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

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 […]

New Clinic Will Help Patients with Autosomal Dominant Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease (ADTKD)

A new clinic at WashU Nephrology will focus on helping patients with a genetic form of renal fibrosis – autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD) – which ultimately leads to chronic kidney disease (CKD). After exclusion of polycystic kidney disease and Alport syndrome, ADTKD represents as many as 25% of patients with inherited kidney disease. […]

Dr. Tingting Li to Chair Inaugural WashU Nephrology Glomerular Diseases Symposium

WashU Nephrology is proud to announce that registration is now open for its inaugural Glomerular Diseases Symposium: An Update on Disease Mechanisms and Management, to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.  Glomerular diseases are a well-recognized cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal […]

WashU Nephrology to Present at 2023 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

Several members of WashU Nephrology will participate in the upcoming National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM).  The annual meeting presents the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care and is the only conference of its kind that is designed for all members of the kidney health team. The event will be held April […]

Novel Podocyte Culturing Technique Will Advance the Search for Kidney Disease Cure

Research into cures for chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been severely hampered because of the difficulty in studying the highly specialized cells of the kidney, particularly the podocytes, outside their native microenvironment.  However, a game-changing, novel culturing technique, developed through the collaboration of scientists from WashU Division of Nephrology and the McKelvey School of Engineering, […]

New Study by Dr. Leslie Gewin and Colleagues Challenges Long-Held Assumptions of Renal Tubular Responses to Injury

A new study by Leslie Gewin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, WashU Nephrology, challenges the long-held assumption that renal tubular cell cycle progression is always beneficial in the context of renal injury.  In their article, just published online in Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) Insight, Dr. Gewin and colleagues detail how slowing cell cycle progression […]

WashU Nephrology Postdoc Shayna Bradford Receives NIH/NIDDK Loan Repayment Program in Health Disparities Research Award

Shayna Bradford, PhD, a post-doctoral research scholar in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University, is the recipient of an NIH/NIDDK Loan Repayment Award.  The award is part of the Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR) that repay up to $50,000 of eligible educational debt for up to two years in exchange […]

Eryn Dixon, PhD, Awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA F32 Grant

Eryn Dixon, PhD, is the recipient of a two-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32), which is awarded to support the research training of promising postdoctoral scholars to become productive, independent investigators.  The title of her proposal was “The Role of Nonmuscle Myosin IIA in Sex-dependent Failed Repair […]

Dr. Leslie S. Gewin Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

The Division of Nephrology is excited to welcome new faculty member Leslie S. Gewin, MD, who will join us as Associate Professor of Medicine on Oct 4, 2021. Dr. Gewin comes to us from the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was an Associate Professor, in addition to serving as a […]