Nephrology Open Journal

Editorial Board


Nephrology - Open Journal


               Editor-in-Chief

Rujun Gong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension
Rhode Island Hospital
Brown University School of Medicine
Middle House Suite 301
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903, USA

Dr. Gong is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Physician Scientist at the Nephrology Division of Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Gong earned his MD degree from Nanjing University School of Medicine in Nanjing, China. He received his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship training at the Jinling Hospital of Nanjing University, where he gained extensive experience in glomerulonephritis, transplantation immunology, renal pathology and molecular nephrology. Afterwards, he earned his doctorate in Renal Physiology in 2001 under the mentorship of Drs. Zhihong Liu and Leishi Li, the thesis being “Epistasis in common kidney diseases”. He joined the full-time faculty at Brown University after completing postdoctoral research training with Dr. Lance Dworkin in 2004. Dr. Gongs research interests center on pathogenesis and therapy of glomerulopathies, in particular podocytopathies; and pathogenic mechanisms of renal fibrogenesis and inflammation. His other research interests include epistasis in common kidney diseases; immunopathogenesis of lupus nephritis; and mechanisms of acute and chronic kidney injury, repair and regeneration. His research has been well funded by the US National Institutes of Health, private foundations and industry, and has been very active and productive with over 50 original peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as book chapters and patents.


               Associate Editors

Soundarapandian (Vijay) Vijayakumar, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University
USA


Dr. Kumar served as the Assistant Professor of Pediatrics as well as of Pharmacology & Physiology at the University of Rochester. During his tenure at the University of Rochester, he developed an independent research project investigating the role of extracellular matrix in Polycystic Kidney Disease, and mentored undergraduate and high school research students. He has held research positions at the Columbia University in the City of New York as well as the University of Texas South-western Medical Center, Dallas, TX. As a young scientist, He has spent time at the University of Ulm, Germany and International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy. He has published in several leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Cell Biology and Journal of Clinical Investigation, primarily on the role of hens in acid-base physiology.
He has extraordinary interest in STEM education and interdisciplinary thought. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Bryant & Stratton College, Henrietta and at the College of Mount Saint Vincent at Bronx, NY. He routinely participates in the First Lego League events primarily in the Judging area as well as in the NYC Science & Engineering Fair. He is devoted to making concepts easily understandable to students, active learning strategies and mentoring.

Rudolf Fluckiger, PhD

Instructor Harvard Medical School Boston
Brigham & Womens Hospital
Orthopaedic Research (Retired)
Founder: NOVACULE, LLC
2587 Albany Street, West Hartford
CT 06117, USA


EDUCATION:

• (1973), dipl. natw, ETH-Zurich MS thesis Investigations on the reaction mechanism of saccharase-isomaltase” Supervisors A Cogoli & G Semenza
• (1977) PhD thesis Struktur, Funktion und Synthese von Hämoglobin A1c from University Basel; Supervisors: KH Winterhalter & MM Burger
• (1977), Licensure to teach chemistry at college level. Based on course in pedagogics and substitute teaching.
• (1988), venia docendi in Clinical Biochemistry
• (1978-1981), Postdoctoral stay at Childrens Hospital Boston with KH Gabbay for work on protein glycation, and Prof. PM Gallop for MS detection of boron-reprivatized polar compounds


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

• (1981-1987), Head of Diabetology laboratory at the ZLF, University Clinics Basel
In 2000, He joined Dr. Erdjan Salih at Childrens Hospital, Boston, to define the sites of post-translational modification of bone phosphoproteins and determined their biological role. This effort completed in 2003, he joined the Department of Orthopedic Research at Brigham and Womens Hospital to perform proteomic studies with SELDI-TOF MS on cell extracts of antigen presenting cells.
When he learned in 2000 of the finding of Prof. Ryser of a new potential drug target on CD4 that could be exploited for the development of novel HIV entry inhibitors, he started to seek funding for an HIV entry drug discovery effort which was so far unsuccessful. My goal is tohave an commercial HIV entry inhibitor on the market that will allow HIV to get eradicated within my life-time.
Most recently he developed a therapeutic formulation that suppresses the pain of peripheral neuropathy by preventing the activation of Transient Receptor Potential Receptor (TRP) ion channels without side effects by treating the pain of our chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. This finding has wide ranging therapeutic applications. TRP-channels are involved in: All types of neuropathies (diabetic, uremic, heavy metal poisoning; Ischemic/reperfusion injuries (stroke/sports injuries like concussions, HIV patients on retroviral therapy); Autism; Epilepsy; Migraine; Asthma; Respiratory syndrome (in viral infections, like enterovirus D-68, MERS/SARS/Hanta virus); Post-traumatic stress; Tinnitus; Bone pain in orthopedic surgery; Alzheimers disease; Hypertension; Immunity enhanced conditions (diabetes, obesity ALS); Arthritic pain; Gastrointestinal mucosal disorders (Crohns, esophageal); Brain Function (dream activity); Longevity; Ocular (glaucoma, macular degeneration); Multiple sclerosis; Skin (fibromyalgia, rosacea); Cancer; Cystic fibrosis.

Zhousheng Xiao, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Nephrology- Medicine
University of Tennesse- Health Science Center
19S Manassas Street, CRB362; Memphis
TN 38103, USA

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

• 1987: MD (Medicine), Nanhua University, School of Medicine, Hunan, China
• 1992: MS (Cardiovascular Pharmacology), Central South University, Xiangya School of Medicine, Hunan, China
• 1995-1996: Post-Doctoral training (Pharmcogenetics), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, North Carolina, USA
• 1996-1999: Post-Doctoral training (bone biology), Duke University Medical Center, Neprology/ Medicine, North Carolina, USA
• 2003: PhD (Molecular Pharmacology and Bone Biology), Duke University Medical Center/Central South University, Xiangya School of Medicine, Hunan, China


POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT:

• (1987-1992): Teaching and Research Assistant, Pharmacology, Hunan Medical University
• (1992-1995): Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Hunan Medical University
• (1995-1996): Postdoctoral, Human Metabolic Section, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
• (1996-1999): Post-doctoral, Nephrology/Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
• (1999-2001): Associate Professor, Pharmacology /Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University
• (2001-2004): Research Assistant Professor, Nephrology/Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
• (2004-2009): Research Assistant Professor, the Kidney Institute/Internal Medicine, KU Medical Center
• (2009-2010): Research Associate Professor, the Kidney Institute/Internal Medicine, KU Medical Center
• (2009- present): Associate Professor, Nephrology/Medicine, Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center

Ying-Yong Zhao, PhD, MD

Professor
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The School of Life Sciences
Northwest University
No. 229 Taibai North Road
Xian, Shaanxi 710069, China


Educational Background

• 05/2014-05/2015: Visiting Scholar, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, USA (Dr. Nosratola D Vaziri lab)
• 07/2012-08/2014: Post doctor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, The Fourth Military Medicinal University, China
• 09/2007-07/2010: PhD, MD, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The School of Life Sciences, Northwest University, China


Professional Experience

• 05/2012-Present: Associate Professor
• 12/2011-Present: Research Director for Doctoral Degree and Master Degree
• 07/2010-04/2012: Lecturer
• 07/2010-Present: Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The School of Life Sciences, Northwest University, China

Nikolaos Skartsis, MD, PhD

Clinical Instructor
Department of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
521 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0532
San Francisco, CA 94143, USA


I obtained my MD/ PhD from University of Patras Medical School-affiliate of John’s Hopkins Medical School. Pursued Post-Doc research fellowship in transplant immunology at Harvard Medical School. Completed Internal Medicine Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center before undertaking fellowship training in Nephrology at the University of California San Francisco.


               Editors


Raouf A. Khalil, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Division of Vascular Surgery
Brigham and Womens Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA


EDUCATION


• (1976) Degree MBBCh (MD Equiv)Institution Cairo University, School of Medicine Discipline Medicine
• (1983) MS. Assiut University, School of Medicine Pharmacology
• (1989) PhD Univ of Miami School of Medicine Pharmacology


POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING


• (1977-1978) Intern Medicine Kasr El-Eini Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
• (1978-1980) Resident Medicine Ministry of Public Health, Egypt
• (1980-1985) Trainee Pharmacology Assiut University, School of Medicine, Assiut, Egypt
• (1985-1989) Trainee Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
• (1989-1991) Research Fellow Physiology in Medicine Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Adel E. Berbari, MD

Professor
Department of Medicine and Physiology
Director
Nephrology and Hypertension Laboratory
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon


EDUCATION


Undergraduate


• BSc, American University of Beirut (1955)
• MD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (1959)


Postgraduate


Residency training


• Internal Medicine (1959-1963)
• American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon


Fellowship


• Nephrology/Hypertension (1963-1966)
• Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS


• Research Associate and Director, Hypertension Laboratory, (1966-1967)
• Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Professor of Medicine / Physiology, (1977-Present)
• American University Medical Center Chairman, Department of Physiology, (1968-1969)
• American University Medical Center Chairman, Department of Medicine, (1999-2000)
• American University Medical Center Chairman, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, (1985-1993)
• Lebanese University, Beirut Head, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension, (1977-2002)
• Head, Division of Hypertension/Vascular Medicine (2002-Present)

Ashraf MA Bakr, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Nephrology Unit
Mansoura Faculty of Medicine
Mansoura University Childrens Hospital
Mansoura, Daqahlia 35516, Egypt


MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

• M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery), 1985, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine. Excellent degree with honor. (The première of the class)
• M Sc (Master of Pediatrics), 1990, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine. Excellent degree
• MD (Doctorate of Pediatrics), 1994, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine


CLINICAL TRAINING AND SCIENTIFIC VISITS:

• Resident of Pediatrics, Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt (9/1988-2/1991)
• Trainee, Nephrology Unit, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura, Egypt. (11/1991-5/1992)
• Fellow of Pediatrics, Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt (2/1991-1/1995)
• Research Fellow, Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. Bronx, New York, USA (11/1992-1/1994)
• Visiting consultant, Pediatric Nephrology unit, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK (7/2003-8/2003 )


CURRENT POSITION:

• Prof of Pediatrics, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt
• Chief, Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Mansoura University Childrens Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt


TRAINING COURSES:

IN THE FIELD OF PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY:

• Basics of renal replacement therapy. European Pediatric Dialysis Working Group, Istanbul, Turkey, 10/9/2005
• Principles and problems of renal replacement therapy. European Pediatric Dialysis Working Group, Altavilla Milicia – Italy, 7 October 2006


IN THE FIELD OF HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT:

• Training Program of Research Projects and Computer Applications. 6/1/2004–10/2/2004
• The modern management of medical organization. Mansoura, Egypt 3-7/4/2004


OTHERS:

• FLDP training courses. Mansoura University, Mansoura Egypt, 13/10 – 21/12-2004
• Peer reviewing of new educational programs. Ministry of Higher Education, Mansoura University, 26-27/8/2008
• How to perform self study in a educational institute. National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education. Mansoura 13-17/12/2009
• External evaluation of a educational institute. National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education. Mansoura 20-24/12/2009


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

• Ass. Lecturer in Pediatrics, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt (2/1991-1/1995)
• Lecturer in Pediatrics, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine. Mansoura, Egypt. (2/1995–2/2000)
• Ass. Prof. of Pediatrics, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt. (3/2000-4/2005)
• Prof. of Pediatrics, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt. (5/2005-Present)

Khuloud Shukha, MD

Clinical Fellow in Nephrology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
185 Pilgrim Rd - Farr 833
Boston, MA 02215, USA


Dr. Shukha studied medicine in the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in Haifa, Israel, when she graduated in 2009. Then, travelled to Boston where she did her residency in internal medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital and currently is in the Midst of her Nephrology training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is also working under Dr. Martin Pollak on Apol1, the gene linked to Kidney Disease in African Americans.

Parta Hatamizadeh, MD

Clinical Lecturer
Division of Nephrology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
3914 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., SPC 5364
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5364, USA


Dr. Modestino is a Multimodal Neuroimaging Expert. He has used Neuroimaging (fMRI, fcMRI, DTI, SPECT) and Electrophysiology (EEG, SC, and plethysmography) as tools to study cognition, attention, perception, and altered states of consciousness, with a particular interest in Psychopathologies (ADHD, Narcolepsy, and Parkinsons disease). He plans to study the connection between ADHD and Narcolepsy within the framework of RDS using a connectomic approach, combining Neuroimaging and Genetic screening. He is a Research Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Laura Lyngby Mulloy, DO, FACP, FASN

Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Faculty Development
Chief Section of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation Medicine
Georgia Regents University
Nephrology BA 9413
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA, USA


Dr. Mulloy serves as Vice-Chair, Clinical Affairs and Faculty Development, of the Department of Medicine and Section Chief of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplant Medicine. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a rotating internship at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Medical Center, followed by internal medicine training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Yale University affiliated Waterbury Hospital Health Center. She then completed her nephrology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia prior to joining the faculty in 1990. Dr. Mulloy is a fellow and member of the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and is on the American Society of Transplantation Fellowship Accreditation Committee. She serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia. Her research interests include clinical investigation of immunosuppressive therapies for renal transplantation, and hypertension in chronic kidney disease. She is the Co-PI for the NIH sponsored SPRINT protocol for evaluation blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Mulloy directed the MCG nephrology fellowship training program from 1991-2007 and served as Section Chief since 1998. She was appointed Interim Chair for the Department of Medicine from 2006-2008 where she implemented a successful a mentoring and development program for junior faculty that continues to flourish. Program participants have had more scholarly activity, and the program has enhanced academic and promotional activity of junior and senior faculty. Dr. Mulloy is active in medical education at multiple levels, serving as course director for the James B. Hudson Nephrology Update, and the Alan Roberts Mini-medical School conference, and Co-Director for the Primacy and Family Practice Symposium & Internal Medicine Update courses for GRU.
Dr. Mulloy is very active in MCG Faculty Governance, serving on the: Faculty Senate, the MCG Executive Committee, the MCG Promotion and Tenure Committee, and the MCG Faculty Development Committees. She is the current Chair of the Georgia Regents University Faculty Senate.
Dr. Mulloy maintains an active clinical practice in the care of renal transplant recipients and those with chronic kidney disease. She is a certified Hypertension Specialist & treats patients with resistant hypertension. She attends on the GRU renal inpatient medical service as well as staff nephrology/ transplant clinics at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is the Medical Director for the GRU Executive Wellness Program, which provides concierge/customized medical care for patients in a boutique setting.

Shibin Cheng, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Women and Infants Hospital
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
USA


EDUCATION


• (2002), PhD in Neuroscience, Department of Neuroanatomy, Kagoshima University, Japan
• (1991), MS in Physiology, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), China
• (1988), MD, B.S. in Medicine, Wannan Medical College, China


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS


(2013-Present), Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Women & Infants Hospital, Brown University
• (2011-2013), Assistant Professor of Medicine (research), Division of Hematology & Oncology, Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, RI
• (2009-2010), Visiting Scholar, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University, RI
• (2002-2003), Special Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
• (1993-1998), Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Sun Yat-sen University, PRC
• (1991-1993), Instructor, Department of Physiology, Sun Yat-sen University, PRC

Sumit Lal, PhD

Junior Faculty (Instructor) in Medicine
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
221 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5730, USA


Dr. Lal is an expert in the field of inorganic nanomedicine. Dr. Lal has generated more than 20 research articles and participated in more than $1M funding in the past 5 years. He is the recipient of prestigious John Gavin Fellowship by Genesis Energy, New Zealand in 2012. To-date, he has been awarded $590,000 in the form of 8 funding awards that include competitively won fellowships and scholarships. Dr. Lal is on the editorial board of Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, OMICS (Impact factor (IF): 2.3) and Research Journal of Materials Research and Technology, Elsevier (IF: 1.5). He is also peer reviewer for more than 10 journals including Biomaterials (IF: 8.5), Nature Biotechnology (IF: 31) and Advance functional Materials (IF: 10). Dr. Lal is presently a Junior Faculty at Harvard Medical School. Prior to this, he completed three postdoctoral assignments (fellowships) at The Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School and Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Womens Hospital. He holds PhD in Chemistry from, New Zealands leading, The University of Auckland.


EMPLOYMENT


Academic Positions


• Junior Faculty (Instructor / Lecturer), Department of Medicine, Harvard University(August 2012-present)
• Research fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard University.(November 2011- July 2012)
• Research fellow, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. (September 2009-October 2011)
• Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, The University of Auckland.(August 2004-January 2007)
• Non Academic (Industry) Appointments Doctoral Fellow, Fonterra co-operative Ltd, Hamilton, New Zealand (March 2007-August 2009)
• Research Associate, Climate Coatings Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand (August 2005 Jan 2006)
• Summer Research Fellow, LG Chemicals Ltd, Daejon, South Korea (May 2003-July 2003)

Yutang Wang, PhD

Senior Lecturer
School of Applied and Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Technology
Federation University Australia
Mt Helen, VIC, 3353, Australia


EDUCATION


• (2000-2003) PhD. Major Physiology. Department of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
• (1997-2000) Masters Degree in Medicine. Major: Pharmacology. Department of Pharmacology, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, Beijing, China
• (1993-1997) Bachelors Degree in Science. Major: Pharmaceutics. Department of Pharmacology, Shandong University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, Jinan, China


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


• (September 2014-Present) Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, School of Applied and Biomedical Sciences, Federation University Australia, Mt Helen, Australia
• (August 2011-August 2014) Postdoctoral Scientist, Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
• (October 2006-July 2011) Postdoctoral Scientist, Centre for Vascular Research, Discipline of Pathology, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
• (August 2004-October 2006) Postdoctoral Scientist, Centre for Vascular Research, Department of Pathology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Milagros D. Samaniego, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney and Kidney Pancreas Transplantation
University of Michigan
3914D Taubman Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5364, USA


EDUCATION


• (07/1976-03/1984), MD, Degree MD Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Panama, Panama City, Panama


POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING


• (04/1984-03/1989), Residency, Internal Medicine, General Hospital of the Social Security Fund, Panama City, Republic of Panama
• (06/1990-06/1991), Internship, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
• (07/1991-06/1993), Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
• (07/1993-06/1994), Residency, Chief Medical Resident Internal Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
• (07/1994-06/1995), Fellowship, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Medical School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
• (07/1995-06/1996), Fellowship, Senior Clinical Fellow, The John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
• (07/1996-06/1997), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Immunopathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Muhammad Raza Mustafa, MD, MBBS

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Section of Nephrology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
4th Floor HSCN Rm 4092
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA


EDUCATION


• Pre-medical training, Govt. College of Science Malir Cantt, Karachi, Pakistan, (1990-1992)
• MD, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, (1993-1998)
• Medical House Officer, Civil Hospital Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan, (1998-1999)
• Surgical House Officer, Civil Hospital Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan, (1999)
• Registered Medical Officer, Private practice, Karachi, Pakistan, (2001-2002)
• Critical Care Residency, Sind Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan, (2002-2003)
• Internal Medicine Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Bronx VA Hospital, Bronx, NY, (2003-2006)
• Nephrology Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi Medical Center), Bronx, NY, (2006-2008)

Chandni Joshi, MPH/MHM, MIPH, BPH

Research Officer
Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia


Chandni Joshi is involved in research and evaluation on Health Literacy, Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease, Refugee Health and Indigenous Health at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Australia. Previously, she worked for two years with marginalised and culturally and linguistically diverse people in rural Nepal as a monitoring and evaluation officer. She has a Master of Public Health/Health Management from UNSW Australia and is a recipient of the Australian Government Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award.
Chandni Joshi is passionate about health and equity for the disadvantaged population and has an extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews in primary health care and equityusing both qualitative and quantitative data. She has presented her literature reviews in national conferences and has published one of her work in a peer-reviewed journal as the lead author.
Apart from research, Chandni joshi has practical experience in the areas of project planning, monitoring and management. Exposure to these areas has underpinned the development of transferable skills in relation to ensuring high quality research practice and project management, negotiation, team work and communication.

Javier Triñanes, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Division of Nephrology
Department of Internal Medicine
Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands


Education and training

2009-2013
University of La Laguna
Biomedical research: cardiovascular complications of kidney disease and diabetes. Doctorate (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences

2008-2009
University of La Laguna
Master (MSc) Degree in Biomedicine

2001-2006
University of La Laguna
Bachelor (BSc) in Biology: with the specialties of Molecular Biology and Public Health Biology