Julia Busik, PhD, is associate professor of Physiology at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She received her PhD from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Department of Physiology, Yokohama, Japan. Dr. Busik started research in the area of diabetic complications after joining Michigan State University as a post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Busik has published over 40 papers in high profile journals and she is a well-recognized expert on the role of dyslipidemia in the development of diabetic complications. Dr. Busik has received the Carrier Development Award from the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation, and numerous research awards from National Eye Institute and American Diabetes Association, among other awards.