Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Receives Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Award

WashU Nephrology congratulates Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, for being selected to receive a Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD RRC) Pilot and Feasibility Award for his project titled “Defining GPRC5A as a Therapeutic Target for ADPKD.”  He is one of six 2024 PKD RRC awardees.   Funded by the National Institute […]

Collaborators Ying Maggie Chen and Srikanth Singamaneni Receive NIDDK R21 Grant to Develop Bio-needle Technology

Washington University School of Medicine collaborators, nephrologist Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, and bio-engineer Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD, have received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The R21 grant program encourages exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early […]

Feng Chen, PhD, Receives $2.36M GUDMAP Grant to Characterize Developing Urogenital Organs

Feng Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, has been awarded a five-year, $2.36M GUDMAP grant titled “Creating High-resolution Multi-omics Molecular Atlases for Developing Urogenital Organs.” The GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project – GUDMAP – provides data and tools that facilitate research on the genitourinary tract for the scientific and medical community.  “Our goal is […]

Benjamin Humphreys Joins Board of NIDDK Scientific Counselors

Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine and Chief, Division of Nephrology, has been invited to join the NIDDK Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC).  Made up of accomplished senior researchers from NIDDK-funded universities and institutions, the BSC review panel evaluates independently resourced scientists in the NIDDK Intramural Research Program (IRP). […]

Father-Son Team: Cautious Optimism in the Hunt for Cancer Biomarkers

The search for biomarkers to detect early cases of cancer, track its progression, and monitor therapeutic success is a decades-old odyssey. An article recently published in the journal Trends in Cancer details the advances and hurdles in the development of cancer biomarkers. Andreas Herrlich, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, is co-author […]

Vijayan Joins the Challenge: NTDS Commitment to Improve Dialysis Care

An ambitious – and exciting – initiative that will challenge the dialysis community to rethink how infections are detected, reported, and managed is being launched by a collaboration between the ASN and the CDC. Anitha Vijayan, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is co-chair of one of the work groups of the Nephrologists Transforming […]

Herrlich Awarded $1.125M Grant from NIDDK to Study ADAM17

Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, has received a five-year $1.125 million grant from NIDDK to fund a research project titled The Role of Adam17 Substrates in Progressive Kidney Disease. Preliminary studies show that proximal tubular ADAM17-cleaved substrates promote progressive kidney disease.  The goal of Dr. Herrlich’s study is to […]