Office: 3501 Terrace St, 731 Salk Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 8162239360

Email: hvk1@pitt.edu

Program: PhD
Track: Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
Advisor: Raman Venkataramanan, PhD

2011-2016: Clinical Scientist Associate
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh

2006 - 2011: Doctor of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

2004 - 2006: Pre-Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

We are interested in studying the effect of nephrectomy and kidney transplantation on the disposition of renally secreted drugs in living kidney donors and renal transplant recipients respectively. Additionally we are also interested in studying the effect of different organ preservation conditions on the secretory capacity of transplanted kidneys. The expression and activity of renal drug transporters will be studied using a transplanted mouse model followed by a clinical PK studies in transplant recipients and donors.