Image of an islet taken by two-photon microscope
Insulin and glucagon immunostaining of wildtype and Robo knockout islets
Blum Lab group picture at a corn maze

About Our Lab

Our lab studies the organogenesis and functional maturation of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. We use human pluripotent stem cells models, developmental biology techniques, mouse genetics, functional genomics and bioinformatics to discover how these mini-organs gain their final shape and function during development, and how they lose it in diabetes.