Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Reader in Diabetic Medicine



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Isabelle Leclerc is Senior Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Section of Cell Biology, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, St-Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.

She trained as a clinician at the University of Montreal in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism and as a scientist at the University Rene Descartes in Paris where she obtained a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Her research focuses on pancreatic islet beta-cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. Her principal interest is beta-cell compensation during the early stages of insulin resistance and subsequent alterations in gene expression and signalling that eventually lead to beta-cell failure and overt diabetes.



Salem V, Delgadillo Silva L, Suba K, et al., 2019, Leader β cells coordinate Ca2+ dynamics across pancreatic islets in vivo, Nature Metabolism, Vol:1, ISSN:2522-5812, Pages:615-629

Nguyen-Tu M-S, da Silva Xavier G, Leclerc I, et al., 2018, Transcription factor-7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene acts downstream of the Lkb1/Stk11 kinase to control mTOR signaling, β cell growth, and insulin secretion, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol:293, ISSN:0021-9258, Pages:14178-14189

Martinez-Sanchez A, Nguyen-Tu M-S, Cebola I, et al., 2018, MiR-184 expression is regulated by AMPK in pancreatic islets., Faseb Journal, Vol:32, ISSN:0892-6638, Pages:2587-2600


Noriega LL, Sanchez AM, Callingham R, et al., 2019, The long non-coding RNA PAX6-AS1 controls human beta cell identity, 55th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-the-Study-of-Diabetes (EASD), SPRINGER, Pages:S205-S206, ISSN:0012-186X

Gharavy SNM, Hu M, Gadue P, et al., 2019, Roles for the Type 2 diabetes-associated genes C2CD4A and C2CD4B in the control of glucose homeostasis and insulin secretion, WILEY, Pages:43-43, ISSN:0742-3071

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