Diabetes Living Today® Host The Diabetes Research Institute Minute with Cherie Stabler, Ph. D.

Cherie Stabler, Ph. D.

Cherie Stabler, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Director of the Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the Diabetes Research Institute.

Her research interests are concentrated in the areas of tissue engineering, biomaterials, and noninvasive monitoring.

Specifically, Dr. Stabler’s research focuses on the design and development of various biohybrid devices and islet encapsulation techniques and evaluating how these barriers can protect the islets against the vigorous immunological and inflammatory responses of the host.

In addition, she is investigating the application of conjugation techniques to tether agents to polymer layers in order to generate implants capable of “actively” modulating the interaction between the host and implanted cells.

Dr. Stabler is studying the use of NMR imaging and spectroscopy for noninvasive monitoring and assessment of tissue engineered implants, such as insulin-producing cells.

Noninvasive monitoring of islets after they are transplanted is significant for understanding their function and remodeling over time. It is also important in determining the link between implantation and the endpoint physiologic effects.

Dr. Stabler has a background in both chemical and biomedical engineering. She received her doctoral degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Following her doctoral studies, she continued her research in tissue engineering and diabetes at the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine where she was supported by a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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