Nephrology Faculty Members Honored with Awards from the American Physiological Society (APS)
This month, two faculty members of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension received prestigious awards given by the American Physiological Society (APS) to young investigators for outstanding research. These two awards carry the highest cash prizes in support of research given by the APS to young investigators.
Aylin Rodan, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Internal Medicine, received the Lazaro J. Mandel Young Investigator Award, which recognizes an individual demonstrating outstanding promise in the field of epithelial or renal physiology. Dr. Rodan’s groundbreaking studies using Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) have led to important new insights into how ion transporters and the signaling pathways regulating them work.
Brandi Wynne, PhD, assistant professor of Internal Medicine, received the Ryuji Ueno Award, which is given to an individual for demonstrating outstanding promise based on research in wound healing, tissue remodeling, organ regeneration, or stem cell biology. Dr. Wynne has recently made important findings identifying a novel role for inflammatory cytokine regulation of processes regulating renal sodium transport and blood pressure position.