Division of nephrology

Nephrology Research Training Program (T32)

The MUSC Nephrology Program is committed to training the next generation of physician scientists who will be on the cutting edge of research to improve the lives of patients with acute and chronic kidney disease. The nephrology research training program leverages the outstanding research and clinical resources available at MUSC, diverse patient populations and an outstanding research and cultural environment. Research has a been a prominent component of the division since it was founded in 1964 and the research program continues to grow. The training is supported by an NIH institutional training grant (T32). This pathway of training is reserved for postdoctoral training of physicians and scientists committed to a career in academic nephrology. Nephrology fellows in this program commit to a three year fellowship program which includes 13 months of clinical training and approximately two years of intensive research training during which they will work closely with a senior mentor.

The training addresses particular areas of strength within the division and associated faculty in diabetic nephropathy, non-diabetic glomerulopathies, acute kidney injury, applied signal transduction relating to renal growth and function, tubular physiology, proteomics of the kidney and renal cell biology. Senior faculty at MUSC serve as mentors in this program with the goal of helping research fellows develop the knowledge and skills to become successful, independent investigators.

Nephrology Research Preceptors

Darwin Bell, PhD, Director of research training program. Division of Nephrology

John Arthur, MD, PhD, Co-Director of research training program. Division of Nephrology

Harry Drabkin, MD. Division of Hematology and Oncology

Robert Gemmill, PhD. Division of Hematology and Oncology

Gary Gilkeson, MD. Division of Rheumatology

Michael Janech, PhD. Division of Nephrology.

John Lemasters, MD, PhD. Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Louis Luttrell, MD, PhD. Division of Endocrinology

Rick Schnellmann, PhD. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Leah Siskind, PhD. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Titte Srinivas, MD. Division of Nephrology

Juan Carlos Velez, MD. Division of Nephrology


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