Jeannine Basta, PhD, Norman Siegel Research Scholar of KidneyCure

Jeannine Basta, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Nephrology, has been awarded a Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and KidneyCure.  The two-year, $200,000 grant will fund her project: Investigation of Nephron Maturation and Cessation in a Mouse Model that Disrupts Sall1/NuRD Interaction.  “The kidney field […]

Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso First Recipient of the Endowed Roger M. Perlmutter Career Development Professorship

Congratulations to Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, who was selected as the first recipient of the Roger M. Perlmutter Career Development Professorship. The endowed professorship was established through a generous, $2 million donation from the Merck Foundation and named for Roger Perlmutter, MD, PhD, a world-renowned physician scientist who trained […]

Meis1 in Kidney Aging and Injury – Unexpected Findings

A new study headed by Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Nephrology, revealed unexpected findings in an investigation of Meis1, a transcription factor that is required for mammalian development. Meis1 is a known marker of interstitial stroma in the developing kidney. Defects in kidney development are seen in Meis1 mutant embryos. The homeobox protein plays an important […]