Sumary of Marshall University researcher awarded $1.36 million NIH grant for kidney-related study:
- Pierre was awarded the $1.36 million, four-year grant (R01DK129937) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the regulatory mechanism of salt handling by the kidney and malfunction of this mechanism that compromises the body’s ability to remove salt.
- The new study will draw upon the renowned expertise of Marshall investigators on the signaling and scaffolding function of the Na/K-ATPase protein and its impact on cardiovascular function.
- Edwards School of Medicine with expertise in renal physiology and preclinical studies of Na/K-ATPase receptor function.
- A large part of her research has focused on the signaling function of the Na/K-ATPase and its therapeutic applications in cardiovascular diseases with support from the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.