Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program Recipients


KidneyCure Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Wafaa N. Albalawy, MS
The role of SGLT2 inhibitors in proximal tubule function

Matthew A. Kavanaugh
O-GlcNAc in Ciliary Homeostasis and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease


KidneyCure Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Xinyu Dong
Integrin-related scaffold ?-Parvin regulates actin turnover to facilitate kidney ureteric bud development

Jacqueline M. Emathinger
Elucidating the protective role of proximal tubule ACE2 in acute kidney injury

Yuting Zeng, MS
Podocyte inflammation accelerates parietal epithelial cell injury in the aged kidney


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Sarah N. Lipp, PhD
Identifying the role of the interstitial extracellular matrix network during murine renal development.

Elinor Mannon, MD, PhD
Oral NaHCO3 alters K+ balance and promotes insulin resistance.

Riana Parvez, MS
Lineage convergence in the regulation of fluid homeostasis in the kidney


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Mariia Alibekova, MS
Elucidating the role of cell microenvironment and cell differentiation decisions in kidney organoid heterogeneity towards better models of kidney development and disease

Alexander H. Flannery, PharmD, PhD, FASN
Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury

Tessa Huffstater
Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

Yan Xie
Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications on Chronic Kidney Disease


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Benjamin Charles Bowe, III, PhD, MPH
Identification of Inpatient Acute Kidney Injury Phenotypes Using Large Scale Electronic Medical Records

Yijiang Chen, PhD
Computational Pathology Approach for characterizing kidney biopsies and predicting APOL1 risk variants

Pei-Ju Liu, PhD
The role of Myo1e- and clathrin-dependent endocytic trafficking in podocyte health and disease

Franco J. Puleo
Sympathetic Nervous System regulation of the NCC in Salt Sensitive Hypertension

Annie Ryan
Elucidating vascular signals in nephron formation using human organoids


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Sunjae Bae, MD, PhD, MPH
Tailored Immunosuppression for Kidney Transplant Recipients

Vasileios Gerakopoulos, MS
An Essential Role of the Polycystin Complex in Ciliary Disassembly

Fatimah Kareem Khalaf, MBChB
Paraoxonase-1 regulation of renal inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease

Rhiannon D. Reed, DrPH
Evaluating the Implementation and Effectiveness of the Living Donor Navigator Program

Katherine E. Shipman, PhD
Megalin Traffic in Dent Disease