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Dr Andy Salmon

Dr Andy Salmon

Dr Andy Salmon
BSc, MB,ChB(Bristol), MRCP(RCP), PhD(Bristol)

Research Fellow

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University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Research summary

Healthy kidneys are exceptional filters. They keep blood cells and almost all large proteins (like albumin) in the blood, and filter waste products into the urine. In many forms of kidney disease, this filtration becomes inefficient, and large proteins like albumin enter the urine. This damages the kidneys, and is linked to diseases of other blood vessels, e.g. heart attacks. We are working to understand how kidneys keep albumin in the blood, how this process fails in kidney disease, aiming to find new ways to treat kidney diseases by restoring the kidney's normal filtration processes.

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Biography

Andy Salmon trained in clinical medicine at the University of Bristol, graduating in 1998. Junior doctor posts in general medicine in the South West of England, Nottingham and New Zealand were followed by a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship in the Microvascular Research Laboratories in the Department of Physiology in Bristol, leading to a PhD examining intrinsic regulation of glomerular permeability. He undertook a Clinical Lectureship in Nephrology at the Academic Renal Unit in Bristol, alongside Specialist Registrar training in Nephrology. He took up a Medical Research Council and Academy of Medical Sciences-funded Clinician Scientist Fellowship in December 2009, based ...

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Selected publications

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