Alexandra Butler, MBBS
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Short Biography Prior to joining the Anti-Doping Lab Qatar in January 2018 as Director of Life Science & Research, Alexandra Butler served as Professor of Medicine/Endocrinology at the University of California, Los Angeles for 16 years. Prof Alexandra Butler’s research has focused on pancreatic islet biology as it relates to the study of the development and progression of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as the endogenous regenerative capacity of the endocrine pancreas. Though a number of her studies have been performed in animal models, her work has consistently focused on the translation and relevance of those findings to human disease. Her seminal paper, cited over 3,700 times, established that the loss of beta cell mass in humans with Type 2 diabetes is due to beta cell apoptosis and this remains the most highly cited paper in the field of diabetes.