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Jennifer Stancill PhD

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Academic Focus
  • Pancreatic beta-cells, pancreatic islets
  • Diabetes
  • Reactive oxygen species, inflammatory cytokines
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Dr. Stancill is an assistant professor in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

A North Carolina native, she received her B.S. in biology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2011. 

From there, she moved to Nashville, TN, and earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology in 2017 from Vanderbilt University. She was mentored by Dr. Mark Magnuson, who sparked her interest in pancreatic β-cell biology. 

To pursue this field in more depth, she moved to Milwaukee, WI, for her postdoctoral training with Dr. John Corbett at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There, her work was focused on understanding how β-cells respond to stressors, like reactive oxygen species and inflammatory cytokines.

In August 2023, Dr. Stancill moved to Charleston, SC, to start her independent lab at MUSC. She will continue to focus on understanding how β-cells function and protect themselves and how these endogenous mechanisms may be disrupted during diabetes development.


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