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Mehboob Ali Hussain, M.D.

Mehboob Hussain 2014

Associate Professor
Pediatrics, Medicine and Biological Chemistry

Director, Cell Biology Core of Diabetes Research Center




The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Metabolism Division
Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
CMSC 10-113
600 N.Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287


Medical School:
University of Zürich (Switzerland)

Special Interests:

Research Interests:

  • Pancreatic beta cell regeneration
  • Pancreatic insulin secretion models


Dr. Hussein leads the Cell Biology Core of Diabetes Research Center. His research seeks to understand how the Pancreatic Islets of Langerhans respond to different metabolic needs. It is known that when there is not enough insulin and more insulin is needed (as in obesity or in juvenile diabetes mellitus) the insulin-producing beta cells in the islets ramp up their function and also increase in number by cell division. How these two processes are regulated is poorly understood. The laboratory uses genetic mouse models and state-of-the-art molecular biological techniques to understand these two processes and identify potential drug targets for treating humans with either type 1 (juvenile) and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Phone: 410 502 5761

Fax: 410 502 5779

Email: mhussai4@jhmi.edu

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Mehboob Hussain - CV