Urinary System Physiology Unit - People
Group Leads and Senior Academics
|Dr Scott S. P. Wildman BSc PhD FASN FHEA||Dr Claire M. Peppiatt-Wildman BSc PhD||Dr Stephen Kelley
BA BSc PhD
|Dr Ruey-Leng Loo
BPharm PhD MRSC
Mrs Natasha Kurtiss
Tash is an MD student in the Urinary System Physiology Unit. She works with Dr. Scott Wildman and Professor Jonathon Duckett (Medway NHS Trust) investigating the bladder microbiome in OAB patients.
Mrs Aswini Balachandran
Aswini is an MD student in the Urinary System Physiology Unit. She works with Dr. Scott Wildman and Professor Jonathon Duckett (Medway NHS Trust) investigating urinary tract infections in OAB patients.
Rebecca is a PhD student in the Urinary System Physiology Unit. She is supervised by Dr Claire Peppiatt-Wildman. She is investigating the role of P2X7 ion channels in tubular and vascular renal injury in glomerulonephritis (GN) and hypertension5.
Louise is trying to identify species of bacteria unique to OAB patients which may be causative. We are also investigating the molecular mechanisms of cytokines and ATP signalling which may lead to the associated symptoms of OAB. With this we would like to design a diagnostic test which can distinguish OAB from other disease states with a vision of treating this common disease. She is supervoced by Dr. Scott Wildman.
Kirsti is supervised by Claire Peppiatt-Wildman. Her project aims to develop a new renal model that will incorporate isolated renal structures with microfluidics on a chip. The model will then be used in conjunction with existing renal models to investigate the role of inflammatory signalling pathways in renal disease
Miss Holly Courtneidge (jointly affiliated)
Holly is a PhD student in the Urinary System Physiology Unit. She is supervised by Dr Claire Peppiatt-Wildman and Dr Andrew Hall (UCL). Holly is elucidating mechanisms of drug nephrotoxicity.
Mr Gary Mabbutt
Gary obtained a first-class honours degree in Biochemistry from London Metropolitan University in 2013. His PhD project utilises the live kidney slice model developed in our group, in combination with imaging techniques, to determine the cellular mechanisms of lithium-induced nephrotoxicity. Gary is co-supervised by Drs Mike Delaney and Chris Farmer (consultant nephrologists) at Kent Canterbury Hospital.