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Michael Shamblott, PhD

Administrative Appointment: Endowed Chair

Assoc Professor

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Email: mshamblo@health.usf.edu
Office: CRI, 3005
  • PhD, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University Of Maryland, Baltimore, United States - 1995.
    Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
    Biomedical Engineering & Nanomedicine.
    Research Summary

    Our research seeks to understand how the pancreas responds to injury and to develop clinical approaches to restoring endocrine pancreatic function as a cell therapy for type I diabetes. Our work has identified a cell type that is present in the adult human pancreas and is capable of generating cells that can produce the endocrine hormones insulin and glucagon. This “endocrine progenitor” cell is normally present at low levels in normal pancreas tissue. We focus on the mechanisms that regulate these cells in the body. This research may result in methods to enhance endocrine regeneration without removing tissue from the body, through targeted pharmacological approaches that enhance the number of endocrine progenitor cells. Some of the anticipated outcomes of the research are methods to enhance endocrine pancreas regeneration as a treatment for type I diabetes and methods for the early detection of pancreas injury and disease.


    Selected Publications
  • Anderson MK, Shamblott MJ, Litman RT, Litman GW. Generation of immunoglobulin light chain gene diversity in Raja erinacea is not associated with somatic rearrangement, an exception to a central paradigm of B cell immunity. The Journal of experimental medicine. 182(1) : 109-19, 1995.
  • Rast JP, Anderson MK, Ota T, Litman RT, Margittai M, Shamblott MJ, Litman GW. Immunoglobulin light chain class multiplicity and alternative organizational forms in early vertebrate phylogeny. Immunogenetics. 40(2) : 83-99, 1994.
  • Litman GW, Rast JP, Shamblott MJ, Haire RN, Hulst M, Roess W, Litman RT, Hinds-Frey KR, Zilch A, Amemiya CT. Phylogenetic diversification of immunoglobulin genes and the antibody repertoire. Molecular biology and evolution. 10(1) : 60-72, 1993.

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