Research at FAU 2016/17
Rhys Evans

Visiting Partner: Rhys Evans

Home Institution: UCL

Host Institution: FAU

Rotation and Time: TRENAL Visiting Researcher 2016

“I am hugely grateful to the TRENAL Program for the opportunity to spend time in Erlangen over the last 6 months. For my research project I am investigating the effect of sodium on immunity, in particular the adaptive T cell response, important in both native renal inflammation and transplant rejection. During my time here, I have not only been able to significantly increase my own sodium intake, but I have also had the wonderful opportunity of learning sodium MRI from investigators that pioneered this technique for quantifying tissue sodium stores. We are now establishing this in London as part of our ongoing collaboration”