Kidney Educational Enrichment Program

KEEP Seminar

The Kidney Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP) program will focus on a broad range of opportunities to excite and involve students and residents as well as new investigators in kidney disease research and will, at the same time, promote new interactions and opportunities between established investigators. KEEP will particularly focus on teaching and training in relation to Applied Systems Biology and promoting translational interactions between basic and clinical scientists. 

Program Committee 

This committee will oversee all aspects of the KEEP program. The main focus will be to evaluate efficacy of components of the KEEP program, especially those where Center resources are being used. 

  • Chip Brosius
  • Crystal Gadegbeku
  • Ben Margolis
  • David Kershaw
  • Sub Pennathur
  • Roger Wiggins 

Seminars 

  • May 24, 2016
    - Matthew Sampson, MD, MSCE - "The Genetic Determinants of Nephrotic Syndrome in Ann Arbor"
  • May 17, 2016
    - Markus Bitzer, MD - "New Insights into 'Imploding' Glomerulopathy"
  • May 10, 2016
    - Weibin Zhou, PhD - "Zebrafish Model of Nephrotic Syndrome"
  • May 3, 2016
    - Roy Zent, M.D. - "Integrins in the Kidney"
  • April 12, 2016
    - Greg Dressler, PhD. - "Developing Novel Small Molecules for Treating Renal Disease"
  • April 5, 2016
    - Sanjeevkumar Patel, M.D. - "Pax2, Vasopressin Receptor and Lithium Nephrotoxicity: Is there a Link?"
  • March 29, 2016
    - Evan A. Farkash, M.D., Ph.D. - "Make Antibody Mediated Rejection Diagnosis Great Again!"
  • March 22, 2016
    - Joel M. Weinberg, M.D. - "New Insights Into Tubule Cell Injury and Death During Acute Kidney Injury"
  • March 15, 2016
    - Maryam Afkarian, M.D., Ph.D. - "Using Omics to Understand Human Diabetic Kidney Disease"
  • December 8, 2015
    - Jun Wu, Ph.D. - "Molecular Regulation and Therapeutic Potential of Brown and Beige Fat"
  • December 1, 2015
    - Peter K. Henke, M.D. - "Experimental insights into post thrombotic syndrome"
  • November 24, 2015
    - Jeffrey L. Platt, M.D. - "An Odd Tubular Cell: origin and implications"
  • November 10, 2015
    - Stefan W. Stoll, Ph.D. - "The Membrane-Tethered Intracellular Domain of Amphiregulin Promotes Keratinocyte Proliferation"
  • October 27, 2015
    - Paul Jenkins, Ph.D. - "Ankyrin and Spectrin: Critical Players in the Formation of Polarized Epithelia"
  • October 13, 2015
    - Andrew J. Putnam, Ph.D. - "Microenvironmental Control of Cell Fate for Regenerative Applications"
  • October 6, 2015
    - Roberto I. Vazquez-Padron, Ph.D., FAHA - "Understanding Arteriovenous Fistula Failure: What Have We Learned So Far?"
  • September 29, 2015
    - Akira Ono, Ph.D. - "Driving HIV-1 Gag to the Virus Assembly Sites: Lipids and RNA are in Charge"
  • September 22, 2015
    - Jason S. Knight, M.D., Ph.D. - "Neutrophils in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome: NET Gain in Understanding APS Pathogenesis?"
  • May 19, 2015
    - Subramaniam Pennathur, MBBS - "Tissue-Specific Metablolic Reprogramming Drives Enhanced Nutrient Flux in Diabetic Kidney Disease"
  • May 12, 2015
    - Zheng Dong, Ph.D. - "Mitochondrial Dynamics in Cell Death: A Tale of Two Membranes"
  • May 5, 2015
    - Cristina Cebrian, Ph.D. - "New in vivo and in vitro Models to Study Polycystic Kidney Disease"
  • April 21, 2015
    - Sangeevkumar R. Patel, M.D. - "An Update on the Roleof Pax2 and PTIP in Transcriptional Regulation"
  • April 14, 2015
    - Puneet Garg, M.D. - "Podocytes Have Low Levels of Basal Endocytic Flux"
  • March 31, 2015
    - Greg Dressler, Ph.D. - "Shifting the TGF-b/BMP Signaling Paradigm in Renal and Metabolic Disease"
  • March 24, 2015
    - Weibin Zhou, Ph.D. - "The Role of Caveolin-1 in Podocyte Injury"
  • March 17, 2015
    - Ken Inoki, M.D., Ph.D. - "Role of Ragulator in Podocytes
  • March 10, 2015
    - Tom Tuschl, Ph.D. - "RNA Regulation & RNA Diagnostics"
  • March 3, 2015
    - Edgar Otto, Ph.D. - "Pitfalls and Challenges in Autosomal Dominant Kidney Disease Gene Identification"
  • February 24, 2015
    - Randy J. Seeley, Ph.D. - "Bariatric Surgery: It's not what you think it is. Molecular mechanisms for the effects of surgery on obesity and diabetes"
  • February 17, 2015
    - Markus Bitzer, M.D. - "MicroRNA-Mediated Mechanism in Podoctye Injury"
  • February 10, 2015
    - Roger Wiggins, MB, BChir - "Progression as a Zero-Sum Game"
  • February 3, 2015
    - Bing Ye, Ph.D. - "The Regulation of the Golgi in Neuronal Polarity"
  • January 20, 2015
    - Jianping Fu, Ph.D. - "Hippo/YAP-Mediated Rigidity-Dependent Motor Neuron Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells"
  • December 9, 2014
    - Ernestina Schipani, M.D., Ph.D. - "Hypoxia, HIFs and VHL in Development and Disease"
  • December 2, 2014
    - Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D. - "Ubiquitin Pathways in Neurodegenerative Disease"
  • November 25, 2014
    - Ormond A. MacDougald, Ph.D. - "Endocrine and Metabolic Functions of Marrow Adipose Tissue"
  • November 18, 2014
    - David B. Lombard, M.D., Ph.D. - "SIRT5 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Cancer"
  • November 4, 2014
    - Arash Scott Soleimanpour M.D. - "Out with the old, in with the new...Mitophagy as a novel regulator of pancreatic beta cell function"
  • October 28, 2014
    - Gary D. Luker, M.D. - "Chemokine CXCL12: Multiple Isoforms and Effects"
  • October 14, 2014
    - Alisa Glukhova, M.D. - "Structure and Function of Lysosomal Phospholipase A2 and Lecithin: Cholesterol Acyltransferase"
  • October 7, 2014
    - Yatrik Shah, Ph.D. - "Intestinal Oxygen Dynamics in Systemic Iron Homeostasis"
  • September 30, 2014
    - Jordan Adam Shavit, M.D. - "Modeling Disorders of Hemostatis and Thrombosis Through Genome Editing in Zebrafish"
  • September 23, 2014
    - Cristen J. Willer, Ph.D. - "Understanding the Genetic Basis of Cardiovascular Disease and Related Risk Factors"
  • June 12, 2014
    - Andrey S. Shaw, M.D. - "THe Role of CD2AP in Podocyte Injury and Repair"