About ASN

Lisa M. Curtis, PhD, WIN Faculty

ASN Biography

Dr. Lisa M. Curtis is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Curtis received her formal education at the University of Florida (UF), receiving bachelor's degrees in Microbiology & Cell Science and in Chemistry, as well as a doctoral degree in Cell and Developmental Biology. Dr. Curtis held postdoctoral training positions with Dr. Edward Scott at UF, Dr. Christopher A. Klug at UAB and Dr. Paul W. Sanders in Nephrology at UAB. She subsequently transitioned to the faculty in the Division of Nephrology at UAB in 2007.

Dr. Curtis currently serves as a Councilor on the Women in Nephrology Executive Council. She has been funded by pre-doctoral and post-doctoral grants as well as a VA career development grant. She has mentored several individuals at various stages of their careers and, in 2014, she received the Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship at UAB. Her research is focused on understanding renal epithelial biology in acute kidney injury, with a particular emphasis on the differences in the pathophysiology of the kidney associated with female sex and aging.