Prof. Richard Bergman, Chairman of the Science Advisory Board, is the creator of the standard model of diabetes (the "Bergman minimal model"). Dr. Andrew J. Drexler leads the diabetes program at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Randy Morris is Director of the Laboratory for Transplantation Immunology of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles CA
Richard N. Bergman, Ph.D. is Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He is one of the leading experts on the physiology of diabetes, and has received high honors including the 1989 Lilly Award from the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Bergman's laboratory will be involved in physiological analysis of diabetic animals treated with Islet Sheets and in clinical studies.
Andrew Jay Drexler, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York NY
Andy Drexler received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine and did his Residence and Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis in Endocrinology and Diabetes. Dr. Drexler holds faculty positions at NYU School of Medicine and Cornell Medical College. He is Clinical Associate Professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, and Director, Mt. Sinai Diabetes Center.
Randy Morris, MD is Director of the Laboratory for Transplantation Immunology of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California. He is an expert on the immunology of tissue rejection and islet transplantation.