Dr. Xing (PI) and Dr. Simon Watkins (co-I) receive R01 award from NIDDK

Dr. Xing (PI) and Dr. Simon Watkins (co-I) received a R01 award from NIDDK titled Role of the Snail1-Twist-p21 axis on cell cycle arrest and renal fibrosis development.


Kidney fibrosis is slowly-developing, largely irreversible process that accompanies all chronic kidney diseases. The team will use mathematical modeling and quantitative imaging approaches to study how the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and cell cycle program are coupled in kidney epithelial cells that lead to cell cycle arrest under acute kidney injury and subsequent fibrosis development.

Dr. Jianhua Xing Dr. Simon Watkins