Dr. Stone was featured in Physician-Scientist Spotlight of in the Washington University Division of Physician Scientists Newsletter. The full interview can be read here.
Dr. Stone received a Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) from the NIDDK! His mentors are Dr. David Ornitz in Developmental Biology and Dr. Fumihiko Urano in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research. His project is titled 'Using a Rare Disease Model to Explore the Role of FGF21 in Insulin Resistance.'
Stone lab research was highlighted in Endocrine News. “We found that the proband carried mutations in the FGF21 receptor complex and performed tissue culture-based studies to demonstrate that these were functional/pathogenic mutations,” Stone tells Endocrine News. “This study demonstrates the first ever link between FGF21 and severe insulin resistance.”
The Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network (RADIANT) study officially launches! Dr. Stone along with Dr. Fumihiko Urano, Dr. Janet McGill, and Dr. Jing Hughes are co-investigators at the Washington University site. This is a multi-center trial with 14 clinical centers located across the US. The goal of the study is to identify individuals who do not clearly fit the typical pattern of type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Stone was one of five Washington University physician-scientists named to the inaugural year of of the Dean’s Scholars program! The Dean's Scholars program is designed for MD-only physician scientists. This award provides them with mentorship, institutional support, and the protected time necessary to generate data and publications.