La Jolla, June 20, 2011: Dr. Maike Sander, associate professor in pediatrics and cellular & molecular medicine, was elected to the America Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Sander joins 62 other UC San Diego faculty members who have been elected to the Society since the inception of the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
“I am very honored to be elected to this society,” says Dr. Sander. “Being a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation gives me the opportunity to interact closely with other physician scientists who are trying to bring new treatments from the bench to the bedside.”
Dr. Sander’s research focuses on developing cell-based therapies for the treatment of diabetes. Using mouse molecular genetics as well as human embryonic stem cell cultures, the Sander lab aims to decipher how transcription factors orchestrate the formation of the insulin-producing beta-cells in the pancreas.
Established in 1908, the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies. It comprises more than 2,800 physician-scientists from all medical specialties based on their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. The ASCI represents active physician-scientists who are at the bedside, at the research bench, and at the blackboard. Due to the fact that members must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of their election, membership reflects accomplishments by its members relatively early in their careers.
Written by: Shivani Singh, Sr. Writer, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego