Minnie M. Sarwal

Stanford University, USA

Minnie M. Sarwal received her M.B.B.S. degree from Calcutta Medical College (Calcutta, India) in 1985, was awarded a Diploma in Child Health (D.C.H.) in 1989, became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.) in 1990, and received her Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics from Christ's College at Cambridge University, UK, in 1995, having been advised by Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner. After serving as a Senior Lecturer of pediatric nephrology at Guy's Hospital in London, UK, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Stanford University (1997). Since her promotion in 2003, she has served as an Associate Professor of pediatrics at Stanford University (Stanford, Calif, USA). She is an active Member of the Pediatric Renal Transplant Clinical Program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto, Calif, USA), in addition to conducting the major thrust of clinical and basic science translational research within the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, focusing on the molecular and immunological bases of renal transplant dysfunction. Among her contributions to the transplant community is the development and implementation of the first steroid-free immunosuppression protocol for pediatric renal transplant recipients, sparing those patients significant, dose-related morbidity including osseous, cardiovascular, metabolic complications, body disfigurement, and growth retardation associated with chronic corticosteroid therapy. In addition, she has also led the transplant field in genomics and proteomics research and was the first to identify significant molecular heterogeneity in transplant rejection, which defines clinical and prognostic differences in transplant patient outcomes.

Biography Updated on 20 July 2009

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