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Announcing the ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship and Early-Career Researcher Awardees

The ISN-KI Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Award recognizes outstanding research in basic and clinical science published in Kidney International (KI) in 2022.

The ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship, designed for early-career kidney care professionals, provides training opportunities for reviewing and evaluating manuscripts and managing editorial responsibilities for a world-renowned nephrology journal. The Editorial Fellows will train with the KI editorial team from October 2023-2025.

The ISN-KI Early-Career Researchers and Editorial Fellows will be recognized at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2023 in the “Editors’ Pick of ISN Journals: KI and KIR session” on Saturday, April 1, 2023, 08:30-10:00 Bangkok time.

The ISN-KI ECR Basic Science winners are:

Keiichi Kaneko (Japan)

Lineage Tracing Analysis Defines Erythropoietin-producing Cells as a Distinct Subpopulation of Resident Fibroblasts With Unique Behaviors

Dr. Keiichi Kaneko is a nephrologist and assistant professor in the Department of Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.

Jia Fu (USA)

The Single-cell Landscape of Kidney Immune Cells Reveals Transcriptional Heterogeneity in Early Diabetic Kidney Disease

Dr. Jia Fu is a tenure track assistant professor and researcher in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The ISN-KI ECR Clinical Science winners are:

Anthony Batte (Uganda)

Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin is Elevated in Children With Acute Kidney Injury and Sickle Cell Anemia, and Predicts Mortality

Dr. Anthony Batte is a lecturer and pediatric nephrologist at the Child Health and Development Center, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda.

Jan Klocke (Germany)

Urinary Single-cell Sequencing Captures Kidney Injury and Repair Processes in Human Acute Kidney Injury

Dr. Jan Klocke is a clinician scientist at the Department of Nephrology and Intensive Care at Charité University in Berlin, Germany.


The ISN-KI Editorial Fellows are:

Isabelle Ayoub (USA)

Dr. Isabelle Ayoub (USA) is a board-certified nephrologist and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She is the director of the Nephrology Clinical Trials Unit at OSU.

Eugene Chan (Hong Kong)

Dr. Eugene Yu-hin Chan is a pediatric nephrologist at the Paediatric Nephrology Centre, Hong Kong Children’s Hospital, Hong Kong.

Muzamil Olamide Hassan (Nigeria)

Dr. Muzamil Olamide Hassan is a lecturer and consultant nephrologist at the Obafemi Awolowo University Medical School and Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is an honorary lecturer in the Nephrology Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Verónica Miguel (Spain)

Dr. Verónica Miguel is a postdoc researcher in the immunobiology laboratory at the Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre in Madrid, Spain.

Christoph Kuppe (Germany)

Dr. Kuppe is a physician-scientist in the Nephrology Department at the University Clinic of the North Rhine-Westphalia Technical University of Aachen, Germany, and principal investigator at the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Systems Biology in Aachen. He is a board-certified physician for internal medicine and nephrology.

Griffith Perkins (Australia)

Dr. Griffith Perkins is an early-career researcher from Adelaide, South Australia, with a background in the lab and expertise in experimental and clinical immunology.

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