Robert C. Stanton, MD

Robert C. Stanton, MD

Dr. Stanton is a Principal Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology and the Chief of the Kidney and Hypertension Section at the Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stanton has given many invited lectures and written many original articles and reviews on clinical and basic science aspects of diabetic kidney disease. Dr. Stanton has been invited to lecture throughout the United States and throughout the world.

Dr. Stanton’s research is focused on an essential enzyme that plays a major role in regulating multiple cellular functions, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase. His lab has discovered that this enzyme is essential for cell survival and dysregulation of G6PD plays an important role in the pathogenesis of many disease including diabetes mellitus, diabetic kidney disease and vascular disease. Dr. Stanton is also very involved with teaching at all levels (student, resident, fellow, and faculty) at local, national, and international levels. He has received three Honorary Professorships from Universities in China and he received a major lifetime-achievement teaching award for sustained excellence in teaching from Harvard Medical School.

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