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Dr Rula Bany Bakar

Role: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Institution: University of Cambridge, UK

Research & Interests: I began my academic journey at Jordan University of Science and Technology, earning a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Then, I completed an MSc in Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow and, subsequently, a DPhil in Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics at the University of Oxford. While pursuing my DPhil, I became increasingly captivated by the complexity of diabetes and the intricate roles lipid signalling pathways play in pancreatic beta cells. This fascination fuelled my research, laying the groundwork for my growing passion for endocrine physiology and diabetes research.

Upon completion of my studies, I embarked on my professional path at the University of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Professors Frank Reimann and Fiona Gribble. Here, my work focused on studying somatostatin-secreting D-cells in primary human duodenal organoids. Further deepening my understanding of endocrine physiology and its link to diabetes.