Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD
Visiting Research Fellow, Core Laboratories Director
Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD, was appointed as the first Indiana Research Fellow and interim Scientific Director for IBRI in 2016. Dr. Mirmira also serves as Core Laboratories Director and will oversee the establishment of core facilities or functional areas of research. In these leadership roles, Dr. Mirmira is charged with recruiting additional research scientists, establishing research operations and commencing project work.
Dr. Mirmira also serves as the Director of the IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, one of only 16 NIH funded Centers across the nation. He is the primary investigator for a grant from the NIH Human Islet Research Network (HIRN), the Eli Lilly and Company Chair in Pediatric Diabetes, the Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Research Group at the IU School of Medicine’s Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Director of the NIH funded IU Medical Scientist Training Program for combined MD, PhD students. Dr. Mirmira is also the associate editor of several leading top tier journals in the field and a member of the editorial boards for several others, chairs the NIH NIDDK B study section, and has been a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation since 2010.
Dr. Mirmira received his Bachelor's, MD, and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. Dr. Mirmira served his medical residency and subspecialty training in diabetes and endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco, where he studied how insulin-producing beta cells form during development in the embryo, and received the Physician Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Research Career Award from the National Institutes of Health for his work. Dr. Mirmira was one of only nine medical researchers in the country – and the only diabetes researcher – to receive the Discovery Health Channel Medical Honors Award.
Dr. Mirmira serves as a member of the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases B Subcommittee of the Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Initial Review Group, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.