Publication by second-year PhD student David Walker

Dave Walker, our second-year student rep has a publication out - see more here.

The paper explores the cellular signalling pathways that permit glucocorticoids and insulin to stimulate Na+ transport within cortical collecting duct cells.  The authors discovered that both glucocorticoids and insulin regulate Na+ retention via expression of serum glucocorticoid
kinase 1 (SGK1) through two distinct physiological mechanisms.

The paper has also been highlighted in a recent editorial too, here. You may recognise a reference to a certain piece of work by JRR Tolkein...

Dave, who's also helped with the organisation of the EASTBIO 2016 Symposium, twits at djw23_MOB