Sing-Young Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow


I study the regulation of protein translation in pancreatic beta-cells. Pancreatic beta-cells are the only cells in the body that secrete insulin, a peptide hormone that lowers blood glucose. Therefore, beta-cells must synthesise and process large quantities of protein. In diabetes, beta-cells are subject to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, when insulin demand overwhelms the cell's capacity to process proteins. Therefore, it is important to understand how beta-cells cope with ER stress and what regulatory components of the cell are involved in resolving ER stress and promoting cell survival.


Research Classification

Research Interests

Beta-cell biology
Protein synthesis

Research Centres, Clusters, Institutes

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.

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