Sydney Haselden

Student NameSydney Haselden
Faculty Mentor NameMartha Campbell-Thompson
CollegeCollege of Medicine
Research InterestsType 1 Diabetes and Intrapancreatic Ganglia
Academic AwardsValedictorian 2018, Women’s Lacrosse All Metro 2018, Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar, University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsUF Women’s Lacrosse Club, and JDRF Foundation
Hobbies and InterestsLacrosse, Photography, International Travel, and Medicine

Research Project

Intrapancreatic Ganglia and Neuron Characterization in Control and Type 1 Diabetes Donors?

The long-term goal of this research is to further the understanding of pancreatic function and contribute to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Analyses regarding the differences presented in T1D and control donor human pancreas structures will be completed. The primary areas of interest include the intrapancreatic ganglia, neurons, synapse, and macrophages. Characteristics including size, shape, type, intensity, and location will be noted. This information will address whether the communication between ganglia and neurons with islet cells is normal in T1D patient or abnormalities exist.