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Research Training


​Current Postdoctoral Trainees

​Erika Allred
Hometown: Reno, NV
Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno
Current Research: Pediatric transplant patient outcomes and genomics of kidney disease. My current project evaluates the genomic overlap of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract system and congenital heart disease.
Current Funding: National Institutes of Health- T32 Training Grant
Why Nephrology: The abundance of critical care medicine and the complex pathophysiology of the renal system.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: International travel, the beach, Pilates and spin, wine enthusiast.
Plans After Postdoctoral Training: Continue my work in a pediatric academic setting with ongoing research and outreach in genomic medicine.

​Christine Bakhoum
Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Current Research: Blood pressure patterns in children with CKD
Current Funding: National Institutes of Health- T32 Training Grant
Why Nephrology: I enjoy the longterm relationships we develop with children who have kidney disease, often taking care of them as infants on dialysis and seeing them through transplant. The kidney pathology we see is vast and I learn something new from each case!
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Singing, swimming, hiking with my husband and two boys
Plans after postdoctoral training: I aspire to work as a clinical investigator in pediatric nephrology.

​Lindsay Miller
Hometown: Tualatin, Oregon
Graduate Program: Epidemiology, Oregon State University
Current Research: The relationship between kidney tubule injury and dysfunction with cognitive function and frailty in older adults.
Current Funding: National Institutes of Health- F32 Training Grant
Why Nephrology: I was fascinated by the pathophysiology of kidney disease and its relation to varying comorbodities.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, hiking, exercising, watching basketball
Plans after postdoctoral training: Research faculty

Alison Potok
Hometown: Paris, France
Medical School: Université de médecine Paris V René Descartes
Current Research: Aging, Chronic Kidney Disease, ESKD Risk Prediction, Geriatric Nephrology
Current Funding: American Kidney Fund-Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship
Why Nephrology: I had amazing mentors during residency who made me discover how fascinating nephrology is. It is a specialty somewhat similar to internal medicine in the sense that we get to see patients of all ages with a variety of diseases that affect many organs other than the kidneys. Research in nephrology is stimulating and there is a lot to do. I have found outstanding mentors here at UCSD
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Reading, music, piano
Plans after postdoctoral training: Continue doing clinical research and taking care of patients.