Sakeneh Zraika, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Medicine

Faculty Information

Biography
Education & Training: 
Ph.D.
University of Melbourne
Australia
Postgraduate Fellowship
University of Washington
Honors: 
VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seed Grant
2016
Diabetes Research Center Service Award, University of Washington
2016
NIH/NIDDK R01 Research Project Grant
2013-2018
Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Award, University of Washington
2012-2014
Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center Service Grant, University of Washington
2011
NIH/NIDDK K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
2009-2014
Faculty of Medicine Travel Award, University of Toronto
2009
Diabetes Australia Research Trust Grant
2008
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
2007-2009
Austin Health & Medical Research Foundation Grant-In-Aid of Medical Research
2007
Western Region Islet Study Group (WRISG) Travel Grant
2004
Australian Postgraduate Award/Scholarship
2001-2004
Professor Richard Larkins Award, University of Melbourne
2001
Australian Diabetes Society Travel Grant
2000-2004
University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine Travel Grant
2000-2003
Contact
Mailing Address: 

VA Puget Sound Health Care System (151)
1660 South Columbian Way
UW Mailbox 358280
Seattle, WA 98108
 

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Regulation of normal insulin and glucagon secretion
  • Pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and death in type 2 diabetes
  • Role of peptidases, such as neprilysin, in modulating insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis
  • Actions of the pancreatic islet renin-angiotensin system
  • Effects of intra-islet and circulating GLP-1 on glucose homeostasis
  • Impact of islet amyloidogenesis on beta-cell function and survival
  • Rodent models of type 2 diabetes and obesity