Accomplishment Grant

Post-Doc Research Scholar Shayna Bradford Awarded NIH Career Development Award

Shayna Bradford receives MOSAIC K99/K00 grant that will help facilitate an independent research career.

Shayna Bradford, PhD, a WashU Nephrology post-doctoral research scholar in the Humphreys Laboratory, has been awarded a two-year, $181,500 MOSAIC K99/R00 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

The MOSAIC (Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers)grant program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into tenure-track or equivalent research-intensive faculty positions.  The program provides independent NIH research support before and after this transition to help awardees launch successful, independent research careers.

Additionally, MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars become part of a cohort-based career development program selected by the applicant to expand their professional networks and gain additional skills and mentoring.

Earning her PhD from the University of Michigan, Dr. Bradford joined WashU Nephrology in June 2020.  Her research interests include diseases affecting disadvantaged communities and regenerative drug discoveries. 

“I am employing cutting-edge, single-cell technologies to identify novel molecular mechanisms that may drive renal health disparities,” says Bradford, who is currently investigating renal regeneration after acute kidney injury, which often leads to chronic kidney disease and disproportionately affects African Americans.

In 2020, Bradford was awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) Fellowship and served as an intern in the the ASN Policy and Advocacy Internship Program. She was the recipient of an NIH/NIDDK Loan Repayment Award in 2021.

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