Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis, will present at the 2021 George M. O’Brien Kidney Center at Yale Annual Symposium. The virtual event will be held Friday, May 7, 2021.
Advances in Kidney Research is the theme of this year’s symposium. Dr. Chen will speak on Podocyte Endoplasmic Reticulum Homeostasis and Nephrotic Syndrome: Mutations, Biomarkers, and Novel Treatment. “This symposium will provide an exciting opportunity for me to interact with nephrologists from other academic institutions,” says Chen.
Chen is the director of WashU Nephrology’s Nephrotic Syndrome Clinic and is a Nephrotic Syndrome Specialist who treats rare, protein-spilling kidney diseases. A major focus of the M. Chen laboratory is to investigate the molecular pathogenesis of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated kidney diseases, to discover ER stress biomarkers, and to develop highly-targeted therapies by employing high-throughput drug screening. Her research also focuses on renal angiogenesis and fibrosis.
Registration for the symposium is required for attendance and is free. The deadline to register is May 6, 2021.
The list of speakers and their topics are listed below.