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Marie Curie Grant

Fellowship for Sara Roig Merino

Sara 14 Feb 2019

Sara Roig Merino, theme Renal Disorders, has been awarded a Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowship. Sara will work with Prof. Hoenderop, Department of Physiology, and collaborate with Prof. Peters from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).

The project Flow-stimulated ion channel signaling in renal epithelia is designed to decipher the role of fluid shear stress (FSS) on the modulation of electrolyte reabsorption in the nephron. The aim is to elucidate the molecular mechanism governing the adaptation of different nephron segments to the highly variable FSS taking place in the kidney. The absence of specific mechanosensors in the nephron lead to the development of renal pathologies. Thus, outcomes of this project will provide more information about FSS influence on electrolyte reabsorption, providing a greater understanding on the pathological consequences upon insensitivity to FSS.

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships are Europe's most competitive and prestigious awards, and are aimed to boost scientific career development. In her project, Sara will connect her biophysical and microscopic imaging background on ion channels physiology with Prof. Hoenderop's expertise in renal electrolyte reabsorption.


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