The pilot and feasibility studies proposed by exceptional and promising young investigators in each of these three focus areas will interact with the Research Cores to form the basis for future investigator-initiated applications.

P&F Project: Albumin Endocytosis Network – Dr. Elif Erkan (PI)

Aim 1. To characterize molecular networks that drive albumin endocytosis.

Aim 2. To determine the utility of urinary albumin receptor shedding as a biomarker of early diabetic nephropathy