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Research in Progress | Chicago KUH FORWARD

When: Monday, December 18, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Where: Online
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Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Terri Fraterrigo  

Group: Chicago KUH FORWARD

Category: Training, Lectures & Meetings


The December 18th Research in Progress will be given by two Chicago KUH FORWARD trainees:

Megan Larmore is a PhD candidate in the Driskill Graduate Program of Life Sciences at Northwestern University and mentored by Dr. Paul DeCaen. Megan’s research focuses on the ion channel, polycystic kidney disease type 2 gene (PKD2), and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). She will share her current work on development of a synthetic approach to polycystin ion channel biophysics. Additionally, she will share insights from her training on single particle cryo-electron microscopy. 

Jordan Vellky, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Don Vander Griend at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vellky investigates the role of stem cell transcription factor SOX2 in the development and progression of benign prostatic disease. She will share her current work on the regulation of SOX2 through the IGF1R-AKT pathway in prostate epithelial cells and prostatic disease.


Research in Progress is held virtually and open to the Chicago KUH FORWARD research community.

Zoom Meeting ID: 925 8086 3612 


About Chicago KUH FORWARD

Chicago Kidney Urology Hematology Network FOR City-Wide ReseArch TRaining and Career Development (Chicago KUH FORWARD) is an interdisciplinary training program for pre- and post-doctoral level scientists across Chicago pursuing a career in basic, translational, or clinical research in the fields of kidney, benign urologic, or benign hematologic diseases. Chicago KUH FORWARD integrates interdisiplinary KUH training across six leading medical research instutions including Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Rush University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University at Chicago, and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. Chicago KUH FORWARD is supported by NIDDK U2CDK129917 and TL1DK132769. For more information contact or visit

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