We say farewell to our research intern Chetan Poudel as he heads to graduate school “over the pond”. In <2 years, Che published one co-first author paper in Diabetes and three co-author manuscripts in Biophysical Journal, Diabetes, and J Physiology, and became an imaging guru and expert beta cell patch-clamper. Based on this work, Che was awarded two international scholarships (the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Award, and will attend Cambridge University
Trilly’s first-author paper, “Pancreatic beta cells from mice offset age-associated mitochondrial deficiency with reduced KATP channel activity”, has been accepted for publication in Diabetes! Che Poudel is co-first author, with Brian Schmidt and Sophia Sdao contributing. The paper features a novel assay that Trilly developed to directly image human and mouse islet metabolism with NAD(P)H fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM). Nice work everyone.