Dr. Jeffrey Miner Receives $2.25M NIDDK R01 Grant to Study Alport Syndrome

Dr. Jeffrey Miner

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, FASN, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine and Director of Basic Research in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a five-year, $2.25M R01 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to study Alport syndrome.  An R01 is the […]

Eryn Dixon, PhD, Awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA F32 Grant

Eryn Dixon, PhD, is the recipient of a two-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32), which is awarded to support the research training of promising postdoctoral scholars to become productive, independent investigators.  The title of her proposal was “The Role of Nonmuscle Myosin IIA in Sex-dependent Failed Repair […]

Dr. Anuja Java Awarded Longer Life Foundation Grant to Study the Role of Complement Genetic Mutations in the Development of Preeclampsia

Anuja Java, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Director of Kidney Transplant at the John Cochran VA Medical Center, was awarded a $50,000 renewable grant from the Longer Life Foundation to study why some patients develop severe preeclampsia during pregnancy and if that may be related to a defective complement system. Dr. […]

Dr. Maggie Chen Receives UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center Pilot Award

Dr. Ying Maggie Chen

Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, is the recipient of a $40K (direct costs), one year, renewable UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center Pilot Award to study therapies for acute kidney injury (AKI). Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury is the leading cause of AKI in both native and transplanted kidneys.  Evidence shows that tubular endoplasmic reticulum […]

Eirini Kefalogianni, PhD, Awarded KidneyCure Carl W. Gottschalk Grant

Eirini  Kefalogianni, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is the recipient of an ASN KidneyCure Carl W. Gottschalk grant, which helps young biomedical investigators achieve independent research careers with funding of up to $100,000/year for two years (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023). The title of the funded project is: “Immunomodulatory roles of […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner Awarded Alport Syndrome Foundation Grant

WashU Nephrology congratulates Jeffrey Miner, PhD, FASN, who was awarded $132,000 from the Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF).  Miner, recently named Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, will use the grant to perform proof-of-concept gene therapy studies in a mouse model of Alport syndrome.  ASF is strategically investing in research that uses new […]

Andrew Malone, ASCI Young Physician-Scientist, Receives Early Career Development Award

The Division of Nephrology congratulates Assistant Professor of Medicine Andrew Malone, MBBCh, a recipient of a 2021 Early Career Development Award (ECDA) from the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR), one of the oldest academic medical societies in the Midwest. The $10,000 grant is awarded to outstanding new investigators to supplement any combination […]

Manasa Metireddy, MD, Receives Grant from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital to Study Transitional Care for Dialysis Patients

Congratulations to Manasa Metireddy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, who is the recipient of a Project Award from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Dr. Metireddy received the three-year, $419,377 award to study transitional care for dialysis patients.  Patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) face challenges in the early months of initiating […]

Drs. Jeannine Basta and Brian Wong Awarded Center of Regenerative Medicine Kidney Disease Early Investigator Seed Grants

Jeannine Basta, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Nephrology, and Brian Wong, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, are recipients of the inaugural seed grants awarded through the partnership of the Division of Nephrology and the Center of Regenerative Medicine (CRM) at Washington University in St. Louis. The grants are […]

Vikas Dharnidharka Receives PCEN Grant to Study Recurrent FSGS in Pediatric Transplant Patients

Vikas Dharnidharka, MD, MPH, director of Pediatric Nephrology, Hypertension and Pheresis at Washington University School of Medicine, and Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, director of Kidney Transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital, have been awarded a pilot grant from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology (PCEN) to study focal segmental […]