Basic Research

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Christopher Wilcox and William Welch’s Laboratory

  • Pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension.
  • Mechanism of renal adaptation to high salt intake.
  • Role of nitric oxide and oxidative stress in regulation of blood pressure and kidney function.
  • Mechanisms of progressive loss of kidney funtion in models of chronic kidney disease.
  • Role of isoprostanes, adenosine and vasoconstrictor prostaglandins in tubuloglomerular CKD and hypertension.
  • Regulation of renal oxygenation.
  • Studies of the isolated perfused renal afferent arterioles and mesenteric resistance vessels.
  • Renal myogenic and autoregulatory responses.
  • Signal by microRNAs.
  • Novel diuretic drugs.
  • Novel antioxidant drugs.


Kathryn Sandberg's Laboratory

  • Interaction of sex hormones with the renin angiotensin system.
  • G protein-coupled receptors.
  • Post-transcriptional regulation.