Meet our Researchers
Our passionate researchers work collaboratively to leverage knowledge that can accelerate type 1 diabetes (T1D) research as quickly as possible.
Every year, JDRF funds researchers in Canada, and globally with our affiliate partners, whose research aims to either find cures for T1D or improve the lives today for people living with the disease.
Our researchers are passionate about what they do. We work collaboratively with them to leverage their knowledge, creativity and diverse expertise to accelerate our global research strategy, via roadmaps designed to bring us efficiently towards a world without T1D.
Learn more about how our researchers are collaborating on cure research and improving the lives of those people living with T1D
Dr. Andrew Pepper talks about the cell therapy research he’s working on to make islet transplantation more universal and accessible.
Dr. Tricia Tang discusses the importance of taking care of your mental health as a key component of managing type 1 diabetes.
Helping us navigate our research funding priorities, which are shaping T1D research both in Canada and globally, while communicating the latest updates to our donors, supporters and T1D community is our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Sarah Linklater.
“I am so proud to be part of this change-making organization working at the interface of global, cutting-edge research and the T1D community. Every day is rewarding, as I truly feel that we are making real and rapid progress towards improving lives and, ultimately curing T1D.”
Dr. Sarah Linklater