Welcome to the Hunter Research Lab

Our lab focuses on understanding how transcription factors and transcriptional co-regulators control decisions governing the development and function of tissues critical for glucose homeostasis, most notably the pancreatic beta-cells and alpha-cells. In particular, we employ various mouse and cell line models to examine interactions and functions of critical transcriptional co-regulators LDB1 and ISL1 in the pancreas. Studies like these may inform future diabetes and obesity drug targets or therapies.