Quinn P. Peterson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of physiology in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Peterson joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2017 after completing postdoctoral training at Harvard University with Professor Douglas Melton. Dr. Peterson earned his B.S. in biochemistry at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Peterson’s research program, conducted through the Islet Regeneration Program in the Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, aims to build human islets as a cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes. His research includes advances in the development of directed differentiation protocols to convert pluripotent stem cells into beta, alpha, and delta cells and elucidating mechanisms that govern islet composition and function.