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  • C. John Sperati Lab

    Research in the C. John Sperati Lab focuses on hypertension and kidney diseases. Topics of recent studies include novel treatments for these conditions, secondary hypertension and the genetic epidemiology of chronic kidney disease. Within the area of hypertension, we are particularly interested fibromuscular dysplasia, hyperaldosteronism, atherosclerotic renal arterial disease and genetic hypertensive syndromes.

    Research Areas: kidney diseases, fibromuscular dysplasia, hypertension, hyperaldosteronism, atherosclerosis

    Principal Investigator

    C. John Sperati, M.D., M.H.S.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Deidra Crews Lab

    Research in the Deidra Crews Lab focuses on health disparities in chronic kidney disease. We have studied how social determinants of health, such as poverty and healthful food access, affect disparities in kidney disease outcomes. Our research on end-stage renal disease includes studies of the best timing and environment to initiate dialysis among vulnerable populations.

    Research Areas: poverty, chronic kidney disease, health disparities

    Principal Investigator

    Deidra Crews, M.D., Sc.M.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Duvuru Geetha Lab

    Research in the Duvuru Geetha Lab focuses on renal diseases in patients with systemic vasculitis as well as BK virus nephropathy in patients who have undergone renal transplant. Our studies include clinical trials on the effectiveness of rituximab versus cyclosporine in treating idiopathic membranous nephropathy and a multinational study of belimumab with azathioprine for maintaining remission of Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis. We also have conducted research on the treatment of ANCA vasculitis, particularly in kidney transplant patients.

    Research Areas: Wegener’s Granulomatosis, kidney diseases, vasculitis, kidney transplants, Glomerulonephritis, nephrology

    Principal Investigator

    Duvuru Geetha, M.B.B.S., M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Edward Kraus Lab

    The Edward Kraus Lab investigates the factors that impact the long-term success or failure of kidney transplants as well as barriers to nephrology care and transplants in minority populations. We research many topics dealing with kidney transplant rejection, including diagnostic criteria, infection risk and incompatibility factors. Our lab also has a longstanding interest in pancreas transplants and has conducted research to establish guidelines for diagnosing antibody-mediated rejection of pancreas allografts-updated Banff grading schema.

    Research Areas: kidney transplants, nephrology, health disparities, pancreas transplants

    Principal Investigator

    Edward Kraus, M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Fawaz Al Ammary Lab

    Research in the Fawaz Al Ammary Lab focuses on kidney transplants, particularly clinical outcomes, patient and organ survival, and post-transplant hospital readmissions. We’re also interested in health care quality improvement.

    Research Areas: quality improvement, patient outcomes, kidney transplants

    Principal Investigator

    Fawaz Al Ammary, M.B.B.Ch.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Hamid Rabb Lab

    The Hamid Rabb Lab is involved in translational research aimed at understanding the molecular pathogenesis of kidney ischemia/reperfusion injury. We’re interested in the development of novel treatments for kidney IRI.

    Research Areas: kidney diseases, kidney ischemia/reperfusion injuries, nephrology

    Principal Investigator

    Hamid Rabb, M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Michelle M. Estrella Lab

    The Michelle M. Estrella Lab conducts epidemiological and translational studies of kidney disease. We are particularly interested in HIV-related kidney disease and also study kidney injury biomarkers to determine their utility in clinical practice.

    Research Areas: epidemiology, biomarkers, kidney diseases, HIV

    Principal Investigator

    Michelle M. Estrella

    Department

    Medicine

  • Mohamed Atta Lab

    Research in the Mohamed Atta Lab focuses on kidney diseases in patients with HIV. We recently reviewed the published nephrotoxic effects of newer antiviral therapies for HIV and hepatitis C, specifically looking at the role of epithelial organic transporters in explaining renal toxicities. We also examined the relationship between the APOL1 genotype and renal histology among black patients with HIV who had undergone kidney biopsies.

    Research Areas: kidney diseases, HIV, hepatitis C

    Principal Investigator

    Mohamed Atta, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., M.P.H.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Morgan Grams Lab

    Research in the Morgan Grams Lab focuses on preventing and improving the complications associated with chronic kidney disease. Recent work includes examining the racial differences in and prognostic value of biomarkers of hyperglycemia. We’ve also developed an online tool to help identify living kidney donor candidates. The tool assesses the long-term risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by weighing a variety of factors.

    Research Areas: organ donors, hyperglycemia, biomarkers, chronic kidney disease, health disparities

    Principal Investigator

    Morgan Grams, M.D., M.H.S., Ph.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Nada Alachkar Lab

    Dr. Alachkar's research focuses on recurrent glomerular diseases post kidney transplantation. In particular, she has been studying recurrent FSGS post kidney transplant in several, partially NIH funded, prospective research projects that focuses on circulating factors associate with recurrent FSGS and new therapies of recurrent FSGS; in addition to the outcome of the disease. Also, Dr. Alachkar is the Chair of Banff recurrent GN working group that focus on the pathological changes of recurrent GN.

    Dr. Alachkar's other research focus is incompatible living and diseases donor transplant. She has several ongoing research studies that focus on AMR and the outcome of patients with positive donor specific antibodies.

    Research Areas: Focal segmental glomerular sclerosis in the transplanted kidney, Recurrent glomerular diseases post kidney transplant, Incompatible kidney transplant

    Principal Investigator

    Nada Alachkar, M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

 

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