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Ali Shilleh


I was born in Serbia and grew up in Ramallah, Palestine. In 2014 I completed my B.S in biochemistry at UMass Boston in Boston, MA. I received my M.S in Nutrition and Biomedicine in 2016 from the Technical University of Munich in Munich, Germany. I conducted my master’s thesis in Dr. Henrietta Uhlenhaut’s lab at the Institute of Diabetes and Obesity at Helmholtz Zentrum studying the role of TR2 and TR4 in glucose homeostasis and lipid metabolism. I am currently a doctoral candidate in Dr. Holger Russ’s Lab at the Barbara Davis Center in Colorado, USA, and will be graduating this Fall. My current area of research focuses on studying human pancreatic beta cell heterogeneity in vitro and upon transplantation. I love to ski, rock climb, hike, run, walk my dog (Crni) and travel.