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Nina Jones, PhD

Award: KRESCENT New Investigator Award
Institution: University of Guelph
Year: 2008-2011

Dr. Nina Jones is a new investigator at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Injury to the basic blood filtration unit (glomerulus) of the kidney is one of the leading causes of kidney disease. She is investigating protein interactions in the kidney and is particularly interested in the signalling pathways that are regulated by nephrin, a central component of the kidney filtration barrier. Her research will contribute to our knowledge of the molecular basis of normal kidney development and help identify new molecular targets for therapies that could be used to potentially slow and reverse kidney disease.