University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Bio for Mina Peshavaria, Ph.D.
Mina Peshavaria, Ph.D.

Mina Peshavaria, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 

Contact Information
Office Location:
UVM Colchester Research Facility, 360 South Park Drive, Colchester, VT 05446


B.Sc. in Biochemistry, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, 1979.
Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, University of Southampton, UK, 1991.

Research Interests

Growth factor signaling transduction mechanisms and transcription factors during beta-cell regeneration
Islet transcription factors and beta cell mass compensation


Signal transduction pathways and gene regulation in pancreatic islet beta-cell development

Academic Appointments

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, 2001-present

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Jetton TL, Lausier J, LaRock K, Trotman WE, Larmie B, Habibovic A, Peshavaria M, Leahy JL. Mechanisms of compensatory beta-cell growth in insulin-resistant rats: Roles of Akt kinase. Diabetes. 2005; 54:2294-2304.

Peshavaria M, Larmie BL, Lausier J, Satish B, Habibovic A, Roskens V, LaRock K, Everill B, Leahy JL, and Jetton TL. Regulation of pancreatic ß-cell regeneration in the normoglycemic 60% partial pancreatectomy mouse. Diabetes. 2006; 55:3289-3298.

Moibi JA, Gupta D, Jetton TL, Peshavaria M, Desai R, Jack L. Leahy. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma regulates expression of PDX-1 and NKX6.1 in INS-1 cells. Diabetes. 2007; 56:88-95.

Gupta D, Jetton TL, Mortensen RM, Zhong Duan S, Peshavaria M, Leahy JL. In vivo and in vitro studies of a functional peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma response element in the mouse PDX-1 promoter. J Biol Chem. 2008; 283:32462-32470.

Lausier J, Diaz WC, Roskens V, LaRock K, Herzer K, Fong CG, Latour M, Peshavaria M, Jetton TL. Vagal control of pancreatic ß-cell proliferation. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2010; 299:E786-E793.

For a complete list of Dr. Peshavaria's publications, please visit Pub Med