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Fall Science Symposium

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Gottwald Center for the Sciences, Atrium and Auditorium
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Communicating Science to the Public and its Impact on Federal Funding 
Faculty Panel/Brown Bag Lunch 
Anita Layton, Duke University; Brenda Thomas, Director of Grant Support; Jerry Gilfoyle, Professor of Physics; Todd Lookingbill, Associate Professor of Geography
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Westhampton College Living Room

Student Poster Presentations
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gottwald Atrium

Hear from 90 student researchers on their project that have been conducted this past summer.

Unraveling Kidney Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics: A Modeling Approach
Keynote presentation by Dr. Anita T. Layton
Robert R. and Katherine B. Penn Professor of Mathematics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
4:45–5:45 p.m.
Gottwald Auditorium

The kidney not only filters metabolic wastes and toxins from the body, but it also regulates the body's water balance, electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance, blood pressure, and blood flow. Despite intense research, aspects of kidney functions remain incompletely understood. I will discuss how our group uses mathematical modeling techniques to address a host of previously unanswered questions in renal physiology and pathophysiology: Why is the mammalian kidney so susceptible to hypoxia, despite receiving ~25% of the cardiac output? What are the mechanisms underlying the development of acute kidney injury in a patient who has undergone cardiac surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass? What is the effect of inhibiting sodium-glucose transport, a novel treatment for reducing renal glucose update in diabetes, on renal NaCl transport and oxygen consumption?

Presented by the Integrated and Inclusive Science Program

Contact: Michael Kerckhove