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Recent Publications

APOL1 Kidney Risk Variants and Long-Term Kidney Function in Healthy Middle-Aged Black Individuals: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Monday, May 27, 2024
Mona D Doshi
CONCLUSIONS: Among middle-aged individuals, APOL1 genotype does not appear to be a major driver of future risk of kidney disease.

Modulation of the Immunological Milieu in Acute Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Potential Role of Monocytes Through CXCL10 Secretion

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Sebastian Sanchez
Emerging evidence indicates that aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) elicits a response from both innate and adaptive immune systems. An upregulation of CD8 + CD161 + cells has been observed in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after aSAH, yet the precise role of these cells in the context of aSAH is unkown. CSF samples from patients with aSAH and non-aneurysmal SAH (naSAH) were analyzed. Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq) was performed on CD8 + CD161 + sorted samples from aSAH patients....

Screening of Living Kidney Donors for Genetic Diseases: CON

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Christie P Thomas
No abstract

Keratinocyte FABP5-VCP complex mediates recruitment of neutrophils in psoriasis

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Jiaqing Hao
One of the hallmarks of intractable psoriasis is neutrophil infiltration in skin lesions. However, detailed molecular mechanisms of neutrophil chemotaxis and activation remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate a significant upregulation of epidermal fatty acid binding protein (E-FABP, FABP5) in the skin of human psoriasis and psoriatic mouse models. Genetic deletion of FABP5 in mice by global knockout and keratinocyte conditional (Krt6a-Cre) knockout, but not myeloid cell conditional (LysM-Cre)...

Genetic testing in the evaluation of recipient candidates and living kidney donors

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Brian K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the role of genetic testing in the evaluation of kidney transplant candidates and living donors who may be at risk for heritable kidney disease. We focus our discussion on monogenic diseases, excluding renal diseases that have complex polygenic influences. Adoption of new technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) with comprehensive gene panels has greatly enabled access to genetic testing recently; yet transplant...


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Molecular Medicine Interdisciplinary Program Thesis Defense Seminar: Nicholas Scalora

Monday, July 15, 2024 8:30am
Medical Education Research Facility
Nicholas Scalora will present about his thesis -  “Elucidating the Mechanisms of EHE Transformation”
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Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Basic - Online Version (Zoom)

Monday, July 15, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

REDCap Advanced Training

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
This is the fourth step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will cover advanced features such as: • Importing data from csv • Ways to customize your data entry experience with form display logic • Making your forms more dynamic and personalized with context aware smart variables • Sending automated, conditional email alerts • Ensuring data is high quality by executing data quality rules, creating data missingness codes, and opening data queries • And more This training is a demo and not hands-on. After this training, you will have an advanced understanding of REDCap. Register by clicking the virtual event link above or by going here: https://redcap.link/icts_training