Our lab is interested in the mechanism of nephron hypertrophy, which is implicated in setting the stage for progressive nephron damage. We are also interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the nephron damage seen in acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We hope to identify potential molecular targets for the development of preventive and/or therapeutic strategies to preserve nephrons and prevent kidney failure.
Primary Anatomy teaching faculty in Medicine, Allied Health and Graduate Studies. Component Director of Medical Human Gross Anatomy and Component Director of Medical Human Development (Embryology) for first year medical students. Director of the Tissues/Musculoskeletal System Module (MEDI 5155) for first year medical students. Course Director for Human Gross Anatomy (ANAT 7300) for allied health and graduate students. Course Director for the Medical Education Elective (MEDI 5012) for fourth year medical students.
My educational research interests are related to determining the effectiveness of innovative instructional designs, learning tools, and assessments in medical education and curriculum development.
Teaching faculty in Medicine for Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology. My research interest is related to the relationship between cognitive dysfunction and neuroanatomy. Using imaging software, we can better understand what areas of the brain are involved in cognitive dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Dementia.
Primary Anatomy teaching faculty in Medicine, Allied Health and Graduate Studies. Senior Director of Phase 1 Curriculum and Foundations of Clinical Practice Director.
My educational research interests are related to developing innovative educational and assessment tools for integrated curricula and determining their effectiveness.