Interview with Young Scientist Uma D. Alappan

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Uma D. Alappan

Four years ago, I interviewed you for Kidney News about your poster at ASN Kidney Week. You were a high school junior at the time. Can you briefly tell us how your research has developed since then?

I will always be grateful to ASN for giving me the opportunity to present a poster at Kidney Week 2016. This one presentation provided a jump start to my career.

In my research study, I quantified soda acidity/phosphorus levels and conducted a soda-consumption survey. As is known, the potential health implications associated with soda overconsumption include heart/bone disease and calciphylaxis.

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