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10/25/2018
Ro participated in a spirited debate on the distal nephron with his mentor David Ellison at the ASN Basic Science Forum for Emerging Kidney Physiologists, held during ASN Kidney Week in San Diego. While David wowed the audience with his Jedi mastery of the Distal Convoluted Tubule, Ro went to the “dark side” and presented new data indicating how WNKs signal differently in Intercalated Cells. They wore appropriate attire for the occasion!

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10/09/2018
Ro was recently promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. To celebrate the occasion, the lab and colleagues headed out early and went to happy hour. A fine time was had by all!

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07/29/2018
Ro is back from the Telluride Workshop on Epithelial Physiology and Cell Biology, where he presented the lab's latest work on WNK Bodies. It was a fantastic week of science, mountain hikes, and Telluride hospitality!

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07/17/2018
Cary Boyd-Shiwarski received a five-year K08 award from the NIH to continue her work on WNK Bodies. The K08 is a Mentored Career Development Award that provides research protected time to early career physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independence. Congrats Cary!

07/09/2018
A big welcome to MSTP student Helene Altmann, who is joining us for a summer research rotation! This summer, she'll be developing an animal model of diuretic resistance. Lots of hypotheses to test in this interesting area of translational research.

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06/01/2018
After three great years in the lab, we bid a fond farewell to our lab manager, Lubika Jeremie Nkashama, who received a full scholarship to attend medical school at the Cleveland Clinic/CWRU Lerner College of Medicine. We'll miss him but we can't wait to see what he does next!

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05/22/2018
Welcome to our new undergraduate summer student, Claire Weaver! Claire joins us from the University of Florida and will be studying the effects of different potassium diets on nephron adaptation in mice.

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05/18/2018
Cary Boyd-Shiwarski was featured in the University of Pittsburgh Physician Scientist Training Program Website. Check out the You Tube Video Below!

 

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