Research on Diabetes

Medical illustration of cells and liver processes during type 1 diabetes.

Research focuses on studying diabetic related vascular complications including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic vascular disease, insulin resistance and diabetic nephropathy toward developing cures for diseases that affect the retina peripheral vessel and kidney.

Project description

Research focuses on studying the diabetic related vascular complications, including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic vascular disease, insulin resistance and diabetic nephropathy. In addition to addressing mechanisms, our cellular and biochemical studies are meant to develop cures for diseases that affect the retina,peripheral vessel and kidney.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Volunteer, Academic Credit
Who is eligible Sophomore and Junior Biomedical Sciences Majors
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Josh J. Wang

Associate Professor

Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Room 4120, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Phone: (716) 645-1807

Email: jianxinw@buffalo.edu

Start the project

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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.