Wayne Fitzgibbon, Ph.D.
Wayne R. Fitzgibbon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and is the Animal Research Liaison with the Office of Compliance, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Fitzgibbon graduated from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia in 1976 with a B.S. (Hons) in Biology. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle in 1986. He was appointed as a NHMRC Research Officer in the Departments of Medicine and Physiology, University of Melbourne, Australia from 1983 until 1988. In 1988 he undertook training in renal micropuncture in the Department of Medicine, University of Sydney followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Nephrology, MUSC. In 1996, Dr. Fitzgibbon was appointed to the faculty of the Division of Nephrology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Grice Marine Laboratory, Department of Biology, College of Charleston.
Dr. Fitzgibbon's primary research focus is the role of the kallikrein-kinin and the renin-angtiotensin-aldosterone systems in the control of renal hemodynamics and tubular function in normal, and pathophysiological states (renovascular and salt-sensitive hypertension, glomerulonephritis and glomerulosclerosis). His other research interest is the role of the kidney in volume regulation by euryhaline elasmobranch fish.
Dr. Fitzgibbon served on the IACUC of the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center for 8 years prior to becoming the Chair of that committee in 2005-2006. He presently serves as the representative of the Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program on the Ph.D. Graduate Admissions Committee, College of Graduate Studies, MUSC. He also serves as a member of the Graduate Council of the Grice Marine program. He is on the Editorial Board of the Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology.
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