Dr. Vella is a Professor of Medicine in the Endocrinology Division at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is a leading expert in hypoglycemic disorders and was involved as an investigator in the early clinical trials of RZ358. Dr. Vella has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles related to endocrinology, metabolic disorders, and diabetes and currently serves as a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Postdoctoral Programs Committee at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He was a Mayo Foundation Scholar and Visiting Research Fellow in the Diabetes & Inflammation Laboratory at the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research in Cambridge, UK. Dr. Vella completed his Endocrinology fellowship at the Clinician-Investigator Training Program at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and his Internal Medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He received his M.D. from the University of Malta.