Martin J Hessner, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 1




  • Endocrinology/Diabetes
  • Research center/program
  • Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes

Research interests

  • Diabetes
Study interests
  • Autoimmunity
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Functional Genomics


  • Doctorate, Microbiology/Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1990
  • Fellowship, Product Development Associate, DNA/Cancer Diagnostics Laboratories, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1993

Education and Awards



  • Invited Speaker, Ninth Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium, 2009
  • Invited Speaker, Tenth International Congress of the Immunology of Diabetes Society, 2009
  • Invited Speaker, American Diabetes Association's 70th Annual Meeting, 2010

Research and publications


  • Quantitative assessment of T1D risk though molecular signature analysis. NIH-NIDDK 1DP3DK098161. Principal Investigator
  • Dissection of cellular interactions in T1DM with integrated functional genomics. NIH-NIAID R01 AI078713-06. Principal Investigator
  • Quantitative assessment of T1D risk though signature analysis. 17-2012-621. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Principal Investigator
  • Serum/plasma induced signatures as T1D biomarkers. 7-12-BS-075. American Diabetes Association. Principal Investigator
  • Biomarkers in Type 1 Diabetes- addressing the systemic nature of the disease by tying immune dysregulation together with beta cell loss. 201301001. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Co-Investigator