Faculty Mentors

T32 Training Grant: Kidney Disease & Inflammation

Executive Committee

Mark D. Okusa, MD
Director, John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Division Chief, Nephrology

Didier Portilla, MD
Associate Director
Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology/CIIR

Gary K. Owens, PhD
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

James C. Garrison, II, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology

Coleen McNamara, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Shu Man Fu, MD, PhD
Margaret M. Trolinger Professor of Rheumatology

Mentors – Kidney Disease Pathogenesis

Medicine/Nephrology
Kambiz Kalantari, MD, M.Sc.
Peter I. Lobo, MD
Mark D. Okusa, MD

Medicine/Endocrinology
Helmy M. Siragy, MD
Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP
Michael O. Thorner, DSc, FACP, MACP, MBBS

Pediatrics/Nephrology
R. Ariel Gomez, MD
Robert L. Chevalier, MD

Mentors – Patient-Oriented Research

Medicine/Endocrinology
Eugene J. Barrett, MD, PhD
Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP
Michael O. Thorner, DSc, FACP, MACP, MBBS

Medicine/Nephrology
Kambiz Kalantari, MD, MSc

Public Health Sciences
Mark R. Conaway, PhD

Center for Public Health Genomics
Steven S. Rich, PhD
Michele Sale, PhD

External Advisory Committee

David J. Salant, MD
Division Chief, Division of Nephrology
Boston Medical Center

John R. Sedor, MD
Vice President for Research
MetroHealth System
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH

Thomas M. Coffman, MD
Division Chief, Nephrology
Department of Medicine
Duke University, Durham, NC

Mentors – Basic Science in Inflammation
Diabetes/Vascular Biology/Cell Signaling

Medicine/Rheumatology
Shu Man Fu, MD, PhD

Medicine/Nephrology/CIIR
Michael G. Brown, PhD

Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
Gary K. Owens, PhD
Coleen A. McNamara, MD

Medicine/Endocrinology
Eugene J. Barrett, MD, PhD

Pathology/Beirne Carter Center of Immunology
Thomas J. Braciale, MD, PhD
Ken Tung, MD

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Mark Yeager, MD, Chair
Avril Somlyo, PhD

Microbiology/Beirne Carter Center of Immunology
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
Victor H. Engelhard, PhD
Marcie McDuffie, PhD

Medicine/Cardiology
Coleen A. McNamara, MD
Brian Annex, MD

Pharmacology
James C. Garrison, PhD
Kevin R. Lynch, PhD

Markey Center for Cell Signaling
David L. Brautigan, PhD