Postdoc Kohei Omachi Receives Cecil Alport Award for Genetics Poster

Congratulations to WashU Nephrology postdoc research scholar Kohei Omachi, PhD, who received a Cecil Alport Award for his research presented at the 2021 Online International Workshop on Alport Syndrome. The workshop was an opportunity for the Alport community to discuss the latest research, new therapies and clinical trials, as well as to connect with patients […]

Physician-Scientist Ying Maggie Chen Receives Patent for Preventing and Treating ER Stress-Mediated Kidney Diseases

Dr. Ying Maggie Chen

Congratulations to Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, and co-inventors, Sun-Ji Park, PhD, Yeawon Kim, and Fumihiko Urano on their patent “Compositions and methods for treating and preventing endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated kidney diseases” that was issued on September 28, 2021.   The ER plays important roles […]

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 […]

Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Miner Shown at “Learn Live Lead 2021” Virtual Event

A video interview that included Jeffrey Miner, PhD, FASN, discussing CRISPR gene therapy and the importance of diversity, integrity, and serendipity in his research was shown at the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) “Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience” event held November 8-10, 2021.  Dr. Miner, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine, […]

St. Louis-Hosted ASMB Meeting, Chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Miner, was a Success

The biennial meeting of the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), which was postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was held both in person at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch and virtually September 12-15, 2021.  The event was well worth the wait!  “The meeting drew many more registrants that expected,” […]

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 […]

Jeff Miner is First Recipient of Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professorship

The Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Miner has been named the inaugural Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology.  Miner also serves as Director of Basic Research for the Division. Miner is an international leader in basement membrane biology and how basement membranes are involved in kidney function […]

Alport UK Spotlights the Jeff Miner Laboratory

Please join Jeffrey Miner, PhD, and members of his lab this Wednesday for the latest in the series of Alport online workshops.  Hosted by Alport UK, the Zoom event will be held June 24, 2020, at 11:30 Central Daylight Time (5:30 pm British Summer Time). Dr. Miner, Professor of Medicine, WashU Nephrology, is an internationally […]

Virtual Remote Conference Tools Keep Us Connected

From telemedicine to video conferencing to interviews, remote conference tools have been so useful and favorably received since the COVID-19 shutdown that they may just end up being part of our “new normal” long after the crisis has passed. Virtual conference tools have helped members of WashU Nephrology keep connected to not only our patients, […]