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CNMS Alumna recognized at 2013 Alumni Awards Ceremony

Dr. Mary Loeken, M.S. ’80, Biological Sciences

September 3, 2014 1:30 PM

Outstanding Alumnus
Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Mary Loeken, M.S. ’80, Biological Sciences
Research Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School


Mary Loeken, Ph.D., is an Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her doctorate in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and did postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Molecular Virology before coming to Joslin. In 1992 she was named a Capps Scholar in Diabetes Research at Harvard Medical School, which also awarded her a Scholars in Medicine Award in 1998. She is an expert on the study of birth defects resulting from diabetic pregnancy and has served on study sections for the NIH, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association, and on the Editorial Board for the journal, Diabetes. She is an Associate Member of the Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and serves as co-editor of Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews. She has also been on the Board of Tutors in Molecular Cellular Biology at Harvard University since 1992, and has had faculty affiliations with Ph.D. Programs in Biological Biomedical Sciences, Virology, and Neurobiology.
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