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Principal Investigator

Dr. Fatma Dogan is a Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She earned a Master`s degree in Medical Biology and Genetics at Ege University, Turkey, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics at Keele University, England. Dr. Dogan is a trained geneticist whose research interests currently focus on autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Dogan’s current research focuses on developing new therapies for type 1 diabetes to enhance immunoprotection and support of transplanted allogeneic islets without systemic immune suppression to cure diabetes and targeted delivery of therapeutic cargo to the pancreatic islets for type 1 diabetes prevention and treatment.

Prior Experience

Dr. Dogan received a Fellowship from the Turkish Ministry of Education to conduct her PhD in Genetics at Keele University in England, working on epigenetic regulation of telomerase enzyme before joining VIC.

Academic Credentials

Outside of VIC

Outside of academic research, Dr Dogan is member of the Summer Research Trainee Program organized by the Diversity and Inclusion Center and mentoring students who are underrepresented in medicine and interested in pursuing careers in academic medicine and biomedical research.