Current Lab Members
Asmita Pathak, PhD: Postdoctoral Fellow
Asmita entered the lab in April 2020 with a extensive protein analysis background. She is working on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying early phase insulin secretion in normal physiology in type-2-diabetes. She is working on understanding the role of Tomosyn-1 (STXBP5) and Syt9 proteins in fusion of insulin granules in early phase secretion. Asmita received her PhD in Biochemistry from East Tennessee State in Johnson City Tennessee studying C-Reactive Proteins and Low Density Lipoproteins and their role in atherosclerosis and has demonstrated that C-Reactive Proteins confer protection against atherosclerosis. She tends to be very outspoken and can organize a wonderful party.