Dr. Staruschenko is professor and director of the Hypertension and Kidney Research Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
The research in his laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanisms controlling ion channel activity and electrolyte homeostasis in blood pressure control and kidney diseases. His laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health and other prestigious funders, and his research has been recognized nationally. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts in leading nephrology and hypertension journals and presented his research at more than 100 local, national, and international seminars and meetings.
Dr. Staruschenko has mentored a number of students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, several of whom have established their own independent laboratories.
He is a dedicated contributor to the activities of several national societies. He is a deputy editor of the American Journal of Physiology−Renal Physiology and a member of the editorial boards of several journals. He chairs the American Heart Association Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease.
His research has been recognized with the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Award from ASN, a Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Hypertension, an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, and Young Investigator Awards from the American Physiological Society.
Dr. Staruschenko received his PhD from the Institute of Cytology at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in renal physiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.