Ying Maggie Chen Awarded NU GoKidney Grant

Dr. Ying Maggie Chen

Congratulations to Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, WashU Nephrology, who was awarded a Northwestern University George M. O’Brien Kidney Core Center (NU GoKidney) Pilot and Feasibility Grant.  NU GoKidney is a kidney research center that fosters research leading to the discovery of novel nephrotherapeutics that will transform the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases and […]

2020 Translational Innovation Grant Awarded to Drs. Sanjay Jain and Tingting Li

The Division of Nephrology’s 2020 Translational Innovation grant of $50,000 has been awarded to Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD, and Tingting Li, MD, MSCI.  Their project focuses on developing methods for single nucleus transcriptomic studies on archived diagnostic frozen kidney biopsy tissue from patients with pauci-immune glomerulonephritis (PIGN).  WashU Nephrology’s Translational Grant program has been offered […]

Drs. Mahjoub, Dutcher and Brody Awarded $3.14M NHLBI Grant for Cilia Research

Collaborators Moe Mahjoub, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Division of Nephrology), Cell Biology and Physiology, Susan Dutcher, PhD, professor of genetics, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Steven Brody, MD, the Dorothy R. and Hubert C. Moog Professor of Pulmonary Medicine have received a four-year, $3.14 million RO1 renewal grant from the National Heart, Lung, and […]

Dr. Frank O’Brien Receives BJH Grant to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rate of Dialysis Patients

Dr. Frank O'Brien

Congratulations to Frank O’Brien, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, who is the recipient of a Project Award from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Dr. O’Brien, received the two-year, $120,000/year award to integrate the care of WashU dialysis patients while admitted to BJH and devise a personalized transitional care protocol to prevent hospital […]

Dr. Maggie Chen Receives $1.8M Department of Defense Grant to Develop Treatment for FSGS

Congratulations to Ying “Maggie” Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, who was awarded a $1.8 million grant (total cost) from the U.S. Department of Defense for her study “Development of Novel Podocyte Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Calcium Stabilizers to Treat Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).” FSGS is the most common primary glomerulopathy leading to renal […]

2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Renal Staff Microgrants and Translational Innovation Grant

Renal Staff Microgrants Do you have a novel idea that would improve the atmosphere and lift spirits in the dialysis unit?   What clever teaching tool could you use to stress the importance of diet to a patient new to dialysis?   How would you improve patient care if you had the opportunity and money to do […]

Second Chan Zuckerberg Grant Awarded to Dr. Benjamin Humphreys

Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, the Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine and Division of Nephrology chief, is part of a team of investigators that has received a three-year Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) grant to define the transcriptome and epigenome of the normal human kidney.  Data obtained from both developing and adult kidney (male […]

Dr. Ying Maggie Chen Awarded $300K Mallinckrodt Challenge Grant

Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, is the recipient of a 2-year, $300,000 Mallinckrodt Challenge Grant for her study “Targeting Podocyte Dysfunctional Ryanodine Receptor to Treat Nephrotic Syndrome.” “The overall goals of this proposal are to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying increased podocyte endoplasmic reticulum (ER) calcium efflux under ER stress […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner is Principal Investigator of New CDI Pediatric Disease Mouse Models Core

Dr. Jeffrey Miner

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Professor of Medicine, WU Division of Nephrology, has been awarded a three-year, $449,500, Core Large Initiative grant by the Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI) that will fund the new the Pediatric Disease Mouse Models Core (PDMMC).  The core will generate mouse models of pediatric disease using state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas9 and ROSA-TALEN technologies. The PDMMC […]

Dr. Andreas Herrlich Receives 1.45M R01 Grant to Study Amphiregulin and Kidney Fibrosis

Congratulations to Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Translational Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, who has been awarded a five-year, $1.45M (direct cost), R01 grant from the NIH to study the involvement of amphiregulin (AREG) in kidney fibrosis. Severe or chronic kidney injury leads to sustained activation of the […]