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Responsibilities & Activities

As Deputy Director of the Division’s Basic Science program, I oversee basic and translational studies on the kidney, urinary tract, and disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. I also have three specific research programs:

  1. I direct the Division’s Renal Physiology program, which supports basic research on normal function of the mature kidney.
  2. I am Project Scientist for the NIDDK Diabetic Complications Consortium (www.diacomp.org), which investigates similar pathologic mechanisms of disease in different end organs of diabetes.
  3. I am Project Scientist for the NIDDK (Re)Building a Kidney Consortium (www.rebuildingakidney.org), which aims to repair injured nephrons or generate new nephrons for transplant.

Research Programs

Diabetic Kidney Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic nephropathy and its progression.

Kidney Basic Research
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression.

Kidney Bioengineering, Biotechnology, & Imaging
The development of new technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of renal disease.

Committees & Working Groups

  • KUH Program Project (P01/R24) Review Committee, Member
  • KUH Scientific Conference (R13) Review Committee, Member
  • NIDDK Genetics/Genomics Working Group, Member
  • NIH Diabetic Complications Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK Translational Research Working Group, Member