Jeff M. Sands, MD
Year elected: 1994
Current membership category: Senior
Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine
Emory Univ Sch of Medicine
1639 Pierce Drive, NE
WMB Rm 3313
Atlanta, GA 30322-0001
United States of America
Phone: 404-727-2525
Facsimile: 404-727-3425

Biographical statement

Dr. Sands’ research is directed at understanding the physiology of urea transport proteins, the renal inner medulla, and the urine concentrating mechanism.  Current research projects are focused on defining the molecular physiology of urea transporters since urea transport is a key component in the urine concentrating mechanism.  These studies use rat and mouse models of abnormal concentrating and diluting ability, including genetically engineered mice.  Dr. Sands uses a combination of isolated perfused tubule studies to measure urea transport, antibodies to measure changes in the amount, location, phosphorylation, or localization of the urea transport proteins, and Northern analysis and real-time PCR to measure changes in mRNA, and surface biotinylation and confocal microscopy to measure changes in the subcellular localization of urea transporters.

Institutional affiliations

Susan M. Wall, MD is the representative at this institution.



Positions held

Division/Section Chair