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Stuart Dryer Awarded 4-Year, $1.3 Million NIH Grant

Stuart Dryer  
Stuart Dryer studies the effects of TRPC6 on kidney function.  

Stuart Dryer, professor of biology and biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was recently awarded a $1.3 million dollar grant to research the possible therapeutic targets for kidney disease. His grant, from the National Institute of Health, will allow in-depth analysis of the effects of TRPC6 on kidney function.

When TRPC6 becomes more active in the human body, it can lead the kidney to develop scar tissue which inhibits its function. Dr. Dryer hopes that his work studying the role of TRPC6 and its interaction with a protien called podocin will convince drug companies to fund and pursue viable therapeutic options for TRPC6 and TRPC6 inhibitors. Read the Full Story

Faculty Thanks

  Maria Gonzalez
  Maria Gonzalez, associate professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

To Dr. Maria Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of English:

"Thank you for encouraging us graduate students in your Mexican American Literature course last fall to submit proposals to conferences in the field. I presented at the Mundo Zurdo conference in Austin in May, and it was a phenomenal experience -- I learned a lot at that interdisciplinary conference.

I also submitted my paper from that conference - "Enacting a Critical Pedagogy of Amasamiento in the First-Year Writing Class" (which was also the final paper I wrote for your course) - to SSGA's El Mundo Zurdo 5, and it was accepted for publication! Thanks again for pushing us toward presenting and, ultimately, publication - I'm very grateful for your guidance and encouragement on this project."

- Elizabeth Keating, Ph.D. student in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy, Department of English

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