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Chugh, Sumant S., MD, FASN

Principal Investigator,
Glomerular Disease Therapeutics Laboratory
Professor of Medicine,
Division of Nephrology, THT 611L
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1900 University Boulevard,
Birmingham AL 35294

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Research Interests:
¬†¬† –¬†investigation of disease mechanisms in nephrotic syndrome
– development of novel therapeutics for minimal change disease, focal sclerosis, non-HIV collapsing glomerulopathy, and diabetic nephropathy
– identification of a circulating proteome involved in nephrotic syndrome

My lab has developed transgenic rats that selectively overexpress key nephrotic syndrome related proteins in the podocyte or the adipocyte. We use these transgenic rats to develop or prove new therapeutic strategies, or backcrossing into genetic rat models of glomerular disease.


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RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.