Mission & VisionOur lab strives to create an environment where scientific research is conducted in a rigorous and procedural manner.
Our lab strives to create an environment where scientific research is conducted in a rigorous and procedural manner. We are here to train the next generation of scientists using a stepwise methodological approach to solve the scientific questions they are asking. Our pipeline for research methodology is described below and based on 7 pillars that support our ongoing research.
- Ask key fundamental and/or public-health relevant question (the Q)
- Define the hypothesis to address our question (the H)
- Adjust our hypothesis to meet the missing gap in the literature (the G)
- Choose the-up-to-date and relevant technical approach to test our hypothesis (the T)
- Pick the state-of-the art and physiologically relevant model to address the question (the M)
- Test our hypothesis by performing well-designed experiments (the E)
- Assess the clinical relevance of our findings (the C)
Our team values the scientific contributions from every single member of the lab. Our lab is committed to create an environment where every member is encouraged to propose new scientific ideas and thoughts that will be fully considered, thoroughly discussed, and scientifically explored. We truly believe that great scientific breakthrough comes from everyone!
Another research philosophy of the lab is to “learning as much as possible from the nature by leaning on technology!”. With this philosophy, we are interested in leveraging baseline genetic differences including sexual dimorphism phenotypes and sex-independent genetic diversity to understand differential pathophysiological states associated with Aging, CKD, and Sickle Cell Nephropathy (SCN).
Our mission and vision
Our lab mission is to make an important impact in the field of kidney physiopathology and mentor the next generation of renal physiologists that incorporate in their approach to physiological research genome technologies. Our lab provides to trainees the experience in performing well-designed experiments that lead to exciting and novel discoveries. Our mission is to provide opportunities to trainees to attend international meetings and communicate their findings within the greater scientific community. We also encourage trainees to think about how to project their scientific work to improve life in their community, a critical mindset that we believe is required to overcome challenges that may line along the way of scientific discovery.
To improve human physiological health status, we envision leveraging:
- “Iron” as the key biological element in our body,
- “Redox Signaling” as the key biological mechanism,
- “Kidney” as a pioneer organ that is at the center of human physiology and interorgan crosstalk!