Lucas Bon Durant, Ph.D. student, Molecular Medicine
Seeks new treatments for diabetes
• What is your area of research or scholarship? My research involves the investigation of how a hormone called FGF21 could be used in treatment for diabetes.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? Since diabetes has become a major world problem this hormone has become important to study because of its potential to be used as a therapy for diabetic patients.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? My program is the Molecular Medicine program and I expect to graduate in May 2018.
• Hometown: I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri.
• Faculty mentor/advisor: My mentor is Dr. Matthew J. Potthoff
• What are your career goals? My goal is to continue conducting research at a pharmaceutical company after I graduate to help improve the lives of patients.
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