Helmholtz Diabetes Lecture

The Helmholtz Diabetes Lecture recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements of a leading scientist in diabetes research. In 2021, the honor of presenting the lecture will be given to Dr. Susan Bonner-Weir, Joslin Diabetes Center.

Dr. Bonner-Weir is the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Chair and Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bonner-Weir received her doctorate in biology at Case Western Reserve University and her postdoctoral training in islet morphology at Harvard Medical School. She serves or has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Endocrinology, Cell Transplant, and Diabetes. She has been a member of grant review panels for the US National Institute of Health, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the European Union Research Council. She has published over 210 peer reviewed papers and 80 chapters, perspectives and reviews on various aspects of the biology of the islets of Langerhans and their growth and function.