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Renal Research Conference, Guest Dr. Pennathur presenting

  October 13

Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 9:30 AM

Dr. Subramaniam Pennathur, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology at the University of Michigan will present "Lipidomic Analysis Reveals Distinct Metabolic Networks in CKD and DKD" at Renal Research Conference

Friday, October 13th, 8:30-9:30am

Medical Center North, C2303


Rearch Lab

The central theme of our research has focused on the applications of biological mass spectrometry in disease pathogenesis. A major focus of the lab has been to define the role of oxidative stress on disease pathogenesis and complications, including diabetic complications, chronic kidney disease, autoimmune disease and cardiovascular disease. We have utilized mass spectrometry to identify key protein and metabolite alterations in disease states and tested the hypothesis whether these alterations predict complications in animal models and humans. Our strategy has been to develop analytical techniques in animal models and validate these markers in humans and then interrogating the animal model for biological pathway relevance. Recent extensions of this work have included targeted as well as untargetted metabolomic and proteomic profiling.

Dr. Pennathur completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Nephrology at Washington University, Saint Louis, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Washington University in Saint Louis, and the University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Pennathur serves as the Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Metabolomics Core, and the Physician Scientist Program in the Department of Medicine. His laboratory’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and foundations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.