Nitin Kumar interview - July New Investigator of the month
Join us in congratulating our July 2017 ISH New Investigator of the month, Nitin Kumar, PhD., Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hypertension and Vascular Research Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
Nitin Kumar is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hypertension and Vascular Research Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
His research strengths are in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and animal physiology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Oscar A. Carretero, he is studying the mechanisms of cardio- and reno-protective effects by the naturally-occurring small peptide named N-Acetyl-Seryl-Aspartyl-Proline (Ac-SDKP) and its precursor peptide thymosin b4 in hypertension-induced end organ damage. Ac-SDKP is a natural substrate for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) and ACE inhibitor treatment increases plasma and urinary Ac-SDKP concentration 4-6 folds.
His future aim is to focus on the renovascular genetic and molecular mechanisms contributing to high blood pressure-induced vascular and organ damage.
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