Featured Researcher: Robert Hoover (Renal Medicine)

Robert Hoover, Jr., MD

Robert Hoover, Jr., MD

Meet Featured Researcher Robert Hoover, Jr., MD. Dr. Hoover is an associate professor of medicine in the Emory Division of Renal Medicine (Nephrology) who studies the regulation of thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride (rNCC) co-transporters in various models of hypertension. His lab currently examines the intracellular mechanisms by which aldosterone and angiotensin regulate rNCC, with the goal of increasing our understanding of the mechanisms that cause hypertension. Hopefully, this knowledge will lead to improved treatment and quality of life for patients affected by kidney disorders.

Learn more about Dr. Hoover and his research in the article “Ion Transporters in the Kidney.”

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Emory Department of Medicine
Emory Department of Medicine

The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine’s medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care.

The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.

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