Principal Investigator

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Arohan R. Subramanya, MD, FASN
Associate 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
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Interest:
WNK Bodies and Potassium Homeostasis


Shawn Griffiths, BS
Research Specialist II
Lab Manager


Becca Beacham, BS
Research Specialist II
Research Assistant for Dr. Boyd-Shiwarski


Sophia Knoell, MD
Pitt/UPMC Medical Resident
Research Interest:
WNK Body formation in humans


Kate Querry
Undergraduate Student Researcher


Claire Weaver
Summer Undergraduate Research Student
Research Interest:
Organization of WNK signaling in cells

Selected Alumni and Current Positions

Ankita Roy, PhD – Instructor, University of Washington Kidney Research Institute
Lubika Jeremie Nkashama, BS – Medical Student, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Kelly Connolly, BS – Medical Student, Jacobs School of Medicine – University at Buffalo
Hima Namboodiri, MD – Medical Resident, University of Southern California
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, 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
Avin Snyder, BS – Associate Scientist, WuXi Advanced Therapies
Shaheen Khadem, BS – Medical Technologist, UPMC