Welcome to our lab

The focus of our research group is to use mathematical modeling techniques to better understand aspects of renal physiology. In particular, we are interested in the efficiency and synergy of various mechanisms of renal hemodynamics. We work with physiologists to formulate detailed models of the renal hemodynamics. Model simulations and predictions are then used to better understand hemodynamic mechanisms in physiological and pathophysiological conditions.


  • Dr. Austin Baird joined our lab. Austin received his PhD from UNC Chape Hill, and will work on peristalsis and fluid dynamics [September 1, 2014]

  • Congratulations to Dr. Hwayeon Ryu for having successfully defended her PhD thesis!! [April 7, 2014]

  • Congratulations to Dr. John Sgouralis for having successfully defended his PhD thesis!! John will start a postdoctoral position at NIMBioS in September. [March 19, 2014]

  • Dr. Anita Layton talks about undergraduate education and research in this YouTube video. [November 19, 2013]

  • Our lab has received a $1.39 million award from the Joint DMS/NIGMS initiative. This four-year award, beginning September 2013, will support our work with co-PI Tom Pannabecker (Department of Physiology, U of Arizona) to conduct a comparative study on the urine concentrating mechanism of the kidneys of desert and non-desert rodent. [September 15, 2013]