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  • Danny Hung-Chieh Chou

    Danny Hung-Chieh Chou

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research program integrates concepts of chemical biology, protein engineering and structure biology to design new therapeutic leads and generate probes to study biological processes. A key focus of our lab is insulin, an essential hormone in our body to reduce blood glucose levels. We generate synthetic libraries of insulin analogs to select for chemical probes, and investigate natural insulin molecules (e.g. from the venom of fish-hunting cone snails!) to develop novel therapeutic candidates. We are especially interested in using chemical and enzymatic synthesis to create novel chemical entities with enhanced properties, and leverage the strong expertise of our collaborators to apply our skill sets in the fields of cancer biology, immunology and pain research. Our ultimate goal is to translate our discovery into therapeutic interventions in human diseases.

  • Nicolas Cuttriss

    Nicolas Cuttriss

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes

    Bio Dr. Cuttriss serves as Director of Project ECHO Diabetes at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Cuttriss served as the first pediatric endocrinologist for the University of New Mexico Project ECHO Institute ENDO teleECHO ( to democratize specialty knowledge and expand patients? access to critical care and services in rural and underserved communities. Dr. Cuttriss co-founded and serves of chairman of the Board of AYUDA (, a global health volunteer organization that empowers youth to serve as agents of change for youth with diabetes. Dr. Cuttriss has supported diabetes outreach initiatives in over 10 countries, trained and placed over 700 students abroad. Dr. Cuttriss has special interest in telehealth, diabetes, and supporting vulnerable and underserved diabetes communities in the United States and globally.

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