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John S. Poulton, PhD - Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

John S. Poulton, PhD

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Address

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
5021 Burnett-Womack Building
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

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John S. Poulton, PhD

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Glomerular disease, Podocyte biology, Autoimmune disease, ANCA

About

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying normal kidney function and disease states. We are particularly interested in the cell biology of podocytes, a kidney-specific cell type essential for renal filtration, and a common target in many diseases of the kidney. Using the powerful genetic tools available in model organisms such as zebrafish, Drosophila, and yeast, we are identifying the genes and cellular pathways required for kidney function. We are also developing novel screening platforms to characterize the autoantibodies in patients with autoimmune diseases of the kidney, such as ANCA vasculitis. The knowledge we gain from our research will help guide the development of new therapeutic approaches to treat multiple forms of kidney disease.

  • Undergraduate

    Florida State University

  • PhD

    Florida State University