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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Ankita Bachhawat Jaykumar
Ph.D. Candidate

E&R Building, Henry Ford Hospital

Role of ALMS1 in NKCC2 endocytosis and NaCl reabsorption in TAL
  1. Jaykumar AB, Caceres PS, Sablabam I, Bakhos TA, Ortiz PA. Real time monitoring of NKCC2 endocytosis by total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2015 Nov 4:ajprenal.00104.2015. PMID: 26538436
  2. Bao J, Bielski E, Bachhawat A, Taha D, Gunther LK, Thirumurugan K, Kitajiri S, Sakamoto T. R1 motif is the major actin-binding domain of TRIOBP-4. Biochemistry. 2013 Aug 6;52(31):5256-64. PMID: 23789641
  3. Bachhawat AJ, Shihabudeen MS, Thirumurugan K. Screening of fifteen Indian ayurvedic plants for alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity and enzyme kinetics.  Int. l J Pharmacy & Pharm Sci. Vol 3, Suppl 4, 2011.
Awards & Honors
  • Marion I. Barnhart Graduate Student Award - Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2015-2016)
  • Kidney Council New Investigator Travel Award to attend and present at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension annual meeting in September 2016
  • American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Grant - Title: Role of ALMS1 in NKCC2 endocytosis and NaCl reabsorption in the thick ascending limb.  (1/1/2016-12/31/2017)
  • Annual Hypertension Conference Travel Award for New Investigators - to attend the 2015 Council of Hypertension - American Heart Association Annual Meeting (September 2015; Washington D.C.


Pablo Ortiz, PhD
  • BS Mount Carmel College
  • MS VIT University