Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and Medicine at the University of Southern California. A native of Budapest, Hungary, he received his medical and Ph.D. degrees from the Semmelweis University Medical School. Dr. Peti-Peterdi came to the United States in 1997 to do postdoctoral training in renal physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology. In 2004, he joined the faculty at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where he received his tenure in 2007. Dr. Peti-Peterdi has an active research program funded by NIH and the American Heart Association, focused on the (patho)physiological regulation of kidney function, body fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, maintenance of blood pressure, and the renin-angiotensin system. His laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art imaging techniques, including fluorescence microscopy to study the function of the intact kidney in health and disease, including diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
Dr. Peti-Peterdi is secretary of the American Physiological Society Renal Section, member of the American and International Society of Nephrology, and the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research and Kidney Councils. He is a board member of the Hungarian Kidney Foundation. He is currently an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, and was the recipient of the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Award from ASN and the Young Investigator Award from the APS Renal Section. Dr. Peti-Peterdi serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology and regularly reviews grants for the NIH and the AHA Cardiorenal study section. In addition to teaching and mentoring medical and graduate students and postdocs, Dr. Peti-Peterdi is the director of the Multi-photon Imaging Core at USC.