Emilyn U. Alejandro, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP)

Emilyn U. Alejandro

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-301-7685

Fax 612-625-5149

Office Address:
3-142 CCRB
2231 6th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building
2231 6th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, University of British Columbia (Physiology), 2010

BS, University of Washington (Biochemistry), 2002

Postdoctoral, University of Michigan


Research Summary/Interests

Diabetes and metabolism roles of O-linked GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) signaling in pancreatic beta-cell development and programming of beta-cell susceptibility to diabetogenic conditions.


PUBMED List of Publications

  • EU. Alejandro, B. Gregg, M. Blandino-Rosano, C. Cras-Meneur, and E. Bernal-Mizrachi. Natural History of Beta-cell Adaptation and Failure in Type 2 Diabetes. Mol Aspects Med. 2014 Dec 24. PMID2: 5542976
  • EU. Alejandro, B. Gregg, T. Wallen, D. Meister, D. Kumusoglu, A. Chen, MJ. Merrins, LS. Satin, M. Liu, P. Arvan, and E. Bernal-Mizrachi. Maternal Diet-induced MicroRNAs and mTOR Underlie Beta-cell Dysfunction in Offspring. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2014 Sep 2. PMID: 25180600
  • EU. Alejandro, GE. Lim, AE. Mehran, X, Hu, F. Taghizadeh, D. Pelipeychenko, M. Baccarini, and JD. Johnson. Pancreatic ß-cell Raf-1 is required for glucose tolerance, insulin secretion and insulin 2 transcription. FASEB J. 2011 Aug 4. PMCID: PMC3205833.