Q&As with KidneyCure Grant Recipients 2020

By ASN Staff

June 26, 2020

ASN_Foundation_Logo-Color (1).jpgThe following articles are brief Q&A sessions with KidneyCure (ASN Foundation) grant recipients. The sessions explore what research the individual is undertaking with the grant funds, their hopes for the research, career goals, and advice for others interested in applying for these grant funds.

ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

  • Alexander Flannery, Pharm.D – Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury
  • Tessa Huffstater, BS, M.Eng. – Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Yan Xie, MPH – Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Mariia Alibekova, BS – Elucidating the Role of Cell Microenvironment and Cell Differentiation Decisions in Kidney Organoid Heterogeneity Towards Better Models of Kidney Development and Disease


Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program

  • Michael D. Donnan, MD – Defining the role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 3 (VEGFR3) in the Fenestrated Microvascular Beds of the Kidney
  • Yuvaram Reddy, MBBS – Novel Methods to Inform Health Care Policy in Home Dialysis
  • Joshua Waitzman, MD, PhD – Structure and Molecular Mechanism of ApoL1
  • Seolhyun Lee, MD – Improving Clearance of Protein-Bound Uremic Solutes with Sorbent Technologies
  • Kyle McCracken, MD, PhD – Characterization and Manipulation of Proximal Tubule Development in Kidney Organoids
     

Jared J. Grantham Research Fellowship


Sharon Anderson Research Fellowship Award


Joseph A. Carlucci Research Fellow

  • Ankit Patel, MD, PhD – Derivation of Collecting Duct Principal Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells by Direct Programming via Transcription Factor Expression


KidneyCure Research Fellow Award

 

Career Development Grants

Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant

  • Mark Hanudel, MD, MS – The Pathologic Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 Fragments
  • Sho Morioka, PhD – Boosting Removal of Apoptotic Cells during Acute Kidney Injury
  • Sanjeev Noel, PhD – TIGIT/CD226 Co-Signaling in Acute Kidney Injury and Repair
  • Jin Wei, PhD – Role of Macula Densa RXFP1 in Gestational Hypertension
  • Ting Yang, MD, PhD – Renal Epithelial Actions of the Prostaglandin EP4 Receptor in Blood Pressure Control
  • Jie Zhang, PhD - A new mechanism for the sex differences in diabetic glomerular hyperfiltration and kidney injury


Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant

  • Amar Majmundar, MD, PhD - Dissecting the Molecular Pathogenesis of NOS1AP and TRIM8 Mutations in Monogenic SRNS/FSGS.
     

John Merrill Grant in Transplantation

  • Liwei Jiang, PhD – Microengineering Third Party Off-Shelf-Biological Skin Construct for Burn Patient
     

Joseph V. Bonventre Research Scholar Grant

  • Sian Piret, PhD – Transcriptional Regulation of Proximal Tubular Amino Acid Metabolism in AKI
     

William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grant

  • Samira Farouk, MD, MS – Implementation and Assessment of a Mobile-Optimized, Simulation-Based Nephrology Teaching Tool for Undergraduate Medical Education
     

ASN-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award

  • Jason Watts, MD, PhD – Regulatory Mechanism of RNA Polymerase Pausing Affects Gene Expression in the Kidney
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ASN_Foundation_Logo-Color (1).jpgThe following articles are brief Q&A sessions with KidneyCure (ASN Foundation) grant recipients. The sessions explore what research the individual is undertaking with the grant funds, their hopes for the research, career goals, and advice for others interested in applying for these grant funds.

ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

  • Alexander Flannery, Pharm.D – Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury
  • Tessa Huffstater, BS, M.Eng. – Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Yan Xie, MPH – Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Mariia Alibekova, BS – Elucidating the Role of Cell Microenvironment and Cell Differentiation Decisions in Kidney Organoid Heterogeneity Towards Better Models of Kidney Development and Disease


Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program

  • Michael D. Donnan, MD – Defining the role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 3 (VEGFR3) in the Fenestrated Microvascular Beds of the Kidney
  • Yuvaram Reddy, MBBS – Novel Methods to Inform Health Care Policy in Home Dialysis
  • Joshua Waitzman, MD, PhD – Structure and Molecular Mechanism of ApoL1
  • Seolhyun Lee, MD – Improving Clearance of Protein-Bound Uremic Solutes with Sorbent Technologies
  • Kyle McCracken, MD, PhD – Characterization and Manipulation of Proximal Tubule Development in Kidney Organoids
     

Jared J. Grantham Research Fellowship


Sharon Anderson Research Fellowship Award


Joseph A. Carlucci Research Fellow

  • Ankit Patel, MD, PhD – Derivation of Collecting Duct Principal Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells by Direct Programming via Transcription Factor Expression


KidneyCure Research Fellow Award

 

Career Development Grants

Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant

  • Mark Hanudel, MD, MS – The Pathologic Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 Fragments
  • Sho Morioka, PhD – Boosting Removal of Apoptotic Cells during Acute Kidney Injury
  • Sanjeev Noel, PhD – TIGIT/CD226 Co-Signaling in Acute Kidney Injury and Repair
  • Jin Wei, PhD – Role of Macula Densa RXFP1 in Gestational Hypertension
  • Ting Yang, MD, PhD – Renal Epithelial Actions of the Prostaglandin EP4 Receptor in Blood Pressure Control
  • Jie Zhang, PhD - A new mechanism for the sex differences in diabetic glomerular hyperfiltration and kidney injury


Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant

  • Amar Majmundar, MD, PhD - Dissecting the Molecular Pathogenesis of NOS1AP and TRIM8 Mutations in Monogenic SRNS/FSGS.
     

John Merrill Grant in Transplantation

  • Liwei Jiang, PhD – Microengineering Third Party Off-Shelf-Biological Skin Construct for Burn Patient
     

Joseph V. Bonventre Research Scholar Grant

  • Sian Piret, PhD – Transcriptional Regulation of Proximal Tubular Amino Acid Metabolism in AKI
     

William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grant

  • Samira Farouk, MD, MS – Implementation and Assessment of a Mobile-Optimized, Simulation-Based Nephrology Teaching Tool for Undergraduate Medical Education
     

ASN-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award

  • Jason Watts, MD, PhD – Regulatory Mechanism of RNA Polymerase Pausing Affects Gene Expression in the Kidney
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Friday, June 26, 2020