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Steven Trasino

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I obtained my MSc in nutrition from Columbia University and my PhD in nutrition science from the University of Maryland. Since graduate school I have had a strong interest in the biology of retinoids and their role as differentiating agents. I joined the Gudas laboratory in October of 2011 to examine the epigenetic mechanisms driving retinoid mediated embryonic stem cell differentiation to insulin producing pancreatic ╬▓cells. This project is in line with my knowledge of nutritional and metabolic disorders and could lead to in vitro protocols for generation of renewable sources of ╬▓cells for treatment of type 1 diabetes. Outside of the lab I have many interests, including cinema, music, and traveling. I am excited to be back in NYC, and to be part of the Gudas lab.

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