Timothy Kieffer to receive 2015 Till & McCulloch Award: Landmark Canadian paper advances knowledge to cure diabetes

Timothy Kieffer

Timothy Kieffer

Toronto, ON – Prof. Timothy Kieffer, a University of British Columbia researcher in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and in the Department of Surgery, has made significant progress in the quest to generate a fully functional cell type from scratch – one of the ‘holy grails’ of stem cell research and regenerative medicine – by developing a protocol that converts human stem cells into glucose-responsive, insulin-secreting cells capable of reversing diabetes in mice.


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