Department of Surgery

Dr. George Gittes to Receive NIDDK Award to Advance Diabetes Gene Therapy Work

Dr. George Gittes


Congratulations to George K. Gittes, MD, who will receive five years of funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for his research project “Alpha cell conversion to beta cells in non-human primates” to build upon his accumulating groundbreaking gene therapy work towards finding a cure for type I diabetes. In this new project, Dr. Gittes’ research team will conduct important proof-of-principle studies in non-human primates as the last steps in preparation for human gene therapy clinical trials.