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Endocrinology’s Jing Hughes, MD, PhD, awarded 2023 ASCI/Young Physician-Scientist Award

Jing Hughes
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Jing Hughes, MD, PhD is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania MSTP and completed residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Yale University. She trained with Drs. Kevan Herold, Janet McGill, and David Piston in both clinical and basic science research in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As an early-stage investigator, she is funded by an NIH K08 and R03 and is an avid collaborator in the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) and clinical studies including the Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network (RADIANT). The Hughes Lab works on primary cilia in islet cells, using genetic models and live imaging to study the consequences of cilia perturbation in human ciliopathies as well as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Key publications from the Hughes Lab have bridged the islet and cilia fields and continue to shape our understanding of cilia actions in human health and disease.