Laboratory of Dr. Vira Kravets at UCSD

Our goal is to understand the reasons behind the disproportionate control which insulin-producing β-cell subpopulations exert over pancreatic islet function. We aim to discover patterns of functional β-cell network plasticity in health and disease (Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes). Selected projects include:


Targeted 2-photon laser ablation, 

quantitative imaging techniques, 

computational models of islet electrophysiology, 

network (graph) theory,

 live pancreatic tissue with and without diabetes.


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