Michelle E. Kimple, PhD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Medicine
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B.S. 1998 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
PhD. 2003 University of North-Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Postdoc 2010 Duke University, Durham, NC

Research Focus

Dr. Kimple leads a multi-level research team whose focus is on understanding how the beta-cells of the pancreas respond to nutrient and hormonal stimulation to affect biological changes. Her group is especially interested in elucidating how dysfunctional G protein-coupled receptor signaling pathways contribute to the pathogenesis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and in translating these insights into new and improved diabetes therapeutics. Dr. Kimple’s research has been funded almost continuously from her PhD onwards by the National Institutes of Health and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, among other agencies. Her work has been featured in several university press releases and patent applications. Dr. Kimple has been the recipient of several awards, including a Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship from Duke University, where she learned the skills necessary to be a successful mentor and teacher while maintaining a top-tier research laboratory.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2012
  • Teaching
    • Animal Sciences 875: Endocrine Physiology

Research Funding



Current Trainees Degree Goal
No current ERP students
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