Established in 2012, KidneyCure, the ASN Foundation, funds the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, the Transition to Independence Grants Program, the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program, the American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, and the ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program.
Ultimately, I plan to specialize in molecular genetics of kidney disease.
I hope my research will contribute to discoveries that will lead to novel therapies for treatment of water-balance disorders and kidney diseases.
In the future I intend to integrate my bench results into a translational model relevant to the care of patients.
My research is focused on redefining the role of uric acid homeostasis in the cardiorenal continuum.
This fellowship grant not only serves as a funding mechanism but also as a recognition by the scientific community of my potential to become a successful surgery-scientist.