Carolina Añazco, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
B-3124 Medical Center North (Lab)
1161 21st Avenue South
B-3113 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN
Lab Phone
(615) 343-4684

Carolina was born in Puerto Montt, Chile. Carolina holds a professional degree in biochemistry and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Universidad Austral de Chile where she investigated the role of V2 vasopressin receptor in nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. Carolina is a recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship award from the Chilean national commission for scientific and technological research (CONICYT) to study the cellular volume regulation by heterotrimeric G proteins coupled to TASK-2 potassium channels in renal proximal tubule cells at the Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Valdivia, Chile.  Carolina joined Dr Vanacore’s group as a postodoctoral fellow to investigate the role of extracellular matrix proteins in glomerulosclerosis. In particular, her research focuses in the role of lysyl oxidases isoenzymes in the formation of covalent crosslinks in collagen IV, the main component of the glomerular basement membranes in kidney.