Tatsuya Kin

Editorial Board Member

Clinical Islet Laboratory
University of Alberta, Canada

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Dr. Tatsuya Kin earned his MD degree at the Nara Medical University, Japan in 1988. After he completed a general surgery residency, he received PhD in experimental surgery with a focus on islet cell transplantation. In 1998 he joined clinical islet transplantation team at the University of Alberta, Canada. Since then, he has been actively involved in nearly 2,000 human islet isolations and 600 islet transplantations. He also has been a key member of many clinical trials including implantation of pancreatic endocrine precursor cells derived from human embryonic stem cells.

Research Interest

Research interests of Dr. Tatsuya Kin include: Islet transplantation Islet isolation Organ preservation Organ donation Islet biology