Kimberly Day Fisher, PhD
Postdoc Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
PhD Molecular Medicine and Translational Science 2006-2012
Wake Forest School of Medicine
B.S. Biology, B.S. Genetics, University of Georgia, 2006
Advisor: Thomas DuBose, M.D.: Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
Current Research: My research focuses on Pyk2, an acid-activated protein in the medullary collecting duct. We hypothesize that in response to small decreases in systemic pH, this protein activates a MAPK signaling pathway that regulates H+ transport across the apical membrane of Type A (acid-secreting) intercalated cells.
Poster presentation at the 2010 meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) at Guilford College, Greensboro, NC.
Poster presentation at the Gordon Research Conference – ‘Phosphorylation-mediated signaling networks’ in Biddeford, ME June 2010.