved into the fields of islet biology and Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) during his postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where his work discovered senescence as a new form of beta cell dysfunction in T1D. He was funded by the Diabetes Research Connection, the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation and the Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research at UCSF. In 2020, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba and a Principal Investigator in the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.