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Lab Alumni  
Blythe Shepard
Blythe Shepard, PhD
Blythe was a postdoc in the lab from 2011-2017.  While in the lab, Blythe’s work focused on the role of Olfr1393 in the renal proximal tubule.  She is now an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University:
Niranjan Natarajan
Niranjana Natarajan
Niranjana was a PhD student in the lab from 2012-2016. While in the Pluznick Lab, she worked on the interplay of microbial short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and host SCFA receptors in blood pressure regulation. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in Richard Lee's lab at Harvard University.
Will Aisenberg
Will Aisenberg, Research Technician

Will graduated from the University of Maryland in 2012, and spent two years in the lab working with ORs. He's now a graduate student at Johns Hopkins in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine program.

Ryan Protzko
Ryan Protzko, Research Technician

Ryan (aka Pineapple) joined the lab in the summer of 2010 and spent two years in the lab doing research (and origami). He's now a grad student at University of California, Berkeley (still doing research and origami).

Tori Gillam
Tori Gillam
Summer Student

Tori Gillam was a summer student in the lab through the SARE program in both 2016 and 2017, and is now a student at Howard University (class of 2021).
Omar Acres
Omar Acres, PhD

Omar obtained his PhD from Tulane University in 2011 where he studied the regulation of the intra-renal renin-angiotensin system in the proximal tubule of the kidney (the most important organ in the body). Omar worked in the Pluznick Lab the summer and fall of 2012, and attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine (class of 2015).

Summer Students  
Chris Claypool summer of 2016
Wennie Sansing summer of 2012
Danny Gergen, Undergraduate summer of 2011




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