ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program Recipients


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Sarah N. Lipp
Identifying the role of the interstitial extracellular matrix network during murine renal development.

Elinor Mannon
Oral NaHCO3 alters K+ balance and promotes insulin resistance.

Riana Parvez, MS
Lineage convergence in the regulation of fluid homeostasis in the kidney


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Mariia Alibekova, MS
Elucidating the role of cell microenvironment and cell differentiation decisions in kidney organoid heterogeneity towards better models of kidney development and disease

Alexander H. Flannery, PharmD, PhD
Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury

Tessa Huffstater
Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

Yan Xie
Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications on Chronic Kidney Disease


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Benjamin Charles Bowe, III, PhD, MPH
Identification of Inpatient Acute Kidney Injury Phenotypes Using Large Scale Electronic Medical Records

Yijiang Chen
Computational Pathology Approach for characterizing kidney biopsies and predicting APOL1 risk variants

Pei-Ju Liu, PhD
The role of Myo1e- and clathrin-dependent endocytic trafficking in podocyte health and disease

Franco J. Puleo
Sympathetic Nervous System regulation of the NCC in Salt Sensitive Hypertension

Annie Ryan
Elucidating vascular signals in nephron formation using human organoids


ASN Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Sunjae Bae, MD, MPH
Tailored Immunosuppression for Kidney Transplant Recipients

Vasileios Gerakopoulos, MS
An Essential Role of the Polycystin Complex in Ciliary Disassembly

Fatimah Kareem Khalaf, MBChB
Paraoxonase-1 regulation of renal inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease

Rhiannon D. Reed, DrPH
Evaluating the Implementation and Effectiveness of the Living Donor Navigator Program

Katherine E. Shipman
Megalin Traffic in Dent Disease