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
January 6, 2017
No Conference
January 13, 2017
Parvin Singhal, MD- Role of Parietal Epithelial Cells in Podocytopathy
January 20, 2017
No Conference
January 27, 2017
Jared Grantham Memorial
February 3, 2017 Mireille El Ters, MD - Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Klotho as Potential Early Biomarkers of PKD Progression
February 10, 2017
Reena Rao, PhD - Tubulo-Interstitial Crosstalk in Renal Fibrosis
February 17, 2017
Samir Garcia, MD - Left Ventricular Assist Device and the Kidney
February 24, 2017 Jose Arruda, MD - Disease Education Deck - Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults: An Overview
March 3, 2017 Mukut Sharam, MD - CLCF1: A Cytokine Protein with a Disorganized Strucutre and Diverse Biological Effects
March 10, 2017 No Conference
March 17, 2017 Darren Wallace, PhD - Periostin Promotes Cyst Growth and Fibrosis in Polycystic Kidney Disease
March 24, 2017 Julie Zhou, PhD - BET Bromodomain Protein Brd4 in Kidney Disease
March 31, 2017 Cassandra Kimber, DO - Let Food be the Medicine and Medicine be the Food Dietary Recommendations for Patients with CKD
April 7, 2017 No Conference - Clinical Symposium
April 14,2017 Anjushree Kumar, MD - Immunity and Immunosuppression
April 21, 2017 Alpha Yap, MD - Mechanochemical Signaling and Epithelial Homeostasis
April 28, 2017 Priyeshkumar Patel, MD - Renal Complication of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
May 5, 2017 No Conference
May 12, 2017 Sumant Chugh, MD
May 19, 2017 James Wetmore, MD
May 26, 2017 Rafael Torosyan, MD
June 2, 2017 TBD
June 9, 2017 No Conference - EAB
June 16, 2017 TBD
June 23, 2017 Kenneth Peterson, PhD
June 30, 2017 Madhulika Sharma, PhD
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