Kayleigh (Shea) Briscoe, Athens State University
 “Acceleration of cyst growth triggered by high protein diet is independent of the mTOR pathway”

kb Mentor: Dr. Takamitsu Saigusa
 Award: American Physiological Society (APS) Membership Award

Megan Rasmussen, Birmingham Southern College
“The Effect of Thermoneutral Housing on Female-Specific Protection in Cisplatin-Induced Acute Kidney Injury in Mice”

MR Mentor: Dr. Lisa Curtis

Om Patel, University of Alabama at Birmingham
“The role of amino acids within the ion translocation pathway of the electrogenic Na/Bicarbonate Cotransporter, NBCe1 linked to function and sodium binding”

OP Mentor: Dr. Mark Bevensee

Danny Xiao, Auburn University
“Effects of Oscillatory Shear Stress on Endothelial N-Glycan Expression”

Danny Xiao  Mentor: Dr. Timmy Lee
  Award: 1st Place, UAB Undergraduate Summer Research Expo

Andrew Bell, Auburn University
“Dietary Oxalate Induced Urinary Nanocrystals Disrupt Macrophage Properties”

AB Mentor: Dr. Tanecia Mitchell


Kaitlyn Aldaz, University of California, Merced
"Role of Histone Deacetylase- 1 in Interstitial Fibrosis"

KA Mentor: Dr. Kelly Hyndman
 Award: American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Travel Award

Vianna Martinez, University of California, Merced
“Sex Differences in Cell Death Pathways during Diabetic Kidney Disease in Mice Lacking Endothelium-Derived Endothelin-1”

VM Mentor: Dr. Carmen De Miguel
 Award: American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Travel Award Alternate


Elisa Farrell, Mercer University
"Inhibition of Lymphangiogenesis Exacerbates Cisplatin Nephrotoxicity"

EF Mentor: Dr. Anupam Agarwal
 Awards: James Schafer Award & American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Travel Award


Ruple Jairath, University of Evansville
"Identification of Endothelin-B Receptor mRNA in the Superchiasmatic Nucleus of the C57/B6 Mouse"

RJ Mentor: Dr. David Pollock

Bailey McEachen, University of Notre Dame
“Renal Microvascular Autoregulation in an Ischemia-Reperfusion-induced model of Acute Kidney Injury”

BM Mentor: Dr. Ed Inscho & Dr. Zhengrong Guan
 Award: American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Travel Award

April Gettelfinger, University of Evansville
Dynamic Immunologic Changes in Organ Compartments of Humanized Sickle Cell Mice”

AG Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Pollock

Minka Gill, University of Evansville
“Effect of Cooking Methods on Oxalate Content of Potatoes”

MG Mentor: Dr. Kyle Wood


Omar Alnajjar, Xavier University – Louisiana
“Defining the Role of Aquaporin-3 Lysine 282 Acetylation”

OA Mentor: Dr. Kelly Hyndman

Alyssa Cole, Xavier University
“Role of Myeloid Heavy Chain Ferritin during Rhabdomylysis-Induced Acute Kidney Injury”

AC Mentor: Dr. Subhashini Bolisetty


Carolyn Young, Allegheny College
“Evidence for endothelin-B receptor control of blood pressure through renal afferent nerves”

CY Mentor: Dr. David Pollock


Rachel Meek, East Tennessee State University
"Endothelin-1 Promotes Renal Iron Deposition in Murine Models of Iron Overload"

RM Mentor: Dr. David Pollock & Dr. Malgorzata Kasztan
 Awards: 3rd Place – UAB Undergraduate Summer Research Expo; American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Travel Award

Kaitlyn Taylor, East Tennessee State University
“Vitamin C Breakdown to Oxalate in Hepg2 Cells”

KT Mentor: Dr. Sonia Fargue