Inaugural Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Pluznick Debuts at Renal Grand Rounds

Jennifer Pluznick studies olfactory/taste receptors and their role in microbiome-host interactions.

WashU Nephrology’s inaugural Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, Lecture will be held at our Division’s Renal Grand Rounds this Friday, November 17, 2023, in the Chromalloy Conference room from 12 – 1 pm.  Jennifer Pluznick, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology at Johns Hopkins, will speak about the “Unexpected Roles for Olfactory Receptors in the Kidney, and Beyond.”

Pluznick received her PhD in renal physiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University where she studied both renal physiology and sensory biology systems, in particular, olfaction.  Pluznick is interested in the role of G-protein coupled receptors in the kidney, including olfactory/taste receptors and their role in microbiome-host interactions.  Visit the Pluznick Lab.

Jennifer Pluznick discussing the role of smell receptors in the kidney:

Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, MACP, FASN, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, retired from WashU Nephrology in October 2020, having been at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for over 45 years.  A physician-scientist, Morrison became a pioneer in the study of inflammatory processes in the body.  Read about his illustrious career here.

Aubrey Morrison working hard at retirement!

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