Lecture Recognition

Portales-Castillo to Present at ENDO 2024 Rising Stars Power Talks

Ignacio Portales-Castillo to give ENDO Rising Star Power Talk.

WashU Nephrology physician-scientist Ignacio Portales-Castillo, MD, has been selected to present his research at the Rising Stars Power Talks competition (formerly known as the Knockout Rounds) during the upcoming June 2024 ENDO conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Rising Stars Power Talks provides a dynamic and fast-paced setting platform for early career and in-training members to showcase their research.  The best abstracts across all disciplines in Endocrinology are selected for this presentation format.  The winner of the competition, as determined by both the Trainee and Career Development Core Committee and the audience, will receive complimentary ENDO registration for the following year, along with a year of complimentary Endocrine Society membership.  

Dr. Portales-Castillo, who joined our division in 2022, will present his abstract “A humanized PTH receptor mouse model of Eiken syndrome: delayed bone mineralization caused by a receptor C-tail truncation. 

“This work extends the in vitro findings of our recently published article in Nature Communications, ‘Altered Signaling and Desensitization Responses in PTH1R Mutants Associated with Eiken Syndrome,’ in which we found abnormal interactions between the PTH receptor and β-arrestin as a plausible explanation for delayed ossification in patients with the rare disease called Eiken syndrome,” says Portales-Castillo. 

He will be presenting exciting new findings in a novel humanized mouse model of Eiken syndrome at the 2024 ENDO conference.

Read more about Dr. Portales-Catillo here.

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