We are excited to announce that Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi is receiving recognition from leading scientific societies and the renal research community for his UKRO-funded work on urinary succinate and the metabolic receptor GPR91. He will be an invited speaker this November at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in San Diego, giving a symposium talk on his translational studies of urinary succinate/GPR91 and the role they play in renovascular hypertension. We are thrilled that he will be acknowledging UKRO’s support in front of such a large and prestigious audience.
Dr. Peti-Peterdi’s colleagues on this project have great news to share as well. Nikhil Kamat has been awarded an American Society of Nephrology Student Scholar Fellowship. Anne Riquier-Brison, a postdoctoral fellow and recipient of UKRO’s 2010 John McKay Fellowship in Renal Research, has submitted an abstract to the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego. Her work was selected for an oral presentation in a symposium sponsored by the American Physiological Society Renal Section. Anne will be giving her talk on April 23, 2012, and was also asked to be chair of her session. In praising his fellow researchers, Peti-Peterdi said, “These are wonderful achievements for Anne and Nikhil, and in recognition of our work. We are very proud to be sponsored by UKRO on this exciting project!”