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Biomedical research group to host seminar on kidney research

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Texas A&M University Kingsville’s Biomedical Research Group and biology graduate students are hosting a seminar speaker on the human kidney.

 

Dr. Thomas Carroll will speak on “Defining the role of fibroblast heterogeneity in the kidney form and function” at noon on Friday, Feb 21, in the Peacock Auditorium, located in the Biology-Earth Science Hall Room 100.

 

The seminar topic will include a recent discovery that revealed the fibroblasts of the kidney are molecularly heterogeneous and that the different subsets of fibroblasts generate niches that direct the differentiation and maintenance of the adjacent epithelia and endothelia both during development and  potentially during organ homeostasis.

 

About Thomas Carroll

 

Carroll works on kidney development and kidney disease at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas where he is chair of the Mechanisms of Disease and Translational Science graduate track. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of California and his Doctorate degree from University of Texas at Austin. He did his postdoctoral training at Harvard University and has been employed at UTSW since 2004. He has received several awards from organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Society of Nephrology, Polycystic Kidney Foundations and the American Cancer Society.

 

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