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Pilot and Feasibility Program

See past award recipients for the Pilot and Feasibility Program.

Visiting Scientist Program

2014

  • Tatsuya Suwabe, M.D. (Toranomon Hospital, Japan)
  • Study of cyst infections
  • Laura Rodriguez-Osorio Jimenez, M.D. (Universidad Autónoma, Madrid)
  • Creation of a PKD cohort with biobanking in order to study the pathogenesis of kidney injury in ADPKD
  • Wells LaRiviere (Undergraduate Research Employment Program)
  • Characterization of Pde1a knockout mouse (continued from 2013)

Observation:

  1. Sari Aaltonen, M.D., Ph.D., Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
  2. Terje Apeland, M.D., University of Bergen, Norway
  3. Henrik Hadimeri, M.D., Ph.D., Skaraborg Hospital, Sweden
  4. Britta Hylander-Rössner, M.D., Ph.D., Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  5. Per Ivarsen, M.D., Ph.D., Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  6. Rikke Juul-Sandberg, M.D., Odense University Hospital, Denmark
  7. Knut Asbjørn Rise Langlo, M.D., Ph.D., Trondheim University Hospital, Norway
  8. Brandi Lisbet Hillerød, M.D., Ph.D., University Hospital, Denmark
  9. Jan Melin, M.D., Ph.D., Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
  10. Bjarne Ørskov, M.D., Ph.D., Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
  11. Meyeon Park, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
  12. Jukka Sauranen, M.D., Tampere University Hospital, Finland
  13. Jens Schmidt Iverson, M.D., Ph.D., Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  14. Ranneveig Skrunes, M.D., Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
  15. Jana Smrzova, M.D., Karlstad Central Hospital, Sweden
  16. Einar Svarstad, M.D., Ph.D., Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
  17. Risto Tertti, M.D., Ph.D., Turku University Hospital, Finland

2013

  • Tamara Restrepo (post-baccalaureate student)
  • Evaluating of genes possibly mutated in MCKD1 (continued from 2012)
  • Wells LaRiviere (Undergraduate Research Employment Program)
  • Characterization of Pde1a knockout mouse
  • Andrew Mallet, Ph.D. (Churchill Fellowship, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Renal Genetics Clinic

2012

  • Tamara Restrepo (post-baccalaureate student)
  • Evaluating of genes possibly mutated in MCKD1
  • Wells LaRiviere (Undergraduate Research Employment Program)
  • STAT3 expression in PKD tissues: Response to vasopressin
  • Felicia Patel (High School Summer Externship Program)
  • Mutation screening of the PRKCSH and SEC63 genes
  • Beatriz Iglesias (Ph.D. student)
  • Mutation screening of the PDK1 and PKD2 genes in early-onset ADPKD

PKD Research Weekly Seminars and Monthly Conference

Human Imaging Conference

Nephrology Grand Rounds

Visiting Faculty Program

Workshops

Summer Student Research Program

2015

  • Igor Maksimovic
  • Mentor: Maria V. Irazabal Mira, M.D.
  • Metabolic profiling of the PCK rat model
  • Madeline Martell
  • Mentor: Caroline (Carli) R. Sussman, Ph.D.
  • Analysis of phosphodiesterase mutant zebrafish
  • Andrea Pesch
  • Mentor: Jinghua Hu, Ph.D.
  • Explore the functional correlation among phosphodiesterase, PKA and polycystin signaling by using C. elegans as a model organism
  • Jessica Gronniger
  • Mentor: Eduardo N. Chini, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Metabolic manipulations in ADPKD
  • Nofar Erlichmann
  • Mentor: Martin G. Rodriguez-Porcel, M.D.
  • Vascular abnormalities in PKD
  • Catherine Knier
  • Mentor: Michael F. Romero, Ph.D.
  • Drosophila model of PKD using bicaudal-C

2014

  • Arman Shahriar
  • Mentor: Eduardo N. Chini, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Methionine restriction (vegan diet) for prevention and treatment of polycystic kidney disease: Role of the IGF-1 pathway
  • Ki Yun Park
  • Mentor: Mostafa Fatemi, Ph.D.
  • Novel ultrasound imaging methods for evaluation of PKD
  • Aastha Garde
  • Mentors: Xueying Lin, Ph.D., and Xiaolei Xu, Ph.D.
  • mTOR-Tfeb signaling and PKD
  • Carolyn Kramer
  • Mentor: Kun Ling, Ph.D.
  • Phosphoinositide signaling regulates the biogenesis and function of primary cilia in kidney epithelial cells
  • Vaughn Thada
  • Mentor: Tetyana V. Masyuk, Ph.D.
  • Mechanisms of TGR5 overexpression in polycystic liver disease
  • Matthew Durant
  • Mentors: Caroline (Carli) R. Sussman, Ph.D., and Vicente E. Torres, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Studies of phosphodiesterases in zebrafish models of PKD

2013

  • Ngoc Tran
  • Mentor: Vicente E. Torres, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Treatments for polycystic kidney disease targeting cAMP metabolism
  • Megan Wood
  • Mentor: Christopher Ward, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
  • Identifying the interacting partners of the type II transmembrane protein, TMEM2
  • Paige Radtke
  • Mentors: Ying Peng, Ph.D., and Yi Guo, Ph.D.
  • High-resolution imaging of basal body architecture within intact mouse nephron segments
  • Kalen Petersen
  • Mentors: Peter C. Harris, Ph.D., and Katharina Hopp, Ph.D.
  • Characterization of the dynamics of cyst formation/progression in ADPKD
  • James Trevathan
  • Mentor: Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D.
  • Parenchymal calcification scoring in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease patients
  • Reema Agarwal
  • Mentors: Caroline (Carli) R. Sussman, Ph.D., and Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
  • Expression and mutagenesis of PDEs in zebrafish

2012

  • Nyssa Maki
  • Mentor: Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
  • Phosphodiesterase knockouts in zebrafish using transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs)
  • Jordan Smith
  • Mentor: Caroline (Carli) R. Sussman, Ph.D.
  • Phosphodiesterases and polycystic kidney disease: Localization of Pde1 in zebrafish
  • Corey Rearick
  • Mentors: Andrew D. Rule, M.D. and John C. Lieske, M.D.
  • Glomerular volume, glomerular density and tubular density: Morphological findings of early kidney disease
  • Jenelle Vickberg
  • Mentor: David R. Holmes III, Ph.D.
  • Distribution of cyst areas in polycystic kidney disease
  • Molly Bisbee
  • Mentor: Christopher Ward, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
  • The subcellular localization, polycystin-1 association status and mutational analysis of the PKD3 candidate proteins CAO95 (C1orf951) and TMEM2
  • Pramisha Adhikari
  • Mentors: Xueying Lin, Ph.D., and Xiaolei Xu, Ph.D.
  • Wnt signaling and foxj1a role in kidney epithelial patterning of cystic kidney by in-situ staining

PKD Center Annual Retreat