Stem cell and regenerative medicine expert Dr. Malgorzata Borowiak has been named Baylor College of Medicine‘s fifth McNair Scholar. She will focus on diabetes.
Using stem cell technology, Borowiak’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of type 1 diabetes to identify new, cellular treatments for the disease.
The McNair Scholar program at BCM, supported by the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and managed by the McNair Medical Institute, identifies outstanding scientists and physician scientists in biomedical research in four areas – breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, juvenile diabetes and neuroscience.
Borowiak, who started at BCM in January, serves as an assistant professor of