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Scott Harvey, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey Miner
Award: KRESCENT Fellowship
Institution: Washington University
Year: 2007-2009

Dr. Scott Harvey will complete his post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey Miner in the Renal Division of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. His research will explore the importance of microRNAs in kidney development and function. MicroRNAs are regulatory molecules that act to dampen or silence gene expression. Dr. Harvey will identify microRNAs present in the kidney and disrupt their actions using genetic strategies. His work may lead to the discovery of new pathways that are disrupted in certain kidney diseases, and in doing so, point to new therapeutic targets.