The basic science laboratory of the division, headed by Dr. Benjamin Canales and Dr. Saeed Khan, has had another stellar year. With continued NIH R01, R03, and K08 funding, they submitted an invited manuscript to Nature Reviews Disease Primers on nephrolithiasis encompassing pathogenesis, surgical treatments, and medical management.
Dr. Canales was a visiting professor at Nagoya City University in April of this year through the AUA/Japanese Urological Association Academic Scholar Exchange Program. He also attended and spoke at the recent NIDDK P20 Directors Meeting in Madison, WI. Dr. Khan gave plenary talks at the 3rd Meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS; Alicante, Spain) and the 13th International Biomineralization Meeting (Granada, Spain).
Through the NIH T32 mechanism, the stone laboratory received funding for the next two years for Dr. Ryan Chastain-Gross and for an additional T32 fellow (TBD). Paul Dominguez Gutierrez, PhD, successfully finished his T32 fellowship focused on the role of macrophages in stone/crystal clearance, and his first manuscript was accepted with revisions in the Journal of Urology. Dr. Dominguez Gutierrez also had abstracts accepted at the 2015 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Annual Meeting and the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) Fall Symposium. He submitted a 2 year Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar grant that we expect will be funded starting July 2016 through June 2018. Good luck Dr. Dominguez Gutierrez!