2021 Integrated Pilot Grant Awardees

Congratulations to Drs. Vipul Chitalia and Vijaya Kolachalama on their recent Pilot Grant Awards. 

Vipul C. Chitalia, MD, PhD

Modeling the Anemia Elicited by Chronic Kidney Disease in Zebrafish

The goal of this research is to uncover how the interplay between microRNAs and uremic solutes orchestrate the responsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) in chronic kidney disease (CKD). To this end, this project will model the anemia of CKD using zebrafish embryos as a model system

Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD

Prediction of Knee Pain Using Ultrasound Imaging and Machine Learning

This project (in collaboration with Dr. Juan-Pablo Lopez-Zertuche Ortiz, Dr. Eugene Kissin, and Dr. David Felson) proposes to develop advanced machine learning approaches that can process ultrasound images to predict knee pain.