Dr. Alicia McDonough Presentation on Salt Transporters During Hypertension

Dr. Alicia McDonough, Professor of Cell and Neurobiology at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, recently delivered an invited lecture at the ISN Nexus Symposium in Brisbane, Australia. For an interesting look at the kidney and hypertension, watch her presentation, “Salt transporters in the kidney during hypertension: matching Na…

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USC Researchers Honored For Work on Hypertension and Novel Imaging of Podocytes

We are happy to announce that USC researchers and members of UKRO’s Medical Scientific Advisory Board, Alicia McDonough, Ph.D. and Janos Peti-Peterdi, M.D., Ph.D. were recently honored for their exciting investigative work. Earlier this month, Dr. McDonough delivered the Seldin Award Lecture on “Intrarenal Mechanisms Controlling Potassium and Blood Pressure…

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Absence of Intrarenal ACE Protects Against Hypertension

A team of researchers, including Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi and Dr. Alicia McDonough of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has identified a new target for eliminating hypertension, which is a leading cause of kidney disease. The initial research was funded in part by a grant from UKRO. The renin-angiotensin…

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2010 Special Projects Grants Announcement

UKRO is pleased to announce three $60,000 special project grants that will provide seed funding for the earliest phases of cutting-edge research.  Our support allows the following investigators to make discoveries that may lead to even greater funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and, we hope, significant medical…

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