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PKD Core Center
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Kidney Center Lab Meetings

Held every Monday at 12 Noon
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Howard Hall 520 in the Physiology Department Seminar Room

Please contact Owen Woodward ( or Valeriu Cebotaru ( for more information.


Summer Student Program


  1. Student: Steven Chan (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
    Mentor: Terry Watnick, M.D.
    Project: Characterization of a new Drosophila Pkd1 mutant
  2. Student: Kathleen McAvoy (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
    Mentor: Terry Watnick, M.D.
    Project: Endothelial Cell Migration does not require PC1 Cleavage
  3. Student: Anna Pham (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
    Mentor: Stephen Seliger, M.D.
    Project: Characterizaton of GFR and Patient Reported Outcomes in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
  4. Student: Ke Ma (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
    Mentor: Norann Zaghloul, Ph.D.
    Project: Notch Signaling in Rental Ciliopathies
  5. Student: Zain Moosvi (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
    Mentor: Owen Woodward, Ph.D.
    Project: Regulation of the Uric Acide Transporter ABCG2 in the Kidney


  1. Student: Sravanthi Koduri (Drexel University)
    Mentor: Terry Watnick, M.D.
    Project: Pkd2 ciliary trafficking in Drosophila melanogaster
  2. Student: Clarisse Jose (Rutgers University)
    Mentor: Feng Qian, Ph.D.
    : Characterization of novel monoclonal PKD1 antibodies
  3. Student: Peter Kalugin (Johns Hopkins University)
    Mentor: Takanari Inoue, Ph.D.
    : Visualization of PKD signaling
  4. Student: Ugochukwu Kelvin Ihenacho (Northwest Missouri State University)
    Mentor: Andrew Ewald, Ph.D.
    : Conserved functions for PKD1/2 in epithelial morphogenesis
  5. Student: Erica Johnson (Harvard College)
    Mentor: William Guggino, Ph.D.
    Project: PC1 Cleavage Product P100: Interactions with CaSR and Implications for Tubulogenesis
  6. Student: Rebecca Hopkins
    Mentor: David Huso, DVM, Ph.D.
    Project: Early Events in vivo Following Loss of Pkd2 in Renal Tubular Epithelium


  1. Student: Marie Clancey-Rivera (Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico)
    Mentor: Terry Watnick, M.D.
    Project: Lymphatic Development in Pkd1 Knock Out Mice
  2. Student: Alexandria Broadnax (Leadership Alliance, Drexel University)
    Mentor: Deidre Crews, M.D.
    Project: Food Insecurity and Chronic Kidney Disease
  3. Student: Jennifer Chmura (University of Kentucky)
    Mentor: William Guggino, Ph.D.
    Project: Regulation of PC1 Cleavage
  4. Student: Yun Ji Choi (Leadership Alliance, Cornell University)
    Mentor: Feng Qian, Ph.D.
    Project: Proteolytic Processing of PKHD1
  5. Student: Steven Su (Johns Hopkins University)
    Mentor: Takanari Inoue, Ph.D.
    Project: Development of FRET Biosensors for Signaling in Primary Cilia

Fellow’s Mini Basic Science Journal Club

  1. Takakura A, Contrino L, Zhou X, Bonventre JV, Sun Y, Humphreys BD, Zhou J. Renal Injury is a Third Hit Pomoting Rapid Development of Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease. Human Molecular Genetics 18: 2523-31, 2009.
  2. Heeringa SF, Chernin G, Chaki M, Zhou W, Sloan AJ, Ji Z et al. Coq6 Mutations in Human Patients Produce Nephrotic Syndrome with Sensorineural Deafness. The Journal of Clinical Investigation 121: 2013-24, 2011.
  3. Lenschow DJ, Zeng Y, Thistlethwaite R, Montag A, Brady W, Gibson MG, Linsley PS, Bluestone JA. Long-term Survival of Xenogeneic Panreatic Islet Grafts Induced by CTLA4Ig. Science 257: 789-92, 1992.
  4. KO GJ, Linfert D, Jang HR, Higbee E, Watkins T, Cheadle C, Liu M, Racusen L, Grigoryev DN, Rabb H. Transcriptional Analysis of Infiltrating T cells in Kidney Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury Reveals a Pathopysiologic Role for CCR5. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 15: F762-73, 2012.
  5. Choi M, Scholl UI, Yue P, Bjorklund P, Zhao B, Nelson-Williams C et al.
    K+ channel mutations in adrenal aldosterone-producing adenomas and hereditary hypertension. Science 331: 768-72, 2011.
  6. Hoorn EJ, Walsh SB, McCormick JA, Fürstenberg A, Yang CL, Roeschel T, Paliege A, Howie AJ, Conley J, Bachmann S, Unwin RJ, Ellison DH. The Calcineurin Inhibitor Tacrolimus activates the renal sodium chloride cotransporter to cause hypertension. Nature Medicine 17:1304-9, 2011

2011 Archive

Eduational Programs Pilot & Feasibility Program

The University of Maryland Medical Center and the Division of Nephrology provide multidisciplinary care for patients with PKD. For Appointments call 410-328-5720 and ask for Karleen Schuhart. Make an appointment.

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