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Vira Kravets

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Shu Chien-Gene Lay Department of Bioengineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering


Kravets’ research focus is electrical, paracrine, and neural networks of insulin-producing beta-cells in healthy and diabetic conditions.

Kravets’ research focus is electrical, paracrine, and neural networks of insulin-producing beta-cells in healthy and diabetic conditions. Using advanced optical imaging and computational modeling, Kravets studies subpopulations of cells which disproportionately affect the rest of the population and are important in diabetes pathogenesis.  

Capsule Bio:

Vira Kravets is on the bioengineering faculty at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and holds a secondary appointment in the UC San Diego School of Medicine Pediatrics Department. Most recently, Kravets was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioengineering and School of Medicine at the University of Colorado. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree focused in Physics from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a MS in Solid State Physics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.


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