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Division News

April 2022

  • April 6: Michelle Josephson, MD from the University of Chicago will deliver the annual Laurence Chan Lectureship


  • April 13: Alp Ikizler, MD from Vanderbilt University will deliver the annual Wahlstrom Lectureship


May 2022

  • May 4: Deidra Crews, MD from John Hopkins University will deliver the annual Collins Lectureship


  • May 22: Vishal Patel, MD from UT Southwestern will deliver the annual Schrier Lectureship


Job Openings

  • Post-doctoral fellow. PI: Raphael Nemenoff, PhD. Job Code 22915
    This person will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments to explore the role of the tumor microenvironment in mediating therapeutic response in preclinical models of non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC). 


  • Post-doctoral fellow. PI: Mary Weiser-Evans, PhD. Job Code 20989
    This person will study the role of PTEN promoter hypermethylation as a key regulator of cardiovascular disease progression as well as defining the mechanisms driving smooth muscle-to-stem cell reprogramming, determining the distinct functions of SMC-derived stem cells in the maintenance and repair of the vessel wall as well as their role in disease progression.


  • Professional research assistant. PI: Miyazaki, PhD. Job Code 25208
    This person will perform editorial work and technical laboratory work on projects examining central regulation of diabetic nephropathy, atherosclerosis and vascular calcification.



Hopp K, Catenacci VA, Dwivedi N, Kline TL, Wang W, You Z, Nguyen DT, Bing K, Poudyal B, Johnson GC, Jackman MR, Miller M, Steele CN, Serkova NJ, MacLean PS, Nemenoff RA, Gitomer B, Chonchol M, Nowak KL.


Weight loss and cystic disease progression in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. iScience. 2022;25(1):103697. Epub 2022/01/22. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103697. PubMed PMID: 35059607; PMCID: PMC8760407.





Montford JR, Bauer C, Rahkola J, Reisz JA, Floyd D, Hopp K, Soranno DE, Klawitter J, Weiser-Evans MCM, Nemenoff R, Faubel S, Furgeson SB.

15-Lipoxygenase worsens renal fibrosis, inflammation, and metabolism in a murine model of ureteral obstruction. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2022;322(1):F105-F19. Epub 2021/12/07. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00214.2021. PubMed PMID: 34866403; PMCID: PMC8742724.


Soranno DE, Baker P, 2nd, Kirkbride-Romeo L, Wennersten SA, Ding K, Keith B, Cavasin MA, Altmann C, Bagchi RA, Haefner KR, Montford J, Gist KM, Vergnes L, Reue K, He Z, Elajaili H, Okamura K, Nozik E, McKinsey TA, Faubel S.


Female and male mice have differential longterm cardiorenal outcomes following a matched degree of ischemia-reperfusion acute kidney injury. Scientific reports. 2022;12(1):643. Epub 2022/01/14. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-04701-x. PubMed PMID: 35022484; PMCID: PMC8755805.





Trachtman H, Laskowski J, Lee C, Renner B, Feemster A, Parikh S, Panzer SE, Zhong W, Cravedi P, Cantarelli C, Kulik L, You Z, Satchell S, Rovin B, Liu F, Kalled SL, Holers VM, Jalal D, Thurman JM.


Natural antibody and complement activation characterize patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2021;321(4):F505-F16. Epub 2021/08/31. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00041.2021. PubMed PMID: 34459222; PMCID: PMC8560405.


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