Associate Professor in Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation

Michelle L. Gumz, PhD

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Dr. Michelle Gumz is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation in the Department of Medicine at the College of Medicine. Dr. Gumz is interested in the clinical implications of circadian rhythms in human health, particularly kidney function.  The Gumz laboratory is investigating the role of the circadian clock in the kidney. The focus is on the regulation of sodium transport in the kidney, which is critical to the control of blood pressure as well as to overall cardiovascular health.

Dr. Gumz has mentored an astounding 7 University Scholars starting in 2013 and continues to mentor today. Her lab also includes a number of other undergraduates as seen in the photo below.

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