Year 2018
Tulane Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence (THRCE) Thursday Seminar Schedule




January 11, 2018

Hongbing Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and kidney development.

February 22, 2018

Benard O. Oogola, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology,
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

GPER Attenuates Angiotensin II‐Induced Oxidative Stress via cAMPMediated
Regulation of NOX4.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Special THRCE Seminar in honor of WORLD KIDNEY DAY 2018

Paul W. Sanders, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine,
University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Division of Nephrology, Birmingham, AL.

Dietary Salt Intake and Hypertension: role of the Endothelium and Kidney.

March 22, 2018

Robert M. Carey, MD., M.A.C.P., F.A.H.A., F.R.C.P.I.
Professor of Medicine,
Dean, Emeritus, School of Medicine,
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
University of Virginia Health System,
Charlottesville, VA

Role of AT2 receptors in cardiovascular and renal regulation.

April 5, 2018

Jia L. Zhuo, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology,
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.

Roles of Proximal Tubule NHE3 in Angiotensin II-Dependent Hypertension: An Active Player or A Passive Bystander?

May 10, 2018 **

Martha Franco Guevara, MD
Science Investigator in Medicine,
Department of Nephrology,
National Institute of Cardiology,
Mexico City, Mexico.

ATP and activation of P2X renal receptors: A new concept in the pathophysiology of renal injury in hypertension.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 **

Adis Tasanarong, MD., Ph.D 
Professor & Nephrologist,
Vice Dean for Research Affairs and Innovation,
Chulabhorn International College of Medicine
at Thammasat University,
Pathumthani, Thailand.

Acute Kidney Injury in Cardiovascular Procedure: Role of Novel Prevention Protocol.

August 23, 2018

Chih-Hong Wang, PH.D 
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biological Sciences & Technology,
National Chiao Tung University,
Hsichu, Taiwan.

Inhibition of renin angiotensin system causes severe anemia due to hypothyroidism.

October 15, 2018 **

Jointly Sponsored by THRCE & the Department of Physiology

James Stockand, PhD
Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology,
University of Texas,
San Antonio, Texas

Disruption of Purinergic Control of Sodium Excretion Intrinsic to the Distal Nephron Causes Salt‐Sensitive Hypertension.

October 22, 2018 **

Jointly Sponsored by THRCE & the Department of Physiology

David E. Stec, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Mississippi Medical Center,
Jackson, MS

Bilirubin and Biliverdin Reductase in Metabolic Disease.

November 11, 2018 **

Jointly Sponsored by THRCE & the Department of Physiology

Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD

Professor of Medicine,
Director, Kidney Research Institute,
Co‐Director, Center for Dialysis Innovation,
Joseph W. Eschbach MD Endowed Chair for Kidney Research,
Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Nephrology,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Human Kidney on a Chip for Disease Modeling and Toxicity Testing.

**Not our normally scheduled day**

Thursday Conferences are held in the Tulane Medical School Building, Room 4700 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm unless otherwise stated.