Summer 2017:

Student (Home Institution)

 

Mentor (Insitution)

 

Abstract Title

 

Duc Giao
(U. of California, Berkeley)
Jordan Kriedberg, MD, PhD
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
HtrA2 Protease Cleavage of the Wilms’ Tumor Suppressor-1 Transcription Factor during Podocyte Injury

 

Christin Hong
(Columbia University)
Iain Drummond, PhD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
BMP Receptor 1aa Is Unregulated after Injury in Stem Cell Mediated Regeneration in Zebrafish Adult Kidney

 

Isabel Hsu
(Princeton University)
Sushrut Waikar, MD, PhD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Plasma Kidney Injury Molecule-1 and Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 Correlations with Kidney Histopathology

 

Saiesh Kalva
(Rice University)
Valerie Schumacher, PhD
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
Staufen2, An RNA Binding Protein, Mediates Podocyte Matrix Adhesion by Regulating Golgi Apparatus Structure and Function

 

Michael Kim
(Case Western)
David Friedman, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Temperature-dependent Cytotoxicity of APOL1 Risk Variants

 

Song Ha (Sarah) Lee
(Princeton University)
Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
Identification of a Causative Mutation in the Gene HPSE2 Associated with Urofacial Syndrome

 

Kavita Patwardhan
(University of Connecticut)
Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
The Effect of Sodium Thiosulfate on Oxidative Stress and Coronary Calcium Score

 

Sanjana Rane
(St. Michael’s College)
Todd Valerius, PhD and
Joseph Bonventre, MD, PhD

(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Development of Six2 Human Reporter Cell Line to Characterize Self-renewal of Nephron Progenitor Cells

 

Sarah Rokaw
(Washington U, St. Louis)
Mark Ziedel, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Simultaneous Recording of Neural Firing and Urinary Bladder Pressure Links Specific Neurons to Urination

 

Dhruv Shah
(University of Connecticut)
Dennis Brown, PhD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
Should we Culture Cells from All Mammals at 37°C? Species-specific Influence of Temperature on Growth, Receptor Sensitivity and Vesicle Trafficking

 

Akila Venkataramany
(Princeton University)
Anath Karumanchi, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Characterizing the Elabela/Toddler Endogenous Ligand in Normal and Preeclamptic Human Placental Tissue

 

Lauren Weinberg
(University of Arkansas)
Astrid Weins, MD, PhD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
DNA Repair: A Unique Challenge for Postmitotic Podocytes

 

Lillian Xu
(Princeton University)
Peter Czarnecki, MD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Structure-function Analysis of Inversion in Proximal Ciliary Patterning and Ciliary Transport

 


Summer 2016:

Student (Home Institution) Mentor (Insitution) Abstract Title
Abraham Bayer
(Tufts University)
Jodie Babbitt, MD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
Iron parameters are unchanged in mice sacrificed with both Isoflurane and Nembutal
Benjamin Byun
(Carleton)
Reza Abdi, MD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Is cold ischemia time important to the optimization of kidney transplantation?
Austin Cao
(Rice University)
Joseph Bonventre, MD, PhD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Modeling drug nephrotoxicity and nephroprotection in kidney organoids
Rebecca Chen
(University of California)
Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
Novel mutation in DHTKD1 causes ketoadipic aciduria and possibly tubular proteneinuria and neurological impairment
Jane Edmunds
(University of Missouri)
Jordan Kreidberg, MD, MPH
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
The role of beta-catenin in cystogenisis in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Jazmin Ewers
(Fisk University)
Martin Pollak, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Brazilian dialysis patients exhibit a high frequency of APOL1 Variants which resinforce its possible link to chronic kidney disease
Sarah Hanif
(University of Connecticut)
Mark Zeidel, MD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
Investigations into the role of b1-integrin in bladder smooth muscle
Monica Miles
(St. Michaels)
Sanja Sever, PhD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
The effect of various drugs on Actin and Tubulin in kidney proximal tubule epithelial cells
Anjali Misra
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Peter Czarnecki, MD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Generalization and characterization of NPHP3-knockout IMCD cells lines by CRISPR/CAS9
Kira Nathan
(Oberlin College)
Savithri Kota, PhD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Murine mesangial cells express kidney injury molecule-1: suggestive of a direct role in IgA nephropathy?
Isioma Obiofuma
(Princeton University)
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Acute and chronic changes in kidney function following nephrectomy
Abby Terlouw
(University of Arkansas)
Dennis Brown, PhD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
Polarization of Aquaporin-2 (AQP2) trafficing by inhibition of Clathrin-mediated endocytosis
Jingwen Zhang
(Amherst College)
Valerie Schumacher, PhD
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
ADAR1-mediated RNA editing responds to injury in podocytes

 


Summer 2015:

Student (Home Institution) Mentor (Insitution) Abstract Title
Ronald Akiki
(Boston University)
Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
Mutation in XPO5 is a novel genetic cause of nephrotic syndrome
Sarita Ballakur
(Brown University)
Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
Efficacy of Sodium Thiosulfate treatment for calciphylaxis associated pain
Sarah Bhattacharjee
(University of California, Berkeley)
Mark Ziedel, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Study of Mucin and Proteoglycan genes in mouse bladder
David Heron
(Xavier University)
David Briscoe, MD
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
Endothelial cell dependent inflammation in acute kidney injury
Young Hsu
(University of California, San Diego)
Joseph Bonventre, MD, PhD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Directed differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into functional human podocytes
Billy I. Kim
(Johns Hopkins University)
S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Role of brain derived neurotrophic
Jacqueline Lee
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Jordan Kreidberg, MD, MPH
(Boston Children’s Hospital)
The correlation between high B-Catenin expression and cystogeneis in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
John Murphy
(University of Michigan)
John Forman, MD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Effect of Vitamin D supplementation on insulin resistance and beta-cell function on obese non-diabetic adults
Niyi Odewade
(Amherst College)
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Plasma uric acid levels and histopathological findings on kidney biopsy
Sajal Kumar Tiwary
(Princeton University)
Dennis Brown, PhD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
Differential localization of never V-Atpase interacting proteins in the kidney
Tanvee Varma
(Wellesley College)
Anna Greka, MD, PhD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Inhibition of calcium-mediated podocyte injury as a strategy to prevent kidney failure
Anna May Zhang
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Martin Pollak, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Identifying stimuli responsible for abnormal a-Actinin-4 phosphorylation in human podocytes

 


Summer 2014:

Student (Home Institution) Mentor (Insitution) Abstract Title
Michael Ho-Young Ahn
(Harvard College)
Mark Zeidel, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
P2X purinergic receptor structure and urinary incontinence
Anna Besschetnova
(Cornell University)
Martin Pollak, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
APOL1 expression in primary human dermal fibroblast culture
Margaret Chen
(UMASS, Amherst)
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Conventional and novel diagnostic tests in biopsy-confirmed kidney disease
Leah Colucci
(University of Miami)
Augustine Rajakumar, PhD/
Anath Karumanchi , MD

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Differential expression of homeobox A4 (HOXA4) mRNA in preeclamptic placentas
Julia DeMoranville
(University of Connecticut)
Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
(Boston Children’s Hospital) 
Analysis of 11 candidate genes in a cohort of 768 individuals with NPHPRC using multiplex PCR combined with next generation sequencing
Abdul Gamam
(University of Minnesota) 
John Forman, MD, MSc
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital) 
Identifying mechanisms linking sleep factors to hypertension
Sandra Kirollos
(Rutgers University) 
David Charytan, MD, MS
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Cardiac appendage expresses FGF23 and Klotho in patients with cardiovascular disease
Michelle Li
(Harvard College)
Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Using CRISPR/CAS9 genome editing in human pluripotent stem cells to model kidney diseases
Cesar Lopez
(Stanford University) 
Dennis Brown, PhD
(Massachusetts General Hospital)
Endocytic protein targeting and association with V-ATPase in kidney tubule cells
Brendan Norwood-Pearson
(American University) 
Samir Parikh, MD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
PGC-1α ameliorates septic acute kidney injury
Margaret Okobi
(MIT)
Hua A. Jenny Lu, MD, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital) Vasopressin-Tolvaptan antagonism suggests unrecognized Tolvaptan effects
Yanchen Zhang
(Dartmouth College)
Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH (Massachusetts General Hospital) Are predictive factors for calciphylaxis unique?