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Esther Latres, United States


Esther Latres, Ph.D., is director of research at JDRF. In this role, she leads the strategic development of beta cell replacement therapies, and the translation of scientific discoveries into novel therapies for improving glucose and overall metabolic control, which will contribute to better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Her program identifies and oversees collaborations and investment opportunities in academia and industry related to beta cell replacement. Program priorities include the generation of renewable beta cell sources, optimization of technologies to protect such cells after implantation, and support proof of concept trials to test the safety and efficacy of beta cell replacement therapies.

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