Principal Investigator

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Arohan R. Subramanya, MD, FASN
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology
Graduate Faculty, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology (CBMP) Program
Graduate Faculty, Integrative Systems Biology (ISB) Program
Director, Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research SURP
Member, Pittsburgh Center for Protein Conformational Diseases
Staff Physician, Renal Section, VAPHS

Current Lab Members

Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Research Interest:
Determinants of WNK1 localization and stability

Lubika Jeremie Nkashama, BS
Research Specialist III
Lab Manager

Hima Namboodiri, BS
Second Year Medical Student
Research Interest:
Molecular evolution of WNK kinases

Kelly A. Connolly, BS
Research Specialist II



Claire Weaver
Summer Undergraduate Research Program Student
Research Interest: Dietary Potassium adaptation


Selected Alumni and Current Positions

Ankita Roy, PhD – Instructor, University of Washington Kidney Research Institute
Lexie Socovich, BS – PhD Candidate, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, UIC Chicago
Kara McClain, BS – Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh SOM
Atinuke (Oyin) Dosunmu-Ogunbi, BS – MSTP Student, University of Pittsburgh SOM
Bridget Donnelly, MS – PhD Candidate, NIH/Johns Hopkins CMDB Program
Gabrielle Kaplan (née Pittman), BS – PhD Candidate, Pitt Neuroscience Program
Jordan Braunfeld, MD – Medical Resident, University of Maryland Medical Center
Josh Goodman, BS – MSTP Student, Columbia University School of Medicine
Paige Mundy, BS – PhD Candidate, UC Davis MCIP Program
Medha Sharma – Undergraduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
Avin Snyder, BS – Purification Scientist, Eurofins Scientific
Shaheen Khadem, BS – Medical Technologist, UPMC