September 20, 2023

Congratulations to DOCTOR Hannah Pellegrini for successfully defending her dissertation and becoming a PhD !!
Hannah's dissertation title is "Role and Regulation of C-terminal Cleavage Fragments of Polycystin-1" and her work was recently published as a first-authored paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Photos the kidney cake (before/after) attached. Nobody ever eats the ureter!
KetoCitra cocktails were a hit thanks to former star bar mixer Dr. Jacob Torres.


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August 15, 2023

Pellegrini H, Sharpe EH, Liu G, Nishiuchi E, Doerr N, Kipp KR, Chin T, Schimmel MF, Weimbs T. Cleavage fragments of the C-terminal tail of polycystin-1 are regulated by oxidative stress and induce mitochondrial dysfunction. J Biol Chem. 2023 :105158 (Online ahead of print)

June 20, 2023

Breaking Through: Advancing medicine by way of research

UC Santa Barbara Magazine, Spring/Summer 2023

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January 28, 2023

Congratulations to the following undergraduate students in the Weimbs lab for being awarded URCA (Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities) grants for their research projects on polycystic kidney disease in the lab: Thomas Evans, Kareena Johnson, Reece Foehr, Cynthia Dharmawan, Sage Patel, Deeyana Roshanzear

November 25, 2022

RESET-PKD: A pilot trial on short-term ketogenic interventions in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 

Simon Oehm, Konstantin Steinke, Johannes Schmidt, Sita Arjune, Polina Todorova, Christoph Lindemann, Fabian Wöstmann, Franziska Meyer, Florian Siedek, Thomas Weimbs,  Roman-Ulrich Müller, Franziska Grundmann




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November 10, 2022

UCSB News Release on the presentation of the first results of the KETO-ADPKD clinical trial at the American Society for Nephrology annual conference.

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November 02, 2022

Our paper on the Ren.Nu dietary intervention program for polycystic kidney disease is the very top viewed article in the journal.

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July 22, 2022

Congratulations to all co-authors!
Our latest paper was just published in PNAS, titled "Restoration of atypical protein kinase C ζ function in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease ameliorates disease progression."

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Researchers examine the role of low-carb/low-sugar diets in warding off polycystic kidney disease
June 07, 2022

Fighting PKD at the Dinner Table: Researchers examine the role of low-carb/low-sugar diets in warding off polycystic kidney disease

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May 22, 2022

By Sonia Fernandez

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 14:45

Santa Barbara, CA


UC Santa Barbara molecular biologist Thomas Weimbs, left, recently welcomed Glenn Frommer, right, to the campus as the latter whizzed through Santa Barbara on a 5,300 mile Ride for PKD. The Weimbs Lab was one of the stops on this ambitious bicycle odyssey to raise awareness and research funding to find a treatment for polycystic kidney disease, which affects 600,000 Americans and more than 12.4 million people globally.

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