Dr. Henrique Cheng
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)
Our research is focused on the molecular mechanisms controlling stem cell differentiation (tissue regeneration) and insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells (diabetes). Another area of interest is the molecular mechanisms controlling sperm cell activation and motility (fertility). For these studies, we utilize patch-clamp, real-time calcium imaging analysis in combination with molecular biology to elucidate the mechanisms controlling cellular function.