Mark A. Atkinson, University of Florida Diabetes Institute, USA

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D.

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D.  is currently the American Diabetes Association Eminent Scholar for Diabetes Research at The University of Florida. He also is the Director of the Diabetes Institute at UF. The author of over 375 publications, Dr. Atkinson is beginning his 31st year of investigation into the field of type 1 diabetes. He is the Executive Director for the JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes (nPOD) program and Committee Chair for the NIH Human Islet Research Network (HIRN).  Dr. Atkinson is an internationally recognized authority on multiple aspects pertaining to type 1 diabetes, with particular interests in disease prediction and prevention, the role for environment in the initiation of the disease, stem cells and pancreatic regeneration, and the identification of markers of tolerance and immunoregulation.

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