Diabetes Research - Dr Natasha Hill
My background is in type 1 diabetes genetics, and I have also worked for a number of years looking at how diabetes susceptibility genes can affect the development of autoimmunity using a wide range of immunology techniques. More recently I've become interested in islet growth and regeneration and have three research students working with me exploring different approaches to promoting islet regeneration - which has application to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Experienced in many areas of cell and molecular biology relevant to type 1 diabetes, and in some cases also type 2 diabetes.
For example, siRNA knockdown, microarray, qPCR, PCR, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, proliferation assays, western blot, ELISA, tissue culture, islet isolation, islet transplantation and various ex vivo islet assays. I have also worked extensively with the NOD mouse model of type 1 diabetes and the development of congenic strains.