Nikhil Gandasi receives the Rising Star Fellowship from EFSD


 Nikhil Gandasi has  been awarded the Rising Star Fellowship of  €30,000 from European Foundation for Study of Diabetes

The EFSD  Rising Star Fellowship Programme aims to identify promising and innovative young researchers in Europe who have demonstrated their ability in the field of diabetes research. The fellowship awards €30,000 in research funding.

Nikhil studies on mechanisms leading to insulin exocytosis under the supervision of Sebastian Barg resulted in his PhD in 2015. He was funded with EFSD – young investigator grant to understand these mechanisms in beta cells from human donors. The findings were published recently in 3 separate articles in Journal of Clinical Investigation, Diabetes and Cell Metabolism. Nikhil will present the work at the EASD Rising Star Symposium held during the 54th EASD Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany in early October.