Training

The Moe lab is committed to biomedical education with teaching activities for medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Moe is involved with teaching on and off campus at the national and international levels and has received teaching awards on several occasions. In UT Southwestern, he received several teaching awards on campus over the years.

At the laboratory bench, we accept summer students, and house staff on elective time, but the bulk of the trainees are post-doctoral fellows - both MD’s and PhD’s from the USA as well as international graduates. The post-doctoral fellow is at the center of the focused training designed to help launch an independent career as an investigator. The projects are question-driven and not technique-based. In addition to bench training, the post-docs will be groomed in scientific communications skill, specifically public speaking, and manuscript and grant writing. One feature of former Moe lab trainees is that there is a large proportion of them in academic careers or science-related position in the industry.

 

Trainee Name

Degree

Training Period

Research project

Current Position

1.

Horie, Shigeo

MD

7/88-6/91

Regulation of Na/H exchanger in renal epithelia by acid

Professor & Chairman of Urology, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

2.

Yamaji, Yasuyoshi

MD

7/91-7/94

Early response genes and tyrosine signaling pathways by acid

Associate Prof,  Keio University, Chief of Nephrology, Saitama Social Insurance Hospital, Japan

3.

Melnick, Joel

MD

7/91-6/95

Regulation of citrate transport and metabolism

Scientist, Industry (Cytochroma), Toronto, Canada

4.

Amemiya, Morimasa

MD

7/92-6/95

Regulation and cloning of NHE-3 from OKP cells

Associate Professor of Medicine, Jichi Medical School, Japan

5.

Tank, Julia

MD

7/92-6/95

Characterization of the proximal tubule renin system

Private Practice, Portland, OR

6.

Chu, John

MD

8/93-6/95

Regulation of NHE3 by endothelin

Professor of Medicine, National Taiwan University

7.

Wiederkehr, Michael

MD

7/94-12/97

Acute regulation of NHE3 by protein kinases

Associate Professor Medicine. Texas A&M University, Dallas, TX

8.

Zhao, Hui

MD, PhD

9/95-12/96

Acute regulation of NHE3

Private Practice, Phoenix, AR

9.

Ambühl, Patrice

MD

1/95-9/97

Regulation of NHE3 by acid, glucocorticoids, and tonicity.

Professor of Medicine University Zurich, Chief of Nephrology, Waid Kanstonspital, Zurich, Switzerland

10.

Collazo, Roberto

MD

7/96-6/99

Acute regulation of NHE3 by parathyroid hormone

Dallas Nephrology Associates, Renal Fellowship Director, Methodist Hospital,  Dallas TX

11.

Fan, Lingzhi

PhD

7/97-6/99

Acute regulation of NHE3 by dopamine

Research Scientist, Dept. of Surgery, University Toronto

12.

Quinones, Henry

MD

7/98-6/01

Regulation of proximal tubule dopamine metabolism

Professor Internal  Medicine, University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

13

Aruga, Seiji

MD

7/96-6/99

Cloning and regulation of the dicarboxylate transporter

Associate Prof of Urology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

14.

Hu, Ming-Chang

MD, PhD

3/99-2/02

Acute regulation of NHE3 trafficking

Associate Prof of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

15.

Geng, Weidong

MD, PhD

12/00-6/02

Cloning and characterization of soluble adenylyl cyclase

Scientist, Industry, Dallas TX

16.

Wang, Zenglu

PhD

7/01-6/05

Soluble adenylyl cyclase

Associate Professor of Pharmacology. 4th Military University, Xian, China

17.

Di Sole, Francesca

PhD

7/01-6/03

Acute regulation of NHE3

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IO

18.

Zou, Lixian

MD, PhD

7/02-6/04

Protein intake and kidney stone risk

Private Practice, Phoenix AZ

19.

Fuster, Daniel

MD

7/02-6/06

Biophysics of acute regulation of NHE3. Distal renal tubular acidosis

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, University Bern, Switzerland.

20.

Maalouf, Naim

MD

7/02-6/05

Uric acid nephrolithiasis. Dietary protein and stones risk

Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

21.

Cameron, Mary Ann

MD

7/03-6/06

Insulin Resistance and uric acid nephrolithiasis

Private Practice. Tulsa, OK

22.

Bobulescu, Alexandru

MD

7/03-6/07

Lipotoxicity and insulin resistance. Acute regulation of NHE3

Associate Professor Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

23.

Gisler, Serge

PhD

2/04-8/04

Protein-protein interaction in membrane transporters

Senior Scientist, Abbott Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

24.

Atef, Ali

MD

7/04-6/07

Calcium nephrolithiasis

Private Practice, Dallas, TX

25.

Bonny, Olivier

MD, PhD

8/04-10/07

Regulation of renal calcium transport. Protein-protein interaction of transporters

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology, University Lausanne

26.

Capalongo, Giovanna

MD

8/09-4/10

Nephrolithiasis and metabolic syndrome

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology. Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

27.

Sour-Brothers, Sherry

PhD

8/09-7/10

Hypocitraturia and nephrolithiasis in topiramate treatment,

Research Outcomes Manager. American Heart Association

28.

Blanco, Francisco

PhD

0/11-12/11

Physicochemical basis of calcium phosphate stones

Non-scientific position, Industry, Hamburg, Germany

29.

Schaffhauser, Daniel

PhD

1/12-12/12

Electrophysiologic assays of Na+/H+ exchange

Non-scientific position, Industry, Zurich, Switzerland

30.

Zhang, Dihua

MD

1/11-2/13

Mineral metabolism and chronic kidney disease

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

31.

Scanni, Roberto

PhD

9/12-4/13

Interaction between vitamin D and phosphate

Scientist, Industry. Naples, Italy.

32.

Ravikumar, Priya

PhD

7/11-12/13

Klotho and oxidative damage

Science writer, Philadelphia, PA

33.

Zechner, Christoph

MD PhD

7/12-7/14

Intestinal-renal endocrine network

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

34.

Taniguchi, Masatomo

MD

8/13-6/15

Uremic cardiomyopathy

Assistant Professor of Medicine. Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan

36.

Neyra, Javier

MD

7/14-6/16

Acute kidney injury

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of  Kentucky

37.

de Noojier, Aline

Med student

5/16-8/16

Animal model of magnesium deficiency

Student, Radboud University Medical Center

38.

Mescia, Federica

MD

9/15- 7/16

Phosphate metabolism

Post-doctoral Fellow, Oxford University

39.

Ferré, Silvia

PhD

12/14-7/19

ER stress and acute kidney injury; Magnesium metabolism

Patient Network Operations Director, National Kidney Foundation

40.

Xu, Richie

MD

5/14-6/16

Mineral metabolism

Resident, Internal Medicine, Bridgepoint Hospital/Yale University, New Haven

41.

Prado, Victor

MD

4/16-6/17

Acute kidney injury

Resident in Internal Medicine,

Cook County Hospital, Chicago

42.

Ronner, Demi

Med student

4/17-7/17

Animal model of magnesium deficiency

Student, Radboud University Medical Center

43.

Bosmen, Willem

Biology student

3/18-12/18

Magnesium-Klotho interaction

Student, Radboud University Medical Center

44.

Suassuna, Paulo

MD

1/17-12/17

FGF21 in chronic kidney disease

Assistant Professor Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

45

Deisl, Christine

PhD

7/16- present 

Metabolic cardiomyopathy

Still in training

46.

Minh, Vincent

Premed

Student

2/19-7/19

Kidney stones and aging

Student. UTSW Medical School

47.

Verbueken, Devin

Biology student

2/20-7/20

Antibody therapy of FGF23 diseases

Student, Radboud University Medical Center