About Dr. Brusko

Brusko 3Todd M. Brusko, Ph.D., conducted his graduate training at the University of Florida College of Medicine in the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences. While there, he was awarded the Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Research Award for his work at the laboratory for Mark A. Atkinson, Ph.D. He then went on to conduct his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) under the mentorship of Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D.. Dr. Brusko’s work at UCSF was supported by a prestigious Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF). This work contributed to the first clinical trial employing regulatory T-cells as a potential treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Brusko is currently supported by a Career Development Award by the JDRF.

Dr. Brusko and his team of diabetes researchers at the University of Florida are dedicated to the development of safe and effective therapies to prevent and reverse type 1 diabetes. His laboratory works in close collaboration with Michael Haller, M.D., and Desmond Schatz, M.D. to conduct mechanistic studies in ongoing clinical trials and generate novel avenues for therapeutic intervention.