Joseph Elsakr

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Vanderbilt University

Joseph Elsakr
Graduate Student

Joseph Elsakr is an MD/PhD student in the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics department at Vanderbilt University. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. There, he worked to developed aptamers that could recognize human epithelial progenitor cells in whole blood samples.

As a graduate student at Vanderbilt, Joseph's work focuses on assessing the effects of maternal Western-style diet during pregnancy on the endocrine pancreas of the offspring. He uses both mouse and non-human primate models, and a variety of techniques to analyze both in vivo and ex vivo islet function in offspring exposed to maternal Western-style diet.


Analysis of Non-Human Primate Pancreatic Islet Oxygen Consumption

1Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, 2Agilent Technologies, 3Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, 4Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley, 5Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 6Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University

JoVE 60696

 Developmental Biology