Division of Nephrology

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Andrey Sorokin, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Research:
Dr. Sorokin's research is focused on mechanisms of initiation and progression of proliferative kidney diseases.  Research in his laboratory is primarily focused on 1) understanding the role of endothelin signaling in hypertension induced nephropathy and proliferative glomerulonephritis; 2) cellular regulation of prostaglandin production with an emphasis on regulation of Cox-2 activity on the level of catalysis by proteins spatially co-localized with the enzyme in its natural environment; 3) elucidation of BK virus entry pathways and prevention of polyomavirus nephropathy after renal transplantation.

Degrees:
MS - St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1977
PhD - Institute of Cytology Academy of Sciences of Russia, 1981                
                   
Postdoctoral:
Cell Biology - Institute of Cytology Academy of Sciences of the Russia, 1980-1985

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