Verónica Miguel

Verónica Miguel

ISN-KI Editorial Fellow

The ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship, designed for early career kidney care professionals, provides training opportunities for reviewing and critically evaluating manuscripts and managing editorial responsibilities within the context of a world-renowned nephrology journal. The Editorial Fellows will train alongside the Kidney International (KI) editorial team from October 2023-2025.

Dr. Verónica Miguel is currently a postdoc researcher in the immunobiology laboratory at the Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre in Madrid, Spain. She completed her PhD at the Center for Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa” (Spain), receiving the highest honors, including the Extraordinary PhD Award from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has been dedicated to investigating the metabolic alterations underlying chronic kidney disease, demonstrating that the enhancement of fatty acid oxidation protects against the development of renal fibrosis. She also identified new miRNAs involved in renal fibrosis directly related with the regulation of redox and metabolic pathways.

Dr. Miguel’s research training has included four stays in the USA, in laboratories of Alabama, Yale, Pennsylvania, and Harvard Universities. In 2021, she joined Dr. Kramann’s laboratory at the Clinical Hospital of Aachen University, supported by a postdoctoral FEBS Long-Term fellowship, where she has developed novel techniques enabling the study of metabolism in renal organoids. She now aims to decipher the metabolic rewiring of new critical cell types in organ fibrosis.

The ISN-KI Editorial Fellows will be acknowledged in the Editors’ Pick of ISN Journals: KI and KIR session taking place Saturday, April 1, 2023, 08:30-10:00 Bangkok time, in MR 110 ABC.