Sullivan Conference

Sullivan Conference Formal Seminar Series

The Sullivan Conference Formal Seminar Series was started in 1967 by Dr. Lawrence Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Physiology, as an informal renal journal club to provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows a venue to present research papers. This weekly meeting has evolved into an interdisciplinary research conference attended by faculty, students and fellows from Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pathology, Nephrology and Pediatric departments.

Today, it is the foremost conference of the Kidney Institute and is intended to showcase the state-of-the-art clinical and basic science advances in nephrology. Attendance is expected by all clinical and research faculty, fellows, residents and students on service. The speakers include invited national and international visiting professors, and division and Kidney Institute faculty. In addition, each fellow is expected to present one conference yearly under the guidance of a faculty-mentor. 


Conferences are held in the Jared Grantham Conference Room, 6016 Wahl Hall East, Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Date Speaker
July 8, 2016
Alan Yu, MBBS - Models of Disease Progression and Clinical Trials: Current Challenges in PKD Research
July 15, 2016
Katalin Suszdak, MD, PhD - APOL1 Variants: From Parasites to Kidney Function to Cardiovascular Disease
July 22, 2016
Amna Ilahe, MD - Kidney Allocation System
July 29, 2016
Chris Ward, MBBS, PhD - Polycystic Ligands
August 5, 2016 Deepika Polineni, MD 
August 12, 2016
John Miles, MD - Continous Renal Replacement Therapy: A Contributor to Overfeeding and a Cause of Hyperglycemia in the Critically Ill
August 19, 2016
Andrew Sauer, MD - Introduction to VAD Therapy
August 26, 2016 Benjamin Freedman, PhD - Human Kidney Organoids from iPS Cells; Modeling Disease and Therapy
September 2, 2016 No Conference
September 9, 2016 No Conference
September 16, 2016 Thomas Kleyman, MD - Regulation of Renal Ion Channels by External Cues
September 23,2016 Xiaogang Li, PhD - Robo2 Signaling Regulates Epithelial Development and Ciliogenesis
September 30, 2016 Dale Abrahamson, PhD - The Glomerular Filtration Barrier Debate: Fallacies, Fads, and Facts
October 7, 2016 Katherine Swenson-Fields, PhD - MCP-1 Deficiency Promotes Survival in a Mouse Model of PKD via Unexpected Mechanisms
October 14, 2016 Jason Stubbs, MD - TMAO and Cardiovascular Disease in CKD
October 21, 2016 Sharon Moe, MD - Calcium in all the Wrong Places
October 28, 2016 Leo Tsiokas, PhD - Wnt/Ca2+ Signaling in ADPKD
November 4, 2016 No Conference - ASN Practice
November 11, 2016 No Conference - Veterans Day
November 18, 2016 No Conference - ASN
November 25, 2016 No Conference - Thanksgiving
December 2, 2016 Stephen Parnell, PhD - Effect of Re-Expression of Polycystin-1 in Cystic Kidneys
December 9, 2016 Pam Tran, PhD - 
December 16, 2016 TBA
December 23, 2016 No Conference - Christmas
December 30, 2016 No Conference - New Years
Last modified: Nov 30, 2016
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