2009 Winner of the Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research

Donald F. Steiner, MD

Donald F. Steiner, MD

A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor
Professor, Department of Medicine
The University of Chicago (USA)

The Selection Committee highly recognized that the research you have been carrying out over the years—the discovery of proinsulin and characterization of the proinsulin processing pathway, clinical applications of C-peptide radioimmunoassay for measuring endogenous insulin production, and identification of a point mutation in the insulin gene causing various abnormalities in glucose metabolism, among many other findings—has greatly contributed to our increased understanding in the mechanism of insulin secretion and related disorders.

Dr. Donald F. Steiner was therefore selected a Prize winner of 2009