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Christian Agosto-Burgos Provides COVID-19 Education in Univision Interview

February 15, 2021

Christian Agosto-Burgos, a PhD candidate, was featured in Univision 40 North Carolina interviews about COVID-19. He explained to Spanish-speaking audiences how natural and vaccine-mediated immunity are different, why individuals develop the disease more than once, and why it is important to receive the two doses of the vaccine. Agosto-Burgos is pursuing his PhD in pathobiology … Read more

Donna Bunch

October 14, 2020

Donna Bunch, PhD Donna Bunch’s research focuses on dissecting the role of B cells and the autoantibodies they produce in autoimmune diseases affecting the kidney. She investigates the immune dysregulation that triggers production of pathogenic autoantibodies and how these autoantibodies interact with immune cells (B cells, neutrophils, monocytes and dendritic cells) to generate microparticles or … Read more

Magdalene Assimon

October 13, 2020

Magdalene Assimon, PharmD, PhD Dr. Assimon’s current research focuses on using administrative claims data and electronic health care record (EHR) data to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medications commonly used by maintenance dialysis patients. She hopes to translate her medication-related research findings into quality improvement initiatives and policies that promote safe and effective medication … Read more

Charles Jennette

September 25, 2020

J. Charles Jennette, MD Dr. Jennette’s current research focuses on inflammatory vascular disease (vasculitis and glomerulonephritis) caused by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA), which are a major cause for the most common form of aggressive glomerulonephritis and systemic small vessel vasculitis in adults. In collaboration with Dr. Hong Xiao and Dr. Peiqi Hu, he utilizes animal … Read more