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Local Traffic 2017

The 16th annual Pittsburgh Symposium on Intracellular Membrane Traffic took place on Thursday May 4, 2017 hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Biological Sciences. The event took place at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium starting off the day with student and fellow presentations, including Cary R. Boyd-Shiwarski’s presentation on “KS-WNK1 is Required for WNK Body Formation in Response to Potassium Stress” and Marianela Dalghi’s presentation on “RAB27B Requirement for Stretch-regulated Exocytosis in Bladder Umbrella Cells”. As the morning session concluded, the poster session began showcasing over 30 posters. The day concluded with faculty presentations from members of CMU, Drexel, University of Pittsburgh, NIH, and our Keynote Speaker Erik Jorgensen. Dr. Jorgensen visits us from University of Utah and presented “Ultrafast Synaptic Vesicle Endocytosis”. More information about Local Traffic can be found at

Weisz Lab Paper Chosen for AP Select

The Weisz Lab recently published the article entitled “Hemoglobin inhibits albumin uptake by proximal tubule cells: implications for sickle cell disease” in the American Journal of Physiology -Cell Physiology.  This paper was chosen to be listed in the May 2017 edition of APSselect where the American Physiological Society editorial team selects the top articles published across their 10 research journals.  Additionally, figure 6 was selected as Image of the Week on American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology’s social media accounts for the week of March 31, 2017.

Check out the links below to AJP Twitter and Facebook pages if you would like to see the posts for the paper!

7th Annual Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

Please save the date of Thursday, October 19, 2017 for the 7th Annual Acute Kidney Injury Symposium to be held at the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower South Conference Room 120

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