Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Washington University in St. Louis

Medical Student Summer Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity 2014

For medical students between the first and second year or between the second and third year of medical school. Medical students will conduct laboratory-based, clinical, or translational research under the direction of an established scientist in the area of diabetes or obesity. Prior research experience is not required. Application deadline is February 3, 2014.

Summer Research Program Announcement pdf

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Main page of DRC site, legends in text below.

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  1. DRC Past Director & Associate Director M. Alan Permutt, M.D. with Washington University School of Medicine Diabetes Day 2011 guest speaker Michael W. Schwartz, M.D., University of Washington.
  2. A single adult human islet demonstrating proliferating b- and non-b-cells. Paraffin section of intact islet. Ki-67 (red), DAPI (blue) and insulin (green) (image courtesy of the McDaniel Laboratory).
  3. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Diabetes Day 2011 Poster Presentation.
  4. Lipid droplets stained with Nile Red from the fat tissue of a fruit fly larvae that has been eating a high sugar diet. The dark areas are the nuclei of individual cells (image courtesy of the Baranski Laboratory).
  5. Foam cells (image courtesy of the Bernal Laboratory).
  6. Vascular cross section (Image courtesy of the Bernal Laboratory).
  7. Adult human islets dispersed into single cells demonstrating proliferating and non-proliferating b-cells. Ki-67 (red), DAPI (blue) and insulin (green) (Image courtesy of the McDaniel Laboratory).

Please acknowledge the Washington University DRC in your publications as follows: "Supported by DRC, Grant No. P30 DK020579"