On October 25, 2022, the Editorial Office of Extracellular Vesicles and Circulating Nucleic Acids (EVCNA) had an exclusive interview with Dr. Naureen Javeed to talk about her current research projects in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and her views on the role of extracellular vesicles in the pathogenesis of diabetes.
Dr. Javeed is an assistant professor from the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, USA. She is focusing on understanding the physiological and mechanistic role of extracellular vesicles in the pathogenesis of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and is currently funded by an NIH/NIDDK K01 Career Development Award and a JDRF Diversifying Diabetes Research Talent Award.
The interview focused on the application of extracellular vehicles (EVs) in the research of diabetes. Firstly, Dr. Javeed gave a brief and clear introduction to her research journey. Then she shared her current projects about EVs as biomarkers for the research of the two types of diabetes. Finally, looking into the future, she talked about her following research plans and goals and gave four helpful suggestions for researchers to begin their journey in this field. Here’s what went down:
Q1: Could you please talk about your career journey and how your research interests shifted to EVs and diabetes?
Q2: What are some of the challenges in the diabetes field that you are currently addressing in your research?
Q3. Can you discuss ongoing projects in your lab that you were recently funded on for type 1 diabetes?
Q4: Could you please share with us your current progress in type 2 diabetes research and the EV field?
Q5: What kind of research goal do you want to achieve in the next five years?
Q6: What advice would you give to other early career scientists in starting their own research journey?