Kimberly Fisher Atkinson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacy
Chapman University, Irvine, CA
Ph.D., Molecular Medicine and Translational Science Graduate
Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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.