Research Pioneer Will Outline Potassium Regulation Findings

Lisa M. Satlin


A leading researcher in ion transport and other areas will deliver the Barry M. Brenner Endowed Lectureship on Sunday, Nov 10. Lisa M. Satlin, MD, FASN, will speak on “Shear-Mediated K Channel Regulation.”

An internationally known pioneer in pediatric nephrology, Dr. Satlin has made important discoveries, including how the developmental expression of specific proteins responsible for sodium absorption and potassium excretion in the kidney allow for growth and maintenance of blood pressure during postnatal life, and how high urinary flow rates, such as those caused by diuretics, lead to potassium losses.

Dr. Satlin is professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she is also an associate director of the MD/PhD Training Program. She directs the Center for Patient Oriented Research, Training, Education and Development (CePORTED), the innovative educational arm of Mount Sinai’s Institutes for Translational Sciences, known as Conduits. She was recruited to Mount Sinai in 1997 to lead the division of pediatric nephrology.

She built an internationally respected pediatric nephrology division and an accredited pediatric nephrology fellowship training program, which has attracted both physician and research trainees.

Dr. Satlin runs a laboratory supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focused on defining the mechanisms leading to the acquisition, maintenance, and regulation of ion transport in the renal collecting duct, the nephron segment responsible for the regulation of salt and water homeostasis.

She is currently serving a second term as an associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, and has served as a member of multiple study sections and grant review groups of the NIH, American Heart Association, and Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. Her leadership positions include serving as president of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, on the board of advisors of ASN, and as councilor of the International Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Her research accomplishments have been recognized by her election to membership in the Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, and Association of American Physicians.

Dr. Satlin received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed a pediatrics residency at the Babies Hospital of Columbia University, and a pediatric nephrology fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


[1] ASN gratefully acknowledges Monarch Pharmaceuticals for support of the Barry M. Brenner Endowed Lectureship.

October - November 2011 (Vol. 5, Number 10 & 11)